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Ford Fusion 2019 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA 92115
Ford Fusion 2019

5.0

(51 trips)

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US$50/day
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Find an affordable rate on Turo and explore San Diego’s sandy beaches

Get beached in San Diego

It’s always a perfect day in San Diego — however you like to vacation. The city is known for its immaculate weather, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, book a car in San Diego to go check out the bevy of museums in town that offer an array of exciting experiences, equally thrilling to adults and kids.

San Diego favorites

The secret to making the most of San Diego is simply to enjoy the outdoors.

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Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to museums, theaters, restaurants, and the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is much more than your average city green. Absorb San Diego’s culture and legendary sunshine.

Cabrillo National Monument

There are many ways to do the beach, but nothing beats a day trip to wander the tidepools and meet all the sea creatures. You can find your preferred type of vehicle in San Diego at a low daily rate, then head down to the shore.

USS Midway Museum

In Downtown San Diego, this retired U.S. aircraft carrier gives you a taste of the Top Gun life. Hang out on the flight deck of the USS Midway, explore the aircraft, and test your fortitude in the flight simulator.

Top hosts in San Diego, CA

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Rent Exotics ..

All-Star Host

195 tripsJoined Oct 2021
Very fun and amazing price.
Jacob K.- 5 November 2022
Clean car in good shape.
Collin S.- 28 November 2022

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Lukasz D.

Lukasz D.

All-Star Host

567 tripsJoined May 2021
Renting a car locally was fantastic - I would highly recommend this car rental
Libi U.- 4 October 2022
Easy car rental from start to finish.
Jenifer T.- 24 September 2022

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

Road trip itinerary: catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, and take a dip in the Pacific. This is one of the most laid-back and comfortable areas of the country, with easy street parking, a sometimes-mils rush hour, nearby road trip destinations galore. Book a car in San Diego, then travel out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastal roads, and take the rural highways out into the mountains or desert for an entirely different Southern California experience. Avoid the rental car center and take the scenic route with a convertible.

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Carlsbad

Grab a tank of gas and take the hour drive north past Torrey Pines in your car to take in the famously beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, explore the lagoons, or go wild at Legoland.

Borrego Springs

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and discover the unique collection of sculptures tucked into the landscape. Take a road trip out to this touristic location 80 miles south of Palm Springs — the weather is warm any time of year.

Julian

Find your preferred type of vehicle in San Diego, then head an hour out from the city into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of Julian’s 1870s gold mine.

Recent reviews

Vikram S.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Clean car!

Vikram S.
- 17 November 2022
Rob V.
Volkswagen GTI 2012

Great car!

Rob V.
- 29 October 2022
Jacob R.
Hyundai Sonata 2016

Would go through him again if I needed to rent a car in San Diego again.

Jacob R.
- 10 August 2022
Ashlyn G.
FIAT 500 2015

We’re so glad we chose Kiwi for our trip to San Diego!

Ashlyn G.
- 13 September 2022
Erick M.
Kia Forte 2012

Highly recommend anyone looking for an affordable option to rent a car in San Diego!

Erick M.
- 28 August 2022
Angela W.
Nissan Altima 2013

Pick up and drop off at the San Diego Airport couldn't be better.

Angela W.
- 29 April 2022
Stephen B.
BMW 4-Series 2021

Great car!

Stephen B.
- 5 April 2022
Won H.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2022

Super convenient car rental in San Diego.

Won H.
- 29 August 2022
Hanna B.
Maserati Ghibli 2017

This is my go to for luxury rentals in San Diego.

Hanna B.
- 30 September 2021
Petra O.
FIAT 500 2012

Perfect little car for getting around San Diego!

Petra O.
- 22 February 2022
Chanmony H.
Mazda Mazda3 2022

The car Keith provided was clean and helped us get all over San Diego with no problems.

Chanmony H.
- 13 August 2022
Leopoldo G.
FIAT 500 2013

I will totally rent this car again.

Leopoldo G.
- 5 October 2021
Megan S.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Car was great-just as pictured.

Megan S.
- 15 July 2022
Richard T.
Nissan Sentra 2019

Cost was a lot cheaper than the other car rental companies.

Richard T.
- 17 October 2022
Nurjamal S.
Hyundai Accent 2016

Best car rental service we have experienced in San Diego so far!

Nurjamal S.
- 18 September 2021
Paul M.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013

A very beautiful luxury car to cruise in sunny San Diego.

Paul M.
- 18 May 2022
Aubrey M.
Ford Focus 2016

Clean, easy pick up and drop off and much cheaper than going through a car rental agency!

Aubrey M.
- 17 July 2022
Reese W.
Polaris Slingshot 2021

Was the best part of our trip!

Reese W.
- 30 July 2022
Nas M.
Mercedes-benz A-Class 2022

Julio was honestly the best person in San Diego had the car nice and clean and brand new ready at the airport waiting.

Nas M.
- 23 August 2022
Ekolu C.
Tesla Model 3 2019

For those people looking to rent a car on vacation, Haley’s Model 3 is the perfect vehicle in San Diego.

Ekolu C.
- 6 April 2022
Gene H.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Car in great shape, clean and gas efficient.

Gene H.
- 4 September 2022
Yue H.
Audi Rs 5 Sportback 2021

Had a great conversation about his RS5 and cars in general.

Yue H.
- 18 April 2022
Christian A.
Toyota Prius 2019

Great clean and new car very good mileage especially with these gas prices I used it for 2 weeks and filled it only once going up and down San Diego.

Christian A.
- 24 September 2022
CHANN S.
MINI Hardtop 4dr 2021

This was my first time ever using Turo and I can say I had a great experience with SD Luxury cars.

CHANN S.
- 28 September 2022
Beza Y.
Kia K5 2022

This was my first time using the Turo application to rent a car.

Beza Y.
- 2 August 2021
Colin S.
Audi RS 7 2022

This car is the real deal and is worth the price of admission.

Colin S.
- 16 October 2022
Kevin F.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Super clean car, great performance, and autopilot made rush hour traffic so much more bearable

Kevin F.
- 9 July 2022
Rebecca S.
Toyota Prius c 2014

Great little car to bounce around San Diego!

Rebecca S.
- 8 July 2021
Molly A.
Nissan Altima 2013

So easy pick up--way better than a shuttle to rental car center.

Molly A.
- 20 March 2022
ERNESTO G.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Excellent car.

ERNESTO G.
- 13 March 2022
Kirstie S.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2022

First time in San Diego and we loved Tom’s Ioniq!

Kirstie S.
- 14 June 2022
Thomas C.
BMW 2 Series 2016

This was my first time using Turo (or any app to rent a car).

Thomas C.
- 4 November 2021
Jennifer F.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Faster than waiting at a rental counter.

Jennifer F.
- 27 December 2021
Erik A.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2018

The perfect car for San Diego!

Erik A.
- 1 November 2022
Logan D.
MINI Cooper 2015

Fun little car to explorer San Diego.

Logan D.
- 28 June 2022
Robert S.
Honda Civic Hatch 2019

Jeremy’s car was great and his communication was top notch.

Robert S.
- 8 November 2022
Jonathan S.
BMW Z4 2021

Beautiful car - easy rental process.

Jonathan S.
- 11 October 2021
Kevin W.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2016

If I ever need to rent a car in San Diego again this is the guy to rent from.

Kevin W.
- 18 June 2021
Mark V.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Pros: Nicest car on the road Best price to rent a luxury car No dealing with rental car companies Top notch service from Citadel Cons: None.

Mark V.
- 3 March 2022
Ashley R.
Toyota Prius 2012

Chris was both communicative and helpful throughout the rental process!

Ashley R.
- 28 October 2021
Jonathan S.
BMW 5-Series 2021

Perfect car, easy rental process, thank you!

Jonathan S.
- 1 December 2021
Venetia A.
Honda Civic Sedan 2022

Way better than any rental agency I have ever used !

Venetia A.
- 1 April 2022
Evan R.
BMW 4 Series 2014

Smooth ride to enjoy San Diego

Evan R.
- 8 November 2022
Romeo E.
Toyota Camry 2021

Best customer service experience I've ever had.

Romeo E.
- 1 April 2022
Brent K.
Ford Mustang 2021

Fantastic car , made our San Diego vacation one to remember!

Brent K.
- 25 June 2022
Hyemin N.
Chevrolet Spark 2013

It was an amazing car for San Diego trip.

Hyemin N.
- 30 March 2022
Amanda S.
FIAT 500 2015

Great little car for tooling around San Diego!

Amanda S.
- 28 November 2022
Jessica K.
Nissan Altima 2022

We had a great experience renting from Cars 2 you and will definitely use them again when in San Diego.

Jessica K.
- 3 October 2022
Gavin W.
Nissan Altima 2022

Flew into San Diego and the car was as close to the baggage claim as it could be.

Gavin W.
- 28 November 2022
Chris C.
Ford Mustang 2018

Car drove great and was cheaper than getting some boring vehicle from a typical car rental agency.

Chris C.
- 20 May 2022
Chad S.
Audi TT 2011

He took the time to show the car’s features which never happens at car rental companies.

Chad S.
- 1 March 2022
Casey P.
Toyota Prius c 2012

Jay's Prius was the perfect little car for my 4 days in San Diego.

Casey P.
- 25 October 2022
Jill M.
Audi A4 2021

Loved the car and enjoyed zipping around San Diego

Jill M.
- 14 November 2022
Carter H.
FIAT 500 2015

Great car, perfect for San Diego.

Carter H.
- 6 October 2022
Nicholas L.
Kia Forte 2021

The car was a great ride.

Nicholas L.
- 2 July 2022

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Best San Diego driving roads

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Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Grab a car and head north out of the bustling city to catch ocean views from Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines, Solana Beach, Encinitas, all the way past Oceanside.

Palomar Mountain Loop

For this challenging, scenic mountain loop, navigate your car northeast of San Diego to catch Highway 76 out of Temecula into the Cleveland National Forest for thrilling views.

Old Highway 80

Book a car and hit Old Highway 80 to see the ghost towns and abandoned ruins along this two-lane highway, built in 1956 to connect San Diego all the way east to Savannah, Georgia.

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