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Cheap Car Rentals in Tennessee from $22

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Tennessee car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Tennessee. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Most popular company

Hertz

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

$58

Cheapest price per day

$22

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Tennessee?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Tennessee, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 86 pickup locations in Tennessee to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Price

$26 - $60

Out of all the popular cities in Tennessee, Smyrna is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $26/day. Renting a car in Smyrna is 57% cheaper than renting one in Jackson where the per day rate is around $60. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Tennessee to get a rental car in are: Clarksville ($34/day), Nashville ($36/day), and Blountville ($39/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Nashville should expect to spend around $36/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Tennessee is Nashville.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Tennessee 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 23, 2024.

January

$50

February

$51

March

$58

April

$58

May

$61

June

$62

July

$63

August

$56

September

$60

October

$62

November

$62

December

$58

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

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Tennessee 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 23, 2024.

Small cars

$46 - $80

All Car Types

$55 - $93

To rent a small car in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $66/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Tennessee (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$80/day). In fact, February is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a small car saves you 14% 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 Tennessee small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $63/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Tennessee (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$78/day). In fact, February is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a medium car saves you 16% 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 Tennessee medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $87/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Tennessee (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$107/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a large car is 14% 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 Tennessee large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $76/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Tennessee (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$97/day). In fact, February is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a SUV is 0% 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 Tennessee SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $110/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Tennessee (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$142/day). In fact, February is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, 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 Tennessee van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $55/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Tennessee (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$136/day). In fact, January is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a pickup truck saves you 27% 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 Tennessee pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Tennessee (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$110/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a luxury car is 19% 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 Tennessee luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Tennessee, you would pay an average price of $130/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Tennessee (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$156/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Tennessee. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Tennessee, renting a convertible is 42% 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.

Chevrolet Spark$22/day
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Kia Picanto$27/day
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Kia Picanto
Nissan Sentra$27/day
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Top rental agencies in Tennessee

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Tennessee known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Tennessee. Reviews were last updated on February 23, 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Tennessee, including those serving the Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville area. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Alamo

8.2
Very good
320 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
367 reviews27 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.8

Budget

6.8
Okay
292 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.8

Avis

6.4
Okay
157 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.4

Thrifty

6.4
Okay
248 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.3

Dollar

6.3
Okay
214 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.4

Payless

6.0
Okay
125 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.9

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.2

Hertz

5.9
Fair
647 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0

Best Tennessee car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Tennessee. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Tennessee with an average daily rate of $32. Data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
We've found these great deals on car rentals in Tennessee, including options within the Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville area. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Chevrolet Spark$22/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet Cruze$27/day
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Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Spark$27/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Tennessee, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 23, 2024.

What are the requirements to rent a car in Tennessee?

To be able to get car rentals in Tennessee you must present a valid driver’s license. This license can be from out of state or even foreign. However, when picking up rental cars in Tennessee with a foreign driver’s license, you may be required to show a second form of ID, like a passport. Another requirement to get a vehicle is that most car rental locations in Tennessee require the driver to present a credit card in their name.

What are the rules for driving in Tennessee?

While driving in Tennessee, a basic rule you should know is that they drive on the right-hand side of the road in the United States. Another common rule is that drivers are allowed to turn right on red lights unless it’s specifically indicated otherwise. Nonetheless, make sure the intersection is clear before taking the right turn in your Tennessee car rentals. In addition, all drivers and front-seat passengers must wear a seatbelt in private vehicles and car rentals in Tennessee. Please avoid driving while under the influence. It’s considered illegal to be operating a car with 0.08% blood alcohol content or over. Nonetheless, check with the local department of motor vehicles to make sure no laws have been updated.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Tennessee?

Driving car rentals in Tennessee should be fairly straightforward and the highways are in decent shape. If you’re visiting the state when the weather isn’t too cold, any type of cheap car rental in Tennessee can be suitable for your trip. If you’re planning on exploring the mountains around the cities, maybe something bigger with more cargo space for outdoor activities could be a better choice. However, the temperatures are known to drop during the winter and there are snowfalls. If you’re planning on visiting in the winter it may be best to drop the economy car rental and get an SUV with all-wheel drive. If you’re visiting Nashville in the summer, you can splurge for a luxury car rental in Tennessee and cruise around the city in a convertible or a premium car rental model.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Tennessee?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $58/day when booking a rental car in Tennessee. The best deal a user found was for $24/day from Turo, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Tennessee?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Tennessee from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($27/day), Budget ($28/day), and Turo ($29/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Tennessee.

What are gas prices like in Tennessee?

The average gas price in Tennessee 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 Tennessee for a week from Hertz?

Hertz offers rental cars in Tennessee for about $436 per week on average.

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

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 26% on a rental car in Tennessee. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Tennessee?

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

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

Generally, a month-long car rental in Tennessee can be found for about $1,870, with the average price for a rental being around $62 a day. Book with Turo, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 68% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Tennessee.

Small car rentals in Tennessee

Find small car rental deals in Tennessee from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Tennessee cost an average of $26 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Hyundai i10$24/day
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Hyundai i10$24/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$24/day
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Hyundai i10

Car rentals by fuel type in Tennessee

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Tennessee. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Tennessee. Deals were last updated on February 23, 2024.

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

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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