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Toyota Prius 2011 — Car rental alternative in Arlington, VA 22202
Toyota Prius 2011

5.0

(445 trips)

US$38/day
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Visit the historic hub of the U.S.

Home to the Capitol, the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and a host of national monuments, Washington, DC is a tourist’s dream come true. Stroll down the National Mall, take in the view from the top of the Washington Monument, and enjoy the city’s world-class restaurants.

In this historic yet ever-evolving city, there’s always something new to discover.

Washington, DC favorites

With monuments, museums, and historic buildings around every corner, you’ll have no trouble filling the time when you visit DC.

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The Washington Monument

Built in the 1800s to honor George Washington, the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the city, and is an iconic symbol of Washington, DC. Be sure to buy a ticket if you want to ride the elevator to the top.

The Smithsonians

Whether you’re a fan of art, history, culture, space, animals, or science, you’ll find something to love at the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture: the country’s largest destination for Black history and culture.

Dupont Circle

While you definitely don’t want to miss DC’s iconic sites, there’s also fun to be had in the residential Dupont Circle neighborhood. Full of great restaurants, charming bookstores, and nightlife destinations, it’s also home to the Phillips Collection: an art gallery in a Georgian mansion.

Top hosts in Washington, DC

Mariano S.

Mariano S.

All-Star Host

6051 tripsJoined Mar 2015
Easy rental process, highly responsive owner.
Jess D.- 20 June 2021
Great experience for easy day trip to the beach. Clean car, fast efficient response/communication with Mariano. Mariano was there for pick up and return and even helped me not have to circle the block for street parking upon return by taking keys and parking himself
David S.- 30 September 2020

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Nissan Versa 2016 — Car rental alternative in WASHINGTON, DC 20010
Nissan Versa 2016

5.0

(119 trips)

All-Star Host

US$50/day
Kardan C.

Kardan C.

All-Star Host

58 tripsJoined Aug 2013
Great car as well as costumer service. I would definitely rent this car again.
Lawrence K.- 27 September 2021
The car was exactly what I needed to get around, easy to park in tight spaces and the host was very responsive. My only "issue" was the air fresheners were a bit too strong for me but otherwise completely satisfied.
Nargis F.- 12 October 2021

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Hit the road

Leave the city behind and tap into the DC area’s abundant history. Behind the wheel, you’re free to explore wherever your fancy takes you, whether you’re in the mood for a day trip or a nearby destination. Homes of former presidents like Washington and Jefferson, national cemeteries and battlefields like Arlington and Gettysburg, and historic American cities like family-friendly Williamsburg are all waiting to be discovered.

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Mount Vernon

13 miles south of Washington is Mount Vernon: George Washington’s beloved Virginian home. Located on the Potomac River, the historic plantation and mansion served as home to Washington and his wife Martha.

Arlington National Cemetery

Just across the Potomac from Washington DC is Arlington National Cemetery — where you can see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, the US Marine Corps War Memorial, and the final resting places of American soldiers from the Civil War onward.

Colonial Williamsburg

Visiting Williamsburg, about two hours south of Washington, DC, is like traveling back in time. The whole town has been designated as a historic area, and as you walk the streets you can expect to see historical reenactments, horse-drawn carriages, and period costumes.

Recent reviews

D C.
Buick Encore 2018

Great service, vehicle, and communication. Much easier than the hassle of commercial rental companies and Denzil was accommodating with the last minute need of a vehicle. Will use him again!

D C.
- 28 August 2021
Joseph H.
Chevrolet Equinox 2012

Car runs great. Very simple rental process.

Joseph H.
- 15 April 2021
Lia R.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2016

Jadon-Maurice was very responsive and made the rental process very easy. The car was great as well; clean and well-maintained.

Lia R.
- 30 April 2021
Brandon K.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Was my first time renting on the platform and will definitely be reaching out to Damion and Charged Luxury again for my next trips. I feel like Turo was created to give users the exact type of experience that I received. Couldn’t ask for more. Clean, well maintained, nice people, and overall perfect experience. Damion really cares about his cars and that translates to the type of experience that you will get here. Thanks again!

Brandon K.
- 27 September 2021
Tyler G.
Audi SQ5 2018

This was the perfect car for my weekend cabin getaway! The best balance between space, all wheel drive, speed, handling, and more! The pickup process was seamless and so much easier than traditional rentals. I will definitely come back to this car for more trips!

Tyler G.
- 29 September 2021
Roger M.
Toyota Highlander 2014

This is a great car and Jean Claude is a fabulous host. Good communication and super convenient drop off/pickup service! Highly recommend.

Roger M.
- 7 June 2021
Keith W.
BMW X3 2017

Great Experience!!! Kostia made the drop off and pick up Super Easy!! Very prompt and professional!!! Good bye rental car companies.. Hello Turo!!! With host like Kostia, Turo is the only place for car rentals!!!

Keith W.
- 7 June 2021
Eric S.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2016

Jasmine was a Great Host! I highly recommend renting from her! I was given a nice card with my name on it and water bottle at the beginning of my trip. If you’re looking for 5 star service, this is the best host I’ve had since joining turo

Eric S.
- 11 October 2021
Jonathan B.
Jeep Cherokee 2020

This rental was great. The vehicle itself was in very good condition indeed, both inside and out, and very comfortable to ride in and to drive. The pickup and return were easy. We'll hope to rent this car again on our next trip.

Jonathan B.
- 24 October 2021
Dwarf C.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2021

ABSOLUTE Customer Service at its BEST!!! Job well done from 1st point of contact. Being NEW to this car rental PRIVILEGE - The agent I had "LUCKY" was full of ALL the information I needed and then Some...Very knowledgeable about what was required from me as the Leasee and Turo as the Leaser...NO HAGGLE -- the facts, just the facts lol; and for me that was Major... Everything was Decent and IN ORDER with the car on Punctual RECEIPT of Vehicle...MY Son and myself appreciate the fair price--CAR WAS OUTSTANDINGLY SLEEK, COMFORTABLE and SERVED its PURPOSE with extreme proficiency--NO COMPLAINTS here 😀 Kudos Turo and Thank you LUCKY for the great CUSTOMER Service...you treated me as any Customer should be treated--I feel LIKE YOU gave me top priority!!! WE WILL BE BACK FOR MORE

Dwarf C.
- 29 August 2021
Nicole H.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

This was my 1st experience with TURO. I have already told so many of my friends and family how pleased I was. Robin was very professional and the vehicle drove well. I look forward to a future rental.

Nicole H.
- 13 October 2021
John T.
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2021

Super easy rental with incredibly well-maintained cars. Jovan made this very easy for me and I’m greatly appreciative of the chance to test drive this car.

John T.
- 17 October 2021
Myra A.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

This was definitely a great experience! Kaitlin was so awesome, she communicated with me in a timely manner, even offered me a later return time. The car was spotless, drove nice, roomy and comes with a phone cord. Picking up And dropping off the car was smooth. I highly recommend this host for your rental needs!

Myra A.
- 1 October 2021
Calvin M.
Jeep Compass 2018

Worked out perfectly. Easy to deal with. Would rent again

Calvin M.
- 3 October 2021
MAJ J.
Cadillac Escalade 2016

Great SUV. He dropped it off to my hotel and everything. Would rent from Javier again!!

MAJ J.
- 3 October 2021
Branden B.
Chevrolet Equinox 2011

This was my first Turo trip, so I didn’t know quite what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the 5-star service that Jasmine and her team provided. They went above and beyond to ensure that my vehicle met all expectations, and were very communicative during the process. I would definitely rent from Jasmine again. 5-stars PLUS!

Branden B.
- 25 October 2021
Leah M.
Ford Bronco Sport 2021

First-time Turo user, and everything about the experience was excellent. Jarvis was a great communicator, the drop off and pick up went seamlessly, and Baby Bro was a pleasure to drive. Got lots of compliments on my trip! Highly recommend Jarvis and Baby Bro for your next road trip, and would definitely rent again.

Leah M.
- 4 October 2021
Stuart L.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great car. Perfect for my needs (quick trip to see family near by). Will definitely use this vehicle again. I appreciate Raymond's professionalism.

Stuart L.
- 11 October 2021
Risha W.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Very professional host. The vehicle was delivered timely. Super clean and maintained. Very convenient location. The host was very flexible with my schedule needs and communication was instantaneous. I had to book my trip last minute (less than 12 hours notice). Host responded after 11PM at night. My lifesaver. I will definitely rent with this host again.

Risha W.
- 12 October 2021
Jasmine A.
Jeep Wrangler 2017

Customer Service was perfect! Raymond was able to accommodate me at the very last minute when my prior host cancelled on me 6 hours before my trip! To me that meant everything and I am very grateful. Delivery was successful and drop off was success. Can't wait to rent again! Team was outstanding!

Jasmine A.
- 20 October 2021
Mickey J.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great car! Perfect for navigating the busy DC streets 👍🏽 Pick up and drop off were smooth. Pedro was very responsive to messages during my rental. Would rent again for sure!

Mickey J.
- 24 October 2021
James C.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Fantastic host. Rented quite a bit on Turo and this is one of the best. Extremely attentive to all messages. Instant pick-up and drop-off. Great instructions. All-around easy experience that is defines how excellent Turo can be

James C.
- 27 September 2021
John H.
Jeep Wrangler 2016

Very accommodating and kind owner. I had to extend my trip due to an emergency and he did so with no hassle. I would rent with him again

John H.
- 28 September 2021
Arnetta Aline L.
BMW X1 2018

Jasmine was attentive with my questions since this was my first time using Turo. Her car was beautiful. It drove like a dream on a really long road trip with a toddler. Turo went down while I was returning her car but she was understanding and super helpful. I would definitely rent from her again.

Arnetta Aline L.
- 5 October 2021
Matthew C.
Volkswagen ID.4 2021

Maryam is the ideal Turo host! She’s very kind and accommodating, and her car is A+, this is a true luxury vehicle that I was so happy to drive. She went above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable with the car, I was really happy to have rented from her.

Matthew C.
- 11 October 2021
Yasi A.
Dodge Journey 2019

It was our first time using Turo (not a good costumer service). The car was great; the price, the condition and the host (Ashley) was amazing. Definitely will rent again and recommend:)

Yasi A.
- 20 August 2021
Shawantae G.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017

Always a pleasure to rent from Kevoy! All of my experiences have been good ones. Very flexible , car is kept nice and clean and he is always professional. I recommend him personally.

Shawantae G.
- 4 October 2021
Gabrielle P.
Kia Niro 2021

Great car for long rides. Gas mileage is unbelievable, at one point it said 58 mpg! There wasn’t enough trunk space for our double stroller and our luggage so heads up. The car is super quiet I wasn’t even sure it was running sometimes so makes a really smooth ride. I left the lights on or something the and car wouldn’t start with push start. There is a button to press on dash that resets battery and bam the car started. Pretty cool. I would rent this car again.

Gabrielle P.
- 4 October 2021
Parker G.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

Great handover. Car is top notch. Would definitely rent again!

Parker G.
- 7 October 2021
Teresa G.
Toyota RAV4 2016

The truck ran perfect and smooth. I will definitely request another trip. Thanks again Mauricio.

Teresa G.
- 27 September 2021
Katherine M.
Jeep Renegade 2020

Great car, easy driving, great communication. Would definitely rent again

Katherine M.
- 11 October 2021
Katara M.
Jeep Wrangler 2016

Kobie’s Jeep was super fun to drive & he is a great host! I hope to work with him again in the future & drive his awesome car! My fave color, made my birthday road trip perfect! Thanks again!

Katara M.
- 18 October 2021
Josh F.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Everything about renting with Josh went perfectly. Hope I have a reason to do so again.

Josh F.
- 17 October 2021
Eric D.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2019

This Wrangler is great! Now I want to buy one. Raymond is a great host and he is very attentive to his renters. His response time to any questions or inquiries is very quick and detailed. Highly recommended.

Eric D.
- 10 October 2021
Trinette J.
Lexus RX 350 2013

What more can you ask for clean quality car great customer service just all around awesome service thank you sir for a pleasant experience I'll definitely rent from you again

Trinette J.
- 17 October 2021
Julio Cesar G.
Buick Encore 2015

I had a great time on my trip with this car! I would recommend for anyone to use this vehicle and our host was awesome.

Julio Cesar G.
- 19 October 2021
Roberto B.
Honda CR-V 2019

I reserved the car with a day of anticipation and Claudia was nice. She also responded almost immediately. The car was perfect for a short trip to Shenandoah.

Roberto B.
- 12 October 2021
Michael D.
Hyundai Tucson 2022

It was a awesome ride, my family really enjoyed the room in it. Hopefully we can use Lorena T again.

Michael D.
- 29 September 2021
John R.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018

Tahirah.was a great host. Her car was in very good shape and very clean. She was very patient with us with our return delay. I would definitely rent from her again.

John R.
- 19 October 2021
Cooper M.
MINI Countryman 2019

Josh was very accommodating and kind! The car was incredible and next time I am in the DC area I will be renting from him again!

Cooper M.
- 25 October 2021
Kenny P.
Land Rover Range Rover 2015

Great truck. The drive was perfect. The owner is very quick to respond to issues. I would rent this truck again.

Kenny P.
- 25 October 2021
Leila B.
MINI Countryman 2019

Great communication, great vehicle. Clear and responsive. I had to call and ask a question after I picked the car up and Joshua was available and ready to help. I’d definitely rent again.

Leila B.
- 21 October 2021
Emily W.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2021

Clean, easy to drive, great gas mileage. The entire process was seamless and I really appreciated the clear communication from the host, who was kind, accessible, and helpful. I would definitely rent from Maurice again if I had the opportunity!

Emily W.
- 1 October 2021
Alicia B.
MINI Countryman 2019

The car was great and Joshua was communicative. It was clean, drove smoothly, and was reliable for my trip!

Alicia B.
- 27 September 2021
Michael C.
Honda CR-V 2016

Awesome car! Mauricio is a amazing host as well! Well rent again !

Michael C.
- 4 October 2021
Sarah B.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great host! Super responsive! Would absolutely rent from Jeffrey again.

Sarah B.
- 12 October 2021
Alexandra S.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

I had a great drive to Philly and back in Kaitlin’s SUV. Kaitlin was super communicative for an easy pick up/drop off. The car was super clean, had great safety features, and was perfect for what I needed.

Alexandra S.
- 18 October 2021
Trinity B.
Jeep Compass 2019

Justen was great to work with! The car was extremely clean and was a smooth ride. Definitely recommend and will be renting with him again.

Trinity B.
- 18 October 2021
Patrick N.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

This was our first time using Turo. Stivall made everything so easy and was a fantastic host! Great communication and flexibility, super friendly and the Jeep was top notch. I would rent with him again in a heartbeat.

Patrick N.
- 18 October 2021
Shakeia H.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017

Amazing host, would defiantly rent again. Clear cut instructions for use of his vehicle.

Shakeia H.
- 19 October 2021
Kenneth C.
Audi SQ5 2018

Nice ride will rent again thanks

Kenneth C.
- 14 October 2021
Joe H.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

The car was easy to find and return. Kaitlin did a great job communicating through out, would rent again!

Joe H.
- 11 October 2021
Christopher B.
Jeep Renegade 2017

Car a very clean, but did have a faint smell of smoke inside. It looked and drove great for the time that I had it and would absolutely rent again.

Christopher B.
- 11 October 2021
Clement C.
Toyota RAV4 2019

I had a great experience, the car was amazing! Ana was communicative, will rent again!

Clement C.
- 18 October 2021
Jousett S.
BMW X4 2021

Rai was a great host, she was easy to communicate with and was very comfortable loaning her car. Would rent from her again.

Jousett S.
- 11 October 2021
Marcelite J.
Audi Q8 2019

Easy pick up and drop off. Owner very communicative and accessible prior to and during trip. Nice car and ride. Slight glitch with tire pressure on pick up but no real issues.

Marcelite J.
- 24 October 2021
Sam B.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great car and a great host - looking forward to renting again soon!

Sam B.
- 25 October 2021
Daniel E.
Audi Q3 2016

This is a great car. It drove brilliantly and was in excellent condition inside and outside. Pick up and drop off were super convenient. Treasure was very easy to communicate with and was accommodating when I brought the car back a bit earlier than the initial reservation. I would definitely rent from her again!

Daniel E.
- 7 September 2021
Gary Sylvester P.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2016

Great luxury vehicle for an affordable price. I recommend renting this vehicle.

Gary Sylvester P.
- 21 September 2021
Michelle L.
Chevrolet Equinox 2011

Excellent customer service and very friendly. I would definitely recommend renting from Jasmine anytime!!!!

Michelle L.
- 26 September 2021

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Best Washington, DC driving roads

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George Washington Parkway

When you need a scenic break from the city, head to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Starting from Arlington, this gorgeous drive takes you past beautiful views of the Potomac River to Great Falls: a picturesque town with lots of hiking and horse trails.

National Mall and Monuments

You won’t get far in a hurry, but if you want to see the DC monuments and government buildings, this drive is a must. Start at the Capitol and drive from Maryland Ave to Independence Ave, then take 17th up to the White House and circle back onto Constitution to end up at the Lincoln Memorial.

Route 211/Lee Highway

Another picturesque drive is Lee Highway, or Route 211, which you’ll reach by taking I-66 to Route 29. Driving past vineyards and pastures, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, there are plenty of bakeries, wineries, and distilleries to stop at.

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Rent cars on Turo with Commercial Hosts

Rent with Commercial Hosts on Turo and find the perfect Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC 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.

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