Chicago is a sprawling city on the shores of Lake Michigan that lends itself to renting a car to see the sights. The best car for Chicago depends on both your preferences and type of vacation; whether you are on a short weekend break in downtown Chicago or taking a family road trip in the region. Here we will discuss which vehicle types are most convenient in different scenarios, taking into account factors such as road handling, vehicle size, and room for luggage.
Best Car For a Family
If you are traveling with your family to Chicago – especially in the winter – you should consider renting an SUV. This gives you the option of four-wheel-drive if there is snow or other bad weather, as well as more legroom and storage space. If you are just looking for a vehicle to do short journeys around the city and you have packed relatively light, we recommend choosing from our range of sedans. This will also make it easier to find parking spots on the street or in garages.
Best Car For A Short Weekend Trip
Our compact cars are suitable for short weekend breaks and are one of the most affordable vehicle types. They are also excellent for maneuvering into tight parking spots, easier to parallel park and generally make for easy turning; with Chicago’s grid street system ease of turning is a great advantage! Smaller cars are generally more fuel-efficient than larger cars and when you are stopping and starting a lot this makes them a more economical choice for a weekend in the city.
Best Car For Traveling Around
If you are heading out on a road trip to explore Lake Michigan or using Chicago as a pick-up or drop-off point for a longer road trip, one of SIXT’s line of luxury sedans is a practical option covering a huge range of mobility needs. Chicago is ideally located for road trip adventures and day trips with easy access to major interstate and highway routes in Illinois and the stunning Lake Michigan begging further exploration. With a sedan, you can benefit from more luggage space and legroom, while our range provides all the latest features and stylish designs. The popularity of sedans is largely due to their balance of speed and fuel economy, which can really help you budget for longer distances when traveling with a family or a small group.