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Tucson, AZ, United States
25 Oct — 1 Nov
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Tucson, AZ, United States
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Pick-up locationTucson
Rental locations30
Airport locations9

Tucson car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (201 reviews)
1 location in Tucson
Alamo
Locations in Tucson
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 30
Everything was excellent
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 21
Very poor customer service to help change my reservation.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 14
Linda Kumat and her team made sure everything g was just right. Thank you, Linda.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 04
Prices were fair and representatives were very friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 26
We didn't like anythingThe lady inside was very rude to my husband. She was trying to over charge him by hundreds of dollars. The vehicle we reversed was sold out they didn't really have any good options for us to choose from. We seen an suv but another lady came to outside where we were trying to find a car. She said that's a different class you have to pay more. We settled for a mini van it was horrible. Ended up exchange it in another state. Got another mini van that was way worse. My 7hr trip turned into 12hr since I couldn't go more than 65mph otherwise van would shake horrible and thought something bad would happen. Worse rental experience in my life! Would not recommend to any friends or family. Nothing was said to us for what happened
8.0 Excellent2021 May 19
Car was clean and newHad to wait for 15 minutes with our car sitting 50 feet from us because the booth is understaffed.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 09
I was pawned off on another companies staff because Alamos desk was empty. That was the first sign of poor service. They had no interest in satisfying me whatsoever. They site to substitute a tiny Toyota Corolla for my requested midsize car. When I rejected that I was forced to upgrade and they wouldn’t even cover my upgrade cost. I got stuck with a large daily charge.Have someone at your desk who knows it’s important to satisfy the customer. I’ll never rent from Alamo again because of this experience.
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 24
Clean car . Good mileagePickup was hard to find
6.0 Good2020 Oct 20
Information to the customer in regarss to extra 300 deposit and major credit card and polite workers that dony assume because you dont have a major crediy card doesnt mean you have no money.
9.2 Excellent2020 Oct 14
The entire process was very streamlined and quick.I would have been so much better if Alamo did not overbook; not having the reserved requested vehicle.
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8 Excellent (183 reviews)
11 locations in Tucson
Enterprise
Locations in Tucson
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 23
Whether I’m at home and need a car for a day or two or traveling, I'm always impressed by Enterprise’s hard-working, friendly, efficient staff. Even when things don't go as planned, they always do their best to make it right.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 07
They were very professional. The car was awesome. The price was very good. The people are very friendly and helpful. They may be experience of very good. Would highly recommend them.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 06
Staff was helpful even though they were busy. The car was nice and clean and they helped me notice dings so I didn’t get changed.The rental car situation is bananas right now. I wish I could have gotten an affordable car by the airport where I needed it but I had to take a Lyft way out to the edge of town to find a car that didn’t cost an arm and a leg, and I was lucky that I found one at all.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 29
Drop off was simple and fast.Prices are a little high, but they are to much with all the rental companies.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 07
The premium car I ordered was not available. Enterprise substituted a regular car at no discount.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 03
Super long wait time.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 01
The rental agency entered the wrong time for return, am vs pm... Also did not have available the car class booked, a Toyota Corolla vs the requested VW Jetta, a standard rental vs a compact rental, still charged as a standard rental did not even mention they didn't have the proper car. Just a disappointing rental in general, even if the car was nice, it was not what was booked.
8.0 Excellent2021 May 12
I got an upgradeAll good
10.0 Excellent2021 May 11
Not a thing. We were completely satisfied. And thanks to you, Kayak, for getting us a good deal!
10.0 Excellent2021 May 10
We had a bit of a wait to pick car up due to bad timing. But then we were upgraded to a mustang convertible due to low number of vehicles left. Not a bad deal. 😊 Drop off was painless.
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Rated #3
Dollar
7.9 Good (222 reviews)
1 location in Tucson
Dollar
Locations in Tucson
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 07
Turned out to be expensive after I found out I could've paid 25% less for a full week rental direct thru Enterprise with an insurance discount I didn't know about.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 04
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10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 04
The process at Tucson Airport was good. The car was good. The drop off at SLC was smooth.Everything was as expected.
6.0 Good2021 Jun 04
convenient pickup and drop-off1. The change engine light was on, preventing me from seeing the digital speedometer. 2. The windshield wiper blades rubber had fallen off. Could not remove water from windshield. 3. Car was not clean at pickup. 4. The vehicle I had reserved was not available. I am disappointed in Dollar.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 03
Not muchIf they gave me the right type of car that I paid for
10.0 Excellent2021 May 12
everything was great
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 06
Staff friendly in Tucson, but understaffedVery poor experience at sky harbor drop center. Not enough busses to take people back to the terminal
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 02
Free upgrade due to longer wait in line and a free trade when the upgraded car did not meet our needs.I had to wait to give my keys to someone for drop off and let them know I had a full tank. I think they could do a more automated drop off.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 06
Well for starters when you rent a car from a 3rd party site apparently they don’t tell you about all of the charges. That’s how they make it seem so cheap. Then when I got the car shortly there after I got a flat tire not a huge deal except that I waited on hold with roadside assistance for over an hour trying to get to talk to anyone and never got through. At the same time my fiancé was calling every enterprise (because dollar and enterprise are the same thing apparently) and all of the stores went straight to voicemail. Finally we gave up and I put the donut on (can’t even get a full-size spare) and drove back to the location that I got the car and had to swap it out for another one. This put a solid 4 hour delay in an already very very long trip with a temperamental 4 year old in the backseat. Then when I returned the car I got hit with an extra $80 in taxes and fees which according to the first receipt I had already paid. And to top it off I still haven’t gotten my security hold back...
4.0 Okay2020 Dec 21
The vehicle rented, J15, was in need of repair. There was a noticeable oil leak with oil burning smell throughout the day. The car’s transmission has slippage and shifting issues when accelerating onto the highway. The car would likely break down soon and needs repair before returning to the rental pool.
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Rated #4
Budget
7.1 Good (134 reviews)
4 locations in Tucson
Budget
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 09
After flying into Tucson I went to the counter at the rental agency in the airport. I gave the representative my ID and credit card and told her I was here to pick up my reserved rental to travel two hours to the next airport for a flight. She typed on her computer, then without saying anything left and went through a door with my items. When she returned she told me she was sorry but could not honor my reservation. I was baffled and showed her where it was confined from the precious day. She said her manager put out a policy that any reservation within 48hrs will not be honored, and there were no rentals at this time. Immediately I asked to speak with this manager. After explaining how I reserved and later called to confirm my reservation he held firm stating there were no rentals to give me. To say I was irate would be an understatement. After several mins of explaining this is not how a business should operate he said he would try to find me something. 5 mins later he returned with not the SUV I reserved but a 15 passenger van. I didn’t care and gladly took the rental offered to reach my destination. I’m glad he “found” something for me to drive, but the practice of not honoring rentals within 48hrs is nowhere on the reservation sites and should not be practiced. Especially not without contacting whoever made the reservation.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 06
Long line, waited 45 min to get rental. Then I get to vehicle and it has a flat tire. The booth can't help me, so I had to walk back to terminal/desk and wait to get another car. Drop off was not good either...no attendant was at drop off location, no person at walk up booth window?? finally 10 mins later guy came walking up and took my keys..??
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 22
Very small off-airport location (2707 Valencia, Tucson, AZ off airport 2 miles) , only 2 workers and about 14 people waiting LONG times to get rental. Didn't get the car I expected. Car was too small and too low to the ground - hard to park without hitting cement stops. After I returned the car ( and there were tons of people standing (no chairs) in this small location waiting to rent again), they called me and asked whether I was going to return the car! (After I returned it). NOT a good location. Pay more and rent from airport location.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 22
You can't use a debit card at the airport
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 12
Very nice and easy
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 07
My vehicle had issues and customer service said I would have to drive 2 hours away from my vacation spot to exchange for another when there was literally a location 5 minutes away from me.
6.0 Good2021 May 29
I drove a Ford Fusion and it was okay.I feel like the fee for people under 25 is way too much
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 09
The reservation was at 4:00, I arrived at 4:10 and was told my reservation is for the location just outside the airport but that the facility closed at 4:00. I asked if I could get a car at that location but was told it would be $1000. Kayak should have communicated with me that this facility was off-site and closed at the time of my scheduled pick-up. Very costly mistake.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 27
NACommunication on pricing and expectations.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 19
I couldn't get help. I was told the car was rented from a location 40 miles away and not the airport. I took a cab there ($75) and the location was closed.everything
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From ₪157/dayRated #5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.9 Good (198 reviews)
5 locations in Tucson
Hertz
Locations in Tucson
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Oct 10
The whole experience started out very rough. The 3 guys at the counter were very short (not very friendly) and the car the gave me had clearly not been cleaned. It smelled of smoke so badly it literally was making my sinuses burn and there was something spilled in the back seat (like a milkshake or something)...pretty disgusting. I called about an hour after I picked it up and the guy (Joey) said they were out of cars but to call him in the morning. I called him first thing in the morning and he said they still didn't have any cars BUT about an hour later he called me back and gave me an amazing upgrade at no charge for the trouble. The new car was CLEAN, fun to drive and very comfortable! (Dodge Charger). It was a bad start but they made it right :)
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 05
Rented a cargo transit van for an interstate move. Went by the lot a couple of days before to confirm dimensions etc and was shown a van often rented to local delivery services. I was assured my vehicle would be clean and in better shape. It was! Although the Nissan was a large vehicle, it handled the road well and I could keep speed up on the highway without effort. It even got a little better gas mileage than I'd anticipated. There was a minor mechanical issue with an interior light. I couldn't have been more pleased with the staff. The fellow who showed me the sample van a few days before remembered me when I returned for the rental. His colleague checked me back in a few days later and was just as pleasant. It was a grueling move but Hertz certainly made the experience better.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 29
When I arrived, there was no one at the center and it was locked. When the clown behind the counter finally came back he said the car was gone because I was not there exactly on the hour I put in the reservation. Then another clown showed up and contradicted that showing these 2 are liars. They said there are no cars in town and would not help me, redirect me, find me a solution or provide me any assistance. I asked them to cancel the reservation then and they said I would have to call the main Hertz number that they can't do it. I asked for a manager name and contact, they said they don't have one and that the way they are acting is how they are trained. I've traveled for over 30 years and this was absolutely appalling. I truly hope this company goes bankrupt and disappears from the market. This is not bad...this is horrible. Stay away!!
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 28
Car was dirty, had crumbs and debris inside the cup holders, door handles, center consoles. Back row seating was broken and would not collapse or fold down or up; front tire had a slow leak that required constant re-inflation; gas tank was not full when picked up. Joey was a great associate but the vehicle should be retired from the fleet and they should be more prepared for pick up.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 21
They had a clean certification sticker on the door of the car, but there were 2 used Gaterade bottles under the front seat of the car that rolled around during our trip. The front windshield was streaky and hard to see through at night with headlights shining in my eyes. I had to re-clean the windshield and throw away the trash from the previous renter. Also, the dash driver panel was dusty. Not so sure about the "Clean certification". Rental was extremely expensive compared to my previous rentals with this company. I guess that is a sign of the times.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 11
Everything was great. Thanks guys.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 30
Not much could have been better. Everything ran smoothly & everyone was efficient. Excellent service & nice little car.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 17
My problem is with the added fees that almost doubled the price. I asked the rep if I could add another driver. He said no problem- he didn't say it would be another $55. I told him we might return it a little late, he said that's fine. He didn't say they'd charge me $16 an hour for every hour past return time. So my $170 rental was $340
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 16
Car had a blow out. No spare or jack. Left on the side of a barren highway for over 4 hours, 5 total hours. Service very poor.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 11
My rental was absolutely disgusting on the inside at pick up. It was clearly not cleaned at all. There was trash, including opened drink bottles, and old receipts still inside the center console. There were fingerprints all over the inside of all windows. It was not vacuumed. It was clearly not sanitized per CDC recommendations. It was the worst inner compartment condition of a “clean” rental vehicle I have ever seen. The "Gold Seal" sticker on the door was a complete joke. The counterperson was poorly trained and tried to double charge me for insurance. Hertz overcharged me after drop off and I had to waste an hour on the phone with their billing department to get it corrected. Don't rent from Hertz in Tucson unless you like it when it hurts.
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Rated #6
Avis
7.4 Good (44 reviews)
5 locations in Tucson
Avis
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 17
They took my reservation only to inform me minutes before I was going to pick up my car, that they did not have any vehicles.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 09
Everything went smooth from start to finish. Excellent service!!
6.0 Good2021 Apr 26
StaffHail damage car, couple accident spots
6.4 Good2019 Oct 29
Filled up with gas prior to dropping off, tank full on drop off. However, was told I had to pay an extra $15.99 gas fee because I didn’t save my gas receipt. Very deceiving practice - tank clearly full.
9.2 Excellent2019 Aug 18
Staff let me look at the car first before signing for it to ensure it was what I needed/wanted. Car turned out to be exactly what I needed for my family's vacation.Key FOB had issues; frequently go notice that remote was not detected, did not allow keyless entry and sometimes the keyless locking didn't work, had to be very close for the FOB lock/unlock to work (replacing battery had no effect).
9.2 Excellent2019 Jun 18
No complaints. Good service and the car was a great ride
4.8 Okay2019 Mar 07
The car was a wreck. I didn’t know Avis would rent such a car. The gas guage indicated full but when I filled it up before I returned it the guage showed way past where it was when I accepted it.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Nov 10
No car availableStreamline website. Very cheap prices comparativelyWas all bullcrap. No cats actually avavailable Will go straight to the rentasl car company from now on
4.0 Okay2018 Mar 22
Did not have the car we requested, or even similarRequested midsize suv or similar. All they had was large suv or minivan. I had 86 year old mom with me and that’s why I did not want something that was hard for her to get in and out of. I also had her walker, so needed car larger than compact. We also had three people and three suitcases. At the desk, they kept telling me that I’m getting an even BETTER deal by getting a bigger car, but I was promised a midsize or similar and that’s what I should have received. We had to take the minivan, but my mom spent the whole week struggling to get in and out of the seat. I would like some sort of refund for all the trouble we had and a promise broken.
10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 13
Tucson to PheonixWe got upgraded even after having to use a debit instead of credit because I’m a garbage human. Car was great, don’t know if we could have fit my son’s car seat in the 2 door. Pickup is close to the gates.
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Rated #7
Thrifty
7.3 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Tucson
Thrifty
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre2020 Feb 17
Easy drop offThe staff arrived late to open and had to set up before helping customers. Should be there early to set up before opening. Ordered full sz suv but got small kia that did not fit the 7 paasengers and 4 luggage that was expected.
6.0 Good2020 Feb 11
Staff was very friendly.They close 5 pm and I don’t have that info . I called them no answer so I called Uber and then pickup my car next day . Spent lots of time and money for Uber.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Feb 10
NothingI had to worst experience with this transaction. I entered the dates for my rental incorrectly. I needed Thursday to Sunday. I made a mistake and entered Friday to Sunday. I realized it right away and tried to contact you. Of course there was no way to contact you. Since you book through PriceLine I finally got in touch with them. They were NO help at all. I simply wanted to add one more day to my rental. I wanted to PAY MORE MONEY to add one more day and they would not help me at all. Their only optioins were to cancel and pay a cancellation fee of $49 or keep the rental, create a new booking for the one day, pick up that car, bring that car back the next day and pick up the other car. Absolutely ridiculous! I ended up just cancelling. And I will never use your service again. I'd rather pay more than go through this again.
6.0 Good2020 Jan 06
The price was good for a day rental split between the seven of us using the mini-van for the day.I've rented many cars before and the staff person was pretty blase and didn't explain pretty normal things to explain well. For example, as he handed me the receipt he just, here's your total, with the deposit.". Now, I know how a deposit for a rental works, but let's say you didn't, let's say it's your first time. What I've heard other associates say in the past is, "You'll notice a deposit of $200. You'll see this on your credit card balance, but once you return the car, this amount will go back on your credit card with 1-3 business days, so no worries, we aren't charing you $200! This line here is your total." It's little details like that. Another example: He offered us the option of two different models of mini-vans. Not being familiar with mini-vans I asked for his opinion/suggestion. He said, "I'll put you the Chrysler,". I said, "Oh, any particular reason?" He just kinda looked at me and said, "Well, it's a mini-van, like you wanted, right?" Um...I was hoping to hear, "Oh, I like the Chrysler better because it has more leg room," or "they're both comparable vehicles, so I think you'll like either," SOMETHING! He totally didn't have customer service 101 down. It did seem he was there by himself, in which case he could say, "I'm sorry I'm going through this so quickly with you, I'm here alone today, and I have all these people to help, so I'm just trying to help you as efficiently as possible,". He just didn't seem like he understood customer serivce. Also, I notice that almost all rental car places don't disclose important info to check BEFORE you rent: Cost of adding a driver (even though when I called I said I wanted to do that and they said, "yes we can do that) but price was never mentioned, can you leave your own vehicle there or not (not all rental cars will allow that!), etc. This is a general complaint to the enitre industry.
7.2 Good2020 Jan 03
A newer car. This car had 40,000 miles, a scratch, and soon needed an oil change.
9.2 Excellent2019 Dec 09
Only single person working, had to wait in long line.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Dec 06
I didn't like anything about my experience. For one I was never able to pick up the car Becuz I do not have a credit card TWO the payment was taken out of my account regardless that I was never able to pick up a car. I would really REALLYA LIKE the payment reversed from my account IMMEDIATELY. The money should have never been taken from my account in the first place. So I need to reversed immediately. Thank you.It could have been better if I was allowed to pick up the car since the payment was already taken.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 03
Very friendly and helpful
5.2 Okay2019 Nov 20
carcustomer service rep lacked a courteous and helpful attitude, no one told us if we dropped off after 5 to go to airport direct instead of off site drop, no one went over hours at all
6.0 Good2019 Nov 08
Easy pickup, nice car.When I extended the rental they gouged me on the price.
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National
1 location in Tucson
National
Locations in Tucson
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Sunnycars
1 location in Tucson
Sunnycars
Locations in Tucson
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1038 travelers who rented a car in Tucson gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Tucson

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₪157/day

Good deal

₪157/day

When to book a rental car in Tucson

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Car rental insurance in Tucson

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Tucson 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 Tucson.

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 Tucson car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Tucson

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tucson for ₪157 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tucson at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Tucson are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tucson

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Tucson costs ₪157 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tucson are Alamo (8.8, 246 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 293 reviews), and Dollar (7.8, 256 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Tucson 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.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tucson.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Tucson airport is Hertz.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Tucson airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Tucson costs ₪152 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Tucson costs ₪146 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Tucson costs ₪196 per day, on average.

  • In Tucson, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3733 N Oracle Rd (6 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Tucson costs ₪1,099 per week (₪157 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Tucson costs ₪4,711 per month (₪157 per day).