Top rated cars in Charleston, SC
Charleston has quickly become one of travelers’ favorite cities. This southern seaside escape boasts happening restaurants and bars, a gorgeous brick-walled downtown, and dreamy Atlantic coast beaches.
Take a walking tour through town and pick up a souvenir at Charleston City Market, then stroll the Battery and Waterfront Park for southern style architecture. Make sure to visit historic mansions like The Nathaniel Russell House in the Charleston Historic District and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens for the perfect warm afternoon stroll.
Get your fill of southern charm and American history while eating your way through Charleston, then hit the beach for some downtime.
For first-time visitors and history buffs, the walls, cannons, and museum of Fort Sumter are a must-see. The site of the beginning of the American Civil War is perched on an island in Charleston Harbor, which you can access via a ferry ride.
This mansion is the former home of Arthur Middleton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Visit to gawk at the collection of historic furniture and art and take a tour through the impressive 65-acre gardens.
Just east of the city, Isle of Palms boasts seven miles of gorgeous clean coastline for relaxing, swimming, or windsurfing. Isle of Palms’ expansive white sands are slightly more popular with families than other Charleston beaches like Folly Beach.
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Strolling the colorful, cobbled streets of the Charleston city center is an excellent option if you’re only in town for a few days. But rush hour traffic can get busy in the popular summer months, so grab a car, fill up the tank, and head out for a day trip or road trip to the lush Carolina countryside for more hidden gems.Book the perfect car
Less than an hour’s drive south through moss-covered oak tree tunnels, this barrier island feels worlds away and is the perfect overnight resort escape for your choice of fine dining, pampering, kayaking, and world-class golfing.
A couple hours in the car will bring you just across the Georgia state line to Charleston’s sister city, Savannah. Relax at your own pace and make sure to hang out at some of Savannah’s abundant verdant spaces like Forsyth Park and Skidaway Island.
If you still need more beach time, head about two hours north up Route 17 to reach Myrtle Beach, the famous resort town boasting the endless white beaches of the Grand Strand with warm waves for surfing and swimming.
The rental process was easy & smooth. Ashley was nice and accommodating and her instructions were very clear. The vehicle was nice & clean. I would definitely rent this vehicle again when I am in the area.
Great communication, Lee was super friendly and accommodating. The Jeep was in immaculate condition and driving around Charleston was so fun in our rugged ride. Would highly recommend renting from him and look forward to taking the Jeep back out for a spin when we are back in town. Thanks!
Hunter is a phenomenal host , easy to communicate with from start to finish on my families trip to Charleston. The vehicle is well maintained and was a joy to adventure in. Definitely 5 stars.
We had the best experience renting Lee’s Jeep to go to the beach. He walked us through how to take the top off, was super courteous, responsive and nice. We will definitely rent from Lee again next time we are in town. Thanks again!
Tyler was very accommodating as we used Turo for the first time. He delivered the car on-site and even picked up before our departure. When we are back visiting Charleston, we will definitely be using him again.
The car was great and a pleasure to drive. Shane was incredibly accomodating to us for our trip.
Shane was a fabulous host. Super friendly, easy going, and knows a lot about the Charleston area which was really helpful for our trip. His car was a pleasure to drive and perfectly spotless. Highly recommend - and he also rents places to stay ☺️
Great little car and wonderful host! She’s easy to deal with and super responsive.
Will was incredibly accommodating! Everything about the trip was easy and it was a great automobile to drive - clean on arrival and smooth sailing. Definitely planning on booking again soon!
Charles’ Expedition was perfect for our group and trip. Plenty room for 6 people with four sets of golf clubs. The vehicle was very clean and everything worked perfectly. Charles was very helpful and flexible with our plans. It was much better then then renting from one of the national car rental firms. If we make it back to Charleston in the near future we will rent from Charles again.
Everything went really smoothly. David replied quickly. Car was clean and exactly what we were expecting. First time using this app and highly satisfied with David and Turo.
Host was excellent at communicating with me and flexible with my emergency situation. Car was very clean and the extra supplies came in handy. I’d for sure book again!
Ja’san was completely accommodating and a first class host. The car was immaculate and ran perfectly. Highly recommended!!!
Chris was awesome. Very easy and straightforward to get going in his Jeep. Great recommendations for places to eat in Charleston and Shems Creek. I would recommend going with Chris the next time you plan a trip to Charleston, especially if you want to have a jeep! Such a fun vehicle to drive. We loved it. Thanks Chris.
Great car! Great house! Great experience! Lee communicated great the car was exactly as represented, and he was extremely accommodating with my odd schedule! It Couldn’t have gone better. Thanks Lee
It was an amazing experience. Mr. Charles was great to deal with and the Expedition ran like a champ & it was a very smooth ride. If I have to go on another trip I am definitely calling Mr. Charles and his Ford Expedition.
Ashley and Pat were wonderful to rent from. We enjoyed driving the Tiguan while we were touring around Charleston. I highly recommend using this turo rental while in the Charleston area. They are so nice and very helpful. Thank you again!! Megan and Daryl
Charles was definitely a 5 star host! He was so accommodating and made everything so convenient for our vacation! I would definitely recommend renting from him!
This car is so cool to drive!! A really fun experience for those looking to try out a Tesla before buying or if you want to feel like you’re in a futuristic space ship! Chris was super flexible on pickup/drop off. If I ever need a fun rental again, I’ll definitely rebook!
Michael was extremely accommodating as I had to modify my trip twice! He allowed me to keep it an extra night. The car was so clean, a great ride and super convenient! I’d 100% rent this car again.
Joshua was a great host, very responsive and the car was in perfect condition. Would definitely rent from Joshua again!
Chris is friendly and very easy to work with when making arrangements. I had questions during my trip about the Jeep (never driven one before), all questions were answered very quickly. Fun vehicle to drive. Lots of people want to talk about the Jeep and discuss the big tires. If you are a first time Turo user, Chris is very available and makes the process run smoothly.
Amazing car & host. Highly recommended. This car could not have been better.. Super sleek, stylish and eye-catching. Free unlimited supercharging is a huge bonus— especially with the supercharger being so centrally located… do yourself a favor and rent THIS Tesla while in Charleston. Totally worth it!!
Best host love the car all eyes on you when you drive it he even drop us at the airport
This was a great car for our trip. Very roomy and all the suitcases fit into the trunk with no problem. Pickup and drop off was super easy as well. Thanks Jackie!
Josh is so easy to work with. His vehicle is exactly as described. Would definitely rent from him again.
Chris Has One Amazing Tesla And Is A Great Host, I Will Enjoy Renting His Tesla Again, Fun Times! ☺️
Great car! Katharine was wonderful and communication was prompt. Would rent this vehicle from her again!
Jackie was friendly and very easy to work with. Very clean and smooth ride. Highly recommended!
Alexis was super accommodating and the car was great! Would highly recommend it.
Great, fun; well maintained vehicle. Chris was very communicative and responded immediately with any questions we had. Pick up and drop off were a breeze. We ubered to and from the pickup location and chris was punctual and flexible with vehicle drop off. (We had to drop it off a couple hours early to catch a flight.) It was even updated with CarPlay so you could hook up your phone and use your gps and Spotify account through the Jeep’s system. All around great experience! Highly recommended!
Got to finally experience driving around in a jeep. Chris was easy to work with. Drop off and pick up was a breeze
The service and communication was very prompt and reliable. I appreciate the last min accommodations to our changes and was very helpful throughout the whole process. The vehicle was very reliable and clean. It drives very smoothly. Would use Lamar and his partner’s service again!
Jackie, Was super great to work with we would definitely read from her again in the future highly recommend it
Great car abs Katharine made the pick up and drop off very easy on us. Car was clean, had a full tank and was ready to go. We will definitely use Turo again.
Spotless car, inside and out. Very professional hosts, delivery and pick-up were both completely seamless.
First time using Turo, Chase made the experience seamless from meeting me to walk through the car’s feature and where to return vehicle.
Derek was very professional. Handoff went great. The vehicle was immaculate. Really enjoyed myself this weekend driving and so did my fiancé
Great vehicle, easy pick up and drop off, excellent communications. Recommend for sure.
Anna was a great host. She was early when dropping off the car which allowed us to get a head start on our trip. The car was nice and clean and a joy to drive! Would recommend her to anyone!
Sleepy towns, rural farmlands, and historic churches dot this winding 100-mile route along the Savannah River in the south part of the state. Stop off for fishing, swimming, or hiking wherever you please!
Drive through towering tree tunnels, salt marshes, and moss-covered forests on your way out to the Atlantic Ocean. Make sure to stop at the old plantations along the way like Brooklands Plantation and Windsor Plantation.
South Carolina’s Loneliest Road is only 13 miles long, but drivers will be treated to the Sumter National Forest’s scenic overlooks, hidden hiking trails, and waterfalls in the northern part of South Carolina.
Rent cars on Turo with Commercial Hosts
Rent with Commercial Hosts on Turo and find the perfect Charleston rental car. Commercial Hosts are Turo-approved independent local hosts or boutique car rental companies in the US, Canada, UK, and all over the world.
To rent a car in Charleston with Commercial Hosts on Turo, you may be asked to sign a rental agreement or provide a refundable security deposit. Commercial Hosts provide their own insurance and physical damage protection, so renting with a Commercial Host is a bit different than your usual Turo experience.