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ACRISS - Car rental code defined

ACRISS car rental code

Sixt wants to help you confidently choose the right rent a car by better understanding the ACRISS car rental code system. Knowing what car code letters mean provides you with a clearer idea of the vehicle class and characteristics of any model. Feel more certain that your car rental will meet your expectations and your requirements with our guide to the ACRISS rental car classification codes.

What are ACRISS Car Rental Codes?

ACRISS (Association of Car Rental Industry Systems Standards) developed a car rental class code system that helps those interested in renting a car make a more informed decision. The system can be a useful guide when trying to select a rent a car best suited to your needs from the Sixt fleet.

How to read ACRISS car rental codes

Each code has four letters representing the different attributes of a vehicle. The first letter refers to the general car category based on price and convenience (luxury vs. economy). The second represents the actual vehicle type while the third states the transmission and drive, such as automatic, manual or 4WD. The fourth letter provides information about special features a vehicle might have like air conditioning or fuel type.

First letter: category

M = Mini
E = Economy
C = Compact
I = Intermediate
S = Standard
F = Fullsize
P = Premium
L = Luxury
X = Special


Second letter: type

B = 2-3 Door
C = 2-4 Door
D = 4-5 Door
W = Wagon/Estate
V = Passenger Van
L = Limousine
S = Sport
T = Convertible
F = SUV
J=Open Air All Terrain
X = Special
P = Pickup (regular cab)
Z=Special Offer Car

Third letter: drive type

M = Manual (unspecified drive
A = Automatic (unspecified drive)









Fourth letter: fuel/air conditioning

R=Air Conditioning
N= No Air Conditioning
H=Hybrid
L=LPG
X=Ethanol








Rental Car Categories Available with Sixt

Sixt provides a premium fleet of vehicles in a range of sizes and styles. We have everything from economy and luxury car rental options to trucks and van rentals. At some of our locations you also have the chance to rent an electric car or hybrid model. Learn more about the variety of vehicles on offer by visiting our car rental categories page or browsing through our fleet guide.