Top rated cars in Washington, DC
Home to the Capitol, the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and a host of national monuments, Washington, DC is a tourist’s dream come true. Stroll down the National Mall, take in the view from the top of the Washington Monument, and enjoy the city’s world-class restaurants.
In this historic yet ever-evolving city, there’s always something new to discover.
With monuments, museums, and historic buildings around every corner, you’ll have no trouble filling the time when you visit DC.
Built in the 1800s to honor George Washington, the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the city, and is an iconic symbol of Washington, DC. Be sure to buy a ticket if you want to ride the elevator to the top.
Whether you’re a fan of art, history, culture, space, animals, or science, you’ll find something to love at the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture: the country’s largest destination for Black history and culture.
While you definitely don’t want to miss DC’s iconic sites, there’s also fun to be had in the residential Dupont Circle neighborhood. Full of great restaurants, charming bookstores, and nightlife destinations, it’s also home to the Phillips Collection: an art gallery in a Georgian mansion.
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Leave the city behind and tap into the DC area’s abundant history. Behind the wheel, you’re free to explore wherever your fancy takes you, whether you’re in the mood for a day trip or a nearby destination. Homes of former presidents like Washington and Jefferson, national cemeteries and battlefields like Arlington and Gettysburg, and historic American cities like family-friendly Williamsburg are all waiting to be discovered.Book the perfect car
13 miles south of Washington is Mount Vernon: George Washington’s beloved Virginian home. Located on the Potomac River, the historic plantation and mansion served as home to Washington and his wife Martha.
Just across the Potomac from Washington DC is Arlington National Cemetery — where you can see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, the US Marine Corps War Memorial, and the final resting places of American soldiers from the Civil War onward.
Visiting Williamsburg, about two hours south of Washington, DC, is like traveling back in time. The whole town has been designated as a historic area, and as you walk the streets you can expect to see historical reenactments, horse-drawn carriages, and period costumes.
Super clean car and slick rental process. Made things very simple for us! Thanks, Matt!
Great service, vehicle, and communication. Much easier than the hassle of commercial rental companies and Denzil was accommodating with the last minute need of a vehicle. Will use him again!
Jadon-Maurice was very responsive and made the rental process very easy. The car was great as well; clean and well-maintained.
This was a great rental. It arrived on time and was a nice car to drive for the day. Thank u for the drop off and pick up. Big time saver!
Leander and his vehicle were great!! We used the SUV for two weeks over the holidays to visit family. The car was clean and ran perfect! All of the features in the car were awesome- heated and cooling seats, sunroof, CarPlay made the trip very comfortable. Leander was great at communicating and dropped off and picked up the car from us. If we need a vehicle again we would absolutely rent from Leander again!
Had a last minute family emergency that didn’t allow us to go on our trip. Jasmine was incredibly understanding and kind about that and allowed for an early return of the beautiful FJ Cruiser. Looking forward to renting with her one day!
Jovan and Ashley made my first time renting with Turo and driving a Tesla an amazing experience! All their instructions were clear and precise and every question was answered immediately throughout the trip. We even caught a hiccup along the way and had to extend our rental time by two and a half hours. Regardless they were extremely understanding of the situation and accomodated every adjustment. Lastly I did highly appreciate Jovan going out of his way to meet with me personally at the drop off site despite late hours at night to make sure I was satisfied with the vehicle and the trip. A+++ hosts and just a pleasant experience overall. I would not hesitate to rent with them again in the future. Thank you!
This is a great car and Jean Claude is a fabulous host. Good communication and super convenient drop off/pickup service! Highly recommend.
Great Experience!!! Kostia made the drop off and pick up Super Easy!! Very prompt and professional!!! Good bye rental car companies.. Hello Turo!!! With host like Kostia, Turo is the only place for car rentals!!!
AllIn was great with communication, so pick up and drop off were seamless. The spacious SUV was perfect for our mini road trip!
Renting from Mauricio was great. The vehicle was clean and ran well, all functions were in working order. The price was good, compared to a lot of the prices I’ve seen on Turo for similar vehicles. I like that he gave very specific and simple details on how to pick up and return the vehicle. I look forward to renting from him again for future trips. Thanks Mauricio.
The car was amazing to use. Very smooth. Had a great time using the car and a great use for a road trip. Will definitely be renting back with Allln. He was such an amazing guy, he answered and helped with any questions.
Great trip. Car was clean and rode excellent. Nevin was so awesome and great help with directions. Will definitely rent from him again next time I’m in DC. Highly recommend to others.
Maxim was a wonderful car host. His car, Isabelle, was in great condition, super clean, and easy to pick-up and drop-off. Maxim was also very understanding when we had to shorten the trip because of the latest outbreak of COVID-19. Additionally, we left a few important items in Isabelle and he helped to get them back safely. I would definitely rent again from Maxim.
This SUV is great - it handled smoothly and didn't give me any problems during a week of use. Importantly, Oscar is a wonderful host. He is responsive and helpful. I'd gladly rent a car from him again!
Nice, clean and comfortable car. Allln is very professional and excellent in communication. I will definitely rent again. Highly recommended!
Joshua respond my message quickly and has been helpful when my trip Got accidentally shorten due to hotel power issue. Thank you!
Thank you again! If you get a chance to rent this M6 even for a weekend do it! The car is beautiful.
This was an awesome experience! Jovan was very kind and helpful. The vehicle was clean, spacious, and the ride was enjoyable. I would not mind renting the same vehicle in the future.
ABSOLUTE Customer Service at its BEST!!! Job well done from 1st point of contact. Being NEW to this car rental PRIVILEGE - The agent I had "LUCKY" was full of ALL the information I needed and then Some...Very knowledgeable about what was required from me as the Leasee and Turo as the Leaser...NO HAGGLE -- the facts, just the facts lol; and for me that was Major... Everything was Decent and IN ORDER with the car on Punctual RECEIPT of Vehicle...MY Son and myself appreciate the fair price--CAR WAS OUTSTANDINGLY SLEEK, COMFORTABLE and SERVED its PURPOSE with extreme proficiency--NO COMPLAINTS here 😀 Kudos Turo and Thank you LUCKY for the great CUSTOMER Service...you treated me as any Customer should be treated--I feel LIKE YOU gave me top priority!!! WE WILL BE BACK FOR MORE
Excellent service, and very convenient. I needed to extended for a couple of days longer last minute and Ken was very accommodating. Would rent from him again and recommend him to friends!
Great car to drive and great communication! Super easy pick up and drop off. Would definitely rent again
Donald was easy to work with. The car was clean and in great condition. Pick up drop off were easy. Would definitely rent from him again.
The car was impeccable, brand new, excellent in all respects, very comfortable, handles well, communication with Lorena was spot on, would rent again without doubt!
Majid really was on top of things. He made sure to keep in touch via Turo chat and make sure to accommodate eventhough, we came in later then expected. He pulled right up so it was an easy load. He was reachable for any questions during our trip as well. The car was very clean and rode smooth made traveling with an infant a breeze. Would definitely call upon him again if in the area.
So smooth..and light when driving... Great on gas as well. I will definitely try to rent again! And host was very accommodating and could be easily accessible for communication.
Allln truck was excellent drives great and I was able to use the all wheel drive feature due to the snow we had and it was really good. Car was clean and well kept and communication with Allln was excellent. I will definitely rent this vehicle again.
Great ride--fully loaded and comfortable. Owner is very responsive---delivery option is the best!!! Would recommend/use again!!
Ololade was very nice and informative. Overall a very smooth trip. Thanks again!
The host was great. Perfect communication before and during my trip. The car was in great shape. Very clean and was fun to drive. Will definitely contact again.
Such a beautiful car. Owner was very helpful and understanding. Would rent again.
Excellent Turo experience renting with Maurice’s RAV4. Professional, on time, great communication, and he even disinfected the car while I was present. Just an all around nice guy. Highly recommended.
The truck runs great and communication with Allln is always good I would definitely recommend renting this vehicle and I would be renting again in the future
Luda and her vehicle EXCEEDED all my expectations.🤗 This has been my best experience with TURO. The vehicle was disinfected and spotless ✨. Her response time is very quick and personal. Luda made accommodations with adding an extra phone charger and masks to her vehicle. She also gave a tutorial on the features of the vehicle so that I may have the best driving experience.
fantastic host, this is the 4th time I have rented with him, super responsive and friendly, car was clean each time, 5 stars are easy for this guy
I would rent from Ken again. He’s straight up and an honest guy. His Jeep Patriot was reasonably priced and performed flawlessly over the two week period. Ken’s a good communicator and also very good at returning texts and vmail msgs. Overall a great first Turo experience for me.
Matt was great to rent from. The vehicle was clean and ran very well. His level of communication is a hard 10+ and I liked that he gave specific and very detailed instructions to pick up and return the vehicle. I wish I could give him more than five stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
Great Host Great Car. Great Experience. Ms Octavia is A Great Host. Very responsive. And Honest. I’m defiantly Renting again.
Jarvis was great! Very accommodating and communicative. Bronco was perfect for quick trip and maneuvering through bumpy DC streets.
What a great experience across the board! Host were informative. Car was very clean. I will be using this service again as well as this host for my next trip back to DC.
Emily is a special renter! The car is amazing! Great communication and super easy to work to! I strongly recommend! I hope rent again soon! Thank you!
This rental was great. The vehicle itself was in very good condition indeed, both inside and out, and very comfortable to ride in and to drive. The pickup and return were easy. We'll hope to rent this car again on our next trip.
This was our first Turo experience and we didn’t know what to expect. Maxim set the bar high — he was was communicative and helpful both before and during our trip. His car was clean and comfortable, and got great mileage. The entire process was much easier — and more efficient — than a traditional rental. We would love to rent his car again!
This host is the greatest, car is new and immaculate, very professional, 5 + 5 stars, definitely would look for his vehicle again
This was a rental that really set the tone not only for Turk, but with how it builds connections between really genuine people! Melissa by far was the nicest person I’ve met! Her communication, flexibility, and expectations were on point! Upon my return of her vehicle, Melissa was all smiles and pleased with the condition of her SUV! I will definitely be renting from her again, and would encourage anyone who reads this review share the same sentiments. Thank you Melissa!
Octavia was a great host. The entire process was smooth and the ride is dope!!! I will definitely use her again.
When you need a scenic break from the city, head to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Starting from Arlington, this gorgeous drive takes you past beautiful views of the Potomac River to Great Falls: a picturesque town with lots of hiking and horse trails.
You won’t get far in a hurry, but if you want to see the DC monuments and government buildings, this drive is a must. Start at the Capitol and drive from Maryland Ave to Independence Ave, then take 17th up to the White House and circle back onto Constitution to end up at the Lincoln Memorial.
Another picturesque drive is Lee Highway, or Route 211, which you’ll reach by taking I-66 to Route 29. Driving past vineyards and pastures, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, there are plenty of bakeries, wineries, and distilleries to stop at.
Rent cars on Turo with Commercial Hosts
Rent with Commercial Hosts on Turo and find the perfect Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC 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.