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Phoenix car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Phoenix. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on April 18, 2024.

Most popular company

ALAMO

Price of gas per gallon

$4.66

Average price per day

$66

Cheapest price per day

$12

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Phoenix 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 April 18, 2024.

January

$44

February

$58

March

$70

April

$57

May

$53

June

$50

July

$50

August

$53

September

$56

October

$63

November

$59

December

$50

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Phoenix is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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 Phoenix

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Phoenix to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 18, 2024.

Small cars

$40 - $71

All Car Types

$50 - $83

To rent a small car in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $56/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Phoenix, the United States (~$40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$71/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, renting a small car saves you 18% 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 Phoenix small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $59/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Phoenix, the United States (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$77/day). In fact, December is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, 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 Phoenix medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $74/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Phoenix, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$91/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, renting a large car is 10% 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 Phoenix large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $71/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Phoenix, the United States (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$94/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, renting a SUV is 6% 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 Phoenix SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $98/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Phoenix, the United States (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$126/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, renting a van 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. Here are the best Phoenix van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $89/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Phoenix, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$128/day). In fact, December is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, renting a pickup truck is 25% 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.

To rent a luxury car in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Phoenix, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$127/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, renting a luxury car is 20% 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 Phoenix luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Phoenix, the United States, you would pay an average price of $97/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Phoenix, the United States (~$82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$125/day). In fact, December is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Phoenix. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Phoenix, 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.

Nissan Versa$21/day
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Nissan Versa
Ford Fiesta$22/day
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Ford Fiesta

Tips for renting a car in Phoenix

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Phoenix including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on April 18, 2024.
  • When visiting Phoenix, consider renting a car for transit across the city, as there are many benefits associated with renting a vehicle rather than public transport. Phoenix has limited public transport options, with limited access to certain areas in the city. Renting a car, therefore, will enable you to explore various parts of Phoenix and even access attractions hardly accessible by public transport, including Desert Botanical Garden, Camelback Mountain, Heard Museum, Phoenix Zoo, and Mystery Castle.
  • When flying into Phoenix, you will most likely land at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) or Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), which offers car rental services. The car rental counters at PHX are in a separate facility, the Rental Car Center, accessible by shuttle buses with designated pick-up locations outside each terminal. The car rental counters in AZA are in the ground transportation area, a short walk from the airport terminal. The car rental companies at PHX and AZA include Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise. Availability of rental cars may be limited during peak travel seasons; therefore, consider making a reservation for the rental.
  • Phoenix has a desert climate with extremely hot summers, which may affect driving in the city. Therefore, ensure you rent a vehicle that has good air conditioning. Within the summer seasons, Phoenix experiences sun glare on roads which equally affects visibility; therefore, consider hiring a car with a wide windshield for better visibility driving on such roads. When visiting Phoenix during monsoon seasons, bringing thunderstorms, sudden flash floods, dust storms, and heavy rains from June to September. Consider hiring a car with good visibility and proper tires for stability, as the road conditions may be hazardous due to slippery roads.

Top rental agencies in Phoenix

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Phoenix known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Phoenix. Reviews were last updated on April 18, 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Phoenix area such as Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Alamo

8.7
Very good
316 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0
Very good
474 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.9

Avis

7.3
Good
101 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.1

Advantage

6.3
Okay
274 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.4

Budget

6.0
Okay
324 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.2

Hertz

5.1
Fair
744 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.8

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.8

Value

5.4

Dollar

5.0
Fair
168 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.3

Thrifty

5.2
Fair
68 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.5

Best Phoenix car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Phoenix. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Phoenix with an average daily rate of $26. Data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Phoenix. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Chevrolet Cruze$12/day
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Chevrolet Cruze
Nissan Sentra$21/day
4
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A/C
Nissan Sentra
Kia Picanto$22/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Phoenix, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on April 18, 2024.
  • Can I cross the border with a rental car from Phoenix?

    If you plan on cross-border travel, consider informing your rental agency of your plan to use the car for cross-border travel, as some agencies may have restrictions. One of the car rental agencies in Phoenix allowing cross-border travel with rental vehicles is Enterprise. You can drive to Mexico with a rental car from Phoenix into various cities, including Nogales, San Luis Rio Colorado, and Agua Prieta. Ensure you acquire Mexican auto insurance, as you must have such insurance to drive a vehicle in Mexico. When crossing the border, be aware of the operating hours for border crossing as they have specific operation hours. Ensure you have the rental agreement and permit, your identification and driver’s license, vehicle documents, and appropriate insurance when traveling across the border with a rental car from Phoenix.

  • Which car rentals in Phoenix offer accessible vehicles?

    If you have special needs, you can rent an accessible vehicle in Phoenix based on your specific needs. Most car rental companies in Phoenix offer assistance services that suit various accessibility needs. The rental companies in Phoenix that provide accessible vehicles include Hertz, Enterprise, National, Budget, and Avis. Hertz runs an accessible program where renters with mobility aids can rent vehicles equipped with hand controls, spinner knobs, transfer boards, and left-foot accelerators. Enterprise runs a MobilityWork Program with vehicles equipped with ramps, lifts, and hand controls. National, Budget, and Avis have cars with hand controls and offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts or ramps for easy entry and exit to the car.

  • Which car rentals in Phoenix offer child seat rental?

    If you are visiting Phoenix with a child, consider hiring a vehicle with child seats for the child’s safety. You can rent a car from Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, and National, which offer child seat rentals in Phoenix. Infants up to a year old or weighing between 5 lb to 35 lb must be secured in an appropriate rear-facing child seat; toddlers between 1 and 4 years or weighing between 20 lb to 665 lb be secured in forward-facing child seats, while children between 4 and 8 years or weighing over 40 lb or with a height of under 4ft 9 inches, be secured in the appropriate booster seats. For availability, ensure you make a reservation for the child seat. Ensure you are conversant with installing the child seats, as you are required to do the installation yourself.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Phoenix?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $66/day when booking a rental car in Phoenix. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Getaround, booked on Apr. 14.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Phoenix from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox Autorent ($21/day), Turo ($22/day), and Sixt ($24/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8.7 rating), Alamo (8.7 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.1 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Phoenix.

  • What are gas prices like in Phoenix?

    The average gas price in Phoenix is $4.66/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $55 and $80 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Phoenix for a week from Alamo?

    Alamo offers rental cars in Phoenix for about $487 per week on average.

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

    Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 24% in Phoenix - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

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

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Phoenix.

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

    Getaround currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 82% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Phoenix. Typically, a monthly car rental in Phoenix can be found for $2,088. You can find car rental deals to be on average $70 a day.

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

    $77 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Phoenix, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Phoenix, then opt for a Compact rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of May, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $60/day.

  • What car do most people rent in Phoenix?

    The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Intermediate (Nissan Rogue) in Phoenix, making it the most popular option.

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Luxury car rentals in Phoenix

Find luxury car rental deals in Phoenix from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Phoenix cost an average of $27 per day. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
Check out some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in the Phoenix area. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$19/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
BMW 3 Series$28/day
5
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A/C
BMW 3 Series
Chrysler 300$28/day
5
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A/C
Chrysler 300

Car rentals by fuel type in Phoenix

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Phoenix. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Phoenix. Deals were last updated on April 18, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Phoenix. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($24+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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