loading
Loading.....

Comparing Automatic Cars from Mid-sized Sedan Category

With the need for automatic cars on rise with every passing day, Indian car manufacturer have identified and understood this trend, No wonder market leaders like Maruti and Hyundai now offer automatic transmission even with their hatchbacks. Automatic transmission in cars is no longer a premium car buyers need or requirement

The Automatic Car War

Increasing bumper to bumper traffic, longer distance of travel and most of us still in self driven category, the need for a car with automatic is becoming more and more acute with every passing day. Indian car manufacturer have realised this trend and need today, otherwise why would India's largest car maker Maruti and Hyundai offer automatic transmission with their hatchbacks.

Cars with automatic transmissions were known to be a gas guzzlers, when compared to their manual transmission siblings, however, things over the last decade have changed dramatically and technologies have improved so much that these days cars with automatic transmission offer quite comparable test driven ARAI mileage figures. With this background, we at Ecardlr.com have created sort of a ready reckoner for those interested in a mid-sized sedan of cars with automatic transmission. A detailed analysis in terms of transmission type, mileage, performance and rating on 8 important parameters like; comfort, performance, ride and handling etc. We have also tried to give our analysis for each car in terms of their good and bad points with respect to their transmission. 


Feature/Model

Scala

New Fiesta

Rapid

Fluidic Verna

New City

Transmission

5 Speed Automatic
X-Tronic CVT
(Continuous Variable Transmission)

6 Speed
Twin Clutch

6 Speed
Automatic

4 Speed H-Matic, Hydraulic  Automatic Transmission

5-Speed
Automatic. Conventional Torque Converter with 'L' Drive Mode

ARAI (KMPL)

17.97

16.97

13.1

16.44

15.6

City Mileage (KMPL)

10.7

10.3

8.2

8.5

9.5

Highway Mileage (KMPL)

16

15.2

14.5

14.1

15.5

Overall Mileage (KMPL)

13.35

12.75

11.35

11.3

12.5

0-60 (Secs)

5.48

6.5

5.96

5.48

5.47

0-100 (Secs)

12.11

13.8

13.57

12.49

12.76

Braking (80-0 Kph) in mtrs

25.97

28.6

27.51

24.29

27.2

Comfort (Out of 10)

6

6

7

7

8

Performance (Out of 10)

8

8

7

8

9

Refinement (Out of 10)

7

8

7

7

7

Value (Out of 10)

7

7

8

7

8

Safety (Out of 10)

7

8

7

7

7

Ride Quality (Out of 10)

7

8

8

6

7

Handling (Out of 10)

7

9

7

5

8

Build Strength &
Quality  (Out of 10)

7

7

7

8

7

Good Points

CVT gearbox seems most apt for start-stop city traffic. Gearbox performance picks up even at higher speed.Steel belt enhances durability and reduces rubber band effect

Seamless drive
 through gear shifts. Quick response to throttle inputs

Most linear power delivery as 6 gears shifts seamlessly

Gear shift to throttle inputs quite linear and quick. Decent power available at each gear

Relaxed drive in high speeds. Gear Box changes gears quickly when its being driven at good speed

Bad Points

Engine becomes
nosy at higher rev range

Bad Mid and
Top-end performance. No Paddle Shifters

Most lazy in mid to top
rev range. One has to work hard to extract more power from this car as it delivers best power in top rev range

Earlier Gen Hydraulic Gear Box.
 Least  nos of gears.

Quite lazy response at low speeds, not a good car for bumper to bumper traffic which asks for many start-stops drive

Popular Car Comparisons

Fortuner 2.7 4x2 ATEndeavour Titanium 4x2 AT

Fortuner Vs Endeavour full blown SUV Competing for Buyers Wallet. Real SUV for SUV lovers from Toyota and Ford. Endeavour and Fortuner comes in 4*2 and 4*4 drive train. Fortunately both have the muscle, looks and power under their hoods to take any terrain with ease. Whilst, on paper feature to feature and engine comparison seems to be tilting the balance in favour of the Endeavour, however, Toyota has enough fan following who will willingly ignore any marquee for a Toyota at any price. Lucky Toyota.


Write a Review

Do a Good Deed Today. Reviews on cars and/or dealership on www.ecardlr.com have been written by people like you. These honest, candid reviews on cars or their dealership experience help others like you and all of us help take a right decision. It's your turn now to return their good deeds with a review on any car/or dealership that you might have been lately. Please write a review on a car and/dealership and help other car buyers in India.

Car Advice By Car Experts

Price comparison between Endeavour, Fortuner, Tucson and CRV

Must admit we are surprised at your query, as the SUVs you are comparing are not comparable at all. The only reason we believe that you are looking at price and variant details for Ford Endeavour, Toy....Read More

Dealer Locator


Service Centre Locator

close