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Compact Car Options From Budget

What is a compact car? This type of vehicle is larger than an economy car but smaller than a full-size sedan. Most compact sedans have a 4-cylinder engine and deliver great gas mileage and ease of handling and parking. Their small size makes them great for road trips or spending time in a busy city. Check out the many benefits of a small car rental below, and learn more about the make and model you might be driving when you rent a compact car from Budget.

  • Kia Soul

    You’ll enjoy the extra space, meaning extra legroom,  and surprisingly comfortable seats in your compact car, if you get a Kia Soul rental.

    Kia Soul

  • Nissan Versa

    With a Nissan Versa rental, you’ll enjoy a spacious back seat and roomy trunk to fit all of your luggage, plus great fuel economy, too.

    Nissan Versa

  • Volkswagen Beetle

    A VW Beetle rental puts you in the driver’s seat of an iconic small car. Inside, you’ll find touchscreen controls and plenty of driver legroom.

    Volkswagen Beetle

  • Nissan Juke

    Looking for a powerful engine in a small package? You’ll find it in the Nissan Juke rental, which has a high-performance engine and a youthful style.

    Nissan Juke

  • Volkswagen Golf

    Choose a Volkswagen Golf rental and get many perks, including easy handling, a hatchback cargo area, and roomy inside for up to 5 passengers.

    Volkswagen Golf


Vehicle make, model, trim, features and color are not guaranteed and are subject to location and availability. Vehicles listed for this car group are subject to change at anytime. Vehicle features are subject to change based on the vehicle model-year.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I rent a compact car?

The Budget Car Rental reservation process is easy. Just enter your desired pickup location and date in the form above. When you reserve in advance you’ll have your keys in hand soon after arriving in town.

Where can I rent a compact car from Budget?

Find Budget Car Rental near you by checking out our locations page or by typing your preferred pickup destination into the form above. We have locations all over the country, so you’re sure to find one where you’re traveling. Once you’ve entered a location and date into the reservation form you’ll be able to see all the vehicles available to book for your trip.

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Compact Car Benefits

Don’t need a lot of room and/or looking to fit into tight parking spaces? Sounds like a compact car might be precisely what you need! They’re affordable, easy to handle, and feature a surprising number of features for small cars. Wondering whether or not a compact car rental from Budget is right for you? Here are some of the many benefits you’ll enjoy in this vehicle group:

  • Fuel-Efficient
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Easy to Park
  • Perfect for Two