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San Diego Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyHERTZ
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$48
Cheapest price per day$17

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in San Diego?

January

$43

February

$62

March

$71

April

$67

May

$60

June

$67

July

$68

August

$62

September

$56

October

$60

November

$56

December

$58

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Diego 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.

Popular Car Types in San Diego

There are currently 126 rental locations operating in San Diego spread across 54 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in San Diego is Small at $22 a day. Below are all the 6 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in San Diego

Small Cars

$36 - $56

All Car Types

$69 - $94

To rent a Small car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $45/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in San Diego, the United States (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$56/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Small car saves you 45% 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 San Diego Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $50/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in San Diego, the United States (~$32/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$69/day). In fact, September is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Medium car saves you 39% 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 San Diego Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $78/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in San Diego, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$100/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Large car saves you 3% 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 San Diego Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $70/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in San Diego, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$84/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a SUV car saves you 13% 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 San Diego SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in San Diego, the United States (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$123/day). In fact, September is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Van car 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 San Diego Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $56/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in San Diego, the United States (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$205/day). In fact, March is about 4% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Pickup Truck car saves you 30% 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.

To rent a Luxury car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $110/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in San Diego, the United States (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$138/day). In fact, February is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Luxury car is 27% 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 Convertible car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $121/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in San Diego, the United States (~$94/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$140/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Diego, renting a Convertible car is 34% 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 San Diego Convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Top rental agencies in San Diego

All major car rental suppliers in San Diego

Enterprise

7.9
Good
322 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.8

Dollar

7.1
Good
217 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0

Avis

6.9
Okay
266 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.8

Budget

6.8
Okay
150 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.5
Okay
606 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.5

Ace

4.3
Mediocre
140 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

4.7

Overall

4.1

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

4.4

MEXRENTACAR

3.9
Poor
233 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.5

Overall

3.8

Pick-up/drop-off

3.8

Value

4.1

Economy Rent a Car

6.5
Okay
66 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.7

Best San Diego Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in San Diego recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in San Diego?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $48/day when booking a rental car in San Diego. The best deal a user found was for $17/day from NU Car, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in San Diego?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in San Diego from the following companies over the past two weeks: U-Save ($23/day), Economy Rent a Car ($23/day), and Fox ($31/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in San Diego?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Silvercar (9.6 rating), Advantage (9.0 rating) and Alamo (8.9 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in San Diego.

What are gas prices like in San Diego?

The average gas price in San Diego is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Diego for a week from Hertz?

From Hertz you can rent a car in San Diego from about $203 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in San Diego?

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

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Diego for a month?

Our recent data shows that NU Car can potentially be 66% below the average car rental price in San Diego. Check prices and availability for NU Car and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in San Diego is on average $871 a month or $29 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your San Diego car rental.

How much is a car rental in San Diego for a weekend?

$63 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in San Diego, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to San Diego, then opt for a Economy rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of March, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $52/day.

What car do most people rent in San Diego?

The most popular car to rent while in San Diego is the Pontiac G6, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

Van Rentals in San Diego

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for San Diego van rentals.

Car type options available for San Diego

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