Grab your bags, stroll out of arrivals at San Jose, CA Airport (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), and collect your rental car. Which one you grab the keys to depends on where you’ll be going. If you’ll be spending a lot of time driving in downtown Santa Clara, around 2 miles from the terminal, choose something zippy and small. A compact car that’s fuel-efficient will be ideal for those busy streets. But with almost endless things to see, like the scenic sandy shores of the region, there’s a good chance you’ll rack up those miles. A larger vehicle, like an SUV or a full-size car, will make lengthier road trips more comfortable.