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Average ratings in Kona International Airport (4.9 stars)

Jeep Renegade 2015
Emily was such an AMAZING host. I’ve only used Turo twice and she has definitely set the bar for other renters. Upon arrival I was greeted with an Lei(handmade from her backyard) AND a list of her favorite things to do, best places to eat, and a few important tips to make my trip a great one here on Kona. She also made herself available for anything I needed while on my stay here. When I come back to Kona, I will definitely be back in touch with her and only her!!
Taylor C. - June 21, 2018
Honda CR-V 2014
If I ever come back to kona I would rent a car from Samuel every time!! He answered me with in 5 minutes every time I needed to contact him😁👍
Karen L. - May 17, 2018
Toyota Sienna 2017
We needed an8-passenger vehicle to go from Kona side to Hilo side. Jeffrey had a Toyota Sienna with middle seat in 2nd row. It was perfect. Although I wondered how easily we would go from 0 to 6500 ft elevation with 8 people, the Sienna had no problems and the ride over the Saddle Road was a smooth one. Pickup and return were simpler than any commercial company. Highly recommend Jeffrey.
CHARLES W R. - June 15, 2018
Toyota Sienna 2017
Awesome van for family trip, really new car with perfect conditions. Easy pick up&return right by the KOA
Orlando H. - June 15, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2016
Amazing experience from beginning to end! The Kona (Jeep) definitely added to our experience in Hawaii! Thank you Joe!
Saed S. - May 18, 2018
Nissan Versa Note 2016
This little car was perfect for our road trip around the island. Andy was right on time picking us up and dropping us off at the airport. Being under 25, we saved so much money by using Turo. I’ll always check here before ever using a traditional car rental company.
Marquel S. - April 22, 2018
Honda Odyssey 2017
Jeffery was fantastic, he’s super helpful, punctual and polite. We arrived early and he’s managed to get us the car right away. Airport pick up and drop off is super convenient. The car was clean and new, perfect for our family of 6. He’s even offered us child seat, saved us a lot of headaches especially we traveled in from Asia. Will definitely will rent from him again! Uber service is spotty in Kona, rental car and taxi is crazy expensive, so it makes perfect sense to use Turo.
Ming X. - February 27, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2015
Awesome smooth service and great car. Shaved a ton of time over the standard rental car process at KOA.
Nicholas E. - January 5, 2018
Kia Rondo 2007
First time in Hawaii, first time TURO customer. I'm from New Zealand and TURO is unheard of, but much Googling provided me with the vehicle I needed to hire a surfboard and travel Kona for a week. Big name car rental companies do NOT have roof-racks and do NOT let you use 3rd party soft-racks, so Josh's Rondo with fitted cross-member racks was PERFECT. Josh is a superstar, very approachable, great communicator, super flexible with arrangements taking pride in his fleet of vehicles, and deserving of your rental business. Nothing was too much trouble. Much aloha or Arohanui (as we call it) Josh to you and your young family all the way from Auckland, New Zealand. Blessings Alison and Dave :-)
Alison P. - November 4, 2017
Toyota Highlander 2012
Thus was my 2nd time renting this same car with Mark. And like before it was easy to rent lived the price for the car seats 7 people very roomy. Thank you Mark and Bill I will rent it again when in Kona again. Mahalo.
Michelle K. - September 8, 2017
Suzuki XL-7 2006
If you are looking for the best car rental experience, look no further than Jeffrey's. We had problem with another car (different owner) and Jeffrey helped us driving from Hilo to Kona airport just to deliver us the car. He was patient and kind. On our last day we got a flat tire going up to Mauna Kea and he gave us all the support and said it was part of our adventure and make us feel more comfortable. He was worried about our security and also gave us some tips about where we should go in Big Island! He definitely will be part of our memories in Big Island! The car was very clean and in perfect conditions we recommend it for sure!
Nathalia L. - July 26, 2017
Hyundai Accent 2016
This was my first experience with Turo and I was extremely pleased with the car rental. Joshua was very responsive to any of my requests and answering any questions. He had Kris pick us up from the airport and drop us back off. Kris was very punctual and responded back to us immediately. He even rushed to pick us up when our plane arrived 30 minutes early. The car was very gas efficient and we did not experience any problem. Both Joshua and Kristian were great to communicate with. We would rent from them again.
Susan R. - July 16, 2018
Chrysler Town and Country 2015
This was a great way to rent a car. Thanks guys
Tony P. - July 6, 2018
Toyota Sienna 2014
So much easier than dealing with car rental agencies. Picked up curbside at airport and dropped off curbside for departure. We will definitely be using Turo again.
Steve A. - July 1, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
John helped us out when AC on our other rental through another provider died. We loved this mustang which had nice cold ac and John was super cool and loves his home in Hawaii! We enjoyed talking with him and pick up/drop off were easy. Would definitely rent again! Hawaii is the place to rent a convertible!
Michelle C. - June 26, 2018
Toyota Sienna 2014
Levi made the car rental process so smooth!
Fanny D. - May 4, 2018
David Scott
MINI Cooper 2008
Total cost of the Mini Cooper was about $50 less than the cheapest sub-compact from a rental agency, and included pick-up/drop-off right at the Kona Airport. Although the Mini requires premium fuel, we traveled over 500 miles and still had about a 1/4 tank left, so the gas mileage was excellent (somewhere between 40 and 50 mpg). Car was fun to drive and easy to park and maneuver in crowded parking lots. I would rent the car again.
David Scott L. - February 24, 2018
Honda Civic 2012
Renting from Amber was great! The whole process was super simple and affordable. The pickup and drop off at Kona airport was convenient and she accommodated my request to pick up the car a day early. I would definitely rent from her again, though next time I might choose a car with higher clearance.
Brittany B. - January 19, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2006
Everything went very well. We picked up the car easily at the Kona Airport and we were quickly on our way. The car is about 10 years old and has a few small dents which is perfect for us... we wanted to blend in and look like native islanders rather than tourists when we parked our car at beaches etc. The price was the main factor for us... very reasonable. Bruce was in touch with us quickly when we had a question. And... he even had a boogie board and snorkel gear for two in the car! Awesome ... thank you Bruce. We will rent from you again next time.
William F. - December 23, 2017
Ford Mustang 2015
Josh was so great to work with! The mustang really made our trip to Kona amazing! This was my first time using Turo and I had my doubts but everything went so great and I will definitely be using it again! Way easier then traditional car renting.
Kyleigh M. - September 5, 2017
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2016
Josh was awesome to work with! If your ever on Kona Hawaii you must rent through Josh!
Mitchell P. - May 29, 2017
Honda CR-V 2014
Car was great. Samuel was an even better person. Will rent from in the future if I can.
JT B. - July 11, 2018
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2016
Josh was amazing. We had the trip of a lifetime. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. He made it as convenient as possible and went above and beyond in every way. It was truly a pleasure doing business with him. We would rent from him again in a heartbeat
Richard C. - July 8, 2018
Subaru Forester 2014
They were great to work with and accommodated our needs. Would definitely rent from them again.
Cole C. - July 8, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2010
Awesome car for adventures on the Big Island. We got lucky and ran into Greg while snorkeling at Two Step and he gave us helpful tips about driving out to Papakolea Beach and down to Waipio Valley. Would definitely rent from Greg again!
Christina L. - July 6, 2018
Nissan Xterra 2012
Great vehicle for the “big island” Jorge was easy to work with and I’d rent it again for sure! Aloha
Paul W. - July 4, 2018
Ford Mustang 2015
Josh made it super easy to rent a Mustang convertible while in Hawaii. Great first experience with Turo!
Ali S. - July 4, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2015
We rented this jeep from Ryan during our family vacation to the Big Island. This was our first time renting from Ryan through Turo. It was easy and Ryan was always quick to respond with any questions that we had. We got off of the plane and as promised Ryan was waiting for us at the airport. This jeep is beautiful and CLEAN!! The pictures do not do it justice! We are a family of 5 and we fit along with our luggage, no problem. We had a night flight back from our vacation and Ryan was flexible to accommodate us so that we could keep the jeep for longer so we wouldn't be stuck at the airport for the entire day. And again as promised, Ryan met us there to pick the jeep up. So easy renting with no hassle or wait. If we get back to the Big Island, we will definitely rent from Ryan through Turo again!
Paul D. - July 3, 2018
Honda Odyssey 2016
Great car and guy to rent from
Jennifer S. - June 28, 2018
Toyota Prius 2016
Jeffrey is a great guy and I will definitely rent from him again.
Warren L. - June 26, 2018
Nissan Versa 2016
Ryan was really good at communication, easy and pleasant to deal with. The car ran great and good really good mileage. Would definitely rent again. Highly recommended.
Jeff D. - June 24, 2018
Nissan Xterra 2012
Jorge’s Xterra was the perfect car for our trip! Our other car fell through the day before our vacation and Jorge was extremely flexible and let us rent his car last minute. He was on time for both pick up and drop off and his car was extremely clean and ready for us. Will definitely be using this car again if we ever come back!
Meghan W. - June 18, 2018
Jeep Renegade 2015
Emily and Nik are wonderful people, the car is in perfect condition and drives exceptionally well. Great for a couple or family! Will rent again when I'm on the island. Mahalo.
Terence B. - June 12, 2018
Toyota Sequoia 2006
Namho is super responsive and punctual. The car was perfect for what we needed it for and we had no issues. Would totally rent from him again!
Brian F. - June 6, 2018
Volkswagen Tiguan 2012
Debbe’s VW is the bomb! It is clean and in beautiful shape. So quiet, smooth, and comfortable. This car also has a full-length sunroof! A/C works awesome! I learned to not use Uber or Lyft from the airport because their app is blocked. For $40 total Debbe can pick you up at baggage and meet you at cell phone waiting for drop-off. I would rent from her in the future!!!
Chris B. - May 29, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2010
Greg was amazingly punctual and immediately responsive to the few questions that came up during our rental. The Jeep was an amazing off pavement machine that we drove to the usual Jeep required spots as well as a few of our old favorite spots off of the main Jeep paths with some seriously washed out trails where the 2” lift, aggressive tires, as well as the front and rear lockers came in really handy for the boulder crawl back up the trail. Having the older non-stock Jeep also allowed us to blend in with the locals a little better. Yes, there are a few quirks to an 8 year old Jeep, but it was very clean and very reliable for our family of 5. We will rent from Greg again next time we are on island.
Aaron L. - May 28, 2018
Toyota Tundra 2004
Josh was great! Will definitely rent from him again!
Renee J. - May 26, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2009
Really nice rent with a good car. Easy communication with Joshua . Pick up from the airport and drop off very convenient.
Nathan L. - May 18, 2018
Nissan Rogue 2016
Great car with low mileage. Friendly owner. Pickup and drop off were very smooth. Would def rent again
Arthur Z. - May 15, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2010
Great car. Drove perfectly, was right where Roxelle said it would be. Would absolutely rent again.
Isaac G. - May 14, 2018
Honda Civic 2013
Great experience, clean car with awesome gas mileage. Very friendly and convenient pick up/ drop off, woukd definitely rent from again. Mahalo!
Lauren N. - May 10, 2018
Subaru Impreza 2017
Katie’s Impreza was clean, comfy, and very economical. Katie was very communicative and friendly. We will rent her Impreza again when we visit the big island again.
Kazuhide O. - May 6, 2018
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2015
Ryan is so great on communication and was on time with both drop off and pick up. The truck itself was in great condition and perfect for using around the island. Would definitely rent again and will be telling all my friends who visit the Big Island to do the same!
Ali C. - May 5, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2017
We had an incredible adventure in this Jeep!!! I was a bit nervous at first as I had never used this app before but everything went off without a hitch!! My friends rented their Jeep through a rental company and because of plane delays it was closed when we landed. My Jeep was there to save the day!!! The Jeep was spotless and drove great!! Having the boogie boards and a cooler was a huge help! Thank you for renting to us, we will certainly rent it again the next time we come to the Big Island!!!
Barbara C. - May 1, 2018
Lexus ES 350 2007
Fantastic. Would definitely rent from Bill again.
Sara M. - April 25, 2018
Nissan Versa 2016
Ryan was an amazing host. First, the car got terrific gas mileage and ran perfectly throughout our trip. We had an amazing time going to the volcano, snorkeling, hanging at the beach, etc., and the car got us everywhere we needed to go with no problem. Beyond that, though, Ryan gave us numerous recommendations on local spots to check out, was prompt at our departure and pickup times, and was an all around extremely gracious host. If we come back to the big island, which I’m sure we will, we will definitely look to rent from Ryan again, I can’t imagine having a better experience.
Benjamin K. - April 25, 2018
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2008
Chris and his father were wonderful. The car was reliable until the last day, but Chris brought us a replacement immediately and was so nice! Would definitely rent from him again. I highly recommend Chris!! Mahalo!
Maggie S. - April 25, 2018
Toyota Sequoia 2005
This Sequoia made it through the craziest rain storm in years with flying colors - owners were prompt, polite, and have excellent communication. If you have 5 or more people with luggage, rent the roof carrier - we wish we had!
Dave S. - April 23, 2018
Jeep Patriot 2016
This Jeep was perfect for exploring the big island!! Definitely worth it to find a car with 4x4! So many great adventures and memories! Very convenient pick up & drop off at the airport. Way better than traditional rental car company.
Amy E. - March 27, 2018
Toyota Sienna 2006
Great service, met us at the Kona airport curb for both drop off and pick up for a quick and easy rental experience
Jeffrey J. - March 12, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
We had a great time with our Turo adventure in Brian's car. He was very kind, flexible, and helpful. After a few days with the car, we got an alert saying that the coolant was low. I let him know via the Turo app and asked him if he'd like me to take care of it, and he ended up coming to meet the car early the next morning to top off the coolant and he left some extra in case we got the message again. He made our trip easy, fun, and very stylish! Thanks again Brian for all of your help and flexibility! If we're ever back in Kona, we know who to call!
Amanda O. - March 6, 2018
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2005
Brian was fantastic to work with. Always easy to reach and made our trip to Kona very seamless! Car was perfect for the diverse terrain on the Big Island. Thanks again!
Daniel A. - December 28, 2017
Nissan Versa Note 2016
Andy took good care of us and was easy to communicate with. The cars are very clean and are super easy on gas. I would highly recommend renting from Andy anytime you are in the Kona area.
Jolie H. - December 19, 2017
Ford Mustang 2015
My first experience with Turo was a thoroughly enjoyable one. Josh made pick up and drop off a breeze. He was friendly from first contact and provided a list of potential destinations on the island that were great. The car was fun to drive and I would recommend anyone coming to Kona take this ride, drop the top and enjoy the 360 views of paradise.
Anthony T. - November 17, 2017
Honda Odyssey 2006
So easy and flexible. Will book again when in Kona. Thanks Jeffrey for all the suggestions and ideas about the places to visit in Big island!
Sairam M. - October 26, 2017
Jeep Wrangler 2010
Greg was great. He was very attentive and was able to make our jeep experience wonderful as we toured Kona. He gladly helped us and took the doors and roof off on the side. He met us at the airport on time and was there for drop off when we met him at the airport to go home. The jeep worked very well and we couldn't have had more fun of a ride!
Christina D. - October 22, 2017
Nissan Frontier 2012
Brent is such an Amazing person. He was able to make us comfortable for our first trip to Kona. Very knowledgeable and was able to pick is up and take us back to the airport.
Pauline K. - September 13, 2017
Ford Mustang 2015
Definitely the best way to see Kona
Thomas B. - September 3, 2017
Nissan Rogue 2016
It was a pleasure to drive Zhenya’s Nissan Rogue, nice car with every plus, not comparable to basic rented cars. Zhenya was a perfect renter, fast response a very easy pick-up and drop off at Kona airport, thanks to her staff. Mahalo and Aloha!
Giorgio P. - August 23, 2017
Toyota Highlander 2012
Bill handled the rental for Mark so I never met Mark. Bill was awesome. I called him the night before our arrival and clarified the pick up plan curbside at the airport. He was there early, picked us up, was friendly, showed us some sites in Kona, and even let us borrow some snorkeling gear. Wow, Bill is amazing. The car was extremely clean and worked perfectly.
Scott I. - August 20, 2017
Nissan Frontier 2012
great truck, great guy, even helped us with baggage...whats not to like! would highly recommend Brent to any Kona traveler.
David J. - August 18, 2017
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2016
Flexible, efficient and friendly communication. Josh left the car for us at the Kona airport parking lot with keys in a lock box, which was very convenienr. No issues with the car.
David B. - August 9, 2017
Kia Rio 2008
John-Mark made my trip so easy! Pick up and return to and from the airport meant I had no dramas at the beginning and end of my trip. The car was low key but perfect for what I needed - a way to get from A to B. Being a smaller vehicle, it also meant it was much easier to navigate the winding roads and tiny parking spaces of Kona!
Judith S. - July 20, 2017
Infiniti QX4 2001
John's Infiniti was perfect for cruising around the big island. We flew into Kona and John was flexible with time and pick up/drop off right at the airport. The vehicle drove better than most modern rentals you would find. Four of us enjoyed the car comfortably.
John N. - July 12, 2017
Toyota Camry 2005
Jeffrey was incredibly helpful and flexible and kind, and the car was perfect for our needs going back and forth from Kona to Hilo a few times during our stay. Comfortable, clean, huge trunk, great AC, perfect!! Will definitely book again when we need a car! Thanks, Jeffrey!!
JoAnna N. - July 12, 2017
Dodge Grand Caravan 2017
We are so grateful that we found Shirley's van through Turo - it provided the room and the price that our family needed for our trip! We flew into Kona and Shirley met us at the airport, and from there we went on our way for our island adventure. We had a little incident with a place we were staying, and decided to extend out trip for a day and were able to work out that extension with Shirley. Overall, it was a great rental and we were happy that we had this van to zip around the island for our stay.
Summer L. - July 7, 2017
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
This was my first time with Turo and it worked out great. We were met at the airport by Brian as arranged and he had a clean and in perfect working condition car waiting for us. It was a great experience right down to returning the car. Anyone needing a nice car in Kona, I would highly recommend you call Brian, I know I will next time in town. Ed K
Ed K. - June 4, 2017
Honda Odyssey 2004
Renting Jeffrey's van was THE best! He is super friendly and makes it very conviente to rent! He met us at the airport at the designated time and it was perfect! The car works perfectly and we felt very safe everywhere we went. With all the adventuring to do and lots of driving on this big island you can't not get this car! Anybody considering renting a car needs to stop the consideration and just rent from Jeffrey! 10/10 would rent again in a heartbeat! Thanks Jeff!
Berkley L. - May 31, 2017
Infiniti Q50 2014
Joe's Infiniti was a wonderful addition to our vacation. Car was comfortable and pickup at KOA was convenient. Joe provided us tons of recommendations, and was communicative throughout the rental. Highly recommended.
Jacob B. - April 27, 2017
Nissan Versa Note 2016
This was our first time using Turo, and it won't be our last. It was very easy and convenient. The car worked great! My husband and I drove the car for a week and only used half a tank. When we filled up at the end of our trip it was only $14... Can't beat that! The car was clean and ran awesome! Andy was very professional and friendly, we will recommend his Nissan Versa Note to any friends and Family that visit Kona! Thanks again for an awesome experience !
Katelyn B. - April 13, 2017
Scion tC 2006
Yuni was great, although Turo drop the ball in helping me with a previous cancellation, she was great and her husband as well. The car has lots of power to get up the steep hills around Kona and was great on gas.
Katherine S. - February 17, 2017
Kia Rondo 2007
Josh picked us up at Kona airport. The car was in good shape. We had it for 10 days. One morning the battery was dead. I called Josh and he said he had a quick jump battery charger in the car. We got it started, no problem. After determining the battery was bad, we changed it out at an auto parts store. Josh paid over the phone. Quick and easy! We circumnavigated the island with our adventure supplies. We had beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, coolers and our suit cases in the car. Perfect for two or three people and lots of gear. Rear seats fold forward individually. It gets great gas mileage! Josh was keen to get the car to us and back from us at our convenience. Excellent first experience for us using Turo. Thank you Josh!
Kara H. - February 8, 2017
Hyundai Accent 2016
Joshua’s car was perfect for our trip! Joshua was very helpful, nice and fast at communicating. I would use his car again!
Rebecca F. - July 20, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2005
Judah was on it for sure! Everything was what he said. Jeep was sitting at airport waiting on us. Thx again
Gabriel L. - July 19, 2018
Toyota Sequoia 2005
Everything went great! Plenty of room for our whole family and super useful.
Peter T. - July 19, 2018
Dodge Dart 2015
Tony was waiting for us when we got off the plane and dropped me off at my check in counter. He’s easy to work with and I will definitely be calling him again! Mahalo!!
Rebecca T. - July 18, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2011
Everything went well 👍 No complaints.
Inge P. - July 17, 2018
Subaru Legacy 2013
Liz was easy and wonderful to work with!
Terri S. - July 17, 2018
Nissan Rogue 2017
The car was great and the pickup and drop off at the airport is always much easier then using the rental services. The chairs were a nice bonus.
Tate B. - July 15, 2018
Toyota Highlander 2017
Bill was SO accommodating with our rentals of the gorgeous 2017 Highlander. It was an absolute pleasure to drive. Meeting Bill was terrific. Sharing beach equipment was an added bonus. His wealth of knowledge of everything Big Island was greatly appreciated.
Patricia R. - July 15, 2018
Toyota RAV4 2018
My first time trying Turo was amazing! Many thanks to Jeffrey who took care of everything and was very flexible. Great car! Great owner!
Ellen H. - July 14, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2015
The Jeep was amazing. We got compliments everywhere we went. Ryan was great and super accommodating, he picked us up at the airport literally last minute even though I had noted the pickup location as elsewhere. I truly recommend renting from Ryan.
Cindy R. - July 14, 2018
Toyota Prius 2016
First time renting through Turo and I love it! Jeffrey met me at the airport parking lot across from the baggage claim. Easy process and drop off as well! Would definitely recommend to all my friends and family! Thank you!
Maria B. - July 13, 2018
Toyota Sienna 2014
very pleased, car was great, Lanesa was a delight picking us up and taking us back to the airport. No hassles, surprises,m or quirks. Would certainly use Levi again.
David J. - July 13, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2011
John was super chill and laidback. The Jeep itself was very clean. He did notify us that there were a few dings and scratches but it was really minor. Overall, everything was all good!
Kiana M. - July 13, 2018
Toyota Highlander 2017
Easy pick up and return. Vehicle was exactly as represented. Definitely recommend.
Jim S. - July 12, 2018
Toyota Tundra 2004
Josh was all about making this rental simple and as much of a blessing as he could. His customer service is top notch and his communication is excellent!
Matt V. - July 12, 2018
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2016
Had a great trip back home! Wouldn’t have had the awesome time I had if it wasn’t for Josh. Thanks again so much man, means a lot!
Joseph W. - July 12, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2006
The jeep was perfect for the island and Judah was a great renter. Very responsive and friendly. It truly made our trip that much better!
Frank G. - July 11, 2018
Jeep Wrangler 2014
Jeep was awesome, Ryan was available when we needed him, thank you again
Allen H. - July 11, 2018

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