The Honda Fit, Chevrolet Volt and tMazda3 are safe and reliable small cars with available automatic transmission that were made in 2015. These vehicles were listed as some of the safest in the class of small and mini cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as some of the most affordable and reliable by U.S. News and World Report. Many small cars come equipped with a standard transmission although automatic transmission is available on most.
The Honda Fit has a four-cylinder engine that gets an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 33 miles per gallon in the city and 41 on the highway. It has ample leg room for rear seated passengers and a sizeable cargo hold with additional versatile cargo capacity. The Fit comes with a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera as standard features.
The Volt is an electric hybrid that comes equipped with two electric motors that provide a 38-mile range on a single charge as well as a four-cylinder gas engine that works as a generator when the batteries are low on charge. The car's standard features include a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, push button and remote start, a voice-activated infotainment system and a 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration.
The Mazda3 comes in a standard sedan version and a hatchback model for more trunk space. It also comes standard with most of the high-tech features of the other models.