The future is here and it’s electric
When it comes to electric vehicles, one name still rises above the rest: Tesla Motors. The California-based automaker gets all the buzz because they’ve proven that EVs can be appealing, exciting, and powerful.
Driving a Tesla is a whole different experience than driving a traditional car. If you’ve never been behind the wheel, you can find Tesla rental alternatives here on Turo to get a full sample of the electric lifestyle.
Tesla is the biggest name in electric vehicles because they were the first to make them appealing to the masses. They’ve won car buyers over with impressive battery range, cutting-edge tech, and a novelty factor that still hasn’t worn off.
The Tesla 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 — no more buttons, knobs, or dials.
Long gone are the days of small puttering EVs. Tesla makes some of the quickest-accelerating production cars on the planet, thanks to instant electric torque from their giant batteries — especially with Ludicrous Mode.
Curious about all the Tesla hype? Want to know what it’s like to drive and 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 electric life is like. You can test out charging a Tesla at your home, at your office, or at charging stations around town.
The smallest and most affordable Tesla is the Model 3, a compact sedan that comes at an accessible price but still has all the Tesla toys. The Tesla Model 3 Performance comes with dual motors and can accelerate to 60 in 3.2 seconds!
The Model S was the first mass-produced Tesla model, and helped launch the company into legitimacy among consumers. The seven-seat sedan is a top-notch luxury vehicle that just happens to run on electricity.
Falcon wing doors! There’s a lot to love about Tesla’s incredibly fast and exceptionally capable SUV, but besides the P100D’s Ludicrous Mode acceleration, the Tesla Model X’s dramatic falcon wing doors are the most exciting party piece.
Average ratings for Tesla
Excellent experience! Tesla was clean and fun to drive even in the streets if San Francisco!
Amazing trip loved San Francisco ‼️ Had a great time and enjoyed my first experience in a Tesla
I have to say my First time utilizing this service. And I love it. It was simple easy transaction and Monk the owner of the Car. the car was just amazing by explaining how the car works and by giving me a full description and really talking me through the how to use the car. If you are a first time Tesla driver that is. Amazing Service from Car owner. This is something you must do in San Francisco rent a Tesla, feel like you are really in the San Francisco area.
Aaron was very nice , professional , accommodating. Tesla model 3 was in great condition, no issues , wife and I took the Tesla from San Francisco to Napa valley for 4 day weekend . Superchargers in Tesla made it all easy . Thx Aaron
Car was the perfect fit for a weekend out in San Francisco. Milan was easy to work with. Would suggest if you want the Tesla bug, this is the car to pop that cherry. Will be back for sure.
This Tesla was a great deal, extremely comfortable and the best car for driving on steep San Francisco hills. Tony was very helpful and flexible. Directions were clear and the car was perfect. Great experience.
We had a great time in San Francisco with Dan’s Tesla. The car was clean and easy to drive. My first experience driving a electric car is amazing. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.
The Tesla Model 3 was a blast to drive on our 10 day trip around Northern Calif. Saeid was great to work with and made everything very easy with pickup and delivery at the airport. I give the entire experience 5 stars and would recommend both this car and Saeid to anyone thinking about a car sharing experience around San Francisco!
Great vehicle to drive and have fun in our visit to California. Charging prices are also much lower than gas prices for a mini road trip. Very fun car overall
This was our first experience with Turo, a Tesla and San Francisco and every expectation was blown out of the water. From beginning to end it was seamless and painless and Gabino was a terrific host provind all the directions necessary to pick up and go for a Tesla newb. Thanks again for making our first time so enjoyable!
Joseph's Tesla was a real delight to drive. Smooth and luxurious for sure. The car is immaculate and Joseph did a great job of walking us through the different settings in the car. Joseph was also very accommodating to our schedule. When I come back to San Francisco I will definitely be driving Tessy again.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! First, Martin is a top notch host who was an absolute pleasure to deal with…Being we had never driven an EV before he assured us he’d be there every step of the way to guide us and he was! He met us right at the baggage terminal when we arrived which was ultra convenient and also met us right at departures at our terminal when we returned. It doesn’t get any better than this!! On to The Tesla itself….this car was nothing short of amazing and did not disappoint!! It showed up perfectly clean, charged and ready to go. The car felt brand new and drove like a dream! It’s clear that Martin takes great care of this car and shows extreme pride of ownership. This was a very flawless, seamless, friendly experience from start to finish and if I ever visit the area again we’ll be contacting Martin first for another rental if available. Thanks for helping to make our first visit to San Francisco area an absolute pleasure Martin!! Nick and Krista Kasper
Mr. Pickles is an awesome car and Matthew is an exceptional host. Matthew was extremely communicative, super helpful, and very accommodating. The car is fully equipped, well maintained, and was a great experience overall. We went from San Francisco to wine country and then up to Redwood there was plenty of Tesla supercharger stations on the way and we never had to worry about running out of juice. If you're wanting to avoid $5 gas, test drive a Tesla, or explore California without leaving too big of a carbon footprint Mr. Pickles is a great way to do it.
This car is AMAZING! One of my good friends has Tesla model Y and I've driven it a few times, but this is the first time I've properly had and driven a Tesla. Mason is also super nice and accommodating. I had to change my pick up and drop off times and he was very nice about it. His communication is also top notch. If you're in the San Francisco area, definitely recommend renting his Tesla. He's a great host, has the long range version and even FSD! Thanks Mason for allowing us to use your vehicle :)
Everything was excellent! Drive a Tesla is an awesome experience and Denis was very attentive and he shares all the informatiom and details to make my trip better.
Zara was very responsive with communications. She was also flexible with our pick up and drop off locations (I did select this as an add-on to the trip). It was very nice not to have to deal with airport car rental lines, etc. it saved a ton of time. The Tesla was very fun to drive and pretty easy to find Tesla Supercharger stations around NorCal. It was very nice not to have to pay the high gas prices. I would recommend Zara’s Tesla as well as Turo for renting cars for sure!
Walter had great communication and his Tesla was absolutely amazing. My 1st Tesla experience and I am sold. It is an amazing car and Walter was great at explaining how to use. Very fast and smooth ride got up these San Francisco hills with ease. I cannot wait to hopefully one day be able to afford and have a Tesla. The girls loved singing karaoke on the huge screen while I drove.
I rented this Tesla for a long weekend and found just how comfortable they are on long drives. I went up north from San Francisco and all through the redwoods of Northern California. I’m so glad I got the extended range on the Model 3 because there were times that I followed a canyon road just to enjoy a few more miles. And then a few more... You get the idea. I was still always within a good rage to return to a charging station. So this Tesla was the perfect introduction to riding long trips with electric cars. As for Ryan himself? Well, Ryan exemplifies exactly what a Turo renter should be: 1. Clear, safe, and concise communication from the start. 2. Additional options to cover any type of trip (the added game controllers were great) 3. Clearly passionate about electric cars and the care shows throughout the ride Conclusion: if you are interested is renting any Tesla here, make sure to rent with Ryan first.
Yooo, Zara is the best Turo host on this app! I had minor issues with charging, and she replied within seconds to help out. I’ve never used Turo before because I was so used to the old fashion way of using car rental companies, but I’m never going back! The Tesla Model 3 is as advertised. I am definitely renting again!
Leopoldo was a superb host! Very communicative. Everything went as planned. His Tesla was brand new and amazing to drive. I noticed that this was among the most popular cars in San Francisco- Model 3s everywhere. And I see why. It’s the perfect car for the streets of SF as you need to parallel park a lot and also good for Lombard aka Crooked Street lol - and nice to avoid the gas pump. My family and I did a ton of site seeing and we all enjoyed the car. We even put the caraoke to use and the fart feature made us all laugh 😂 You’ll see lol! All in all it was a fantastic experience!! I highly recommend Leopoldo and his Tesla! You won’t regret it!!
Matthew was a great host, super responsive and helped to make the rental and return process frictionless! Would rent again.
Always great to drive a Tesla, and Emal was very helpful and even set up a "profile" for me. The only caveat is that, one the booking, insurance, and charging fees are added in, the cost was closer to $200 than the $119 listing price.
Sean was a breeze to work with on renting our first car through the Turo app. Great communication, sweet car. We had a little snafu in a hotel parking lot and Sean was gracious and patient with us. Would recommend him and his Tesla 100%!
First time renting through Turo and first time in a Tesla. I was blown away by Sergei’s INSTANT responsiveness and his willingness to answer any questions. I needed help starting the car and charging the car and Sergei was right there. And this ride was amazing. I highly recommend you try it out. So fun….super fast and smooth at the same time.
Eric was a great host, very easy to work with and made our first Turo experience very positive. We are in the market for a new car and decided to try a Tesla. We enjoyed driving the car, it was comfortable, fun to drive and we loved the Dog Mode. I would rent again from Eric and there will probably be a Tesla in our future. Thanks Eric.
What a beautiful car !! It’s a dream to drive … everything was impeccable.. highly recommend.. comunication was great 👍🏼 Drove from San Francisco to Sonoma and all the vineyards we visited had destination chargers !! And preferred parkings for EV’s , thanks again Tilesh for all your help .. will rent again next year
JohnJeno was very easy to work with. Picking up and dropping off the car was a breeze. The car was a dream to drive, driving from San Francisco to Napa and then to Yosemite. The car handled so well around all the hairpin turns. We would definitely rent with JohnJeno again in the future.
Easy to book, car was available at time reserved. And returning was simple as well. I was early to pick up and he called to explain car was being charged up and wouldn’t be avail until scheduled pick up time and was open to any questions I had. Quick to respond with text messages. I would rent again. Car was clean and fun to drive.
This was my first rental on Turo and my first time driving a Tesla. Dan was really helpful and responsive during my entire trip. The car itself was clean and well maintained. I took this car on a long road trip to San Diego for a week. The autopilot feature is a life saver when driving on I-5. A person still has to hold the steering wheel and pay attention to the road. For first time Tesla drivers, pay attention to the construction roads and zones as autopilot (AP)may not be able to detect the lanes. I recommend anyone planning to use AP, do some research beforehand how to drive a Tesla. Dan provided a YouTube link that was helpful in learning the touchscreen and how to operate the car. He also gave a rundown of the car when we meet. It was a seamless experience with the pick-up and the drop-off. I would rent this car again. 5/5
Ricardo was very responsive - our flight was delayed multiple times and Ricardo was very helpful and responsive during our ordeal. The Tesla was very clean and drove well. All charging adapters were included as well as an iPhone charger which was nice! Would rent from Ricardo again and would rent this Tesla again!
We booked Ben’s car last minute after another reservation cancelled. He was prompt in responding, and happy to show us the features and functionality of the car since it was our first time driving a Tesla. We had the car for the week and found it to be some of most joyous driving we’ve done in some time. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
The car is new and in perfect conditions. It was a great experience driving a Tesla for the weekend.
This was a blast! Daniel was responsive and informative. His Performance Model 3, “Ronin”, (along with a key card) was ready and waiting for us in the Park n’ Fly lot a short shuttle bus ride from SFO. With the exception of a handful of measurable paint scratches, the car looked good and worked well. He added the car to our Tesla app, which was super helpful as we could lock/unlock, start, track, and pre-condition the interior as needed. We returned it back to the same lot and took the complimentary shuttle back to SFO. If you’ve never driven a Tesla, this is a fantastic way to experience the brand.
The car's beauty and coolness speaks for itself. Oleg made it so easy to start the drive, handle a slight mishap with the car, and communicated clearly from start to finish. Would rent again!
Tahsin was great to communicate with and the ride was fun. Gave us a quick explanation in case we weren't familiar with Tesla's. Very fun and will use his cars again if in the area.
What a fun car to drive! Albert’s Model 3 is immaculate and the experience was excellent. We simply walked over to the hourly parking garage at SFO and dropped it off there on our return (we used the Turo app to unlock it and then connected the Tesla app from that point forward). There are a bunch of Tesla superchargers in the area, which only take about 20 minutes to charge the battery to full (we never let it go below 40% or so). Albert was extremely responsive using Turo’s messaging feature. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
Paulette was a fantastic host and her new Tesla is a pleasure to drive. Pickup and drop off couldn’t have been easier and she shared tips and tricks that made my driving experience seamless. I unconditionally recommend renting Paulette’s Tesla Model 3.
Sultan has trips with his car down to a science. If you are new to SF and need the quality experience of a concierge, Sultan is your guy and the Tesla is your car!
Super experience with Luke and his Tesla 3. Car was in great shape and perfect for a quick weekend getaway. Very helpful communication and information throughout - booking, check-in, checkout.
Aaron was a great host and did a ton to help us get set up in his car before our trip, and was communicative and responsive when we had any questions. This was my first time driving a Tesla so it was greatly appreciated! The car was fantastic and exceeded our expectations too!
Amazing car, such a convenient pick up and drop off location, and everything about the rental was smooth and seamless thanks to Oleg!
Awesome car, very convenient and fun to drive. Ride quality will spoil you, host is very accommodating. Would rent from him again in SF.
We had a great experience renting from Aaron. Communication was very clear for pickup at the airport. The car drove amazing and was spotless!
Car was clean, in great shape and ran perfectly. Ramsey was very responsive in regards to anything we needed. I would highly recommend Ramsey ans his Tesla Model 3!
Great car and great host! Paulette was always very helpful, accommodating all of my requests, including a very short notice change on the delivery date. The car was extremely clean and well kept. Would definitely rent again with this host. Thanks Paulette!
Johnathen is a great host. The car was well maintained and detailed. I'll definitely rent from him again when I visit SF.
Michelle was an outstanding host. Efficient and communicative. It was easy to pick up and drop off at the airport. The car is in top shape and is really a fun experience especially if you’re thinking about buying a Tesla. All in all fantastic service and vehicle.
Oleg was wonderful and his Tesla was a treat. The pickup and drop off was a seamless experience and I can’t wait to rent from him again.
Really enjoyed the Tesla. It makes for a great car getting around town, and very fun to drive. Eric was a great host to work with too.
Joseph was very accommodating from pick up to drop off! 10/10 service! First time driving a Tesla and he walked through all the steps. Also his recommendations on things to do / eat around the Bay Area. Tessy was a wonderful car to drive. Definitely recommend booking with Joseph!
This was my first time using Turo as well as Tesla and Daniel was an awesome host- very responsive and helpful. The car was super nice and easy to pick up and drop off
Oleg was great! Very communicative, punctual, and friendly. Answered any questions I had within a few minutes. The car was perfect, extremely clean, it looked like it came straight from the dealership. I’m very satisfied with this rental and will definitely consider renting again in the future.