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Knoxville, TN, United States
24 Jun — 1 Jul
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Knoxville car hire information

Pick-up locationKnoxville
Hire locations15
Airport locations1

Knoxville car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.4 Good (136 reviews)
4 locations in Knoxville
Hertz
Locations in Knoxville
201 North Seven Oaks Drive+1 865 693 0529
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2055 Alcoa Highway+1 865 342 3232
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
525 Henley Street+1 865 971 3021
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
6285 Clinton Highway+1 865 938 6700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun. 2021
Cons: I made a mistake in booking , had it starting day later than I needed, but hertz agents at the airport counter and at offsite location were completely unhelpful. Not a slightest effort to help me resolve the problem. Ended up canceling reservation and scramble to find alternatives
2.0 Mediocre27 May 2021
Pros: The rental facility was decent.Cons: Although I already paid for the car on-line, they made me pay again at the facility. Plus, despite having a huge fleet of cars on the lot, I received the smallest POS around. Personal belongings from the previous renter were in the car, so I seriously question their cleaning procedures.
10.0 Excellent27 May 2021
Pros: The drop off staff was extremely friendly and helpful!Cons: The car was not very clean. It needed to be vacuumed and it had a funny smell. The car also was not the easiest to drive. It seems like their may be some transmission issues with the car I was given.
4.0 Okay22 May 2021
Pros: Lady @ Hertz counter was nice and helpful. Return of vehicle seemed to go just fine and seemed easy enough. Still waiting on my receipt from Hertz in my email.Cons: Location to pick up vehicle was VERY far away for someone like me who has a cane and difficulty walking long distances. Someone should have brought the vehicle to the Hertz pickup area/booth. No windshield washer fluid was in vehicle and the area it was used in had a lot of airborne particles that required needing to clean windshield.
10.0 Excellent17 May 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Check-in was a breeze. Minivan was waiting and clean. Drop-off was simple and easy. Excellent overall experience and lowest price as well.Cons: Check to see if power outlets are working. Ones in back for kids on a long trip weren't working. Luckily we had long charging cords that reached the back from the front USB chargers that did work. All else was great.
6.0 Good12 May 2021
Pros: Ease of drop offCons: The desk closed at 10pm but it allowed me to set pick up time at 10pm and didn’t ask for flight details. When the flight was delayed by 25 minutes the desk was already closed and we had to stay in a nearby hotel until we could pick up the vehicle the next morning.
2.0 Mediocre6 May 2021
Pros: There were cars on the lot that appeared to be for rent.Cons: The counter staff reported credit card chip reader had been down for weeks, and since all my credit cards are chip-enabled, their system would not process my credit card. I was unable to rent the car that I had reserved, a first in over two decades of renting cars.
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Cons: It is a very good car and excellent gas mileage and the engine is willing.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: Everyone was very friendly and helpful
6.0 Good23 Apr. 2021
Cons: The employees ,
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7.4 Good (52 reviews)
5 locations in Knoxville
Enterprise
Locations in Knoxville
4411 Clinton Hwy+1 865 687 8411
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
530 Summer Pl+1 865 579 5559
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6339 Clinton Hwy+1 865 922 0709
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8314 Kingston Pike+1 865 694 8526
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9616 Parkside Dr+1 865 690 8448
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Apr. 2021
Cons: Night drop to return car
10.0 Excellent26 Jan. 2021
Pros: Everyone at this location are very helpful and professional.Cons: I would really like it if Enterprise put floor mats back into cars. It is much easier to clean a rubber floor mat than a carpet before returning the rental.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jan. 2021
Pros: Not much too like other than car was fairly new.Cons: Car was not clean. Had to drive with windows down the entire time due to extreme smoke smell. Trash left in glove box. We were originally scheduled to have an SUV that we booked months ago and location gave it away to another costumer forcing us to either take a mini van or a small car. Location did not inform us that they were closed on Sunday when we were scheduled to drop off either.
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2020
Cons: Absolutely perfect , had no issues whatsoever !!!
10.0 Excellent7 Dec. 2020
Pros: Super easy drop off. Efficient pick up.Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct. 2020
Pros: staff was friendly and helpful, car was excellent. had no problems. overall a great experience, and i'll definitely use enterprise the next time i need a rental car!
10.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly and made the whole transaction smooth as silk. As a matter of fact, due to an issue with the plates being expired on my original vehicle, I was able to get an upgrade at no additional cost, which competitors don't always offer. Checking in literally took me about minutes.Cons: I rarely have an issue with Enterprise, which is why I have only strayed once :-) I would never rent from anywhere else.
2.0 Mediocre5 Oct. 2020
Cons: I had flight delays, which were beyond my control which resulted in my rental was given to someone else.
4.0 Okay26 Sep. 2020
Pros: Drop off was fine. They said our reservations were at the other location not the airport. When I booked it said Knoxville airport. So they gave us a smaller vehicle and charged 70 dollars more. They told me I booked at wrong location. Very upset. Would like a refund if the difference we were charged versus what i booked.Cons: It would of been nice to get the car and price we booked for. Will not book with enterprise again
10.0 Excellent15 Jul. 2020
Pros: Staff was super friendly and helpful. Drop off and pick up was easy and quick. Thank you guys!!
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Rated no. 3
Budget
9 Excellent (28 reviews)
3 locations in Knoxville
Budget
Locations in Knoxville
4742 Centerline Drive+1 865 544 4335
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
5535 Clinton Highway+1 865 281 8880
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
8014 Kingston Pike+1 865 531 2198
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 9.4
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb. 2021
Pros: The staff was very quick to tell me that they actually did not have any car for me. So, instead of wasting what could have been hours, they only wasted one hour of my life.Cons: The rental agency could have notified Kayak that they actually did not have any cars.
8.0 Excellent30 Dec. 2018
Tahoe rentalPros: The car was great. Everyone was easy to work with.Cons: Car had dog hair everywhere inside of it from driver before I’m assuming. It wasn’t a huge crazy amount but was enough to make me nervous because I didn’t want to get fined for it.
2.0 Mediocre5 Dec. 2018
They did not provide me with a carPros: NothingCons: The agent told me that my debit card doesn’t have (something) I don’t know what he wanted! He then asked for my social security and I never give that out. So he asked for a diff method of payment and I didn’t have that! So he was not able to give me the car!
10.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2018
Easy returnPros: No issues at all to return the car!
8.8 Excellent2 Jan. 2018
Close call!Pros: Friendly staff, quick service, clean car in good conditionCons: Wasn't notified that the location was closing early because it was New Years Eve. I arrived just as they were closing. Another 5 minutes and I would not have gotten a car!
10.0 Excellent21 Dec. 2017
Pros: Friendly staff at both ends of rental.
6.0 Good29 Oct. 2017
Pick up not near airportPros: Clean, helpful representativesCons: I arrived at Knoxsville airport and the pickup location was 20 mins away, which wasn't clear at time of booking. Luckily there was a car available at the airport, but I had to spend more money to rent it! Argh. There should have been a warning that the rental pickup was so far away.
10.0 Excellent24 Aug. 2017
Everything was perfect! Everyone was very helpful!Pros: Everything!Cons: Nothing!
8.4 Excellent30 Mar. 2017
Good experiencePros: They just gave me the same Nissan Versa I brought to them as a one way rental. It was comfortable for me.Cons: As long as there in no wind Versa drives fine, but wind easily blows it off.
9.6 Excellent20 Oct. 2016
Pros: Good gas mileage and good pep for a 4 cylinder engine.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.1 Good (9 reviews)
3 locations in Knoxville
Avis
Locations in Knoxville
4742 Centerline Drive+1 865 544 5815
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
5535 Clinton Highway+1 865 687 5722
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
8014 Kingston Pike+1 865 560 5188
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 7.5
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Aug. 2017
Amazing deal!Pros: Excellent value for a luxury SUV! Third summer in a row to rent a luxury SUV from this location and we couldn't be happier!
6.8 Good24 Jul. 2017
Great customer service!Pros: The people at AvisCons: The car was loud and not very comfortable
2.0 Mediocre18 Jun. 2016
Never againPros: NothingCons: I reserved a mini van almost two months in advance. I show up at my scheduled pickup time after driving over an hour to get there. The person working the desk tells me they didn't have any mini vans available and they "upgraded" me to a large passenger van. I told him that wasn't acceptable. He told me that's all he had. I told him a phone call would have been nice. He just looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about. So glad I called early. It was a great way to start our vacation........never again.
9.2 Excellent4 May 2016
ValuePros: We put 3000 miles touring the Southern Unites States. I think we filled up with 20.00 dollars each time it cost us very little.Cons: When we picked the car up the person did not explain how to drive the car s features. Where's the gas the trunk lock the lights etc. but the worst was the tolls we didn't know what to do on toll roads that bill the plate. We were franticly calling phone numbers for Avis.
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225 travellers who hired a car in Knoxville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Knoxville

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Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Knoxville

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Top tips for hiring a car in Knoxville

  • There is much to explore in and around Knoxville, so why not make the most out of your holiday and rent a car to gain the most flexibility? It will not only be easier to whizz through the city of Knoxville and visit the zoo, the Memorial Park, or the local golf club, but travelers also get the opportunity to venture out and discover the hidden secrets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, for instance, which is just under an hour away.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport is about 14 miles from Knoxville center, and the easiest way is to rent a car directly from their on-site agencies, including Hertz, Avis, or Alamo. This way you can start your time in Knoxville hassle-free and will be in the heart of the city in less than half an hour via the US-129 N.
  • Whoever is visiting Knoxville in the winter time should be prepared to drive on ice, as snow is a regular companion of the cold months here. Ensure the hire car has winter tires on and adjust your speed, as snow and rain can turn the streets into icy slides. Sudden braking or accelerating should also be avoided; but with the proper preparation, even the winter in Knoxville is nothing to worry about.
  • Even though the city is not as clogged up as other major US cities, rush hour can still mean congested roads, and it is advised to avoid driving through the city between 8-9am and 4-6pm. Especially the interstates 40 and 640 can be congested during peak times and should be avoided if possible.
  • Book your car hire in Knoxville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Knoxville

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Knoxville are Hertz (7.4, 147 reviews), Enterprise (7.4, 61 reviews), and Dollar (6.8, 51 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Knoxville is $4.43 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $53 and $71, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Knoxville.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Knoxville costs $84 per day, on average.

  • When visiting in the winter, a 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice to make to ensure maximal road grip and a smoother driving experience. An SUV or a minivan provide a good deal of space for luggage or families, are good for driving even in bad weather, and are not too bulky to navigate through the city.

  • Speed limits are posted on the right-hand side of the road. If no clearly posted sign is visible, the general regulations permit 30 mph in residential areas, 55 mph on two-lane roads, and up to 70 mph on interstates and freeways. Always adjust your speed to the prevailing weather and road conditions.

  • Petrol in Knoxville is quite cheap compared to many other US states and cities with an average price of $2 per gallon. Petrolstations like Pilot or Sam’s Club also offer rates as low as $1.90, so if you want to save money, look for the best rates available and start your hunt for the right petrol stations well in advance.

  • As in most US cities, on-street parking is metered in Knoxville and is free on Sundays and holidays in most areas -- simply check the designated sign. There are also many parking lots and garages available in downtown and around, such as the Dwight Kessel Garage, which costs around $7 per day, or the Promenade Garage with its daily rate of about $5.