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The Top Cars Hired in 2018

Over 1 billion cars are currently driving all over the world, when you compare that with the world’s population, 1 in 7 people have a car. Now that’s a lot! An alternative to buying a car is hiring, if you’re on holiday and need to get out and about, or just need a car temporarily, hiring a car is very helpful. Research has shown that British people who hire cars like to balance the cost and comfort of their chosen car, small cars are also very popular in the United Kingdom, not far behind that is convertibles.

When deciding on a car to hire don’t just go for the cheapest, think about what you’ll be doing and the amount of space you need. For example, if you’re planning on going off track a 4×4 would be best suited for your needs, or if you have a lot of luggage hire a car with a larger boot. Thinking about this now will save you a lot of hassle, and prevent your passengers piling their bags on their laps. We have completed hours of research to discover the top hired cars of 2018, using the knowledge and available information from car hire companies all over the UK. Keep reading for our roundup of the top cars hired in 2018. 

Top compact cars

Compact cars are the perfect cars for smaller families with young children. These vehicles tend to be cheaper to hire and offer everything your family may need. If you’re on a tighter budget, then these cars are the ones for you. These cars are also great for smaller journeys.

The top compact cars hired in 2018 were:parked car

  • Vauxhall Astra
  • Toyota Aygo Fire

Top vans

Vans are mostly hired for moving jobs, with their large spacious interior and vast boot making it the perfect vehicle. In most vans, you’re seated higher up than in a car, this makes the vehicle safer than a car. This is because you are given a wider view of anticipating driving decisions. Vans are designed to economise on fuel when carrying heavy loads, this makes it perfect for people on a tighter budget.

The top vans hired in 2018 were:

  • CITROËN Berlingo
  • Ford Transit
  • Luton Box Van

Each one of these has their own benefits. However, they are all highly requested and loved by the nation.

Top economy cars

Economy cars are typically small, lightweight and inexpensive to buy. Economy cars tend to have 2 doors, seat up to 4 occupants and accommodate several small bags. Economy cars are often a cheaper alternative, and great for anyone on a budget. They are perfect for any occasion; whether travelling to see family, or on a short weekend holiday.

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The top economy cars hired in 2018 were:

  • Peugeot 308
  • Ford Focus
  • Skoda Rapid



Top premium cars

Premium cars are generally equipped with the most up-to-date and high-quality technology and safety features which are not a standard in all cars. Premium cars are filled with high-end materials and finishes on the interior and exteriors, the most popular material used is leather. They use this material on everything, from the seats to the steering wheel.

Top premium cars hired in 2018 were:

  • Mercedes-Benz A180
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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