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Top Winter Cars in Australia by VroomVroomVroom

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Whether you're visiting Australia for the holidays or business trip, it is advisable to rent a car especially in areas where it gets chilly during the winter season. No need to bear the cold weather outside while waiting for a public transport or worry about getting stranded during rush hour; because a rental car can easily transport you from one destination to another.

Most popular car models for winter driving

With a vast selection of vehicles to choose from, it makes it more difficult for customers to choose a car hire that is suited for them. You'll need to consider things like how many people will be travelling, where you'll be going and how much storage space you'll need before you book your car. We've put together a list of some of the most popular vehicles in winter in Australia.

  • Toyota Corolla / Hyundai i20: For some people, having a smaller car to drive in Australia is preferable. For many areas of Australia, winter is the peak season to visit, meaning the roads can get quite busy. A smaller car also makes navigating cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane much easier, particularly where on-street parking may be challenging. In areas of Far North Queensland and Tasmania, the roads can be narrow and winding through the mountains, so some drivers may find it easier in a small car.
  • Mitsubishi ASX / Nissan QASHQAI: If you're heading to rural areas, or parts of southern Australia where there is a risk of ice on the road, you may feel safer in a larger car. These cars also offer additional storage space, so if you're travelling with a lot of winter gear you will be more comfortable.

Read more important information to know before booking a rental car.


When you hire a car in winter in Australia . . .

If you are planning on travelling to alpine areas of Australia in winter, there may be restrictions as to where you can travel. Without purchasing additional cover, or seeking prior authorisation from the car rental company, you may not be able to travel above the snow line in areas of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

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