Some inexpensive, small cars with automatic transmissions include the 2016 Nissan Versa, 2016 Honda Fit and 2016 Mazda Mazda3. The 2016 Nissan Versa SL has a 1.6-liter engine, which offers fuel economy of 31 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. Autobytel recommends the Versa as one of the best compact four-cylinder sedans for the 2016 model year for its focus on no-frills economy.Continue Reading
The 2016 Honda Fit has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with fuel economy of 33 miles per gallon for city driving and 41 miles per gallon on the highway. U.S. News and World Reports ranks this car as the best value in the affordable small cars category. Convenient features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and a rearview camera come standard, and buyers can customize the Fit with features such as satellite radio, a touch-screen display and integrated navigation assistance.
The 2016 Mazda Mazda3 is U.S. News and World Report’s second-ranked small affordable car. The standard automatic transmission 2-liter engine offers fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway. An optional 2.5-liter engine offers more power but is slightly less efficient with 29 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway. A base model Mazda3 includes a push-button ignition, cruise control, HD radio and a touch-screen interface.Learn more about Car Makes & Models