Top 10 Automatic Cars for Sale in the UK

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The reasons why an automatic car may benefit you more than a manual one are numerous. You might be tired of continuously changing the manual clutch frequently or you just prefer to drive automatic cars only.

No matter what reason brings you to choose an automatic car, they still remain a good option to choose from.

Automatic cars are seen as the most complicated cars to use in comparison with manual cars. But, thanks to the advancement of technology and accurate research done, they are becoming more dependable.

Now, a lot of modern automatic cars provide you with a lot of benefits.

With the increase in fuel economy and lowered prices, automatic cars have become cheaper and more reliable. In fact, there has been a major increase in automating cars sold in the UK in the last years. Now one out of every three cars sold is automatic.

An automatic car is ideal for driving around a city area. This is the reason why many people find these types of cars ideal. Although, coming to find the right automatic vehicle is not as easy as it sounds.

In this guide, we help you by specifying what the best automatic cars for sale in the UK are, as well as provide you with important information that comes in handy if you are choosing a car to purchase.

Types of automatic transmissions

Automatic transmission uses fluid to transfer the power of the engine to the gearbox. In most cases, this kind of transmission is less proficient than a manual, but it is easier to change gears.

Automated manual systems change the gear by using electronics. This system has a downside of being slow. It usually allows you to select gears by using the paddles that are located under the steering wheel.

Continuously variable transmission includes a belt that moves around two cones. The cones move individually to change the belt diameter constantly. This helps the engine run at its best. The downside is that these kinds of transmissions can be noisy in some situations.

Dual-clutch automatic is a system where you select a gear you want to use beforehand. Then a transmitter delivers rapid changes. This kind of system is very well organized but might show signs of irregularity at low speeds.

Best automatic cars for sale

10. Kia Picanto 1.25 3 autos (3.9 stars)

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Kia Picanto – 3.9 stars

This car model has become rare for its kind. The reason behind this is that it runs on petrol while all of its competitors are electric or are no longer on the market.

Why this has occurred is because there is not a lot of profit in building petrol cars and also people do not often buy them. This is also one of the main reasons the Kia Picanto automatic car on sale is not found easily.

The car is the cheap model in its class that comes with a standard look equipped with five doors. You can choose between a manual or automatic gearbox and three petrol engines.

There is also another model available, the SUV aping X line version. This version is for people who enjoy a car’s looks over its functionality.

9. Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium auto

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Hyundai i10 – 3.9 stars

The Hyundai I 10 is a good fit if you are looking for a small and cheap type of automatic car for sale. This car is only available with five doors and does not come with a three-door option.

This makes it very practical for the size it comes in. It contains a boot of 252 L which is a plus for running on long miles. Another feature it includes is a three-point seatbelt for added safety.

This feature makes it possible to fit up to five people in the vehicle although the downside to this is that it could get a little cramped in space. You also get to choose from the automatic or manual gearbox.

Inside, the design of the car is not quite the highest quality, but for the price you pay it is decent. 

8. Vauxhall Astra hatchback (4.0 stars)

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Vauxhall Astra – 4.0 stars

The Vauxhall Astra hatchback is an automatic car for sale with a unique appearance. The newest model it’s very spacious and it looks like a lighter car compared to the older models.

The new Astra model is 200 kg lighter thanks to the drastic improvements regarding the fuel economy. The most popular model is the elite NAV trim.

This model is designed with leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and heated seats. Added up, these improvements provide an overall luxury experience.

The elite NAV and ultimate NAV models have an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch infotainment system.

7. Renault Zoe R135 Iconic (4.1 stars)

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Renault Zoe – 4.1 stars

The latest 2019 model of the =Renault Zoe has new changes in appearance and in being more reliable. The new features include a simplified range structure, an increase in power, style changes, and an updated infotainment system.

This automatic car for sale has a battery pack with dual advantages of lowering the vehicle’s centre of gravity and an increase in the interior space it has. This makes the car perfect for driving within the city.

What makes this car reach the top 10 is not only its great updates but the fact that it’s a really smooth and quiet car to drive.

6. Audi A1 30 TFSI 125 Sport S Tronic

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Audi A1 – 4.1 stars

If you are looking for an automatic car for sale that includes a posh badge, the options out there are limited. The Audi A1 provides both. In terms of engine, you have a wide range of choices.

You can choose petrol engines that provide power outputs from 94BHP to 197BHP. In addition to that, you can even choose from an S Tronic automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual.

The models come in Sport, Technik, and S line trim levels. There is also the City Carver model that’s equipped with a raised ride height and exterior body cladding.

The only downside of the Audi A1 is that the traction and changing four-wheel-drive are not available.

5. Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 110 SE DSG

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Skoda Fabia – 4.3 stars

Fabia is not the most budget-friendly car for sale, but it is much cheaper than some of our recent mentions. This automatic car has had an update in the year 2018 in order to make it more reliable.

The update included newly added safety equipment and the removal of its diesel engines. The new model also appears to have some changes in style and appearance.

4. Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 100 ST-Line Powershift

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Ford Fiesta – 4.5 stars

The Ford Fiesta has a stiff competition with cars like the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza. It comes with various features which you can choose from.

They include the classic Ford Fiesta, sportier ST line, or Fiesta ST Hot hatch / OTP which look classier than the other designs. It also offers an active version that resembles a small SUV.

It is equipped with roof rails, ride heights, and black wheel arch extensions. Ford is a good option when you are searching for a good automatic car for sale.

3. Suzuki Ignis

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Suzuki Ignis – 4.7 stars

Not only is this car physically unique, but the Suzuki Ignis is relatively cheap in comparison with other mentioned automatic cars for sale on this list. The model available for the Suzuki Ignis is an SZT trim.

The Suzuki Ignis provides good speed and brilliant MPG figures. You can get 58 MPG with the 1.2 L it is equipped with. Weighing just 865 kg, this automatic car for sale provides you with more miles per tank than an average car.

Although this car is not a style everyone would prefer, it has a great performance while driving.

2. Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95 FR DSG (4.9 stars)

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Seat Ibiza – 4.9 stars

The Seat Ibiza is a great automatic car for sale when it comes to moving around the city. It includes a range of diesel engines and turbocharged petrol, automatic emergency braking, and feature-packed infotainment setup.

The Seat Ibiza comes in different designs from a sporty FR, an entry-level SE, all the way up to Xcellence which is one of the most luxurious automatic models.

Every model includes a big boot and is equipped with five doors. This provides you with a comfortable space.

1. Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95 SE DSG

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Volkswagen Polo – 5 stars

The Volkswagen Polo is a really popular automatic car. Its new model has been refined technologically in comparison with other old models. It’s one of the first supermini cars of its kind to have a wide boot, 25% larger than its old model.

Volkswagen Polo automatic is rated as one of the best cars for sale that has left its buyers satisfied. It is known for features such as a self-parking system, a great adaptive cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof.

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