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Road Trip in Porto, Portugal: Most Popular & Comfortable Cars


Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal, located in the north of the country, on the right bank of the River Douro. Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the former capital of the country and the current capital of port wine.

In the architectural sense, the city is very diverse: there are also medieval monuments and modern buildings. Boavista district is the gateway to the port through which tourists usually enter into the city. The highest church tower of Portugal is a granite tower Klerigosh. The city is well-known for high bridges, abundance of fortresses, castles and museums. In Porto there is the oldest botanical garden.


All this is very interesting, though it is quite difficult to inspect the city on foot due to extremely hilly landscape and a set of ladders. Therefore, the best option is to hire a car at Porto airport.

The most suitable vehicles for this location are:

Renault Clio is considered as a purely family car in a sporty way. The car has electric windows and mirrors, height adjustable seats, side airbags and curtain airbags, ABS, cruise control, cornering light function and fog lights. Dynamique is supplemented by CD-radio and separate climate control instead of air conditioning. The machine has a comfortable and capacious luggage compartment. The luggage capacity is about 288 liters, while folding rear seats it increases to 1040 liters. Available are accessories that allow you to personalize the appearance of the car: a sports body kit and laths, spoiler and increased tailpipe, chrome mirrors and wheels of special design. Secure of the new Clio EuroNCAP is rated at five stars. The average fuel consumption is 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers.


Volkswagen Cross Polo
is one of the most original cars in its class. The passenger compartment is also executed in the off-road style. There are installed bicolour sport seats with pockets and drawers for small items in the bottom, center armrest with capacity inside, a modern steering wheel, chrome levers on the front panel and aluminum pedals. Auto has the improved suspension for bad road conditions; it easily overcomes any obstacles encountered in everyday life. In terms of safety, Cross Polo does not accept any compromises, because it is equipped with anti-lock brake system (ABS), airbags for the driver and the passenger on the left with the possibility of deactivation, as well as three-point automatic seatbelts on all seats. Fuel consumption in the city - 8.6 liters / 100 km, on the highway - 5.5 l / 100 km.


Mercedes Benz A-class
is a very stylish model with a muscular panels and aggressive stern. There are three variants of the seat upholstery: cloth, combined (cloth and synthetic leather) and leather. In addition, as an alternative to the usual sports seats there are provided "buckets" with integrated headrests. Mercedes Benz is constructed on a new front-drive platform and has an advanced preventive safety system PreSate. One of its technologies, Collision Prevention, helps to prevent a collision with the vehicle in front. Among the other equipment, A-Class has the system of parking assistance, bi-xenon headlamps with intelligent control, Active Cruise Control, the Lane Departure Warning system, the controller of "blind" zones and so on. For an additional fee it is possible to order the recustomized suspension with shorter springs, sports chassis to give some rigidity. Fuel consumption in the city - about 9 liters / 100 km, on the highway - about 6 liters / 100 km.


Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio
is a front-wheel cabriolet of the class "H1" with a soft top. The cabriolet completely corresponds to the name and appointment – the smartest appearance the car has with the lowered roof. It opens and closes automatically at speeds up to 48 km / h. For everything, mechanism takes about 10 seconds. Moreover, the roof folds so well, that does not prevent a view. Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio is equipped with an active protection system for all four passengers in case of rollover. In the basic version, Beetle Cabrio has electropackage, front and side airbags, electronic stabilization system, which includes ABS and other systems, audio system with MP3 capability and other equipment. Fuel consumption in the city - 12 liters / 100 km, on the highway - 7 liters / 100 km.


Toyota Auris has a modern and philosophy design of vehicles that emphasizes a stylish character of urban hatchback. Everything is harmoniously connected in this car. Comfortable, spacious interior gives the car lightness and practicality. Each mission in the Auris engine range offers the customers the benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive: a combination of advanced technologies and internal improvement programs designed to optimize the balance of performance and driving enjoyment with fuel economy and low emissions. Fuel consumption in the city - 7.4 liters / 100 km, on the highway - 4.8 liters / 100 km.


When hiring a car at the airport, be careful when inspecting the car: check whether the tire is erased, if the wheel is deflated, whether there is fuel, the functionality of the seats and the trunk. Look at all the details, otherwise you have a risk to spoil your trip.

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