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Chattanooga, TN, United States
24 Oct — 31 Oct
Same drop-off
Chattanooga, TN, United States
Sun 24.10
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Sun 31.10
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Pick-up locationChattanooga
Rental locations18
Airport locations10

Chattanooga car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8 Excellent (60 reviews)
5 locations in Chattanooga
Enterprise
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 07
Detailed
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 04
My pick up was scheduled the time they closed at 12
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 06
The vehicle wasn’t cleaned and didn’t have any gas, so we had to switch to another, but same sized. Long line at check in, had to wait over 30 minutes and then spent another 20 minutes or so with the associate. The associates were great though. Wished the car had an entertainment package for the money. Will rent there again.
6.8 Good2020 Sep 06
The pickup was easy, but the drop off was like, "ok, thank you, have a good day"I wish the drop off would have been just as good as the pickup. Also allow others to smell the inside of the car before they sign.
9.2 Excellent2020 Jun 02
Yes it was great
4.0 Okay2019 Jun 26
Rented a premium car, gave me a minivan. Said the cars sitting out front had already been rented... yet u was the only one there...What couldn’t have?
9.6 Excellent2018 Oct 13
Pick up in Chattanooga was quick, easy, and pleasant.
6.8 Good2017 Oct 10
Allowed a oneway drop off at Knoxville when travel plans had to change.The enterprise location made me take a $17 dollar taxi to the second location located a very short distance from airport. It was my mistake in original booking but they made no effort to assist me other than informing me that I was at the "wrong" location.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Oct 08
Enterprise cancels reservation - and makes a new one for 4x original!!A cancelled reservation because of late arrival.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jul 22
When I got there, they did not have a car for me and would not have a car for me. Said I booked it online, so was not their problem. I was on a very tight time schedule and the delay of having to find another car ended up causing me to miss a flight that evening. An interesting chain of events.
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Rated #2
Budget
8 Excellent (38 reviews)
2 locations in Chattanooga
Budget
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.8
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6.0 Good2021 Jun 07
The staff I came in contact with was extremely nice and helpful in both places. The car make and model waa great and it ran well.There was an empty cigarette box in the console that I didn't notice until after we departed, and there was no window washer fluid.
8.0 Excellent2020 Dec 06
The staff in Chattanooga was terrific and helpful. Also liked the car we received. Extremely clean.Dropping off the car in Miami was difficult. The office was hard to find. And then there wasn't sufficient signage to tell us where to stop the car. Had to go inside to get info. There was a large crowd waiting at the counter, and an extra large crowd waiting for free shuttle to the cruise port. Then the driver of the van manhandled my husband's scooter to put it in the van.
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 05
The ease of pick-up / drop-off.Great job !
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 18
I was charged almost double and called in 4 times all different people and could not get resolved. I booked the car for pick up at Hixon TN in my error. I picked the car up at the Airport which is what I needed. The reservation was changed for pick up not drop off so I had to call into change it. The rate was not quoted, I found my reservation which showed $175.00 my charge was $320.07. I was told nothing could be done until I returned the car. When I returned the car 2.5 hours early I asked for a re-rate and was told it would not make a difference. I am aware airport fees raise the rental rate but not by almost double. For the price the car should be cleaned to include in side the windows and dry it off. The care windows inside were dirty and like most rental companies the car is just hosed off.
4.4 Okay2019 Jul 17
Price was an additional $200 for only an 8 hour difference (midnight pickup vs 8am) and did not get car type which was booked. Would have much preferred to save the money.
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 08
Budget customer service was awful and they actually couldn’t help me with any of my needs.Budget would be better if they weren’t trying to charge me a $383 fee to rent a Toyota RAV4 for less than 24 hours.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jun 26
Quick pick up and drop off!N/a
10.0 Excellent2018 May 23
Chattanooga rental was GREAT!The car was very nice - sporty and great on gas mileage. Stephen in the Chattanooga office was very helpful and friendly. He did a great job of answering questions and generally making me feel great about the experience.
9.6 Excellent2018 Feb 13
JeepThe service was friendly, helpful, and efficient.The rear wiper didn't work.
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 27
The car was nice, and the process was very simple.
Rated #3
Hertz
7.9 Good (85 reviews)
2 locations in Chattanooga
Hertz
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 28
Won’t ever ask for the managers special again . Didn’t in my wildest dreams think I’d get a Chevy Silverado . Pay the extra and get a car .
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 12
Front camera sensor was dirty, so no radar ready cruise control, or lane something alert (car jumping into lane in front of me) and some other safety function. Didn't start notifications until I hit the freeway, was on deadline, couldn't return car, had to stop and look up the warning light that kept popping up and beeping, discovered it was a nonessential problem, had to endure whole trip (16 hours) with light constantly going off and beeping. An older car 60,000 miles. That said, brakes and acceleration were excellent, and seat was comfortable. But I figure no way the previous driver didn't notice the warning light constantly going off, and tell the maintenance staff. Perhaps that's not a good assumption, but I feel the car should have been better maintained.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 10
Service at pickup was excellent. Representatives had good energy and were very polite and helpful. Which made my experience much better. I was having a "not so good" day and they made it so much better! Thank you.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 05
Hertz location closed early on our pick up day without notifying us. We were stuck without a vehicle overnight and missed part of our planned trip. Definitely would not recommend.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 14
Our flight was delayed, and when we got to the airport Hertz was closed. Other rental companies were opened, so we got another car. What car rental company closes at 8:00 p.m. at an International Airport?
6.0 Good2021 May 06
The iPhone features and push button startThe car had warnings of low psi tire pressure and request to have an oil change done
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 14
We were never able to get our vehicle. The rental counter closed at 8pm and our flight got in at 8:42pm. There was no night pick up, no notification that there would not be anyone at the counter. They didn’t leave the information with any of the other agencies who were all open. We ended up having to get a rental car from another agency. We were fortunate that someone from Dollar was able to help us but we had to pay for 2 cars and then I had to spend the next morning of my vacation contacting Hertz to try to get a refund. Absolute nightmare! If you have a rental coming in that day, you should probably have your rental counter staffed! So disappointed!
8.0 Excellent2021 Feb 03
Clean car, easyNone
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 25
Pick up and drop off was very easy at this location.Would have liked to opportunity to pick up earlier than 8am.
8.0 Excellent2020 Dec 23
CarCleanliness
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Rated #4
Thrifty
7.4 Good (50 reviews)
1 location in Chattanooga
Thrifty
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
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10.0 Excellent2021 May 25
Super nice dodge truck with a hemi and tinted windowsSmelled like pot inside, but it went away by the end of our use
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 23
staff was helpfuln/a
7.2 Good2020 Jul 20
There was a sign informing us that the agent was not available at that time. An 800 number was given but no one answered and the mailbox was full. Paperwork and keys were placed in a Dropbox on the counter but no directions were available.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 06
The cashier kept my drivers license and credit card and I had to go back to get it. No big deal accidents happen. Hope someday thrifty would reciprocate
6.8 Good2019 Oct 15
PriceCar smelled like smoke
8.8 Excellent2019 Sep 10
$50 refuel fee is crazy. I filled it back up for $22..
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 03
Efficiency of check-in and return, staff, price.
8.4 Excellent2019 Aug 25
yes
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 26
Staff w3as great and attentiveNothing. They did a great job
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jun 18
Staff are friendly, they pick up the phone quickly.Car reservation was cancelled while I was mid-flight.
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Rated #5
Dollar
6.6 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Chattanooga
Dollar
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 20
Great service, awesome car. Keep doing what you doing
9.6 Excellent2019 Nov 20
The staff was very friendly and understanding. She was patient with the... complicated customer in line in front of us and very still had a fun conversation with us. Turning the vehicle in was quick and painless.My only complaint was that when we picked up our vehicle there was one person at the counter no one to help her.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Mar 21
Don't knowDidn't go to Dollar in cha
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jul 24
Never made it to my carNot applicable. I flew into Chattanooga Airport to find that the rental was off- lot, which was fine. I was told that there was a shuttle that Dollar provided for customers. I waited for a little bit, as I was told that it came around. After 20 minutes, I began to call the rental. I tried calling for 25 minutes and NO ONE answered the phone. It was getting late and I ended up having to use a different company. I ended up getting charged way more. I am extremely disappointed with Dollar and the inconvenience caused. I can no longer recommend or use.ot applicable. I flew into Chattanooga Airport to find that the rental was off- lot, which was fine. I was told that there was a shuttle that Dollar provided for customers. I waited for a little bit, as I was told that it came around. After 20 minutes, I began to call the rental. I tried calling for 25 minutes and NO ONE answered the phone. It was getting late and I ended up having to use a different company. I ended up getting charged way more. I am extremely disappointed with Dollar and the inconvenience caused. I can no longer recommend or use.
5.6 Okay2017 Jun 12
Kayak quoted me $23, ended up paying over $60 at Dollar. I reserved an economy car as I was wanting something good on gas and was given a Jeep SUV. Not at all what I was expecting! Should have gone to Enterprise!
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 12
Will not rent from Dollar.Did not rent.When we arrived at Dollar they informed us of several new charges... a charge for using a debit card, which was a Visa card and considered a major credit card. Most companies just hold a deposit on your card - they wanted to charge us additional fees per day. Also, they wanted to charge us additional fees for traveling to Indiana.. we had a reservation with unlimited miles and did not know about extra charges to additional states. So what was supposed to be a $38 rental turned into $99 in a matter of minutes. They also had to speak personally to our insurance agent (never had to do this before). We ended up not renting the car and driving our own vehicle which cost us 2 hours of driving time going back and forth to the rental company. I think the change was due to high demand on rentals for that weekend with several festivals going on in the area - they could get more for the vehicle with other rentals. Will not book rental cars through Dollar again.
4.0 Okay2017 Apr 24
The Dollar Rent A Car is located offsite at the airport. They are the only company, or so it appeared, that was like this. The other companies have their rental windows right next to baggage claim and the rental cars not too far outside the door. Walking around, it was confusing and not easy to understand where you were suppose to connect. The signage telling you to call them for a shuttle blends in with other airport advertising. Once you call for a shuttle you have to wait outside for 10 minutes and wait for the shuttle, take the 5 minute drive to the car rental place. I arrived at 11 :15 p.m. Their lot was dark and it didn't feel real safe. The car was OK. It was clean and it ran, but the overall hassle of not being at the airport would have made me pay a little extra for convenience.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Apr 04
kayak this is on youNothingFlying into CHA why would you present any rental cars not at the airport. I had no way to contact them and wound up getting a car from the Hertz counter. I'll never use Kayak again.
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 03
Service was great and fast!
7.6 Good2017 Mar 27
The price was fabulous. The personnel were nice and gracious. The car was economical on gas. The shuttle driver was prompt both times. The cruise control worked properly. The car was relatively clean.The air conditioner did not work. It would only cool on the Maxair setting. It took me quite a while to figure this out. It was off airport. I had to take a shuttle back and forth. I had to inspect the car myself for any damage caused by the previous driver. An employee had not come to work for this shift, so it was left all to only 1 nice man to do both of their work. I paid for a Toyota Corolla. I received a tiny car with 4 doors. I was not instructed how to find any controls. I think it was a red escort. When I was getting on the highway, I noticed there were no lights, and I had to pull over and read the manual in the glove compartment. The wiper on the rear window was on, and I did not know how to turn it off. I had difficulty turning on and off the interior lights.
Rated #6
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Chattanooga
National
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated #7
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Chattanooga
Alamo
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 7.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2017 Apr 03
Upgraded car.Car was no smoking but reeked of cigarette smoke :(
9.6 Excellent2017 Feb 27
I needed a little more help when I returned my car
6.4 Good2017 Feb 13
Chatt rentalThe price and quality of the car was goodi.I did not like that my non-smoking car was smoky.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 04
easy,fast,good price, excellent employers, amazing cars thank you all
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 29
Windshield wipersOverall, 99% was excellent. Thank you.I hit a heavy rain on my way home to Memphis. The windshield wipers were horrible. I recommend either replacing them more frequently or applying RainX to the windshield. Ensuring the safety of your driver should be a priority.
8.8 Excellent2016 Nov 24
Great service. Not so clean carService and price was great.Was a pretty bad odor coming from the trunk. Sprayed twice with frebreeze and still was bad. Someone should have caught a smell that bad before renting the car!!
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 21
The easiest rental companies we have dealt with.
8.8 Excellent2016 Nov 06
Good DealEnded up with a nice, comfortable vehicle with all the bells and whistles.They had originally given me a with a warning light on. After I insisted that the sales person sign something releasing me and stating that she told me that the vehicle was okay to drive, she decided to give me an upgrade instead.
10.0 Excellent2016 Oct 06
Reasonable dealPrice, economy, no hassle.Price
9.2 Excellent2016 Oct 04
The niceness of the vehicle that we rented.The price was a little steep for just having the car under 24 hrs,
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Rated #8
Avis
7.7 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Chattanooga
Avis
Locations in Chattanooga
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 25
Great staff on both ends. Nice vehicle.Typical rental car facility. You don’t know how to clean cars!
8.0 Excellent2019 Dec 03
The employee, a young fellow, was very helpful to me. He even checked the tire pressure with a gauge when I mentioned that one front tire looked low. It was a little low. The car was perfect for us; it carried some furniture home, and we really enjoyed using Sirius XM to listen to music during our long drive home. Finally, the hybrid got super gas mileage during our drive to Washington, D.C., using only 1.5 tanks of gas.Nothing. Everything was fine.
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 01
The rental pickup and drop off process was seamless. Car was clean and well maintained
5.6 Okay2019 Jul 08
Pick up was easy. Nice staff.Drop off. Not the most friendly. I had to walk back into the airport - no one was in the booth. No where to park the rental to return it.
6.4 Good2018 Nov 27
Tiny carQuick service by the Avis rep in ChattanoogaThey didn’t have the car size i had requested so they gave me a Kia Sportage. It was ridiculously uncomfortable during a 600 mile drive.
2.0 Mediocre2018 May 25
TerribleIt would've been the price but I didnt get to rent itDrove 35 miles to rent a car, they didnt take cash, or card over the phone or a prepaid Visa. I didnt have a debit card because I'm waiting on another one. They wouldnt take my husband's over the phone. My car is trash and I was hoping to rent from them so I could have a safe vehicle for mine and my daughter's trip. NOPE. Drove 70 miles round trip for nothing. Didnt even specify on the site either about the no card thing
8.8 Excellent2015 Oct 21
A fun rideBooked an economy sedan, but when we got there, the desk agent asked whether we'd like a convertible VW bug instead for the same price. It was a fun ride up through TN and VA to Washington, DC, in our tomato-soup red bug!Perhaps because it had just come in, the car wasn't cleaned before we got it. The previous renter had obviously taken it to the beach, because there was sand on the floors, in the seat crevices, in the glove box, etc. Also, it would have been handy to have a copy of the car manual, as we had to figure out for ourselves which buttons worked the convertible roof and such. Finally, it was disappointing that the car had no USB ports, so we had no good way to listen to our devices or keep them charged during a 10-hour ride.
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Easirent
1 location in Chattanooga
Easirent
Locations in Chattanooga
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Sunnycars
1 location in Chattanooga
Sunnycars
Locations in Chattanooga
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304 travelers who rented a car in Chattanooga gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

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Compact

When to book a rental car in Chattanooga

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Car rental insurance in Chattanooga

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Chattanooga car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Chattanooga.

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Top tips for renting a car in Chattanooga

  • Book your rental car in Chattanooga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Chattanooga are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chattanooga

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Chattanooga are Alamo (8.4, 74 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 113 reviews), and Hertz (7.9, 87 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Chattanooga is ₪11.43 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪137 and ₪183, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chattanooga.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Chattanooga costs ₪113 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Chattanooga costs ₪114 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Chattanooga costs ₪117 per day, on average.