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Top rated cars in Tampa, FL

Toyota Prius 2018 — Car rental alternative in Bradenton, FL
Toyota Prius 2018

4.92

(29 trips)

All-Star Host

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Rental vehicle near the palms of Clearwater Beach

Tempted by Tampa

Tampa’s sun-dappled beaches, Cuban history, lively nightlife, and theme parks make it an excellent place to pack your agenda with hour after hour of fun, or just take a slow, relaxing cruise down the coast.

Jump in the balmy water of the Gulf or Mexico, or stay in town and enjoy all the entertainment Tampa Bay throws at you.

Tampa favorites

Tampa is known for its plethora of theme parks where families can get their share of wildlife, thrills, and waterparks.

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Ybor City

Explore this historic Cuban neighborhood for treats for everyone. It’s home to the famous Cuban bakery, La Segunda, as well as the world’s oldest running cigar factory, JC Newman’s Cigar Co.

Tampa Riverwalk

With cotton candy sunsets and balmy nights, it’s hard to beat the Tampa Riverwalk for a romantic night on the Hillsborough River. Hit the aquarium, ride water bikes, or take a pirate-themed water taxi for day trips.

Busch Gardens

The favorite local amusement park is an African animal-themed park, complete with terrifying roller coasters, wildlife exhibits from different parts of Africa, and seasonal entertainment events for all ages.

Top hosts in Tampa, FL

Khristina B.

Khristina B.

All-Star Host

63 tripsJoined Nov 2021
Great car, really nice rental place, everyone was super friendly and helpful!
Nick C.- March 28, 2022
Absolutely was amazing! Anyone who is even remotely thinking about renting a slingshot, do it! Couldn’t have had a better rental experience.
Nick P.- February 19, 2022

Khristina B.’s vehicles

Polaris Slingshot 2021 — Car rental alternative in Sarasota, FL
Polaris Slingshot 2021

5.0

(21 trips)

All-Star Host

Gourmet E.

Gourmet E.

All-Star Host

1022 tripsJoined Jun 2017
Excellent helpful service! Will definitely rent again. Prompt response to questions asked. Easy access to the car. Car was amazing and in perfect condition. Zero issues. Highly recommend
Donna M.- May 16, 2022
For my first Turo rental, I was pretty impressed. Everything was quick, smooth, and self explanatory. Dane responded quickly to all my questions which was also plus! I would definitely rent from Dane again.
Kristina E.- May 17, 2022

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Hit the road

Book a car in Tampa on Turo at a convenient location near the Tampa city center or convention center. Escape to nearby Gulf Coast beach towns, or explore the variety of Florida and road trip to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Cape Coral.

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Sanibel & Captiva

These islands off the coast of Fort Myers are the idyllic setting for your Gulf Coast outdoors and watersports adventures, and are just a short two-hour drive away.

St. Petersburg

A quick half-hour day trip over Old Tampa Bay takes you to this city on the Gulf of Mexico where great art — from Dali to Chihuly — is just as easy to find as beautiful beaches.

Matlacha

This colorful, South Florida fishing town in the Everglades marshland is a two-hour drive from Tampa, and packed full of vibrantly painted buildings, galleries, and serious fishing from The World’s Fishingest Bridge.

Recent reviews

Debra B.
Honda Passport 2022

Much easier & cheaper than rental companies Ahmad is great to correspond with.

Debra B.
- April 30, 2022
Jacob G.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2022

Car was awesome and the cost was 1/2 big rental companies. So better product for less $. AWESOME!!!

Jacob G.
- April 27, 2022
Gary S.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2021

Excellent host. Extremely responsive and easier to deal with than any car rental counter!

Gary S.
- July 19, 2021
Miles E.
INFINITI QX80 2017

Great car and rental process! Briam was great.

Miles E.
- April 26, 2022
Bryan V.
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2018

Excellent car. Enjoyed driving it. Rental process was smooth.

Bryan V.
- May 1, 2022
Jason R.
Toyota RAV4 2020

First class experience. Don’t think I would ever use a rental agency again. Jaliya made the whole process so easy. Highly recommended.

Jason R.
- March 16, 2022
Lindsey M.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2021

This was such a smooth process with Jon! The Toyota RAV4 hybrid was so great especially with gas prices on the rise! Will definitely use Jon again in the future for rental needs!

Lindsey M.
- March 7, 2022
Jimmy B.
Toyota RAV4 2021

Dione was a great person to rent a vehicle from. The Rav4 that we rented was like a brand new vehicle with only 10,000 miles. The pick up and return of the vehicle at the Tampa International Airport was very simple. We met in the short term parking garage. Communication with Dione was easy too. Phone calls and text messages were answered promptly. Most importantly, the rental cost was fair and below the national rental companies. We wholeheartedly recommend Dione for auto rentals. What a class act!

Jimmy B.
- February 23, 2022
Jonathan W.
Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 2022

Everything you want/need in a rental car (clean, easy to access, drove great…), and Khambrel was a great host. With high gas prices, it is great to drive a Hybrid, and the car drives so smooth I am tempted to buy one!

Jonathan W.
- March 19, 2022
Sherri W.
Nissan Pathfinder 2020

Very convenient process to rent a car. None of the hassle, stress of renting at larger car rental companies. Loved how I could communicate with them while on my trip. Everything about the process, the car itself, the communication, etc… was GREAT! Definitely will be renting with Suncoast Automotive again.

Sherri W.
- May 18, 2022
Jennifer F.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Johnny was beyond wonderful!! He made the rental process so easy and was there in an instant to answer questions and make sure our experience was the best it could possibly be. The car was very nice and clean and we really enjoyed our week long rental. If you are looking for a vehicle to rent in the Tampa area THIS is it!!! You will thank yourself for renting with Johnny!! He is the absolute BEST!!! Far better than any experience I have ever had renting through traditional car rental companies. Thank you so much Turo and Johnny!!! 👏🥰😁😊

Jennifer F.
- April 14, 2022
Franklyn D.
Jeep Wrangler 2016

Great first time experience. Will be using TURO for future rentals much easier then rental companies

Franklyn D.
- April 7, 2021
Dr. Chris B.
Jeep Cherokee 2016

Felix was extremely responsive!! We booked the night before for a 4 day trip out of tampa airport. The pickup was easy and the Jeep is in great shape and very clean inside and out! We had our 2 year old with us so chose the car seat option, which worked great and was brand new, it's actually the same seat we have in our cars at home! Even in today's gas prices, the vehicle is extremely fuel efficient!!! Great service and vehicle, I would rent again.

Dr. Chris B.
- April 11, 2022
Christopher B.
Honda HR-V 2021

Great option verses regular rental companies, especially with the shortage of rental cars right now. Easy to deal with, and much larger selection of vehicles.

Christopher B.
- July 25, 2021
Audrey C.
BMW X3 2017

Quick and seamless contactless pick up and drop off in the airport parking garage (way faster than waiting at a rental counter)! Andy was easily reachable and responsive. The car was very clean, stylish, and easy to drive. Included a usb cable to connect your phone, although no CarPlay.

Audrey C.
- March 31, 2022
Kimberley R.
Honda HR-V 2022

Car was great, got great gas mileage, Zain was great to deal with. Never using a traditional rental car agency again!

Kimberley R.
- March 9, 2022
Wayne S.
Nissan Armada 2017

Ashton was great to communicate and walk me through the rental process. A top notch rental, too. Car was clean and operated very well. Well maintained and felt safe throughout the trip. Everything was smooth and easy, just what you want and why we love Turo. Good people serving people

Wayne S.
- May 17, 2022
Katie S.
Mazda CX-9 2019

Stacy was easy to work with, available for questions & the car is much nicer & cleaner than anything you’ll find at the rental companies.

Katie S.
- March 27, 2021
Kevin M.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great option for a rental vehicle! Was easier than going through a traditional rental agency. I recommend trying Turo and getting a vehicle you want rather than the vehicle that is available.

Kevin M.
- December 1, 2021
Jean M.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

Thank you again Hunter for the excellent communication and rental process! Our family had a great time cruisin’ around Clearwater Beach in the jeep!

Jean M.
- April 14, 2022
Amy H.
Ford Expedition MAX 2020

It was our first time using Turo and what an amazing experience. It was so easy I will never go back to other rental companies. Kevin was awesome to work with, everything went exactly as the directions stated. So easy !

Amy H.
- February 19, 2022
Antineshia H.
Jeep Renegade 2021

This was my first time using Turo. The App was very easy and efficient. I love not having to wait in long lines hoping to rent a vehicle and not dealing with the expensive car rental cost. The host Deane was very professional, nice and kept me updated. He even took the time to see if we needed beach chairs or any extra travel amenities to make our vacation enjoyable. The Jeep Renegade 2021 was a nice selection. It rides smooth,compact size and good on gas. I would recommend Deane to others and contact him him again with no doubt when I return to the area. Thanks Deane ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Antineshia H.
- April 27, 2022
Jack H.
Lexus RX 2019

If only car rental companies were as pleasant and easy going like Termeshia, there wouldn't be a need for Turo... Awesome experience! Thank you Termeshia!

Jack H.
- August 11, 2021
Eslam F.
Infiniti QX80 2021

This is my 1st time using Turo and I was very impressed by how clean Dan’s SUV was and how professional the transaction went. I have used his Dan’s car for a family trip for almost a week and can’t ask for better than this experience. I don’t think I’ll be using regular rental companies any more. The ONLY thing that I didn’t like is the the 2 days parking fee I ended up paying when leaving the airport parking, but it’s okay.

Eslam F.
- March 9, 2022
Melinda D.
Nissan Armada 2020

This was a very clean, comfortable vehicle, and perfect for our large family. It was also more affordable than renting from one of large rental car companies. Being unfamiliar with the airport, we had some difficulty at first finding our vehicle pick up location, but it worked out with Jasmine being so responsive. We had to rent another vehicle for the second leg of our trip from one of the large rental car companies since we were departing from another city and it involved waiting in a very long line. Renting from Jasmine through Turo when you visit the Tampa area is the way to go!

Melinda D.
- March 22, 2022
Jack T.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Have rented from Brian several times now at st pete and Tampa airport. First class. Great communication. Can’t be easier. Never go back to regular rental car companies. Thanks Brian.

Jack T.
- March 25, 2022
Kameron W.
Toyota RAV4 2020

Sarah was super helpful through the entire rental process. The car was clean and well maintained, all in all it was a wonderful experience.

Kameron W.
- March 10, 2022
Ben D.
Nissan Armada 2021

Absolutely great rental. Highly recommend Roman and Alanis. Communication was great and if renting from Tampa it can potentially save you a lot of headaches by skipping the traditional rental process that requires a shuttle and lines can get very backed up.

Ben D.
- April 9, 2022
Trisha B.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 2022

This Jeep was basically brand new and in perfect condition. It drove awesome and worked perfectly for our trip. Danny was right on time with both drop off and pick up. I would most definitely rent this SUV again and rent from Danny again. This was my first time renting from Turo and will now continue to use Turo rather than rental car companies. Thank you so much for helping make our Florida trip so smooth.

Trisha B.
- April 27, 2022
J H.
Toyota 4Runner 2020

Jesus is great to work with! This was our first time using Turo. It was so much better than getting a rental car from a typical rental agency. His Toyota is in great shape, fun to drive and super comfortable.

J H.
- February 9, 2022
Kunthea S.
Toyota RAV4 2022

From the start of the trip Freddy went above and beyond. He was super accommodating. I have used this app so many times before and never did I have the kind of service Freddy provided. He's the best host we've had thus far!!! If you're in town, you won't be disappointed by renting from this host. We got to the airport and my husband forgot his mobile phone in the vehicle.. Freddy responded quickly and actually met us at the airport to return the phone! Who does that?!? We are super pleased and will be looking to rent from this host again the next time we're in town! As for the car itself, it was wonderful...brand new, clean, low low miles, cool air and the best part was the vehicle was very efficient. During our 5 day trip we pumped gas only once! With gas prices on the rise, this was a huge savings for us.... especially for a compact SUV! Great experience overall .. 10 stars if I could give it to him!!

Kunthea S.
- March 21, 2022
Bryce T.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2020

Keith was extremely helpful for my family and I. He made our trip to Florida painless and enjoyable. The convenience of dealing with an individual when they have the people skills like Keith makes it tough to ever want to use one of the big rental companies. Thank you Keith.

Bryce T.
- April 3, 2021
Corey C.
Chevrolet Tahoe 2017

The Tahoe was as described. The rental process was convenient and easy. I would rent again.

Corey C.
- February 6, 2022
Christian S.
Ford Bronco Sport 2021

Eugene made the entire rental process very easy and was responsive to any questions! The Bronco is super clean and fun to drive. Definitely will look for it on my next trip to Tampa!

Christian S.
- January 28, 2022
Mike P.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Brian’s jeep was perfect for the Florida weather! We enjoyed every minute of this rental. The whole rental process was easy and Brian was great with communication.

Mike P.
- April 5, 2022
MARISOL D.
Jeep Wrangler JK 2018

Best decision!!! I was a little hesitant to book this vehicle because there weren't many reviews but I am SO glad that I did it anyway. Michael is super cool and friendly, had great communication and was very helpful. The Jeep was immaculately clean when we picked it up, it drove so smooth and was great on gas! We had the BEST time cruising around Tampa Bay with the top down. You could not rent this type of vehicle anywhere else for anywhere near this price! We received so many compliments and people couldn't believe it was a rental. Worth every penny and will def book again! Thanks Michael for helping us make our trip a little more fun!

MARISOL D.
- December 16, 2021
Eryn S.
Dodge Durango 2020

Awesome vehicle! Michelle was great to work with, responded fast, and made everything very easy. Was so nice to walk off the plane and have a vehicle ready. No dealing with car rental companies! Thanks so much Michelle!

Eryn S.
- October 19, 2021
Derek M.
Dodge Durango 2020

The Durango was very spacious and nicely priced especially compared to regular rental car companies. There was an issue at pickup, but Michelle quickly resolved it.

Derek M.
- June 24, 2021
Michael S.
Jeep Cherokee 2021

Easy pickup and service. Owner was very easy to reach and the whole process was very smooth!

Michael S.
- May 3, 2022
John S.
Chevrolet Equinox 2021

Top notch host for sure. Marcus was extremely helpful and easy to work with. The directions that he provided for pick up and drop off were right on point and easy to follow. Much better than waiting at the rental counter. The vehicle was extremely clean and well maintained. It ran perfectly and had plenty of room in it, I would highly recommend Marcus and his vehicles to anybody looking down in the Florida area. He goes above and beyond.

John S.
- March 1, 2022
Andrey S.
Mazda CX-5 2017

It was the best experience of any rental services I have ever had . You can forget about all those airport services and rental companies. It was easiest and smoothest in every way. Robert is very responsive and kind person. Car just like from a dealership , clean inside and outside. Any problem you would imagine will happen to you Robert can solve it. Definitely will rent again.

Andrey S.
- January 12, 2022
Ginny G.
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2016

This experience was incredible. I will be using Turo exclusively in the future. Jaime made it so simple and Turo really removes all the hassle of dealing w the troubles you have with car rental companies and all of their inconveniences. Thanks for everything!

Ginny G.
- April 25, 2021
Claire M.
Hyundai Tucson 2019

Ronald is a top notch Turo renter. He met us at the Tampa airport and was so courteous and easy to rent from. His vehicle was super clean and nice, getting us up and down the coast during our week. We were also able to rent kids car seats at a reasonable price from him which is a major plus! It was a great car and we appreciated Ronald's hospitality. I would highly recommend his car to anyone. Thanks Ron!

Claire M.
- May 6, 2022
Eslam F.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 2022

The Best experience we ever had in a car rental by far, we definitely recommend renting Danny’s Brand New Grand Cherokee during your stay in Tampa, he dropped the car to us upon arrival right outside the baggage claim and picked it up from the departure terminal unlike any other Turo, Danny works around your pick up and drop off schedule !! Thank you Danny and will be in touch for my next trip soon.

Eslam F.
- May 15, 2022
Ryan A.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Darien as a host and this Model Y as a vehicle were great. Our vacation was almost ruined by a last minute flight cancellation by the airline but we scrambled to book new flights and Darien scrambled to accommodate, even though it required getting the vehicle to Tampa airport instead of Orlando in the middle of the night. Instant acceleration makes merging onto highways a thrill. Autopilot makes highway driving a breeze and even makes traffic (*almost) enjoyable.  I recommend the "toys and games" extra not so much for the games but because your phone can automatically unlock the car as you approach and the app access gives you the ability to turn on the AC as you are heading towards the car. It's a huge luxury to have your black vegan leather seats and the vehicle interior be cool even though the car has been baking in the parking lot all morning. The prepaid charging at the Tesla superchargers extra was also useful so you don't have to find slower chargers and set up accounts with them. The car will navigate you to the supercharger stations which have places to grab a bite to eat and in about 20 minutes you are back to 80% (no need to charge more than 80% unless you have a long trip). If you are the type of person that knows how to care for a vehicle as if it is your own and want a high quality luxury rental, I would recommend this Model Y. Thanks Darien!

Ryan A.
- March 1, 2022
Sean C.
Dodge Durango 2012

Great car, great price. Thoroughly enjoyed having the SUV in Tampa with the bumpy roads and was super easy to drive.

Sean C.
- May 1, 2022
Carolyn E.
Nissan Rogue 2011

The car was clean, ran fine and overall a great value. The rental process and communication was great. We would rent again next time we are in the Tampa area.

Carolyn E.
- March 26, 2021
Keith W.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

First time using Turo and must say this was easier than going through a rental agency. Camila was great with keeping in touch with us and the Jeep was perfect for a few days in south Florida. Jeep was comfortable clean and completely met our expectations. 👍👍 to our host Camila.

Keith W.
- January 10, 2022
Rich T.
Kia Sportage 2022

First time using Turo and couldn’t be happier. My family and I (wife and son) went to Treasure Island for vacation and during planning, one of the missing pieces was transportation. The rental car companies are ridiculous with their pricing and availability so I searched for alternatives and found Turo. Once I figured out Turo I found Javora and his Kia Sportage. Perfect for us - great price and perfect size. But I never met him and never used Turo so was slightly nervous about the process. But I can’t say enough about how EASy the process was, how AWESOME the car was, and how FRIENDLY and available Jay was. This coming from a skeptical NJ guy. The whole process was easy, coast-effective, and yes, fun. Driving Jays car from the airport to Treasure Island cranking tunes with the windows down and my ten-year old playing DJ was priceless. Checking the car back into the airport was sooooo easy. All I know is this - I got “my guy” in Jarvora next time we come down. Couldn’t recommend any higher!

Rich T.
- April 10, 2022
Ryan D.
Hyundai Tucson 2018

First time using Turo and Darius has made me a new fan! No waiting in line at the rental car agency again! Darius had a clean car, great communication and an easy checkin/ check out process. Thanks!!

Ryan D.
- April 3, 2022
Yaroslav B.
Toyota RAV4 2018

The whole rental process was very smooth from beginning to the end. Highly recommend!! Will definitely use again and again!

Yaroslav B.
- September 1, 2021
Bekka J.
Kia Sportage 2022

Hands down the best service anyone can ask for! Arriving in Tampa did not go as planned, we arrived 5 hours after our scheduled pick up time, but Jarvora was super flexible. His response time was instant. If I head to Tampa again, Javora would be my number one choice when it comes to car rental. Seriously, just hit the book button, you will not regret it.

Bekka J.
- December 10, 2021
Adam B.
Ford Expedition MAX 2019

1st time using TURO, may never go back to using traditional rental car companies. So easy, so convenient.

Adam B.
- June 19, 2021
Joe V.
Audi Q7 2014

Shane was an EXCELLENT host. His vehicle was in great condition, he was quite informative, and the rental process was executed seamlessly!

Joe V.
- October 25, 2021
Rashida S.
BMW X1 2020

Car was perfect for our 3-girl girls trip. It was nice to ride in style, not to mention how safe we felt. The vehicle drove super smooth, suspension was tight, and had every safety feature you could imagine! I loved the ease and convenience of car pick up and drop off at the airport, way more convenient than waiting in the the long car rental lines at Tampa Airport. Keith was very responsive and detailed with instructions.

Rashida S.
- April 24, 2022
Aaron M.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

The Jeep was perfect for our family’s short vacation. We loved taking in the Florida sun with the top open. We even had several people leave rubber ducks on it (It’s a “Jeep Thing”). Alison was easy to work with. The pickup and drop off instructions were very specific and easy to follow. We’ll likely be back to Tampa and will certainly try to rent this Jeep again when that time comes.

Aaron M.
- April 20, 2022
Frank K.
Cadillac XT6 2020

Chris provided an amazing vehicle, it was clean and well maintained. He was extremely accommodating and went out of his way to make sure the company we rented car seats from had full access to the vehicle prior to our arrival. My family and I had a seamless transition and with two children under 4 years old that is priceless. I highly recommend his service.

Frank K.
- April 21, 2022

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Best Tampa driving roads

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Courtney Campbell Causeway

This local bridge is the most beautiful way to get from Tampa to Clearwater for the beach. Cruise over Tampa Bay with beautiful ocean views — and sparkling city views at night.

Fort Island Trail

Your chances of catching a glimpse of wildlife on this drive are very high. Wind your car along the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy the twists and turns by the water.

Lemon Bay & Myakka Trail

Take this 50-mile loop along State Route 776 through beautiful beaches, classic Old Florida backcountry, and the Tippecanoe Environmental Park for marshland views.

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