What is the difference between economy and compact cars?

What is the difference between economy and compact cars?

The biggest difference between an economy car and a compact car is the size. While both vehicle classes are generally very affordable to rent and drive (offering great fuel efficiency), economy cars are generally slightly smaller than their compact counterparts.

What is considered an economy car rental?

In car rental, economy cars tend to be small – they are the second smallest type of car you can rent. They are good for city driving and suitable for four people for shorter trips, and two or three people for longer trips. … Economy cars are the next group up from 'mini' cars, and the next group down from 'compact' cars.

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What cars are considered compact?

The compact car, identified as a small car in Europe, falls between the mid-size and the sub-compact vehicles. Typically a Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Audi A3 fall into the compact category. The compact can be a hatchback, two- and four-door model and a sports compact.

What is considered a subcompact car?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) car size class definition, the subcompact category sits between minicompact and compact categories. The EPA definition of a subcompact is a passenger car with a combined interior and cargo volume of between 85–99 cubic feet (2,410–2,800 L).