ACRISS Car Classification Code

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ACRISS (the Association of Car Rental Industry Systems Standards) was formed in 1989 by Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz and reconstituted as a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) in 1992. Its role is based on various ongoing objectives. ACRISS members include Alamo, Enterprise, National,[1] and Maggiore.[2]

Many of these are based on car rental industry standards including the Global Distributions Systems (GDS) used as an interface between travel agents and the car rental companies.

The key role of ACRISS is to develop standards to avoid misleading information when making a car rental booking online or via any electronic means.

ACRISS works to ensure the provision of accurate information when booking car rental through electronic booking systems. The assurance of accurate information provides the travel professional and the consumer to make an informed choice. Information standards have been adopted for Car Codes, Special Equipment, Airport Locations definitions, Railway Location definitions, Total Estimated charges etc.

ACRISS members identify needs for standards to avoid misleading information in the car rental industry. A project team develops the standards to achieve the objectives within an agreed time frame. ACRISS meetings enable full involvement with all members and may include attendance by external interested parties, including, where necessary, ACRISS lawyers, to ensure all legal requirements are met both from an ACRISS perspective and in line with European requirements. Once adopted, standards are audited for member compliance. ACRISS provides education support and communication to the travel trade and encourages industry adoption.

The ACRISS Car Classification Code developed and maintained by ACRISS and is designed to enable customers and travel professionals to make an informed choice when booking car rental in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

ACRISS Car Classification Codes[edit]

The code has four letters, each of which represents an attribute of the vehicle.

Category Type Transmission/drive Fuel/air cond.
M Mini B 2-3 Door M Manual Unspecified Drive R Unspecified Fuel/Power With Air
N Mini Elite C 2/4 Door N Manual 4WD N Unspecified Fuel/Power Without Air
E Economy D 4-5 Door C Manual AWD D Diesel Air
H Economy Elite W Wagon/Estate A Auto Unspecified Drive Q Diesel No Air
C Compact V Passenger Van B Auto 4WD H Hybrid Air
D Compact Elite L Limousine D Auto AWD I Hybrid No Air
I Intermediate S Sport E Electric Air
J Intermediate Elite T Convertible C Electric No Air
S Standard F SUV L LPG/Compressed Gas Air
R Standard Elite J Open Air All Terrain S LPG/Compressed Gas No Air
F Fullsize X Special A Hydrogen Air
G Fullsize Elite P Pick up Regular Car B Hydrogen No Air
P Premium Q Pick up Extended Car M Multi Fuel/Power Air
U Premium Elite Z Special Offer Car F Multi fuel/power No Air
L Luxury E Coupe V Petrol Air
W Luxury Elite M Monospace Z Petrol No Air
O Oversize R Recreational Vehicle U Ethanol Air
X Special H Motor Home X Ethanol No Air
Y 2 Wheel Vehicle
N Roadster
G Crossover
K Commercial Van/Truck


  • IDAD – Intermediate, 4/5 doors, automatic transmission, diesel powered w/air-conditioning
  • ECMZ – Economy, 2/4 doors, manual transmission, petrol powered w/o air-conditioning
  • PCAV – Premium, 2/4 doors, automatic transmission, petrol powered w/air conditioning
  • IGDV – Intermediate Crossover vehicle, automatic transmission, petrol powered w/air conditioning




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