Automatic Vs Manual at Woodhouse Hyundai of Omaha

June 4th, 2020 by

It’s an age-old question, and despite modern technology, it’s one that’s still important. We’re, of course, talking about the automatic transmission vs. manual transmission debate.

Which one is better? Which one do I need? Can I even drive a stick? These are questions many drivers in the Omaha, NE ask themselves when looking to purchase or lease a new vehicle like the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Let’s start with some of the pros for going manual. For starters, manual vehicles are more engaging for the driver. By having to switch gears, you’re more focused on the ‘art’ of driving. Secondly, you have full control over when to switch gears. Manual vehicles are often less expensive than automatic cars, as well as have lower repair costs. 

However, there are pros to the automatic option. They include easier driving in stop-and-go traffic, the fact that most vehicles are automatic anyway, the transmission shifts more quickly and smoothly, you typically get better gas mileage, and you don’t have to focus on an extra aspect of driving. 

Of course, while there are pros to both, there are also cons. For example, a manual gearbox can get tiresome in traffic and has a steep learning curve. On the other hand, an automatic car transmission has more moving parts and is typically more expensive to repair. 

At the end of the day, the debate comes mostly down to your preference. Manual models are pretty easy to find across model lines, and with modern vehicle technology, you can usually find an automatic option, especially on models like the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. So, which do you choose? Well, the best way is to drive both and decide for yourself. Contact Woodhouse Hyundai of Omaha today. 

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