I will be doing a road trip in Europe with my parents and their small dogs. We will probably have three suitcases and some bags with us as well. I am looking to rent a car with automatic transmission.
I found that there are some smaller cars that would be relatively cheap to rent. However, I am from the US and am not familiar with European models. Would any of these cars be comfortable for a long trip, and does anyone have personal experience with these cars:
1. VW Polo (I'm pretty sure this one is very small)
2. Opel Astra Sedan
3. Toyota Auris Hybrid (station wagon)
I am also thinking of just renting a bigger car like Opel Zafira, VW Passat, or VW Touran, but these cars twice as expensive to rent.
Any help would be appreciated