Small 4x4s to Hire in Ireland

Hire a Small 4x4

Small sports utility vehicles (SUVs) have many advantages over a standard car for drivers looking for greater passenger capacity. Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides small 4x4 hire from their excellent range of vehicles, all of which come from major manufacturers. It is true that cars too can be built with 4X4 drive, but you don’t get the additional benefits of extra seating capacity an SUV gives, the third row of which usually folds down to provide carrying space for small removals, equipment or luggage. Towing ability is another attractive feature of the small 4x4. The engine is more than powerful enough to take towing a caravan, small boat or trailer in its stride. Greater horsepower comes in handy for off-road driving, steep hills are easily navigated and the power, combined with the 4x4 capacity, is great for getting out of ditches. The chassis of a small 4x4 SUV is higher from the road surface than a standard car, allowing it to motor over bumps and rucks without problem, and the front grill deflects the energy from flying debris, offering protection for the bodywork, windows and ultimately the driver and passengers. SUVs are heavier than cars, so handle better and the elevated position of the driver and large windscreen give an unsurpassed view of the road ahead, increasing the potential for spotting obstacles or problems with the traffic up ahead.

Why hire a small 4x4

Small SUV 4x4s offer a great solution to many travel conundrums. They are renowned for their increased passenger carrying abilities, which makes life for larger families so much easier and allows teams of work colleagues, or labouring gangs to travel together, reducing the number of trips and saving on petrol costs. Think about a trip to the seaside for a couple of adults and several young children – there is likely to be a picnic, inflatables, toys, games, fold-down chairs and a host of other things to carry. This is when the extra space really comes into its own, because all these things can be stored on and under the spare seating. Let us suppose three people want to travel to a music festival, or other outdoor event, and need to carry rucksacks, tents and other camping equipment. A small SUV can accommodate them in comfort and provide enough space for the things they need to carry to make their weekend away as comfortable as possible. On a big night out, getting a taxi capable of carrying more than four people can be difficult. A 4x4 SUV can solve that problem – providing you have someone prepared to stay on soft drinks for the evening so they can drive, you will have created your own door-to-door, chauffeur-driven service. Take a look at Enterprise’s great range of small SUV 4x4s today.

Kia Sportage or similar

Details

  • Manual
  • 5 People
  • 3 Bags

Features

  • Air Bags
  • AM/FM Stereo Radio
  • Manual
  • Air Conditioning
Kia Sportage

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OUR RESPONSE. OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Today and every day, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the industry. Now more than ever, our customers and employees deserve to know we stand behind that commitment with the Complete Clean Pledge. We pledge to go above and beyond our already rigorous cleaning protocols, including strict sanitising procedures to protect the health and safety of all.

Car Hire FAQs

Renting In The United Kingdom

If the rental is not prepaid, the renter must pay a deposit and the full rental charges using a major debit or credit card in his or her own name.

If the rental is prepaid, the renter must pay a deposit using a major debit or credit card in his or her own name.

Payment by a credit card in the main drivers name will be required to rent premium vehicles. If the debit or credit card differs from that used to prepay the rental charges, an additional deposit is required.

  • In the United Kingdom, we accept American Express, Master Card and Visa.
  • In the United Kingdom, we do not accept Maestro and Electron debit cards.
  • If you would like to use a debit card, please call the location to discuss additional requirements.

 

Renting At An Airport Location In Ireland

Airport locations do not accept debit cards. If the rental is not prepaid the renter must pay the full rental charges plus a deposit of 500 Euros. If the rental has been prepaid then the deposit will be 500 Euros.

All debit or credit cards must be in the name of the renter and present at the time of rental. All cards must be present at the time of rental.

We do not accept Cash, Prepaid, Currency, Diner's Club or Maestro Cards.

 

Renting At A Non-Airport Location In Ireland

If the rental is not prepaid the renter must pay the full rental charges plus a deposit of 250 Euros. If the rental has been prepaid then the deposit will be 250 Euros.

All debit or credit cards must be in the name of the renter and present at the time of rental. Renters wishing to use a debit card must hold an Irish licence and will be required to bring additional documentation and will be subject to additional checks.

We do not accept Cash, Prepaid, Currency, Diner's Club or Maestro Cards.

Renters who wish to use a debit card must hold an Irish Driving Licence and must produce a pay slip that must be less than three months old. For all drivers we reserve the right to conduct additional checks and ID verification including sharing information with external partners who may verify supplied details against databases to which they have access.

Enterprise offers additional protection products that you can purchase along with your car hire. Currently, we offer our customers Damage Waiver, Excess Protection and Roadside Assistance Protection.

 

United Kingdom

Damage Waiver

Damage Waiver reduces the liability you are responsible for in the event of damage to and or theft of the vehicle. If Damage Waiver is included in your reservation, then the excess amounts applicable are: cars 1000.00 GBP, MINI MPVs, MPVs, commercial vehicles 1150.00 GBP, all premiums and 4x4s 1400.00 GBP.

In Northern Ireland the excess on all commercial vehicles is 1400.00 GBP.

If Damage Waiver is not included in your booking, then it is available to purchase and the excess amount for all vehicles is zero. Customers who can provide independent and verified provision to cover damage and theft to the vehicle may be able to decline Damage Waiver - you may wish to determine if your personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If you decline Damage Waiver, you will be required to pay these charges and then seek compensation yourself from your carrier. Damage Waiver is not insurance.

 

Excess Protection

Excess Protection is an optional coverage that reduces the applicable Damage Waiver excess (see Damage Waiver terms) to all cars 100.00 GBP, MINI MPVs, MPVs and commercial vehicles 250.00 GBP, all premiums and 4x4s 500.00 GBP.

In Northern Ireland the reduced excess on all commercial vehicles is 500.00 GBP.

You may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If you decline Excess Protection then you are required to pay any applicable Damage Waiver excess and seek compensation from your carrier. The price of Excess Protection varies by vehicle size and the prices are inclusive of VAT. Premium location fee applies to airports.

 

Roadside Assistance Protection

Enterprise offers roadside assistance protection - RAP. RAP allows Enterprise customers to waive all financial responsibility for the following - tyre and glass repair or replacement costs, except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs, and all recovery and call out charges imposed by our chosen roadside assistance providers as result of a fault caused by renter error. RAP does not exempt you from these charges if there is any breach of our rental agreement. RAP is an optional product; before purchasing you may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate. If you decline RAP then you will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from your carrier. RAP is not insurance.

 

Ireland

Damage Waiver

If Damage Waiver is shown as included in your booking then the cost is included in your reservation total. If Damage Waiver is not shown as included in your booking then you may purchase it at the rental counter. Damage Waiver reduces your liability for damage to and or theft of the vehicle subject to the terms and conditions of your rental agreement. The Excess that applies to Damage Waiver is EUR 1600 for economy and mini vehicles, EUR 2500 for premium vehicles, and EUR 1750 for all other vehicles. Before purchasing Damage Waiver you may wish to determine if your personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If you decline Damage Waiver you will be required to pay these charges and then seek compensation from your carrier. Please be advised that the Republic of Ireland may be listed as an exclusion zone to your standard provider of personal insurance or credit card coverage. Damage Waiver is not insurance.

 

Excess Protection

Excess Protection is an optional coverage that reduces the applicable Damage Waiver Excess (see Damage Waiver terms) to: EUR 100 for economy and mini vehicles, EUR 500 for premium vehicles, and EUR 250 for all other vehicles. You may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If you decline Excess Protection then you are required to pay any applicable Damage Waiver excess and seek compensation from your carrier. Excess Protection is not insurance.

 

Roadside Assistance Protection

Enterprise offers roadside assistance protection - RAP. Rap allows Enterprise customers to waive all financial responsibility for the following - tyre and glass repair or replacement costs, except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs, and all recovery and call out charges imposed by our chosen roadside assistance providers as result of a fault caused by renter error. RAP does not exempt you from these charges if there is any breach of our rental agreement. RAP is an optional product; before purchasing you may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate. If you decline RAP then you will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from your carrier. RAP is not insurance.

United Kingdom:

  • All drivers must produce a valid driving licence.
  • Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English.
  • All renters must produce photographic ID- this can be a passport or driving licence. 
  • International travelers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in the U.K.

Renters who wish to use a debit card may be subject to additional checks. We reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further ID checks. These may include ID checks with external partners who may check supplied details against databases to which they have access.

 

Ireland:

  • All drivers must produce all parts of a valid driving licence.
  • Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English.
  • Domestic renters must produce photo id, passport or driving licence.
  • International travellers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in Ireland.

Renters who wish to use a debit card must hold an Irish Driving Licence and will be subject to additional checks including verification of employment.

For all drivers we reserve the right to conduct additional checks and ID verification including sharing information with external partners who may verify supplied details against databases to which they have access.

United Kingdom:

For vehicles travelling to the Republic of Ireland, there is an additional charge of 150 GBP per rental. Please call the branch in advance. Vehicles may not travel outside the U.K. and Ireland.

 

Ireland:

Renters are allowed to travel within Ireland and Northern Ireland.

For vehicles travelling to the U.K., there is an additional charge of 150 Euros plus vat. Please call the branch in advance. Customers wishing to return the car to a different location will be subject to an additional charge.

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For additional questions, please visit our main car rental FAQs page.

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