When you are shopping for a new vehicle you’ll come across options with different transmissions. While there benefits to both, you have to choose between an automatic or manual transmission. If you aren’t sure which transmission will best meet your needs, your friends at our Dodge dealership in Plymouth, WI can assist you.

Manual Transmission

The name says it all. A manual transmission requires the driver to manually shift between gears while on the road. The transmission is connected via a clutch to the engine, which is a third pedal (found on the floor by the gas and brake pedals), that you use when switching gears. The advantages of a manual transmission include the ability to handle high torque loads, reliability, least expensive to repair, and extra control for off-road driving. Both the 2018 Jeep® Compass and 2017 Jeep Wrangler are available with a manual transmission.

Automatic Transmission

A vehicle with an automatic transmission does the work for you. There’s no clutch to control or gears to shift on your own. Gear selection depends on vehicle speed, engine speed, performance mode, and any driver assist systems. The advantages of opting for an automatic transmission are that it’s easier to use and allows for a comfortable driving experience. A common misconception is that cars with manual transmissions get better gas mileage but this is an outdated notion that is no longer true. A reliable and outstanding truck with an automatic transmission is the 2018 Dodge Challenger.

Whether you are in the market for a car that can handle the rigors of off-roading or a vehicle that makes driving easy, Van Horn Dodge offers a wide variety of transmission options. Contact our sales team to inquire about the right automobile for you!