It is a matter of fact that luxury cars mostly run on automatic tranny. You can hardly find high-end models such as BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, especially extravagant brands like Rolls-Royce and Bentley equipped with manual gearbox.
The increasing popularity of automatic gearbox on streets nowadays has shown a considerable change in Filipino drivers' preferences for this kind of transmission. Not so long ago, many still believed that automatic vehicles were made just for old ladies and newbie drivers. Some even considered them as a fad. However, with the improvement in technology and the development of society, people have come to recognized the numerous advantages of driving an automatic car.
With this automatic transmission system, amateur drivers will never have to worry about the lumpy, jittered shifting, which usually happens to hand-and-feet coordination. Moreover, automatic vehicles will give you a peace of mind, knowing that you don't have to struggle with clutch control even while being stuck in traffic jam. Last but not least, automatic transmission cars are said to be eco-friendly vehicles as it consumes lower amount of fuel and produces less emission.
Is that enough to inspire you to go for an automatic? If you are still unsure which models are the top picks, let's take a look at our list for 8 of the best automatic cars in the Philippines.
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1. Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Discovery Sport
proves that off-road vehicles should not always run on a manual. Despite owning a heavyweight, the vehicle is able to cross over every road condition with ease. Equipped with a nine-speed system and a strong engine that is never stressed, the Land Rover Discovery can encounter all of open roads or even rural roads.
A Land Rover Discovery Sport completely is able to cross over every road condition
2. Mercedes E-Class Saloon
Mercedes-Benz has been known well with the automatic for years. This German marque is considered as the model – the benchmark for everything about automatic transmission. Therefore, they refuse any offers of applying a manual to the latest Mercedes E-Class,
even the smallest engines. Following the model line, the Mercedes E-Class Saloon performs an excellent and complex nine-speed gearbox.
The Mercedes E-Class Saloon performs an excellent and complex nine-speed gearbox
3. Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen Polo
is the convergence of the best quality and the most outstanding values of its brothers. The vehicle is designed with a more compact body and has an affordable price. With the improvement of a dual-clutch gearbox, the Polo dominates its contenders with a quieter and more relaxed design. The Polo not only catches up with the trend of automatic luxurious city cars, but also has a lower fuel consumption and clearer emissions.
The Volkswagen Polo is the convergence of the best quality and the most outstanding values of its brothers
4. BMW 3-Series
The latest version of BMW 3-Series will truly make you amazed because of its proud eight-speed automatic gearbox that promises to defeat any of its counterparts. The BMW automatic’s responsiveness is so excellent that we have nothing to complain. Its adapting ability is so good. If it senses any change on the road, it will change gear immediately. This process happens with an intuitiveness. And on the uphill, automatic system will control and change its gear to overcome easily.
The latest version of BMW 3-Series will truly make you amazed
5. Honda Jazz
The Honda Jazz
will be a great choice for those who are finding an earnest city car. The vehicle is equipped with a spacious cabin, an excellent-performing tranny and tight turning radius, which makes the Jazz become a favor for many drivers. If you want to go fast, the CVT auto gearbox will help you by pushing the engine. Otherwise, if you want to slow down, a nifty little shifter will work to serve you.
The Honda Jazz will be a great choice for those who are finding an earnest city car
6. Porsche 911
It seems that the Porsche 911
is not welcomed by 911 fans. However, the fact is that the automatic speedy Porsche 911 proves a good performance with that type of transmission. Porsche has an excellent dual-clutch system, good PDK, serves up seamless shifts and rapid fire changes, which may wonder purists why they need a clutch pedal.
The automatic speedy Porsche 911 proves a good performance
7. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta
attracts a lot of concerns, at least about its Powershift automatic gearbox. The Blue Oval has been widely known for its quiet efficient, now it becomes perfect with Powershift system that fits the Fiesta well even when the brand is not famous for its two-pedal cars. Although Powershift makes the Fiesta’s cost higher, you know, you get what you pay for.
The Blue Oval has been widely known for its quiet efficient
8. Mazda 2
The beauty of the Mazda 2
is recognized by many even critics. The model is a Sport Mode and uses SkyActiv Drive 6-speed automatic. With the full equipment of the 1.5-liter SkyActiv G inline 4, the car runs smoothly and doesn’t let any drivers down. Mazda 2 is truly impressive with its design and reliability, which makes any car buyer want to own it immediately.
The beauty of the Mazda 2 is recognized by many even critics
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