Which Car for Which Holiday1

School Holiday Car Hire

Beating the school holidays? Smart choice. An even smarter choice is picking the right car for your trip. Unsure? Fear not. Here is your pack-and-go guide.


Camping – Toyota Hilux 1-tonne Ute

Leave all the soccer-mum 4WDs for dead on your next outback getaway. The Toyota Hilux really is man’s best friend - rugged? Check. Wide tray? Check. High clearance? Check. Strap down your camping gear and take the tradie’s favourite on holiday. It probably deserves it.

City – Nissan Micra

Little car, big heart. For your next city break, take the Nissan Micra for a sping – roomy interiors belie dimensions that can fit into the tightest park, and even child restraint anchorage points if you want to bring the little ones along.

Antiquing – Toyota Hiace Van

Don’t make the mistake of being the guy using bungee cords and a pair of roof racks to get that mid-century sideboard home. Next antiquing weekend away, kit up like a professional with the Toyota 1-tonne Van. With a 1.35m height, and almost 3m length, you can answer “Yes, dear” to any furniture purchase requests.

Family – Hyundai iMax people mover

It’s hard to get the whole clan – and all the stuff that comes along with them – away together. But you can say yes to the family holiday, and no to squeezy back seats, with the Hyundai iMax people mover makes it easy: eight full seats, easy cabin access, a huge boot and multiple child-seat anchorage points.

Beach – Toyota Camry

Hit the beach without hating the trip there with a Toyota Camry. The family sedan has tonnes of boot space for all your on-the-sand kit, and a 60/40 split rear-seat so your longboard can make it out too.