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Tesla Model 3 2021 — Car rental alternative in San Jose, CA
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The future is here, and it’s electric

When it comes to all-electric vehicles, one name rises above the rest: Tesla Motors. This American electric vehicle company gets all the buzz in the auto industry because they’ve proven that EVs can be appealing and exciting luxury vehicles, on top of having low maintenance costs, zero tailpipe or carbon emissions, and being excellent for the Earth.

Driving a Tesla is a fantastic experience and wholly different than driving anything else in the automotive consumer landscape. To sample the revolution for yourself, you can find Teslas right here on Turo.

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The ultimate in EV

Tesla is the top brand in battery-electric vehicles because they’ve won car buyers over with impressive driving range, innovative features, performance on par with sports cars from major automakers, and a novelty factor that still hasn’t worn off.

Sleek simplicity

Tesla’s design language is one of sleek minimalism, both inside and out. Tesla models famously come with one giant touchscreen that controls just about every function inside the cabin (like the audio system, climate controls, and vehicle settings), nixing the need for buttons, knobs, or dials.

Mind-blowing speed

Early EVs were known for being slow and sad, but Elon Musk’s creations blew those expectations out of the water. Every Tesla can do zero-to-60 in under six seconds — in some cases, half that — while using only a fraction as much energy as traditional gas-powered vehicles.

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Curious about all the Tesla hype? Want to sample the Tesla driving experience and find out what it's like to live with an electric vehicle? Book a Tesla here on Turo and test drive it for a few days to get a sense of what the EV life is like. You can test out charging a Tesla at your home, at your office, or at the company’s own charging station infrastructure.

Top Tesla models

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Tesla Model 3

The most affordable Tesla is also known for being the most enjoyable to drive, thanks to its compact, low-slung body and athletic handling. Parties involving a full set of adults might want to opt for the bigger models, but if your passenger load is light, this is the Tesla to get for an amazing trip.

Tesla Model S

As the car that put Tesla on the map, the Model S still stacks up well today thanks to its blend of comfort, driving finesse, and interior spaciousness. It also happens to offer the performance to match turbocharged luxury performance sedans, while getting the electric equivalent of quadruple their MPG. Its hatchback body and available third-row jump seats provide an edge in practicality, too.

Tesla Model X

The Model X will be forever defined by its dramatic falcon-wing doors — a feature you would typically see on a rare exotic vehicle. Beyond the fancy portals, you’ll find a roomy SUV with seating for up to seven (depending on configuration), along with sporty handling and rapid acceleration.

Recent reviews

Robert M.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Very nice car, impeccably maintained and love the white glove treatment with airport pick-up and drop-off! Pre-pay recharging was also a terrific option to make car return super easy. Will definitely rent another Tesla next time we’re in San Francisco.

Robert M.
- May 22, 2022
Leah B.
Tesla Model Y 2021

The Tesla was awesome!! I took the girls out for a bachelorette party in wine country and there were plenty of charging stations! We flew in from Florida to San Francisco and getting the car was easy. The car was very clean and easy to use even for a first time Tesla user. Drop off was just as simple! Thank you Min!!!

Leah B.
- April 18, 2022
Robert C.
Tesla Model X 2018

I 100% recommend renting this Tesla if you’re in the San Francisco area. Daniel had everything set up for us and was quick to respond to any questions we may have had. The car itself was clean and had plenty of space for the group of 4 of us.

Robert C.
- August 17, 2021
Timothy M.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Very responsive to any and all questions, and trust me there were a lot of questions. The car was perfect for our day trip down the coast, especially with the high gas prices.

Timothy M.
- March 9, 2022
DeAnna W.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Ryan was an awesome host. Brand new Tesla and ours is older so he took the time to walk us through new features. The car was perfectly clean and given the gas prices and chargers available everywhere it was a perfect add to our trip. Ryan was extremely responsive and met us right on time at the airport. Highly recommended!

DeAnna W.
- April 23, 2022
David T.
Tesla Model X 2017

Clean car, excellent condition, super easy rental process!

David T.
- May 30, 2021
Jesus H.
Tesla Model X 2019

So from the start Albert was an amazing host. He was willing to work with me on the drop off and pick up. Not being from San Francisco, he offered help if something should come up. His friendly and prompt communication made the trip so much better. Now about the car… it was a dream! Clean and looking new the Model X was nothing short of extraordinary, literally show room level. We took it to Napa valley, the wide clean windows made looking at the beautiful scenery easy and enjoyable. The sound system only added to the memorable trip. My wife who started the trip as not much of fan for Tesla was looking up Model X’s for sale. That car was fast and luxurious. Being able to see the Bay Area in a Model X was such an amazing experience that we are already making plans to come back again, and when we do we will only go with Albert! 5 start customer service experience and car!

Jesus H.
- June 13, 2022
Evan J.
Tesla Model Y 2022

We loved the "Performance Oreo"! Nicholas was very communicative and the rental process was easy and seamless. Great car, will definitely rent again.

Evan J.
- May 12, 2022
Daysi S.
Tesla Model X 2016

Minh was an absolutely wonderful host. His delivery was timely, he was very responsive throughout our rental, answered any questions we had, and was super accommodating regarding our drop-off time. I highly recommend him above any car rental agency certainly, and he provided me and my family with the best Turo experience we’ve had so far. Next time we’re in SF we’ll be renting from Minh without a doubt!

Daysi S.
- May 12, 2022
James H.
Tesla Model X 2020

This was my first Turo rental but will not be my last. The car was in great shape and was a lot of fun to drive. Daniel had everything arranged perfectly which made for a convenient pick up and return to valet lot near SFO. He also contacted me during the rental to help with with a problem that I inadvertently created with the car that caused it to limit the speed to 70. I highly recommend this car and Daniel if you are in the market for a nice Tesla in the San Francisco Bay area.

James H.
- August 17, 2021
Warren G.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Don is an exceptional host with exceptional cars. I will definitely be reaching out everytime I come back to San Francisco. He was extremely accommodating and went out of his way to make our experience even better.

Warren G.
- June 5, 2022
Omar B.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Fantastic car, great owner. Easy rental process, except we were new to Tesla and could have used a primer on how to drive and how to charge it.

Omar B.
- June 7, 2021
Hsiwei C.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Cory is very nice, accommodating and easy to work with. We communicated via TURO messaging, text messages and phone well, and Cory always replied promptly. Pick-up/drop-off at San Francisco airport is very convenient for travelers. The vehicle is a very new 2021 TESLA Model Y. I was told that it was delivered just three weeks ago before I rented it. It only had 16XX miles when I picked up the car. I rented it for five days on the Thanksgiving weekend mainly for a long trip from the Bay Area to L.A. and back. I always wanted to get extended driving experiences with a TESLA, and I enjoyed this trip and driving this Model Y tremendously. The Model Y is an E-car SUV but it drives and handles like a supercar, in particular with the 21-inch rims and very low-profile tires on this Model Y. The power and acceleration are always there whenever needed. It's also very easy and safe to drive with all the sensors/cameras and safety features. I hardly used the brakes on my entire trip because the car brakes automatically as soon as the acceleration pedal is released. The console screen looks a little complicated and intimidating at first glance, but actually it's pretty easy to operate after doing a little study and watching short tutorial videos. And voice commands are always there. I want to share my experience with charging this vehicle: First of all, you need to understand there are three types of TESLA superchargers: v1, v2 and V3. In general, V2 and V3 superchargers are 3-4 times faster than V1 chargers, so whenever possible use V2 and/or V3 superchargers. Although TESLA says basically all superchargers are billed for each kWh of electricity used, in reality V1 chargers in urban area cost more or a lot more than V3 chargers in rural area. A lot of superchargers in urban area are still V1 chargers, but there are also quite a few free V2/V3 chargers in rural area. Also, in general in CA, nighttime charging fees (7PM-10AM) are 50% off daytime (10AM-7PM) charging fees. And in some areas nighttime charging is completely free. TESLA navigation map has information on the type of superchargers as well as the charging fees for each supercharger station. Just click on the supercharger station location on the map to see the details. The charging cost for my 1129-mile trip is ~$75, which includes the $25 EV recharge fee I paid in advance. It's very close to the 100miles/gal equivalent gas mileage TESLA advertised. The charging range for this model Y is limited to 300 miles per full charge. But in reality, with a V2/V3 supercharger, it can add 160-180 miles in a 15-20 minutes' charge and that's usually all you need to continue your trip before another 15-20 minutes' charge is needed. If you're planning for a long trip, use TESLA's navigation map to plan for the trip and it will show where you need to stop for a supercharger along the way. Although it's convenient to use the TESLA on-board navigation map to plan for a trip and for supercharger locations, don't trust it entirely for supercharger locations--I learned this the hard way: On my way back from LA, Tesla brought me to a supercharger station that's not in operation in Santa Maria, and I couldn't find a nearby supercharger station from Tesla's navigation map for the < 30 miles left on the battery. It turned out that the supercharger station in Santa Maria was newly built but not yet open to the public. Luckily, I was able to find a destination charger in a hotel's parking lot 5 miles away and use Google Map to find a supercharger station ~25 miles away from there. (Also, Google Map did not show any supercharger in Santa Maria.) So, I drove to the hotel and used the destination charger to add ~15 miles for a total of ~43 miles on the battery, and then it's safe to drive to the supercharger 25 miles away. So, this lesson tells me that Google Map has more accurate info. on superchargers than Tesla itself. Better double-check with Google Map for insurance. One more thing to be aware of is if you're like me who likes to press the acceleration pedal hard, you should take 15-20% off the TESLA-estimated mileage left on battery. Again, it has been a very pleasant and enjoyable experience both driving this Tesla Model Y and doing business with Cory. For sure I will rent it again in the future when I need it (before getting a Tesla of my own).

Hsiwei C.
- December 7, 2021
Gabe J.
Tesla Model X 2020

Perfect Turo experience. John had the car parked/charging and ready for us at SFO early in the morning the day after Christmas. The car is super clean, everything in top shape. It was such a luxury to avoid the SFO rental center, and we saved a few bucks. Highly recommended.

Gabe J.
- December 29, 2021
Hayley M.
Tesla Model X 2018

Raymond was prompt and helpful throughout the rental process. His Tesla is loaded with features and was perfect for shuttling our team around.

Hayley M.
- October 15, 2021
Prince T.
Tesla Model Y 2021

I am very pleased with my experience driving this beautiful Tesla Model Y. Really clean fun car. German was on time, communicative, and extremely helpful throughout the rental process. BEST Host and best TESLA in the Bay Area

Prince T.
- January 26, 2022
R Z.
Tesla Model Y 2021

First time with Turo was amazing. The Tesla was awesome, Richie answered every question on the app quickly so we could plan our trip. We got into the airport after midnight. But Richie had the car waiting for us already. We used the app and didn't have to wait inline or talk to anyone. Just got to the car loaded it up and on our way. Probably will never rent from big companies again. Got a Tesla for the same price as a minivan. Best car rental experience for our family.

R Z.
- March 14, 2022
Leighe R.
Tesla Model X 2016

Tony was extremely helpful! He showed us how to navigate driving the Tesla properly and was very accommodating! We 100% recommend renting from him! Everything about the rental was smooth! The car is fantastic!

Leighe R.
- June 14, 2022
Garrett R.
Tesla Model Y 2022

I rented Ryan’s 2022 Tesla Model Y for a 4 day camping trip. The vehicle was brand new, in good condition, and we had no issues with it at any time. Pick up and drop off were easy and straightforward thanks to the guided process in the Turo app. Ryan was an excellent communicator. Last but not least, I forgot my Kindle in the car after I’d returned it, and Ryan was kind enough to come by my house the next day to return it! Thanks, Ryan!

Garrett R.
- June 6, 2022
Tanja C.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Jameson was so personable right from the start! He made sure to explain all the bells and whistles of this awesome car. I had the best weekend cruising around and falling in love with this Tesla. Now I want one! I would 100% rent again. Jameson was incredibly gracious with our checkout process as well.

Tanja C.
- June 1, 2022
Vinki P.
Tesla Model X 2018

Host was super nice and very communicative throughout our whole trip! Our host took his time to let me know how to work the Tesla as it was my first time driving it and the car drove amazing! Thank you again, the boys had an amazing time and look forward to renting again 👍🏽

Vinki P.
- June 26, 2022
Celia C.
Tesla Model Y 2021

We rented Thunder the Tesla to drive down to a wedding. The car was spotless and well equipped with hand sanitizer etc. Mod Lyf was responsive and flexible, and pickup and drop off were both a breeze! Would rent again!

Celia C.
- June 27, 2022
Christopher K.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Nick’s Tesla was awesome for our couples trip to Napa. The car was charged and clean for our arrival, conveniently located right at SFO airport parking garage. Nick was very accessible during the duration of our rental when we had questions.

Christopher K.
- May 31, 2022
Alexa Rae D.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Daniel was great and responsive to all my questions. I’ve had friends use Turo but it was my first time and a practically perfect experience thanks to him. Test driving a Tesla isn’t comparable to actually living with it for a few days. The opportunity gave me a greater understanding of my own driving style/habits and what I want & enjoy most in driving. It’s a weird little thing, but I appreciated most that there was a puffs tissue box in the front console and quick app access. It gave me time to be leisurely with the learning curve. The only thing (which has nothing to do with Daniel) is that I got rushed at pickup and drop off of the car. So doing the precheck sign in through the turo app with multiple pictures slipped my mind. I highly suggest you don’t let them make you feel rushed to leave until you finish doing the pre & post check. If you’ll be in San Francisco, the best charging stations were the ones in presidio and a quick top off in Serramonte before returning it to the park n fly and our flight from SFO. I can’t wait to come back and rent this again ^.^ it really made our trip more fun & completely worth finding better places to park around the city.

Alexa Rae D.
- May 10, 2021
Christine K.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Amazing car. Amazing people to work with. My go to for San Francisco!

Christine K.
- May 21, 2021
David D.
Tesla Model X 2018

Daniel is the best! I’ve never drove a Tesla before this so we were pretty excited. The vehicle was clean as a whistle! Took it to a trip to LA and the mileage he offered was great. Great price and it was a dream to drive. Daniel was super accommodating and would definitely rent from him again.

David D.
- April 13, 2022
Patrick V.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Very flexible and accommodating host— they made everything easy and included some thoughtful touches like hand sanitizer and extra masks! The car was super clean and a blast to drive. All in all a great experience, and I would definitely rent from this host again.

Patrick V.
- June 13, 2022
Vallefrank1 V.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Renting from Mod Lyf was excellent. So easy to work with and he quickly responded to my messages. This Tesla was like new! Exactly like the Pictures. I would not hesitate to rent again! Thank You Mod Lyf.

Vallefrank1 V.
- June 19, 2022
Eli C.
Tesla Model X 2016

Beautiful car. Highly recommend. Tesla supercharger is included which makes it incredibly convenient. 10/10 would book again.

Eli C.
- June 8, 2022
Joshua S.
Tesla Model X 2017

Shaun was a great host. As a first time Tesla driver, he showed us all of the relevant features and we had a fabulous time.

Joshua S.
- June 4, 2022
Jasraj K.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Minh was incredibly kind and the car was amazing. Will definitely rent from them again!

Jasraj K.
- June 5, 2022
David S.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Had an awesome experience. Owner was prompt with replies on questions I had since this was my first time using Turo. Car was very clean and exactly what I expected. 100% would rent this car again when visiting the Bay Area.

David S.
- June 24, 2022
Michael K.
Tesla Model X 2020

I don't usually write reviews, but Minh was a truly exceptional host. I accidentally left my wallet in the car at the end of the trip, and upon finding it, Minh drove all the way back to the airport to return it to me! Saved me a lot of hassle when he didn't have to. 10/10, would rent again.

Michael K.
- June 28, 2022
Samir G.
Tesla Model X 2016

Great car — clean and well maintained. Our family enjoyed the ride. Jan was prompt and communicative throughout. I will definitely rent again.

Samir G.
- June 20, 2022
Alexander D.
Tesla Model X 2017

Shaun was wonderful and made the whole process easy. The car is beautiful and it was spotless when we picked it up. I wouldn’t hesitate to rent his car again.

Alexander D.
- June 12, 2022
Troy B.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Pablo was great and his car was the cleanest and newest I’ve ever rented. 5 stars for his hospitality and responsiveness!

Troy B.
- June 27, 2022
Josh E.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Beautiful car, everything was great. Boris was very available for questions -- trust me, if you havent driven a Tesla you will have some -- and a great host.

Josh E.
- June 12, 2022
Mitchell F.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Easy airport pickup. Great car. Easy drop off. Good all around would rent again

Mitchell F.
- June 11, 2022
Neil Sunil S.
Tesla Model X 2016

Jan and his X were great. The car is in great shape, clean and lovely to drive. Definitely a head turner! I would definitely rent from Jan again.

Neil Sunil S.
- June 8, 2022
Ian M.
Tesla Model X 2021

Absolutely beautiful car and polite host with good communication. Hard not to fall in love with Tesla after driving this Model X.

Ian M.
- June 15, 2022
Catherine N.
Tesla Model X 2020

Ramit was an excellent host. We were new to using the tesla, so he sent along some videos before our trip and took some time to walk us through how to use the car, which we really appreciated. Pick up was super easy meeting at the airport! The Tesla was a fantastic car - lots of space in the back seat and tons of space for luggage, so perfect for a holiday. The car was also delivered in a perfect and clean condition.

Catherine N.
- June 20, 2022
Devang V.
Tesla Model X 2016

Simon is a great host. The car was very clean. We had last minute changes due to our flight being cancelled/delayed and he accommodated us. He was on time for drop off and pick up. Promptly replies to messages. Tesla X was a great ride. Overall, a great experience. Highly recommended.

Devang V.
- June 28, 2022
Alex D.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Ryan (and the Model Y) were incredible. I’m town visiting San Francisco and needed a car to get to San Jose and surrounding areas for the day and the Y felt just like our 3. Needed help with some questions about Turo and Ryan was always immediately available. Could not ask for anything better!

Alex D.
- May 10, 2022
Sergey P.
Tesla Model X 2020

The car was delivered in a perfect condition and on time. Mr. Minh I’d a courteous host and was very helpful with precise instruction and smoothly pick up.

Sergey P.
- June 3, 2022
Zach W.
Tesla Model X 2020

Great host, strong communication, nice and and a great car!

Zach W.
- June 6, 2022
Bryan F.
Tesla Model X 2018

Daniel had great communication, the car was clean, and the process was easy! We had a great trip! Thank you!

Bryan F.
- June 12, 2022
Mark B.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Great experience!! Car was clean and a pleasure to drive!!

Mark B.
- June 13, 2022
Gregory R.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Excellent car, FANTASTIC host. Quick, accurate replies and perfect timing on the delivery.

Gregory R.
- June 5, 2022
Alex U.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great car. Smooth, seamless, just a great experience. Alex U

Alex U.
- June 18, 2022
Tommyy C.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Daryl’s car was immaculate. Fully optioned. All the bells and whistles. You’ll definitely be driving the best model Y in town. His responsiveness was uncanny, possibly the most responsive host I’ve ever experienced. He was able to answer my questions any time throughout the day. Definitely recommend when you’re in the Bay!

Tommyy C.
- June 19, 2022
Kailuma M.
Tesla Model X 2018

Trip was great! Alex made the pick up and drop off so easy! Very comfortable car.

Kailuma M.
- June 22, 2022
Curtis E.
Tesla Model Y 2020

The car was great and Lara was very quick to respond!

Curtis E.
- June 20, 2022
Frankie D.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Daniel was fantastic. And the Model Y was a perfect car to take north of San Fransisco for the scenic drive. Daniel made it easy, stress-free and was extremely prompt to reply. We will absolutely use one of his vehicles again when we’re on the west coast!

Frankie D.
- June 23, 2022
Anton Z.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Shiv has an excellent deal. The car was perfect for our trip. The pick up was easy and Shiv was on top of his responses. It was an excellent experience

Anton Z.
- June 21, 2022
Philipp K.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Cong is SUPER FRIENDLY. If you want a top service and light speed answers take a car from him! Awesome, thank you so much

Philipp K.
- June 26, 2022
Vu D.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Dary was very accommodating, especially when our flights were delayed for 10 hours. Communication very responsive. Car was super clean. Would definitely use again when in the area. Very highly recommended.

Vu D.
- June 1, 2022
Joel K.
Tesla Model X 2018

Excellent host - very helpful and responsive. And the car is a lot of fun to drive.

Joel K.
- June 7, 2022
Kyle T.
Tesla Model X 2017

Perfect car for a group of four to tour around the Bay Area, Napa, and Yosemite. Car was exactly as described and Michael’s instructions were clear. No issues with range anxiety with the plethora of superchargers and destination charges in the area.

Kyle T.
- June 5, 2022
Johnny S.
Tesla Model Y 2021

5 star host all the way. Easy process and great car!!!

Johnny S.
- June 8, 2022
Mehdi E.
Tesla Model Y 2021

German was so helpful and the car is great to drive. We loved every moment on the road. Thanks!

Mehdi E.
- June 8, 2022

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