Wondering what car is best for you? Here, we break down the types of vehicles you can expect to find at BargainWheels, supplied by Australia’s leading providers, Avis, Bargain Car Rentals, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, No Birds, and Thrifty.

Most Common Vehicle Types in Australia

Economy/Compact Car

Although categorised separately, economy and compact vehicles share many of the same traits. Great on fuel, these cars are a good option for anyone needing a car on a budget.

Doors: 4 doors
Seats: 5 seats
Luggage: Up to 1 large bag + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Kia Picanto, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent, and Suzuki Swift.

Intermediate Car

Great for those after more room than what a compact car can offer, but still looking to travel on a budget, intermediate vehicles tend to be more affordable than their fullsize counterparts.

Doors: 4 doors
Seats: 5 seats
Luggage: Up to 1 large bag + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Accent, and Hyundai I30.

Standard/Fullsize Car

Standard and fullsize vehicles—often the more spacious sedan model of their intermediate counterparts—are a popular choice among travellers due to their versatility and dependability.

Doors: 4 doors
Seats: 5 seats
Luggage: Up to 2 large bags + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, and Holden Commodore.

Compact SUV & Wagon

Compact SUVs and wagons are a great option for inner-city driving, providing the elevation of a fullsize model without the bulkiness.

Doors: 4 doors
Seats: 5 seats
Luggage: Up to 2 large bags + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Hyundai Kona, and Mitsubishi ASX.

Intermediate SUV & Wagon

With a little more space than a compact SUV but smaller than a fullsize model, intermediate SUVs and wagons make for a happy medium, ideal for all kinds of driving.

Doors: 5 doors
Seats: 5 seats
Luggage: Up to 2 large bags + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Toyota Rav4, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Nissan X Trail, and Mitsubishi Outlander.

Fullsize SUV & Wagon

Enjoy maximum space on the road with a fullsize SUV or wagon. Ideal for family trips, the fullsize models offer extra room for legs and luggage.

Doors: Up to 5 doors
Seats: Up to 7 seats
Luggage: Up to 3 large bags + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Kluger, Holden Captiva7, Mitsubishi Pajero.

Premium/Luxury Car

For true luxury during your trip, consider the premium and luxury options offered by our car rental partners. Keep in mind, these vehicles may require an additional security bond.

Doors: Up to 4 doors
Seats: Up to 5 seats
Luggage: Up to 1 large bag + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: M5 GT Fastback, Mercedes C200, Ford Mustang, Audi SQ5, and BMW 530I.

Premium/Luxury SUV & Wagon

Lovers of big cars will like the range of premium SUVs and wagons offered by our car rental partners. Keep in mind, these vehicles may require an additional security bond.

Doors: Up to 5 doors
Seats: Up to 7 seats
Luggage: Up to 3 large bag + 2 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Subaru Outback, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Kluger, and Audi Q2.

People Mover

For a few extra seats in the car, a people mover or minivan could be a solution. Perfect for larger families, these vehicles typically come with eight seats and enough space for everyone.

Doors: Up to 5 doors
Seats: Up to 8 seats
Luggage: Up to 5 large bag + 3 small bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Kia Carnival and Hyundai iMax.

Passenger Van

If you need to transport a large group, consider renting a twelve-seater passenger van. Keep in mind, these vehicles may require an additional security bond.

Doors: Up to 4 doors
Seats: Up to 12 seats
Luggage: Up to 12 large bags

Depending on location and availability, vehicle results in this category may include: Toyota Hiace, and Ford Transit.