Renting a car in Costa Rica is one of the best ways to discover and explore this beautiful country and like any other tourist destination, you will find plenty of cars available to rent and lots of different companies.
In this article we are going to show what it’s like to rent a full size SUV in Costa Rica.
Renting a Full Size SUV in Costa Rica
This car is the biggest SUV you can rent in Costa Rica. It fits up to 7 passengers and is 4X4, but if you are looking for something bigger please contact us. Many visitors plan on renting a full size SUV in Costa Rica if they have a big party and plan on exploring the country off the main roads.
In the next video Samantha and I will show you this great car.
Hey guys, in this video we are going to answer one of the most common questions we get on mytanfeet. That question is what is the best car to rent in Costa Rica. We’re going to show you one of the cars that are commonly available to rent so you guys can see exactly what it’s like and hopefully this will help you in deciding which car is right for your trip!
The car that we will show you today is a full size SUV that fits up to 7 people. This is a 4X4 car that comes with a 2.2 turbo diesel engine and an automatic transmission.
So the interior of this car is very spacious. You can comfortably fit seven people in here and even if you have little kids you can also put the booster seats in and they’ll also be very comfortable. As you can see it’s very spacious and so we’re going to see how much luggage we can fit in. We actually brought our own luggage to show you how much crap you can actually fit in here cause we have a lot of stuff. So you have these seats right here but in case you don’t have that many people you can fold these chairs down to make more room for your luggage. OK so let’s move this down, so you press this. OK so I’m going to show you how much luggage we can fit in the car and this is pretty much what I do when we travel, I’m the one to carry everything.
Ok so maybe you can describe the size of this bag. OK so this one is definitely a check in. This is fairly large, we can put a lot of stuff in there actually we took it all over Asia, put all the gifts in there so if you’re staying for a longer period of time then you need one of these. Yea this one is huge, actually this is the biggest case I’ve ever seen. Yeah it’s a pretty big one so we’re going to see how it fits in the car.
So there you have it, this is a full size car. In this case it’s a Kia Sorento, turbo diesel so super gas efficient, it’s a great option for large groups, big families and it’s very cost efficient.
Thanks for watching our video and we hope it makes your trip planning a little bit easier. Don’t forget we have an exclusive discount and benefits for all Mytanfeet readers. if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Thank you!
Here is a new video of the 2016-2017 Hyudani Santa Fe
- Most of these models come with a 3.0 turbo diesel engine (In the video I said 2.2 but they come 3.0 oops sorry). Diesel is cheaper in Costa Rica so you will spend less money
- All of them come with an automatic transmission
- In case you have surfboards, the rent a car company will set up racks on the roof
Where Can I Go With a Full Size SUV in Costa Rica
The great thing about this car is that you can drive it everywhere you want to go. Samantha’s family and friends rented a full size SUV in Costa Rica and we went everywhere with no problem with all our luggage.
Our road trip included Playas del Coco –> Arenal –> Monteverde –> Mal Pais and back to Coco. This car was perfect for all 6 of us plus our luggage. We had to drive on unpaved roads, through a lot of puddles and up hills and it worked great.
We also drove this car through the Osa Peninsula which is notorious for bad roads and it was fine.
Final Thoughts About This Car
If you are traveling with more than 4 people and have a lot of luggage, this is the best option. If you put down the seats at the back you will have an extra space to fit lots of stuff like we did in the video.
The car is very gas efficient and with one full tank you might be able to drive + 600 KM with the A/C on and you might spend around $70 for a full tank of diesel.
If you don’t think you need this big of a car or aren’t planning on going to rural areas, check out these other options.
You can check out the other car models here.
More Information About Renting a Car in Costa Rica
If you’d like to read up on driving or need some tips about it or renting a car, we wrote some articles that will be helpful.
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