The COVID-19 pandemic has made us realize the importance of owning a personal vehicle, especially a car. With public transportation services at a halt, including trains, autos, and even online taxi services, people are finding a hard time commuting in emergencies or for other scenarios. Thus, having your car is the best way to ensure that transportation doesn’t become an unfortunate event. And buying an automatic car seems a better choice than a manual one. Let’s admit it; an automatic car is easier to learn for beginners and also that means that not only you but also other family members, including your wife or parents, will drive these easily easy to drive.
Automatic cars are less stressful to drive in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Delhi, where drivers encounter traffic jams almost every day. Hands down, Automatics are easier than manuals to manoeuvre through traffic, and you don’t have to worry about stalling the car.
Given the added burden of low incomes, that almost all of us are shouldering, buying a used car seems a wise decision rather than purchasing a brand new vehicle. As the cheapest new Automatic Car in India, a Maruti Alto Vxi AMT costs Rs 4.20 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while used automatic cars including sedans and SUVs in good condition are available for prices as low as Rs.2 Lakhs.
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We have curated a list of ten best automatic used cars based on the make, model, comfort, ease of driving, mileage, and maintenance. Here are the list of best automatic second-hand cars to buy in 2021.
Starting off our list is the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire. The Dzire is a popular car on the Indian roads, considering its affordable price for a sedan. There are three variants in the automatic version, all powered by a 1197cc petrol engine. This 5-seater sedan is the perfect choice for people with budget constraints, yet want to purchase a sedan. A used Dzire will be light on the pockets of the youth, especially the ones who do not have a high salary package, yet want to own a sedan for the family. The new Maruti Dzire Vxi AMT costs Rs 7.31 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while you buy a used one for about 4 Lakhs.
The Tata Nexon is a sub-4m SUV offering from Tata Motors. The Tata Nexon spoils you for choice. The automatic model comes in fourteen variants, from base to top-end models. There are seven petrol and seven diesel models available with the Tata Nexon automatic series. The petrol version is powered by a 1199cc engine, whereas the diesel models possess a 1497cc engine. With Nexon, you get the option to choose a car that perfectly fits your personality, making it a popular choice among the masses. The new Tata Nexon XMA AMT costs Rs. 9.8 Lakh (ex-showroom) while a used one is available for as low as Rs. 8 Lakhs.
The KWID is a 5-seater hatchback, perfect for Indian families and one of most affordable automatics in the market currently. There are nine automatic variants available for the car. All of them are powered by petrol engines with a displacement capacity of 999cc. It is one of the most youthful-looking and appealing cars in India, making it the perfect choice for people in the age group of 25-35 years old. You can expect an average mileage of 18-23kmpl, depending upon the age and condition of the vehicle. You can choose from a range of colors like Electric Blue, Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Zanskar Blue, Outback Bronze, and Cool White colors (subject to availability). A new Renault Kwid RXL AMT costs 4.48 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while plenty of used Kwid’s are available from Rs. 2 Lakhs onwards.
If you’re looking for an affordable, compact hatchback for your small family, the Datsun Redi-GO perfectly fits the criteria. The Datsun Redi-GO automatic version has a 999cc petrol engine. The car has a keyless entry feature and can accommodate up to five people. You should consider this car if you are looking for a vehicle for regular use, such as office commute, grocery shopping, or short family trips. The new Datsun Redi GO costs Rs. 4.48 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while you can buy a pre-owned Redi-Go for about Rs. 2 Lakhs.
If you’re looking to buy an SUV at an affordable price, the Mahindra XUV300 is a perfect choice. The automatic model comes in three variants, each powered by a 1497cc diesel engine. The XUV is loaded with features such as a sunroof, cruise control, and rain-sensing wipers, to name a few. The new XUV300 costs 8.7 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while used ones are available in the range of 7.5 Lakhs.
The Honda City is a well-known and popular car choice of Indians. The Honda City automatic comes in three variants, V CVT, VX CVT, and ZX CVT, each with additional features, from base to top-end. Irrespective of the variant, you get a 1498cc petrol engine. The car is a spacious 5-seater, and you can fit an extra person on the back seat, without much adjustments or discomfort to passengers. This car is ideal for families as well as bachelors who are planning for that ‘DIL-CHAHTA-HAI’ Goa trip. The latest Honda City Automatic prices start at Rs 12.21 Lakhs while plenty of used City’s are available for less than Rs. 3 Lakhs.
Next on our list is Honda City’s cousin, the Honda Civic. Similar to City, the Civic comes in three variants, the V, VX, and ZX, from base-end to top-end. All three have a 1799cc petrol engine and is as spacious, modern, and comfortable as the Honda City. You can consider purchasing a Civic if you want a bigger engine, higher fuel tank capacity, and extra power. The new Honda Civic costs Rs. 17.93 Lakhs while used Civic’s are older-gen Automatic Civic’s can be bought under Rs. 2 Lakhs.
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The Toyota Yaris is a 5-seater sedan and is available in six variants. The base to the top-end models come equipped with a 1496 cc petrol engine. You can expect varying prices for different variants depending upon the features, age, and condition. The Yaris also offers a wide spectrum of colors to choose from, 10 to be exact. While the Yaris may not have been popular as its rivals City and Ciaz, you should consider it your next automatic car. A new Yaris Automatic costs Rs. 9.56 Lakhs while used are available from Rs. 8 Lakhs onwards.
The Toyota Fortuner is a well-known premium SUV in the Indian market and a preferred choice for most individuals as their first SUV. It is a seven-seater with features such as cruise control, hill assist control, brake assist, and ABS, to name a few. There are three variants available in the automatic segment. Of the three, two are diesel variants, whereas the third is a petrol one. The diesel variants feature a 2.8 liter – 2755cc engine, whereas the petrol variant comes in a 2.7-liter 2694cc engine. A brand new Fortuner 2 wheel drive automatic costs Rs. 32.65 Lakhs (ex-showroom) and the 4 wheel drive automatic version starts from Rs. 33.95 Lakhs. Pre-owned Automatic Toyota Fortuner’s are available from Rs. 10 Lakhs onwards.
Finishing our list is the Skoda Octavia. The Octavia is a premium 5-seater sedan offering from one of the most popular car brands in India. The latest Octavia RS245 boasts of a powerful 1968cc petrol engine and only 200 of them were sold in India, truly an enthusiast’s machine. The Octavia comes packed with loads of features one can imagine, such as auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, rake and reach adjustable steering, ABS etc. The latest Octavia is only available with Manual transmission as Skoda has already sold out the RS245, which was an automatic variant. You can find a pre-owned automatic first gen or second gen Octavia from Rs. 2 Lakhs onwards.
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