Not so many years ago, it was quite unusual for a smaller car to come with an automatic gearbox, and generally speaking, they weren’t all that good. But these days, as fewer buyers choose manual gearboxes, automatics have become more popular, even in smaller cars.
With the growing trend for hybrid and automatic cars, more and more new cars will use an automatic gearbox too. So, whether it’s a smaller hatchback, a trendy compact SUV or perhaps an estate car, there are plenty of more compact vehicles available with great automatic gearboxes.
The best used automatic cars available
As we’ve already mentioned, it’s now more common than ever for a small car to be offered with an automatic gearbox, with most manufacturers now offering their smallest vehicles with this option. This includes different bodystyles, as well as hybrid and electric models, though our list still includes plenty of conventional petrol choices.
While the gearboxes in smaller cars are better than they’ve ever been, we do recommend having a test drive to make sure that they suit you and your driving style. Here are our top used small automatic cars available.