Budget Offers Renters Fuel-Efficient 2010 Fleet

The 2010 Budget Rent A Car fleet offers customers fuel-efficient vehicles in several car classes.

Among its fleet of approximately 100,000 vehicles, more than half are rated 28 miles per gallon or better (highway) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the current fleet features the smart fortwo coupe that gets an average of 41 miles a gallon (highway), making it one of the most fuel-efficient, standard-engine vehicles available.

Other examples of fuel-efficient vehicles in the 2010 Budget fleet include the following:

Car Class

Make/Model

MPG (highway/city)

Economy

Hyundai Accent

36/27

Compact

Ford Focus

34/24

Intermediate

Pontiac G6

33/22

Standard

Nissan Altima

32/23

Full-size

Ford Taurus

28/18

 

Rental Savings Budget offers renters other ways to make their dollars travel farther. For example, customers looking to save money on rentals can take advantage of Budget's Pay Now rates, Think Fast promotional discounts or seasonal one-way rates, or "Hot Deals," Budget's monthly e-newsletter, which has money-saving offers exclusively for subscribers.

In addition, customers who rent from participating Budget airport and neighborhood locations this summer can receive a free copy of Budget's money-saving coupon booklet (while supplies last), which includes deals and special offers on future rentals and a variety of other products and services.

"Our goal is to provide Budget renters with many different ways to help them save money, without compromising on the vehicle's quality or the level of service they receive," said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Budget. "Whether it's providing them with great low prices on clean, well-maintained vehicles from what we believe to be the youngest fleet in the industry, or offering tips on how to stretch their fuel dollar, Budget customers appreciate that they didn't spend more than necessary to get the products and services they expect."

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