Honda car rental alternatives in San Diego, CA

Get beached in San Diego

Get beached in San Diego

It’s always a perfect day in San Diego — however you like to vacation. The city is known for its immaculate, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, take your San Diego car rental alternative for a spin to check out the bevy of museums in town that offer an array of exciting experiences, equally thrilling to adults and kids.

San Diego favorites

The secret to making the most of San Diego is simply to enjoy the outdoors. So catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, dip in the water, and when you’re indoors, don’t forget to pause at the windows.

Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to several museums, theaters, and restaurants, Balboa Park is much more than your average city green. Absorb San Diego’s culture and legendary sunshine.

Cabrillo National Monument

There are many ways to do the beach, but nothing beats wandering the tidepools and meeting all the sea creatures. You’ll need a San Diego car rental alternative to get down to the shore, then wait for low tide.

USS Midway Museum

In Downtown San Diego, this retired aircraft carrier gives you a taste of the Top Gun life. Hang out on the flight deck, explore the aircraft, and test your fortitude in the flight simulator.

Skip the rental car counter
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your San Diego car rental alternative on Turo to cruise out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastline, and head into the mountains or desert for an entirely different southern California experience.


Take the hour drive north in your San Diego car rental alternative to take in the famously beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, explore the lagoons, or go wild at Legoland.

Borrego Springs

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and discover the unique collection of sculptures tucked into the landscape. Take on the two hour drive in your San Diego car rental alternative.


Known for its apple orchards, steer your San Diego car rental alternative an hour into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of the town’s 1870s gold mine.

Average ratings in San Diego (4.8 stars)

Honda Accord 2016
Patrick was very accommodating! We loved the car because we also have a Honda Accord so it was like driving our own. Thanks Patrick! Will definitely rent again if we’re in San Diego again!
Angela E. - January 21, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Our week long trip with Patrick’s Honda was perfect. The car was very clean, comfortable, roomy and sporty with all the e-options. The owner Patrick was punctual courteous and engaging. Would not hesitate to rent from him again our next trip to San Diego. We Rate this adventure an A+.
Eric P. - March 20, 2019
Honda Fit 2018
Thach Honda Fit is amazing! I made a mistake on the reservation but Thach was flexible with checking in/out the car. You have the choice to either save gas with Eco option or step on the gas when you’re on the California freeways. The car is easy to drive and has everything anyone would need. We would highly recommend Tach car to anyone. Next time we are in San Diego, we will rent Thach’s Honda Fit.
Javier Y. - March 12, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
Superb communication skills and pick up and drop off were a breeze. Absolutely loved driving Patrick’s Honda. Clean looks and incredible gas mileage. Will definitely reach out and see if his car is available the next time I return to San Diego.
Philip M. - December 3, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Chris's Honda Accord was a wonderful ride! He really takes good care of the car. The car drove like new. It had instant acceleration, no squeaky brakes, and no sputtering transmission. when I received the car it was Superiorly clean and he has great gas mileage. I drove from San Diego to Disneyland and back to San Diego all on the initial full tank of gas. communicating with Chris was good too. whenever I found a problem with the car he did his research and got back to me with an answer within the hour. an overall great experience! I definitely recommend him for all your trips, and i will definitely do business with him again.
Breanna R. - July 27, 2018
Honda Fit 2010
Great car! Served me well in San Diego
Rebecca M. - September 8, 2018
Honda Fit 2010
Great communication! The car was clean and full of gas. It was easy to drive and compact (easy to parallel park). I had a slight issue (my fault) I contacted Jaden and he answered immediately and resolved my issue within 20 minutes. I’ll be looking to rent from Jaden again when I come back to San Diego.
Heidi R. - June 22, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Amazing car and Yazan was an amazing/flexible host after my initial rental broke down on my San Diego visit.
Shawnette S. - March 12, 2018
Honda Civic 2018
Karris car was great to me over my vacation. It was great on gas, an attractive looking car and very clean. Pick up and drop off was convenient and he was very courteous. We will definitely have him in mind again when needing a car in San Diego.
Darius D. - June 26, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
Christopher was super easy to work with and the car was perfect for cruising around San Diego. Would definitely try to rent with Christopher again.
Cole E. - March 5, 2018
Honda Accord 2017
Joshua always responded within minutes and was very flexible with pickup and return. The car was very clean and met all our needs in San Diego
Jeffrey H. - July 30, 2018
Honda Civic 2017
Nice car and the price was great to explore San Diego for a few days. Easy pick up and drop off. Thanks!
Whitney N. - June 2, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Chris had a great car to drive around San Diego and was also a really cool guy in general, my flight got canceled and he worked with me on it so that I could still be able to use the car when I got there. Definently someone who I would rent from again. 👍🏾
Jarrett L. - May 23, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
Next time I come to San Diego I’ll definitely be looking for Chris! He was very flexible and easy to communicate with. Car was in great condition for getting around town. Thanks a ton Chris!!
De'Andre G. - April 17, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
This was my first time to rent a car from Turo. I was worried, but the communication with Pinky was very easy and the process was smooth. The car was really clean and fun to drive. Definitely recommend this car.
ATOMU W. - July 1, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
This was our first experience with Turo and first trip to San Diego. Christopher made it so easy! He worked with our late arrival and early departure. The car was great on gas mileage and perfect for our family!
Jason B. - June 3, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Chris was very professional! He made sure I understood how Turo operated because I was a first time Turo customer. Next time I am in the San Diego area I would definitely do buisness with Chris.
Aurelio H. - November 2, 2018
Honda Fit 2009
Car worked perfectly for a short trip. It is easy to drive, easy to find, no problems with pickup or return. Much better than going to the airport rental car center
Eric P. - June 17, 2019
Honda Civic 2018
Car was great and Karris was able to accommodate a slight change in pickup and drop off times. I would definitely rent again!
Jason T. - June 17, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
Robert's little Honda was just what I needed to get around for the week. Since it was just me, I didn't need a lot of room, and I appreciated that it was good on gas because I did a fair bit of driving to and from appointments. The car was clean and Robert was especially easy to coordinate with. The best part was that, because it's compact, I could park the Fit practically anywhere!
Annelise S. - July 1, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Real easy experience from Patrick, in and out in a blast and enjoyed the car. I would definitely rent from Patrick Again..
Amani E. - July 2, 2019
Honda Accord 2007
Aaron is the best car owner that I have ever met on Turo. His Honda Accord is elegant but powerful. Really miss those days spent with his car.
Chenghao Z. - July 3, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Eric was fantastic. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great deal on a reliable rental.
Zachary W. - June 19, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Brian was really nice. Also very clean and nice car
Jaclyn N. - June 27, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
I took my little family around SD with Ms. Pinky's ride & it was a smooth one. Easy to receive & return the vehicle & I tell you. I have one back home & this Honda civic will do you good on your trip. Enjoy folks!
Brandkief C. - July 11, 2019
Honda Accord 2007
The car is clean and drives great. Aaron was great to deal with. The whole process was smooth.
Mason N. - July 7, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Great car super clean and sunny was awesome
Brody T. - July 10, 2019
Honda Fit 2018
About the car - this car was great and perfect for our trip. Not only was the car compact and very clean, it was also spacious and very good on gas. I probably drove around the range of 120 miles and only half a tank of gas was used the WHOLE trip! Also the A/C was a life saver at times and and heat as well at night. This car is really all I could ask for from a rental car, in another city, and it was absolutely a cheaper alternative. Car is clean, trust worthy, and efficient. Would i highly recommend. In addition to recommending this car specifically, I highly recommend this renter. About the renter - Thach is an amazing Turo renter. He was very communicative and respectful. He made sure everything was great before letting us go and remained in good contact during our trip without being intrusive. He was very inviting, which as a first time Turo renter and first time San Diego tourist, it was very appreciated. When I return to San Diego, I will be sure to look up Thach to rent his vehicle again. Thanks again Thach! - K
Kevin F. - March 19, 2018
Honda Accord 2014
The Honda was a great car to explore the area in for 24 hours. It's super clean, kept in great condition and very easy to drive. Andy was super responsive and it was so easy to pick up and return. After a recent Turo rental in San Francisco where I could not for the life of me find a spot to park the car to return it, I was beyond thankful Andy had a dedicated parking spot for the return. That made such a huge difference and reduced my stress upon return!
Kate D. - May 13, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Brian was polite reliable and easily accommodating to us wanting to extend our use for a day!
Christopher C. - July 4, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Patrick was very easy to deal with I’ll definitely be using his services again!
Rolando B. - July 11, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Brian was an awesome host. Very flexible and kept great communication throughout the process.
Kenyon M. - July 16, 2019
Honda Civic 2015
Rachel picked us up at the airport and it was the most convenient car rental experience I've ever had! The Honda Civic was incredibly clean and super easy to drive around. It was the perfect car for our 9-day trip!
Andrew S. - April 4, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
Very professional and helpful. My first rental and he made sure it was hassle free. I recommend without any reservations to anyone needing a car for a few days
Anthony B. - May 14, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Eric takes great care of his car and the people who rent from him.
George C. - June 2, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Will definitely rent from pinky again when I get the chance. Her car is like new. She’s friendly, understanding, and replies within seconds when you need something from her. It’s a civic so it runs amazing on gas. Space in the car is abundant and the mileage is still low. I rented from her for two weeks and when I wanted to extend, she was willing to change her schedule up and work with me in order to help me out, truly grateful. If you’re contemplating on renting from her, just do it. 29 per day for a car that’s clean, runs great on gas with an awesome owner, nothing better. Thanks pinky!!
Teresa N. - May 22, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
This rental was so easy! Robert had the car ready for me right away. It was SUPER economical and smooth to drive. Without this price and this car it would have been so difficult for me to attend the class I needed to attend two hours away. Thank you so much Robert! Wonderful experience.
Christina R. - June 11, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
First time using Turo, and I loved how professional my host was. Loved her car, honestly makes me want a brand new civic with how smoothly it ran and how little gas I used, despite using about 80-100 miles during the trip. Will definitely be renting from her again.
Romel M. - June 12, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
First time Turo user and Eric made the experience very smooth. Great to communicate with and will definitely rent with him again.
Phoutsavang S. - April 22, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
Chris was very helpful. The car was very clean and ran great. The whole transaction was real smooth. Thanks Chris
Roger N. - April 20, 2019
Honda Accord 2014
Very easy going guy and made it seem less. Car was very clean and had no issues.
Corey P. - June 14, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Pinky is awesome! Great communication, very flexible, great car, and super clean! (Air freshener and car charger equipped). I highly recommend this host. Thanks Pinky!
Stephen N. - May 29, 2019
Honda Accord 2007
This was my first experience using Turo. It was super easy and Aaron made it go really smooth. An easy check in/check out process, extremely clean car, and Aaron was very responsive to messages. I will definitely use Turo again for future trips. :) Really great experience!
Abbie M. - June 6, 2019
Honda Accord 2015
Great car. Really enjoyed it throughout my trip. Very smooth and comfortable ride
Habeeb O. - May 27, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Pinky's car was perfect for a little weekend getaway my boyfriend & I just went on. The car was clean, spacious, easy to drive & great on gas mileage. Fell in love with it! Pinky was very quick to respond with any questions I had & very friendly. Thanks so much!
Kaley C. - June 4, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
Great little economical car. Reliable and responsive. Thank you
JL J. - June 9, 2019
Honda Accord 2007
Great renter. Great communication. A++++
Stephen N. - June 10, 2019
Honda Civic 2015
They were great to work with. Will definitely be renting with them again. Thank you
Adam Y. - June 12, 2019
Honda Civic 2018
Super easy and convenient to work with. Blue car easy to find!
Allen T. - June 13, 2019
Honda Clarity 2018
My husband and I had such a great time with Matt’s Honda Clarity. It was our first time driving a hybrid car and we enjoyed it so much we’re thinking about getting one in the near future - not to mention this one is brand new and very clean so could we not enjoy it?! Matt was great and our rental with him went smoothly! Would definitely rent from him again in the future. Thanks again, Matt!
Athena M. - January 4, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Everything about renting with Pinky was perfect! Her communication was very fast. I had to deliver the car a little late and she was totally understanding! I 1000% recommend you rent from her.
Na’Keida L. - April 1, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
Very nice, clean car! Levi let us keep the car a day longer due to a change in flights. Would definitely rent from him again!
Raley F. - February 24, 2019
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
Great communication and car, A++++ will rent from again!
Rafael R. - January 29, 2019
Honda Civic 2018
This rental was definitely worth it. Nice clean car and a great guy to work with.
Tallon E. - February 23, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Patrick did whatever he could do to make this trip convenient for me.
Iman M. - May 27, 2019
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Honda Civic 2016
An absolute pleasure to drive. Clean and spacious!! Pinky was amazing and very communicative every step of the way!!! I’ll book again whenever I’m in town.
Nontuthuzelo Georgina D. - June 11, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
It was a pleasure to rent from Chris. He accommodated me when I needed to extend my rental and has kept his car in great condition!
Chika A. - October 7, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Chris and Emily were very helpful. They recommend us places to go an have fun! The car was in excellent conditions, clean and easy to drive. We had a really good time here! Definitely I’m renting with Chris next time.
Renata V. - April 1, 2018
Honda Civic 2016
Pick up and drop off went smooth. Car was great and communication as well, will rent again from Yazan if needed.
Eliel R. - April 3, 2018
Honda Civic 2011
This is my second time using the Turo app and once again it exceeded my expectations! Randolph was very nice. Easy pick up and easy drop off. The Honda is good on gas mileage and an overall good car. I would definitely use him again!
Andrea A. - April 22, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Thanks so much!! You guys made my trip so much easier and worth it with letting me rent out the car..Will definitely rent again if I come to SD again😃
Zaina A. - April 24, 2018
Honda Civic 2017
This was just what I needed! Fast, clean and efficient! Don't walk to lot from airport...catch hotel shuttle and it will drop you off right across the street! Driver shouldn't mind...Tip well! Will rent again! Thanks Carlos!
Britney C. - May 10, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Chris was wonderful to rent from. He was super responsive and made the whole process efficient and easy for me. He even went out of his way to bring the car to a convenient location for me to begin my trip. He made my first experience with Turo an enjoyable one and I’ll definitely use the app again. I highly recommend renting a car from him.
Jordan Y. - January 26, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Renting from Chris was very easy and convenient! We picked up the car nearby the airport, and we had great communication from him and his wife. The car was very clean and enjoyable to drive!
Anna L. - February 13, 2018
Honda Civic 2016
Loved the car and working with Yazan was awesome and easy. Definitely would rent from him again and recommend to others. Thanks.
Jay W. - March 5, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
I really enjoyed renting from Chris! The car was clean and had been taken well care of. It was my first time and the whole process was amazing and hassle free, would definitely rent again!
Ebony N. - March 14, 2018
Honda Civic 2016
Great car! Yazan is very helpful and is easy to contact. I would definitely rent from him again in the future!
Mary F. - March 11, 2018
Honda Fit 2018
Great renter! Great little car to buzz around SD. I will be renting from him again.
Kyle C. - July 14, 2018
Honda Civic 2017
LUSO is the best! Rented the Honda Civic for some basic commuting while in town. Couldn’t have been easier!
Stephen K. - July 20, 2018
Honda Accord 2010
Chris and his wife were great! The car was washed and the gas tank was pre-filled prior to pickup. The pickup and return process were quick and easy. Will rent again!
David W. - August 2, 2018
Honda Civic 2016
Rodolfo was very quick to respond and answered all of my questions no matter how minor. This was comforting as a first time user of Turo. It was great to rent & drive his Honda particularly since they aren’t available from the regular rental agencies. A very nice experience overall!
Mark B. - August 27, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
He was amazing the easiest and cleanest car I have had yet!! Will rent again
Steven B. - October 19, 2018
Honda Fit 2009
Great car for our trip to Palm springs. Robert was such a laid back host it was the easiest turo rental experience I ever had. More than enough space for our luggage and the car is super responsive and quick in the city
Tenaiya B. - November 14, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
Patrick was fantastic. He made it quick and easy to pick up and drop off his car. He was accommodating to a last minute booking and had the car ready to go within an hour and a half of booking. Everyone should rent from Patrick.
Kealoha L. - November 17, 2018
Honda Accord 2007
Aaron provided an amazing experience for my first time with Turo. Communication was easy and his vehicle was extremely clean and well-kept. I will definitely be booking with Aaron for my future Turo rentals! Five stars.
Matthew V. - February 28, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Clean car, easy to find, Patrick communicated well ahead and end of the trip.
Amber I. - February 19, 2019
Honda Civic 2018
Seamless process with Emil and the car is wonderful - brand new!
Chelsea C. - March 1, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Patrick is a great communicator and made pickup and drop off incredibly quick and easy. His car was clean and fully gassed up and was a great ride!
Matthew W. - March 24, 2019
Honda Accord 2007
Aaron was awesome, car was new and clean. Will rent again. Thanks!!!
Tyler B. - January 2, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Eric was a great guy to rent from and we would totally rent from him again
George H. - March 31, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
Roberts car was smooth and easy to use. Plenty of room in it as well.
George C. - April 8, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
One of the most easy going turo trip I have ever had. Patrick makes the pick up and drop so effortless. He was flexible about extending as well, which is nice for someone who is always on the go. Love that the car was nice and pet friendly as well.
Sharokena K. - February 24, 2019
Honda Accord 2017
Awesome Guy! Had a last minute request and he took care of everything to make sure I had a great Holiday weekend. Will rent again! Thanks Josh!
Amani E. - November 24, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
I value efficiency and professionalism and I don’t know if it’s going to get any better than Patrick 🙂 car was comfortable for 1K miles, no issues and it was great to relax. I will definitely rent from Patrick again and I highly recommend that you do too!
Irma C. - November 27, 2018
Honda Civic 2006
Carone was amazing, the car esa in perfect condition and everything went grate. I will definetly rent again
Noah F. - December 7, 2018
Honda Accord 2018
We had and amazing weekend, the car is really nice I like the space and that is a hybrid is a plus
Fernando A. - January 28, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
Chris and Emily were great to work with. They were flexible, did a great job taking care of the car, and were very nice and easy to communicate with.
Alicia K. - January 25, 2019
Honda Accord 2012
Malesha is great. We both were first users of Turo and we both loved the app. The car is clean and runs well. A/C is cold. I Did not have any trouble with the car and it is comfy. I definitely would get the Honda again.
Ali A. - September 23, 2018
Honda Accord 2017
Wonderful car. Great look. Accommodating pickup and dropoff times in safe area.
Abdul K. - February 11, 2019
Honda Fit 2009
Pleasant experience and fun car
Steven C. - February 5, 2019

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Best San Diego driving roads

Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Take your car rental alternative north to catch ocean views from jagged cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming beach towns.

Palomar Mountain Loop

For this challenging, scenic mountain loop, navigate your car rental alternative northeast of San Diego to catch Highway 76 out of Temecula into the Cleveland National Forest for thrilling views.

Old Highway 80

Take your car rental alternative to see the ghost towns and abandoned ruins along this two-lane highway, built in 1956 to connect San Diego all the way east to Savannah, Georgia.