Small Car – Kia Rio or similar

You can book this vehicle by completing our online booking form or calling us on: 0345 222 1022.

Manual gearbox, air conditioning, apple carplay.

When it comes to nipping around, or looking for one of those sometimes tricky on-street parking spaces, the benefits of small car hire become more obvious. Small enough to handle easily, yet with enough room for longer trips out of town to explore the surrounding areas. The fuel efficiency of small cars is a great advantage at the pump when it’s time to refuel.

Why hire an Economy car?

Whether you are attending a special event, going away on holiday or simply visiting family and friends, small car hire a great choice for two to four people with limited bags.

Daily, weekly and monthly hire deals are available to easily book online, or if you’d rather speak to a member of the team just give us a call on 0345 222 1022.


Small Car / Kia Rio Capacity


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a small car hire?

Small car hire is a cost-effective car rental option that provides you with a small, economical vehicle at a low cost.

These cars are known for their excellent fuel efficiency, making them an ideal choice for saving money on both rental and fuel expenses.

Designed to offer a comfortable and stylish travel experience, small car hire is perfect for short distances and navigating city roads with ease.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team at PSD Vehicle Rental. Either call us on 0345 222 1022 or send an email to and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

What are the advantages of small car hire?

There are lots of benefits to hiring a small car. We’ve compiled our favourite ones below, including:


  • Ultra-comfy seats
  • Sophisticated suspension for a smooth journey


  • Equipped with seven airbags, it leads its class in safety features


  • A reasonable rental cost of just £40 a day
  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • ‘Full to full’ fuel policy ensures you only pay for the fuel you use
  • No need to worry about extra costs like insurance, MOTs, servicing, tyre repairs, garage bills, valeting, breakdown cover, or general maintenance


  • All vehicles are up-to-date models, well-maintained, and thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between uses

Environmental benefits

  • Hiring a car encourages less frequent driving, reducing carbon emissions
  • Promotes healthier alternatives, like walking or cycling


  • Easy and quick online booking process
  • Reliable service with no worries about public transport delays or strikes
  • Option to drive away the same day


  • Rent a car as needed, whether for a weekend shopping trip or a week of client meetings
  • Pay as you go, only renting when necessary

Do I need insurance for a small car hire?

No, you don’t need to worry about arranging insurance separately. Insurance coverage is included in the cost of our small car hire, with a standard excess of £750.

For added peace of mind, you have the option to reduce the excess to £350 for a nominal fee of £18 per day, £75 per week, or £35 for the weekend.

We’re here to support you every step of the way. So, if you have any questions about insurance, simply call us on 0345 222 1022 or send an email to and we’ll get back to you.

How much does a small car hire cost?

The cost of a small car hire depends on the duration of your rental. Whether you need a car for a day, a week, or longer, our rates at PSD are very competitive.

Plus, we offer a ‘price match guarantee’ – if you find the same small car hire at a lower price from another rental company, we’ll match or beat it. Getting a quote is simple; just use our fill out our online booking form or give us a call on 0345 222 1022.

Whether you have inquiries about our available makes and models or our competitive pricing, don’t hesitate to contact us today and our helpful team will be happy to help.

Is hiring a small car the future?

You don’t need to own a car to enjoy its benefits when you can simply borrow one. This concept, known as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), provides short-term access to vehicles without the commitment of ownership.

Our small car hire in Warrington and St Helens exemplifies this trend. You can easily book a car through our website, paying only when you need it.

Without the daily expenses associated with car ownership, you’ll save money and have more financial flexibility for unexpected costs.

Is hiring a small car better than owning your own vehicle?

Owning a car can be very costly, with expenses for cleaning, maintenance, MOTs, and insurance quickly adding up to an average of £3,400 a year – not including the initial purchase price.

Despite these high costs, a recent study found that the average UK car owner only uses their vehicle for about 9 hours a week. This means that for the remaining 159 hours, the car sits idle, depreciating in value.

Given this minimal usage, small car hire can be a smarter and more economical choice. By renting a car only when you need it, you avoid the significant expenses of ownership and make better use of your money.

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  • Avatar Noah Phipps 2 weeks ago ★★★★★
    PSD were absolutely great from start to finish. Marie helped me choose which van would be the most suitable for me to hire based on what I needed, and gave me a very competitive quote. When I collected the van she took me through the inspection … More thoroughly, made sure I knew how everything worked, and returning it was just as simple. Great customer service, and will definitely be using them any time I need to hire a vehicle again - 5 stars!
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    Brilliant service. Vicky on the phone was helpful and done quickly. Also on arrival Ed upgraded me to a brand new merc. Lovely vehicle. First time using them and I will use again
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    Needed a van for a home move and the one I got was perfect for the job at short notice. Performed well with no issues. Excellent customer care and service for the team to!