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Best Rental Cars for Family Road Trips

Best Rental Cars for Family Road Trips

It doesn’t matter if you’re departing from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin or practically anywhere in Australia. If you’re a family that loves adventure, the open road, and beautiful scenery, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the best rental cars for your next family road trip. 


When it comes to the best SUVs, SIXT’s range is pretty hard to beat! The SUV models are some of the top family cars going around. Choose from a lineup of Mitsubishi ASX, Eclipse Cross, Outlander, Toyota Kluger (or similar) when you take off for your next road trip. All models are exceptional when it comes to performance, style and comfort.

No matter which one you choose, SIXT’s entire range of SUVs are well equipped for both city and country-style adventures, so there’s no stopping you from taking that long awaited getaway with the fam.


For those all-time classic extended family holidays, save yourself the hassle of arranging drivers (plus a tonne of petrol) and opt for a mini-bus instead! Toyota’s 12 Seater Commuter will easily fit two or three families and make for an unforgettable family holiday. Did we mention that you can also drive these buses on a regular car licence?


For the family who’s got it all. Enjoy the stylish interiors of a Mercedes C200 as you cruise around the country. This classy make of Merc is popular for a number of reasons: innovative safety features including blind spot warning, autonomous emergency braking, and a reverse camera. The Mercedes C200 also has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating – a prestigious title awarded only to the safest family cars.


For those families who don’t need much room, there’s a great range of small family cars SIXT renters can choose from. With great fuel consumption and perfect for parking in busy metropolitan city locations there are great benefits to having a more compact car. The Toyota Corolla or Kia Cerato are two great models that are ideal for a weekend getaway or an city jaunt with the family. Our compact range of cars are an equal blend of style, practicality, and economy is more than enough for a weekend away.


There are of course countless ways to be kinder to the environment, from using reusable bottles and coffee mugs to volunteering in beach clean up days. And as for taking your next family holiday, you can not only opt for a road trip instead of a flight, but also opt for eco friendly cars instead of standard vehicles.

An eco friendly car rental now means you can opt to hire an electric vehicle (EV) or hybrid car from SIXT. For example, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a great option that more and more people are choosing to help bring down their fuel consumption (and fuel cost!) during road trips.

If you’re prepared to try an EV, then we offer the stunning Tesla Model 3 and MG ZS Electric. Our staff can help with any advice you may need for the car, such as basic operations and where to charge on your journey.

With more than 160 car hire locations  around the country  there’s bound to be one with the right family road trip car for you – whether that’s a small family car, a luxury sedan, an SUV or even a mini-bus. The most important factor is having your family around you and enjoying time together.

Plus AANT members can save even more with SIXT. By making a car rental booking in Australia until the 30th June 2022 you could save 25%* off. Browse fleet and book your vehicle

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