While Hawaii has a reputation for luxury, high-end vacationing, activities abound for budget-minded vacationers. Those travelers who want to spend their hard-earned vacation savings on adventures rather than on lodging and transportation often find an economy car rental is a way to go.

Many first-time and thrifty visitors to Hawaii make Honolulu on Oahu their destination. The city is enormous, yet many tourist destinations are a short drive from Waikiki Beach, where some of the most affordable lodgings are located.

Economy cars are a sound choice for budget-conscious visitors to any Hawaiian island. Most streets and roadways (except Honolulu’s freeways) are small and narrow. Easy-to-handle cars can result in less stress when driving in these unfamiliar areas. An economy vehicle will negotiate the tight turns and lower island speed limits as capably as any vehicle we offer.

Most island cities and towns boast heavy traffic and limited parking. A small car can be a real benefit in these situations. An economy-sized vehicle is easier to turn around to parallel park and will fit in tight parking spaces. Also, short hops from place to place don’t require luxury seating, large cargo space, or fancy suspension offered in upscale, more expensive vehicles.

Remember that expensive island gasoline will take you farther in an economy vehicle. Currently, we offer Japanese as well as American-made models. All of these cars get superior gas mileage to larger vehicles.

If maneuverability, mileage and price haven’t swayed you to rent one of our economy cars, perhaps mentioning environmental benefits will help with your decision. While superior gas mileage is an ecological advantage of driving an economical vehicle, consider that fewer materials were used to construct each car. Every beneficial choice we make for the planet serves our children and grandchildren. Who doesn’t want to protect the beautiful Hawaiian Islands for future generations?

Economy cars aren’t for everyone. If you discover your economy car is not your expected rental, you can always request an “upgrade” at the counter, even after completing the paperwork. Sometimes the unexpected happens. If your grandparents are flying in for your wedding, they might not appreciate riding in the back seat of an economy rental car. If any of your passengers are tall, an economy of space will make for a very uncomfortable ride. This is not a “family-sized” vehicle. And, if you have large, bulky luggage, this vehicle isn’t for you.

Visitors visit Hawaii to see, smell, taste and enjoy all unavailable elsewhere. Each tourist has a budget and wants to stretch their dollars to get the best Hawaiian vacation possible. This is a place of romance, adventure and relaxation. For those who want to experience Hawaii fully yet wish to economize on-island transportation, we have a rental vehicle to fit your requirements. Read on if you are curious about renting an economy car in the Hawaiian Islands.