Intermediate cars are bigger than ‘compact’ cars, and smaller than ‘standard’ cars. Find out what to expect if you book an intermediate car.
Rental companies change their fleets all the time. Apart from replacing older cars with newer ones, they also often need to take cars off the road for repairs, cleaning or servicing.
That’s why every hire car has ‘or similar’ next to the picture you’re looking at online. If you choose a car model that’s classed as intermediate, you won’t necessarily get the exact make and model you picked. But you will get a car that is also classed as intermediate. This means it will be more or less the same size, with the same kind of gearbox, the same number of doors and seats, etc.
Intermediate cars are bigger than ‘compact’ cars, and smaller than ‘standard’ cars.
Helping you compare: intermediate cars
Here are just a few examples of intermediate cars. Each has slightly different specifications and looks different on the outside, but they’re all a similar size, with similar engines and roughly the same amount of passenger and luggage space.
So if you book an intermediate car, you might get one of these:
Some car rental companies also put ‘crossover’ cars in the intermediate group, so you might get something along these lines: