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How to choose your new rental vehicle in Europe?

With the new car buy-back program, once you arrive at your destination, you cannot change vehicles. That is why prior to reserving your new Renault vehicle for your European vacation, it is crucial to ask the following questions:

How many passengers are with you?

Alone, as a couple, as a family or as a group, from 1 to 9 passengers, we have incomparable vehicles that will meet all your needs.

How much luggage are you carrying?

Depending on your travel habits, Renault vehicles (economy, compact, family or minibus) offer the necessary space for all your luggage.

What comfort level do you want?

Your vacation is important to you. Spoil yourself! For a few extra dollars a day, you can get behind the wheel of a vehicle from a higher end category that is more roomy and comfortable. In each category, you have choices: GPS, gas or diesel, manual or automatic. If you are looking for performance, it's simple: choose a more powerful engine.

How many kilometres are you going to drive? Do you want gas fuel? Or diesel fuel?

People tend to incorrectly believe that running on diesel fuel is a wager for efficiency, but it is no longer that simple. There are various factors to consider to make the right choice: engine power, the number of kilometres to drive and how many countries will be visited. In France, for example, it takes at least 2,500 km with a compact car in order to make the rental price difference between a gas and diesel engine cost-effective.

What kind of trip is it? What is the climate? What is the season?

Cities, highways, snowy mountains, rocky dirt roads, little zigzagging roads... choose a vehicle that is adapted to your type of trip. If you are travelling in the mountains or hanging out by the seashore, engine power and transmission type will make all the difference, both in terms of security and driving comfort. If you plan to travel off the beaten path, choose models equipped with 4X2 or 4X4 traction, or specific tires for those particular road conditions.

Make the right choice, let us guide you!

You can rely on Renault's vehicle data sheets and compare them with North American equivalents, but in order to have an accurate portrait for the best options to meet your needs, contact us. It will be our pleasure to guide you towards the perfect vehicle for your European vacation!

Category Model - Data Sheet Number of passengers Luggage North American Equivalent
Economy Renault Clio 5 1 1 1 Mazda 2 - Toyota Yaris - Nissan Versa Note 
Economy Renault Clio Sport 5 1 1 1 VW Polo GTI - Ford Fiesta ST
Economy Family Renault Clio Estate 5 1     2 Honda Fit - Chevrolet Sonic hatchback
Compact Sedan Dacia Sandero Stepway 5 1 1 1 Suzuki SX4 - Kia Soul   - Nissan Micra MD
Compact Sedan Renault Mégane Berline 5 2 1 1 VW Golf - Mazda 3
Compact Sedan Renault Mégane Berline Sport 5 2 1 1 VW Golf GTI - Ford Focus ST
Compact Crossover Renault Captur 5 2 1 1 Nissan Juke - Honda HR-V
Compact Sedan Renault Mégane Estate 5     2 2 VW Golf SportWagen - Ford Focus ST - Chevrolet Cruze hatchback
Compact Sedan Renault Mégane Estate Sport 5     2 2 VW Golf R SW
Intermediate Van Renault Kangoo 5 1 2 2 Honda Element
Intermediate SUV 4X2 Dacia Duster 4X2 5     1 2 Kia Sportage
Intermediate SUV 4X4 Dacia Duster 4X4 5     1 2 Hyundai Tucson
Family Minivan Renault Scénic 5 1     2 Ford C-Max
Family Minivan Crossover Renault Kadjar 5     1 2 Nissan Qashqai
Large Family Minivan Renault Grand Scénic 5/7 1/2 2/0 2/0 Maxda 5 - Ford S-Max - Honda Odyssey
Large Family Minivan Renault Espace 5/7 1/2 2/0 2/0 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe - Kia Sedona - Nissan Rogue
Delux Sedan Renault Talisman 5     2 2 VW Passat - Kia Cadenza
Delux Family Vehicule Renault Talisman Estate 5     2 2 Mazda 6 Wagon - Audi A4 SW
Family 7 places Grand Kangoo 7 2 1 1 Ford Transit Connect
Minibus Renault Trafic 9         9 Ford Transit - Chevrolet Savana
 Small suitcase: 53.4 x 37.1 x 19.3 cm
 Mid-size suitcase: 61 x 47.3 x 27 cm
 Large suitcase: 76.2 x 50.8 x 30.5

All models are equipped with the following elements:

  • Air conditioning;
  • Power steering;
  • Car radio with MP3 reader;
  • Electronic anti-theft device;
  • Central & automatic door and trunk locking when ignition is engaged;
  • ABS brakes;
  • Bluetooth hands-free telephone kit.

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