Major Differences between Luxury and Economy Rental Cars


  • Price: Even though both sets of vehicles are relatively affordable, the luxury vehicles edge the economy vehicles in this category. They are a bit more expensive as they are usually sleeker than the economy vehicles, and in most cases, contain more features than the economy vehicles.
  • Comfort: Luxury cars are all about comfort. The features incorporated into luxury vehicles are a lot more than those in economy cars. While an economy car prioritizes the journey, a luxury car prioritizes the passenger and aims to provide him/her with the most stress-free car ride possible.
  • Fuel consumption: The economy vehicle is better suited to minimize fuel consumption. Economy cars don’t consume as much fuel as luxury cars, thanks in no small part to the lower number of car features which usually amplify fuel consumption. Luxury cars ensure comfort but are often more demanding on the car’s engine than the economy cars.
  • Safety Standards: While both types of cars are very safe, luxury cars are usually built with more safety standards than economy cars. Economy cars have all the necessary safety features required in a car, such as Airbags, Child lock, etc., but the luxury vehicles provide a more extensive range of safety features such as Blind Spot Detection, Rear-view camera, Safety Exit assist, and many more.

Making a Choice

While both types of cars are fantastic and present the renter with quite the dilemma, a choice has to be made. As is evident from the differences between the two kinds of cars, luxury cars cost more to hire as well as use. Price may be a significant factor when renting a car, but other factors should be considered to ensure the right choice is made. All readers should bear in mind that both car types are fantastic options with different scenario types requiring different decisions. Some of these factors include:

  • Duration of car usage
  • Distance to be covered
  • Terrain
  • The purpose of renting the car

Considering all these factors, a prospective car renter can make an informed choice on what type of vehicle to rent.

Required Documents to Rent a Car

If you are hoping to hire a car in Dubai the following documents need to be submitted in order to complete the booking process:
UAE Nationals & Residents

Original Passport or Copy (Residents)
UAE Resident ID Card
UAE Driving License

International Tourists

Original Passport or Copy
Stamped Visa Copy
A Valid International Driving License

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