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4 Major Differences Between Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions

4 Major Differences Between Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions

While many manual transmission vehicles are preferred in other countries like Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, most drivers in the U.S. and Canada drive automatic transmissions. If you're looking to buy a new car or just wondering what makes these two so different, read on.  We will break down the differences between automatic and manual transmissions into four categories: driving, performance, fuel economy, and cost. Driving - This is the most noticeable difference between the two types. Manual drivers use a shift stick and clutch pedal to shift gears based on the vehicle's speed. In contrast, automatic transmission cars do not have those components. Hence, automatic drivers do not constantly shift gears, making it simpler to drive. Performance - In the past, manual transmission gives the driver more control, power, and acceleration. However, today's technology has bridged the gap between the two types of vehicles in terms of performance. Fuel Economy - Hi ... read more

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