These days when you visit Detroit, it’s not just the lustrous, Golden-era history that will enchant you, but the revival of the city’s culture bursting around every corner. From the Heidelberg Project, a community project that fills downtown neighborhoods with art, to the young chefs raising the bar on the city’s already stellar eating options, you’ll have plenty to take in.
Pick up your Detroit airport car rental alternative upon arrival to get into all of Detroit’s nooks and crannies — and you won’t be able to miss the iconic local history of Motown and automobiles.
While there’s nothing as pressing as the present, Detroit wouldn’t be the cultural hub it is today if not for the past.
Step into this small house that was the birthplace of Motown music, and belt out a tune in the same Studio A where the likes of The Supremes and Marvin Gaye laid down their tracks.
In the suburb of Dearborn, you’ll find this extensive collection of exhibits on the evolving technology of automobiles, plus fascinating historical memorabilia, like the presidential limo from JFK’s last ride.
Presenting a broad view of the African-American experience from the Underground Railroad to the present, this large collection of artifacts, art, and stories provides an educational and moving journey.
For the quintessential Lake Michigan beach town experience, book your Detroit car rental alternative on Turo to snap out your towel on these fine dunes. You can also quaintly sip cider or cocoa in town.
After you get over the indignation of having to drive two hours into Ohio for hike-worthy terrain, direct your Detroit car rental alternative to this park, where your efforts will be rewarded with cold, hard waterfalls.
For a small-town feel in a city that isn’t actually small, head over to the home of the University of Michigan, where you can delight in the refined arts and dining scene, or football fandom.
Absolutely the easiest way to rent a car in Detroit. Beverly was amazing and very friendly. Highly recommend her to anyone.
I definitely recommend Shawn to anyone looking to rent a car in Detroit. He made sure that I had everything that I needed to ensure I had a some trip and I definitely will be renting through him again.
The car rental process is so easy and safe. Trevor is a great host, and always so accommodating.
Great service, best place to rent a car when your in Detroit, picked me up from the airport and was great with communication throughout, will be my go to car rental when I visit Michigan
I really appreciate all of help and support throughout my trip. From the beginning to the end you treating me so kindly. I definitely recommend a trip with him. He is the absolute best. If my cars ever go down again I will definitely be contacting you. Thanks again.
The easiest and best rental I ever had. Car is like new, everything works. Great communication!
My rental was awesome! My new lady mentioned a love for Tesla Cars. I wanted to surprise her with a ride in one on the way to dinner. Our gracious host was kind and patient through a two week period of my lady getting sick and at least 3 cancellations and reschedules before we actually used the car yesterday. He also helped this first timer successfully negotiate the rental app and process. The car and my efforts made me look great and strengthened my budding relationship a lot! We may also be in the market for a new Tesla! Thanks
My first time using Turo, no rental cars available, this was so convenient for me. Dasia was on time with the pick up and return,very friendly and good communication!
This car is Amazing!! Classy, Powerful and everything else one could possibly desire out of a high end luxury vehicle. To top it off Ali was a great host, great communication, flexible and provided top notch service to go along with an incredible driving experience! Thank you Ali we’ll be renting from you every time we come back to the Metro Detroit area.
Simon has figured out the perfect way to do "Peer to-peer" car rentals. Its ingenious, really. Its essentially the same as renting from.an agency, without the extra cost and hassle at the desk. The parking shuttle from the airport drops you at the car. He unlocks it remotely, and away you go. I saved about 30% (No airport concession fees!) The car was as good as anything from an agency. The Fusion Focus is stingy on gas, but has all the pickup you need for in-town or freeway driving. Comfortable, clean. Just an all around great experience. Now I need to see if Turo qualifies as a "Travel Expense" so i can pay with Amex Rewards points.
Syed was very kind and accommodating. The car was very nice and clean. I would rent from him again!
Trevor was communicative and friendly. Trip was great! Car was clean and rode well.
Beverly is amazing! Very understanding and very easy to work with. I’ll definitely be driving one of her cars again!!
Syed was great to work with!! Very responsive from booking all the way through vehicle drop off. The car was a great ride as well. I'd highly recommend renting from Syed!
Very friendly and professional! Very reliable car, Clean and everything runs well.. I will definitely book with him next time!
Kevin was amazing. He was very polite and professional. He made me feel really comfortable with renting from him. The car was clean, drove smooth, the inner lights were soooo cute. Kevin trip was by far the best experience I had with Turo.
Aurfan was very accommodating. Car was in great condition. Very convenient to work with.
This car where do I start from comfortable to great on gas to good smelling. The owners of this vehicle keep it well taken care of so I should too.
Eric was very helpful! His car was very clean and well maintained. Would definitely reserve again
Shawn made this a very pleasant rental. 5 stars. Great communication. Easy pickup and drop off. I much prefer his method to actually meet you or drop the car off in the ramp ( not a 10 minute shuttle wait, then ride the shuttle to the cheap parking lot by the Sheraton) This is my favorite turo to date. And the car was spotless. Ran beautifully. This isn't your Dad's old Honda accord. The 2020 is a very sporty ride and a joy to drive. Great car. Great guy renting it to you. Next time I'm in Detroit. This is my go to.
MotorCity has to be the most professional, flexible, customer service oriented outfit on Turo. You wouldn’t find a better run business in any car rental agency, and I would recommend anyone who reads this to rent from them. If they say it, it’s fact. If you need something, they will make it happen. If you’re looking for good people and value customer service, look no further. Amazing experience. Highly, highly recommend. Yes, the cars are gorgeous, they drive incredibly well and are extremely well taken care of. But product is replaceable, people are not, and MotorCity has the best. That’s it, that’s all, that’s everything.
Great experience renting from Beverly! Easy to communicate with, and to work with:). Next time I need to rent a car, I’ll be checking with Beverly.
I love renting from Sean he's so understanding and flexible with his rentals. When I rent a car off this site I prefer to go thru him.
This was my first experience using Turo for a car rental. I wanted to rent an electric car, and found limited electric car rentals through standard companies. I rented the Chevy Bolt with Simon and had a great experience! The Bolt is a fantastic car, and Simon made the rental quite easy. There are some added tasks to this type of rental- had to take pictures of the car before and after, etc. But I am protected from a fraudulent claim by those pictures as well, so I liked the idea. The car was clean, ready to go, fully charged, and at the pick-up location when we got there. Getting it back to the parking area was easy and Simon explained everything clearly. I will use Turo again, and would recommend renting with Simon if you are in the Detroit area!
The car was perfect! Exactly what I needed to get around Detroit. Jash is hands down the nicest person I’ve ever rented a car from. Easy to talk to and ready to lend you a hand if you need anything at all! I would recommend anyone looking to rent a car in the Detroit area to check out Jash!
The car had some issues and they handled it with the upmost care. This is the second time I rented from them and I will continue to do so. Kind, quick to respond and the cars are always very clean inside.
Greg was professional, and understanding I loved the Malibu and I loved driving it , clean , full tank , smelled nice , Will be booking again
Great communication, no problems and everything went smooth. Will do business again
Sommer and her team were very flexible and helpful. Would definitely go back to them in the future.
Simply amazing and very understanding under the conditions of a winter advisory. Great customer service, and great communication. If I could rate Aurfan more than 5 stars I certainly would. Thank you again.
I really appreciate the prompt response, very courteous ! Work with us when our travel plans changed! Dependable Vehicle!
Simon's Chevy Cruze was the perfect rental for my Detroit trip. The car was clean, fast and great on gas. Pick up and drop off was straight forward thanks to Simon's detailed instructions. I would definitely rent from him again.
One of the few manual cars available for rent in Detroit. Cars runs smooth and Simon is a great host. Very flexible pickup from Qwik Park.
Simon was great to work with. He responded to messaging very promptly. Instructions were clearly laid out. The car itself was spotless and ran great. I drove it from Detroit to Toledo and back without any difficulties. This was my first time using Turo and he did a great job of answering all of my annoying questions. Definitely recommend Simon for anyone looking to rent a car!
Great person to rent a car from Very honest and trustworthy will recommend His service and rent again
Jason and his spouse Cristina were really great. I definitely recommend them if you want to rent a car from DTW airport. I'mgoing to rent the same car again in a couple of weeks for another trip!
Great host!! Accommodated with early pick up and location convenient. Relieved the rental fee from host is the same prior to COVID pandemic. Disappointed in Turo though -- the company regulates insurance and other misc. fees. Fees were half of the car rental like never before!! Why Turo?! Since this COVID pandemic, it seems companies fees have skyrocket.
Aurfan was great and the whole experience was really smooth. Made my quick trip to Detroit even better and easier than imagined. Car was just what I needed. Would recommend renting his car to anyone.
Easy rental. Great car! Communicating with Trevor on pickup and drop off was easy - just follow the detailed steps he provides. He was also quick to respond to questions I had during the trip. It was my first time in a Tesla, so google was my best friend - specially on “how to turn off Tesla Model 3” 😂
This was my first trip with Turo and Beverly made it a great experience that I will definitely be using the app again! I rented the Dodge Avenger. It was the perfect car to get me around all weekend at the right price. It was clean and ran good literally no complaints! If I’m flying into Detroit anytime soon and need a car I will keep an eye out on Turo for a car from Beverly again
Excellent Turo operator with affordable and reliable cars. Host Beverly picked us up at the airport and was very helpful with local information. Car was clean as a pin. I encourage everyone to support this small business when traveling through Detroit. Five stars!
First time Turo user and Simon made it a great experience. I came to town for a friends funeral so the trip was already not enjoyable and I could not find a rental for the weekend. I stumbled on Turo, and it was a great solution! I received really detailed instructions from start to finish, my car was in good shape, tank was full, and it came with a radio adapter so I could play my Pandora via Bluetooth which was a nice touch. Thank you Simon for taking care of me!
I can literally write a book about the service I had with Simon, but I won't. Just know he is the best, if I could give him 10stars I would. 1st thing 1st, the service I had with him was Outstanding even from the time I booked the car (had just learned of turo). He was within secs of answering the issue I had. I wonder do he even sleep. The car was clean inside & out. Exactly where he said the car & everything would be it was. That Honda also rode like a new car (I have 2 of my own). If you need a car in the Detroit area book Simon, you won't be disappointed. I look forward to booking again from Simon. Again, thank you for EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!!
Ray is an awesome host.! The car was clean and a lot of fun to drive. I would highly recommend renting from Ray if you are in the Detroit Metro area. Thanks again Ray! 👍
Very happy to have rented the car from Aurfan, very kind, friendly Clean car, he was very kind to return to the airport after I called him that I had forgotten my coat , he did not care and he drove about 15 minutes back to the airport very good action. thanks very much Aufran.
Aurfan was a very nice host!! Met me on time very early in the morning and the car was very nice and clean!! Also great on gas and in the snow!! Definitely would recommend renting from him!!
Do yourself a favor and book an extra day with this car. Mike is awesome! Pick up and drop off was far more convenient than any traditional rental car. Driving the Tesla was amazing. I will absolutely book this car every time I’m in Detroit.
Simon had great communication in getting a rental car setup for me. When one option wouldn’t be available at the time I needed be accommodated with another option. Everything went smoothly and pickup/drop off at Qwik Park was very easy from the airport. I would definitely rent from Simon again if I am back in Detroit.
I make this trip a lot to Detroit. I have used other Turo in the past but Obey was the best by far! I highly recommend him and the car was in perfect shape just amazing!
Renting the car from Jash was great! Communication back and forth was easy making pick up and drop off seamless at the airport. The car was clean and well stocked if issues arose. The car was a good value and I highly recommend renting from him. Whenever I’m back in Detroit and need a rental car he will be the first I look for.
Great rental! Simon was helpful and gives great information to help with the process. Will rent again next time I’m in town.
They were so kind to me and the car worked just like it should. They worked with me when I missed my flight AND when I extended my trip. Yes, the car has some dents and such but if you want something to just get around in at a good price, this is it.
My host Beverly was very efficient and helpful. The Car was as new. She made trip to Metro airport and delivered the car. Couldn’t ask for any better service. Thanks again Beverly.
Aurfan’s service was amazing. He was very responsive throughout the whole trip. Car was great and super clean. He also made picking up the car at the airport super convenient! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Simon is a great host. This is my second rental through him and it couldn’t be easier. This car was spotless in and out, and communication was top notch. If I can help it, I will only rent from Simon when in Detroit.
I really enjoyed renting Simons car it is very reliable and good on gas and he is a ver y good host who is very helpful and makes everything clear and easy to Understand would most definitely rent from him again
The Kia Soul was perfect for our trip to visit family in Michigan. The pickup and drop-off was extremely convenient at the gate. We were thankful to be able to use her car and look forward to the next time we visit DTW. Thank you!
First time using Turo and I couldn’t have been happier with my experience. Simon was very flexible and extremely helpful throughout the whole trip. No issues with the car.
Easy remote pickup, detailed instructions, and quick responses from Trevor. From the Tesla, you get the experience of driving a vehicle ahead of its time. This iPhone of cars is a true rocket ship and a masterpiece of simple futuristic design.
Marko was an amazing host! Very friendly and helpful with everything, I requested a couple more hours for the rental and Marko responded quickly and was kind enough to request to approve the request! Overall Marko was an amazing host, first time renting a car and would definitely not be the last if I were to come visit! Would most definitely rent a car from Marko again!
Beverly was very responsive to my messages. Pickup and drop off of the vehicle went exactly as planned. The car has a few dents, dings, and minor issues but that was to be expected as it’s an 11-year-old vehicle. We did not have any issues with starting or operating the vehicle. Will def consider renting again and was worth every penny saved by using TURO vs. a car rental company.
I would recommend anyone looking to rent a car to rent from Jash. I actually loved this better than renting from thee other car companies. I will most definitely rent from him again in the future.
This was my very first Turo rental and I was unsure of a lot of things.....having traditionally gone through rental companies. The whole process couldn't have gone any smoother. From pick up to drop off, I had zero issues and Simon was a great host. Detailed instructions were sent prior to pick up and drop off and if I had any questions, I have no doubt Simon would have addressed them promptly. When in Michigan, he'll likely be my go-to car rental. 5 stars.
My trip was a little bit of work and then mostly leisure as I was in Michigan for my 50th class reunion. This is my 3rd Turo Corvette rental and as the other ones it went very well. Simon was a great host, the car was right where he said it would be, the instructions were easy to follow, and everything went great, and hands down I had the coolest car at the reunion.
Simon was very communicative and the Cruze was perfect and convenient for a last minute trip. I’d love to rent from Simon again next time I’m in Detroit.
Yas was a pleasure to deal with and very flexible The car was perfect for cruising around Detroit
Great rental experience. Syed met us at the airport on time and car was exactly as expected. We paid the extra for a car seat and a clean car seat was installed and ready and ready for our little travel companion. Car was clean and well maintained. We no issues and would use Syeds vehicles again.
Sommer was honestly really great, the car was spotless, it rode well, and was great on gas. Sommer herself wasn’t so friendly and informative during the drop off. I fly into Detroit a lot so I’ll more than likely use her again, as well as recommend her cars. Thank you Sommer!!
I would definitely recommend Dasia to anyone who’s looking for a cool ride at an affordable price in Detroit. One of the best experiences that I’ve ever had renting through Turo and I’m definitely going to rent her again when I return to Detroit
Eric is amazing! Of course the car is a dream to drive and a definite head turner. You won’t be disappointed with this rental and you couldn’t ask for a better host😊
Dasia was very friendly and flexible. I visited Detroit to bury a family member and she made things extremely convenient dropping off and picking up her vehicle. I would definitely rent from Dasia my next Detroit visit.
It was great to be picked up and dropped off at the airport, and the car was a good ride. Beverly kept in regular touch, and helped me navigate the App for my first time. I'll definitely use them again.
Very professional host and very good communicator. Exceptionally wonderful car! Thank you, Simon.
For a short but very sweet scenic drive, especially in the fall, roll your Detroit car rental alternative up M-119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village to see 22 miles of verdant trees and foliage.
When all you need is a dramatic coastal drive, take your Detroit car rental alternative out to Port Huron and hug the shore of Lake Huron all the way up to Bay City.
This 200-mile stretch from Detroit to New Buffalo will wind your Detroit car rental alternative around highlights of the city, through funky small towns with rad garage sales, and out to the third coast itself.