If hiring a small car is a priority - either to keep trip costs down or your on-the-road footprint tiny - consider our small hatch vehicles. You won’t be alone – it’s one of our most popular car categories!
Our small hatch car is a petite, automatic, 5-door hatch to whisk you from A-to-B. Whether you’re navigating a cityscape, planning a north-to-south journey, or using it as a run-around while visiting family and friends, it’s a fun ride!
Do book early, though, as these small rental cars get locked in quickly thanks to their great pricing and size.
Small in size but not in features, our compact rental cars have the essentials you need for a fun roadie.
All the cars in our Small Hatch range are 5-door hatch models with A/C, power steering, central locking, and airbags. Unless you’re the road-trip-Grinch, you’ll be pleased to know the FM radio cranks a tune, too.
As this is our compact model, you might want to ask only one buddy to join you, travelling long distance with a bunch of friends would make you… er… close, for sure. Plus, you’ll have more room for Kiwi souvenirs, if no one is hogging the little boot.
|Body style||5-door hatch|
|Luggage||1 large, 1 small|
|Engine size||1.2-1.4 litre|
|Fuel usage||+/- 6L / 100km|
These excess reduction options apply to bookings made on or after 01 August 2019, for all travel dates:
|STRESS FREE PLUS||STRESS FREE||RISK TAKER|
|AA 24/7 breakdown assistance||✔||✔||✔|
|Glass and tyre cover||✔||✔||✘|
|Front/back/side panel damage||✔||✔||✘|
|Single vehicle rollover damage||✔||✘||✘|
|Claims administration fee||$0||$0||$75|
*If using a debit card, a $300 security bond is required even with Stress Free & Stress Free Plus.
Maybe you like to keep your petrol costs down. Maybe you’re a fan of hiring a small car, so you don’t have to worry about the vehicle size on the road. Maybe you just love Suzuki Swifts (disclaimer: or similar). Whatever your reasons, you can’t go wrong with our Small Hatch cars.
The Small Hatch size is a winner for its fuel economy, ability to navigate narrow country roads, and for that moment when there’s only one tiny parking space available outside that popular coffee shop.
Added to that is the fact that you’re not scrimping on features. You’ve still got power steering, airbags, A/C, and the ease of central locking (who wants to turn a key these days, anyway?). The stereo will play one of New Zealand’s 28 FM stations or pop a CD in if you’ve time travelled here from 1998.
While there are five seatbelts, unless you’re all travelling light or you are basing yourself in one place, you might want to limit how many people ride with you. The boot is reasonably small (it’s a small car, after all) so keep that in mind when you’re making your booking.
Whatever your reason for hiring a small car, we’re on board to support you! Book online, or call our friendly crew on 0800 399 736.