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Sarasota car rentals in 2024

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

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per gallon

$3.86

Average price per day

$55

Cheapest price per day

$24

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Sarasota 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

$53

March

$61

April

$47

May

$48

June

$48

July

$53

August

$48

September

$45

October

$54

November

$53

December

$53

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Sarasota 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 Sarasota

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Sarasota 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

$44 - $71

All Car Types

$50 - $78

To rent a small car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $57/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Sarasota, the United States (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$71/day). In fact, April is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a small car saves you 10% 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 Sarasota small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $56/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Sarasota, the United States (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$70/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a medium car saves you 11% 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 Sarasota medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $74/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Sarasota, the United States (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$95/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a large car is 15% 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 Sarasota large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $63/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Sarasota, the United States (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$86/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a SUV saves you 0% 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 Sarasota SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $85/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a van in Sarasota, the United States (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$119/day). In fact, May is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a van 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 Sarasota van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $50/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Sarasota, the United States (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$69/day). In fact, November is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a pickup truck saves you 22% 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 Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $76/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Sarasota, the United States (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$104/day). In fact, September is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a luxury car is 16% 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 in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $74/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Sarasota, the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$85/day). In fact, August is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a convertible is 15% 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 Sarasota convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Chevrolet Spark$24/day
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Hyundai Accent$25/day
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Hyundai Venue$27/day
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Top rental agencies in Sarasota

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Sarasota known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Sarasota. Reviews were last updated on April 18, 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Sarasota, including Budget, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Before making your selection, be sure to carefully review the feedback, double-check the pickup location, and verify other important details.

Budget

7.4
Good
166 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.4

Alamo

8.9
Very good
34 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0
Very good
47 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.0

Thrifty

7.9
Good
40 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

8.1

Hertz

6.9
Okay
99 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9

Dollar

6.8
Okay
72 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

Avis

6.3
Okay
50 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.4

Payless

6.2
Okay
45 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.8

Best Sarasota car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Sarasota. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Sarasota with an average daily rate of $32. Data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Sarasota. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Chevrolet Spark$24/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Hyundai Accent$25/day
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Mitsubishi Eclipse$25/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Sarasota, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on April 18, 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Sarasota?

    When taking out rental cars in Sarasota, residents of the US will need to provide a valid US driver's license. If you're a foreign citizen, you must submit your passport and driver's license from your country of origin, while Canadians require a Canadian enhanced license. You must be 21 years and above to take out car rentals in Sarasota. However, anyone between 21 and 24 years may have to pay a daily underage surcharge for Sarasota car rentals.

  • What are the rules for driving in Sarasota?

    As you drive around in your economy car rental or luxury car rental in Sarasota, always remember that traffic flows on the right side of the road. All persons in Sarasota car rentals have to wear a seat belt while the car is moving, while children under three years should be safely secured in a child car seat in the back seat. It's illegal to drink and drive in Sarasota, with the BAC limit being 0.08%. It would be a wise step to check with the Sarasota department of motor vehicles on any changes regarding the driving laws if you're considering rental cars in Sarasota.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sarasota?

    You'll mainly find highways in Sarasota, with the city space having large streets. That allows you to choose large SUV car rentals in Sarasota, such as the SsangYong Korando or the Hyundai ix25. You could also go with more luxurious and comfortable cars such as the Mitsubishi Lancer, BMW X1, or the Buick LaCrosse. Another great option is to go with a compact or cheap car rental in Sarasota, like the Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i10, or the Hyundai Atos. If your friends or family are coming along, you can opt for a more spacious passenger van rental such as the Mitsubishi L300/Delica.

  • What are the best places to park in Sarasota?

    There are multiple and adequate parking spaces for car rentals in Sarasota. There are over 3,000 public parking spaces spread all over downtown, including metered parking spaces, curbside parking, parking garages, and parking lots. Street parking is free, while garages and lots charge about $3 for 2-3 hours and $1 after every 3 hours. It will generally cost you approximately $23 for a whole day's parking. Some common garage parking spaces in Sarasota include the Palms Avenue Parking garage, the State Street parking garage, and the Sarasota county parking garage, ideal for parking your cheap car rental in Sarasota.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Sarasota?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $55/day when booking a rental car in Sarasota. The best deal a user found was for $27/day from Turo, booked on Apr. 14.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Sarasota from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($24/day), Thrifty ($26/day), and Hertz ($27/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (9.5 rating), Thrifty (8.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Sarasota.

  • What are gas prices like in Sarasota?

    The average gas price in Sarasota is $3.86/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $46 and $66 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Sarasota for a week from Hertz?

    Hertz is one of the top picks in Sarasota. They can have you in a rental car for about $371 per week on average.

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

    Booking your car rental early can save you up to 19% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 28 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Sarasota.

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

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

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

    We’ve recently found that Turo offers you prices that are 63% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Sarasota for a month is $1,592. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

    Car rental prices in Sarasota are typically $63 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car rental deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider renting a Economy to save money on your trip to $63. Our users have found prices for Economy car rentals in May to be on average $53 per day.

  • What car do most people rent in Sarasota?

    Nissan Juke, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Sarasota according to Cheapflights users.

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Small car rentals in Sarasota

Find small car rental deals in Sarasota from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Sarasota cost an average of $33 per day. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
Hyundai i10$32/day
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Hyundai i10$32/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$33/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Sarasota

Find luxury car rental deals in Sarasota from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Sarasota cost an average of $35 per day. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
Some of the most suitable options we've found on luxury car rentals within Sarasota. Before completing your reservation, make sure the deal you've selected matches your car rental needs and budget.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$32/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$34/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Audi A4$34/day
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Audi A4

Van rentals in Sarasota

Find van rental deals in Sarasota from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Sarasota cost an average of $35 per day. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on van rentals in the Sarasota area at the moment. If you're not finding the van rental that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Nissan Quest$34/day
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Nissan Quest
Nissan Quest$35/day
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Nissan Quest
Dodge Grand Caravan$37/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in Sarasota

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

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Sarasota. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($23+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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