Scion car rental alternatives in Chicago, IL

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The many faces of Chicago are enough to keep you entertained, educated, and enjoying life for days on end. Head down the river on an architectural boat tour, fill up on tacos in Pilsen, and hit a world-class comedy show — that’s just one day in Chicago.

With a plethora of interactive museums, a thriving live music scene, and over 50 neighborhoods to explore, maximize your time by booking a Chicago car rental alternative so you can spin around town and pack in the fun.

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Chicago has been a bustling city for centuries, so get in your Chicago car rental alternative for a taste of the past and the present. When you’re maxed out on big attractions, don’t forget to see what’s brewing around the corner in your neighborhood.

Millennium Park

Head over to The Loop to see Anish Kapoor’s famed Cloud Gate sculpture (known fondly as The Bean) and the striking Crown Fountain, then catch one of the park’s free shows.

Wrigley Field

The ivy-covered walls of the Chicago Cubs’ legendary stadium give it that old-school baseball vibe, but with all of the quality concessions that make a luxurious day at the ball game.

The Green Mill

Originally established in 1907, it’s one of the oldest and most beautiful bars in the city, and you can still sidle in for excellent jazz and poetry slams.

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Hit the road

When you’ve had your share of Chi-town adventures, rev the engine in your Chicago car rental alternative and see what the surrounding Chicagoland area has to offer.

Starved Rock State Park

Hop in your Chicago car rental alternative for the quick 100-mile drive to this beautiful park, well-known for its many dramatic sandstone canyons and waterfalls carved about by glaciers.

Indiana Dunes National Park

Make the hour and a half drive to the southern shores of Lake Michigan in a Chicago car rental alternative to find pristine beaches, towering sand dunes, and wild marshland.

Milwaukee, WI

Smaller than Chicago, but arguably just as fun, Milwaukee is home to all variety of festivals and museums, proud sports teams, and renowned breweries — and it’s only a two-hour drive north in a Chicago car rental alternative.

Average ratings in Chicago (4.8 stars)

Daniika
Scion xD 2008
Christian was great and we were so thankful to rent his car for our camping trip. Pick up and Drop off was a breeze and the option to pay a little bit extra to drop the car off dusty and not have to worry about cleaning was sooo convenient. Thanks Christian! This car was perfect for our needs we would recommend highly.
Daniika V. - July 2, 2019
Jennifer
Scion xD 2008
Really easy to pick up and car was immaculate, he was very nice and reliable would definitely rent from him again 😊
Jennifer H. - July 18, 2019
David
Scion xB 2015
Working in Chicago area for a few days required two different hotels and few extra trips to clients. Turo worked out to be less than the same drives on Uber/Lyft. Eric was punctual and is a great communicator. Very easy to work with. Our flight into ORD was badly delayed and he made the whole process easy and simple. The Scion looks brand new, very clean , easy to drive and help luggage nicely. Toll pass on dash made zipping through toll booths a breeze.
David K. - June 30, 2018
Suzanne
Scion tC 2006
As usual Christiaan was great to work with. The Scion is great for just running around. No bells or whistles but easy to park.
Suzanne B. - July 1, 2019
victor
Scion iQ 2012
Awesome first experience. Quick replies and reliable car and really good on gas . Can't ask for more
Victor E. - July 3, 2019
Sydney
Scion iQ 2012
I loved all the detailed instructions and FYIs with helpful information. I also really appreciated the flexibility in timing and responses. It was a good price which I really appreciate since I need it more so to get somewhere and back with very little driving in between. Wished it was a lil closer to where I worked or lived but will def likely rent again. Thanks again Christian.
Sydney S. - July 3, 2019
Victoria
Scion xD 2008
Christiaan was so easy to work with! Trip went great. Would definitely rent from Christiaan again!
Victoria B. - July 22, 2019
Evan Snyder
Scion iQ 2012
Easy to work with for my first time renting!
Evan Snyder C. - July 22, 2019
Robert
Scion iQ 2012
Great car, simple rental, recommended!
Robert F. - September 19, 2018
Laura
Scion tC 2006
We went for almost 2 week trip and were satisfied- Christiaan was willing to explain everything and help. Thanks a lot!
Laura S. - July 1, 2019
AnnJeanette
Scion iQ 2012
Christiaan was super easy to work with and easy to get a hold of. Would recommend! Thanks Christiaan!
AnnJeanette I. - July 2, 2019
Raymond
Scion xB 2005
Was very happy with the rental. He was extremely flexible and responded immediately. Even during the trip. If you're in Chicago I would definitely give him a look.
Raymond H. - May 28, 2019
Atra
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was wonderful to rent from! Very communicative and the car is kept so well. Thanks!
Atra A. - May 8, 2019
Brenda
Scion tC 2006
The car is fun but the renter is AMAZING, super easy, very kind and professional. Car is a gas saver, very reliable and easy to handle. Would definitely rent again.❤️🚗
Brenda R. - May 5, 2019
Dina
Scion xD 2008
Christiaan was awesome and super understanding when I locked my purse in the car at the end of the trip. Car was easy to drive and pickup/return was simple. Will definitely rent again in the future from him and it forget my purse next time :)
Dina H. - May 20, 2019
Adam
Scion xB 2015
First time using TURO. Wanted a vehicle that was used several times. Made sure to read the write ups about ERIC and his vehicles. ERIC was a perfect host. He made sure vehicle, time, experience was perfect. Vehicle Scion XB perfect ride, saves on fuel, a lot of room. I read how his clients love his vehicles and him. I say the same. I will ride with TURO and Eric again. I do not trust rent a car businesses. They give you tires with low tread, engine problems, and stained seats. Rent from an owner of a vehicle. They care for that car like it was a limousine.
Adam W. - May 6, 2018
Simon
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was super responsive, the car ran well, and pick up/drop off was a breeze.
Simon W. - May 1, 2019
Kevin
Scion xB 2005
Lovely little car to get you from here to there. Great value. Easy to talk to, easy pick up. Good travels!
Kevin C. - May 11, 2019
Azsha
Scion tC 2006
Great experience! Christiaan was easy to work with. Communication was prompt and everything was as expected. Would rent from Christiaan again!
Azsha M. - May 3, 2019
Devin
Scion xB 2005
Great car to get around in . We extended our trip, Christiaan made the process super simple.
Devin R. - May 6, 2019
Bill
Scion xB 2015
Renting from Eric was great. I will check the availability of his vehicles the next time I need a car in Chicago.
Bill C. - June 18, 2018
Boris
Scion iQ 2012
Thank you for that great little scion, and the smooth renting process!
Boris N. - March 2, 2019
Juwan
Scion iQ 2012
I was mostly using the car for food deliveries and a few errands around the city. Christiaan was very thoughtful and put in a phone mount with the car. It drives really smooth and is very easy to park in Chicago. I’ll definitely be using his vehicle again!!!
Juwan L. - March 28, 2019
Sagar
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan's Scion tC worked perfectly well, he was easy to communicate with, the location is easy to get to, and pickup/dropoff was as easy as can be. I'd highly recommend renting Christiaan's Scion.
Sagar S. - April 3, 2019
Ian
Scion xD 2008
Great car, quick communication, easy check in and return. Looking forward to renting again with Christiaan! Rent with confidence!
Ian H. - March 14, 2019
Angelica
Scion tC 2006
Always amazing when I get to rent from Christiaan! He is so reliable, his cars are awesome and he is very cool. Literally made every trip I had incredible!
Angelica C. - January 28, 2019
Sachayra
Scion xD 2008
Renting from Christiaan is always a pleasure. Communication is always 100% and cars are always in shape.
Sachayra C. - March 12, 2019
Hunter
Scion xD 2008
Very quick to accept my request and great communication throughout my trip. Thanks, Christiaan!
Hunter K. - June 22, 2019
JOYCE
Scion iQ 2012
I'm new to turo but Christiaan was extremely patient and helpful.
JOYCE M. - June 17, 2019
Kenia
Scion iQ 2012
It was my first time using Turo everything went great. Easy pickup and drop off. Christian was really helpful and easy to work with.
Kenia E. - May 13, 2019
Carlos
Scion tC 2006
Will glady rent from Christiaan again. Great car, very responsive and convenient!
Carlos L. - May 28, 2018
Ivan
Scion tC 2006
Well we have some issues with communication I have deal with about three different people for the pick and return which it make it really difficult to return car she was late never got to meet her in person to return car so I left car at a parking lot in the airport in ohare I am still waiting for reply if she got her car I also left her 20 dollar cash so she can pay for parking which they charge 2 dollars an hour . I recommend her but make sure they stay clear for delivery and return so you not have any inconvenience hope she let me know she got her car .
Ivan C. - April 6, 2018
Katrina
Scion xB 2005
Great experience! As my first time to this site, Christiaan was very nice and responded quickly. It was easier than I thought it was going to be as far as picking up the car and returning it. I will definitely rent again with Christiaan!
Katrina H. - April 1, 2018
Jelisa
Scion xB 2005
This was an easy and super convenient rental! For the size of the car, it was super easy to park.
Jelisa P. - May 5, 2018
Joseph
Scion xB 2005
Perfect car for short trips! I’d definitely rent with him again!
Joseph J. - January 31, 2018
Benjamin
Scion xB 2013
Greg was a class act Turo host. Everything was super easy and communicative. Car was great. Thanks Greg. I would definitely rent from you again.
Benjamin M. - February 2, 2018
Chase
Scion xB 2015
Eric was very easy to communicate with. He even helped us get another last minute car after plans fell through with the other car we were supposed to get. I would highly recommend renting through eric to anyone!
Chase T. - March 20, 2018
Rebecca
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was great! He made pick up and drop off super easy, and the cars were all in great shape. He was even flexible with letting me rent another of his cars when I needed to extend for a day.
Rebecca M. - March 22, 2018
Joe
Scion xB 2015
Eric was great. Car was exactly as described, he was a perfect communicator which was incredibly helpful for this new Turo renter.
Joe G. - June 9, 2018
Michelle
Scion tC 2006
Getting and dropping off the car is made easy!! Will for sure rent again!
Michelle F. - June 23, 2018
Morgan
Scion iQ 2012
Great little car and easy to rent from Christiaan.
Morgan C. - July 13, 2018
Nicholas
Scion tC 2006
Another great rental from Christiaan! Great car, incredible gas mileage, and surprisingly spacious! Christiaan is also conveniently just off the CTA blue line and a flexible host! Would definitely recommend.
Nicholas A. - August 6, 2018
Jacob
Scion xB 2005
Christiaan made my first rental with Turo a great one. He’s an excellent communicator and was very helpful. The car gave me no problems and was everything I expected. Definitely a great experience renting from Christiaan.
Jacob M. - August 6, 2018
E.
Scion tC 2010
The owner is respectful and very helpful, the car was clean and had a full tank when i arrived for pick up. Any questions i had, Georgy answered them, i would not have a problem renting from this owner again. Great car, with a little kick.
E. W. - August 14, 2018
Stephanie
Scion xD 2008
Fell in love w this car, it’s fast & lightweight and still has a lot of room for gear. Was perfect for my camping trip. Also Chris is one cool ass dude. Rent from him!
Stephanie J. - August 21, 2018
Aaron
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was a great communicator and made the whole process very smooth. The car itself ran well enough and worked for my needs. Would rent again.
Aaron S. - September 3, 2018
Nick
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was great and doing this was much more convenient and less expensive than traditional car rentals or Uber
Nick M. - October 24, 2018
Joan
Scion xD 2008
My experience was amazing and I’m glad that I made this reservation. The pick up and return location was perfect. The car I rented was clean and I had a marvelous time.
Joan M. - November 1, 2018
Chelsea
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan is my favorite person to rent from on Turo. pick up/drop off is so easy and the cars are always tidy/on a full tank of gas.
Chelsea T. - October 21, 2018
Emma
Scion xD 2008
Car was in good condition and clean, Christiaan was very helpful in getting me on board with the rental as a first time Turo user! Do recommend!
Emma S. - November 5, 2018
Christina
Scion xB 2006
This was a great trip! Greg was very accommodating on such short notice. I think I would have been helpful to have instructions on where to leave the keys and some expectations of the return before the trip started but all in all - would highly recommend Greg’s car for use. Also the Scion has GREAT mileage 😍
Christina A. - November 5, 2018
Karen Sue
Scion iQ 2012
Christiaan was an absolute pleasure to work with! He's very nice and down to earth, quick to respond, excellent communication, flexible, and very reliable. Entire process was smooth and effortless. Will definitely rent again. Highly recommend!
Karen Sue H. - February 25, 2019
Ellice
Scion xD 2008
The car was clean and ran well. I had no problems. Christiaan communicated with me for pickup and drop off.
Ellice R. - March 25, 2019
Kelinazantra
Scion xD 2008
Made the rental quick and easy
Kelinazantra B. - March 21, 2019
Charlie
Scion xB 2005
Christiaan was easy to work with and very communicative. Car worked fine.
Charlie M. - March 27, 2019
Rasahn
Scion tC 2006
Great car. Ran smoothly. Good communication from the host
Rasahn A. - March 27, 2019
Nicholas
Scion xB 2005
Easy pickup and return, Christiaan is very communicative, always great renting from him.
Nicholas D. - March 14, 2019
Heather
Scion xD 2008
Reliable, fuel-efficient & not too far away. Would rent again.
Heather F. - March 17, 2019
Sara
Scion tC 2006
This car is not the Ritz by any means but it serves well as a commuter vehicle the heat alone is awesome for Chicago winter weather. I'm grateful for that alone. Christiaan is an excellent host/owner communicates very well no language barriers and timely in his responses which is always appreciated. All in all a smooth hassle free trip. Due to his reliability I use only him while I visit Chicago for my biannual trips.
Sara D. - January 2, 2019
Oliver
Scion xD 2008
No problems, I would recommend Christiaan’s car to anyone.
Oliver B. - April 8, 2019
Ian
Scion xD 2008
As always, Christiaan was great to work with and the car was in great shape! Easy pickup/return, quick responses, and super convenient! Fun car too!
Ian H. - April 17, 2019
William
Scion xB 2005
Very cooperative and supportive owner. Highly recommended; I will certainly rent this car (or any car) from Christiaan again.
William F. - November 23, 2018
Shannon
Scion iQ 2012
Perfect and fun car for the city, and not too bad on a long drive. Just a little bumpy on the highway. Christiaan was easy to communicate with and the whole process was effortless! Would absolutely rent again.
Shannon B. - November 26, 2018
Bonifacio
Scion xB 2006
Greg was great in communication throughout the whole rental process of his car. Will definitely use him again.
Bonifacio R. - December 4, 2018
FRANK
Scion iQ 2012
First time renting a car on turo. Renting the car from Christiaan was really easy. Great car and really fast communication. Thank you for making the process easy.
FRANK Z. - December 5, 2018
Marjorie
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was SUPER patient with me when I thought there was an issue with the car but it was USER ERROR (I don’t drive much okay?!?) Will definitely rent from him again if he lets me. Thanks again!!! Marjorie
Marjorie W. - December 17, 2018
Andrea
Scion iQ 2012
The Scion IQ is tiny but a perfect vehicle.for a weekend camping trip for two. The back seat folds down for ample storage space and we didn't feel cramped at all. Bonus that you can park in many spaces in the city that others can't fit into! Christiaan's car was clean, filled fueled and ready at pickup. Communication was fast, friendly and convenient. Trip was a perfect experience!
Andrea K. - September 24, 2018
Lucas
Scion xB 2005
Christiaan is pro. Great communication, very easy transaction. The xB is a great alternative to renting an oversized Uhaul van for running errands. At it's price, it can't be beat! I'll be keeping this listing at the top of my favorites.
Lucas S. - September 30, 2018
William
Scion xB 2005
This was my first use of any car-sharing system. Christiaan was very responsive in communication throughout my trip; he even messaged me early in the trip that he has a system installed in the car to notify him whenever there is a problem with the car, advised me of an issue (check engine light had come on), and of a likely cause (prior renter may not have tightened the gas cap, and asked me to check its tightness at the next opportunity), and that he could not reset the error until I returned the car, but that it would not affect the operation of the car. Very satisfied with his responsiveness at all hours. Very accommodating owner. Thank you! Will rent from him again.
William F. - October 2, 2018
Cashe
Scion xD 2008
Response was very quick, communication was the best, and drop off and pick up was easy and simple. I would definitely rent again. Thanks again.
Cashe G. - February 9, 2019
Chanelle
Scion xD 2008
Christian is the absolute best this is my second time time renting I’m him and it won’t be my last. He is great and the process is seamless from start to finish.
Chanelle W. - March 5, 2019
Laura
Scion xD 2008
I've rented from Christiaan a bunch of times now and he's never failed to be responsive and reliable, always with easy pickup & return.
Laura S. - October 8, 2018
George
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan was very accommodating and easy to work with. Car drove nicely. We would definitely work with him again.
George B. - April 2, 2018
Meredith
Scion iQ 2012
Everything went smoothly with Christiaan’s car. Super easy! Nice, clean car! I’d definitely recommend it.
Meredith L. - April 6, 2018
Megan
Scion xB 2005
Great trip from beginning to end, Christiaan is friendly, informative, and professional. It was a breeze to borrow his car. Thanks!
Megan T. - April 5, 2018
Hubart
Scion iQ 2012
Christiaan was very professional and has a solid system worked out for picking up the vehicle. I got a response in less than 10 minutes confirming the trip. The Scion itself was clean and ready to go when I arrived. It is tiny, that's for sure, but it is a dream to parallel park and worked perfectly for the running around that we needed to do. There was no trouble finding parking to drop it off when we were finished. All around, this was a great experience. Thanks so much for making this easy!
Hubart M. - April 8, 2018
Julian
Scion tC 2006
The car worked better than last time
Julian V. - April 5, 2018
Charles
Scion iQ 2012
This was a fun drive and as others have said, parallel parking is a breeze. Haha. I'd definitely rent this little baby again. 👍🏾👍🏾
Charles B. - April 14, 2018
Courtney
Scion xB 2006
This was such a wonderful experience. I absolutely appreciate Greg’s communication and friendliness. I needed to adjust my pick up time due to a work situation and Greg was able to accommodate, and I am very thankful for that! The car was good, and no problems. Will use again. Thanks Greg!
Courtney R. - April 29, 2018
Chelsea
Scion tC 2006
Christiaan made the whole process so smooth and was great at getting back to me on messenger ! Will definitely rent through him again in the future !
Chelsea T. - May 1, 2018
Bich
Scion iQ 2012
I love the car and Christiaan is so nice thank you ;)
Bich P. - May 19, 2018
Dakota
Scion tC 2007
A great trip, car was easy to pickup and drop off!
Dakota S. - March 30, 2018
Stephen
Scion tC 2006
Top-class service - reposonse time, efficiency, literally everything. Highly recommend Christiaan and Red Line Rentals!
Stephen R. - March 31, 2018
Michael
Scion tC 2006
Easy pickup, drop off, and communication. Would rent from him again!
Michael K. - March 30, 2018
ROSALIE
Scion iQ 2012
My first time using Turo and Christiaan has been absolutely amazing to deal with. He was so quick to respond to my hundreds of questions and he was really helpful and informative. While I was using the car a crack developed in the windscreen and he was really nice about it and very understanding. Thanks for making my first time with Turo a positive experience despite the windscreen! :) Best things about the car are the turning circle and the size, so easy to reverse park!
ROSALIE G. - May 26, 2018
Jonathan
Scion tC 2006
Third time renting from Christian. Always awesome to deal with him. I highly recommend renting from him.
Jonathan J. - May 30, 2018
Lawrence
Scion tC 2006
Great car! Treat it with respect!
Lawrence B. - February 23, 2018
Tequila
Scion xB 2005
I enjoy renting from Christiaan!!! Very helpful
Tequila W. - March 1, 2018
Jake
Scion xB 2005
Christiaan makes the whole process very easy! The car is great and did exactly what I needed it to do!
Jake M. - March 2, 2018
Tequila
Scion xB 2005
Always good when I rent from Christiaan. Will be renting again soon.
Tequila W. - March 20, 2018

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Illinois Route 66

Built in 1926, this historic drive still boasts some sections of brick-paved road, and for a blast from the past, pull your Chicago car rental alternative into a retro diner or filling station.

Galena, IL

Head 150 miles east from Chicago to find this hilly area full of stunning vistas and exciting twists and turns that will let your Chicago car rental alternative show its stuff.

Spoon River Valley

Hop in your Chicago car rental alternative and drive west along the Illinois River for the 140-mile scenic drive into the Spoon River Valley. You’re bound to find antiques, festivals, and homemade treats along the way.