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The 10 Best Automatic Transmission Cars Of 2022

Well, with the number of cars increasing on the road linearly, the traffic jams have become even more prominent. This not just means more travel time but also a leg day for your left leg (If you drive a manual). Hence, people have started preferring automatic vehicles. And this is the reason almost all the cars sold in the country come with an option for automatic transmission to choose from. So, with many cars offering automatics, which one is the best? Or which one stands out in the crowd? Let’s have a look at the 10 such cars.

  1. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

    Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
    Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

    We’ll start with Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. Why K10, you may ask? And to answer that, we’d like to state the price of the vehicle. As Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 costs about Rs. 5.55 Lakhs (ex-showroom), this makes the K10 the most affordable automatic vehicle in the country.

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    That said, the Alto K10 comes with a 5-speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission). Hence Alto K10 is also among the best vehicles for the city as it is compact and can zip in and out of tight spots easily.

  2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
    The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    The Indian automotive giant Maruti Suzuki is on top when it comes to vehicle sales. And the primary focus of the carmaker is mileage. Well, this is exactly why Maruti Suzuki Dzire is on the list.

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    Maruti Suzuki Dzire, with the Maruti’s version of AMT, is the most efficient made-in-India vehicle. Talking about numbers, ARAI claims that the Dzire with AMT box has a mileage of about 24.1kmpl. These figures are even higher than the manual counterpart.

  3. Nissan Magnite

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    Nissan Magnite

    The next on the list is the Nissan Magnite. Additionally, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magite both have a similar engine and transmission combo. Meaning one cannot go wrong with either of them. But it is the Nissan Magnite that least the sales figures considering both the sub-compact SUVs.

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    Both cars come with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with an automatic transmission. Also, this is a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that drives the front wheels. This makes the Nissan Magnite the most affordable vehicle with CVT automatic.

  4. Hyundai i20 N-Line

    Hyundai i20 N-Line
    Hyundai i20 N-Line

    Moving on, it is the Hyundai i20 N-line that stands out from the crowd. Why? For one, it comes with a powerful engine and a DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). Not just that, the Hyundai i20 N-line also has a stiffer overall stiffer suspension setup. This makes the vehicle perfect for car enthusiasts.

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    In addition, to the Hyundai i20 N-line can also be tuned further to extract more power and also change the shift times of the gearbox, which are said to be tuned for durability but performance.

  5. Kia Sonet

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    Cars with best automatic transmission / Kia Sonet

    The next on the list also another vehicle from the Korean carmaker, Kia Sonet. Well, why is Kia Sonet on the list? Well, Kia Sonet is the most powerful diesel vehicle in its segment. This is because Kia Sonet comes with a 1.5-litre turbo diesel CRDi engine with a 6-speed TC (Torque Converter).

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    Well, this engine and transmission combo has been tuned similarly to that of the Kia Seltos. This means the car generates peak power of 115ps and 250Nm of maximum torque. With a relatively light vehicle, Kia Sonet is fast. On the contrary, the car also comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol with a DCT similar to the i20.

  6. Honda City

    2020 Honda City
    2020 Honda City

    One of the cars in the Indian automotive industry that is considered to be the benchmark of automatics is the Honda City. Why the benchmark? In the market, Honda City has the smoothest and the most comfortable automatic transmission.

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    Speaking of which, the City comes with a CVT gearbox for convenience. The story doesn’t there. The Honda City with this CVT is among the most efficient vehicles in the segment and the price range.

  7. Skoda Slavia

    Skoda Slavia
    Skoda Slavia

    The German carmaker Volkswagen and its subsidiary Skoda have appointed new techniques to sustain in the Indian automotive market. This is what they call the India 2.0 scheme. This is where both companies will launch cars made and researched in India for India. Out of the bunch of cars from the scheme, Skoda Slavia is one. Hence you cannot go wrong with any of them.

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    The other car that shares the same engine and transmission include Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Virtus and Volkswagen Taigun. Well, all these cars come with two turbo petrol engines to choose from. And both engines come with different automatic transmissions. The 1.0-litre comes with a torque converter, and the 1.5-litre comes with a Volkswagen’s iteration of DCT, the DSG gearbox.

  8. Honda City e-HEV

    Honda City eHEV Powertrain
    Honda City eHEV Powertrain

    Next is Honda City e-HEV. No, we are not repeating the vehicle on the list. Okay, the vehicle is a repeat, but the powertrain and drivetrain are very advanced that it required its spot on the list. Diving into detail, unline the conventional City. This one comes with a strong hybrid setup.

    More about the Honda City e:HEV Hybrid 

    Meaning, it comes with an engine as well as a battery and a motor. Yes, Honda City e-HEV can also drive only on electric power as well as gasoline power. In addition to note is the Honda City e-HEV comes with an engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle for more efficiency. Now coming to the transmission, this City comes with what is called e-CVT. This is essentially a motor that varies the power.

  9. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

    Similar to the vehicle mentioned above, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is also a vehicle that runs a strong hybrid powertrain. Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara gets a 1.5L, strong hybrid petrol engine.

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    This engine is capable of generating max power of 115ps and 122Nm and is paired with an e-CVT gearbox. In addition to that, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder are based on the same platform and offer similar drive and powertrains. So, with the e-CVT both the cars have a smooth drive with no to minimal NVH levels.

  10. Mahindra Thar

    2020 Mahindra Thar

    Up next is the vehicle that is from the Indian auto manufacturer, Mahindra Thar. Mahindra Thar is on the list because it is unique in a different way. Well, for one this is the most affordable vehicle in the country that comes with a 4X4 drivetrain.

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    With that, Mahindra Thar is also the most affordable off-road vehicle with 4X4 and gets an automatic transmission. Speaking of which, Mahindra gets an option of two engines, a turbo petrol and a turbo diesel. Both the engines have an option of 4X4 as well as a torque converter.

So, these were the 10 cars that are among the best for automatic transmission or offer a unique automatic transmission. Let us know in the comment section what you feel are automatic transmissions in the future. Also, do you know which transmission you prefer, automatic or manual?

Utkarsh Bhardwaj
Utkarsh Bhardwaj
Technical Content Strategist at GoMechanic | Big Time Petrolhead with the passion for building cars and driving those beauties.


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