Top rated cars in Charlotte, NC
It seems prescient that the city of Charlotte was originally established after a local gold discovery, and is now a prominent US banking city. Which is to say that Charlotte is full of treasures.
With fresh takes on Southern cuisine and a temperate climate, the Queen City is an ideal vacation destination for both relaxing in town and outdoor activities. Make time during your road trip or business trip to soak in the sights and, and enjoy your stay!
Charlotte might not come off as a place for adrenaline junkies, but it’s full of opportunities for hair-raising thrills.
You don’t have to be a diehard racing fan to enjoy hopping into the racing simulator or attempting the Pit Crew challenge. You can also see artifacts from big moments in NASCAR history.
This facility on the Catawba River was created as a training center for Olympic whitewater slalom race training, and is now also open to the public for wild rides, or just chilling on the 1,300 acres of forested land.
This legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway is just north of town up Interstate 85, hosting several NASCAR events each year. Visit to take a tour, attend a concert, or try your hand at the NASCAR Racing Experience.
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When you’re done eating and relaxing your way around the Charlotte city center, head out of town to visit the delightful surrounding areas in North Carolina, where natural beauty, cultural curiosities, and adventures abound.Book the perfect car
Cruise less than an hour out of town for incredible hiking and rock climbing that will give you stunning views of nearby peaks and the Charlotte skyline in the distance.
Best known as the setting of Dirty Dancing, Lake Lure in the Blue Ridge Mountains will give you the time of your life, or just a tranquil lake getaway, the choice is yours.
Head two hours north from Charlotte to Boone to make your way into the Appalachian Mountains. Work up the courage for the ziplines and Mile High Bridge, or go for the most rewarding hiking in North Carolina.
Came to Charlotte but overlooked booking a car rental. Set up the app and had a car in minutes. Service was excellent! Will use again next time I am in town over the car rental companies at the airport!
This was our first time using Turo. We couldn’t be happier with our experience. From the start, it was super simple and easy to confirm booking. Arranging pick up was in a convenient location. Next to the car. It was exactly as pictured, in pristine condition and clean. What a terrific ride for the week. I would recommend 100% to rent with Stephen. Fantastic experience, fraction of the price for a small car from the traditional rental companies and a luxury car instead. What a find!!
Totally seamless rental. Summer and her "crew" were thorough, timely, and communicated perfectly through the process. Airport exchange is so much easier than dealing with rental car companies.
I would suggest this rental agency to family and friends. The car was in great condition and comfortable. Ms. Samtu Rosine was a very sweet and understanding host. Will most definitely do it again.
Vehicle was perfect, just like new and had alot of options, which made for a very comfortable drive aroundtown. I have to also say it was one of the smoothest pickup and drop off rental Turo's I have had, I can say it was way faster then renting from the big rental companies and even more convenient. Very quick to respond to my request also.
Everything was perfect! Super smooth and fast checkout and checkin. Very efficient, so much faster (and less expensive) than a rental counter. The Renegade was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. Great communication throughout the process. I would definitely rent from Lainie again if we are ever in the Charlotte area!
Car was immaculate—both inside and out—delivered conveniently to my doorstep. Breyln provided me with lots of great recommendations for places to go/ good restaurants to try/ things to do during my time in Charlotte. I have family back in VA and Wilmington, and am always looking for an excuse to go to Asheville; so the unlimited miles included with the rental was very appealing and difficult to find among other cars offered. He checked in with me about a week into my >1 month long reservation to make sure I was liking the car and to see if there was anything more he could do to assist; and he was very helpful and accommodating to my change in schedule that required a last minute extension to my trip. If you happen to find yourself in the Charlotte area in-need of a car, I highly recommend renting from Brelyn.
Our family enjoyed the jeep very much and we would highly recommend this vehicle. Stephen was great to work with and made the rental process smooth and easy.
Lainie was the perfect host for me being a first time TURO user. She was professional, friendly, communicative and very patient and understanding in dealing with me who had no prior experience using TURO. The car was well maintained and drove nicely. I would recommend renting from Lainie if you are ever traveling in Charlotte. Rental agencies sold most of their inventory during Covid lockdowns, which forced me to look for alternative ways to rent a vehicle. I was apprehensive about a TURO host canceling a car reservation on me. Lainie had a track record of satisfied customers which made me rent from her. You can now add me to that list!
Parker was an excellent host. He was very easy to reach , responded within minutes when I had questions and a pleasure to deal with. Which is the opposite of most rental car companies . The car was in terrific shape. This was my first time using Turo, and I will definitely be using it for all my future travel.
Darryl was really easy to work with and rental was as smooth as it could be. No issues with the car or entire rental process. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
The rental process went very smoothly, Chad was a great guy and helped us out with a same day rental. The car was clean and in a great condition. We enjoyed this vehicle.
Host: Antoinne provided timely communication while answering questions, accommodating a schedule change request, and guidance for pickup/dropoff of vehicle. He took the time to explain the operation of the electric vehicle (much appreciated). His rental price, and miles included, were better than the competing hosts at the time of our rental. The car provided was in excellent condition, clean and fully charged. Pickup/dropoff is convenient to CLT airport/parking. Would definitely rent from Antoinne again. Car: Mustang Mach E was a fun car to drive and well built, it compares well with the Tesla Model Y. Antoinne allowed us to test drive a car that is difficult to find at a dealer. Renting from Antoinne allowed us to test drive this car without a salesperson present and for a much longer period - allowing us to really test battery usage and charging as well as learn the details of the interface and setting options (cool stuff).
This is the best and easiest rental company I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. The vehicle is amazing, super clean, super fast, and just super amazing all around. They pick you up from the airport and also drop you off for FREE. The staff is so nice and this is why I chose to rent from them again. I highly recommend this company and vehicle for anyone in the Charlotte area. Thank you sooo much!!!
The best place to get a rental is turo, I highly recommend everyone who is doing business or family trip. I rented a SUV 2017 Ford Explorer and let tell me you my ride was amazing and comfy lots of room for the family and kids. If you ever want a big vehicle I recommend you George My friends.
Doug was fantastic to work with and the BMW X5 an outstanding ride. My plans changed between the time I booked the reservation and Doug was very accommodating. On the back end of the trip, he was gracious enough to drop my daughter and me directly at the curb. I will look him up again next time I'm in the Charlotte area.
Quick and easy rental process. James was available for any questions or concerns. We will definitely rent with James again.
Bradley’s Tiguan was perfect for helping my family make the trip from Charlotte to Asheville for a family reunion. It was as-described and clearly a well-detailed vehicle. I was met promptly at the airport for both pick-up and drop-off. If you need an agile SUV, I would definitely recommend this car!
Antoinne’s Mustang MachE was awesome! If you’re someone who loses track of where you parked your car, the “Blue Bandit” and it’s bright blue color make it easy to spot! ;) Antoinne was very accommodating and gave a great intro to the EV when we touched base when I was picking up the car at CLT. He was patient with me as I asked questions (first time driving an EV!) about the different functions. I had a all issue with the large LCD screen mid-way through the trip, but was able to get in contact with Antoinne. He had me essentially do a power cycle on the car (ie park, turn it off, wait a few minutes and then turn it back on). It fixed the issue for the rest of the trip. The car itself drives very smoothly and is a beauty. I had two instances during the 2day rental where someone had to stop and chat with me about the car, ask about it’s comparison to another EV company that starts with a “T” and remake on how sharp the car looked! I wouldn’t hesitate to rent from Antoinne, through Turo, the next time I’m in the Charlotte, NC area!
Excellent rental: Gralyn is an excellent Communicator, created awesome Convenience in getting the vehicle to us; and the vehicle was exceptionally Clean, i.e. 3 C's is a win! It was a pleasure renting the vehicle, however, nothing to do with the rental, but instead, the price was exceptionally high for a 10 am Sat to 5:20 pm Sun for $400.00 is very expensive. Great ride, great service, but @Turo's prices are quite high.
I have just witnessed the end of rental car car companies as we know them! Summer and his crew were beyond professional. The SUV I rented was a fantastic very clean vehicle. Pick-up and drop off at the airport was seemless. I know who I am renting from the next time I'm in Charlotte... you should as well.
First time using this type of Rental company. But my experience with it was excellent. Specially with Chad! Since day one he was very understandable and answering all my questions and concerns. If I have to go back to NC I will be using Chad’s car for sure!!!
Great vehicle for the price, fully loaded and drive wonderful for my trip. Host was easy to work with and worked around my busy schedule. Highly recommend!
The car was amazing, this was my first time in an EV and I really felt comfortable and Antoinne was great communicator and did the whole VIP tutorial. I am really happy he took the time to show me everything and he was available for all my questions. I thought about renting the Tesla but I wanted something new and reasonably priced. I admit, I was a bit nervous as a first time Turo guest but I am glad I rented this one. I definitely recommend him a host and the you definitely have to drive this car/truck. It’s a like a large sedan that sits higher. All I know is that it was a ton of fun and fit my family with no problem. Bonus that I looked too cute cruising around Charlotte! All the head turns checking this baby out!
The vehicle turned heads again and again. Driving this vehicle was a lot of fun. Everything about the car handoffs was seamless! This is the kind of host you want to rent from and the unique type of vehicle you want to rent for any special occasion
Lainie was such a joy to rent with. From the time that I purchased my dates to the time where I had to check out the car, she made the process so easy to get through. She dropped the car off at the airport and even left extra money in case my flight was late and I had to pay for the parking. I saved so much going through this app to rent a car and received better service with Lainie than what I normally received from a regular rental company.This was my first time renting through Turo and will not be my last. The Kia Soul was amazing!! I was able to make it up the mountains and back without a problem. Its super spacious for two people and excellent on gas. Android Auto was a helpful feature for the car rides. Its a smooth ride! I am super impressed with this car and will be interested in renting it again when I come back to Charlotte.
Very smooth rental process , Pick up in great location so Being new to this area I was able to get out and explore shortly after getting the car. Very clean and great service . Quick response to any concerns or questions .
5-star treatment from start to finish! Trace was courteous, professional, prompt, and made this rental process a smooth transaction. Now, let's talk about the car! Smooth, clean, and absolutely gorgeous! Don't think about it - go for it! We highly recommend.
Janes was a pleasure to deal with super easy pick up and drop off. I had 2 other hosts cancel my reservations last minute, so I was glad to have gotten a replacement for my trip. Vehicle drove nicely, smooth and was good on gas. Little smaller than I thought it would be from the pics, but that was just my error in not being familiar with the vehicle type. I would have no problem renting James’s Lexus again.
Great, last minute reservation. Awesome experience and communication. Would absolutely be a repeat customer.
Selvy and the car were both great! There was a bit of a learning curve with the Tesla, but nothing google couldn't solve in 5 minutes. It was absolutely beautiful, drove great, and we had fun playing with the "Caraoke" feature. It felt like the Jetsons and was so nice to drive. Selvy was so responsive and accommodating. It was easier, cheaper, and an overall better experience than a rental car. No long lines and we LOVED not having to lug carseats through the airport. Looking forward to next time!
Great jeep and definitely best looking on the road! Already planning another trip to rent from Louis because he was great!
If you’re thinking about renting this vehicle, just do it! I had no challenges with the Jeep Wrangler and I quite enjoyed my experience driving it. Jeep sits well on the road and made my driving experience around Charlotte all the more enjoyable. Jeremy was also super quick to respond to any queries I had and he provided an all round amazing experience. Thanks, Jeremy and see you again sometime soon!
Great host, clear communication, vehicle was clean and reliable. Will rent again when in Charlotte! Thanks!
Anna was a great host! Great communication, easy pick up/drop off & car was so roomy, clean & great on gas! Will definitely recommend Anna to any family & friends traveling to Charlotte.
Brandon is super professional, communicative, helpful, and generous! His Jeep was perfect for renting to drive from Charlotte airport to Asheville for hiking, it even has 4WD!
Derwin was great, and a pleasure to work with. There was a problem with the original car I booked with him, and he worked very hard behind the scenes to get me into another car at the same price. The car itself was in great shape, with no problems at all. Delivery and return was a breeze.
A great car and a great host. New, well-maintained, clean car. Used the car for a short trip with family and everyone liked the car. The host is awesome too! Will rent again. Recommend anyone to rent from him.
This by far was the easiest rental experience I have ever had! The car was extremely clean, charged and ready to go upon my arrival. Tracey was the best I will definitely book with her again!!
I’ll only rent this car whenever I’m in Charlotte!!!! Great car, great host, overall experience was top of the line.
The host John was great providing a clean SUV for our trip. The SUV had ample space to fit everything. Highly recommended for future renting.
I had an issue with my traditional rental. I was stranded across the country away from friends and family and I needed a car to get me from Charlotte to Columbia on short notice. I remembered Turo. At 11:30pm I placed the trip for 8am the next morning. Derwin accepted within minutes and helped me get on the road and not disappoint my boss. He was a great host!
Derichard was an exceptional host, his Porsche is very clean and runs great. The trip was an absolute success made even more so through the service of our host. Would definitely recommend Derichard and use him again on our next trip to Charlotte.
This was my first Turo experience and Alioune was the perfect host! Very courteous and professional, and his vehicle was a wonderful rental! My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed using his Tucson for our weekend trip and would absolutely rent from him again!
The experience with Patrea was amazing! Patrea had fast communication! Patrea's car was amazing! It made me want to go and buy a brand new car like this Acura! Lol The car drove wonderful and it smelled so good! It was a last minute trip out of town and everything worked out great! I definitely highly recommend Patrea as a Turo host and will come back to Patrea when I need another rental car!
So glad I booked with Nahid. She was so considerate and easy to communicate with. The car was super clean when I received it. It’s a smooth ride and very comfortable, and I enjoyed driving it very much. My family I drove around also loved the car. Will book with her again if I ever come back to Charlotte.
If you are coming to Charlotte I highly recommend renting from Aletha! The car is beautiful and Aletha makes the entire process incredibly easy. Very attentive and just a delight to work with.
Joe’s RAV4 was perfect for our trip. We were on a house hunting trip as we are moving to the Charlotte area from Nebraska. The trip was great with this RAV4, it has low miles and great fuel economy.
We had a beautiful time in Charlotte dealing with Philip. The car was immaculate, and he was very accomidating since we were flying in to Concord. I would recommend using him for your rental needs.
Carey is truly an All-Star Host! Amazing Jeep Rubicon and the sound system...WOW! Carey was extremely flexible. Flight arrived an hour early, he dropped what he was doing to accommodate my family and I. Can't wait for my next trip to Charlotte so I can rent the Jeep.
First time turo user and I can only hope future trips are as smooth! Amazing host who gave amazing overview of car and was always available for questions (though didn't have many due to his thoroughness). Car was AWESOME...love all of the features. Would rent again from host!
Excellent communication with John. Vehicle was in great condition. Super easy pickup and drop off. Would definitely go with John on future visits to Charlotte!
An amazing car for an amazing trip! Milton was exceptional and the car was perfect for our trip. Can’t wait to rent from him in the future!
She was the best host I have ever worked with on TURO!! Definitely recommend to anyone! Nice car and great trip!! 10/10!
A great car and owner. Pickup and drop off were on time and the gas mileage is incredible. Highly recommend booking this car if you’re in the Charlotte area.
I would like to start my review by saying Aletha is the best !!! She met me upon my arrival as well as my departure, making it super convenient for me. The Range Rover that I leased was detailed, immaculate, and the tank was full. Althea was very professional and her communication skills were excellent. I will definitely do business with her every time I come in to town. Soooo much easier than enterprise!!!
Shoot down NC-105 from Boone to Valle Crucis for challengingly tight hairpin turns paired with instantaneous elevation shifts that will keep you guessing.
For a mix of unforgettable views with exciting driving, ascend into the Smokies near Cherokee to pick up US-74 and wiggle your way through the peaceful streams and dramatic topography to Balsam.
Because mountain driving is the ultimate, take this journey to the Nahantala Forest, where US-64 ribbons for over 60 miles through two river gorges and many waterfalls.
Rent cars on Turo with Commercial Hosts
Rent with Commercial Hosts on Turo and find the perfect Charlotte rental car. Commercial Hosts are Turo-approved independent local hosts or boutique car rental companies in the US, Canada, UK, and all over the world.
To rent a car in Charlotte with Commercial Hosts on Turo, you may be asked to sign a rental agreement or provide a refundable security deposit. Commercial Hosts provide their own insurance and physical damage protection, so renting with a Commercial Host is a bit different than your usual Turo experience.