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Why rent a SUV?

There are plenty of reasons why renting a SUV might be the perfect choice for your self-drive holiday in Australia.

Whether you’re road tripping all over Australia or looking for that extra bit of comfort in an urban settings, renting a SUV can be a great choice. Take a look below so learn some of the best reasons for renting a SUV class hire car for your Australian road trip.

  • Great for long road trips

    If you’re planning to go on a long road trip along the Great Ocean Road, or maybe from Darwin to the Red Centre, a SUV can make your trip that little bit more magical. By renting a medium or large SUV you can fit in all of your luggage, family and friends, without feeling crowded. Sit back and relax while you’re driving those long distances. Aside from the amount of space, there are many safety features that SUV’s have. Depending on the car brand, these features can include a rearview camera (sometimes front view as well), safety alerts and a strong build and frame. Driving distances in Australia can be considerable and a SUV can make driving them a more comfortable experience.

  • Perfect for urban driving

    A small or compact SUV can be the perfect choice for zipping around cities like Sydney and Melbourne while also providing comfort for day trips out of the big smoke. With a small or compact SUV you get the perks of a SUV but in a smaller package, making this class of hire car ideal for shorter trips when your car doesn’t need to be full of luggage. Many SUVs have built-in mapping features to help you navigate Australian cities easily.

  • Large capacity for luggage

    Large SUVs can hold more luggage than a regular hire car. Some models even have three extra seats that can be lifted up to accommodate more passengers. It’s a win-win for those with lots of things — or people — to lug around. If you’ve travelled to Australia from overseas, chances are you’ve got quite a bit of luggage, making a SUV a great choice as a rental car.

  • Ideal for camping

    With a SUV you can fit tents, supplies, food and all those camping essentials in the boot and still enjoy a smooth ride to remote areas. With a powerful engine, a SUV is going to get you where you need to go with ease and safety. Camping in Australia is a very popular activity, and the country is littered with stunning campsites, and a SUV can get you to the best of them.

  • Plenty of safety features

    Chances are, you’ll be driving your rental car a lot — that’s why you’re renting it! Although every car available for hire is filled with safety features to keep you safe and sound, some SUVs come with extra safety features. These can include Electronic Stability Control which decreases the chance of the car rolling in the event of an accident.

  • Well-suited for families

    Have baby seats that need to fit in the car? What about teenagers who need more leg room? A SUV can be a great option for families. Equiped with a great sound system, comfy seats and enough space to reduce irritability, you’ll thank yourself later for renting a SUV rather than a smaller compact car for the family.