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Best Rental Cars for Summer Driving in the United Kingdom​

summer rental cars

A summer road trip in the United Kingdom is the perfect way to see all that is on offer in this gorgeous location. The great thing about renting a car in summer is the amazing temperatures. From a coastal trip to a country adventure, VroomVroomVroom shows you the best rental cars for summer driving in the UK. Secure your rental now and start exploring this stunning area on a road trip for an unforgettable experience.

Best car brands for summer driving

  • Ford Fiesta: This type of car has great fuel economy for those long summer drives. With a spacious interior for a small vehicle, it has amazing performance. This size car is ideal for couples or smaller groups of people.
  • Nissan Qashqai: This small SUV is perfect for a family road trip. With heaps of boot space and a spacious back seat, you will be able to fit all your luggage and still have enough room for the whole family to be comfortable. The Qashqai is also full of safety features making it perfect for a summer road trip with the family.
  • Hyundai i10: Although this car is small, it packs a punch. Super easy to drive, this car is perfect for city driving and day trips. Hyundai is known for its loaded features, so you’re sure to be impressed by this easy to drive vehicle.
  • Skoda Octavia: This mid-sized car is a spacious and comfortable vehicle to road trip in. With heaps of space for your luggage, you’ll be able to take this car on a long road trip on your summer escape. Families suit this type of car due to the vehicle space including anyone with a lot of luggage.

Most popular summer rental cars in the United Kingdom

VroomVroomVroom has compiled the most popular summer cars rented in the UK. Based on our own data, we have come up with the most booked rental cars in the United Kingdom in summer.​

  1. Ford Focus (16.39%)
  2. Vauxhall Corsa (12.09%)
  3. Hyundai i30 (8.14%)
  4. Vauxhall Astra (6.17%)
  5. Nissan Qashqai (5.19%)
  6. VW Golf (3.84%)
  7. Fiat 500 (3.13%)
  8. Hyundai i10 (2.57%)
  9. Ford Fiesta (2.43%)
  10. Skoda Octavia (2.40%)

Note: Results were based on VroomVroomVroom's car rental bookings (June 21, 2018, to September 23, 2018)

Important:

When you are on your summer road trip. . .

There are important things you need to be aware of. On sunny days, everyone will be out and about enjoying the weather. This means the roads will be busy. Plan your route ahead of time and leave early in the morning to beat the crowds. Always carry water and sunscreen to be prepared for your road trip.​