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Car rental alternatives inKailua-Kona, HI

Kailua-Kona, HI
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Top cars in Kailua-Kona, HI

Ford Mustang 2016 — Car rental alternative in Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Ford Mustang 2016

5.0

(118 trips)

All-Star Host

$136/day
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Sun-dappled Kona

Sun-dappled
Kona

Kona is the biggest city on The Big Island, and thanks to the mountains that block out tropical storms, the city is a famously dry, sunny paradise, even by Hawaii standards.

Hawaiian royalty once made their summer homes here, and you can still visit the wealth of historical and cultural sites in and around Kona to get a feel for the past. To really get to know the island, pick up your Kona airport car rental alternative and head to the sparkling beaches, jungle-covered mountains, and stark volcanoes for the trademarks of a Big Island adventure.

Kona favorites

Direct your Kona car rental alternative through the colorful tourist tangle to these notable sights, where beautiful scenery and culture converge.

Huliheʻe Palace

Built out of lava rock in 1838, this unique palace represents the Westernized shift made by Hawaiian royalty, and showcases both European artifacts and spears from Kamehameha The Great.

Kahaluu Beach Park

Just on the outskirts of Kona, this beach is a well-known spot for snorkeling in the placid, shallow waters. It’s a sure thing that you’ll meet a sea turtle and schools of friendly fish.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Learn about the history and culture of Native Hawaiians at this beachfront park, where you hike through a lava field to a black sand beach to explore tidepools and petroglyphs.

Top hosts in Kailua-Kona, HI

Drive In Hawaii ..
4.9
Drive In Hawaii ..

All-Star Host

1644 tripsJoined July 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

I had rented Jeffrey's car for a week and everything was so awesome. Jeffrey was so patient and accommodating. This was my first time using turo and I'll differently be using Jeffrey again. No question
Shelby P.- October 2, 2019
Jeffrey, saved my trip to Big Island :) I booked same day as I’m arrived and in 1 hour (at 10pm) car was delivered to me to the airport. Nice and clean Toyota Prius. Thank you
Petro I.- October 11, 2019

Drive In Hawaii ..’s vehicles

Toyota Prius 2016 — Car rental alternative in Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Toyota Prius 2016

5.0

(55 trips)

All-Star Host

$37/day
Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your Kona car rental alternative on Turo to make the easy shift from beachside to mountaintop.

Book the perfect car
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Start your trusty Kona car rental alternative and head up to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, to watch showers of sparks fly into the ocean off the craggy coastline.

Keaukaha Beach

It’s a gorgeous drive across the island in your Kona car rental, to this black sand Hilo beach, where you can swim in spring-fed pools and snorkel with sea turtles.

Waipio Valley

This verdant, historic river valley is home to Hawaii’s longest waterfall, taro farms, and a dramatic vista from the 2,000-foot cliffs. Steer your Kona car rental alternative to the Hamakua Coast to explore.

Average ratings in Kailua-Kona
(4.9 stars)
Sultan D.
Ford Mustang 2016

Eugene is a superhost! He was super flexible when i needed to extend it. The car is super clean and is fun to drive. Eugene was punctual and always replied to my messages super quick. Pickup and return process were also easy and instructions were clear. Thanks Eugene!

Sultan D.
- June 3, 2019
Ann R.
Dodge Avenger 2013

Despite the problem with the car, Blake was very accommodating and courteous. It was a pleasure to speak with him.

Ann R.
- June 5, 2019
Natalie M.
smart fortwo 2009

The smart car was great! It was so cute and so much room! Perfect for getting around!

Natalie M.
- June 17, 2019
Kyle M.
Ford Mustang 2017

Sam was super awesome and very accommodating! For my first time using Turo, I had a great experience. The mustang was fun to drive and everything went on without a hitch!

Kyle M.
- June 19, 2019
Amy S.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

Pick up and return super easy. Great communication! Great to deal with and car was in excellent condition. No problems!

Amy S.
- June 10, 2019
Justin G.
Mazda 3 2018

Mahalo again good! Last minute business trip inner island and you always pull through! I recommend to everyone!

Justin G.
- June 28, 2019
Ana G.
Ford Mustang 2016

Mark was great to work with and the car was great for cruising around and exploring Kona!

Ana G.
- June 22, 2019
Alex J.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

Kea was incredible. Flexible in scheduling and made the transaction easy and fun. Great bargain w/friendly service.

Alex J.
- June 28, 2019
Saki M.
Toyota Prius 2014

Jason was super friendly and quick to respond! We really enjoyed driving his Prius to the Hilo side and back - the car was clean, had fantastic mileage, and we’d gladly rent from him again!

Saki M.
- May 16, 2019
Ruth C.
Nissan Versa 2016

Jason’s car was very clean, no issues with anything highly recommend him and this car!

Ruth C.
- May 16, 2019
Minaev A.
Honda Civic 2012

The car is very economy (32-41 mpg). Jamie was friendly and we did't have any problem Thanks for rent ))

Minaev A.
- July 11, 2019
Joel H.
Ford Mustang 2017

Great car, easy pickup and return. Can’t beat driving around Hawaii in a convertible!

Joel H.
- July 16, 2019
Kei N.
Nissan Sentra 2016

Mia is a fantastic Turo ambassador. Thank you for a great first time Turo user.

Kei N.
- July 17, 2019
Shawne C.
Polaris Slingshot 2017

Thanks you guys.... we had a blast!

Shawne C.
- July 18, 2019
Asia B.
Nissan Sentra 2016

Mia was very informative and welcoming!! Getting and returning the vehicle was convenient and easy. Would definitely recommend Mia!

Asia B.
- June 9, 2019
Jenna M.
Nissan Versa 2015

Jay’s Nissan was perfect for our month stay in Kona for our family of four. It took us everywhere we wanted to go on the Big Island and fit all of our beach gear. Would definitely rent again!

Jenna M.
- July 11, 2019
Tomer S.
Ford Fusion 2011

Very accommodating with pick up and drop off. Thanks!

Tomer S.
- July 2, 2019
Chigozie O.
Ford Mustang 2016

Great host! My first time trying Turo and jay made the experience very convenient. He sends you a list of recommendations around the island upon check-in which is very useful. Would rent again.

Chigozie O.
- July 4, 2019
Krista M.
smart fortwo 2009

Super fun car to get around the island with and pretty good on gas too!

Krista M.
- July 2, 2019
Emeren S.
Nissan Versa 2016

Great car, grateful that Benjamin communicated with me often

Emeren S.
- July 6, 2019
Gabrielle J.
Hyundai Accent 2006

Sheena and the blue lighting were great ! Definitely the best deal there is out there. The blue lighting got us safely to all the places we wanted to go, and as for roads you can only access with a 4wd we just hitch hiked ! Sheena was wonderful and easy to communicate with :)

Gabrielle J.
- July 19, 2019
Jan Z.
Mazda 3 2012

A great car for a great price. Everything went well and the car is exactely as described. April is a very nice and friendly person. She tried to meet all our needs and communication with her was just perfect. I can highly recommend renting this car for going around the Big Island. Thank you April for perfect experience.

Jan Z.
- July 24, 2019
Emalee M.
Hyundai Elantra 2017

Rebecca was truly incredible to work with! She was professional and kind with clear communication. I highly recommend renting with her as she really does exceeds all expectations.

Emalee M.
- August 20, 2019
Maria G.
Mazda 3 2012

First time using Turo and April was fantastic! Great communication and prompt follow up. She met us at the airport for pickup at 8pm on a Sunday. I would absolutely rent from April again and definitely recommend her!

Maria G.
- August 23, 2019
Nani A.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

A lil bit of both. Needed a car and Kea adventure was very convenient and fast and easy process. Awesome service and nice and clean car well kept

Nani A.
- August 23, 2019
Dave A.
Nissan Versa 2016

Fun time on big island was made better with reliable transportation. Volodymyr was a good guy. Thanks!

Dave A.
- July 27, 2019
Hans-Joachim H.
Nissan Altima 2015

All perfect! The car is great, Kary is great! We decided in time for pick up and return. It worked out best for both sides. We love to come back soon.

Hans-Joachim H.
- July 28, 2019
Amanda H.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

Great fuel efficient car and the cruise control made it much better to drive on long trips on the highway. Excellent communication and the process from pick up and return was so easy. Mahalo!

Amanda H.
- July 30, 2019
Shelby P.
Honda Civic 2017

I had rented Jeffrey's car for a week and everything was so awesome. Jeffrey was so patient and accommodating. This was my first time using turo and I'll differently be using Jeffrey again. No question

Shelby P.
- October 2, 2019
Bethany R.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

Great car, good service. Highly recommend

Bethany R.
- October 7, 2019
Kevin S.
Ford Mustang 2015

hassle free rental. nice car. ill rent again

Kevin S.
- October 15, 2019
Rich W.
Hyundai Elantra 2017

This is a great car, rented from wonderful people. I couldn't recommend it and them more highly!

Rich W.
- September 30, 2019
Geoffrey P.
Ford Mustang 2018

Mark and his mustang were fabulous. Easy delivery and drop off. Perfect way to see Kona for the day. Thanks Mark.

Geoffrey P.
- October 2, 2019
Greg T.
Honda Accord Sedan 2019

Great experience. Happy that I got to find Tk and work with. Thank You

Greg T.
- October 12, 2019
Benjamin H.
Subaru Crosstrek 2019

We decided to rent the suburu through overisland llc. We got in contact almost immediately! Beyond this, he was extremely understanding. We were supposed to drop the csr off at 8pm but we were running late. We gave him a quick call and he had no problem with it. To conclude our experience the csr was perfectly clean and brand new. We felt the true island experience with the car! If you ever need a car with no hassle use this guy! We will be on our next trip!

Benjamin H.
- September 27, 2019
Corey O.
Nissan Altima 2018

Second time renting from Cain and he and the car didn’t disappoint!

Corey O.
- September 30, 2019
Andre P.
Nissan Versa 2016

Had a bit of hiccup with the car in the beginning because the previous renter locked the car with the keys inside. Not Andrew’s fault. He was quick with the communication and got us a replacement vehicle right away in the same location. Everything went smoothly afterwards.

Andre P.
- October 1, 2019
Donald H.
Ford Mustang 2016

Jay and his wife both made us feel so welcome in Hawaii. It was our first time visiting the island and Jay gave us a list of fun things to do on our trip. The car was amazing too. Best way too are Hawaii in a Mustang convertible! Thank you Jay for making our vacation one to remember!

Donald H.
- September 22, 2019
Petro I.
Toyota Prius 2016

Jeffrey, saved my trip to Big Island :) I booked same day as I’m arrived and in 1 hour (at 10pm) car was delivered to me to the airport. Nice and clean Toyota Prius. Thank you

Petro I.
- October 11, 2019
Emily H.
Ford Mustang 2015

The car was great to drive around the island! Josh was very clear and helpful about everything.

Emily H.
- October 22, 2019
Chris B.
Ford Mustang 2018

Mark is amazing. His car is superb. He told me all kinds of cool places to hit up while I was on the island, which was a huge help. No question, the next time I come back to the island I will be hoping that I get the chance to use his car again. Thank you so much Mark.

Chris B.
- October 23, 2019
Honda E.
Ford Mustang 2018

Super nice guy, super helpful resourceful, good conversation, clean car, amazing person.

Honda E.
- November 9, 2019
Kelly V.
Chevrolet HHR 2010

Good car and good service! Really awesome

Kelly V.
- November 2, 2019
Richard H.
Ford Mustang 2016

Ethan was super friendly and very accommodating of some last minute requests that we had. He took the time to explain some features of the vehicle that made our trip a lot easier. Would recommend.

Richard H.
- December 3, 2019
Ha Nul C.
Honda Accord Sedan 2019

Everything about this car and host was excellent. From the pick up to communication to drop off was effortless. 6 stars!!

Ha Nul C.
- December 11, 2019
Gregory H.
Chevrolet Malibu 2014

Oksana was great to work with. Would absolutely rent from her again. We had a minor issue during our trip and she was immediately responsive.

Gregory H.
- October 28, 2019
Lori-Ann P.
Ford Mustang 2016

Everything with Ethan was amazing! He communicated amazing as soon as the trip was booked. Super flexible with times! Had a flat tire occur & Ethan was so understanding! The car didn’t have a spare so we had to get towed to a tire location. Ethan was so great about communicating! He was very helpful & covered the costs. Would absolutely recommend him and his car to anyone!

Lori-Ann P.
- November 1, 2019
Amorous T.
Toyota Corolla 2017

Sarah was great to work with. Car was clean, full tank, and had all the great modern features in today’s cars. Back-up camera made it easy to park. Low fuel eco feature makes gas mileage awesome to tour the island and not break the bank. Would absolutely recommend.

Amorous T.
- December 5, 2019
Ozzy M.
Kia Rio 2014

Michael was so flexible about extending my trip with his car. On point with his communication and replying on time! Really cool guy and easy booking with him! Clean and reliable car. Very pleased!!

Ozzy M.
- November 12, 2019
Austin G.
Honda Civic 2018

First time using this app. Loved that everything was so organized and written out from the start, with no car rental lines.

Austin G.
- November 24, 2019
Michael S.
Ford Fusion 2018

gus made my turn experience another great one!!

Michael S.
- November 26, 2019
James E.
Honda Civic 2017

Awesome experience! Super clean car and simple process, only my second experience with Turo but I'm super satisfied with it overall and plan to keep using it for my vehicle rental needs in the future!

James E.
- November 29, 2019
Brittain C.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2006

Brian was awesome. Car is immaculate and Brian was very flexible and accommodating. Thanks!

Brittain C.
- November 20, 2019
Charly T.
Ford Fusion 2018

Thanks to Gus for everything. Great guy and great car !

Charly T.
- November 16, 2019
Norene C.
Nissan Sentra 2016

The car was perfect. The delivery is awesome.

Norene C.
- August 30, 2019
Nadia M.
Hyundai Accent 2006

So glad I was able to get Blue Lighting last minute. Car was easy way to get around in Kona. I had no problem reaching out to Sheena and she was super accommodating. She is a wonderful person and will provide a good stable car!!

Nadia M.
- August 17, 2019
Hayley H.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Bryan was so flexible and made every effort to help me (especially as a first time user of Turo). He is thorough, patient and understanding. Best car rental experience!

Hayley H.
- August 9, 2019
David C.
Ford Mustang 2018

Mark & his Mustang were fantastic. Not only did he pick up & drop off the vehicle, he helped us with tips and sites to go to! I highly recommend renting with Mark. Plus, the mustang and convertible made for great site seeing.

David C.
- September 14, 2019
Nikhil M.
Ford Mustang 2015

Josh was great to work with. Very reliable but also laid back. The mustang was a blast to drive with the top down!

Nikhil M.
- September 9, 2019
Erin L.
Nissan Sentra 2017

Awesome experience. Kaleo picked us up from the airport and dropped us back off there to eliminate the cost of us having to Uber to the cars location. He was very friendly and even gave us tips about the island. The car itself was perfectly clean inside and out with a full tank of gas ready to go.

Erin L.
- September 5, 2019
Ken N.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

Kea was very responsive and friendly. And the car is great.

Ken N.
- September 15, 2019
Connor B.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2006

This car is a blast ! Great way to see the big island. Bryan made pick up and drop off super easy.

Connor B.
- May 7, 2019
Kenna B.
BMW 3 Series 2009

We were visiting the Big Island from Northern California and booking Sams car was the best decision. It’s a sharp looking ride and drives great. The A/C, the sound system, comfortable leather seats, and sunroof were all there to please. Sam himself is a friendly, laid back people person which made the pick up and drop off a great smooth experience. You can’t go wrong with this rental choice, so much better than a standard rental and priced just right. We will gladly book with Sam again. We might go for his stylin Jeep on our next visit.

Kenna B.
- May 10, 2019
Jane L.
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

Kea’s car was incredibly clean and comfortable! The mileage on this Ford Fusion is great and Kea was very easy to communicate with and made pick up and drop off easy. This was a great car for exploring the big island.

Jane L.
- May 26, 2019
Brian B.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Bryan was quick to answer and offers snorkeling / boogie board for a small extra charge. A/ C was amazing highly recommend !

Brian B.
- May 27, 2019
Jordy C.
Ford Fusion 2011

My girlfriend and I took a trip to Hawaii for fun since we have never been. Ryan was pretty cool and his car was perfect for the trip we took. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family

Jordy C.
- May 27, 2019
Drew S.
Nissan Versa 2015

Very awesome trip thanks to Jay for letting us use his super clean car! Would highly recommend to rent from Jay!

Drew S.
- May 29, 2019
Peri S.
Ford Mustang 2016

John is a friendly, easy-going person who made it super easy to pick-up and drop-off the Mustang. We were even able to drop off the car earlier than planned to accommodate our schedule. The car was a blast to drive and got us everywhere we needed on our trip. We highly recommend renting this beautiful Mustang from John.

Peri S.
- May 30, 2019
David M.
Ford Mustang 2016

Sir John was exceptionally helpful and kind despite multiple issues with Turo.

David M.
- May 30, 2019
Greta P.
Mazda 3 2017

The car was great and we had the best time driving around the island. I completely recommend it!

Greta P.
- April 30, 2019
Craig P.
MINI Cooper Countryman 2012

Nick was right on the ball. Quick to answer, flexible with our delivery needs. The car itself ran like a top. Don't forget to push the "Sport Mode" button on the dash to get that little extra boost when driving.

Craig P.
- April 30, 2019
Ryan G.
Hyundai Accent 2006

Blue Lightning was great to get around in!

Ryan G.
- May 5, 2019
Alicia D.
Toyota Corolla 2017

Amazing ride. Amazing host. Highly recommend

Alicia D.
- December 26, 2019
Mani Y.
Chevrolet Camaro 2018

Left the car with a full tank exactly where we picked it up. Mahalo :)

Mani Y.
- December 31, 2019
Lisa G.
Toyota Camry 2013

It was an easy process and having a car on Kona made our holiday much more exciting. Thanks Robin.

Lisa G.
- December 23, 2019
Karen R.
Ford Mustang 2016

This was our first time using TURO. I don’t think I’ll ever rent again from a rental car company if all Turo experiences are like the one I had with Ethan. We rented his white convertible mustang. He was able to accommodate my family and have pickup and return at the airport. It made the whole process so much easier, especially with kids. We were grateful that it was so fast, so we could start our adventuring right away. The mustang looked like it had just been detailed inside and out. It is a beautiful car. We had a blast cruising around with the top down. If we had any questions, Ethan got in touch with us promptly and his responses were very helpful and thorough. I really appreciated it, being a new Turo user. If we travel back to the Big Island again, we will definitely be renting from Ethan and recommending that our friends do also. Mahalo Ethan!!!!!!

Karen R.
- December 31, 2019
Quentin P.
Subaru Crosstrek 2019

This was our first Turo experience and it was much better than we could even hope for, Not only the car was amazing and cheaper than local agencies, it was also filled with little intentions (guide book of Big Island, iphone charger, ...) On top of that, Tony was very friendly, helpful and super easy to communicate with. Thank you again for this very nice experience, I definitely recommend.

Quentin P.
- December 25, 2019
Carl B.
Volkswagen Manx 1967

Wonderful service from Debi and a fantastically fun vehicle

Carl B.
- December 30, 2019
Reuben A.
Kia Soul 2018

Kaleo was extremely flexible and wonderful to deal with--adjusted my pickup time a bit when I needed to. Clean and very functional car. Would recommend!

Reuben A.
- January 3, 2020
Edward M.
Honda Accord 2011

Great car with awesome gas mileage. Host was on time and incredibly informative.

Edward M.
- January 2, 2020
Jared K.
Nissan Altima 2015

Only car available. It was clean and ran well. Nice guy.

Jared K.
- January 3, 2020
Marlie C.
Toyota Corolla 2018

The car was immaculate! Having an affordable car really made our trip much more enjoyable.

Marlie C.
- January 9, 2020
Dante F.
Nissan Altima 2017

Awesome time. Super helpful. Gave great recommendations

Dante F.
- January 5, 2020
Peter G.
Ford Fusion 2013

Guss is great and so is the car. My plans changed and he had no problems accommodating me.

Peter G.
- January 6, 2020
Nikhil K.
Ford Mustang 2015

We are a couple that rented Josh's Mustang for a couple of days. Josh was very accommodating - he dropped the car off at the airport for us so that pick up became effortless. The lockbox made coordination a breeze. Watching the sunset with this car is highly recommended! Due to our last-minute booking, I ended up having to drive back-and-forth between Kona and Hilo, which added more miles than originally planned for. Josh was quite considerate in offering us an adjustment on the reimbursement for additional mileage. Overall a great experience - one in my which the host Josh put an emphasis on service. Highly recommended. Thanks, Josh!

Nikhil K.
- January 7, 2020
Stephen T.
Nissan Versa 2016

Our experience with Jason was super convenient. He made arrangements to pick us up at the airport, was there when we picked up our bags, and made the whole pickup and return easy. The car was perfect for what we needed and very clean. We will use him again next time.

Stephen T.
- February 3, 2020
Jerome V.
Nissan Sentra 2016

This was a really smooth ride, and everything about the pickup and return went well. I recommend using Anthony for your Big Island car needs!

Jerome V.
- January 11, 2020
Ian P.
Toyota Camry 2008

Thanks so much TJ !! The car worked great :)

Ian P.
- February 10, 2020
Ken B.
Nissan Sentra 2014

TJ upgraded us when our original Sentra wasn't returned yet. Everything was perfect.

Ken B.
- March 2, 2020
Lindsey B.
Honda Accord 2011

I had a very unique circumstance come up and Gus was incredibly friendly, responsive and Accommodating! Highly recommended, would use again.

Lindsey B.
- February 9, 2020

Nearby car rental alternatives

KOA Airport (7 mi)

Best Kona driving roads

Chain of Craters Road

Take this route at the Hawaii Volcano National Park in your Kona car rental alternative for glimpses of fresh lava flow, petroglyph sites, and the dramatic 4,000-foot drop from crater to coast.

Kalapana-Kapoho Road

Take Highway 137 in your Kona car rental alternative through tunnels of trees just off the Puna coast until Isaac Hale Beach Park, where the road was cut off by lava flow.

South Kona Coffee Loop

Head south in your Kona car rental alternative to pick up Highway 160 in Captain Cook and ribbon your way through the lush green forests where farmers grow coffee. Catch Highway 11 back up to town.

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