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Rent a Compact Car in Hawaii

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Exploring Hawaii in your Compact rental car

Sightseeing opportunities in Hawaii are endless. Each island offers you its own beautiful spots to visit and explore. With our Compact rental cars you are free to discover Hawaii at your own speed. Each of the Hawaiian Islands offers you its own sightseeing opportunities to discover.

Most of Hawaii’s roads are perfectly accessible with a regular Compact rental car. You can drive through the beautiful countryside and stop at the idyllic villages and towns to soak up the spirit of Hawaii.

Start your North Shore beach tour on Oahu and take in the sun in the beautiful coastal town of Haleiwa. In the evening, stop by Honolulu to enjoy its bustling nightlife. Don’t forget to visit Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.

On Big Island, make sure to visit one of the many coffee farms where you will get insights into the coffee-making process. The Hilo Farmers Market is a further highlight on Big Island that can easily be reached by Compact rental car. Check out the variety of food sellers as well as other products like flowers or art.



*This is an illustration — actual car at pick-up can be different.

Different Compact Car Types


Compact cars from different car brands all share certain characteristics, namely: they generally have four doors and are available either in the hatchback version or the wagon version. They offer enough space for up to five occupants and around 12-14 cubic feet of luggage space, which is enough space for a large and a medium suitcase and several smaller bags.

Compact cars are very fuel-efficient and will help you reach any remote part of the Hawaiian Islands that are not connected to public transportation. They are ideal for in-town driving which makes them the perfect choice for sightseeing day-trips.

In the city you will discover their many advantages. Due to their compact size, they are easy to maneuver, even on narrower roads or in stalled traffic. They will also fit in any parking garages.

Compact Car Specs & Features

Compact Car Specs
Nissan Versa Ford Focus
Dimensions Wheelbase: 102.36 in.
Length: 169.09 in.
Width: 66.73 in.
Height: 60.39 in.
Wheelbase: 102.95 in.
Length: 172.36 in.
Width: 71.85 in.
Height: 57.24 in.
Seats 5 5
Bags 3 3

Compact Car Features 

At Car Rental Hawaii we offer you a wide range of Compact cars that have a variety of advantages. They are more fuel efficient than bigger models and thus they are also more environmentally-friendly. They are fun to drive and easy to park and with their manifold safety systems they are the perfect choice for your sightseeing tours – whether within bigger cities or when driving along the coastlines of Hawaii.

When driving along winding country roads you will also notice that they are easier to maneuver and thus increase the safety of your driving.

A popular model is the Ford Focus with the following specifications:

  • Dual-Stage front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Three-point safety belts at all seating positions
  • Height-adjustable front safety belts
  • Child-Safety Rear Door Locks
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Rear-View Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Driver knee airbag

Need to Know: Compact Car

What do I have to consider when booking a Compact rental car for Hawaii?

Before deciding on the car model you want to book it is best to plan out your trip in advance. If you plan on a lot of classic sightseeing activities such as coastal towns or cities with the occasional stop at the beach, a Compact rental car is the best choice for you. 

Please take into consideration that if you travel with four adults, the space might be a little cramped, so you could go up one car size. When travelling with children make sure that your chosen model accommodates the child car seats. 

Questions on booking a Compact car

Yes, child car seats are available for $12-to-$15 per day at Alamo. Budget and Avis charge $13 per day. Dollar charges $13 per day. They come in three sizes: baby, toddler, and child. Ask the rental agent for a child car seat during pick-up.

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adventure in hawaii


The different Hawaiian Islands are a paradise for anyone who is looking for an adventure holiday. Whether you visit the impressive volcanoes on Big Island or enjoy the untouched tropical paradise on Molokai, at each location you can discover the island by car from our big selection of SUVs and Jeep Wranglers.

sighseeing tour in hawaii


Experience Hawaiian culture and explore the beautiful coastal villages and bustling towns. Whether you decide on Oahu with Hawaii’s capital Honolulu and the famous Waikiki Beach, or you decide on visiting the green paradise that is Kauai, discovering the chosen destination by car is always a great idea.

family vacation in hawaii


Hawaii offers numerous idyllic beachfront resorts that are perfect for your family holiday. Pick up your rental SUV or Minivan to accommodate all passengers and all your luggage and explore the island. Each island offers its own mix of adventure and relaxation.

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