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Meet Your Fleet

HOURCAR offers you the greenest vehicles available while providing utility and value. We know that you’re not driving a lot, so we try to make it great when you do.

The hybrid Toyota Prius seats four big adults very easily (and five quite comfortably) and can take a lot of cargo since the back seats fold flat.

For larger loads, choose among two Saint Paul-built Ford Ranger pick-up trucks, a Toyota Tacoma pick-up, or a Honda Element. Date nights are extra fun in an electric blue MINI Cooper or Fiat 500. Drive the whole crew around in a Mazda5 (seats 6), or pick a versatile Honda Fit, a funky Scion xD, or the comfortable Honda Civic (traditional gas-powered or hybrid gas-electric). Heck, once you’re an HOURCAR member, try them all!

We’re adding new models all the time. See more about HOURCAR’s vehicles by selecting them below.

Fiat 500 POP

The Fiat 500 is a fun little car to drive! Perfect for an evening out or a spin around town, the Fiat comfortably seats two adults in the front and two more can sit in the back if necessary. The trunk will carry a few bags or you can fold the back seat down for additional cargo space. It’s also easy to park in tight spots and its verve makes it a joy to drive.

Ford Ranger

Moving? Hauling new furniture? Composting yard waste? Whatever your hauling needs, the Ford Ranger, with a 72 X 40 inch truck bed, is a great truck to get lots of stuff where it needs to go. These vehicles were built in Saint Paul. Word.

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is the only sedan in HOURCAR’s fleet, but that doesn’t mean it’s skimpy on space. It comfortably seats four adults (and five if needed) with a nice sized trunk. Or, if you’ve got stuff to haul, the back seats fold down, opening up to the trunk and providing plenty of cargo space.

Honda Civic Hybrid

The Honda Civic is the only sedan in HOURCAR’s fleet, but that doesn’t mean it’s skimpy on space. It comfortably seats four adults (and five if needed) with a nice sized trunk. Or, if you’ve got stuff to haul, the back seats fold down, opening up to the trunk and providing plenty of cargo space. And the hybrid version gets even better mileage than a regular Civic!

Honda Element

Have a lot of stuff? The Element is for you. With back seats that fold up and out of the way and doors that let you slide four-by-four-by-six foot items (think: mattresses, dressers, chandeliers) in with ease. With 77 cubic feet of cargo space, there’s plenty of room for cargo or friends.

Honda Fit

HOURCAR has multiple Honda Fits. The Fit is a peppy hatchback that comfortably seats four (and seats up to five). Its rear seats fold flat so it’s super easy to get a bicycle, some plywood or a Thanksgiving feast and a bunch of luggage in the back. And while it’s not a hybrid, with highway mileage in the upper-30s, it’s pretty easy on the environment, too.

Honda Insight

The Insight might look like a Prius with an “H” on the front, and in some ways, it’s quite similar. The Insight gets good mileage (40+ city and highway) and has some pep, too. You can find Insights at our Seward and Hamline hubs, when they’re not humming around the Cities.

Mazda5

Whether you have people or goods to cart around, the Mazda5 is for you! A small minivan, the Mazda5 is very versatile: use all the seats to transport six people total (including the driver) or fold them all flat for some decent hauling capacity (40 inches wide by 60 inches long by 35 inches high). Or, with just the far back seats folded down, you can comfortably carry four people and still have room for cargo (40 inches wide by 34 inches long by 35 inches high).

MINI Cooper Clubman

This is the car you drive for fun. Great mileage, great handling, and surprisingly great comfort for you and your passenger. Fine for a bit of cargo, too, and maybe some smaller humans in the back.

Scion xD

Similar to the Fits in our fleet, the Scion is a fuel-efficient and peppy hatchback which can easily hold four adults or, with the seats folded down, quite a bit of your stuff. It also has a built-in USB outlet and an audio cable so you can rock out to your favorite tunes without running down your battery.

Toyota Prius

The Prius is the mainstay of the HOURCAR fleet, and for good reason. It’s the most fuel-efficient car on the road, averaging about 45 mpg, so it’s truly a fuel-sipper (and we have five that are plug-in hybrids, so they get even better mileage!). With more than a million on the road, it’s a frequent sight. But the Prius is not just for looks (and that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when the gas engine turns off). It can seat four adults (five if you squeeze a bit) or, with the back seats folded down, fit several suitcases, 10-foot-long two-by-fours, and even a bicycle (with the wheels still attached!).

Toyota Prius Plug-in

What’s more efficient than a Prius? Well, a Prius with an extra battery pack that can power the car for 25 miles on a quarter’s-worth of electricity (especially when it’s powered by a nearby solar panel). HOURCAR had the first plug-in hybrid vehicle in the state of Minnesota and one of the first in the nation (in 2006), which lives at Selby and Dale in Saint Paul and gets charged with solar power from its hub host, Mississippi Market. HOURCAR #12, another solar-powered plug-in is located at the 46th Street Hiawatha LRT station in Minneapolis. Two more plug-ins are located in downtown Saint Paul; #30 at the TPT hub and #31 at the Lawson hub. And our fifth plug-in Prius lives in the Linden Hills neighborhood in Minneapolis. When you drive one of these cars, remember to unplug it before your reservation (and plug it back in afterward). If you drive it easily on city streets, you can go miles before the gas engine kicks in.

Plus, you can ask people one of the best questions ever: “Do you have anywhere I can plug in my car?”

Toyota Tacoma

Picking up that great Craigslist find? Or maybe you’re hauling garden supplies? Either way, the Toyota Tacoma is a great way to get the stuff you need where you need it.