With room for 5 passengers and 3/4 pieces of luggage, it’s the ideal car for families or small to medium-sized groups. Our compact car rental range provides budget travel for you and the family. Compact vehicles not only offer a cheaper car hire price but also a comfortable journey. The compact vehicle section is usually a class smaller than the average car but larger than the smallest models in the marketplace.
The information below will help you determine if the compact car rental category suits your needs from our extensive fleet range in each country. Each category comes with an example of such cars available in a particular group and a recommendation about suitable uses and details of passenger capacity, storage space and also vehicle features.
Toyota Auris or similar
Toyota is the world’s biggest car company and the Auris family is one of our best options for your next car hire rental. Most Toyota Auris vehicles feature a panoramic glass roof, flat rear passenger floor, high window surfaces, freeform geometric lamps, prominent brake callipers, deep rear bumper with integrated chrome exhausts, and a safe body. The all-new chassis and suspension set-up makes the Auris a promising driver’s car. And just to keep owners on their toes, Toyota has fitted an ‘Eco’ light inside the speedo, which measures your throttle input and glows green to reward efficient driving. It is a space concept design and vibrant city car!
Ford Focus Stationwagon or similar
The Ford Focus is one of the most complete vehicles on the road today. Well designed, well-engineered, well built, and best of all cheap to rent. The Focus is right up there. It’s one of the widest cars in its class, meaning there are masses of shoulder room for rear passengers and a general sense of space throughout the cabin. At 385 liters the boot is well massive. Few mid-sized hatches come close to the Focus in terms of its lithe, responsive chassis and quick, informative steering.
Volkswagen Golf 5dr or similar
Great seats, a supple ride and very good refinement really mark the Golf TDI as a car that is from the next class up. It’s a fantastic holiday vehicle. The Golf is a leader in quality, and have nice all-round cabin space. The firm furniture and vault-like doors reassure you that it’s made of good stuff. Boot space, rear space, storage space and just perfect for a quick one-way car hire.
Hyundai i30 or similar
It’s a bit of a leap of faith, but the i-30 is quite cool right now, turning heads and sparking debate as it passes. Sharing its underpinnings with the already highly lauded Kia Cee’d, Hyundai goes one better with the i-30 by adding surprisingly tidy styling to this mechanically sound vehicle. Nothing to worry about here Hyundai has been building decent, reliable rental cars for a while and a popular for holidaymakers.
Opel Astra or similar
Compact Car Hire: Opel AstraThe Astra sits near the top of its class thanks to its fine drive, refinement and quality. A good compact hatch providing a supple ride, composed handling and good refinement. The Astra is one of the most enjoyable cars in this class to drive. The steering is responsive and provides crisp direction changes, while the Astra feels nimble through bends and grips well. Sharp-steering and quick to react, the Astra is seriously fun and easy to drive. Honestly, it’s one of the best compact hatchbacks made anywhere in the world, a car fit for its economic refinement and driving ability.
Fiat Bravo or similar
The Bravo rides well, proving to have struck a great balance between handling and rental price. The Bravo is spacious up front, but hampered by small rear but still holds true for an Italian hatchback, furthermore, the Bravo handles very well in the city and countryside. A good cheap car rental for any trip or vacation without having to give up on a bit of agility for those long highway roads.
Citroen Xsara Picasso or similar
The Citroën Xsara Picasso is all about modern driving. It handles like a saloon, accommodates passengers in spacious comfort like an MPV and has enough boot space to take their luggage. Take the car for a drive and you’ll find the steering nicely weighted, the brakes strong and the suspension delightfully smooth. Soft and compliant on poor surfaces, it still feels sharp through bends. Good-looking, fun, safe, economical and super-practical – it’s whatever you need it to be, all at the same time. And it adapts to your driving style and the road conditions.