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Midsize Car Rental in Europe

Midsize Car RentalsA midsize car rental in Europe is the perfect size vehicle for families looking for extra luggage space or larger groups packing lightly. The most common midsize cars in Europe are the Ford Mondeo and the VW Passat, which are similar in size to the Ford Contour in the US. These models seat up to 5 passengers, with approximately 15 to 17 cubic feet of luggage space. This accommodates around three to four medium bags or suitcases.

About Renting a Mid Size Car

You're planning a trip to Europe and you need an affordable mid size vehicle rental that can help make the big dream vacation really come to life. Enter Auto Europe - the industry frontrunner in the European car rental market. Auto Europe works with some of the biggest vehicle manufacturers and mid-size auto rental distributors to help you make the most of your leisure or business travel throughout continental Europe.

Learn more about this class of larger cars, find out if this style of car is the right fit for you, and then select from the best in mid sized sedans and mid sized SUVs available from Auto Europe.

History of Mid Size Cars

You can opt for the next size up from a compact vehicle, when you select from among our fully equipped fleet of mid-size sedans or SUVs. Commonly known as large family cars or the D segment in European nations, mid size cars first rolled out in the U.S. in 1956, with the now iconic Rambler Six. Upon its debut, because vehicles were generally larger back in the day, the Rambler Six was referred to as a compact car.

During the 1960s, full-sized vehicles grew in scale, as did mid size sedans, and in fact, 1960s mid size cars took on similar proportions to 1950s full size cars. The following decades of increasing gas prices led to smaller designs, and today, the wheelbases of American mid size vehicles are typically between 105 and 110 inches. The EPA also classifies mid size cars by interior capacity, from 110 to 119 cubic feet. Most European large family cars will feature very similar dimensions - allowing you to rent a mid-size car in Europe where you'll enjoy ample room without overpaying. 

Pros and Cons With Mid Size Car Rentals

Narrow European Street to Drive a Midsize Rental CarThe cars in this class are perfect for small groups or small families who need more storage for belongings, and a bit more legroom. The best mid size cars in this class also have optimal safety standards, making family travel that much easier. The sturdy body construction alone can make a lot of drivers and passengers of mid size SUVs or sedans feel safer during their travel abroad through foreign cities.

While there is more passenger room and trunk space, it may not be what you're used to in the U.S. Smaller cars tend to be more popular in the European market, and this can often compromise interior volume. With that in mind, and depending on where you plan to travel in Europe, a mid size car can be difficult to maneuver around narrow streets, smaller parking spaces, and other more compact vehicles. 

Best Mid Size Rental Cars: Space & Value

Auto Europe allows you to choose from a wide selection, with some of the best mid size rental cars available. Whether your taste is a mid size sedan, mid size SUV, drop top, or wagon, Auto Europe has the perfect car rental for you. A few examples include the BMW 1 Series: a stylish, roomy sedan that features an automatic transmission and comfortably seats up to five people. Or you can go with the Audi A3 Cabriole, for a bit of convertible indulgence on your journey through the river valleys of Germany.

The mid size rental car fleet also has a number of wagons available, including the popular Volkswagen Passat Wagon. This family-friendly beauty is available with automatic transmission and provides good gas mileage. And finally, if a mid size SUV is more your flavor, check out the VW Touareg or Audi Q7 for the perfect blend of utility and luxury.

Reserve Your Mid Size Car Today With Auto Europe

For the lowest prices and widest selection available, book your next mid size car rental through Auto Europe and our unmatched list of quality local suppliers. Should you need assistance, just contact us direct at 1-888-223-5555. Our attentive staff is ready to guide you through the reservation process, and to help you book the mid size car of your dreams.

Popular Mid-Size Car Rental Models in Europe

Click on any of the links below to learn more about some of our most popular mid-size car rental models in Europe. From comfortable sedans to small SUVs and wagons - these vehicles offer the space and flexibility needed for comfortable touring.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Rental
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Audi A3 Sportback Rental
Audi A3 Sportback
Citroen Cactus Rental
Citroen Cactus
Ford Grand C-Max Rental
Ford Grand C-Max
Ford Mondeo Rental
Ford Mondeo
Lancia Delta Rental
Lancia Delta
Opel Insignia Rental
Opel Insignia
Renault Scenic Rental
Renault Scenic
Skoda Octavia Rental
Skoda Octavia
Peugeot 3008 Rental
Peugeot 3008
Volkswagen Passat Rental
Volkswagen Passat
Chevy Malibu Rental
Chevy Malibu
Mazda 6 Rental
Mazda 6
VW Jetta Rental
Volkswagen Jetta
Chevy Cruze Rental
Chevy Cruze
Mazda 3 Rental
Mazda 3
Hyundai Elantra Rental
Hyundai Elantra
Mercedes B Class Rental
Mercedes B Class
Toyota Camry Rental
Toyota Camry
Toyota Prius Rental
Toyota Prius
Dodge Avenger Rental
Dodge Avenger