Car rental alternatives in Tucson, AZ

Hit the trails
in Tucson

Though Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, it maintains its chill university town vibe, and is beloved for its off-beat culture. Set between the wild, open desert of Saguaro National Park, this relaxed city is the ideal place to escape fast-paced city life, but still easily access dynamic nightlife, well-executed cuisine, and hip vintage finds.

The inspiring landscape is the ultimate attraction, however, so grab the keys to a Tucson airport car rental alternative and make your way to all of the unique Tucson highlights in and out of town.

Tucson favorites

Stir up some dust and excitement as you tour town in your Tucson car rental alternative.

Saguaro National Park

To the east and west of Tucson, this National Park is strewn with trails over mesas, through beautiful desert shrubs, and alongside iconic saguaro cacti.

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Because the allure of tiny objects is inexplicably strong, don’t miss this rather large collection of whimsical miniatures, including a mini showcase on the history of miniatures.

Old Tucson

Travel back in time to John Wayne’s Wild West with a visit to these Hollywood studios, where hundreds of movies have been shot, and you can still be entertained in an old-timey saloon.

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

From underground explorations to summit-top panoramas, take your Tucson car rental alternative out of town for a thrill.


Breeze 95 miles down the highway in your Tucson car rental alternative to this old mining town, where you can still tour the mine, and sift through quirky shops for vintage gold.

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Skip south 50 miles in your Tucson car rental alternative to marvel at these limestone caverns, home to the world’s longest soda straw stalactite and a roost for baby bats.

Mount Lemmon

At 9,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Catalina Mountains, nose your Tucson car rental alternative up this peak for cooler temperatures in summer, and exhilarating ski slopes in the winter.

Average ratings in Tucson (4.9 stars)

Cadillac CTS Coupe 2014
The car was beautiful and was really economical for us short trip definitely will rent again.
Petunia P. - August 26, 2019
Honda Accord 2011
I had a really good experience. This was my first time using Turo and the car was clean and smelled good. The host was very helpful and answered all my questions. When I come back to Tucson I already know I’ll be using this again it was great.
Crystal S. - August 25, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Sylvia was great. Had to rent a car at the last minute and she was on it! Easy pick up and drop at the airport. Couldn’t have gone any better!
Tyler A. - April 24, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2016
Made my first trip with Turo a breeze! Very communicative, definitely would rent from him again if in the area! 🤗
Lauren B. - August 24, 2019
Tesla Model S 2016
Moises was a great host, very easy to communicate with and flexible regarding car pick up and drop off. His car is immaculate and very fun to drive. Being a Tesla, I had some questions about how things worked. They were all addressed in a very clear and easy to understand video that Moises sent me before picking up the car. Renting this car was a great experience, thanks Moises!
Ryan M. - August 22, 2019
Ford Focus 2008
Meredith’s car was great! Meredith was easily reachable by phone, and made our trip work out wonderfully. Thanks!
Stefano M. - August 26, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Brain was awesome!!!! He even went out of his way to get a carseat to accommodate my 6 year old son. Was flexible when our plane came in late. Overall a great experience and such a cool car .
Carley D. - September 5, 2019
Tesla Model S 2013
Perfect intro for a first time electric car user. Robert is easy to work with and very helpful. His car is super clean. Fun to drive. We rented for fun to experience the Tesla. Drove up Mount Lemmon and lunch the next day in Arivaca. Highly recommend car, renter, and the EV experience.
Kevin I. - September 15, 2019
Hyundai Genesis 2013
Carlos is a great person to rent a car from. The car was clean, a/c was cold and very nice riding car. Carlos himself is friendly, prompt and very flexible. I would highly recommend renting from Carlos!
Linda D. - July 7, 2018
Dodge Dart 2014
A big thank you to Fausto for a clean car and for accommodating our time schedule! A great way to go for short term car rental. Our only comment is that the tinting film on the rear window made it difficult to see anything out of. Thank you again, Janine & Brian
Janine M. - March 21, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2013
Thank you so much ! You made our trip so easy and fun
Graciela M. - August 24, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Harry's Model 3 was a dream to drive; I loved it. Harry is very knowledgeable about the Model 3 and Model X; and he is very willing to show how to operate the car and to discuss all aspects of owning a Tesla. He was very helpful for me as I am deciding if I want to buy a Model 3. Harry even gave me a ride home after I dropped off the car. So that gave me another 20 minutes to quiz him on all things Tesla. Highly recommended.
CR T. - August 27, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
There is a good reason I keep coming back to rent with the same host. Thank you, Harry!
Yair H. - September 2, 2019
Honda Accord 2011
Very kind and great communication. Car was in perfect condition and drove smoothly. Thank you again!
Blair F. - August 28, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2013
Good choice and acessible car
Luis V. - September 3, 2019
FIAT 500 2015
Gaege was available and easy to communicate with. He made it all very simple. The car was very fun.
Heather C. - September 3, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Great car amazing host great communication!
Cassandra K. - September 15, 2019
Nissan Leaf 2013
Awesome car! Very fun to drive and Robert is a very nice and pleasant person. I highly recommend.
Carlos S. - September 15, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2012
Very nice people .first time using turo and they made out first experience great. Used their vehicle for 22 days. They have a very nice car it was smooth on the road and very clean and spacious inside. I will defiantley use the Volkswagen again in the future.
Salvador C. - September 16, 2019
Thomas jose
Chevrolet Malibu 2018
Elizabeth is an amazing host. she took me short notice after i had a cancellation. i arrived in tucson greyhound and she deliverd to the station, and made drop off of the vehicle just as simple and helpful as ever, and she is a very kind and understanding person, the car was as clean as I've ever had a "rental" and i would most definitely recomend her to any other person coming to tucson or local to tucson. 10/10 honestly this has been the best experience ive had this year when it comes to having a host.
Thomas jose M. - October 21, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2016
Great car and very affordable rental. He was flexible with our time to pick up and drop off.
Roshaina B. - June 22, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2016
Bro was really flexible was running late picking up the rental still made sure I got into the car really nice clean car Had to extend the time a couple more days was really considerate and accommodated all my request will rent again from Christian in a heartbeat first time using Turo thanks for the great experience
Brandon N. - July 5, 2019
Honda Accord 2017
John’s Honda was clean, reliable, comfortable, and is conveniently located near the Tucson Airport. Would recommend renting from him.
Nathan O. - July 3, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2009
John was a great person to rent from. He helped me out last minute with a rental. He was very flexible and accommodating. I kept messing up the dates/times in the app and he was very understanding when I had to correct it a few times. He is very friendly and personable as well. Would definitely rent again & highly recommend to others. (Also the car looks great, was freshly cleaned & runs well!)
Shayla J. - July 10, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2016
A great car at a great price. We rented the Passat for a week long family trip. The car is flawless and renting from Christian was hassle free. Wouldn’t hesitate to rent this car again.
Eric S. - July 22, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
2 nice luxury cars as promised ! Smooth & easy. Thank you, The Kelleys
Art K. - July 23, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Harry was amazing to work with! Everything was fast and easy with him!
Michael Y. - August 25, 2019
Tesla Model S 2013
Robert was very helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend using him.
Michael H. - September 7, 2019
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2014
SS&M LLC made this a great first experience with Turo. The Caddy was a dream.
Arnaldo M. - September 5, 2019
Nissan Leaf 2013
Robert is awesome and so his Leaf!
Susan F. - September 7, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2017
Clean, slick, and smooth is how I would describe Elijah’s car. He was really accommodating with pick up and return and was super kind and interesting to speak with. I would absolutely recommend his ride for your next tucson trip! Would rent from again A+ Thank you Elijah!
Taylor C. - April 6, 2018
Nissan Leaf 2013
This was the BEST Turo experience yet (and I rent a lot). Robert was very knowledgable and friendly and taught me a lot about EV cars. Would rent again 100%.
Jay S. - April 13, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Sylvia was great to rent from. She was early to deliver the car and it is in excellent condition. She even had the stereo on the correct station for us! Returning the car took barely long enough to pull up and remove our bags as she was at the airport when we arrived. I recommend her and will look to rent from her next time I am in Tucson.
Mark T. - April 14, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
This was a perfect rental for my little family and I. The car fits carseats (2) despite being a smaller vehicle. The gas mileage is killer as you'd expect. A/C works well, and the manual transmission is super forgiving and easy. Overall clean, awesome rental. 10/10 would rent again. James was super considerate, flexible, and polite. He let me pick up the car 3 hours early and was great about letting me extend my rental. I dropped the car off about 30 mins late too and he was polite and told me it was no sweat. Super professional and cool guy! Thanks for making my first Turo rental awesome James. I'll definitely be back.
Christian G. - June 20, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
We enjoyed renting Harrys Tesla very much. Him being so hospitable made the experience even better. The car was very clean and prepped for us; an umbrella and sunshade was even included. Harry was also very kind to walk us through the tricks and trades of teslas and even showed us his Model X, for we are in the market for one. I would 10/10 recommend Harry to anyone looking to rent a Tesla.
Theresa S. - July 26, 2019
Dodge Dart 2014
Fausto was quick to respond to my messages and polite. The car was clean, drove really well and had great gas mileage. Once my trip ended he was willing to drop me off at the airport at no extra charge.
Johnnie T. - July 9, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Another great rental from Harry! Highly recommended!
Yair H. - August 7, 2019
Alfa Romeo 4C 2015
Great car, great host. Stephen answered all my messages almost immediately, had a really convenient drop off and pick up and was on time, explained the car well and was just really pleasant to deal with. The car is in great shape and super fun to drive. I'd definitely recommend it if it meets your needs.
Matthew G. - July 1, 2019
Nissan Versa 2018
Very nice car and easy to drive! Would definitely rent this again
Sasha V. - August 9, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2013
Courteous, and accommodating. Will rent from him again on our next trip!
Mark F. - July 21, 2019
Nissan Leaf 2013
I enjoyed talking to Robert! Very personable guy! The vehicle is only good for short trips, but it gave me an insight on what it was like to drive an electric car!
Gerren C. - August 10, 2019
Nissan Leaf 2013
This was my first time diving an electric car but Robert was very helpful with all questions that I had. Not going to lie a bit stressful being the first time in an EV but overall great learning experience. Had some timing issues on return but Robert was very helpful and friendly throughout whole trip.
Janessa O. - August 12, 2019
Honda Accord 2011
Amazing guy to rent with, needed an extension and he approved it early and also got the car cleaned and ready way before my scheduled time. Next time I use Turo it will definitely be with him
Joe S. - August 19, 2019
Tesla Model S 2016
Renting this Tesla was great from start to finish. I'd never been in a Tesla before, and Moises made it easy by sending a quick tutorial video on how to use everything. The car is fast and fun, and using autopilot was really neat. Moises was nice, friendly and very punctual. The next time I'm in Tucson this will be my first choice for renting a car.
Josh B. - July 7, 2018
Alfa Romeo 4C 2015
Stephen is a very easy person to deal with! The car was the best car I’ve ever driven. You would expect a 4 cylinder engine to not be able to do much but Alfa has and is changing the game with their vehicles. Highly recommend renting this car for the weekend!
Jake N. - February 21, 2019
Tesla Model S 2015
Perfect experience. Quick communication. Car was awesome and fun to drive! Overall fantastic experience. Would rent from Benjamin next time I’m in Tucson
Eric A. - February 28, 2019
Chrysler 200 2016
Best rental car ever!!! So comfortable to drive.
Diana G. - March 1, 2019
Tesla Model S 2015
This Tesla was awesome! Completely different from any other car. You get looks everywhere you go. People come up to you in the parking lots asking all about the car. The car itself is gorgeous and is by far the cleanest car I have ever been in! Not using any gasoline is the best feature of all!
Daniel R. - March 24, 2019
Dodge Dart 2015
Great person to rent from. Great cars and very flexible.
Bradley L. - April 4, 2019
Honda Accord 2017
First time using Turo I was sceptical but they made it so easy and SAFE! The car ran beautifully as I drove on the freeway and in town for my commute to work.AWESOME!!!
Delia W. - June 27, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
This was my first booking with Turo and James made it a great experience. The pickup was easy and convenient and the car was ready and clean. This Spark was fun to drive around town and got great mileage. James was great and answered all my questions promptly. I would definitely recommend James and this Chevy Spark to anyone needing a car in Tucson!
Katherine M. - April 22, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2016
Great first rental with Turro. Car was super clean. Jorge was flexible . He is also located very close to the airport which was very cknvienient!
Michelle M. - May 5, 2019
Tesla Model S 2013
Great Car and great guy. Looking forward to my next visit to Tucson!
Clark T. - June 7, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Driving Brian’s Tesla made the trip 10X more enjoyable.
Alicia E. - July 8, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
thank you very much for being flexible ( since i got sick) and only charging us for the one day!! much appreciated! the car was great . the pick up and drop off were also great................will come again
Jennifer K. - July 8, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
James made everything easy. Would rent again!
Daniel A. - July 14, 2019
Honda Accord 2011
10/10 would come back for another trip!
Maxim M. - July 15, 2019
Nissan Versa 2018
The car was very nice and affordable. This is my first time using Turo. Darla was super nice and super helpful through the entire process. I felt like I was borrowing a car from a friend.
Joanna G. - July 30, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2016
He was awesome all around, very lenient and made out first trip with Turo very easy.
Lorenzo B. - July 25, 2019
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2014
Great again, I will rent from him in a few days
Michael M. - July 28, 2019
Roger Jermaine
Volkswagen Passat 2016
...super easy and convenient. A really good experience. I would rent again.
Roger Jermaine C. - July 26, 2019
Nissan Versa 2018
Very nice car, runs great and good mileage, highly recommended 👌🏻
Ruben B. - July 30, 2019
Nicholas S.
FIAT 500 2015
Fantastic car as long as you don't plan on having many passengers. Fun little car if you want it to be, great gas mileage if you just need to drive around.
Nicholas S. F. - August 3, 2019
Tesla Model S 2013
Robert was our trips hero. He saved us with a cool ride he owns. And is very pleasent man. Was very helpful. Thank you Robert.
Belia H. - August 4, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
An amazing Turo experience. Highly recommend this car. The communication, service and car was great. Dinorah was very nice and the car was impeccable and very clean. A+++
Servio G. - June 29, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
We will be in the market for a vehicle soon, and I have been intrigued by the Tesla. Harry offered a great rate and was gracious in how he handled the entire process. The car was clean, ran great, and Harry room extra time to walk me through all of the nuances of an EV. If you’re in the market for a Tesla, you should definitely take one of Harry’s for a day or two. He’s is extremely knowledgeable in all things Tesla!
Timothy T. - July 9, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2013
The car was great. Easy pick up.
Jill B. - July 10, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
I needed a car while mine was in the shop and James was amazing. Was able to work with me on short notice and great communication. Thanks, James!
Katherine M. - July 10, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Excellent! Highly recommended. Harry is a great ambassador for EVs and his long range Model 3 was a treat to rent for the better part of a week. I had been wanting to experience AP2 for a couple of months and this Model 3 delivered in style! Thank you, Harry!
Yair H. - July 20, 2019
Tesla Model S 2017
Awesome car clean fast luxurious Moises is always in good communication a dream car to have thanks !
Frank M. - July 22, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Vehicle gets great gas mileage very easy to drive and it was a pleasure dealing with James.
Anthony G. - July 20, 2019
FIAT 500 2015
The car was extremely clean, great on gas, and was just exactly what I needed. The owner of the car was super friendly and responded quickly to all the questions I had. Would highly recommend and use again!!!
Elizabeth C. - July 19, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2019
Friends and fun in Phoenix, for the weekend. Trip was awesome!
Grant C. - July 15, 2019
Nissan Maxima 2014
Dan was professional and a pleasure to do business with. When we had to schedule a last-minute change he met us early so we could get on the road. The car was extremely clean and comfortable to sit in for a long drive. I will definitely use again.
Ryan L. - July 1, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Harry was easy to communicate with and very flexible. He made the experience easy and better than we could have expected. He was happy to share his knowledge about the car and Tesla in general. This could not have gone better for us!
Gloria L. - August 18, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
Very collaborative, kind and professional. And the car rocks!
Nikola J. - August 17, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
First of all it was a fantastic car! And Anthony was pleasant to deal with! Highly highly recommend renting!
Jake N. - October 8, 2018
Tesla Model S 2016
Great person to deal with - made it easy and the video was reassuring. Must rental lots of fun!
Patrick F. - April 20, 2018
Tesla Model S 2016
Great rental. Model S is a very unique experience. Moises was will take care of every detail, including video to familiarize yourself with car features. Car was clean and ready to go on time. Would not hesitate to rent from Moises in the future.
Mike T. - April 23, 2018
Hyundai Genesis 2013
I couldn't have had a better first time Turo experience! Carlos was a great host and the car was phenomenal! Great gas mileage and an extremely comfortable driving experience, highly recommend this rental!
Donovan R. - May 25, 2018
Infiniti Q50 2015
Excellent experience for my first trip. Cameron has a very nice car and was very easy to work with. I would gladly rent his car again and recommend him.
Darren S. - July 8, 2018
Dodge Dart 2015
I was in Tucson for a Conference. Owner was GREAT! Very punctual, flexible, communication was awesome! Nice car & very nice owner! Would definitely use again when here!
Juanita M. - July 17, 2018
Chevrolet Malibu 2018
Elizabeth was great! She responded to my last minute request quickly and make pick up and drop off a breeze. I will definitely rent with Elizabeth again next time I am in Tucson
Darren C. - July 20, 2018
Tesla Model S 2016
Great communication during the rental. Great car and would highly recommend Moises’s to anyone looking to rent
Ryan W. - July 22, 2018
Honda Civic 2013
Roberts car was a great rental. Very economical and fun to drive. Robert was also very friendly and flexible with the last minute changes. Definitely would rent again.
Carlos C. - August 6, 2018
Nissan Leaf 2013
Great car, Robert was very helpful in explaining how an electric car works. Was perfect for my week in Tucson!
Emily M. - November 12, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2012
Easy pick up and drop off coordinated by Cynthia. Loved the convenient way of enjoying tucson in her hyandai. It made my trip so much better!
Morgan G. - February 26, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2009
Would rent from John again. He worked with me on the pick up, and was at the airport before I was for the drop off just to help us out. Car was extremely clean, smooth ride, and was very comfortable. If you’re looking for a vehicle to rent, be sure to rent from John.
Timothy-Samuel M. - March 23, 2019
Toyota Camry 2017
Renting from Jorge was perfect! It was a great experience from beginning to end. Jorge was very friendly, responsive, and flexible. His car was clean and was nice to drive. I highly recommend renting from Jorge.
Brandy P. - March 25, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2016
The car was clean and drove nice. The owner was very accomodating with date changes. Would rent again.
GARY W. - March 25, 2019

Nearby car rental alternatives

Best Tucson driving roads

Catalina Scenic Byway

Featuring three epic switchbacks, a bold 2,000-foot climb in 24 miles, and the added bonus of seemingly endless vistas, you and your Tucson car rental alternative have nothing to lose.

Route 191 to Alpine

Anyone who loves to drive won’t be able to resist the endless curves on The Devil’s Highway. Take your Tucson car rental alternative to Clifton to ride this wave from desert floor to mountain peak.

Salt River Canyon

Take US-60 from Apache Junction to Show Low to let the engine on your Tucson car rental alternative purr. You’ll encounter stacks of twists as you ribbon uphill and then dive down into the canyon.