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Fun fact, a midsize and standard rental car are actually the same thing! The terms midsize and standard are used interchangeably to refer to a car that seats up to 5 passengers and features enough luggage space to fit 3-4 medium-sized bags.
Midsize cars are generally more spacious than economy and compact vehicles but not as large as standard or full-size cars. As a rule of thumb, a midsize rental car features 4 doors, and can comfortably accommodate up to 5 passengers. Some typical examples of midsize vehicle models include Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima and Hyundai i30.
If you are looking for extra leg and cargo room on longer journeys, a mid size SUV car rental is perfect for you. Some midsize SUV rental examples include Hyundai Palisade, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander. Midsize hatchbacks, such as Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Elantra, are also great options for longer road trips, as they offer more storage space for your luggage.
As a rule of thumb, midsize cars are generally more spacious than compact cars. Both, however, usually feature 4 doors and are relatively fuel efficient. While midsize cars are more comfortable for travelling longer distances, they use a little more fuel than compact cars. As such, whether you opt for one or the other depends on your travel plans and the number of your travel buddies.