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Common questions about midsize car hire

Which is bigger - a midsize or standard rental car?

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.

What is considered a midsize car rental?

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.

What's the difference between a midsize vs compact car?

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.