That depends on where you’d like to go. Downtown San Francisco, about 12 miles from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), can be a little daunting to drive in. Keep things easy by choosing something small, fuel-efficient, and a cinch to handle. That said, San Francisco is also the gateway to some of the sandy shores around San Mateo County. If your journey is more about clocking up those miles, you may want something with more trunk space and legroom. What about a full-size car or a standard SUV?