Car Hire For New Drivers In North America

At Indigo Car Hire we have been working on expanding our options available for new drivers, and finally we are happy to announce that we are now able to offer car hire in North America to drivers that have held their licence for less than one year! We’ve put together this handy FAQ below to answer any questions you might have about USA Car Rental & Canada Car Hire:

What restrictions are in place for new drivers?

The only restrictions in place are that you must be at least 21 years old and must have received your physical licence – so even if you got it the day before you hire this wouldn’t be a problem at all! This applies to any licence written in English or EU licences, otherwise you would just need bring an international driving permit also.

What locations am I available to hire from?

We have locations at all the major airports on the 49 mainland states as well as most Canadian provinces. We also have a few downtown locations as well, just contact us directly if looking for a specific city as it would be impossible to list them all!

Are there any limitations in place on the size of car I can drive?

Not at all – you can hire any car that an experienced driver can, including luxury Mustang convertibles and large 15-seat minibuses. Here’s a handy guide on the types of vehicles we have available to rent in the US and Canada:

Car GroupExample ModelsSize recommendations
EconomyMitsubushi Mirage / Kia Rio etc4 seats, 2 suitcases
CompactNissan Versa etc.5 seats, 2 suitcases
IntermediateHyundai Elantra etc.5 seats, 3 suitcases
Standard SUVKia Soul etc.5 seats, 3 suitcases
Full-sizeToyota Camry etc.5 seats, 4 suitcases
PremiumNissan Maxima etc.5 seats, 4 suitcases
EliteAudi A6, Infiniti Q50 etc.5 seats, 4 suitcases
LuxuryCadillac XTS etc.5 seats, 4 suitcases
ConvertibleFord Mustang, Dodge Challenger etc.4 seats, 2 suitcases
Intermediate SUVToyota RAV4, Grand Jeep Cherokee etc.5 seats, 4 suitcases
Fullsize SUVFord Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe etc.7 seats, 3 suitcases
Elite / Luxury SUVBMW X3, Audi Q7 etc.5 seats, 4 suitcases
7-seat MinivanDodge Grand Caravan etc.7 seats, 5 suitcases
Luxury 7-seat MinivanLincoln Navigator etc.7 seats, 3 suitcases
8-seat MinivanToyota Sienna etc.8 seats, 5 suitcases
15-seat MinivanFord Transit Wagon etc.15 seats, 5 suitcases

In conjunction with car hire for new drivers, we can also offer the following services with it:

Debit Card Hire
Free additional drivers
Low deposits
Young and senior driver hire

When looking for new driver car hire or any of the above services please contact us directly on 0044(0)113880078 or email us at as these options cannot be booked on the website.

North America is not the only place we have options available for new drivers also, feel free to take a look at our page for info on new driver hire available in the UK.