Economy cars are easy on fuel and light on weight. Without a doubt, they are where you will get the most vehicle for your money. Modern models from this car category have increased significantly in size and interior space due to the tougher competition challenges - design, cost, fuel efficiency, safety, durability, maximizing interior space. Some of them are ready to be classified in the next "Compact" category. Good examples are the recent generations of Opel Corsa vs Astra Hatchback and Renault Clio vs Megane Hatchback. It becomes increasingly more popular and more cost efficient to rent a small car which merely levels its compact counterparts. Economy cars now deliver all the refinement, comfort, roominess, safety and fun that anybody could want. Considering the rising fuel costs, it is easy to see why car hire customers opt for small cars more frequently.