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7 best rental cars for summer vacation

Ford Focus
Ford Focus ©Ford Motor Company
  • Type: compact
  • Passengers: five
  • Rental companies: Hertz, Avis and Budget
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 28
    • Highway - 38

Depending on the company, you will find the Focus as either sedan or hatchback rental cars. Although there are some differences in terms of cargo space -- the sedan has plenty, but the hatchback has considerably more -- the two styles are much more alike than different.

A responsive 160-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine turns the front wheels via a driver-shiftable, six-speed automatic transmission. Consumer Reports assigned ratings of "very good" to its ride quality, noise and front-seat comfort.

Because of its highly stylized exterior and interior, the Focus doesn't look or feel much like a rental car. The interior is particularly good looking. Most controls are simple to operate, even for a first-time user. The cabin is exceptionally quiet.

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