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Choosing the right hire car for me in Barbados

The first step to choosing your hired car for your Barbados vacation is going to be determined by your travel needs when on the island. The size of your group/family immediately will tell you what category of car or SUV you’ll need in order to make the most of your adventure. We offer a full range of vehicles suited to our driving conditions and road size from the smallest ETAN/ECAR economy car category to the much larger MVAR vans and PFAR premium SUV vehicle choices


For the single traveller or those travelling in couples or with two adults and a couple children, we have the KIA Moke (ETAN) open-side compact convertible car. Also popular for this grouping are the KIA Picanto economy car (ECAR) and the Suzuki Swift (CCAR) compact car. For a little more room, and if you have 5 people in your party, then you can choose the Toyota Yaris midsize sedan (ICAR). This vehicle is also great for those with families using car seats for their babies or small children. 


If your preference is for a more elevated driving position or you just prefer an SUV, we have the compact Suzuki Jimny available in soft top (CJAR) or the hard top (CFAR). These capable little vehicles have small rear passenger leg room, so are best suited if your rear seat holiday makers are smaller in stature. 


For our Barbados market, we consider midsize sedans with 5 passenger capacities to be cars like the Toyota Corolla (FCAR) or Mazda 3 (SCAR). These are the most popular size cars on the road and are great for a group of adults whether on business or vacation, and they offer relatively generous boot/trunk space for your daily island adventures. For these same needs we also have a range of SUV’s, if that’s your preference, which include vehicles like the Ford Ecosport SUV (IFAR), Suzuki Grand Vitara (SFAR), Nissan Xtrail (PFAR) and Toyota RAV4 (PFAR).


For groups of up to 7 adults, we would recommend one of our van options. The Suzuki APV Van (SVAR) or the Toyota Noah (MVAR). These spacious people movers allow you to travel in comfort with your entire group in one vehicle. Also, they’re perfect for visitors who may be in a group of two but travelling with bulky items for work or play.


The second step to making your choice is typically going to be the price. As with any holiday, your tropical getaway is going to have a budget. We offer a wide range of rates, which will typically increase with the size of the vehicle. Our lower daily rates are found in the compact range of vehicles like the KIA Moke, Picanto and Suzuki Swift. However, the two Suzuki Jimny variants tend to be a slightly more expensive option, as they are an entry into the SUV category. 


If you’re looking for some more creature comforts and generous space our wide midsized sedan range offers great value for money. Vehicles such as the Toyota Yaris, larger Corolla, and the Mazda 3 or similar are very popular choices both in terms of the cost and the flexibility in cabin space and boot/trunk space.


Our SUV range contains our premium vehicles with rates commensurate with the trim levels and larger roomy interiors. The range runs from Ford Ecosport to the Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail, or similar.


While our vans like the Suzuki APV and the Toyota Noah run toward the upper end of our pricing scale, these vehicles can offer some of the better economy for group travel, since their capacity can allow for visitors travelling together who want to consolidate their parties – like 2-3 couples – into one vehicle for the ultimate travel together experience. We are one of the largest rental car companies on the island with a range to suit any budget or travel need for your best Barbados vacation. 


Remember to observe all traffic laws, including speed limits and seatbelt laws.  We also drive on the left, so all our vehicles are right hand drive with automatic transmissions. Excellent Car Rental Service © 2023 Stoutes Car Rentals. All Rights Reserved.
Kirtons, St. Philip, BB18054, Barbados, West Indies.