It’s time to rent a car again, but which one should you choose? This guide will provide a closer look at the top 10 favorite rental cars at Sixt USA and explain what sets these vehicles apart from their competition. The list is in order from the vehicles with the highest to the lowest reservation ratings.
Let’s take a closer look at the all-time favorite Rental Cars from Sixt
The 2013 Hyundai Accent
– is an automatic sedan that offers great safety features, great fuel economy, and a spacious interior. The 2012 Hyundai Accent is available with an automatic transmission, and it protects the passengers against any kind of impact with a total of five airbags throughout the front and rear. The small setbacks of this car are the limited rear window visibility and basic materials of the interior. Compared to other models in its class, the Hyundai Accent is not quite as fun to drive; however, it’s a reliable vehicle.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra
– has exceptional safety ratings due to its five airbag design with an emergency trunk release, traction control, and other great options. It also comes with a built-in navigation system and extra interior features to match its stylish exterior. This automatic sedan, with seating for up to five and a good fuel economy, is a very well-rounded car, but don’t expect it to handle like a BMW because this vehicle only suits the average daily driver.
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata
– is an automatic sedan that gives you peace of mind with its high safety ratings, and the interior is a step above the rest with Bluetooth integration, USB connections, and satellite radio. While the suspension performance is average and the cloth seats are basic, the four-cylinder engine delivers up to 198 horsepower underneath the sophisticated exterior.
The 2013 Hyundai Tucson
– is an automatic compact SUV with above average safety features, good driving maneuverability, and nice interior features like USB ports. While the 2.4 liter engine doesn’t provide the same amount of power as a standard SUV, the suspension is very durable. The Hyundai Tucson a vehicle you can count on.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla
– brings a functional, roomy interior with lots of safety features you can trust to its class of automatic compact sedans. Although the interior materials appear cheap to some and the fuel economy is below average for its class, there are extra safety features to protect passengers like electronic stability control, brake assist, child safety locks and a complete airbag system for the entire vehicle. This car is suitable for average drivers who don’t expect a lot of horsepower.
The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
– has above average safety features and more leg room in its interior than other automatic sedans like it; however, the suspension is less than ideal and the exterior has a rather bland look. Complete with electronic stability, traction control, and complete airbag coverage, this Jetta makes a great family car.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible
– packs a more fuel-efficient engine than other V-6 brands, and it has style to go along with its high torque and great safety features. Some driving enthusiasts have noted that the convertible is better for fun outdoor excursions than high-performance driving due to the tendency of its body to flex and shudder a bit at higher speeds. Furthermore, this Ford Mustang has received an overall four star rating for its safety features from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country MPV
– this automatic minivan has a V6 engine that delivers a lot of horsepower with great suspension and sitting options to accommodate a variety of passengers; however, the legroom up front is not spacious enough for all drivers. The rear-seat DVD entertainment system and Wi-Fi hotspot options on the Town & Country keep all passengers happy on a long drive, and safety features include full airbag coverage, four-wheel disc brakes and more.
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
– automatic has good fuel economy ratings for an SUV, and it handles well on the road. The optional V6 engine gives a better overall driving experience than the standard 2.4 liter model. There is no third-row option for this vehicle and the steering is less responsive than some would prefer. This SUV still has all of the top safety features that one would expect from Hyundai like brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control and more.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250
– is an automatic that boasts a quiet, luxurious interior and more safety features than other models in its class; furthermore, it packs a lot of horsepower for fun driving. The enhanced braking systems and advanced turn signal mirrors are among some of the extra safety features on this car. The backseat is more suitable for children since adults have found it a little cramped, but it’s a decent mid-size luxury car overall. Read more about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250.
In conclusion, when you’re considering how much to spend on your next car rental, there are several factors to consider besides your budget. Your driving distance is an important consideration; for instance, if you’re planning a cross-country road trip, then you’ll need a vehicle with a roomy interior, plenty of trunk space, good built-in navigation, and comfortable seating for the driver and passengers alike. Driving eight hours or more in a rental car with a stiff seat and limited handling leads to unnecessary discomfort that is avoidable with the plush seats and options of more expensive rental cars.
On the other hand, renting a cheaper car can save you a lot of money both in the rental charges and in gas expenses. Most cheaper rental cars have great fuel economy ratings that range from 30-40+ miles per gallon, although they won’t have so much horsepower for towing or racing through mountain range roads.
Sixt is continuously expanding its car rental fleet with new Luxury and Economy Cars, so if you would like to know more about Sixt Car Rental Fleet, check out our Sixt Vehicle Fleet Guide.
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