Economy (Fiat Mobi or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brazil.
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The roads in Brazil can vary widely in quality from the cities to the country, and the driving culture in the country is very focused on communication. Don’t be surprised if you let someone merge and receive a few honks of the horn as a thank you. Hand signals are also popular for signaling turns or giving the right of way.
When it comes to renting a car in Brazil, the rules are very similar to the US. You can rent a car at age 21 with an international driving permit, but many companies carry an additional surcharge for those under the age of 25.
The average petrol prices in Brazil are a bit steeper than in the US. Prices in Brazil can be equivalent to around 17 BRL (4.50 USD) per gallon. When filling up in Brazil, make sure to have cash on hand, as that is the preferred way to pay at both smaller and larger petrol stations.
The speed limits in Brazil are similar to the limits imposed on US roads. The speed limit in cities and residential areas is 60 km/h (37 mph), while the limit is 80 km/h (50 mph) in the countryside and 120 km/h (75 mph) on the expressway. These limits are often exceeded by everyday drivers, so some caution is warranted in busier areas.