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The best cheap automatic cars on sale

Automatic cars offer an easier and more relaxing driving experience. They generally cost a little more than their manual equivalents but there are plenty of options that don’t break the bank.

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Here are the 10 cheapest automatic cars on sale:

1. Skoda Citigo – £10,070

The Skoda Citigo is a surprisingly spacious city car fitted with a peppy 1.0-litre petrol engine and is the most inexpensive option if you need an automatic gearbox. The price buys you a Citigo in SE trim with air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and alloy wheels.

See our Skoda Citigo review and check out our Skoda Citigo deals.

2. Suzuki Celerio – £10,199

The Suzuki Celerio isn’t the most stylish city car on the market, but you do get a lot for your money. The Celerio’s high-end SZ4 trim is the only one to feature Suzuki’s Auto Gear Shift transmission, paired with the frugal 1.0-litre petrol engine. It’s the top trim, so air conditioning, DAB digital radio and electric windows – plus much more – are all standard.

Take a look at our Suzuki Celerio review and see our Suzuki Celerio deals.

3. Vauxhall Viva – £10,575

The Vauxhall Viva may have small dimensions but it has grown-up looks and a good amount of space. It’s also good value for money, even when opting for an automatic gearbox. You have to go for the Viva’s top SL trim to get the 1.0-litre petrol engine with Vauxhall’s five-speed Easytronic gearbox – but this trim gets creature comforts such as cruise control and a leather steering wheel.

Interested? Have a browse of our Vauxhall Viva review and Vauxhall Viva deals.

4. VW Up – £10,625

The VW Up shares many components with the Skoda Citigo, but it offers up smarter looks and slightly better materials. The cheapest Up trim with an automatic gearbox is the Move Up with air conditioning and 15-inch alloy wheels. The five-speed auto gearbox is paired with the 59hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine.

See our VW Up review and check out our VW Up deals.

5. Peugeot 108 – £11,205

The Peugeot 108 is a grown-up looking city car with fun handling and cheap running costs. The automated-manual gearbox is a little clunky and is available in 108s with Active trim upwards, which gets you plush touches such as a seven-inch touchscreen. There’s a lively 1.0-litre petrol engine powering the car, making up for the slightly unrefined auto.

Take a look at our Peugeot 108 review and see our Peugeot 108 deals.

6. Hyundai i10 – £11,225

A practical supermini with a good amount of space and a five-year warranty, the Hyundai i10 makes a good-value small car. It’s a comfortable car to drive, although the 1.2-litre petrol engine isn’t the most engaging. i10s in SE trim onwards offer up the four-speed automatic gearbox that’s noticeably smoother than many autos in rival cars.

Give our Hyundai i10 review a look and see our Hyundai i10 deals.

7. Toyota Aygo – £11,485

The Toyota Aygo shares many components with the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, but it’s arguably the most striking and eye-catching of the three. It’s cheap to run and fun to drive, with the peppy 1.0-litre petrol engine producing a decent 69hp. The cheapest Aygo trim to offer the five-speed automatic gearbox is x-play.

See our Toyota Aygo review and check out our Toyota Aygo deals.

8. Kia Picanto – £11,545

If you want a smart little city car with a quality feel and an automatic gearbox, the Kia Picanto is a strong option. You get Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty, too. The Picanto’s 1.2-litre, 84hp petrol engine packs a good punch and comes with a four-speed automatic, on Picantos from SE trim upwards.

Interested? See our Kia Picanto review and Kia Picanto deals.

9. Fiat Panda – £11,995

The Fiat Panda is a charming little supermini, with funky styling and good levels of interior space. The Panda’s five-speed Dualogic gearbox is cheapest with the 0.9-litre TwinAir engine, generating a sprightly 85hp in Fiat’s Easy trim. It isn’t as generously equipped as other small cars but is more practical than quite a few options here.

Take a look at our Fiat Panda review and see our Fiat Panda deals.

10. Citroen C1 – £12,065

The Citroen C1’s funky looks and quirky styling make it one of the most striking superminis on sale. It features an automated-manual gearbox, so it isn’t the most seamless of options, but is still well priced with the 1.0-litre petrol engine in the C1’s Flair trim.

See our Citroen C1 review and check out our Citroen C1 deals.

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Skoda Citigo

Excellent value for a practical, charming city car
9/10
£10,135 - £11,850
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Suzuki Celerio

Roomy budget city car is cheap to run
6/10
£7,999 - £11,449
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Vauxhall Viva

Small city car with lots of standard equipment
6/10
£10,175 - £11,940
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