Detroit

Cheap Car Rentals in Detroit from $26

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Detroit with a pick-up date of 8/20 and drop-off date of 8/21. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental.
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Detroit car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Detroit. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on July 24, 2024.

Most popular company

TURO

Price of gas per gallon

$3.82

Average price per day

$81

Cheapest price per day

$26

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Detroit?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Detroit and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on July 24, 2024.

January

$56

February

$56

March

$63

April

$66

May

$68

June

$76

July

$81

August

$75

September

$62

October

$62

November

$62

December

$56

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Detroit is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Detroit

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Detroit to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on July 24, 2024.

Small cars

$56 - $80

All Car Types

$62 - $93

To rent a small car in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $68/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Detroit, the United States (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$80/day). In fact, February is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a small car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $68/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Detroit, the United States (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$86/day). In fact, February is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Detroit, the United States (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$105/day). In fact, February is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a large car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Detroit, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$103/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a SUV is 8% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $109/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Detroit, the United States (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$134/day). In fact, February is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a van is 29% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $60/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Detroit, the United States (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$75/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a pickup truck saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Detroit, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$121/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a luxury car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Detroit luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Detroit, the United States, you would pay an average price of $112/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Detroit, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$154/day). In fact, February is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Detroit. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Detroit, renting a convertible is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$28/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Hyundai Accent$36/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent

Tips for renting a car in Detroit

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Detroit including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on July 24, 2024.
  • Renting a car in Detroit offers many advantages over public transportation, such as convenience, comfort, freedom, and flexibility. You can go wherever you want, whenever you want with a rental car, allowing you to make spontaneous trips and take control of your travel. And with a rental car, you won't have to worry about parking or waiting for a bus or train.
  • In Detroit, drivers should be aware of several laws. It is illegal to use a handheld device while driving, and drivers must always wear a seatbelt. Speed limits must be respected, and the use of turn signals is required. It is also illegal to park in a handicapped space without a proper permit. Lastly, it is illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • You can drive to other states, regions, or countries with a rental car from Detroit. However, you may need to check with the rental car company to make sure that your rental car is allowed at your destination and that you have the appropriate paperwork and insurance.
  • Near Detroit, travelers may want to drive to Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; or Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, visitors may want to explore the nearby natural attractions such as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
  • Opting to rent an environmentally friendly car, such as an electric vehicle, in Detroit comes with a significant advantage - the city is well-integrated into various EV charging networks. With networks like ChargePoint, EVgo, and Electrify America present in Detroit, users can conveniently access multiple charging stations using a single account or membership. Moreover, the city has been actively expanding its DC fast charging infrastructure to support long-distance travel and cater to electric vehicles with compatible fast-charging capabilities, ensuring a seamless and efficient charging experience for EV renters.
  • The best driving route from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to the center of Detroit will often depend on traffic conditions but as a good rule of thumb, start by exiting the airport and following signs to Interstate 94 (I-94) Eastbound. Stay on I-94 East for approximately 17 miles. Take Exit 213B for M-10 North/Lodge Freeway toward Downtown and then merge onto M-10 North and continue for about 5 miles. When you take the exit toward Larned Street/Jefferson Avenue, you will go right into the heart of Detroit.
  • If you would prefer to pick up your rental car at a location other than the airport, The downtown area also offers various car rental options. You can find rental offices from well-known companies like Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget in and around the downtown district. If you're arriving by train, the Detroit Amtrak Station is another location where you will find car rental services nearby.

Top rental agencies in Detroit

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Detroit known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Detroit. Reviews were last updated on July 24, 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Detroit, including Dollar, Thrifty and Budget. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Dollar

7.0
Good
170 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.7

Thrifty

6.8
Okay
107 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

Budget

5.7
Fair
245 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.8

Payless

5.6
Fair
137 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.9

Alamo

8.6
Very good
98 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
49 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.4

Hertz

7.1
Good
55 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.7

Avis

5.5
Fair
40 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.1

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.9

Best Detroit car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Detroit. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Detroit with an average daily rate of $34. Data was last updated on July 24, 2024.
The best offers we've found on car rentals in the Detroit area. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Chevrolet Malibu$26/day
5
M
A/C
Chevrolet Malibu
Kia Picanto$28/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Ford Fusion$28/day
5
M
A/C
Ford Fusion

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Detroit, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on July 24, 2024.
  • What documentation do I need to rent a car in the city?

    To rent a car in Detroit, you will need to provide several forms of documentation. First, you will need to show a valid driver's license. You should also bring a major credit or debit card, as well as proof of insurance. If you are under 25 years old, you may need to provide additional documentation. Additionally, you should have your passport if you plan to drive outside of the United States. When you arrive at the rental car location, you will be asked to fill out forms and provide your driver's license and payment information. You may also be asked to provide proof of insurance. Once you provide all the necessary documents and sign the rental agreement, you will be ready to drive away.

  • What are the local drivers like in Detroit that visitors with a rental car should be aware of?

    In Detroit, drivers tend to be very friendly and courteous. Drivers will usually give you the right of way and it is common for them to wave you into a traffic merge. It is also common for them to honk if you hesitate more than a second at a green light. That being said, drivers in Detroit can be aggressive, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and drive defensively. It is also important to follow the speed limit, obey traffic laws, and use your turn signals. Additionally, Detroit drivers are often very aware of pedestrians and cyclists, so be sure to exercise caution when driving near them. Lastly, it is important to be aware of road construction and other traffic hazards. With a bit of caution, you can enjoy a safe and pleasant ride in Detroit.

  • What roads are the most congested in Detroit and during what time/s of day does this occur?

    The most congested roads in Detroit are usually major highways like I-94, I-75, and I-96. These highways are especially congested during rush hour, which usually occurs between 6 am and 10 am and between 3 pm and 7 pm. Additionally, the Woodward Corridor, which runs from downtown Detroit to Pontiac, can be congested during rush hour and other times of the day. Other major roads, like Grand River Avenue and Gratiot Avenue, can also become congested during peak times. However; traffic can still be heavy at times due to events like concerts, festivals, and sporting events. It is best to avoid driving during rush hour if possible and to plan your route accordingly.

  • Where will I find all the rental car companies at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)?

    Upon collecting your baggage, follow the signs leading you to Ground Transportation, where you can board a complimentary courtesy shuttle heading to the rental car campus positioned at the Northeastern corner of the airport along Lucas Dr. Conveniently, the rental car shuttle bus stops are situated in the ground transportation areas of the parking garage at McNamara Terminal and the Big Blue Parking Deck of Evans Terminal. At the rental car campus, you'll find car rental services offered by approximately nine major rental companies. When it's time to return your car, simply drive to the rental car facility lots. After returning the keys, a shuttle bus will transport you directly to your terminal's ground transportation area.

  • What are some things I should consider for my rental car if I rent in the wintertime in Detroit?

    Check if the rental car is equipped with winter tires or consider requesting them. Winter tires provide better traction and handling on icy and snowy roads, enhancing your safety during winter driving. Verify if the rental car includes snow chains or ice scrapers. Snow chains can be useful in extreme snow conditions, and an ice scraper will help you clear frost and ice from the windows. If you're not accustomed to driving in winter conditions, consider practicing in a safe area before heading out on unfamiliar roads. Ensure the rental car has an emergency kit, including essentials like a flashlight, first aid supplies, a blanket, and jumper cables. Check if the rental company offers 24/7 roadside assistance in case of emergencies or breakdowns.

  • What rental companies should I consider for an accessible vehicle in Detroit?

    If you're looking for an accessible vehicle in Detroit, Enterprise offers a wide range of accessible vehicles, including wheelchair-accessible vans, with features like ramp or lift options. Hertz provides accessible vehicles with features such as hand controls, spinner knobs, and wheelchair-accessible minivans. Budget offers accessible vehicles with modifications to accommodate individuals with mobility challenges, including hand controls and other accessibility features. Avis provides accessible vehicles equipped with adaptive driving aids, making it easier for travelers with disabilities to drive comfortably.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Detroit?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $81/day when booking a rental car in Detroit. The best deal a user found was for $36/day from Turo, booked on Jul. 21.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Detroit?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Detroit from the following companies over the past two weeks: Getaround ($26/day), Turo ($30/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($36/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Detroit?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.9 rating), National (8.3 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Detroit.

  • What are gas prices like in Detroit?

    The average gas price in Detroit is $3.82/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $66 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Detroit for a week from Turo?

    Turo is a popular option for travelers looking for car rental in Detroit. You can expect the average cost of rental car to be about $361 per week.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Detroit for the best price?

    Booking early can save you upwards 24% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Detroit.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Detroit?

    Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Detroit. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Detroit for a month?

    We’ve recently found that Turo offers you prices that are 60% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Detroit for a month is $1,548. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car rental in Detroit for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car rental in Detroit is $91. Renting a Full-size is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Detroit. For the month of August, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Detroit for as low as $71/day.

  • What car do most people rent in Detroit?

    Nissan Rogue, which is a Standard vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Detroit according to Cheapflights users.

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Luxury car rentals in Detroit

Find luxury car rental deals in Detroit from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Detroit cost an average of $37 per day. Price data was last updated on July 24, 2024.
Browse through some of the best options we've found for luxury car rentals in Detroit. Verify the details of your rental before completing your reservation to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Chrysler 300$30/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler 300
Audi A4$31/day
5
2
M
A/C
Audi A4
Chrysler 300$32/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Detroit

Find van rental deals in Detroit from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Detroit cost an average of $39 per day. Price data was last updated on July 24, 2024.
Check out some of the best options we've found on van rentals in Detroit. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Kia Sedona$35/day
5
4
4
M
A/C
Kia Sedona
Chrysler Pacifica$38/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in Detroit

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Detroit. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Detroit. Deals were last updated on July 24, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Detroit. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($31+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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