Scion car rental alternatives in San Francisco, CA

Leave your heart in San Francisco

Leave your heart in San Francisco

San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek, tech-hub, but what makes it beloved are its legendary pieces of history and the abundance of natural beauty.

When you’ve had your fill of fast-paced urban exploits and rewarding hill-climbs, book a San Francisco car rental alternative for adventures along the extraordinary coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods.

San Francisco favorites

Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.

Golden Gate Bridge

The iconic gateway to the west is striking and offers expansive views of the entire bay. Drive across the bridge in your San Francisco car rental alternative, or take it on foot to stop and gawk where you like.

Alcatraz Island

Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island to visit the site of the former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour for a greatest hits of celebrity inmates, and get a close look at life in a cell.

California Academy of Sciences

While San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is packed with attractions, both kids and adults are regularly wowed by the flora and fauna at the Academy’s rainforest and aquarium, plus the very real earthquake simulator.

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Hit the road

You could spend days exploring San Francisco, but the city is perfectly located to skip town in a car rental alternative from Turo, and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California.

Point Reyes & Tomales Bay

Head an hour and a half north along the coast in your San Francisco car rental alternative to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse.

Wine Country

Whether you choose the Napa, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley, book your San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo so you can make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.

Yosemite National Park

The grandeur of Yosemite’s giant granite cliffs, lush valley, and gushing waterfalls is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for a comfortable four hour drive into the mountains.

Average ratings in San Francisco (4.8 stars)

Nicolas
Scion iQ 2012
Tung’s Scion iQ was awesome. Extremely unique iQ with beautiful Italian Sparco wheels. The car handled like a dream and zipped around like a champ. My daily driver is a golf GTI and this little car proved itself time and time again. Parking is insane breeze. If you are visiting San Francisco do it in style with this Scion iQ.
Nicolas T. - January 14, 2019
Rudy
Scion xD 2011
Jeff’s car was perfect to get around San Francisco. Turo was great as well. Will definitely be using again.
Rudy G. - July 22, 2018
Gentaro
Scion FR-S 2016
Picking up car was done smoothly even though I was late because of slow immigration check the airport. Yony’s car Scion FRS is very clean, cool and very fun to drive. Driving by the car on a road to Yosemite National Park was so nice. Through all my trip, Yony is responsive and communicative so I didn’t feel any anxiety. I would recommend my friends in Tokyo to rent the car from Yony.
Gentaro S. - May 19, 2019
Kaitlin
Scion xD 2011
Jeff was great! I really appreciate how consistent and informative Jeff was throughout this rental process. Car was clean and in good condition! Perfect from driving around the peninsula. One thing to note is that the back left passenger door doesn’t respond to the key fob, so make sure that it is locked at all times!
Kaitlin R. - May 27, 2019
Jeremy
Scion iQ 2013
There were a couple of issues with the pick up but no fault to Nazir. He was accommodating and friendly. The car was left by the previous renter and I booked my reservation last minute so there wasn’t time to clean it, again no fault to Nazir. The car it self was just fine. No issues at all.
Jeremy W. - June 3, 2019
Victor
Scion iQ 2013
Nazir was a great host! Very accommodating as we had a last minute cancel from another rental, and Nazir delivered the car very timely. And the car was easy to drive and find parking around.
Victor F. - May 23, 2019
Satya
Scion FR-S 2016
Yony was responsive, flexible, and helpful. The car is well taken care of, clean, and drives well. Totally would recommend :)
Satya S. - May 27, 2019
Slavi
Scion xD 2011
Jeff is really easy to work with. Very detailed pick up drop off instructions. Will rent again!
Slavi S. - May 23, 2019
Jillian
Scion tC 2008
amazing car rental, super accommodating and perfectly working car!
Jillian G. - August 14, 2018
Kim
Scion xD 2011
Jeff was great to work with! Would definitely recommend!
Kim T. - May 17, 2019
Natalie
Scion xD 2008
Easy and convenient process! Nikola was very easygoing and pleasant to communicate with. Thanks!
Natalie T. - May 18, 2019
Jessie
Scion xD 2009
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure
Jessie F. - June 2, 2019
Mack
Scion xD 2008
Great car, easy communication and pick up/drop off. Would rent again!
Mack L. - March 20, 2019
Fabienne
Scion iQ 2012
Great communication and amazing car, easy to park! Will definitely rent from Tung again, thanks a lot!
Fabienne C. - April 26, 2019
Katherine
Scion iQ 2012
The car performed great, and communication was easy and efficient! Would rent again!
Katherine B. - May 6, 2019
Jeffrey
Scion xD 2010
I didn't meet Nikola in person, but he communicated well over the app. The Scion was clean and safe.
Jeffrey G. - March 29, 2019
Cameron
Scion xD 2010
Great, clean car. Nikola didn't even need to be there to unlock the car for us. Will definetly turo from Nikola again!
Cameron M. - April 16, 2019
Jess
Scion FR-S 2016
A beautiful car for a beautiful drive! Yony was a pleasure to work with.
Jess W. - April 28, 2019
Gracelyn
Scion xD 2010
Affordable, clean, and great communication from host. Highly recommend. Would rent again.
Gracelyn P. - April 24, 2019
Mack
Scion xD 2008
Fantastic rental again with Kodz. Thank you!
Mack L. - April 8, 2019
Mark
Scion xD 2009
Serhan was prompt and very clear in all communications with the car. This little car was perfect for my family trip. I’ll use him again. Cheers Mark
Mark H. - April 24, 2019
EJ
Scion iQ 2012
Doing u-turns on this thing was cake! Great little commuter car, would book again!
EJ L. - May 8, 2019
Krysral
Scion xD 2010
It was great on gas and small, so easy to park in the city. Great pickup location with Tartine around the corner! I will be renting from Nikola again!
Krysral W. - May 12, 2019
Amanda
Scion xD 2011
Jeff's Scion xD was perfect for our family trip around the Bay Area. The car was clean, easy to drive and good on gas. We had a great experience picking up from the Turo lot by the airport and Jeff was fast to respond. We would rent from Jeff again anytime.
Amanda W. - January 31, 2018
Jaquelyn
Scion xD 2011
Thanks for an easy ride :) We were not looking for the fast sports car or gas-guzzling SUV on this trip, so this Scion xD was just right! Because of such a great experience, we will definitely be looking forward to using Turo again.
Jaquelyn W. - September 19, 2018
Macklan
Scion iQ 2012
Great rental. The pick up and return was super easy and the car was clean and ran well. I’d definitely rent from Wade again.
Macklan C. - January 4, 2019
Jacob
Scion xD 2011
He was great from pickup to drop off. Any questions I needed he was there to answer. Thank you again Jeff if I’m ever back out here I will be using your vehicles.
Jacob T. - April 16, 2019
Jordan
Scion xD 2008
Great trip, easy and communicative.
Jordan G. - April 8, 2019
Madison
Scion xD 2009
This was our first time using Turo. Super easy and convenient. Would definitely do it again!
Madison S. - April 6, 2019
Zachary
Scion xD 2011
Jeff was awesome and communicated with me throughout the process! The Valet lot by the airport made everything so easy. You basically just walk in, pick up the keys and leave. Drop off is just as easy. They take care of taking pictures of the car, documentation, etc. The entire process was so easy, and I would highly recommend renting from Jeff.
Zachary S. - March 13, 2019
Jessie
Scion xD 2008
Communication was great and the ride was smooth.
Jessie F. - March 19, 2019
Megan
Scion iQ 2012
I rented Wade’s car for a road trip to Big Sur. Wade was easy to communicate with, and the car was clean and easy to drive! Would rent again.
Megan H. - January 7, 2019
Janice
Scion xD 2008
Nikola was extremely easy to communicate with and it made my first Turo ride an awesome experience. I didn't have any issues getting access into the car or returning it. I hope my future Turo rentals go this smoothly.
Janice S. - January 1, 2019
Raymunda
Scion xD 2010
Nikola is a great communicator. The car is a breeze, drives sweet, economical, parking easy. Look forward to renting again.
Raymunda T. - February 3, 2019
Samuel
Scion iQ 2012
Easy to pick up and fun to drive!
Samuel M. - May 8, 2019
Garrett
Scion xD 2010
This was my first Turo experience and Nikola made it really easy! He’s very responsive and makes sure to answer any questions promptly. Definitely coming back again soon
Garrett L. - May 13, 2019
Meaganne
Scion xD 2008
Nikola was very responsive, and his car is a great one to rent for SF! Perfect location for my stay as well. I will rent again if it’s available!
Meaganne M. - April 7, 2018
Elliot
Scion xD 2008
This was the easiest rental I’ve had. Kodz is quite accommodating and the car is well taken care of.
Elliot C. - May 7, 2018
James
Scion xD 2011
Jeff made it easy, again! I spent some time scrolling through cars trying to figure out which uses valet / charges etc and thought ''what am I doing?!'' . I rented from Jeff before, he made it super easy the first time so I messaged him and he immediately accommodated me. I know if use one of Jeff's cars it will be super fast, easy pick up from airport and dropoff, and a standard car w/ great pricing. He's the reason I use Turo, thanks for lending me your car :)
James N. - May 15, 2018
Skylar
Scion xD 2008
Nikola is very professional and organized. This was a very stressful weekend for me but he made the whole process of renting a car seamless so I was able to relax. Thanks again!
Skylar P. - May 27, 2018
Julian
Scion xD 2011
It is very convenient to have Jeff's Scion xD as the size of the car allowed us to find street parking that would otherwise not be available in a larger car. The car is more than roomy enough for two people or a family of four.
Julian A. - May 22, 2018
Shelley
Scion iQ 2012
Tung sang was great! It could not have been easier to rent from him. The car was a clean and he showed me how to operate everything in it. He answered my texts/emails promptly and I never had to worry that I wouldn’t get my car. I would rent again from him and would highly recommend him!
Shelley W. - May 22, 2018
Nathan
Scion xB 2010
Easy pick up and drop off. Car worked great. This is my 2nd rental and I will keep renting from Alex in the future, nothing but great experiences.
Nathan W. - February 20, 2018
Taylor
Scion FR-S 2014
Cool car, easy pickup near SFO using a lockbox on the car. Can’t recommend Jin and the Scion more.
Taylor V. - December 26, 2017
Stephen
Scion xD 2008
Nikola was great to deal with. Flexible and accommodating. The car is a nice little Scion, comes with an aux cable and is good for a weekend trip with a couple people or around town with 4. Would highly recommend Nikola and would use him in the future
Stephen C. - March 19, 2018
Jesse
Scion tC 2008
It was a great pleasure renting from Wenhao. Great communication line and a car to match that was very clean. We would rent again for sure!
Jesse R. - June 18, 2018
Basma
Scion iQ 2012
Easy, comfortable experience renting this cute car from Tung. It drove well and I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking for something small and efficient.
Basma F. - June 19, 2018
Veena
Scion iQ 2012
Tung was super nice and professional. Not to mention the great gas mileage I got from this car. I will most definitely rent from him again.
Veena R. - July 30, 2018
Daniel
Scion iQ 2012
Car was exactly as described and it drove great. Tung Sang gave quick and clear communication and guided me through the super easy pickup process. Would definitely rent again.
Daniel A. - July 30, 2018
A
Scion xD 2008
Fun zippy car. Good alignment. Well maintained. Responsive brakes. Not tight. Not lose. Rear right side light burnt out. Otherwise everything is in order. Responsive renter. Needed an easy quick rental and got that exactly. Thanks Nikola!
A S. - August 20, 2018
Marlisa
Scion iQ 2012
We had soo much fun with this little car! Its flexibel and easy and rides smooth and nicely. Also the pick up and return was flexibel, and Tung helped us out finding our way and not paying too much. We definitely recommend renting with Tung!
Marlisa W. - August 18, 2018
Steve
Scion xD 2009
great communication and great car
Steve W. - February 19, 2019
Alex
Scion xD 2010
Always a pleasure renting from Nikola!
Alex F. - March 15, 2019
Erhan
Scion xD 2009
This was one of the best rentals I had on Turo. Car is clean, owner is very punctual and communicative. I picked up the car without any problems. Car rides very smooth. Would love to rent again!
Erhan E. - September 30, 2018
Jesse
Scion xD 2009
Amazing host. I had a very late night pick up and the host went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule. Pick up is extremely convenient as is return. The car is remote unlocked and locked which helps in case you’re not sure what time exactly you will arrive. I had to extend and it was very easy. In addition, the car was clean and the rate is very reasonable. I will recommend this host to family and friends.
Jesse H. - February 4, 2019
Joshua
Scion iQ 2012
Quang’s car is an awesome little surprise! It is more roomy (leg room)than normal size cars. Plenty of space for a lot of luggage in the backseat. It is easy to drive. Quang was super helpful with drop off and pick up. Definitely recommend his car!
Joshua H. - February 13, 2019
Lawrence
Scion xD 2011
Totally professional crew at Turo Valet location, easy in & out and everything delivered on as promised. Jeff was great to work with, car ran like a dream. Do yourself a favor, just sign up with Jeff and leave your worries behind.
Lawrence N. - February 17, 2019
Eusebio
Scion xD 2008
Made everything super easy. Was very helpful and communicative. Only down side is that I didn’t realize there was no aux cord in the car (or at least I didn’t see one)
Eusebio M. - April 2, 2018
Justin
Scion xD 2008
Good, comfortable car, easy to drive
Justin B. - April 15, 2018
Gauthier
Scion xD 2008
Nikola is very nice and answers right away to any question. I highly recommend his car!
Gauthier D. - April 24, 2018
Ks
Scion xD 2011
Pickup and return are really easy and convenient. The car is pretty easy to use and in really good condition. My trip won't be that amazing without this car. Jeff is easy to communicate, highly recommend to everyone and will def come back for this car
Ks L. - May 7, 2018
Tomas
Scion iQ 2012
Awesome car, and great owner . Pick up / drop off was easy. Car worked perfect.
Tomas B. - June 2, 2018
Tyler
Scion xB 2010
Great trip to Napa and back when Mom was in town. Super value and a fun little car.
Tyler B. - January 24, 2018
Luis
Scion xD 2011
Very good car, very good owner
Luis C. - February 23, 2018
Douglas
Scion iM 2016
Outstanding experience. Larry was very timely and super friendly in communications. Car was great ...fantastic sound system, handles great, looks cool, and averaged over 30mpg. Thank you, Larry!
Douglas W. - February 14, 2018
Kelley
Scion xD 2008
Car ran great and was clean! Easy and convenient booking, pickup, and drop off. Thanks!
Kelley B. - March 2, 2018
Chase
Scion xD 2011
Jeff was very good at communication. Even though my flight was later than the valet lot closed, Jeff worked with me to still be able to get the car! Car performed exactly as expected!
Chase C. - March 26, 2018
Tim
Scion tC 2006
Everything was great. Car ran perfectly. Javier was quick to respond to any questions I had and was an easy pick up and drop off. Thanks again Javier.
Tim S. - July 1, 2018
Colin
Scion iQ 2012
Great little car. It was exactly what I needed
Colin F. - June 26, 2018
Abraham
Scion xD 2011
Great car. Compact for easy SF parking but surprisingly spacious inside for passengers and luggage. Pickup & drop off at Turo lot was quick and easy.
Abraham W. - June 22, 2018
Lauren
Scion tC 2006
Javier is very nice and super punctual. The whole process was very easy. Nothing too fancy with this car but it ran nicely and gets good gas mileage. Only thing to note is the AC doesn’t really work if you’re going to be using it in warm areas for extended periods, just something to note. I would recommend.
Lauren E. - July 6, 2018
David
Scion iQ 2012
Great rental! Would definitely rent again
David R. - July 16, 2018
Jennifer
Scion xD 2008
Igsept for a freak accident where somehow a bottle hit the window while I was driving the car and shattered it, it was a great trip. Nikola is really cool and turo is awesome.
Jennifer O. - July 14, 2018
Daewoo
Scion tC 2006
Great, clean car! Great value! And best of all, a great guy!!
Daewoo K. - July 26, 2018
Christy
Scion iQ 2012
Tung was very responsive and was able to provide us with an awesome car at the last minute. Highly recommended. Thanks again!
Christy H. - June 4, 2018
Alexander
Scion xD 2008
Great car for the weekend! Kodz delivered the car right to my street!
Alexander C. - July 31, 2018
Alex
Scion FR-S 2013
Could not have been better! Highly recommend Xiaofei! Great car and a great owner!!
Alex L. - July 26, 2018
Lance
Scion xD 2008
Great communication w/ easy pickup and return. That little Scion drove like a dream!
Lance D. - August 7, 2018
Alberto
Scion xD 2008
I needed to head to Napa to run a few errands for a few hours and this was a great car to get around and got some great gas mileage!
Alberto W. - August 21, 2018
Eric
Scion tC 2008
Wenhou was very accommodating when i needed a car at the last minute. Communication was easy. Confirmation was prompt. Car was perfect for getting around town.
Eric L. - June 3, 2018
Ali
Scion xD 2008
Great experience. Everything went smoothly would definitely rent from kodz again !!
Ali J. - August 24, 2018
Romonia
Scion xD 2008
Pick up and drop off was easy and Nikola is flexible. :) Just be prepared to give yourself enough time to find street parking when you are dropping the car off.
Romonia D. - August 30, 2018
Jon
Scion xD 2008
Great ride. Would rent again!
Jon M. - August 31, 2018
BLAINE
Scion xD 2011
Jeff had excellent communication, and for the price you can't beat this car.
BLAINE J. - August 30, 2018
Julia
Scion xD 2009
Serhan was so easy to communicate with. This was my first experience with Turo and he made it extremely smooth. The car was great for my camping trip. There was a perfect amount of space me, two of my friends and all of our gear. Highly recommend! Thank you again Serhan.
Julia B. - October 9, 2018
John
Scion iQ 2012
Great communicating with Tang. Pick up and drop off were easy. Will 100% rent from him again.
John Z. - October 22, 2018
Chris
Scion xD 2008
Nikola, as always is easy to coordinate with for remote unlocking the car at pick up and delivery. The car was clean, the tank was full – no issues!
Chris M. - September 19, 2018
Sierra
Scion iQ 2012
Fun car to drive. Wade is a super host!
Sierra S. - December 14, 2018
Gordon
Scion xD 2009
Serhan has a great ride and was very communicative about pickup and dropoff. We were able to get on way quickly and had an amazing road trip with the Scion xD!
Gordon T. - October 30, 2018
Ahmande
Scion xD 2009
Serhan was great! Communication was great, the process was easy and the car was perfect for site seeing. Great on gas too! I will definitely book again when I return.
Ahmande G. - November 1, 2018

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Best San Francisco driving roads

Skyline Boulevard

For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling sea views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s for a bite.

Panoramic Highway

Snaking north of the city up over Muir Woods and then down to Stinson Beach, this short, but deliciously sweet, drive winds through Marin with unforgettable views, and thrilling switchbacks.

Highway 1 to Big Sur

All of Highway 1 is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.