Looking to hire a car? With so many providers on the market, the choice can be overwhelming
at first. To help you choose the right one, we’ve provided this quick overview to the different
types of car hire available today.
Small car hire
Ideal for singles or couples looking to enjoy a city break, small cars are perfectly designed to
navigate narrow streets and tight parking spaces. And because they’re economical on fuel, they
represent fantastic value for money too. Just be aware that your luggage space will be limited,
so any generous packers (or dedicated shoppers) might want something a little larger.
Medium car hire
Typically something like a Volkswagen Golf or a Ford Focus, medium cars are ideal for families
or small groups of friends. With enough space for five people to sit in relative comfort, these
vehicles also offer a decent amount of luggage space - although full cars will be limited to one
bag per person.
Large car hire
Although they seat the same amount of people as a medium car, large cars offer more space -
which translates into a more comfortable journey and a more generous luggage allowance.
Ideal for adults who want to bring several bags with them, these vehicles are also great for
extended road trips.
Premium car hire
Similar in size to large cars but with premium features and engineering, these vehicles - typically
Audis or Mercedes - are ideal for business travellers or anyone who wants that luxury edge.
With extras like air conditioning and cruise control as standard, premium cars offer an enjoyable
experience for drivers and passengers alike.
People carrier hire
Travelling with a large family or in a bigger group of friends? People carriers are ideal for hirers
who have too many passengers for a large car. However, bear in mind that luggage space can
be limited, so you might need to travel light.