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7 best rental cars for summer vacation

Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima
  • Type: full-size
  • Passengers: five
  • Rental companies: Hertz, Avis, Enterprise and Budget
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 27
    • Highway - 38

You will find both two-door and four-door versions of the Altima as rental cars. If your rental needs include transporting more than two people, you will probably want four doors.

Renters unfamiliar with a continuously variable transmission will need to adjust to the absence of shifting in the Altima, which uses a CVT to usher output from the 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine to the front wheels. Nimble, easy to handle and redesigned for 2013, the Altima is well-suited for long freeway rambles and crowded city streets.

Consumer Reports rated ride quality, noise, and front- and rear-seat comfort as "very good." Consumer Reports also awarded a "very good" for the Altima's cargo space. NASA helped design the front bucket seats for improved comfort over long distances.

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