Choosing the best car for a long drive

Setting out on a long-haul New Zealand drive across rugged and unpredictable terrain requires the right vehicle. As exciting as summer road trips can be, they can be spoiled by a bad choice of rental car. Underpowered motors or big gas-guzzlers can add an unnecessary burden. So when you’re planning a trip, it’s good to know what car to opt for. Lucky for you, we’ve got the best guide to choosing the right car.

A good road trip car needs to be fun to drive and offer good fuel economy. It should be convenient, safe and cheap. Below you’ll find our top hacks to picking the best car from NZ Rent A Car, available across the North and South Island.

Full Size

Our ‘luxury’ option offers a powerful 6 cylinder sedan at a great cost. This vehicle really does tick all the boxes. Ideal for long journeys due to the added comfort and space afforded, luxury seating and a more powerful engine will be sure to deal with even the most demanding New Zealand roads. A bigger fuel tank also allows you to skip the petrol station for hundreds of kilometres meaning nothing will slow you down.

SUX 4×4

The best thing about long drives is you never quite know what you’re going to encounter. New Zealand has its fair share of rural life. Maybe you’ll explore the country and leave the beaten track. Always be prepared by choosing from our SUV fleet. A popular choice for the spontaneous traveller, heading to the sandy North or snowy South. These big vehicles can deal with even the roughest terrain.

Station Wagon

Flat folding seats give you a huge amount of space to either lie in the back when stationary or pack it full of luggage if you’re staying on the road for a number of weeks. Our station wagons easily seat 4 adults, 1 child and 4 suitcases. Perfect for landing from your flight and hitting the road without worrying about room. Popular for family trips and adventure days.

8 Seater MPV

For big families, nothing compares to our 8 seater fleet. Sometimes you just need those extra seats to squeeze in the kids and their friends or simply distance squabbling children from being sat on top of each other. Convenient and affordable, get the most for your money without booking multiple vehicles for one trip.

Booking with us means friendly, helpful and reliable staff dedicated to finding the perfect hire car for you. With our low prices, we’ll beat any quote, and still provide the exceptional service that you deserve. Contact us today to discuss which vehicle is right for you. We’d be more than happy to help.

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Contact

If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.

Contact

If you have any questions or need help or advice about rental cars or your New Zealand travel plans we’re here to help you. Please contact us

New Zealand Free Phone: 0800 800 956

Australian Free Phone: 1800 771 302

Other international enquiries. Find your nearest New Zealand rental cars branch.