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What is considered a standard car rental?

A standard car rental is typically the size of a large sedan. There’s room for up to 5 people and trunk space for 3 to 4 medium suitcases. Standard cars are great on the gas and small enough to nip around cities. They’re ideal for that family trip.

Can I book a long-term standard car rental?

Absolutely. If you need the flexibility of having a standard rental car for longer than two weeks, a long-term car rental is ideal. Some rental firms also offer cheaper day rates for longer rental periods, so you could drive a standard car for less.

Can I rent a standard SUV?

Yes. Simply enter your car rental details and click search. Choose the SUV car-type filter and see all the standard SUV rentals exactly where you need them.

What is the difference between a standard and full-size rental car?

Both the standard rental car and full-size rental vehicle comfortably fit 4 to 5 passengers. The difference between the two is down to interior space and engine size—they’re both generally bigger on a full-size vehicle. If you want room for more luggage, you might prefer a full-size car rental. For good fuel economy, the standard car rental is the way to go.

How can I find a standard convertible rental?

Pop in your car rental details and click search, then use the convertible filter to wander into a world of temptation. Standard convertibles have space for 4 to 5 people, and you can usually throw some luggage in the back.

How can I find the best standard car rentals?

When you enter your car details, we show you our amazing deals from our vast range of rental companies. You can order results by price and car type to quickly find your best deal. So, if you’re planning a road trip across California, or fancy a sunny vacation in Florida with the family, Expedia can get you on the road in the right car.

Can I rent a standard car with free cancellation?

Yes. Many standard car rental deals have free cancellation, so you can lock in a great deal now but keep your travel plans flexible. Also, look for reserve now, pay later options, so you can book today, but only pay when you pick up your vehicle.

Why should I book my standard car rental with Expedia?

Have your choice of fantastic deals on standard rental cars from all the major car rental companies. The price you see is what you pay, so it’s easy to compare then click to book. Score even bigger savings when you bundle your car rental with your accommodation and flights. Expedia members earn rewards and get points back on every booking, too. Taking to the open road with Expedia has never been easier.

How much does it cost to rent a standard car?

Prices start at just $40 a day. There’s a world of car rental options out there, with plenty of standard car types to choose from. Prices are subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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