Sep 29, 2017

A manual transmission is generally more fuel-efficient than an automatic.

When used properly, a manual transmission can save you five to 10 per cent in fuel compared to its automatic counterpart.

If you don't know how to drive a manual vehicle and your only option is automatic, opt for an automatic transmission with more gears. Extra gears can help keep the engine running at its most efficient level. Consider the following:

A 4-speed overdrive transmission is three to five per cent more fuel-efficient than a 3-speed.
A 5-speed automatic can improve fuel efficiency by another three per cent over a 4-speed.