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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014

4.93

(34 trips)

All-Star Host

$80/day
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Find an affordable rate on Turo and explore San Diego’s sandy beaches

Get beached in San Diego

It’s always a perfect day in San Diego — however you like to vacation. The city is known for its immaculate weather, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, book a car in San Diego to go check out the bevy of museums in town that offer an array of exciting experiences, equally thrilling to adults and kids.

San Diego favorites

The secret to making the most of San Diego is simply to enjoy the outdoors.

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Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to museums, theaters, restaurants, and the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is much more than your average city green. Absorb San Diego’s culture and legendary sunshine.

Cabrillo National Monument

There are many ways to do the beach, but nothing beats a day trip to wander the tidepools and meet all the sea creatures. You can find your preferred type of vehicle in San Diego at a low daily rate, then head down to the shore.

USS Midway Museum

In Downtown San Diego, this retired U.S. aircraft carrier gives you a taste of the Top Gun life. Hang out on the flight deck of the USS Midway, explore the aircraft, and test your fortitude in the flight simulator.

Top hosts in San Diego, CA

ROBERT S.

ROBERT S.

All-Star Host

168 tripsJoined Jun 2021
Awesome car to enjoy San Diego in!
Mike S.- May 10, 2022
Our trip in Robert’s cars was the best! My husband and I really enjoyed driving his car, we have a great time, everything was perfect, clean and full gas, we came from Mexico for the weekend and this car make our visit so much fun! Thank you so much
Mariajose Z.- February 28, 2022

ROBERT S.’s vehicles

Ford Mustang 2014 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA
Ford Mustang 2014

5.0

(34 trips)

All-Star Host

$67/day
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All-Star Host

57 tripsJoined Oct 2021
Very fast and enjoyable car, every part of the rental process was smooth thanks to Paulo. Would definitely rent with them again
Pablo M.- April 3, 2022
Great cars, Great prices! Very Helpful people!
Justin D.- February 21, 2022

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

Road trip itinerary: catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, and take a dip in the Pacific. This is one of the most laid-back and comfortable areas of the country, with easy street parking, a sometimes-mils rush hour, nearby road trip destinations galore. Book a car in San Diego, then travel out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastal roads, and take the rural highways out into the mountains or desert for an entirely different Southern California experience. Avoid the rental car center and take the scenic route with a convertible.

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Carlsbad

Grab a tank of gas and take the hour drive north past Torrey Pines in your car to take in the famously beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, explore the lagoons, or go wild at Legoland.

Borrego Springs

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and discover the unique collection of sculptures tucked into the landscape. Take a road trip out to this touristic location 80 miles south of Palm Springs — the weather is warm any time of year.

Julian

Find your preferred type of vehicle in San Diego, then head an hour out from the city into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of Julian’s 1870s gold mine.

Recent reviews

Brandon K.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Great application...waaay better than commercial rental companies.

Brandon K.
- February 25, 2022
Jj K.
Ford Escape 2020

Quaide made the entire process very easy and so much better than renting from the SD Rental Car Center as I have in the past. Great communication, beautiful vehicle, and no issues at all. Will definitely use again.

Jj K.
- March 13, 2022
Katherine S.
Hyundai Tucson 2022

Such a great experience! So much more convenient than renting from a traditional rental agency, and it saved us a ton of time. A great car, and Tom made the whole process so easy. Would definitely rent from him again the next time we're in San Diego!

Katherine S.
- April 15, 2022
Tina Q.
Chevrolet Suburban 2017

We had a great experience with this rental. SUV was clean, smelled nice, and drove great. Vehicle was located exactly where we were told it would be. Pick up and return was simple. I will definitely rent from Valentin again when in San Diego.

Tina Q.
- May 14, 2022
Paul W.
Kia Niro 2020

Raphael excellent to work with. Car was perfect for our needs. It was great to get a hybrid with todays gas prices. Thanks Raphael!!!

Paul W.
- April 23, 2022
Aakash S.
Kia Telluride 2022

Don is a true professional. The Kia Telluride was received in immaculate condition, and was perfect for cruising around San Diego 😎. The pick up and drop off process was easier and more convenient than taking a shuttle bus to the San Diego Airport rental car counter. Highly recommend Don!

Aakash S.
- April 2, 2022
Jonathan M.
Tesla Model X 2016

Eric was very accommodating nai the care was great especially with gas prices so high.

Jonathan M.
- April 10, 2022
Melanie R L.
Ford Explorer 2020

Logan was on time and very pleasant! The car was beautiful and fit all 7 of us comfortably. I would definitely recommend using Logan again! Despite gas prices the car ran smoothly and not crazy on gas. We had a super awesome time in San Diego with a beautiful car. Mahalo Logan!

Melanie R L.
- March 22, 2022
Carissa H.
Nissan Rogue 2021

100% would rent with again on a future trip to San Diego. Highly recommend!

Carissa H.
- May 18, 2022
Kina A.
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 2012

Great vehicle for exploring the adventures of San Diego.

Kina A.
- May 4, 2022
James H.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Super fun and comfortable car for cruising around San Diego.

James H.
- April 24, 2022
Byron C.
Ford Bronco 2021

Great vehicle to rent in San Diego!

Byron C.
- March 27, 2022
Mimi C.
Ford Bronco Sport 2022

Such a fun and sporty car to zip around San Diego. Everything was so seamless with Jack rabbit rentals.

Mimi C.
- May 2, 2022
Joseph S.
Toyota Highlander 2015

Best priced rentals in the San Diego area. Great rental experience! Highly recommended!

Joseph S.
- August 17, 2021
Salome G.
Kia Sorento Hybrid 2022

The communication with Don was great! He was very responsible and kind. It was my first time renting with Turo and Don made the process very easy and smooth. Also, this car has great millage which is a great thing given the high gas prices! Totally recommend :)

Salome G.
- April 22, 2022
Zachary K.
Jeep Wrangler 2000

Another great trip with one of Josh’s cars. Our original reservation wasn’t able to be used and he had this quick alternative for me. Will 100% use Josh again when I’m in San Diego.

Zachary K.
- May 16, 2022
Emily F.
Honda CR-V 2020

Rented Adams car for a family vacation to San Diego. Adam was extremely responsive and easy to work with! Would highly recommend this car and renting from Adam.

Emily F.
- April 28, 2022
Pierre T.
BMW X5 2015

We wanted a car that would feel safe and not 'floaty' on the highways of San Diego, as opposed the generic rental car. We also have 2 kids, and had a wagon, stroller, 2 carry-on and 2 large luggage. Sergei's BMW X5 ticked all the boxes as well as style (it has the M-Sport package as well! Don't expect the cheapest price, but it was priced very fairly, steal if you consider the power and style you're getting with this car! I can't wait to go back to San Diego and rent this car again! Pickup and drop off was a breeze as well! Spend the extra money and pick up the car at the airport!

Pierre T.
- April 26, 2022
Nick C.
Hyundai Palisade 2022

This was our first time to use Turo. The experience was perfect. Sam was very responsive. The pick-up and drop-off was easy. We had other family members rent a car the traditional way and we were in our car 45 minutes before they got to the rental counter. Car was perfect.

Nick C.
- May 19, 2022
Mindy K.
Lexus Ux 2021

Great car, having a hybrid kept my gas prices down. Gabe was very nice and he kindly accommodated my return a couple of hours early.

Mindy K.
- March 5, 2022
Jason M.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Carolina was very easy to work with and the rental process was super easy! Loved the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Will definitely rent one of her cars again when coming back to San Diego!

Jason M.
- October 13, 2021
Trevin T.
Toyota RAV4 2021

Amazing ride and great hosts. Will definitely book again when I come back to San Diego!

Trevin T.
- April 29, 2022
Thomas R.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Great car and super easy rental process. Car was really clean and fun to drive.

Thomas R.
- May 7, 2022
Mark B.
Dodge Durango 2017

Jeniva was a great host. Very informative and responsive. We'll definitely get her service in our future San Diego trip.

Mark B.
- May 18, 2022
Mootie B.
Buick Encore 2022

Great Car & Great Customer Service… Yes I Will Rent Again When I Cone Back To San Diego…. Thanks For Everything

Mootie B.
- May 10, 2022
Bryant N.
Honda Pilot 2021

Amazing vehicle for our trip in San Diego. Hauled my family of 5 and luggage just perfectly. Jonathan is a very nice host. Would recommend!

Bryant N.
- May 10, 2022
Chris W.
Jeep Renegade 2015

Heathers jeep was easy to check in with and was perfect for our day in San Diego.

Chris W.
- May 13, 2022
Jack W.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2017

Kayla was extremely helpful and responsive! The car was an absolute blast to drive around San Diego!

Jack W.
- May 14, 2022
Farhad B.
Kia Telluride 2022

Don was awesome! Quick to response to my questions. The car was very clean. Will definitely rent from him again on our next trip to San Diego.

Farhad B.
- May 8, 2022
Marvella B.
Nissan Pathfinder 2022

Sam was an awesome host! Communication was very clear and precise! Delivery and return was smooth and very transparent! I would truly recommend this vehicle as well as Turo to others. Very good on gas and thats even with gas prices being as high as it is now. Love the unlimited mileage....that what sold me.

Marvella B.
- May 18, 2022
Keith F.
Mazda CX-5 2021

Pickup was much faster than normal car rental and drop off was easy. Both at the Airport. Would use again if I make it back to San Diego.

Keith F.
- April 27, 2022
Michelle P.
Nissan Pathfinder 2013

Had an amazing trip.. Easy pick up and drop . Juan had great communication and answered messages promptly. Hope to return San Diego soon

Michelle P.
- May 12, 2022
Timothy D.
BMW X1 2016

Ryan was super helpful on Pick Up day. The car was great. Perfect size for zipping around San Diego!

Timothy D.
- April 21, 2022
Nolan B.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 2021

Everything went off without a hitch and the Jeep worked perfect for our needs while in San Diego. Thanks!

Nolan B.
- May 11, 2022
Pete K.
Ford Bronco 2021

Great bronco to cruise around San Diego in. Quick and easy experience picking it up and dropping it off.

Pete K.
- May 17, 2022
Natalie G.
Jeep Wrangler 2017

Abraham and Rachel were the best hosts San Diego has to offer! We had the pleasure of being able to chat with them when we picked up the vehicle and immediately noticed how personable and professional they were. They are very knowledgeable about the San Diego area and gave us great recommendations. Not to mention the vehicle was extremely clean and a blast to ride around in. I would recommend Abraham and his jeep to anyone wanting to get the most out of San Diego!

Natalie G.
- April 25, 2022
Vaibhav M.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2020

Great car!!. Nestor was very helpful with the whole rental process. Will be using again and recommend for others.

Vaibhav M.
- April 30, 2022
Nick O.
Tesla Model X 2017

Super helpful and kind hosts we would definitely check availability with them again if we are in San Diego again

Nick O.
- May 1, 2022
Tony W.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 2021

Great vehicle for a vacation around San Diego

Tony W.
- December 23, 2021
Mistie V.
Honda CR-V 2019

This was a great car for getting around San Diego and Joshua Tree. Excellent on gas with updated electronics! Thank you!!

Mistie V.
- May 11, 2022
Briam R.
Kia Sportage 2022

The team was great. Very prompt, car is in perfect condition. Will definitely work with them anytime in in San Diego!

Briam R.
- May 15, 2022
JANCY U.
Chevrolet Traverse 2020

Experience first time experience highly recommended far much better value for the money compared with car rental companies

JANCY U.
- January 3, 2022
Mary Lou W.
BMW X1 2018

Car was fantastic! The perfect drive for San Diego. Wonderful service, Don provided detailed instructions, was responsive. The car is in excellent condition. Highly recommend & hope to use again on our next San Diego trip!

Mary Lou W.
- March 20, 2022
Rodney D.
Tesla Model Y 2021

My trip was amazing. Customer service was amazing. The car was absolutely a dream to drive. Will definitely use Mrs. Darcie everything I’m back in San Diego.

Rodney D.
- May 1, 2022
Dean G.
Ford Explorer 2019

Tony very pro TURO owner. Inside of car was immaculate. Easy pick up drop off. Very convenient for North County San Diego.

Dean G.
- May 17, 2022
Chad B.
Ford Bronco Sport 2022

Loved the Broncho for running around San Diego. Pleased with the MPG when considering current fuel prices. Car was super clean and fueled up. Communication was quick and friendly. Highly recommend Jackrabbit rentals

Chad B.
- March 11, 2022
James S.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

Abraham was a great guy who provided a simple and easy rental process! He accommodated me whenever my plans had changed and needed to update my trip time. I would definitely rent with him whenever I am back in the San Diego area! Thanks Abraham!!

James S.
- June 7, 2021
Tim V.
Jeep Wrangler JK 2018

Great jeep for driving around San Diego. Julio was great to work with. Will look him up next time I’m in town

Tim V.
- April 30, 2022
Mauricio D.
Alfa-romeo Stelvio 2019

Excellent SUV and service provided by HM Vacations! Our next time in San Diego will be with them!

Mauricio D.
- March 14, 2022
Carlos R.
Ford Bronco 2021

SD EZ rent made everything super EZ and convenient, always responded to everything right away. Would definitely use again next time I am in the San Diego area

Carlos R.
- May 2, 2022
Sandy D.
Nissan Kicks 2022

Amazing Rental company and very personal service. First time using Turo and I won’t go back to regular rental companies. Thank you salmon sauce for excellent service

Sandy D.
- March 19, 2022
Vinay S.
Tesla Model Y 2022

Amazing host always takes care of us when I’m in San Diego

Vinay S.
- April 10, 2022
Guled M.
BMW X1 2016

Always a pleasure to rent from Ray!! My go to when I’m in San Diego.

Guled M.
- February 23, 2022
Elizabeth G.
Jeep Wrangler JK 2018

This was the best rental car experience I've ever had! Our host was very responsive, met us at the airport, and the rate was far lower than anything I could find online through traditional rental companies. The Jeep was so fun to drive! We had such a great experience. Will rent from this host EVERY time I'm in San Diego. Thank you!

Elizabeth G.
- July 28, 2021
Sahar S.
Kia Niro 2020

Check in was smooth and rafael was so nice during our trip! The car was amazing on gas and clean when we picked it up. Would definitely rent again from rafael when I visit san diego!!

Sahar S.
- May 12, 2022
Steven B.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2022

They were so accommodating and made the whole process so easy!! I will definitely partner with HelloDrive the next time I’m in San Diego!!

Steven B.
- April 23, 2022
Alisa P.
Dodge Journey 2009

Everything went supersmoothly! 😍☺️ Nice car, easily accessible, Joe was great at responding and communicating. Perfect option to traditional car rental companies! Will definitely use it again!

Alisa P.
- March 10, 2022
Jen T.
Volkswagen Taos 2022

Car was new and clean, and the rental process was excellent! We’ve used Turo several times and this was one of the smoothest! Thank you.

Jen T.
- May 16, 2022
Denise Q.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Fantastic car. Great host communication. Really added to our enjoyment of San Diego!

Denise Q.
- February 20, 2022

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Best San Diego driving roads

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Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Grab a car and head north out of the bustling city to catch ocean views from Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines, Solana Beach, Encinitas, all the way past Oceanside.

Palomar Mountain Loop

For this challenging, scenic mountain loop, navigate your car northeast of San Diego to catch Highway 76 out of Temecula into the Cleveland National Forest for thrilling views.

Old Highway 80

Book a car and hit Old Highway 80 to see the ghost towns and abandoned ruins along this two-lane highway, built in 1956 to connect San Diego all the way east to Savannah, Georgia.

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