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What is a Midsize or Intermediate Car?

A midsize rental car is bigger than a compact car but smaller than a full-size sedan, so you’ll get the best of both worlds during your travels. If you’re looking for a car that offers both fuel economy and affordability without sacrificing comfort, a midsize or intermediate car may be the right rental car for you. Choose an intermediate car rental for trips around the city, road trips, or anything in between. Avis has a large fleet of midsize vehicles to suit your needs. Learn more about the perks of a midsize car rental below.


Intermediate Car Models

When you rent a midsize or intermediate car rental, there are a variety of models that may be provided to you. Here are a few of the makes and models Avis offers in this car group:

  • Chevrolet Cruze

    The family-friendly Chevy Cruze rental gets an incredible fuel economy. You’ll also find great technology at your fingertips.


    Chevrolet Cruze

  • Toyota Corolla

    Want a car you can trust? Get reliability and great safety features in the reputable Toyota Corolla rental from Avis.


    Toyota Corolla

  • Nissan Sentra

    As one of the most spacious midsize cars on the market, a Nissan Sentra rental provides a roomy ride.


    Nissan Sentra

  • Hyundai Elantra

    Enjoy amazing highway gas mileage and up to 201 horsepower in the sleek Hyundai Elantra rental.


    Hyundai Elantra

  • Kia Forte

    The Kia Forte rental is a stylish midsize car model with an array of technology features and supreme interior comfort.


    Kia Forte

  • Mazda3

    You’ll have a great time driving a Mazda3 rental during your vacation, thanks to its excellent handling, sporty look, and superior performance.



  • Ford EcoSport

    Choose a Ford EcoSport rental for ample storage and cargo space, a sleek exterior, and good handling on the road.


    Ford EcoSport

  • Kia Niro

    Rent a Kia Niro for unparalleled fuel economy. This hybrid provides a comfortable driving experience with a powerful engine.


    Kia Niro

  • Subaru Impreza

    The Subaru Impreza rental offers standard all-wheel drive, so it’s a great rental car choice if you’re going to be dealing with snowy or steep roads.


    Subaru Impreza

  • Honda Civic

    A Honda Civic rental gives a comfortable ride with excellent fuel economy. You’ll love the precision steering and turbocharged engine.


    Honda Civic


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.



Is a standard or intermediate car bigger? 

Comparing an intermediate vs. standard car? An intermediate car rental is smaller than a standard car, but bigger than a compact car. The smaller size allows for an easier time parking and greater fuel economy in comparison to a standard car.


Where can I rent a midsize or intermediate car?

If you’re looking to reserve a midsize or intermediate car, Avis can help. We have locations all over the United States, so you’re never very far from a convenient rental car location. Simply select your preferred pickup location and date in the reservation form to see what cars are available to book.


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Why Rent a Midsize Car From Avis?

  • Perfect for Road Trips
  • Reasonably Priced
  • Easy Use for Families

There are many reasons to choose a midsize or intermediate car rental. Here are just a few benefits to consider when weighing your options:

  • Perfect for Road Trips: Hit the road in a car that’s large enough to be comfortable but small enough to provide great gas mileage.

  • Reasonably Priced: Midsize vehicles are easy on the budget, so you have more spending money for the rest of your vacation.

  • Easy Use for Families: If you have a small family, you’ll find a midsize vehicle to be the perfect size for your rental car needs.


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