Enough trunk/boot space is a must: It is important a vehicle accommodates all essential luggage and also provides ample space to fit the luggage evenly and makes it easily accessible. SUV’s score highly as the trunk/boot is reachable from inside the vehicle and helps to avoid too many stops while driving.
Internal space management and features: When we talk about spending long hours driving, a car with comfortable and smart interiors acts as a perfect companion. Enough bottle and cup holders, flexible back seats, a good music system to entertain on long drives, comfortable seats with adjustable features while driving, minimal cabin noise are some of the essentials which are to be noted.
Cars are smaller in New Zealand as compared to the States so be forewarned the trunks are smaller too! A good example of this is that a large NZ saloon will comfortably seat 4 adults but will not fit 4 large suitcases plus small bags into its trunk.
Low Emission, Hybrid Cars & Electric Cars: The smaller the car the more fuel-efficient was the general rule, however there is now a line of cars in New Zealand that offer high fuel-efficiency and are easy on the wallet. We are now able to offer clean, low-emissions vehicles. All of the vehicles in this class offer guest’s significant fuel economy and lower emissions. This includes electric cars and hybrid cars. These vehicles are available at select locations with more coming online every month. The fleet includes compact cars, sedans and SUVs.
Fuel-efficiency is seen in New Zealand as reaching a combined miles per gallon (MPG) rating of 28. The combined MPG rating is calculated with a 45%/55% split using Highway and City measurements, respectively. For more on combined MPG visit fueleconomy.gov
Fuel efficiency: Smaller cars with smaller engines are more fuel-efficient, however some of the larger 4WD vehicles and people movers have efficient diesel engines. Diesel is significantly cheaper than petrol in New Zealand.