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APV vs. SUV – What’s Right for You?

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So you’ve decided to come to Barbados for a visit and now you’re planning your daily movements. For the true freedom to enjoy your vacation a hired car is the only way to go. Getting around Barbados by taxi is not going to be as cost effective as renting a car. Many visitors prefer to rent an SUV for the duration of their stay. The simple fact is that many drivers feel more confident in an SUV, especially when navigating unfamiliar roads and terrain.
 
Stoute’s Car Rental has a range of 4x4 vehicles to suit your needs. For the single or couple, we have the perfect small SUV in the Suzuki Jimny. This versatile go anywhere vehicle is the right size for two people, but will also carry 4 persons in comfort over short distances, or two kids in the back seat. Many of our renters also find the size perfect for the roads in Barbados. It is easy to navigate the smaller country lanes and is very easy to park and negotiate tight spaces. At Stoute’s we have the Jimny available to you in both hard and soft top for maximum enjoyment.
 
If you require a little something larger in the SUV family of vehicles, we also have the Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4 or the Ford EcoSport. Both of these capable vehicles offer more space and luxury than the smaller Suzuki Jimny, and are a great rental car for those travelling in groups of 4/5. Apart from the aforementioned attributes, we recommend this hired car for the adventure traveller. Those enjoying the many action sports which Barbados has to offer like surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, etc. find this choice to be a good one for the go-anywhere ability. 
 
However, if you’re looking at moving people and stuff then your best bet, in the range, is going to be the Suzuki APV. This versatile 7 seater is a favourite for those with larger families or travelling in larger groups. Configured right, they are also great for those moving around with lots of gear, like a photographer, surfer, windsurfer, kite boarder, musician, etc. These capable vans are a worthy alternative to the SUV if your needs require an appropriately sized people mover to traverse the island.
 
As always, there is plenty do around Barbados especially if you have the freedom of a hired car. So when you’re booking your trip and looking for the perfect itinerary; remember, load up the GPS and buckle into your rental car for the trip of a lifetime in Barbados!
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