When planning your next family holiday to Dublin, the topic of transportation will mostly likely arise. In recent years, more and more families have begun to opt for a hire car during their holiday; all you have to worry is where the nearest petrol station is! To help you find the ideal car to transport your family, listed below are five of the best rental cars with which to enjoy Dublin City and surrounding areas.

1-Nissan QashQai

If you want to venture a little further out from Dublin city centre, then the Nissan QahQai is the ideal off-terrain choice. The county of Wicklow has a broad mix of tourist destinations to suit every family, and many of these sites are just a short drive from Dublin! For instance, the scenic seaside town of Bray is only 12 miles away and the idyllic village of Enniskerry is a relaxing 15-mile countryside drive. With the Nissan QashQai, you and your family can comfortably drive to these picturesque destinations; thanks to the QashQai’s large 1585 litre boot when the rear seats are folded, Bluetooth as standard, heated electric mirrors, hill start assist, cruise control, a speed limiter, a trip computer and air-conditioning.

2-Hyundai i40

The technologically proficient Hyundai i40 equips your family with a state-of-the-art touch screen for immediate entertainment and navigation. The advanced audio system incorporates controls for radio, CD, iPod and MP3 and outputs to 7 speakers and the easy-to-use satellite navigation is also accessed through the touch screen. You can also benefit from rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors to relive you of the stresses of city centre parking. Furthermore, if you opt for a Blue Drive model of the i40, you can enjoy an extremely respectable fuel economy with merely 113g/km of CO2 emissions.

3-Audi A4

For luxurious yet fuel efficient city transportation, look no further than the Audi A4. Travel throughout Ireland’s capital in style whilst benefiting from an impressive 55.4 mpg fuel economy. What’s more, the sumptuous leather interior cabin is fitted with a state of the art driver tilted LCD screen. Using this screen, you and your family can access route assistance and satellite navigation to take you to all of your favourite tourist destinations; such as the illustrious Phoenix Park, one of the largest parks in Europe! The Audi A4 is also equipped with a 10 speaker sound system, electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features and can comfortably seat up to 5 passengers.

4-Toyota Corolla

From a stroll around St Stephen’s Green to a historical tour of Dublin Castle, the Toyota Corolla will transport you around Dublin safely and in style. The Corolla utilises a state of the art air conditioning system with dust and pollen filter, fabric trimmed front seats, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod interface and even phone book access; thereby enabling you to reserve your restaurant booking en route!

5-Ford Mondeo

The Ford Mondeo is a great rental choice for the technologically adept family. You and your family can benefit from the Mondeo’s array of technological innovations; including Auto-Start-Stop technology, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, Ford SYNC technology and Blind Spot Information System amongst others. These cacophonies of additions make the Mondeo the perfect rental car for the modern family.

What’s more the Mondeo is available in a range of fuel efficient EcoBoost engines; thus enabling you to enjoy driving around Dublin without having to worry about spending your souvenir savings on fuel!