Vehicle Guide Fullsize SUV  Rentals

A full size SUV will have 4 doors

Some Examples of commonly carried  makes and models are

Chevy Tahoe

Chevrolet Traverse

Ford Exbedition

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Seating Capacity

The seating capacity of a full size Sport Utility Vehicle is either

7/8 passengers... it will be rare to be able to guarantee an 8 passenger SUV... but you can always call the rental company to make your preference known after you book and have a reservation number.

When you see two options for seating capacity, it means that the car rental company has both options in that category. You are guaranteed 7 passenger seating. Whether or not you get 8 passenger seating would depend on what make/model you get at the rental counter.

Average Luggage Capacity

The luggage capacity given for large SUVs are

4 Large 3 Medium 2 Small

The capacity will of course be determined by your particular luggage items as well as the number of passengers.. and what you can jam under the seats!

Usual Features

Common standard features that you will see in full size SUV rental are

AM/FM stereo/Cassette

CD Player

Air Conditioning Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Locks

Anti-Lock Brakes

Air Bags

Cruise Control

Intermittant Wipers

Tilt Steering Wheel

Average Fuel Economy

The average fuel economy for a large SUV rental is

17 mpg

It's common for rentals of large SUVs to have a no show policy... you will usually have to give your credit card in advance... make sure to find out the terms and conditions of cancellation and the policies for any possible cancellation fees.

It is also common for large SUV rentals to have limited mileage restrictions.

If you reserve a large SUV with limited miles, I would suggest calling the rental company's toll free reservation line and giving the rep your confirmation number; they may be able to find a rate that will offer you unlimited mileage or, at least, more miles than allowed on what you've booked. 

Note: In general categories, car rental companies can rarely guarantee a make or model. That’s why you’ll usually see a make/model example with a notation of …or similar. That means you will get either that vehicle or something of similar size and with similar features. 


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