Top rated cars in Anchorage, AK
Tucked into the Southern fringes of Alaska on the Cook Inlet, Anchorage is surrounded by stunning wilderness and incredible views. It’s also the most populated city in the state.
After earthquakes in the 1960s, Anchorage was rebuilt as a modern city to keep the steady flow of seasonal workers, tourists, and locals entertained. That makes it a great place from which to begin your Alaskan adventure.
Natural beauty is what brings visitors to Alaska, and there’s certainly no shortage of inspiring sights and jaw-dropping vistas.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains tower over the city and are a quick, breathtaking escape from city life. Hike Flattop Mountain or Lakeside Trail for the best views of these cloud-capped peaks.
Built on what was once a Cold War missile base, Kincaid Park is the perfect place for any and every outdoor activity: biking, running, fishing, skiing, archery, dog training, motocross, dune driving, and even frisbee golf. With 40 miles of trails, it offers spectacular views and lots of wildlife.
If hiking up a mountain isn’t your style, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a paved road with beautiful views of Denali: North America’s highest mountain. On this 11-mile trail, you’ll also walk through forests and, if you’re lucky, maybe even spot a moose or a beluga whale!
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Hikers, photographers, and nature lovers, rejoice! Alaska is a treasure chest of beautiful sights, from icy glaciers to towering peaks and pristine islands. An hour or two’s drive from Anchorage, you’ll find a number of unmissable locations where you can hike, snap pictures, and enjoy outdoorsy adventures.Book the perfect car
The pristine, otherworldly scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park is something you won’t want to miss. Two hours south of Anchorage, in Seward, you can board a cruise to experience the park’s fantastic glaciers, fjords, and islands.
An hour-and-a-half drive takes you to this immense, 10-story high glacier: one of Alaska’s most popular attractions. Take a cruise around this massive block of ice or hike the Byron Glacier Trail to experience it up-close.
Known as the quirkiest city in Alaska — and the setting of the 90s show Northern Exposure — Talkeetna is a historic town at the base of Denali. For visitors, Talkeetna provides panoramic views, once-in-a-lifetime photo ops, and lots of fun activities in both summer and winter.
The pickup and drop off process was different but worked well. Now that I’ve done it I will definitely consider using Turo instead of the standard car rental companies. The Sante Fe was great - comfortable and good on gas.
I reserved a vehicle through a major rental business months ago. About two months before our trip they canceled my reservation because their “algorithm experienced an error” in their pricing model. When I went to make another reservation the rices had tripled. I took a gamble and used Turo, and I’m so glad I did. Our family of six had the experience of a high end SUV that fit our needs perfectly for our trip to Alaska (Seward) at half the price of the rental companies. Turo is disrupting a market known for taking advantage of customers and I’m glad to see it. Stefan is a class act - he had our vehicle delivered to us at the airport and met us there on our way back home. I can’t recommend Stefan or Turo enough - do yourself and your family budget a favor and book with Turo (and Stefan!). Thanks for making or vacation easy, affordable, comfortable, and fun.
The rental process is smooth, the car is clean and easy to operate. Overall we had a better rental experience compared to the regular car rental companies.
Excellent vehicle, well maintained. Easy process. Fedosia made the entire rental super easy and convenient. Beats the rental agency by a mile!
This was such a fabulous experience, I will never go through a car rental agency again. Savannah's car was perfect for my trip and I loved the radio station she had preset.
No issues with the trip, good communication from Brooke and a hassle free experience that saved me a few hundred $$ from the out of control car rental companies. Thanks Brooke!
Communication with Marie was great. The car was perfect for our trip and great gas mileage-so nice with gas prices being so high!
First Turo use--first car was not available, but Turo switched to another car quickly with an experienced host. Host was very good--great on communication & flexibility. Car was as listed & clean. Will use Turo again--regular car rental companies in Alaska are priced out of the market.
This was the perfect choice for our trip. The car was just as described, it was very comfortable, and affordable with the current gas prices. We had 6 adults and 1 teenager and no complaints! The pick up and drop off process was extremely smooth and Kyle was very helpful. .Highly recommend and would rent again.
Nick was great. He was very helpful and friendly. The car is compact, but very comfortable. The seats fold down so extra luggage was no problem. With crazy gas prices a car that gets 36 mpg was a definite perk.
Brandon was an amazing vehicle host! His Yukon was absolutely Brand New and beautiful! He had amazing communication and had a blast! The trip went off without a hitch! This was 10 times easier than renting from a rental agency! And we saved money this way! Thank you Brandon!
Christina was an absolute doll to work with and the car was perfect for what we needed. Car rental companies were outrageous in Anchorage for a one day fishing trip but her rates and car was half the cost of the big box car rental companies. Would definitely work with her again.
The car was conveniently parked at the airport, the car was clean and ready to go. Quicker than a conventional rental agency which is what I needed.
Absolutely wonderful experience. Diana is the host you can trust. The vehicle is clean, spacious and reliable. It is way better than renting a car with car rental companies. I would recommend Diana’s Hyundai Palisade to anyone who want to take a road trip in Alaska.
Honestly, it could not have been a better experience. We are completely satisfied first time customers. The vehicle fit the task like a well-worn glove. Instructions were clean, concisely worded, easy to follow and the owner is seriously nice to a fault. The pick up and drop off instructions were super easy to follow. Prices are half of the “other guys”. I don’t believe the big rental companies will be seeing us anytime soon, like never again.
Very nice vehicle and flexible with both drop off and pick up time at airport terminal.
Awesome! So easy, convenient, clean, and great gas mileage. WAY easier than car rental agency. Thanks Mark! Would highly recommend.
Excellent option when rental companies were quoting two times the price. Easy car pick up and delivery. Advised nicely by car owner. Will do Turo many more times.
Excellent. Easy pickup and easy drop off. Shiryl was extremely kind and courteous. Communication was excellent. We loved the car and appreciate the price compared to other Rental Companies.
This was my first time renting a car from outside a larger rental agency. It was the most pleasant experience I've ever had renting a car, Eduardo was so helpful prior to the trip when I had questions and replied back in a very timely manner. The vehicle was clean and exactly what we needed for our trip. I would recommend renting from him if you are able to, you will have a great experience!
Alan made the airport pick up and drop off a breeze. Car was perfect for Alaska's rugged terrain and high gas prices. 5/5 would rent again.
Brian was very friendly and helpful throughout the rental process, plus his car was wonderful to drive.
Very accessible with the pick up time, our flight got delayed but it was no issue, we drove nice and easy during our stay. Check out was faster than in a rental car agency, which is soo good!!! Totally recommend it. Thanks Jordan!!!
Great car, clean and great fun to drive through twisting roads. Price also beat big rental companies for a much higher quality car. Roman was on time, polite and responded quickly to messages. Would rent again anytime.
This was not only my first visit to Alaska ever, it was also my wife’s and her two cousins’. Without Jeff’s helpful guidance and most thoroughly detailed walkthrough, I probably would have been lost just looking for the car for at least an hour (which actually happened on my most recent trip to Hawaii.) He made sure that the vehicle was clean and well-maintained upon pickup. He communicates clearly and on a timely basis, it’s like he goes out of his own way spending his own time to ensure that his guests save themselves time and trouble. We were able to go places as far as 2-4 hour drives and maximize our memorable experience in Alaska, like Whittier and the cruise, Matanuska, Kenai. And because we come from California where gas prices are sky high, it always felt like a good deal filling up in Alaska. We’re already looking forward to visiting again! Thank you, Jeff.
Marie went well above my expectations. None of the national rental car companies can get anywhere close to Marie's genuinely welcoming and accommodating service. The car was very clean and in top shape. Perfect car for a family exploring fishing and hiking sites in Alaska.
The perfect vehicle, and outstanding communication from my hosts! It was like borrowing a car from a friend. We took this bad boy from Denali to Seward with no issues. The bear spray they let us borrow was the perfect addition for the days we hiked… didn’t see any bears, but we did have a close encounter with some moose :) Be advised that it seems to only have a 12g tank- so fill it often and always before long stretches of no service or utilities. The upside was that it was very fuel efficient, especially since we saw gas prices as high as 6.27, so I was SO GLAD I chose this car over any other. The hosts were great, kind, and so so helpful. Would absolutely rent from them again.
Offered a very fair price amidst a really crazy time when rental companies are overcharging customers. The car was clean and we had no issues with it during the one week we had it. The windshield cracked (apparently very common in Alaska) on the first day of our rental and Eulin was very understanding and dealt with the situation very professionally. Highly recommend working with him for your trip to Alaska!
Great communication and very detailed directions to where car was parked. Nice touches like hand sanitizer, Kleenex and pen in car. Lock box was super easy to operate. A lot easier than standing in line at the rental counter.
This Explorer took us around Anchorage, to Seward and back, to Denali and back with no breakdowns. It is an earlier model Explorer so the expectations shouldn’t be a brand new car. It’s a reliable car with seating for 7 (or 5 with luggage). Great option for our family trip to Alaska when we couldn’t find a rental car through airport rental companies (and later found some at 2x the price). Ryan’s rate was the most reasonable we could find, and he was nice enough to drive us back to our hotel instead of us getting an Taxi/Uber. Ryan knew a lot about touring the area so we had interesting conversation during the ride with him.
Very easy rental process and car was perfect for the trip.Car was clean and well cared for. Responsive host and sent me back my glasses which I left in the car!! So nice!!
This by far the most perfect car to travel in Alaska. Great for family and extremely comfortable and spacious. With Jason’s rate we were able to fully enjoy the beautiful views of the Kenai national park while not paying the ridiculous prices from corporate rental companies. We’ve already told our friends back home to rent this car before it gets booked!!!!
This whole car rental process was so easy! We enjoyed using Kathy's car, it was comfortable, clean, and ran very well! It was a larger car for a little less money then what we would have rented thru Costco Travel. Kathy made the pick up and drop off seamless. We are so happy we used the Turo app.
Perfect car for Alaskan adventures! The suv is easy to handle and fit our baby/car seat, large stroller and 2 large suitcases. Michael is very responsive and helped guide me through the Turo car rental process. Gas mileage was excellent, and just a quick tip, the car is new and only has USB-C, just make sure you have a cigarette lighter plug if you have the older cords. We can’t wait to visit again! -Felicia
Amazing experience in this brand new hybrid SUV! The hybrid really helped us save on higher AK gas prices. Seth made the process smooth and easy. Only regret was not staying at their ABNB cabin (with spectacular views but it was already rented) which we saw while picking up the SUV… next time!
Anthony was a great person to deal with. The SUV was well taken care of, clean and great to drive. There were phone charging cords to use and bottles of water were a nice touch. Using Turo is much better than paying car rental company rates and to me a lot less hassle to do. I would definitely recommend Anthony to anyone needing a car rental in Anchorage
Great car with great gas mileage. Perfect for our trip around Seward and surrounding areas, and some drives onto dirt and gravel roads. This car was priced very reasonably and considerably less than the ridiculous rates that the big car rental companies are charging nowadays, so this was a wonderful alternative. Tyler was fantastic with communication and very helpful. Would highly recommend. Thanks, Tyler!
Yumilka’s customer service, and vehicle itself (especially the cleanliness) were hands down better than any rental car agency I ever used. I highly recommend renting Yumilka’s 2016 Ford Explorer, or any vehicle she has available. This was also the first time I rented via Turo, and can give the experience and Yumilka an A++++++ 😃
Great car, very clean and easy to drive. Perfect size for our Alaska adventure to visit Kenai Fjords National Park. If I could give this car and the owner, Jayden 10 stars I would! Jayden was very helpful and quick/responsive to every question and request that I had with this reservation. It was our first time using this service and it couldn't have been more perfect! Jayden made arrangements to have the driver meet us at the Anchorage Airport curbside when we arrived and dropping the car off at the airport was equally as easy. Would definitely recommend Jayden and his Jeep Grand Cherokee to all my friends and family when visiting the Anchorage area. Kudos to Jayden and his Jeep Grand Cherokee! Thank you for all your help and the use of your vehicle during our Alaska trip.
Dustin did an excellent job arranging pick up and drop off. The car was in excellent condition. This is my first time using turo and I can honestly say the experience is much better then your typical rental agency.
Excellent transaction! Nicole was very accommodating to us since we had several changes to our travel plans. The car was is excellent condition and was very comfortable! Would not hesitate to recommend! Definitely better than any car rental agency!
Accommodating Owner , Nice Car , Delivered to me at the airport . Great Communication. Easier than renting a car from one of the big car rental companies… if they actually had cars to rent ! Easy Peezy !
A very positive experience as a first time Turo member. The owner brought the car to us at the hotel for pickup and the owner came and got the car from us at the airport. You don't get that service or price from a rental agency. The Subaru operated better than expected. We put over 1400 miles on the car without any major problems. The car is in great running condition. A quiet safe ridding car. The online rental contract and process was smooth and painless. At the end of the day we saved over $1,000 going with Turo vs a big box rental car agency.
Amber was truly wonderful! She went above and beyond for us while we were in Alaska and we are so grateful to have rented from her. She met us at our hotel to drop the car when we arrived and met us to drive us to the airport on our way out of town, it made the whole rental process so seamless! Ambers CR-V was spotless and was the perfect car to tour Alaska in. Thank you again Amber!
The Jeep is wonderful. Powerful, 4WD, and nice heated seats. Nathan is super responsive and has reminders to help with the rental process.
Best car rental experience ever. Amber was amazing host and very kind. I would like to say THANK YOU! Car was super clean and filled with so much of goodies for our road trip. I will rent from her again and again if I am visiting anchorage AK in future. Highly recommended. 10 STAR.
This was my first Turo experience so was not sure what to expect. The whole process of making the reservation, communication with the host, picking up the vehicle with no hassle and even have a shuttle from the airport to the parking where the vehicle was located, deserves a 5 star rating. Not to mentioned that the car was completely clean inside and out. If i ever go back to Anchorage. I would definitely rent with Robert and his friend Julie, again!!!
This was my first time using Turo due to the limited availability of car rentals, but Kevin made the process so easy! I would highly recommend working with Kevin through Turo to rent his car. Kevin's communication was always thorough and helpful. Kevin's car was impeccably clean and was a perfect choice for our Alaska vacation. Our trip took us around Anchorage, down the Sterling Highway to Homer, back to Anchorage, and a short jaunt to Talkeetna. The car got great gas mileage and had plenty of room for our luggage and souvenirs. We also appreciated having the bear spray available to us, just in case. Luckily it was not needed. Both the check in and check out process was easy Great car! Great Communication! Great Owner! I will definitely be reaching out again to Kevin to book his car again for any future trips to the Last Frontier!
Renting Jeep from June was very easy at all stages, reservations, pickup and return. June went out of her way to be accommodating to our time schedule even when the airline changed our flight. I would highly recommend June on TURO for Anchorage Alaska
The car is strong and big, I never have a problem in denali park. Great music system, when I am driving my family 5 members have single seats with 6 suitcases in the back. I don't find the same car in rental websites such as national, If they have one, they ask for double price I am sure.
I rented from Fedosia when we had a family wedding to go to in Seward. Both obtaining, and returning, the car were made easy for me. I appreciate how quickly Fedosia got back to me when I had a question. The car was clean and fun to drive. As I told her, I may just have to get a Honda Pilot, when I’m ready to replace my van at home. The entire process was smooth, and economical. Her price was half of what I was finding at the car rental agencies. I would definitely rent from her again!
Spencer made renting a car so easy. Probably never going back to the rental car companies!
Heather made the whole rental process so easy and pleasant. The car is practically new, immaculate, and definitely fun to drive. I’d definitely recommend her car to anyone heading to Anchorage.
Christopher was an awesome host and made the rental process so easy for us. He was very flexible and willing to work with us through out our trip We wish him all the best !!
The rental experience simply was fabulous! The vehicle was delivered clean. The interior was as described with necessary amenities! Being a SUV, it was roomy and comfortable - unlike sedans that we end up with when renting via regular rental companies (for the same price). The price was very reasonable as well. Rebecca was professional, courteous, and quick to respond to any of the questions. She went out of her way to help us return the car at the airport. When plans changed, she was very flexible which was so helpful! Would recommend this rental to anyone and would rent again at a heartbeat!
For incredible, picture-perfect views, take the 125-mile highway to Seward. This road takes you through the Kenai Peninsula, scenic Chugach National Forest, dramatic Turnagain Arm, and snowy Kenai Mountains.
If you want to see Alaska’s top sights, the Glenn Highway is a great way to do just that. From downtown Anchorage, you’ll drive out to the state’s farmlands and glaciers, catching breathtaking waterfalls, rivers, and mountain views along the way.
This local drive takes you up into the northern reaches of the Chugach Mountains, swooping around the fingered edges of Eklutna Lake for impressive views. When you’re ready to stretch your legs, take a hike or rent a kayak to go out on the lake.