ACRISS Car rental code defined

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 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.

Each ACRISS Letter Explained:

1st Letter: Category 2nd Letter: Body Type 3rd Letter: Drive Type 4th Letter: Fuel & Air Con
M = Mini B = 2-3 Door M = Manual (unspecified drive) R = Air Conditioning
E = Economy C = 2-4 Door A = Automatic (unspecified drive) N = No Air Conditioning
C = Compact D = 4-5 Door   H = Hybrid
I = Intermediate W = Wagon/Estate   L= LPG
S = Standard V = Passenger Van   X = Ethanol
F = Fullsize L = Limousine    
P = Premium S = Sport    
L = Luxury T = Convertible    
X = Special F = SUV    
  J = Open Air All Terrain    
  X = Special    
  P = Pickup (regular cab)    
  Z = Special Offer Car    

Some of our Most Popular ACRISS Groups

PCAR (Premium Sedan)

e.g. Mercedes-Benz CLA, Volvo S60, Volvo V60

FCAR (Sedan)

e.g. Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 300


e.g. Jeep Compass, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage

Fleet Overview

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