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Car rental alternatives inSan Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Chevrolet Volt 2012 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA 92102
Chevrolet Volt 2012

5.0

(251 trips)

All-Star Host

$36/day
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Get beached in San Diego

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, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, take your San Diego car rental alternative for a spin to 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. So catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, dip in the water, and when you’re indoors, don’t forget to pause at the windows.

Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to several museums, theaters, and restaurants, 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 wandering the tidepools and meeting all the sea creatures. You’ll need a San Diego car rental alternative to get down to the shore, then wait for low tide.

USS Midway Museum

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

Top hosts in San Diego, CA

Curtis C.
4.9
Curtis C.

All-Star Host

6573 tripsJoined October 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Renter very quick to respond will definitely rent from him again - thank you
Duaa B.- December 3, 2019
Curtis was prompt with messaging me back about certain concerns and I was able to extend my trip with out a problem.
Whitney W.- December 18, 2019

Curtis C.’s vehicles

Mazda CX-5 2016 — Car rental alternative in Los Angeles, CA 90094
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Mazda CX-5 2016

5.0

(154 trips)

All-Star Host

$59/day
Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your San Diego car rental alternative on Turo to cruise out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastline, and head into the mountains or desert for an entirely different southern California experience.

Book the perfect car
Carlsbad

Take the hour drive north in your San Diego car rental alternative 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 on the two hour drive in your San Diego car rental.

Julian

Known for its apple orchards, steer your San Diego car rental alternative an hour into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of the town’s 1870s gold mine.

Average ratings in San Diego
(4.9 stars)
Haris K.
FIAT 500 2016

Awesome host , fun car to drive , very helpful host, very good communication

Haris K.
- March 24, 2020
Sijifredo B.
Polaris Slingshot 2016

Kristopher made my experience very easy , he is a very friendly person. He replys fast and his vehicle is very clean and we will definitely rent from him again.

Sijifredo B.
- March 24, 2020
Jayson D.
Lexus IS 200t 2016

Beautiful car. Nice people. Thank you!

Jayson D.
- July 30, 2019
Alan A.
Ford Fusion 2017

Everything went smooth and as advertised. Would use Carlos again!!!

Alan A.
- July 30, 2019
Michael R.
Porsche Panamera 2018

I had an excellent experience working with Mike and Sarah. They were very accommodating regarding the pick up and drop off location and great communication throughout the process. The car is great fun to drive. I will definitely rent from them next time I’m in town.

Michael R.
- July 30, 2019
Hugo J.
Honda Accord 2016

Sonny is a AWESOME host. The accord was perfect, clean and he was able to accommodate my trip very fast. What a awesome experience.

Hugo J.
- July 30, 2019
Joss R.
Nissan Versa 2019

Very clean car , also good with gas !

Joss R.
- July 29, 2019
Alex K.
Audi A5 2012

Great - clean car. Had zero problems. Thank you Tetiana!

Alex K.
- July 29, 2019
Kent T.
Volkswagen Eos 2009

Levi is a champ! Easy to work with and the experience was top-notch.

Kent T.
- July 31, 2019
Ariane O.
Toyota Camry 2014

Kenny was very accommodating with our last minute reservation. She was so easy to get in touch with; very quick response time! Flexible with pickup and drop off time. So convenient that her car came with a windshield phone mount without extra charge, and especially loved that it had reverse camera feature! Thanks again, Kenny!

Ariane O.
- July 31, 2019
Anthony L.
Volkswagen Jetta 2017

Excellent service and easy communication throughout. Definitely recommend utilizing any of his services!

Anthony L.
- August 2, 2019
Brittany F.
BMW 5 Series 2013

Brad was a great host. The car was great wish I could have had it longer

Brittany F.
- August 2, 2019
Jessica B.
Nissan Sentra 2013

Carlos was responsive and allowed me to extend the rental. The car was reliable and good on mileage. I will rent again.

Jessica B.
- August 2, 2019
Noelle G.
Volkswagen Jetta 2017

Super easy pick up and drop off. Very nice car and clean!

Noelle G.
- July 30, 2019
Chris B.
BMW 5 Series 2014

Car was excellent and Alex was flexible with some last minute changes

Chris B.
- July 29, 2019
Michael M.
Chevrolet Camaro 2012

Rhett was awesome to work with. He was flexible and timely with his pickup and drop off and his responses were timely and informative. The car was amazing to drive and I wish we had more time to take advantage of it. Thanks Rhett!

Michael M.
- July 29, 2019
Juadon T.
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016

Great first experience using the Turo app. Car was clean and and drove like a brand new car. No issues with pick or delivery. Karina was quick to respond if I had any questions. Definitely recommend the app and business with Kariana

Juadon T.
- July 30, 2019
Amber N.
Nissan Versa 2019

I booked this super last minute & He was super prompt and flexible! Thanks for accepting my 1 hour last minute booking!!

Amber N.
- July 30, 2019
Heidi P.
Ford Mustang 2017

Great car, easy pick up and drop off. Highly recommend!

Heidi P.
- July 30, 2019
Ryan D.
Dodge Challenger 2017

Such a beast of a car! I miss my old challenger and driving Carlos’ T/A definitely makes me want to get another one!

Ryan D.
- July 30, 2019
Leonar O.
Chevrolet Camaro 2015

Awesome ride!!!!! BT was a great person to work with.

Leonar O.
- July 30, 2019
Lacunia K.
Ford Mustang 2015

I want to buy a Mustang after using this one for 2 day!

Lacunia K.
- August 3, 2019
Glaydston B.
Ford Fusion 2017

great car and fun to drive. really recommend.

Glaydston B.
- August 4, 2019
Andrew R.
BMW 3 Series 2011

Thanks so much. My son and I had a wonderful time as I showed him LaJolla and a few other cool places! Great car and thank you again!!!

Andrew R.
- July 23, 2019
Chris D.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2018

return renter... jake is awesome , car is great , service impeccable see you next time Jake

Chris D.
- July 23, 2019
KC S.
BMW 3 Series 2010

Fun! Jay was great, the car was gorgeous and the process was a breeze.

KC S.
- July 22, 2019
Daniel G.
Chevrolet Cruze 2018

This was an easy rental! Picked up right from SAN. The car was comfortable and clean. Would definitely use her again!

Daniel G.
- July 22, 2019
Bill H.
Tesla Model S 2016

Anton is a fantastic host, friendly, reliable, flexible, and informative. If you rent a Tesla definitely use Anton!

Bill H.
- July 22, 2019
Johanna H.
Toyota Camry 2012

I can't say that every rental through Turo goes this smoothly, but working with Mina was certainly a breeze! I highly recommend her as a host!

Johanna H.
- July 23, 2019
Lindsay E.
Toyota Yaris 2007

Good car for those on a budget.. Very basic features. Gets the job done. Host was flexible and personable.

Lindsay E.
- July 23, 2019
Lynn D.
Kia Forte 2017

Nice car. Got very good gas mileage!

Lynn D.
- July 22, 2019
Anastacia C.
Nissan Altima 2017

Steven was punctual, friendly and professional!

Anastacia C.
- July 23, 2019
Danii A.
Honda Accord 2016

Great trip thankful I could book last minute

Danii A.
- July 23, 2019
Amy B.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Book this car. It's easy to pick up and return. Communicating with Shannon is easy and fast. The car is super clean and nice! 10/10 would rent here again.

Amy B.
- July 22, 2019
Robert Jr H.
Kia Optima 2019

Lic did a wonderful job and provided a good car...would gladly rent fron him again

Robert Jr H.
- July 23, 2019
Julie K.
Ford Mustang 2017

Carlos made pickup and drop off super easy and the car runs/handles great! Would definitely rent again. Thanks Carlos!

Julie K.
- July 24, 2019
Christopher O.
smart fortwo 2008

The car is very fuel efficient and reminds of my old army days in Europe. It is nice to cruise around at night with the top down with a cool breeze running by my bald head. I would definitely rent it again.

Christopher O.
- July 24, 2019
Carrie G.
MINI Cooper 2013

Our first time using Turo and we will definitely use it in the future. Gustavo was a great host and the car is super fun to drive.

Carrie G.
- July 23, 2019
Nico M.
BMW 2 Series 2016

Amazing car, great guy and flexible with times!

Nico M.
- July 23, 2019
Madi B.
Ford Mustang 2010

It was a great journey. We went to LA and sequoio park by wonderful ford mustang. There weren't any problems with this car. Thank you, Kristen.

Madi B.
- July 25, 2019
James P.
Hyundai Sonata 2017

The car was excellent - clean, comfortable and good on gas. Everything I needed for my business trip. Ratchai makes sure his car is well maintained and communicates about pick-up, drop-off, etc clearly. I highly recommend him and his vehicle.

James P.
- July 24, 2019
Amanda M.
Porsche Boxster 2013

The whole process of pick up and drop off for this car was super easy and convenient. The car was in great condition and it was a lot of fun to drive around. Couldn’t recommend any more than this!!

Amanda M.
- July 25, 2019
Miranda I.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Great car!! Very clean,nice, and gas efficient.

Miranda I.
- July 25, 2019
Gary B.
Toyota Avalon 2006

Great reception upon arrival. Cold beverages provided as we departed for one week of enjoying the San Diego area. The auto operated well with no problems. We will go back to Fadi again our next time to San Diego.

Gary B.
- July 25, 2019
Matthew D.
Chevrolet Volt 2014

Mustafa was great. Very easy to communicate pick up and drop off. The car was clean and in good condition. Would definitely rent again.

Matthew D.
- July 25, 2019
Nick R.
Ford Mustang 2016

Christopher was Awesome, This was the Best car rental experience I have ever had! Christopher was 100 % Professional and a Great Communicator when it came to any questions I had. I will Definitely rent again from Him.

Nick R.
- July 25, 2019
Fernando V.
Ford Crown Victoria 2008

Showkat was extremely flexible with the pickup and return, gave all the car instructions and had a great communication channel during the trip. The car is great and fun to drive. We had a great time!

Fernando V.
- July 25, 2019
Jeremy S.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Very easy process. Rodolfo was helpful and flexible. Nice guy, nice car. I’d happily work with Rodolfo again in the future.

Jeremy S.
- July 26, 2019
David Y.
Porsche 911 2017

Lisa’s Porsche 911 was EPIC. The most fun car I’ve ever driven. But even more than that, Lisa was an incredible host. Extremely good communicator, very flexible, easy going. Lovely to deal with. Would highly recommend.

David Y.
- July 26, 2019
James Paul S.
Porsche Cayman 2008

Craig was great to work with and the car is amazing!

James Paul S.
- September 1, 2019
Jessica W.
Nissan Altima 2010

This car drove well. He was very flexible with our drop off and pick up times. Perfect for driving on our vacation.

Jessica W.
- September 1, 2019
Chantel C.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018

Such an easy and convenient setup. Car was beautiful and clean! Carlos was responsive and so on top of everything.

Chantel C.
- September 2, 2019
Andrew W.
Chevrolet Corvette 2016

Trip was amazing. Chris and his wife were very welcoming and friendly. Told me what I needed to know about the car in about 5 minutes and let me drive away with it for the weekend. It was a dream come true for my girlfriend and I and I would happily rent one of Chris’s cars again in the future.

Andrew W.
- September 2, 2019
Andrew D.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017

The car is amazing. Its almost new and super clean. Its fun to drive on highway and you can remove the roof, go slow and chill near the cost. Efe does a great job too - he is kind, reasonable, flexible and punctual. If you looking for a car near San Diego - look no further, your best experience is right here. Book it :).

Andrew D.
- September 2, 2019
Alex O.
Maserati Ghibli 2015

Honestly every box was checked for us on this trip. Aaron was awesome to work with, and flexible with drop off / pick up. Very friendly, and communicated with us the whole weekend. The car was absolutely insane. Highly recommend anyone going to San Diego to rent the Maserati.

Alex O.
- September 2, 2019
Benjamin L.
Audi S4 2007

Magnus was very flexible and easy to pick up & return. The car was phenomenal. Convertible that is quick with a good low v8 sound. Would rent again 10/10.

Benjamin L.
- September 2, 2019
Scott C.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014

This was a last minute rental and I’m really impressed with how well the team was at Luxe to accommodate me. Awesome car! Would definitely recommend using these guys.

Scott C.
- September 2, 2019
Luis C.
Tesla Model S 2014

It was my First Time to this App and Clay was Amazing ...great Service he was always communicating with me the Quinseañera had a Great Time we were very Happy definitely will request the Tesla in the Future 😎👍😀😄

Luis C.
- September 3, 2019
Gabriella K.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Sandeeps model 3 is beautiful! It was a fun ride and him and his wife are very nice and made the entire process easy! Definitely recommend 😁

Gabriella K.
- September 3, 2019
Kelsey O.
Mitsubishi Mirage 2017

What a great car! My boyfriend and I were only in town for a few days and this little Mirage was perfect for zipping around in traffic and it had GREAT gas mileage. It was sparkling clean, and Rodolfo was great to communicate with. Will definitely use one of his cars again next time we are in the area!

Kelsey O.
- September 3, 2019
Alexander Gregorio G.
BMW i8 2015

The i8 was a fun car to have around San Diego. Gus was flexible with hours and was an overall great experience. I would rent again, and recommend renting from Gus!

Alexander Gregorio G.
- August 11, 2019
Allison W.
Ford Crown Victoria 2008

LOVED the ease of this! Thanks, Showkat!

Allison W.
- August 12, 2019
Mathew P.
Ford Fusion 2017

Carlos was super responsive and easy to work with.

Mathew P.
- August 13, 2019
Diane T.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018

Great , clean car and very accommodating host. Thank you!

Diane T.
- August 12, 2019
Veronica S.
Hyundai Accent 2015

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ thank you Carlos for making this experience easy. I will continue to do business with you again the next time I’m in town.😃

Veronica S.
- August 13, 2019
Daniel Y.
Volkswagen Jetta 2017

Ratchai was a great host. The car was in great condition, easy to pick up and drop off, and he was easy to get in touch with leading up to our rental. I highly recommend booking through Ratchai!

Daniel Y.
- August 12, 2019
Daniel P.
Nissan Sentra 2012

Great to always rent from Szabolcs!

Daniel P.
- August 13, 2019
Brett C.
Ford Mustang 2017

The red Mustang was beautiful and well-maintained. The car was a gentle 15 minute walk from the terminal. Carlos was prompt check us in. And he was courteous and prompt to reply when we realized we could not get back to the airport as soon as planned. We would book with Carlos again.

Brett C.
- August 15, 2019
Justin S.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Shannon was a great host, he was prompt with both car drop off and pick up. He gave a great rundown on all the Tesla features as well. This is the car to rent in San Diego!!

Justin S.
- August 13, 2019
Christopher W.
Toyota Prius 2010

Michael made it very easy to pickup and drop off! Timothy met us to assist with the pickup and drop off. Car ran great and was great for gas millage and small parking spots! Would for sure use Michael again. Thanks for letting us use the car!

Christopher W.
- August 13, 2019
Kevin S.
Toyota Prius 2012

Awesome dude, great ride. Totally recommend him.

Kevin S.
- August 14, 2019
Travis A.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018

Outstanding service. No issues at all with car or owner. Five stars!!!!!

Travis A.
- August 15, 2019
Lyle Y.
Saab 9-3 2007

Easy pickup at SAN and he met me at a gas station near airport for drop off. Good value.

Lyle Y.
- August 16, 2019
Ronnie S.
Tesla Model 3 2019

She was amazing and replied very quickly with any needs and questions. The car was amazing, clean and in perfect condition. This was my first experience on Turo and it was fantastic, highly recommend Beth.

Ronnie S.
- August 17, 2019
PJ R.
Kia Optima 2013

Seamless. Convenient. Legend.

PJ R.
- August 17, 2019
Ben D.
Audi A5 2010

Loved the A5. It was just what we needed for our Cali vacation. Elijah was very professional and quick to respond. Would highly recommend his cars and service.

Ben D.
- August 18, 2019
Donna C.
BMW i3 2016

Wonderful experience and great fun car to rent :-)

Donna C.
- August 18, 2019
Juan A.
Mitsubishi Mirage 2017

Rodolfo is a great guy; very easy going and relaxed

Juan A.
- August 19, 2019
Stephen G.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Loved driving Seth’s Model 3. He’s a great host and would definitely recommend renting from him

Stephen G.
- August 19, 2019
David G.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016

This was my first time using Turo, and I had my 5 year old with me which can be distracting. Lara went out of her way to make the whole process smooth and easy. Lara's MX-5 is in great shape, and my son was thrilled to drive in a convertible for the first time.

David G.
- August 12, 2019
Sergiy O.
Nissan Altima 2010

Everything was great about this trip, probably one of my best experiences here on Turo so far! Szabolcs was very quick to respond, pick up and drop off went very smooth, and the car was very clean and even came with some treats like water and snacks :) i would definitely recommend Szabolcs for someone looking for reliable and not expensive car rental option.

Sergiy O.
- August 13, 2019
James P.
Mitsubishi Mirage 2019

This little car is immaculately kept. It was perfect for my needs - fuel efficient, no frills transport, and comfortable for as small as it is. I'd rent it again for sure. Sabrina is fantastic too. Very communicative, clear instructions, pleasant and as I said, she takes very good care of her car. She gets my highest recommendation.

James P.
- August 13, 2019
Cari P.
Nissan Versa 2019

Great transportation and price; nice to work with. Will use again.

Cari P.
- August 15, 2019
Sarah S.
Chevrolet Camaro 2017

Chris was awesome! Great with communication with us and was flexible when we needed to return it a little early! Will definitely rent from him again if in the area! My husband loved driving his Camaro through the countryside of California! It was a great experience overall!

Sarah S.
- August 13, 2019
Anish M.
Ford Flex 2017

Kevin was awesome. He was very flexible with our requirements. The pickup and drop off was a breeze. Car is fantastic and has Apple Car Play, Microsoft Sync and rear camera etc. Would highly recommend.

Anish M.
- August 13, 2019
Keze W.
Nissan Sentra 2013

Would recommend Carlos service to everyone!!! *****

Keze W.
- August 14, 2019
David L.
Ford Focus RS 2016

Nick was incredibly flexible and very easy going! His car is immaculate - inside and out - and, as you would expect from a Focus RS, an absolute thrill to drive. A five star experience without a doubt. Thanks Nick!!!!

David L.
- August 14, 2019
Jeffrey H.
Dodge Avenger 2014

Interior cosmetic issues that had no impact in the functionality of the car. This vehicle worked great for us!

Jeffrey H.
- August 14, 2019
Steven A.
Kia Forte 2017

Everything was easy and Carlos was very helpful

Steven A.
- August 14, 2019
Ziven Z.
Tesla Model S 2013

Awesome driving with this car!

Ziven Z.
- August 14, 2019

Nearby car rental alternatives

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Best San Diego driving roads

Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Take your car rental alternative north to catch ocean views from jagged cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming beach towns.

Palomar Mountain Loop

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

Old Highway 80

Take your car rental alternative 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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