Most popular car type
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Sarasota car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Sarasota.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Sarasota car rental.
The average price of fuel in Sarasota is $4.79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $77, depending on the car size.
Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sarasota.
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A Mini car hire in Sarasota costs $58 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Sarasota costs $62 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Sarasota costs $66 per day, on average.
Sarasota mainly features large streets and highways that are suitable for a wide range of vehicle sizes. If you are planning to visit the coast and all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, you shouldn’t have any issues renting an SUV or minivan. If you decide to drive around and park in the city center, then it may be worth renting a smaller car.
Generally, across Florida, the legal speed limit is 55 mph. On rural interstate highways the speed limits is 70 mph, while on four-lane highways the limit is 65 mph. Driving on other state highways means a maximum speed of 60 mph. In urban areas of Sarasota, the speed limit is 30 mph, with just 10-20 mph allowed in school zones.
Across the US, petrol prices are, on average, $3.06 per gallon, whereas the cost of petrol is around $2.27 per gallon in Florida. Buying petrol in Sarasota is reasonably cheap, compared to the rest of the state, with petrol priced at $2.23 per gallon.
Parking in Sarasota is easy as the city boasts over 3000 public parking spaces in its downtown area, as well as curbside parking, parking lots, and parking garages. Street parking is free while parking lots and garages charge from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you’re heading to the coast, both Siesta and Lido Beaches have a free public parking lot.