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Toyota Prius 2017 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA 92154
Toyota Prius 2017

5.0

(65 trips)

All-Star Host

USD40/day
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Find an affordable rate on Turo and explore San Diego’s sandy beaches

Get beached in San Diego

It’s always a perfect day in San Diego — however you like to vacation. The city is known for its immaculate weather, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, book a car in San Diego to go check out the bevy of museums in town that offer an array of exciting experiences, equally thrilling to adults and kids.

San Diego favorites

The secret to making the most of San Diego is simply to enjoy the outdoors.

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Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to museums, theaters, restaurants, and the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is much more than your average city green. Absorb San Diego’s culture and legendary sunshine.

Cabrillo National Monument

There are many ways to do the beach, but nothing beats a day trip to wander the tidepools and meet all the sea creatures. You can find your preferred type of vehicle in San Diego at a low daily rate, then head down to the shore.

USS Midway Museum

In Downtown San Diego, this retired U.S. aircraft carrier gives you a taste of the Top Gun life. Hang out on the flight deck of the USS Midway, explore the aircraft, and test your fortitude in the flight simulator.

Top hosts in San Diego, CA

Aura +.

Aura +.

All-Star Host

6213 tripsJoined May 2021
Such a simple way to rent a car!
Katie M.-
I would definitely rent this car again, very fun and fast.
Anthony O.-

Aura +.’s vehicles

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Rent Exotics ..

All-Star Host

217 tripsJoined Oct 2021
Very fun and amazing price.
Jacob K.-
The i8 will not be my particular choice for my next vehicle as a daily car, but it's definitely a fun car for a vacation.
Tony B.-

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

Road trip itinerary: catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, and take a dip in the Pacific. This is one of the most laid-back and comfortable areas of the country, with easy street parking, a sometimes-mils rush hour, nearby road trip destinations galore. Book a car in San Diego, then travel out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastal roads, and take the rural highways out into the mountains or desert for an entirely different Southern California experience. Avoid the rental car center and take the scenic route with a convertible.

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Rent a classic Porsche Speedster at low rates

Carlsbad

Grab a tank of gas and take the hour drive north past Torrey Pines in your car to take in the famously beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, explore the lagoons, or go wild at Legoland.

Borrego Springs

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and discover the unique collection of sculptures tucked into the landscape. Take a road trip out to this touristic location 80 miles south of Palm Springs — the weather is warm any time of year.

Julian

Find your preferred type of vehicle in San Diego, then head an hour out from the city into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of Julian’s 1870s gold mine.

Recent reviews

Vikram S.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Clean car!

Vikram S.
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Rob V.
Volkswagen GTI 2012

Great car!

Rob V.
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Jacob R.
Hyundai Sonata 2016

Would go through him again if I needed to rent a car in San Diego again.

Jacob R.
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Ashlyn G.
FIAT 500 2015

We’re so glad we chose Kiwi for our trip to San Diego!

Ashlyn G.
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Erick M.
Kia Forte 2012

Highly recommend anyone looking for an affordable option to rent a car in San Diego!

Erick M.
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Angela W.
Nissan Altima 2013

Pick up and drop off at the San Diego Airport couldn't be better.

Angela W.
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Stephen B.
BMW 4-Series 2021

Great car!

Stephen B.
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Won H.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2022

Super convenient car rental in San Diego.

Won H.
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Anthony D.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2016

The communication was excellent and made it easy to have a personal car on my trip to San Diego without the hassle of big rental companies.

Anthony D.
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Hanna B.
Maserati Ghibli 2017

This is my go to for luxury rentals in San Diego.

Hanna B.
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Petra O.
FIAT 500 2012

Perfect little car for getting around San Diego!

Petra O.
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Leopoldo G.
FIAT 500 2013

I will totally rent this car again.

Leopoldo G.
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Nurjamal S.
Hyundai Accent 2016

Best car rental service we have experienced in San Diego so far!

Nurjamal S.
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Paul M.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013

A very beautiful luxury car to cruise in sunny San Diego.

Paul M.
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Megan S.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Car was great-just as pictured.

Megan S.
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Richard T.
Nissan Sentra 2019

Cost was a lot cheaper than the other car rental companies.

Richard T.
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Ekolu C.
Tesla Model 3 2019

For those people looking to rent a car on vacation, Haley’s Model 3 is the perfect vehicle in San Diego.

Ekolu C.
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Aubrey M.
Ford Focus 2016

Clean, easy pick up and drop off and much cheaper than going through a car rental agency!

Aubrey M.
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Reese W.
Polaris Slingshot 2021

Was the best part of our trip!

Reese W.
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Yue H.
Audi Rs 5 Sportback 2021

Had a great conversation about his RS5 and cars in general.

Yue H.
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Gene H.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Car in great shape, clean and gas efficient.

Gene H.
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Kevin F.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Super clean car, great performance, and autopilot made rush hour traffic so much more bearable

Kevin F.
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Molly A.
Nissan Altima 2013

So easy pick up--way better than a shuttle to rental car center.

Molly A.
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CHANN S.
MINI Hardtop 4dr 2021

This was my first time ever using Turo and I can say I had a great experience with SD Luxury cars.

CHANN S.
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ERNESTO G.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Excellent car.

ERNESTO G.
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Thomas C.
BMW 2 Series 2016

This was my first time using Turo (or any app to rent a car).

Thomas C.
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Colin S.
Audi RS 7 2022

This car is the real deal and is worth the price of admission.

Colin S.
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Jennifer F.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Faster than waiting at a rental counter.

Jennifer F.
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Jeffrey H.
Mercedes-benz CLA-Class 2019

Great car and Sidney was very accommodating with our flight delays and changing our pick up time and location.

Jeffrey H.
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Kirstie S.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2022

First time in San Diego and we loved Tom’s Ioniq!

Kirstie S.
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Jonathan S.
BMW Z4 2021

Beautiful car - easy rental process.

Jonathan S.
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Mark V.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Pros: Nicest car on the road Best price to rent a luxury car No dealing with rental car companies Top notch service from Citadel Cons: None.

Mark V.
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Logan D.
MINI Cooper 2015

Fun little car to explorer San Diego.

Logan D.
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Ashley R.
Toyota Prius 2012

Chris was both communicative and helpful throughout the rental process!

Ashley R.
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Jonathan S.
BMW 5-Series 2021

Perfect car, easy rental process, thank you!

Jonathan S.
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Venetia A.
Honda Civic Sedan 2022

Way better than any rental agency I have ever used !

Venetia A.
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Aaron B.
Hyundai Elantra 2018

Wonderful host great car for San Diego

Aaron B.
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Romeo E.
Toyota Camry 2021

Best customer service experience I've ever had.

Romeo E.
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Zhanna K.
MINI Cooper 2012

Iona the process a very simple and we were happy to rent a car for the day to see San Diego.

Zhanna K.
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Erik A.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2018

The perfect car for San Diego!

Erik A.
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Robert S.
Honda Civic Hatch 2019

Jeremy’s car was great and his communication was top notch.

Robert S.
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Hyemin N.
Chevrolet Spark 2013

It was an amazing car for San Diego trip.

Hyemin N.
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Kyle S.
Subaru Impreza 2012

Fun car to drive around San Diego in!

Kyle S.
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Heather P.
MINI Clubman 2019

Great car and service we love san diego!

Heather P.
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Carlos F.
Volkswagen Passat 2013

Made the trip in San Diego one of the best!

Carlos F.
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Chris C.
Ford Mustang 2018

Car drove great and was cheaper than getting some boring vehicle from a typical car rental agency.

Chris C.
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Yining D.
Toyota Corolla 2020

This car is definitely worth the price!

Yining D.
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Chad S.
Audi TT 2011

He took the time to show the car’s features which never happens at car rental companies.

Chad S.
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Walt M.
Ford C-Max 2013

im a repeat customer frequently flying into san diego. anthony is my go to car rental when im in town. great clean cars, easy pick up and drop off. highly recommend!

Walt M.
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Clay H.
Dodge Challenger 2020

Easiest host to work with and the car was badass.

Clay H.
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Brent K.
Ford Mustang 2021

Fantastic car , made our San Diego vacation one to remember!

Brent K.
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Amiel T.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Best service in San Diego.

Amiel T.
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Best San Diego driving roads

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Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Grab a car and head north out of the bustling city to catch ocean views from Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines, Solana Beach, Encinitas, all the way past Oceanside.

Palomar Mountain Loop

For this challenging, scenic mountain loop, navigate your car northeast of San Diego to catch Highway 76 out of Temecula into the Cleveland National Forest for thrilling views.

Old Highway 80

Book a car and hit Old Highway 80 to see the ghost towns and abandoned ruins along this two-lane highway, built in 1956 to connect San Diego all the way east to Savannah, Georgia.

Frequently asked questions in San Diego