What's the best automatic for motorway and city driving?

I have to drive 30 miles of motorway to reach the city I drive around daily. What is a good, economical but comfortable used automatic to choose?

Asked on 17 June 2024 by Lynda Felton

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Toyota Corolla might be a good option. It's a hybrid hatch that's at home around town as well as on the motorway. It's got an excellent reliability record with a warranty that can be extended up to 10 years (which makes it a good secondhand buy), while it's also very efficient in the real world. It's worth looking at the slightly smaller Toyota Yaris, too, or the SUV alternative - the Toyota Yaris Cross.
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