Simply Rental cars categories and what they mean


Simply Rental cars categories and what they mean

Although there are standard categorization of the rental car, most of the companies uses their own groups or categories. The indication "similar" in the describtion refers to the size, number of doors, transmission, fuel, air conditioning, luggage space and NOT to the car make and/or model. The images you see are almost identical to the make and model of every car except the color.  All the reservations are made by category (groups) and NOT by car make or model. Тhis mean for example that if you order a red, automatic kia picanto you may get black automatic kia picanto or similar one, like Toyota yaris, Nissan Micra etc.

When you hire a car with Simply Rental Cars, you will have access to each and every category of cars to ensure that you will get the exact hire car that you want for your trip. Sometimes it can be a little confusing trying to decide what hire car you want, so we have this car hire guide to help you out. You can see examples and descriptions of all the car hire category, we have images showing you how big the cars are in each category and  examples of the brand and type of car that could be your car hire. To see exact models available in our company, visit


Category: MINI

Number of passengers: 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
Luggage: 2 small suitcases

Examples: Kia Picanto, Toyota Yaris, Vauxhall Viva, Citroen C1, Nissan Micra, Hyundai I10

A MINI car hire category vehicle is perfect for a short holiday with your partner or a weekend escape from the everyday life on your own. A mini is ideal both for students and business travellers. Moreover, it is quite cheap to rent and rather economical in fuel consumption. Another important feature is finding a parking space - a MINI is much easier to find a parking space for than larger cars. 

Subject to availability, these vehicles can be booked with either two or four doors, and can accommodate up to four people.

Category: CITY

Number of passengers: 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
Luggage: 2 medium suitcases

Examples: Ford KA, Mazda 2, Toyota Aygo, Vauxhall Corsa, Mitsubishi Mirage

The CITY category distinguishes itself through low fuel consumption, which makes these vehicles ideal for students, couples and small families travelling without too much luggage. They are also great for shorter trips. Depending on availability, this category can be booked with varying technical properties - with manual or automatic transmission and with a diesel or petrol engine.

These cars can provide enough room for up to four people, two medium-sized suitcases and one carry-on bag. 

Category: STANDARD

Number of passengers: 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
Luggage: 1 large suitcase, 2 small suitcase

Examples: Renault Clio, Kia Rio, Peugeot 308, Nissan Note, Honda JAZZ 

The STANDARD category is the best choice for small families looking to hire a comfortable and good value vehicle with spacious boot. These types of cars are not only easy to manoeuvre on European cities' winding streets, but also offers enough room for four passengers and their baggage. STANDARD category vehicles are constructed in a way that their space is used very effectively. This is why STANDARD cars are more practical in big cities. 

Nowadays, STANDARD cars are very popular in European cities, especially among young drivers and small families. Try out this category if you are travelling in a group of four or with your children.

Category: FAMILY

Number of passengers: 5 (3 adults, 2 children)
Luggage: 3-4 medium luggages

Examples: Ford Fiesta, Honda Civic, Hyundai IX20

A vehicle in the FAMILY category is perfect for a family holiday or for a smaller group. The car class offers plenty of space to passengers and luggage alike, making your trip all the more comfortable. These cars are powerful allowing you to drive in comfort whether on shorter journeys or for your planned road trip. FAMILY cars are typically five door cars which fit up to five passengers and have 15-17 cubic metres of space in the trunk, accommodating three to five pieces of medium-sized luggage.

Category: 7 Seaters

Number of passengers: up to 7
Luggage: 5+ medium luggages

Examples: Ford Galaxy Zet, Kia Sorento, Seat Alhambra

Seven-seater cars come with three rows of seats. Row One is for the driver and front passenger. Row Two is the middle row, for three passengers. And finally, the two seats in the rear is called Row Three. Usually these two seats fold down into the floor to make extra space for a large boot and usually, they are best for occasional use.

Vans offer you the most space for your luggage. We recommend these vehicles if you are travelling with friends or family and need to fit in all your luggage. Depending on how many people you are travelling with, you can choose between five, seven or nine-passenger Vans. We recommend hiring the nine-passenger Van if you are travelling in a group of seven people, so that you can have enough space for all your luggage. Similarly, Seven-seater fits best five people with luggage.