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Toyota Prius 2011

28 trips
50 MPG
Hybrid (Premium)
4 doors
5 seats

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***Welcome to San Francisco!*** $25 discount: Available dates (updated on 15 Oct): 21 Oct - 31 Dec. This turo experience was amazing thanks to Kenneth and Valentino and their Prius. His flexibility in allowing us to rent the vehicle from SF and return the vehicle in Vegas was a game changer because not many other turo renters provided this availability which made it one of the most convenient and affordable experiences for us. The Prius was amazing on gas as we traveled from SF to SJ to LA to Vegas to Arizona and back to Vegas giving us around 400miles on a full tank. I will definitely book again with Kenneth and Valentino as they were very professional and flexible throughout our trip. “Ken's Prius is a good value for short and longer trips around California. He is understanding and is in close communication should any problems arise. In addition, he offers flexible options to pick up the car to fit your schedule. Best of all it's a Prius, so $30 will get you 450 miles of travel!” Andrew F.-June 7, 2018 “Kenneth's Prius was the best Turo experience I have had. He was very easy to communicate with and was always quick to respond. The car itself is very nice and gets excellent gas mileage. Next time I need a car in the San Fran area I will be booking through Kenneth again.” Austin S.-June 1, 2018 Great car to drive, amazing mileage especially for Yosemite. Kenneth was super communicative and nice. Definitively will use this car on my next trip in San Francisco!! Alice M.-October 14, 2018 -5 star rating of my Odyssey, too: About the Prius: Backup camera makes parallel parking easy for your San Francisco adventures. Roomy trunk that folds flat for all your stuff. An adapter plug that has 2 USB ports (check under the shifter), in addition to the port in the arm rest, to keep your devices charged while you're streaming your podcast/directions/phonecalls via in-car Bluetooth. See it all. Especially when it's Unlimited mileage, excellent gas mileage (now that gas is +$4/gallon), and a big trunk. Take the Prius and go everywhere. Guests have been so kind as to share action shots of the Prius adventuring somewhere cool. Wine Country, Lost Coast, San Luis Obispo, Jedediah State Park, Mt. Lassen, False Klammath Cove, the Pacific Crest Trail (shout out to Andrew!), Yosemite, Tahoe, Shasta, Hollywood, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, national parks several states away (like Utah and Arizona), Highway 1, 49 Mile Drive in San Francisco, Skyline in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey, San Gregorio, Half Moon Bay, and Pacifica. And now it's your turn. Other ideas: Day trip to Yosemite. Check out Mavericks, and bring your surfboard (it fits). Go to the beach, fold down the backseats, open the trunk lid - create a tailgating picnic nook overlooking the Pacific. Tahoe ski trip. 2 large suitcases, 3 medium suitcases, while carrying your whole crew. We meets guests curbside @ SFO. Details are in the FAQs, but here is the short version: meet you curbside, hand you the keys. One hour later, you're in Sonoma watching your fresh tamale lunch made right before your eyes at El Molino Central, and you realize - you're on vacation, it's another world here, and this is just the first hour of it. Your time is very important, and airport delivery has been very popular. Families often elect to have us deliver to the airport, with the kids' seats installed, and stroller(s) in the trunk, to save $ on check-in fees of all that weight. Please direct message after booking! Alternatively, Lyft from the airport to us. Airport delivery saves you about 30 minutes of time on each leg. If you're looking to keep costs low, Lyft is about $19-28 each way before tip, depending on surge pricing. We are happy to help either way. Also, we can facilitate remote key handoff. Another example: we have a guest taking our Prius one-way to Vegas. We'll meet there to pick up the car. So if you have one-way travel plans, we can work together to work something out. Also, some spare change in the tray to get your parking going for a few minutes in case you need to run in to make more change. ***Options list*** We get you on the road ASAP! - SFO delivery, as well as Oakland, San Jose, and Sonoma (Charles Schultz / Napa / Santa Rosa) - Recaro kid's car seat - Chicco infant seat and matching stroller (3 piece travel system that all clicks together) - GPS - Imagine how much lighter you'll travel! (48lbs with this 4 piece set) - Skip the Gas - return it at whatever fuel state, and I'll fill it up for you, saves you the rush when you're trying to catch your flight - Please direct message for any of the options above. **if you are looking for one way rental, such as LAX, Vegas, Portland, Seattle, or another airport (even as far as Washington DC), please check the Guidelines section, we can help!** _____Travel destinations____ Big Sur: The Santa Lucia Mountains, rising straight out of the Pacific, includes Big Sur’s Cone Peak, which is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 States, at 5,155 feet above sea level. Bixby Bridge, at 714 feet long and 280 feet high, was completed in 1932, and introduced automobiles to Big Sur. Death Valley National Park: 11,090 foot Telescope Peak has a vertical drop twice that of the Grand Canyon. Holder of the world record for the highest temperatures in the Western Hemisphere (134 degrees F at Furnace Creek). Badwater is the lowest, driest, and hottest location in North America. -282 feet below sea level, yet only 76 miles east of Mt. Whitney (14,505 feet, the highest point in the 48 contiguous states). Point Lobos is known as the “crown jewel” of California’s 280 State Parks. Just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, its scenic seascape have led to Point Lobos' reputation as an unparalleled local recreational scuba diving destination, with extensive kelp forests. Watch Gray, Humpback, and Blue whales off shore as they migrate along the coast. Hollywood Sign: Hollywood elite bought letters for $27,200 each. Golden Gate Bridge: One of San Francisco’s icons, it is 1.7 miles long, 90 feet wide, 270 ft above water, and weighs 887,000 tons. Take pictures from Sausalito! Cypress Point lookout: On 17 Mile Drive by Pebble Beach, with magnificent views of the Pacific. On clear days, the views stretch as far as 20 miles. Lake Tahoe: One of the most photographed scenes in America is Emerald Bay at the south end of the lake, which surrounds Tahoe’s only island, Fannette. Joshua Tree National Park: covering 789,745 sq miles, with 2 distinct ecosystems with different elevations that divide the park. Yuca bevifolia belongs to the Agavaceae family, which is native to California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: the 8.5 minute ride starts at 2,643 feet and travels up to North America’s sheerest mountain face to 8,516 ft above seal level. Opened in 1963, it runs from Coachella Valley to near the top of San Jacinto Peak, featuring a large swing in geologic and climatic change. Yosemite National Park: formed by glaciation, valley walls are sheer and high. El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet, straight up. Mostly wilderness, 761,266 acres, and a World Heritage Site. See magnificent granite cliffs, dramatic seasonal waterfalls, beautiful meadows, giant sequoias. Santa Cruz has 11 world-class surf breaks, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum at Steamer Lane, and hosts international surf contests annually. Surfing was first brought to the mainland to Santa Cruz by Hawaiian Royalty. The Beach Boardwalk is the West Coast’s only remaining seaside amusement park. One of the earliest Spanish settlements, it is known for temperate climate, popular idyllic beaches, redwood forests, and home of Zero Electric motorcycles. Redwood National and State Parks contain approx 45% of all remaining coastal redwood old-growth forests, the tallest, and one of the most massive tree species on earth. Designated International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site status. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve literally pops with color, features the Joshua Tree, scrub oak, and cresote. Shaped like a V on the Western tip of the Mojave Desert, and named after the pronghorn antelope that used to inhabit the valley. Mount Shasta, at 14,162 feet, is the 2nd highest in the Cascades, and the 5th highest in California. There are 7 named glaciers with the 4 largest being Whitney (the longest), Bolom, Hotlum, and Wintun (the most volume). Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1872, named after the ship Carrier Pigeon that wrecked in 1853. Still active, it is one of the most picturesque lighthouses on the West Coast, located between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. Napa Valley has a total area of 788 square miles, 754 of which is land, 36 of which is water. In the 60s, it rose to the ranks to join France, Italy, and Spain as the top wine producer in the world. Point Lobos features an especially deep drop in the ocean floor, and unusually high levels of oxygen injected into the ocean when the tide hits the rocky coast. This attracts its unusual variety of plant and animal marine life. Sequoia National Park features General Sherman, at 275 feet tall, 36.5 feet across, and believed to be 2,700 years old. The 2nd National Park in the US, 404,051 acres, and is home to 5 of the 10 largest trees in the world (based on wood volume) Lassen Volcanic National Park includes 4 types: Prospect Peak (shield volcano), Lassen Peak (plug dome), Cinder Cone (cinder cone), and Brokeoff Volcano (composite/strato). Mono Lake’s surface area is 69 sq miles, and its average depth is 56 feet. Mono is an alkaline lake with an unusually productive ecosystem, as a significant nesting habitat for many species of birds. Thanks for looking :)


Automatic transmission
Audio input
Long-term car
Child seat
Toll pass
Backup camera


Most popular option: we deliver to you at the airport. Very smooth, very quick, very easy! Get away from the airport and into your adventure right away with this option! - When you book the car, don't select anything other than the dates of your booking. Direct message me, and I or Valentino will take your details to coordinate the delivery. Other delivery options: If you need a one-way rental, we are interested in helping you plan something unique. For example: - you'd like to pick up SFO, drive Highway 1 to LA to get a taste of the life, - while you minimize time spent dealing with round trip only car rentals and suboptimal flight options that make you miss out on all the great and interesting things between San Francisco and your next stop. Our solution: We'll meet you at LAX to pick up the car. Enjoy your time in the great state of CA!Please direct message, and we can work out the details. $350 cleaning fee (minimum), but only if - smoking - pets, stains - some other crazy thing where it wouldn't be right to give the car to another renter Mid grade gas or better, please. Car just runs stronger for everyone. If not returned full, I have to charge $10 on top of the gas to top off. Enjoy the car! Unlimited mileage, so racking up the miles is highly encouraged!


  • What options do you offer?
    -We offer the following options AIRPORT DELIVERY and PICKUP -SFO (San Francisco) -OAK (Oakland) -SJC (San Jose) -STS (Charles Shultz in Sonoma) -please direct message to arrange for a pickup/dropoff KIDS: -forward facing Recaro child seat -rear facing Chicco child seat, with match Click n Go base and stroller
  • I booked delivery via Turo, should I cancel that and direct message or text you?
    -Yes, please cancel the delivery if you scheduled an airport delivery via Turo! Then, direct message or text, and either I or Valentino will get right back to you. -The reason we do this: We want to directly coordinate with you for something as particular as a delivery. You may have a large party, and we want everyone to love renting from us via Turo. We get our most positive reviews because we tailor the drop off and the experience to your specific arrival, and that makes sure you are on your way so much faster. The way we do this is making sure we've got great communications setup before you arrive! Or, please text Valentino at 408-218-9034, (alternate: Ken at 415-767-6443). Let us know your details, like flight arrival time, and whether you need any of our other options (LAX one way, 2 kids seats and stroller, GPS). We tailor the delivery to your schedule, so direct messaging or text works better than via Turo scheduling the delivery. Thank you!
  • I'm traveling with more companions, do you have another vehicle available?
    Yes, I also have a Honda Odyssey, it's great at moving a lot of people and all their stuff. Very reasonable gas mileage when you consider everything that goes in there, and sliding doors really can save your back (parents w/ kids). Please see it here:
  • How about one-way reservations?
    Please direct message or text. For example, perhaps you find that driving to your next destination via the Pacific Coast Highway would be a great addition to your trip, and would like to meet at LAX for your drop off. We could arrange to meet you at the airport to return the van. We will do our best to accommodate!
  • I would like to move a few things, I'm helping a friend move across town, across the state, across the country. Do you have another vehicle?
    Yes, I also have a Honda Odyssey, it's great at moving belongings too! Very reasonable gas mileage when you consider everything that goes in there, and the hatch opens up. I've got the dimensions of the cargo area in the descroption, with the 2nd row seats installed, and the 3rd row seats folded flat. Please see it here:


22 ratings

Car was in good shape and easy to drive! Pick up and drop off was simple! Would recommend!

Katherine O.-Oct 18, 2018

Great car to drive, amazing mileage especially for Yosemite. Kenneth was super communicative and nice. Definitively will use this car on my next trip in San Francisco!!

Alice M.-Oct 15, 2018

The car was great for our trip from SF to LA! Kenneth was very flexible by letting us pick the car a little earlier. Pickup and return was very easy, he unlocked the car remotely from his home.

Beatriz Silvia S.-Oct 13, 2018

Probably the best Turo experience I’ve had. Kennith and Valentino were super easy and accommodating for pick up / return. The car is great on gas and roomy. I drove 5 hrs up to eureka, and car ran perfectly. If I’m ever in San Francisco again, will deff be renting from again. Thanks for making my first trip to San Francisco so stressful and easy to get around ! Thanks again!

Julian N.-Oct 9, 2018

Valentino and Kenneth are so good in communication and I liked to drive their Prius! I will rent their car again! 😊

Andrew K.-Sep 25, 2018

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South San Francisco, CA 94080