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What does it mean to rent a car group?

In the offer of many car rental companies, as well as when renting a car through the largest rental platform Rentalport, you will find that you will rent a category of vehicle and not a specific model. How are the categories most often divided and how does it usually work when you want to rent a specific vehicle model?

In order for the customer to be able to choose the category of vehicle that suits him best, there are a large number of categories and they are divided according to vehicle type, body type, luggage compartment size, according to the most common purpose for which the vehicle is intended or other specifications.

The main advantages of renting a vehicle category for a customer are the following:

  1. When a customer rents a vehicle category, it never happens that a vehicle from that category is not available. In this way, car rental can be flexible. In practice, it often happens that the lessee extends the rental period in front of you, or other circumstances arise, due to which it is not possible to rent the originally reserved model of the vehicle.
  2. Vehicle categories are so specific that the customer will not have the slightest problem finding a vehicle category that suits him.
  3. Car rental capacities can be used much more efficiently, which is reflected in the final price for the customer.
  4. So if you need, for example, a specific luxury vehicle, very urgently, this can be a problem. However, if you rent any vehicle in this category, you can be sure that you will get it almost immediately and probably at a better price.
  5. If a vehicle from a specific category is not available, the car rental company will offer you a vehicle from a higher category under the same conditions.

To better understand the assignment of vehicles to categories, here are some of the main categories of vehicles you will encounter when renting:


Mini vehicles are the smallest and are ideal for short-term trips over short distances or for moving quickly around the city. Parking with a mini category vehicle will definitely save you a lot of worries, which will be appreciated especially by women. Mini category vehicles are suitable for 1 or 2 people, if you are going on a longer journey, for 3 to 4 people rather short distances. In this category you will find, for example, the following vehicles: Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up, Citroën C1, Peugeot 108, Hyundai i10.

Advantages: low rental price, practical solution for shorter distances and good parking. Some car rental companies, which have a set minimum age for renting 21 years, usually allow rentals from 18 years of age for mini models.
Disadvantages: less space, low equipment, smaller trunk - some car rental companies do not allow traveling with a mini category abroad.


A very practical choice for driving around the city. This category is also suitable for 4 people on shorter trips and for 3 people on longer routes. In this category you will find, for example: Volkswagen Polo, Škoda Fabia, Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3, Fiat Punto and more.

Advantages: lower rental price, practical car to the city, good consumption and more space.
Disadvantages: low equipment, not so spacious and also not the most suitable for longer distances.


This category is suitable for 4 people and also for longer trips or abroad. It is ideal as a leisure vehicle for the weekend. In this category you will find, for example: Kia cee´d, Peugeot 308, Škoda Scala, Hyundai i30, Renault Megane, Opel Astra, Citroen C4, Toyota Auris.

Advantages: spacious vehicle, larger luggage space, good consumption.
Disadvantages: slightly higher price.


The ideal vehicle category for holidays or business trips, as well as a vehicle for those who need comfort and a more powerful vehicle. In this category you will find: Audi A3, Škoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf.

Advantages: vehicle suitable for business trips or holidays, sufficient space and storage space.
Disadvantages: higher price, higher consumption.


In this category are powerful and reliable vehicles for business trips, holidays or special occasions. These are relatively affordable large cars that are not yet considered luxury cars. These vehicles are usually 5-seater with enough space for convenient luggage storage. In this category you will find: Volkswagen Passat, Opel Insigna, Škoda Superb, Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 508.

Advantages: safe vehicle, high quality and reliability, sufficient space and storage space.
Disadvantages: higher price, higher consumption.


An SUV or city SUV are ideal family cars that provide comfort and safety in the first place. These vehicles have a higher chassis and are adapted to handle even more demanding obstacles on the road. They are usually equipped with all-wheel drive, so they are an ideal companion for mountain riding or skiing. In this category you will find: Škoda Karoq, Škoda Kodiaq, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot 50008, Volkswagen T-roc, Toyota Rav4.

Advantages: comfortable boarding, sports car for the demanding, safety.
Disadvantages: higher consumption, higher price.


This category is the clear choice if you have a special need and more vehicle capacity is needed. These vehicles are also referred to as multi-purpose vehicles. Rentalport also offers 8-seater vehicles, which fall into the category of 7-seater vehicles. In this category you will find, for example: Ford Tourneo, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Volkswagen Sharan, Volkswagen Touran, Volkswagen Caddy, Opel Zafira, Opel Vivaro, Renault Traffic, Volkswagen Transporter.

Advantages: space, capacity, ideal for large families or a group of friends.
Disadvantages: higher price, consumption, appearance.

You will also find other similar categories in the offer, such as commercial vehicles or vans.


The category of luxury vehicles is intended for the most demanding customers. These vehicles are rented by customers who want a luxurious sports experience, driving a luxury convertible or a test drive. Luxury vehicles are also rented, for example, for weddings, business trips or special occasions. In this category you will find: BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series, BMW 7 Series, Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz C, D, E, G, S, Audi A5, Jaguar X-Type.

Advantages: premium vehicle that you can reach relatively easily, unforgettable experience, premium quality, high comfort.
Disadvantages: higher consumption, higher price, higher deposit.

As in the case of Rentalport, the above-mentioned vehicle categories can be further divided into subcategories. The subcategory mainly defines the type of manual / automatic transmission and the type of bodywork most often seats / combi / SUV. Choosing the right category is even easier thanks to this logical division.

When renting a car, ask yourself a few basic questions to help you decide which vehicle category to choose.
This is especially:
How long the route you are going?
How many people will travel with you?
How big your luggage is?
Where you are going?
What is the purpose of your trip and whether you have to overcome more demanding terrain or weather conditions along the way.

These criteria will be your simple help to choose the category that suits you.

Now you know exactly what a vehicle category is. It is therefore not a question of any introduction, but rather of simplifying the method of booking a car for rent for the customer.