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Irvine, CA, United States
5 Dec — 12 Dec
Same drop-off
Irvine, CA, United States
Sun 05.12
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Sun 12.12
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Pick-up locationIrvine
Rental locations10
Airport locations6

Irvine car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Economy Rent a Car
Best rated
5.5 Okay (30 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Irvine
  • 5.8
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  • 5.4
  • 5.2
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2019 Nov 19
there was someone waiting to greet me at drop off, who drove me to the airport and made drop-off very easy.Staff misdirected my call the first time, then advised me to wait for a shuttle bus despite the location being a very short walk from the airport. The office is in a Hilton but it looks terrible, the carpet is so full of stains that it clearly used to be some kind of broom closet. Having a debit card, not a credit card subjected me to a hefty extra fee. Overall checking in took about an hour, including about ten minutes waiting for someone to bring the car around, when I was told it would be quick. Then I was expected to inspect the car IN THE DARK and be liable for what was not able to be seen.
4.0 Okay2019 Oct 02
Staff was friendly and helpful. Pick up and drop off were convenientCar died and we were on hold with the rental car place for 40 minutes. Told us we needed to get a jumpstart. Battery cables were corroded, low tire pressure as well
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 22
I got charged 2 x
4.0 Okay2019 Apr 07
Misleading information about the unlimited milage. There was hidden fees for that
2.0 Mediocre2019 Feb 20
Nothing good to reportCustomer service was almost the bright spot, but the gentleman who picked me up was griping about how his coworker was late, which I totally understand, but it's not really my business. When she arrived, he reprimanded her within earshot of me, which was a bit uncomfortable. I am out of space
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jan 07
They charge me $68 for mileage but when I booked it says unlimited milWhen I booked on the carrental.com it said unlimited mileage but when I received my final bill they changed me $68 for extra miles.
4.0 Okay2018 May 07
That's a good question!Poor customer service from start to finish; Car had numerous dings and dents; Tank was not full when received.
8.8 Excellent2018 Mar 09
Clean car. Got a free upgradeOnly 1 person to check in and out
10.0 Excellent2018 Jan 26
Great and affordableComfortableAll good
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 01
Didn't get a carNo refunds. I didn't end up renting the car. Still cost me 80 bucks.
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Rated #2
Silvercar
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Irvine
Silvercar
Locations in Irvine
  • 10
  • 10
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Recent reviews
Rated #3
Hertz
8.6 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Hertz
Locations in Irvine
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 26
I reserved a cargo van and at the last minute was told (via phone message) that they didn't have a cargo van available. All of the plans made for the next day were ruined.
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 30
Pro master is very roomt.
9.6 Excellent2019 Apr 16
Staff was super friendly! Anthony was super helpful and patient when picking up the car.
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 14
The staff were very kind and helpful. They made it a very smooth and pleasant experience.Everything was perfect. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent2018 Apr 21
Super easy transaction. Great rate. Surprisingly good car (Mazda 3)Hertz was very professional and efficient. Simple in and out process. I dealt with three employees in total and one was more helpful than the next. Good group of guys.The location is a bit cramped.
8.4 Excellent2018 Mar 21
Great value.Was surprised to find out that the car did not have cruise control, as every other car that I have ever rented has had that feature. Would have been nice for our long trip.
9.6 Excellent2017 Jul 26
Great servicePick-up was easy, staff was super helpful and friendly, fast process!
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Rated #4
Enterprise
7.5 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Irvine
Enterprise
Locations in Irvine
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre2019 Apr 28
Car was filthy, battery in both keyfobs were low, only had 1/4 tank gas which only gets you to a gas station in Orange County California. Wait time was an hour and I was the only customer in office. Don’t do it! However, staff at return were friendly.
6.4 Good2019 Apr 13
Had to travel to multiple location for pickup. Delayed my trip 45 minutes. What purpose did making a reservation serve?
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 13
The place is a little difficult to find, and very limited parking for people who are picking you up. The person who helped us was friendly but very much in a hurry.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 26
nice service
10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 13
The pick up process was fast and great. They got me the exact car I needed.Everything was great!
2.0 Mediocre2017 Feb 07
This guy is a rip off - Douglas Lauer - He chargedThis guy is a rip off - Douglas Lauer - He charged me $500 deductible - He charged me for something I didn't do. The damage was already there when I rented the car and Jason told me we don't need to put that in the contract. When I returned the car, Douglas told me that he has to file a claim and Jason ignored his comments at the time of rental. Stay away from these guys. They just want to repair their cars with your money!
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jan 17
booked a car at Enterprise out of John Wayne airport , when we arrive we were told that our Enterprise office was closed at 6pm, and that we needed to book another car at a different Enterprise open office , that ended up costing over 100$ more
10.0 Excellent2016 Aug 30
Very good
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Allied
1 location in Irvine
Allied
Locations in Irvine
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Reach Rental
1 location in Irvine
Reach Rental
Locations in Irvine
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Stop Then Go Rent A Car
1 location in Irvine
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
Locations in Irvine
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Super Cheap
1 location in Irvine
Super Cheap
Locations in Irvine
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United Auto Rental
1 location in Irvine
United Auto Rental
Locations in Irvine
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62 travelers who rented a car in Irvine gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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Car rental insurance in Irvine

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Irvine 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 Irvine.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Irvine car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Irvine

  • From the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the northeast to the coast line in the south, Irvine has a lot to discover -- and why not pick the most convenient and flexible way to do so by choosing a car? Be at Laguna Beach in less than twenty minutes, or pack up the kids and drive to Disney World in Anaheim -- it is only a 20-minute car ride via the I-5 N. Also remember that California is a car-obsessed state and almost everybody owns one, so embrace the West Coast culture and drive along.
  • The closest airport to Irvine is John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which is about 4 miles away and only an 8-minute drive from Irvine’s center. The airport boasts its own hire car center with on-site agencies like Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise. The center is located between terminal A and B on the arrivals level, close to the statue of the eponymous John Wayne.
  • Driving in Irvine is not much different than driving in many other US cities, but bear in mind that Californian drivers have a reputation to not adhere to passing in the left lane and simply choose a lane of their taste. Also, when changing lanes the blinkers are often not used, so always stay alert and don’t be surprised when someone cuts into your lane without indicating beforehand.
  • With most Californians owning a car, rush hours in Irvine can mean a fair amount of congestion and waiting times. Try to avoid the morning peak times between approximately 7:30 and 9am and 5 and 7pm. On weekends, there can also be heavy traffic, especially from Anaheim, mostly between 4-7pm when people return from family trips.
  • Book your rental car in Irvine at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Irvine are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

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