With your family vacation just around the corner, you’re probably neck-deep in the whole planning process as you pull some strings together to help ensure that everyone has a great time. Taking into consideration that managing to put a plan together is definitely a win in every right, it’s important that you take the right steps moving forward in your last few weeks out to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

At this point, your pre-family vacation checklist may already look something like this:

[  ] Accommodation bookings

[  ] Snacks

[  ] Filed work leaves

[  ] Tickets to must-see attractions

[  ] A contingency fund in case the fun gets a bit too out of hand (and out of your budget)

However, you most likely forgot about one thing all the way until today (or yesterday, even): the car that you’re going to rent for the trip.

Options Worth Considering

If you’re someone that wants to make the most out of a family vacation, then you’ve definitely made plans to make the experience more bond-worthy by making it a road trip. Considering that your family vehicles are either too small, too impractical, or too untrustworthy, renting is the only way that you’ll be able to turn your trip into a reality. 

With the rental having an assortment of options in-house, it can be difficult to choose the right vehicle for your family trip. In an effort to help you streamline your search, here are a few family-friendly car rental options that worth looking into: 


Considered one of the best multi-seater vans in the Australian market today, the Toyota Hi-Ace presents a blend of class, comfort, and spacious seating that’s perfect for larger families looking to move around. 

Available in 15-seater Commuter Deluxe, the 12-seater GL Grandia, and the 14-seater GL Grandia Tourer options, this grand commuter boasts a wide range of features that make it the prime choice as a road trip rental. From its 2.8-litre 1GD diesel engine—that is available in either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission—to the stacked array of safety features, this rental option is definitely something worth considering!


When it comes to moving your mid-sized family (think six members, at the very least), no rental gets the job done better than the Kia Sportage.

As one of the top-selling mid-sized SUV options in the market today, the Korean stalwart presents a package that is nippy, nimble, and fun to drive in a way that makes it perfectly suited for travelling families. If you want to take on your trip with a capable vehicle to help you get wherever your itinerary intends you to be, then the impeccable handling, five-star ANCAP safety rating, and punchy power of the Kia Sportage make it worth looking into.


If you want to take your family on a road trip in a car that’s not too big but far from being uncomfortable or sloppy when it comes to the driving experience, then the Toyota Camry presents a package too good to ignore.

As the cream-of-the-crop luxury sedan in Toyota’s ever-expansive automobile range, the Camry provides absolute class and comfort to compensate for the smaller capacity its sedan platform limits it to. With the average model singing to the tune of 10 to 11 kilometres per litre in mixed driving conditions, bearing spacious rear seats, and boasting a powerful 2.5-litre engine, you can’t go wrong with renting it. 

(If you’re looking to rent any of these options for your upcoming family road trip, reserve your preferred model with us today!)


While there are many different factors that you’ll need to worry about when ensuring that your family road trip goes as smoothly as possible, it’s also important to choose the right rental for your needs. By going for any of the three options mentioned above, you won’t have to worry about having a bad time at any point on the road!

If you’re looking for cheap car rentals in Adelaide, AustoSys Vehicle Rentals is here to help. We offer a wide variety of vehicles for personal and commercial purposes. Our flexible and affordable plans allow you to find and rent your desired vehicle quickly and easily. Get in touch with us today to find out more!