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Basketball players don't just drive the latest 7 seater 4x4 to look cool (though I'm sure that's a factor), there is a common misconception that tall and plus-sized people need bigger cars. When it comes to travel and vacation everyone wants to save money and go with the most affordable options, and this makes the small, fuel efficient, economy cars more popular than ever. But are there car rental options for the big and tall?
The most common complaints from larger travelers in smaller cars are the roofline height, seat width and padding, crowding center consoles, legroom, and ease of entry and exit. When it comes to safety a large portion of the population is just plain left out. According to federal regulations vehicle manufacturers need only produce and test their seat belts to fit persons up to 215 pounds. While there are aftermarket extenders you can buy to help secure your seat belt, customizing the rest of the vehicle isn't so easy. Fortunately for plus sized travelers this coming winter holiday there are a few affordable small car rentals with the right sized interiors. ## Mini Cooper economy car hire For a small car rental the Mini Cooper is surprisingly roomy on the inside. You won't want to plan for backseat passengers behind a tall driver, but it does supply the front passengers with ample leg room and comfortable head room. ## Honda CRV 4x4 car hire Compact and quite fuel efficient, this little crossover 4x4 stands out for its easy entry and exit with wide opening doors and a tall roof. Its not the toughest 4x4 or the smallest economy car, but its a nice blend of both worlds that larger travelers can appreciate. ## Hyundai Elantra
Supper affordable, the new Elantra economy car rental has been made both more compact as well as wider in the seating. Head room and leg room are both ample, but its width-wise that puts the Hyundai Elantra on out list for the plus-sized. Find out which small car rentals are available in your next destination by completing the booking engine at the top of this page.