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As of February 2009, Avis no longer uses the letter designation for online reservations (they still show it, though, on coupons and on your receipt). They also don't have direct links to individual car classes. The full list of vehicle categories can be found HERE. If you notice any errors/typos, please PM me or post it.


Can you all please do me a favor and keep/start reporting any cars that you get or see on Avis lots that are not included in this thread? The vehicle class should be on your rental agreement, in the case that it's not the class that you reserved. Even if you don't know the classification, but see it on an Avis lot, post it and we'll figure out where Avis decided that it fit into their fleet. Also, we haven't had many ride reports in a while, so if you are kind enough to write one (no matter how long/short it is), they'll also be linked from this thread.

Thanks for the help in keeping this forum as informative as possible!
IAHtraveler

  • Avis Fleet Guide for the U.S. & Canada
    All cars that are no longer produced have been listed in orange. I'll leave the cars on here for a while, though, as they'll still be on Avis lots.
  • Class A: Economy
    Avis Example: Ford Fiesta
    Hyundai Accent
    Kia Rio
    Toyota Yaris
  • Class B: Compact
    Avis Example: Ford Focus
    Ford Fiesta
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    Nissan Versa
    Kia Soul
  • Class C: Intermediate
    Avis Example: Chevrolet Cruze
    Dodge Avenger
    Hyundai Elantra (Port St, San Fran. 2 line report here )
    Kia Forte
    Nissan Sentra
    Subaru Impreza
    Toyota Corolla
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • Class D: Standard Size
    Avis Example: Buick Verano
    Chrysler 200 (No experience on this lately. It might mimic Hertz & be full size now)
  • Class E: Full Size
    Avis Example: Ford Fusion
    Chevrolet Malibu
    Hyundai Sonata
    Kia Optima
    Mazda 6
    Mitsubishi Galant
    Nissan Altima
    Toyota Camry
    VW Passat
  • Class G: Premium
    Avis Example: Ford Taurus
    Chrysler 300
    Buick LaCrosse
    Dodge Challenger
    Dodge Charger
    Kia Cadenza
    Toyota Avalon
    Volkswagon CC (Avis lists it as VOLK CC2S 4DR)
  • Class K: Convertible
    Avis Example: Ford Mustang
    Chrysler 200 Convertible
  • Class S: Standard Elite SUV
    Avis Example: Chevy Traverse
    Toyota Highlander
    GMC Acadia
  • Class V: Mini Van
    Avis Example: Dodge Grand Caravan
    Toyota Sienna
    Chrysler Town & Country
    Kia Sedona
  • Class F: Intermediate SUV
    Avis Example: Ford Escape
    Hyundai Tuscan
    Kia Sorrento
    Kia Sportage
    Nissan Rogue
    Subaru Forrester
    Subaru Outback
    Toyota Rav4
    Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Class Z: Full Size SUV
    Avis Example: Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Class W: Standard SUV
    Avis Example: Ford Edge (2007 Ride Report )
    Ford Explorer
    GMC Terrain
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Nissan Murano
    Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
    Toyota Venza
    Toyota 4Runner
    Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Class L: Premium SUV
    Avis Example: Chevrolet Suburban
    Ford Expedition/XL (2009 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Ride Report )
    Toyota Sequoia
    Lincoln Navigator
    Buick Enclave
  • Class P: Passenger Van
    Avis Example: Ford Transit Van
  • Specialty Cars
    Chevrolet Camaro (2010 LT Ride Report )
    Toyota Prius (2007 Ride Report )
    Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
    Ford Mustang (Coupe or Convertible, GT or Standard)
    GMC Savanna Cargo Van
    Lincoln MKX
    Chevrolet Silverado
    Toyota Tundra
    Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
    Chevrolet Camaro
    Ford Escape Hybrid
    Ford Fusion Hybrid
    Ford F150
    Jeep Wrangler
    GMC Sienna Cargo Van
    Infiniti JX35/QX60
    Nissan Altima Hybrid
    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 5 Series
    BMW 7 Series
    BMW X3
    BMW X5
    BMW z4
    Lincoln Navigator
    Fiat 500
    Mini Cooper
    Ford Flex
    Cadillac SRX
    Cadillac XTS
    Infiniti QX56/QX80
    Dodge Challenger RT
    Jeep Wrangler
  • Avis in ABQ refused to provide us with a vehicle similar to Chevy Trailblazer on our Standard SUV reservation and instead offered a Saturn Vue or Ford Edge. They argued that the Trailblazer and Explorer and similar are in the full-size category, not Group W. They finally provided an Explorer at same price as our Standard SUV reservation.

    Avis in ABQ refused to provide us with a vehicle similar to Chevy Trailblazer on our Standard SUV reservation and instead offered a Saturn Vue or Ford Edge. They argued that the Trailblazer and Explorer and similar are in the full-size category, not Group W. They finally provided an Explorer at same price as our Standard SUV reservation.

    I haven't taken the time to update the top of this thread yet (with the links. my fault; it'll be done within a day or two). They no longer have the letter group designations, only names ("Full Size Car, Standard SUV, Premium SUV", etc).

    Be careful with the "Standard SUV" bookings. Avis.com now shows 2 different "Standard SUV" categories: one is the Jeep Commander (7 ppl, 4 doors) and the other is the Chevy Trailblazer (5 people, 2/4 doors). I don't agree with Avis in your situation, but their website is so vague that an Edge or Vue technically qualify as a "Standard SUV" (5 people, 3 large bags, 2 small bags, 2/4 doors, AM/FM radio, A/C, Automatic, etc.). It's probably intentional that their site is so vague. They used to have a "Crossover SUV" category which included the Vue and Edge, but they dropped it.

    Maybe we need to start carrying vehicle specs with us from now on? The Trailblazer (or similar) category should be close to what the TB has:
    Max cargo capacity (seats folded): 80 cu. ft. (Vue is 56, Edge is 69)
    Luggage capacity (seats upright): 42 cu. ft. (Vue 29, Edge 32)
    Overall length: 192" (Vue 180, Edge 186)
    Front hip room: 56" (Vue 53, Edge 55). If you don't think 1" makes a significant difference in seat size, go sit on a plane, then put a 1" spacer alongside yourself on the seat and come back and tell me what you think.

    The list of comparisons goes on and on to prove that (at least in my book) the Vue or Edge is NOT similar to the Trailblazer. I would write to Avis and complain that what they tried to push on you was not similar to what you reserved and didn't like their treatment. You might get a few $10 vouchers, but more importantly, (if we all do this with their sizing crap) they might realize how much it annoys the customer. [rant over]

    2 weeks ago in Omaha I was given a Dodge Challenger. I reserved an intermediate but I doubt that it falls under that category.