Ireland Car Rental Fleet and Styles

Car rentals can be tricking when traveling abroad because you'll have luggage in the car during the day when you are touring Ireland or driving to your next Bed and Breakfast. We always recommend clients go up one car rental size due to the luggage and we get quite a bit of push back, trying to save on the cost. Unfortunately clients have found that when they try to stuff their luggage and passengers in the car, they simply won't be comfortable -- and upgrades are not available at the last minute.

Our charts below have our honest opinion on what car to choose for comfort while vacation in Ireland. These recommendations are based on years of experience renting cars in Ireland while traveling with different groups of family and friends.

Keep in mind that when you rent a car, just like here in the United States, you are renting a particular class of car and not a specific make and model. If you rent an economy car, the rental agency may have several different makes to choose from and you're given what is available at the time of check-in.

If you are looking to rent a car without accommodations or airfare then I suggest using Auto Europe for your rental -- they're the lowest price for rental cars throughout Europe when booked separately. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions carefully!

When purchasing in combination with airfare and/or accommodations like Irish B↦Bs, Irish Hotels, or Irish Castles -- please request ask for a free Ireland Price Quote Request and I'll make sure you get a package deal.

You'll want to rent the smallest size comfortable for your trip. Please read our Driving Hints and Tips: Choosing Car for help on this subject.

2/3 Door Manual Economy Car Rental Fleet

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The lowest-priced 2/3 door manual economy car rentals in Ireland are perfect for 2 adults for about 5 nights. The luggage space in the trunk (boot) is minimal and will likely hold only one average-sized piece of luggage and you'll need to keep luggage on the back seat as well (we've never had a problem, just don't keep your iPhone or camera sitting out).

Makes/Models: Ford Fiesta, Open Corsa, VW Polo or similar.

4/5 Door Manual Economy Car Rental Fleet

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The 4/5 door manual economy car rentals are good for 2 adults for about 5 nights or more, giving you a bit more luggage space to keep things hidden out of site while touring between stops.

Makes/Models: Fiat Punto, Ford Fiesta, Open Corsa or similar.

Compact Manual Car Rental Fleet

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Our compact manual cars are economical and fits 3 adults comfortably, allowing two pieces of luggage in the trunk, out of site. The reason we don't recommend these for 3 adults is the back seat will likely be needed for luggage -- remember luggage!

Makes/Models: Ford Focus, Renault Megane, VW Golf or similar.

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Compact Diesel Manual Car Rental Fleet

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Same as our compact manual cars as far as fitting 3 adults comfortably however they take diesel fuel which is less expensive. Whilte the rental is slightly more, if you're traveling for more than a week in Ireland, the diesel car is likely going to save you money when filling up the gas tank.

Makes/Models: Toyota Corolla, Renault Megane or similar.

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Intermediate Manual Car Rental Fleet

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We recommend the intermediate manual cars for 4 adults traveling less than a week. You'll have room in the interior for 4 adults with adequate room however you might have backpacks in the back seat and if you pack right, you'll get all four pieces of luggage in the trunk.

Makes/Models: Renault Fluence, Skoda Octavia or similar.

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Intermediate Diesel Manual Car Rental Fleet

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Same recommendations for the intermediate manual above with regard to passengers and luggage however if you're going to be there for a week or slightly more, you'll find some savings when filling up the gas tank as diesel fuel is a bit less expensive.

Makes/Models: Ford Mondeo, Skoda Octavia or similar.

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Compact Manual Stationwagon Car Rental Fleet

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If you're going to be in Ireland for a week or more or you haven't really mastered how to pack for such a vacation, you'll want to upgrade to a station wagon, giving you more room for luggage. While they rate these cars for 5 adults, we think they're only comfortable for 4 adults when touring around.

Makes/Models: Ford Focus Estate, Renault Megane Estate or similar.

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Intermediate Manual Stationwagon Car Rental Fleet

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More room than the compact station wagon, we recommend these when you have 4 adults and a child or perhaps 3 adults and 2 children. It all comes down to comfort and how long you'll be in Ireland as well as the number of stops -- the more time you have luggage in the car will help determine the comfort of your dailing touring.

Makes/Models: Nissan Qashqai+2, Renault Fluence Estate or similar.

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Manual SUV Rental Fleet

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A little fun while in Ireland and sitting up a bit higher, these vehicles will be comfortable with 4 adults and 3 pieces of luggage.

Makes/Models: Ford Kuga, Hyundai iX35 or similar.

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Manual 8/9 Passenger Minibus Rental Fleet

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They rate these for up to 9 passengers however we have rented them in France and feel that 8 people, with luggage is the perfect size. You can fit 6 pieces of luggage so if you pack well, you'll be plenty comfortable driving in Ireland with a loaded vehicle.

Makes/Models: VW Caravelle, Ford Transit or similar.

4/5 Door Automatic Economy Car Rental Fleet

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The automatic economy rentals are good for 2 adults for about 5 nights or more, giving you a bit more luggage space to keep things hidden out of site while touring between stops.

Makes/Models: Fiat Punto, Ford Fiesta, Open Corsa or similar.

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Compact Automatic Car Rental Fleet

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Our compact automatic cars are economical and fits 3 adults comfortably, allowing two pieces of luggage in the trunk, out of site. The reason we don't recommend these for 3 adults is the back seat will likely be needed for luggage -- remember luggage!

Makes/Models: Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Renault Megane or similar.

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Intermediate Automatic Car Rental Fleet

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We recommend the intermediate manual cars for 4 adults traveling less than a week. You'll have room in the interior for 4 adults with adequate room however you might have backpacks in the back seat and if you pack right, you'll get all four pieces of luggage in the trunk.

Makes/Models: Renault Fluence, Skoda Octavia or similar.

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Intermediate Diesel Automatic Car Rental Fleet

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Same recommendations for the intermediate automatic above with regard to passengers and luggage however if you're going to be there for a week or slightly more, you'll find some savings when filling up the gas tank as diesel fuel is a bit less expensive.

Makes/Models: Skoda Octavia or similar.

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Premium Automatic Car Rental Fleet

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Looking for some comforts while on the road in Ireland? These Mercedes automatic car rentals will comfortably fit 5 people with luggage space for 4.

Makes/Models: Mercedes E2000 Automatic or similar.

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Intermediate Automatic Stationwagon Car Rental Fleet

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More room than the compact station wagon, we recommend these when you have 4 adults and a child or perhaps 3 adults and 2 children. It all comes down to comfort and how long you'll be in Ireland as well as the number of stops -- the more time you have luggage in the car will help determine the comfort of your dailing touring.

Makes/Models: Ford Mondeo Estate or similar.

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Automatic Minivan/People Carrier Rental Fleet

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These automatic rentals are rated for 6 adults and 4 pieces of luggage but we typically recommend them for 5 adults and luggage, ensuring comfort as there is quite a bit of car time when touring Ireland.

Makes/Models: Ford Galaxy, VW Sharan or similar.

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