Whether you are travelling as a group of friends, a small family or simply like to hire a car with a bit more space – one of our Compact Rental Car may well fit your needs perfectly. We refer to this size rental car as a “compact” and most of our fleet comprises of Nissan Tiidas, either as a hatchback or a sedan. We do also have some other similar rental cars in our “compact” category, including the Toyota Blade, Toyota Auris and Suzuki SX4. If you have a preference for a particular car that you would like to hire – we do try to accommodate, but this cannot be guaranteed.
We find that the compact category is one of our most popular categories of rental car because of the really good mix of space, fuel efficiency and safety that they offer. This would be the ideal hire car if you are touring the South Island – very easily navigating our highways and dealing with the scenic mountains in areas such as Arthurs or Lewis Pass or the volcanic crater of Akaroa Harbour.
Much like our Small Vehicle Rentals – many of our customers find that they can travel up to 600km on a single tank of fuel in these cars, and the cars will cruise effortlessly at the New Zealand highway speed limit of 100km/h.
We have seen some magnificent photos of our compact rental cars taken at some of New Zeland’s most scenic spots – such as the Tekapo Light Preserve, Hanmer Springs Hotpools, the breath-taking Caitlins and more.
We are able to hire both rearward and forward facing car seats with these cars if you are renting a car with the family – or if you are travelling with your own car seat some of the cars do have Isofix and / or rear anchor points. Please be sure to tell us about what you need, or what will make hiring your car easier, faster and more convenient and we will do our best to accommodate.