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Santa Maria, CA car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Santa Maria, CA. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 20, 2024.

Most popular company

BUDGET

Price of gas per gallon

$3.48

Average price per day

$59

Cheapest price per day

$31

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Santa Maria?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Santa Maria, CA 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 February 20, 2024.

January

$54

February

$58

March

$69

April

$69

May

$69

June

$67

July

$66

August

$66

September

$68

October

$69

November

$55

December

$58

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria, CA

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Santa Maria, CA to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 20, 2024.

Small cars

$57 - $77

All Car Types

$85 - $114

To rent a small car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $66/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$77/day). In fact, June is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a small car saves you 33% 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 Santa Maria small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $76/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$98/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a medium car saves you 23% 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 Santa Maria medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $107/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$152/day). In fact, December is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a large car is 7% 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 Santa Maria large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Santa Maria, the United States (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$122/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a SUV saves you 6% 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 Santa Maria SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $145/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Santa Maria, the United States (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$188/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a van is 32% 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 Santa Maria van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $91/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$140/day). In fact, February is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a luxury car saves you 8% 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 convertible in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $134/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Santa Maria, the United States (~$100/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$216/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a convertible is 26% 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 Santa Maria convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota Yaris$32/day
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Toyota Yaris
Ford Fiesta$34/day
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Ford Fiesta
Chevrolet Spark$36/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Top rental agencies in Santa Maria, CA

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Santa Maria, CA known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 6 car rental companies in Santa Maria, CA. Reviews were last updated on February 20, 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Santa Maria, including Avis, Budget and Hertz. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Avis

7.7
Good
24 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.6

Budget

6.8
Okay
23 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Hertz

5.9
Fair
15 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.8
Fair
11 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

5.7

AutoEurope

1 location

Easirent

1 location

Best Santa Maria, CA car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Santa Maria, CA. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 6 rental car agencies in Santa Maria, CA with an average daily rate of $46. Data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Santa Maria. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Nissan Sylphy$31/day
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Nissan Sylphy
Hyundai Venue$32/day
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Hyundai Venue
Hyundai Kona$34/day
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Hyundai Kona

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Santa Maria, CA, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 20, 2024.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Santa Maria?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $59/day when booking a rental car in Santa Maria. The best deal a user found was for $31/day from Budget, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Santa Maria?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Santa Maria from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($31/day), Budget ($32/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($65/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Santa Maria?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (7.7 rating), Budget (6.8 rating) and Hertz (5.9 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Santa Maria.

What are gas prices like in Santa Maria?

The average gas price in Santa Maria is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Maria for a week from Budget?

From Budget you can rent a car in Santa Maria from about $342 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Santa Maria for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 86% on your car rental. For a below average price in Santa Maria, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 88 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Santa Maria?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Santa Maria for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Maria for a month?

Prices can be as low as $1,467 if you consider booking with Budget. That price represents savings of 54% compared to the Santa Maria average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Santa Maria is on average $1,467 ($49/day).

How much is a car rental in Santa Maria for a weekend?

For a weekend car rental in Santa Maria, you can expect the average price to be around $38. Usually a Intermediate rental in Santa Maria is your cheapest weekend car rental option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car rental types. If you do opt for renting a Intermediate for March, it will cost approximately $50 per day.

What car do most people rent in Santa Maria?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Economy (Chevrolet Aveo Sedan) in Santa Maria, making it the most popular option.

Luxury car rentals in Santa Maria, CA

Find luxury car rental deals in Santa Maria, CA from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Santa Maria, CA cost an average of $62 per day. Price data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Ride in luxury during your trip to Santa Maria by selecting one these great deals we've found. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
Chrysler 300$42/day
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Chrysler 300
Audi A4$44/day
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Audi A4
Chrysler 300$45/day
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Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Santa Maria, CA

Find van rental deals in Santa Maria, CA from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Santa Maria, CA cost an average of $70 per day. Price data was last updated on February 20, 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for renting a car in Santa Maria we've found at this time. If you're not finding the van rental that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
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