Top rated cars in San Jose, CA
San Jose and the mecca of Silicon Valley may be known for its high-tech firms, but it’s also an urban retreat with a unique collection of wineries, restaurants, arts and culture, and diverse landscapes.
Take your San Jose car rental alternative for a spin around the city or a day trip toward the coast for breathtaking vistas and natural beauty.
Swoon over the colorful history, innovative vibes, and the outdoor potential that shines a spotlight on this booming Bay Area city.
A peculiar gem in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House is full of mysterious hallways and misleading stairways to deter the ghosts Sarah Winchester thought were haunting her.
Head over to the flea market in your San Jose car rental alternative and prepare for a treasure hunt. Meander through the array of stalls with everything from vintage clothes, antique collectibles, and bargain trinkets.
Explore and nerd out with the hands-on installations at the Tech Museum of Innovation. A place to inspire the next generation, a visit here might just spark the next big idea to change the future.
Skip the car rental counter
With summery vibes all year round in San Jose, there’s never a bad time to skip town and explore northern California’s wine country, mountain peaks, or beach towns.Book the perfect car
Hop in your San Jose car rental alternative and drive south to Santa Cruz for stunning boardwalk views, local shops and eateries, vintage rides, and natural rock formations.
Cruise an hour and a half north to Napa for everything California’s famous wine country has to offer. Book a few wine tours, wander around downtown, and wine and dine to your heart’s content.
Cozy and quaint, Half Moon Bay is only an hour away from San Jose and a laid-back coastal destination popular for water sports, kayaking, and surfing.
Horacio was very accommodating because I need to make changes due to rush hour traffic on Friday. He is very friendly and quite helpful. I would rent from him again.
Sandeep made pickup and drop off at the airport easy. Much easier than having to shuttle to a standard car rental place etc.
Our experience was top notch! Scott provided excellent service in accommodating to our needs, keeping up with Covid standards, providing water and hand sanitizer for us. His car is clean, like brand new car clean (don’t let the age fool you). It is well maintained and drives like a dream! The gas mileage was great too. We loved the convenience of being so close to the San Jose Airport for pickup and drop off. All in all it was the best experience renting a vehicle I have ever had, even over any established chain rental company. Plus, the price doesn’t compare, it’s a great deal! Scott went above and beyond to make sure we were set for our trip and we are grateful all went smoothly. Will definitely rent from him again next time we are in the Bay.
First Turo experience was great. Alex and Q7 were as advertised. I would definitely use again in San Jose.
Great car, fun trip. Picked up 10 min walk from San Jose airport. Sebastian was there on time and very helpful throughout the process
Smooth/easy pick up and drop off process. Overall car was in great condition. Enjoyed renting out the car during my trip to San Jose. The owner was very responsive and polite.
This SUV was the best I mean the best rental I have ever had from Turo! And I have rented numerous times before this is hands down the cleanest, most friendliest owners hands down. The vehicle drives so smooth no issues amazing gas mileage for a full size suv and roomy as ever! I highly recommend anyone to rent this SUV!!!!
Infinitely easier and faster than using a rental agency, Ryan is able to check you in and unlock the car 100% remotely. He was incredibly responsive and the car was in perfect condition, spacious, and comfortable.
My first time on Turo..I am sold!! Rented a huge full size SUV and headed to Yosemite from San Jose..Lots of space..I took two bikes, including an ebike inside the suv with a cooler and 3 suitcases..Lots of room for everything! Suv in great shape and convenient pickup and drop off (owner even picked up the car from my driveway!) Will definitely rent again and tells my friends about this rental..
Highly recommend renting from Rishabh. This was my first time renting through Turo, and Rishabh made it a great experience. The car was parked in a convenient location, clean, and ready to drive. Charging the battery was quite easy using Tesla’s Supercharging network and the day-of-return car wash was conveniently located by San Jose airport. I’ll definitely be a repeat customer when I’m back in the San Jose area. Thanks!
Rishabh, made out turo rental process extremely easy. He was pleasant to work with and was very Flexable and accommodating with our unexpected flight changes. Will definitely rent from him again!
Great vehicle in good mechanical condition at a fair price for our 12 day rental. Andrew made pick up and delivery back to him at San Jose Airport smooth, convenient and on time coming and going. I would not hesitate to rent from him again.
Vehicle is in excellent shape! Fairly peppy for traffic and looks great getting there. Teens in back said a touch tight on space… but I would rent again anytime. $20 Uber from San Jose. Owner was fairly responsive to communication.
The car was clean as expected when arrived to drop off location. Plenty of space for passenger and luggage space. Would recommended to anyone need a car in the San Jose area.
Jon was flexible and communicative. He responded to all of our inquiries within minutes with a friendly demeanor. The car itself has a smooth ride and many luxurious features. Renting Jon’s Range Rover definitely enhanced the quality of our trip to San Jose and we plan to rebook with him again!
Sadie was a great host and very accommodating . She had great communication and the car was a beauty. It drove great and everything was spotless, this was the best experience. I will only rent rental cars through Turo now. If your in San Jose you don’t want to pass this one up. Thanks for your great customer service. I will definitely rent from you again.
Tingting was great, we flew into San Jose airport she delivered the car promptly and it was perfectly sized to fit our daughters luggage. (7 large bags for her return to Stanford University) Our drop off was seamless. Tingting was hospitable and professional and made the burden of car rental painless. Thank you
Tushan was responsive and punctual. The vehicle was clean with no mechanical or cosmetic issues, and drove flawlessly. I would definitely recommend Tushan's Rav4 to anyone traveling to the San Jose Area. I will be booking Tushan's RAV4 for future business trips as well.
Sandeep was awesome to work with. Terrific communication especially when our flight was delayed and our pick up time changed!
First time user of Turo app and we were super impressed with the high quality of this car (compared to the usual rental companies). The car drives amazingly well, fully loaded and my son kept thanking me for getting a car with Wifi! Thanks Ryan!
Brian and his jeep were both excellent!!! Pick up and drop off were extremely smooth, and Brian was very communicative thoughout the entire rental process. We would certainly use them again!
Great ride enjoyed the car for the weekend would rent again great customer care by the owner
Paula is the most pleasant and helpful host I have had so far. If you are San Jose I recommend her… gum hand sanitizer bleach wipes and a very clean and good running truck.
Long was super helpful and responsive. He arranged the drop off and pick up timely without me asking. The car drives as expected as a 2012 highlander and we took advantage of 7 seaters. I do think the car can be cleaned more thoroughly prior to our arrival though. (The carpet was not vacuumed.) But it was tolerable. Overall, the entire rental process went smoothly. I’d definitely be a repeat customer if I do visit again.
This experience was better than any rental car could have been! Lenell was amazing to work with, his car was very nice and made for a perfectly enjoyable trip. The pick up/drop off was super smooth thanks to Lenell - would reserve this car again in a heartbeat!
Bright vision was very helpful and accommodating throughout our recent trip in California. They did a great job. The Tesla Model Y was in like-new condition (and spotlessly clean) when we picked it up at San Jose Airport. Our experiences with the car itself were at a higher level of positive. Amazing performance while silent and smooth. With this car and its panoramic roof, we toured Yosemite National Park, part of highway 1 on the Pacific coast, and other places in the San Francisco Bay area. Doing so in this Tesla made our vacation one of the best ever in my life. These hosts were simply delightful and I can highly recommend them. Thank you so much.
Daniel is awesome setup was so easy and fast and the vehicle was ready and in great condition and a great driving experience for my family and i in our vacation. Thank you we will for sure use again .
Daniel was amazing to work with! He was kind, punctual, and easy going! The car was sparkling clean and functioned wonderfully! We loved renting from him and we love Turo!!! Makes our trip so much better!
On short notice we were able to book this wonderful vehicle. The vehicle was clean, ran smoothly and gas saver. Tushan was great on communicating, and timely. Great rental.
Overall great experience. Communication from Arijit was proactive and he was very responsive. The car was in great shape and turned out to be the ideal choice for a little weekend road trip.
Car was great to drive. It was very easy facilitating the rental with Arijit. Communication was prompt, and the overall experience was very positive.
Nice experience from beginning to end. Guy was pleasant to deal with and very helpful with the walkthrough of the car. Really nice and safe vehicle! Smooth ride and particular particularly liked the blindspot indicators on the mirrors. Would definitely rent again!
This car was fantastic! The car was spacious and great for our weekend trip. The owners were very good at communicating and the drop off and pick up was super easy. I will definitely be renting again.
Super great! I much prefer doing the Turo thing vs the corporate counterparts elsewhere. You get to meet regular cool people and support the hustle and get personalized experiences while driving a great car. The countertop cogs offer exorbitantly priced matchbooks, big no thanks for this gal. Thank you for letting my family rent your car, we have a lot of great memories now because of it!!
This beautiful couple was very kind and genuine. Very helpful in my time of need. They were my first rental with Turo and I wouldn't change a thing!
Alex was a great host. He was super communicative and when it got close to the trip was super responsive. Normally instantly. The car itself was nice. It did have a bit of an odd odor to it but nothing too strong. We specifically choose Alex because it has a car seat. Oh the joy of not having to travel with a car seat. The car seat was nicely installed. We did wash the covers the first night because they did look like they hadn’t been washed in awhile. But, I’m also a bit OCD about that. The SUV drives nicely and is actually an AWD, supercharged V6. Just remember to add 91 octane to it as that is what it requires and right now Oct 2021 that is roughly $5/gallon. The pickup and drop-off location at the airport was super convenient. highly recommend!
SUV is nice, clean inside but not outside. Ariel is very good, he responds in a timely manner in our communication. Would rent from again in the future.
The Honda was a fun drive and affordable. I would rent again. It was close to San Jose airport and came with a full tank of gas. Vanessa was super cool and explained everything. She even had a bike rack I used at no extra charge on my adventure to the bay area. Highly Recommend!
The car was in excellent condition and a fantastic ride! Charging was convenient and didn't take longer than 30 minutes to get to 80-90%. The cabin was extremely quiet with no road noise, and there was a lot of space for 5 adults and 2 children and/or some luggage. Rish was also a great host and checked up with us periodically to make sure everything was okay with our experience. This was definitely a great choice for our trip around San Jose!
The car was perfect for our trip. It fit all of our luggage. Window tint in back is dark and makes it hard to see.
Great car! Is it the newest nicest luxury vehicle? No! But will it get you around with great gas mileage? Yes! Host was very nice and pick up/drop off went smooth. I rented this car for a music festival I went to in Concord; I stayed in Livermore. Never had any issues with the car while driving between cities. AC and Heat both worked. Host also provided a phone mount and Bluetooth receiver with charging ports. I would definitely try renting this car first whenever I return to the Bay Area.
Great Jeep. Spotless. Everything was as described in listing. Great communication. Flexible. Will rent from Freddie again!
Michael was super communicative and helpful throughout this trip. The car was a little less roomier than I thought, but that's on me, and I had fun with the Wrangler. Would def highly recommend!
Normally never leave a review but had to because this is probably my best experience with TURO! Vinh was awesome to work with!! He is very responsive, accommodating and helpful! The car was in brand new condition. Thank you Vinh for helping make our 19th anniversary very memorable🤙🏽
Scott is a great host, communication was very well and he was very flexible and accommodated my last minute changes. I will definitely rent again in the future.
Amazing experience, great communication. Super fun car to drive. Smooth, easy ride capable of anything. Looking very forward to renting from David again in the future.
Yonas was an amazing host by being very transparent, friendly, understanding and helpful! I would definitely recommend his vehicle and I would rent from him again in the future.
Caio was great and super helpful! We had a major incident (not with the car, it was wonderful) and he went above and beyond to get us set right so we could continue our trip. He could have let us be and it would have been no sweat of his back, but he was an excellent host. A++
Joey is a great guy. He explained everything very clearly about the car, charging etc. He also had extra charging cables plugged in and some sanitizer in the car. The car is well maintained and an amazing drive . I’d definitely rent again from Joey.
Pack a picnic basket or your hiking gear and take your San Jose car rental alternative along Skyline Boulevard. See towering redwoods to clear ocean views, then make a pitstop at Alice’s restaurant.
Navigate the narrow twists and turns along Sierra Road, and you’ll be rewarded with the most epic views of San Jose. Plan to watch the sunset and stay to witness the sparkly city lights.
The 55-mile interstate 280 stretches from San Jose to San Francisco with tempting spots to veer off for the scenic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, and the San Francisco Bay to the east.