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|Pick-up location||New York|
|Car types||4x4, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van|
|Popular agencies||Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Autoteam Car Rental, National|
|Most popular car type||Full-size|
Full-size (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New York.
In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Thrifty Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd 07114 (19 kilometres from the city centre).
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A Full-size car rental in New York costs $95 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in New York costs $499 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in New York costs $67 per day, on average.
What type of car is recommended for driving in New York City?Smaller vehicles are highly recommended for vacation-goers in New York City, especially if you plan to use a hire car as your main form of transportation. There are many one-way streets and smaller alleys that can be difficult to navigate with a larger car. It can also be difficult to find streetside parallel parking spots large enough to suit anything above a mid-sized vehicle.
A wide range of speed limits will be seen in New York City, but the most important detail to note is that the speed limit is always 25 mph unless signage says otherwise. On highways throughout New York, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph and the minimum is 45 mph, unless posted otherwise.
Petrol prices on average in New York City are neither expensive nor cheap. On average, the petrol price sits around $2.60 per gallon, which is a fair bit cheaper than Seattle’s $3+ but a bit more expensive than Dallas’ $2. One thing to note though, is that there are very few petrol stations in Manhattan, so drivers should keep an eye on their fuel gauge and plan accordingly.
Streetside parking in New York City is incredibly difficult to find, especially in areas such as Manhattan. Thus, many drivers rely heavily on parking garages for both daily and hourly parking. However, planning must be done in advance as many of the garages can fill up fast, so it pays to plan ahead of time to know which garages are most convenient for your destination.