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Toyota Camry 2021 — Car rental alternative in Austin, TX
Toyota Camry 2021

4.91

(29 trips)

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$81/day
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Pennypacker Bridge over the Colorado River in Austin

Living life right in Austin

The beauty of Austin is that it’s not hard to have an amazing time. From the iconic Franklin BBQ to the live music scene in the South Congress neighborhood, where the SXSW music festival was born, all your senses will be delighted.

The abundance of green space in Austin means it’s easy to get into nature and cool off with a swim, but you can also find even more thrilling adventures outside of the city center.

Austin favorites

Whether you’re more of a lounger or an active outdoorsy type, you’ll find just the right spot to make your trip pop.

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Zilker Park

Potentially the most attractive feature of Austin, Zilker Park is home to Lady Bird Lake, excellent hiking and biking, the epic Barton Springs Pool, and iconic festivals like Austin City Limits.

The Continental Club

With six decades of history on this stage, this club is the heart of Austin’s famous music scene, so put on your most respectable dancing shoes and get ready to boogie next to someone famous.

Congress Bridge

You know a city is unpretentious when one of the favorite local activities is gathering at sunset to watch millions — yes, millions — of bats flutter to life and take off from this beautiful Congress Ave bridge.

Top hosts in Austin, TX

Aura +.

Aura +.

All-Star Host

1175 tripsJoined May 2021
the car was great. Clean, quick and comfortable. A pleasure to drive and the rental process was easy as could be.
Robert C.- March 15, 2022
10/10 absolutely amazing! I can’t recommend Aura+ enough. Car was easy to find, and being able to unlock the car with my phone and hop right in is revolutionary. Communication was amazing. Aura+ responded within 10 minutes on every message I sent. My flight got canceled and rescheduled, Aura+ accommodated that by extending my trip. It was so easy and stress free! I seriously cannot recommend Aura+ enough. It was the best experience I’ve ever had. Not to mention, a Tesla will always be fun and convenient to drive. I’ll never go back to a rental agency. This was an absolutely amazing experience.
Dylan C.- March 11, 2022

Aura +.’s vehicles

Tesla Model 3 2020 — Car rental alternative in Austin, TX
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Tesla Model 3 2020

4.9

(60 trips)

All-Star Host

$115/day
Anna S.

Anna S.

All-Star Host

312 tripsJoined Oct 2021
Everything was completely seamless — and the car was awesome. Would rent again in a heartbeat (and sure beats working with the big rental companies!).
Maria P.- April 4, 2022
The rental process was super easy and the responsiveness was fantastic. The car was a lot of fun to drive, I would absolutely rent again!
Victoria E.- March 29, 2022

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

While there are other big cities in Texas and the United States you can easily get to from Austin, there are plenty of smaller getaways for a quieter time away from the Music Capital.

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Jeep Wrangler rental alternative in Austin

Longhorn Cavern

It’s not every day you get to explore underground caves carved out by a river. Make the one-hour drive northwest for a mild walking tour or wild spelunking adventure.

Dripping Springs

Just a 45-minute drive from Austin, Dripping Springs’ name really says it all. Go for a swim in the totally unreal sparkling waters at the natural Hamilton Pool, and peep a historic building or two downtown.

Wimberley

This little town is packed full of Texan specials, including two incredible swimming holes — Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well — and the Bella Vista Olive farm.

Recent reviews

Jimmy G.
Nissan Murano 2021

Nice car. Procedure was exactly as described. Great alternative to corporate rental companies.

Jimmy G.
- May 22, 2022
Brian A.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Brian met me at the airport on both ends of the trip. Friendly and prompt. Loved the car and the Turo experience! Free charging was great, especially with current gas prices. I will absolutely rent from Brian again when in Austin

Brian A.
- April 6, 2022
Eric V.
BMW X1 2015

My host did an excellent job on explaing the entire rental process

Eric V.
- May 6, 2022
Kari H.
Tesla Model X 2017

We really enjoyed having a luxury vehicle for our trip! Chimela’s Model X is impeccably clean. They were great hosts and we appreciated the information ahead of the rental. This was my first time using Turo and will never look back at dealing with large rental companies for future transportation needs.

Kari H.
- May 1, 2022
Dina B.
Toyota C-HR 2018

The car rental process with Olive was very smooth. The car is in great shape. We’d definitely rent this car again.

Dina B.
- May 2, 2022
Victoria N.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 2021

Great service. Good communication. Had the car dropped off at our location and it was so much easier than car rental agency.

Victoria N.
- December 28, 2021
Artur T.
Tesla Model Y 2021

This was our first time using Turo and the experience was absolutely fantastic with Alicia. Alicia was great at providing all information throughout the trip, while also providing the car in an immaculate condition. Model Y was perfect for quick trips around Austin and Hill Country area and the supercharger network makes it so easy to stay charged. I had a blast driving the car while also enjoying autosteer and other modern safety features that make this vehicle an easy choice for vacation trips (especially with current gas prices). Can't wait to come back to Austin and use Alicia's service again.

Artur T.
- April 4, 2022
Tiffany P.
Ford Edge 2020

Great experience. First time using Turo and will never go back to rental companies. David was quick to respond and right on time to drop off and pick up. Thanks!

Tiffany P.
- March 1, 2022
Roy C.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2008

Had a perfect trip, Highlander was great, this was the first time I ever used Turo, and a lot easier, faster and cheaper than rental companies!

Roy C.
- September 29, 2021
Jimmie M.
Mercedes-benz Glb-Class 2021

This was my first time using Turo and Julian made it a great experience. He provided elite customer service leading up to and during our trip. He was always responsive and he made the check in and check out process very smooth during a rush hour at the airport. We will definitely be renting from him again if my family is ever visiting again in the Austin area. His car was extremely clean, spacious enough for luggage and drives like a dream.

Jimmie M.
- February 28, 2022
William K.
Ford Explorer 2018

Michael was great throughout the reservation and rental process - he was super responsive to all of my questions and accommodating of some requests we had for child car seat rentals. The vehicle was very clean upon pick up and drove great for our family’s needs as we traveled in and around the Austin area. I would rent from Michael again when we come back to Austin.

William K.
- April 16, 2022
Laurie B.
Chevrolet Trax 2021

This was the easiest part of our trip! First time using TURO John and his car were perfect!! Bye bye rental companies! LOL

Laurie B.
- August 23, 2021
Monica E.
Mercedes-benz GLE-Class 2021

Joseph was a great host; easy to work with; and the car was excellent. Showroom new, spotless and fun to drive. Nice to see these types of vehicles on Turo. You won’t find such at any rental agency.

Monica E.
- June 10, 2021
Matthew B.
Subaru Forester 2021

Great car! My friend and I thought it drove really smoothly. Perfect for getting around town on the weekends.

Matthew B.
- May 16, 2021
Alex K.
Jeep Compass 2021

Just a truly wonderful experience with Laku. Great communication, easy pickup and drop off from airport. Car was very clean and easy to drive. Much better than the rental counter.

Alex K.
- October 28, 2021
Douglas J.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Renting with Henry was awesome. Logistically, a super smooth process. The Jeep was clean, full of gas, and the perfect car for our time in Austin. I completely forgot it was a hybrid. With gas prices on the way up, this was a lifesaver.

Douglas J.
- October 26, 2021
James B.
Volkswagen Atlas 2021

Our first time using Turo. It’s simple once you get the hang of the additional steps needed vs. a standard car rental. Swift made the process very clear. Parking with ParkandZoom was (surprisingly) extremely easy. The car was new and immaculately clean. I would highly recommend renting from Swift. They were very communicative, clear and the vehicle was fantastic When I’m back in Austin, I will absolutely rent from them. Thanks!

James B.
- February 24, 2022
TONIA L.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016

The car was in excellent condition and was easy to find. Anna was flexible when I missed my flight and had to change the pick up time.

TONIA L.
- May 17, 2022
KRISTINA MARIE M.
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2016

Awesome vehicle Yan was so nice and the vehicle was very nice the rental process with yan was great

KRISTINA MARIE M.
- April 4, 2022
Marc H.
GMC Yukon 2020

Shelly’s Yukon was perfect for our trip. It was clean, well maintained, and she made the entire car renting experience pleasant and super easy. Once you go Turo, you’ll never go back to long airport lines at corporate car rental companies that often leave you stressed and unhappy.

Marc H.
- February 25, 2022
Joseph M.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Tim’s Model Y was in EXCELLENT condition. It was my first time using TURO and to be honest I prefer this way more than rental companies.

Joseph M.
- September 4, 2021
Regina C.
Nissan Rogue Sport 2020

Zephyr made my first experience with Turo wonderful! She was professional and accommodating. I love the vehicle. I drove my 81 year old mother to her appointments and she loved it also. Never again will I rent from those commercial rental companies Thanks to Zephyr.

Regina C.
- April 3, 2022
Alexandra W.
Chevrolet Suburban 2020

Great service and very professional. Car was delivered and picked up from our hotel which saved us the hassle of going to a rental agency. Would definitely recommend and would use again.

Alexandra W.
- March 27, 2021
Steve D.
Jeep Renegade 2021

The car was clean and waiting for us upon arrival at the airport. Matthew was a clear communicator and patient with us as first time Turo users. We had to make a few changes along the way and he was super accommodating. This was so much easier and less frustrating than dealing with car rental companies.

Steve D.
- March 3, 2022
Ryan M.
Lexus RX 450h 2012

This was my first time using Turo and I absolutely loved it! Makes access to cars easy and I was so much happier than when using rental companies.

Ryan M.
- March 9, 2021
Robert W.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Moe communicated with me during the entire rental process. The car was clean and pick-up location was easy to find. I highly recommend Moe.

Robert W.
- April 23, 2022
Daniel P.
Toyota Highlander 2022

Emin was very accommodating, even when I required a later pick up time. Great communication throughout my trip, and the car is in excellent shape!

Daniel P.
- April 19, 2022
Cindy H.
Mitsubishi Endeavor 2011

Chris was super responsive and supplied very informative videos on locating, unlocking and returning the car. What a great alternative to rental car companies!

Cindy H.
- April 21, 2022
Brian B.
Audi Q7 2014

Emmanuelle was very communicative on instructions and it could not have been easier. I doubt I will ever rent a car from a car rental agency again when Turo and good people like Emmanuelle make it this easy with MUCH nicer cars. Thank you Emmanuelle!

Brian B.
- February 7, 2022
Chet C.
Toyota Highlander 2022

Easy rental process, quick confirmation, beautiful car and so easy to work with. This is how customer service is done! Looking forward to renting again in the very near future.

Chet C.
- April 20, 2022
Aaron R.
Toyota 4Runner 2015

This was my first time using Turo, and I’ll definitely do so again. Dan was responsive and flexible. Way easier experience than traditional rental car companies.

Aaron R.
- April 17, 2022
Whitney P.
Infiniti JX 2013

Senetric was great at communicating. The car was immaculate inside and out. Super easy rental process!

Whitney P.
- October 13, 2021
Keep M.
Toyota Highlander 2018

We recently rented Emily’s suv, the vehicle’s outer and inner features are exceptional, the gps, sunroof and seating made for a very nice ride and the vehicle appears showroom maintained. We had some challenges with booking initially which Emily worked to resolve, which speak volumes of her responsiveness, character and integrity. Emily went over in beyond in working to assure our trip was successful, she even included some games for the trip upon request and arrange for easy pick up and delivery of the vehicle. In short,look no more,this ride is more than worth it, you will be glad you did. Many Thanks Emily all went well and we are very appreciative, all the best to you and your family!! We will definitely reach out if in the area and need of a rental again!!

Keep M.
- May 14, 2022
Maggie B.
Lexus RX 350 2012

This car was perfect for our family! It was spacious for all our baby gear. It was very clean and we loved how high tech it felt with all the safety features. The price was the best as well! We would definitely rent Tyler’s car again.

Maggie B.
- April 25, 2022
Michael W.
Nissan Pathfinder 2013

This was our first true Turo experience... and so we were a little nervous about how it would go.... and we're happy to report that IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!! The cost for the 7-seat vehicle we needed for our family was significantly cheaper with Louis' Pathfinder than getting a traditional rental minivan in impacted Austin. And the EASE and efficiency of "renting" the car online and then having Louis simply meet us at the airport pick-up and drop-off areas to give us the key and get it back was SO GREAT!!!! Louis was super communicative and helpful and easy to work with... and was totally understanding when we ended up being a few minutes late because we went to the wrong terminal (our rookie mistake. Lol.). His vehicle was perfect for our needs: it was very clean and comfortable and in great shape.. And he even made sure he had a few extras that we may need, like a phone holder and aux cord, etc. We truly had a great experience renting Louis' Pathfinder and would recommend him and his car to any other travelers!! Thanks, Louis!!

Michael W.
- May 15, 2022
Luxi L.
Toyota Highlander 2022

This is my first time using TURO and Emin made the process super easy!! From pickup to drop off, everything was very smooth and very easy to coordinate with. I was able to message him with any questions I had during my rental period and he responded promptly. I have had rentals from other companies and none of them have ever had this type of service! We will definitely be using this again. Thank you so much Emin! You made our trip stress free and easy!!

Luxi L.
- May 15, 2022
Jessica N.
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2014

Very thankful for this rental. we had no problems what so ever with check in and drop off everything was easy especially communication. The car drove great very spacious for my family trip to Austin! Will most definitely book again

Jessica N.
- May 11, 2022
Kris M.
Jaguar F-PACE 2021

Great rental process throughout. Owner was very easy to talk to and very helpful. Super clean and fun ride for our family of five!

Kris M.
- October 26, 2021
Kimberly S.
GMC Yukon XL 2017

Thomas made the rental process very easy. The Yukon was absolutely perfect for our family trip! Spacious and very comfortable. The best part of the trip was the gas mileage, absolutely amazing how far we got on a tank of gas! Luxury at its finest. I would definitely rent from Thomas in the future.

Kimberly S.
- November 29, 2021
John S.
Nissan Murano 2021

Great car! Smooth seamless experience. Moe was great. Would definitely rent again. What rental car companies should be.

John S.
- August 3, 2021
Brian E.
Chevrolet Equinox 2017

Great communication and friendly, on-time service. Would recommend Kenora to anyone wanting to avoid the hassle of the typical rental process!

Brian E.
- November 17, 2021
Cameron R.
Ford Expedition MAX 2020

Fantastic vehicle in great shape - with all the latest electronics. Stereo and Adaptive Cruise Control in this vehicle are superb. The host was very responsive and helpful for our first Turo rental. Drop-off and pick-up service was also a real upgrade from a traditional rental agency experience. Highly recommended.

Cameron R.
- June 8, 2021
Bryan S.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

My first experience with Turo and the renter, HandiFleet, could not have been better! Pick up and drop off was quick and efficient, and the Jeep was exactly as described and pictured. One of the aspects of renting through Turo that I really like is that you know the specific vehicle you are getting, which is not the same as the major rental companies (e.g. 'Jeep Wrangler or similar'). Communication with HandiFleet through the Turo app was convenient...will definitely use again!

Bryan S.
- March 6, 2022
Cary G.
Lexus RX 350 2012

Easiest rental I have ever done! The Lexus was the perfect vehicle for our trip. This was our first time using Turo and was not sure what to expect, but Tyler made everything go smoothly and was responsive to my questions on a timely manner. I will definitely use him again when I visit Austin! A+

Cary G.
- May 9, 2022
Camille R.
Volvo XC60 2018

The rental was smooth and the car was great! We were heading to a wedding outside of Austin and needing something to comfortably hold our family. The car was clean, even had a charger for our phone and the in-dash navigation was great!

Camille R.
- May 10, 2022
Danielle S.
Nissan Pathfinder 2013

Alvin helped me out so much on my trip! We arrived in Austin and the car rental place was lined up out the doors. I made a reservation on the fly and Alvin brought the car straight to me. He was prompt and made it so easy. I know that can’t always happen but he made every effort to accommodate me even in drop off. I can’t imagine him being able to make it any easier or smoother for me. The car was perfect for our trip. Thank you so very much!

Danielle S.
- April 17, 2022
Jacob M.
Jeep Wrangler 2014

The Jeep was spotless, and pick up instructions/drop off were quick and easy. The Jeep was perfect for a quick trip to the wonderful state parks around Austin where the small rental car would have been out of place. Nicholas was great and able to accept my last minute booking. I will definitely book again!

Jacob M.
- May 5, 2022
Jovanni J.
Jeep Wrangler 2017

Levi was very friendly and very helpful would definitely book a rental from him again on my next Austin Trip!

Jovanni J.
- May 9, 2022
John S.
Subaru Crosstrek 2018

Great experience with owner and car was clean and comfortable. First time participant on Turo and won’t hesitate to rent again with owner. Very responsive and helpful throughout rental process!

John S.
- February 12, 2022
Evan W.
Audi E-Tron 2021

Great people to work with. Arrived with the car on time and arrived for pick up on time. Will use everytime I come to Austin.

Evan W.
- March 7, 2022
Davy W.
Lexus GX 460 2011

Great rental experience overall. My flight was scheduled to land after all the traditional car rental companies were closed (after 10pm) but Handifleet had the SUV prepared for me with a self check in process. I appreciated the clear, up front instructions provided by Handifleet. The SUV is very spacious, in good condition and clean. Acceleration is really good. Note that this SUV has spongy brakes, so if you rent it, pay attention on Austin roads because the drivers there like to suddenly stop.

Davy W.
- May 25, 2021
Stan B.
Toyota Highlander 2013

Cahtar contacted me soon after I submitted the registration to provide me pickup instructions. He stayed in touch up until the pickup day and brought the SUV to airport which made picking up and returning the Highlander very easy without any additional charge. The vehicle had low miles, ran well and was clean. A similar vehicle rented from a rental car agency would be close to double the price… He was trustworthy and professional and would use him again.

Stan B.
- December 1, 2021
Tina N.
Hyundai Tucson 2019

Easy rental process! Car is clean as described. Comes with Apple Car Play which helps a lot. Spacious enough to travel comfortably. Would definitely rent again!

Tina N.
- November 9, 2021
Nanette E.
Chevrolet Equinox 2019

Edgar was extremely patient, graciously helpful and understanding about my schedule modifications as well as instructing me through this apps rental process. I am greatful for his availability.

Nanette E.
- July 13, 2021
Chris T.
Volvo XC40 2019

Everything went great, from vehicle pickup to drop off and everything in between. No problems, everything was as expected. Quicker and better than dealing with the rental car companies.

Chris T.
- July 24, 2021
Jet S.
Porsche Macan 2018

Beautiful car, perfect rental for driving around Austin!

Jet S.
- May 15, 2022
Caroline W.
Mitsubishi Endeavor 2011

This was a great car! I rented the car for a wedding weekend in Austin. I was able to provide airport shuttle service for four family members and their luggage with no problem. Chris made the pick up and return process very simple with how to YouTube videos. Many thanks!

Caroline W.
- May 18, 2022

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Best Austin driving roads

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Lime Creek Road

For satisfying curves and stunning lake views at once, take your Austin car rental alternative toward Travis Lake and pick up Lime Creek Road outside of Cedar Hill.

Highway 183

Get some impressive lakeviews and a few thrilling twisties in your Austin car rental alternative by taking Highway 183 north from the city and catching Ranch Road 1431 to Marble Falls.

Ranch Road 1323

Head west in your Austin car rental alternative on Highway 290 and 281 to pick up this undulating ranch road that winds through wild, sparsely populated hill country.

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