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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!

CategoryModel - Data SheetNumber of passengersLuggageNorth American Equivalent
EconomyRenault Clio5111Mazda 2 - Toyota Yaris - Nissan Versa Note 
EconomyRenault Clio Sport5111VW Polo GTI - Ford Fiesta ST
Economy FamilyRenault Clio Estate51  2Honda Fit - Chevrolet Sonic hatchback
EconomyDacia Sandero Stepway5111Suzuki SX4 - Kia Soul   - Nissan Micra MD
Compact SedanRenault Mégane Berline5211VW Golf - Mazda 3
Compact SedanRenault Mégane Berline Sport5211VW Golf GTI - Ford Focus ST
Compact SUVRenault Captur5211Nissan Juke - Honda HR-V
Compact station wagonRenault Mégane Estate5  22VW Golf SportWagen - Ford Focus ST - Chevrolet Cruze hatchback
Compact station wagonRenault Mégane Estate Sport5  22VW Golf R SW
FamilyRenault Kangoo5122Honda Element
Family SUVDacia Duster 4X25  12Kia Sportage
Family SUVDacia Duster 4X45  12Hyundai Tucson
Family MinivanRenault Scénic51  2Ford C-Max
Family SUVRenault Kadjar 4X25  12Nissan Qashqai
Family SUVRenault Kadjar 4X45  12Nissan Qashqai
Large Family MinivanRenault Grand Scénic5/71/22/02/0Maxda 5 - Ford S-Max - Honda Odyssey
Large Family MinivanRenault Espace5/71/22/02/0Hyundai Grand Santa Fe - Kia Sedona - Nissan Rogue
LuxuryRenault Talisman5  22VW Passat - Kia Cadenza
Luxury station wagonRenault Talisman Estate5  22Mazda 6 Wagon - Audi A4 SW
Large SUVRenault Koléos 4X25  22Audi Q5
Large SUVRenault Koléos 4X45  22Audi Q5
Family 7 seatsDacia Lodgy711  Ford Transit Connect
Family 7 seatsGrand Kangoo7211Ford Transit Connect
MinibusRenault Trafic9    9Ford 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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