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Tucson car hire

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Tucson, AZ, United States
25 Jan — 1 Feb
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Tucson, AZ, United States
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Tucson car hire information

Pick-up locationTucson
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People mover, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations30
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesBudget, Alamo, Avis

Cheap car hire in Tucson

Economy$49/day
Compact$52/day
Intermediate$59/day
Standard$59/day
Full-size$64/day
People mover$96/day
Full-size SUV$125/day
Premium$95/day
Luxury$95/day
Intermediate SUV$73/day
Standard SUV$94/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Tucson car hire reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Cheapest deal
Best rated
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (204 reviews)
1 location in Tucson
Alamo
Locations in Tucson
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jan. 2022
Cost up compared to prior rentals but what isn't? Otherwise great experience.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec. 2021
The customer service was excellent. The truck was brand new and worked perfect for our needs.
10.0 Excellent30 Aug. 2021
Everything was excellent
1.9 Horrible21 Aug. 2021
Very poor customer service to help change my reservation.
10.0 Excellent14 Jul. 2021
Linda Kumat and her team made sure everything g was just right. Thank you, Linda.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul. 2021
Prices were fair and representatives were very friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre26 May 2021
We didn't like anythingThe lady inside was very rude to my husband. She was trying to over charge him by hundreds of dollars. The vehicle we reversed was sold out they didn't really have any good options for us to choose from. We seen an suv but another lady came to outside where we were trying to find a car. She said that's a different class you have to pay more. We settled for a mini van it was horrible. Ended up exchange it in another state. Got another mini van that was way worse. My 7hr trip turned into 12hr since I couldn't go more than 65mph otherwise van would shake horrible and thought something bad would happen. Worse rental experience in my life! Would not recommend to any friends or family. Nothing was said to us for what happened
8.0 Excellent19 May 2021
Car was clean and newHad to wait for 15 minutes with our car sitting 50 feet from us because the booth is understaffed.
2.0 Mediocre9 Dec. 2020
I was pawned off on another companies staff because Alamos desk was empty. That was the first sign of poor service. They had no interest in satisfying me whatsoever. They site to substitute a tiny Toyota Corolla for my requested midsize car. When I rejected that I was forced to upgrade and they wouldn’t even cover my upgrade cost. I got stuck with a large daily charge.Have someone at your desk who knows it’s important to satisfy the customer. I’ll never rent from Alamo again because of this experience.
10.0 Excellent24 Nov. 2020
Clean car . Good mileagePickup was hard to find
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8 Excellent (184 reviews)
11 locations in Tucson
Enterprise
Locations in Tucson
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent24 Nov. 2021
Able to pick from several mid-sized cars. Professional, quick and easy to get on the road. Our rental was for Tuscon, AZ. For improved experience with the car I would have provided a quick tutorial on the Apple play. Then I would explain the drop off procedure. Over all its a good airport for rentals.
10.0 Excellent23 Sep. 2021
Whether I’m at home and need a car for a day or two or traveling, I'm always impressed by Enterprise’s hard-working, friendly, efficient staff. Even when things don't go as planned, they always do their best to make it right.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug. 2021
They were very professional. The car was awesome. The price was very good. The people are very friendly and helpful. They may be experience of very good. Would highly recommend them.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul. 2021
Staff was helpful even though they were busy. The car was nice and clean and they helped me notice dings so I didn’t get changed.The rental car situation is bananas right now. I wish I could have gotten an affordable car by the airport where I needed it but I had to take a Lyft way out to the edge of town to find a car that didn’t cost an arm and a leg, and I was lucky that I found one at all.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun. 2021
Drop off was simple and fast.Prices are a little high, but they are to much with all the rental companies.
8.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
The premium car I ordered was not available. Enterprise substituted a regular car at no discount.
8.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2021
Super long wait time.
8.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
The rental agency entered the wrong time for return, am vs pm... Also did not have available the car class booked, a Toyota Corolla vs the requested VW Jetta, a standard rental vs a compact rental, still charged as a standard rental did not even mention they didn't have the proper car. Just a disappointing rental in general, even if the car was nice, it was not what was booked.
8.0 Excellent12 May 2021
I got an upgradeAll good
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Not a thing. We were completely satisfied. And thanks to you, Kayak, for getting us a good deal!
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
7.9 Good (227 reviews)
1 location in Tucson
Dollar
Locations in Tucson
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2022
No issues at all. Had my reservation, got to the counter and they had a car for me in minutes.
10.0 Excellent23 Nov. 2021
They were very helpful and they gave me the best options and service
10.0 Excellent14 Nov. 2021
The only negative was the rental rate. It was expensive, but still lower than the competition
6.0 Good8 Nov. 2021
The car was pretty dirty on the inside. The dash and center console had lots of dust and dirt on it, especially for a car that is supposed to be sanitized due to COVID. The car had a really musty smell to it. The side mirrors looked like somebody spit on them and the instrument cluster looked like it was mopped with a wet rag and not dried. Didn't give me much confidence in the "clean guarantee".
10.0 Excellent7 Sep. 2021
Turned out to be expensive after I found out I could've paid 25% less for a full week rental direct thru Enterprise with an insurance discount I didn't know about.
1.9 Horrible4 Aug. 2021
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10.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2021
The process at Tucson Airport was good. The car was good. The drop off at SLC was smooth.Everything was as expected.
6.0 Good4 Jun. 2021
convenient pickup and drop-off1. The change engine light was on, preventing me from seeing the digital speedometer. 2. The windshield wiper blades rubber had fallen off. Could not remove water from windshield. 3. Car was not clean at pickup. 4. The vehicle I had reserved was not available. I am disappointed in Dollar.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun. 2021
Not muchIf they gave me the right type of car that I paid for
10.0 Excellent12 May 2021
everything was great
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.1 Good (142 reviews)
4 locations in Tucson
Budget
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Nov. 2021
Price was right, car was nice. I received free upgradge.
10.0 Excellent25 Nov. 2021
Customer service by budget is great! The people behind a company really makes a difference in customer service. Thanks Fran!
4.0 Okay9 Nov. 2021
So slow at pickup counter. Took me about an hour just to get the car.
2.0 Mediocre3 Nov. 2021
I reserved the car at 1 am. When I showed up they said they do not honor same day reservations and that they do not rent ofr extended periods. I left without a rental car.
1.9 Horrible9 Oct. 2021
After flying into Tucson I went to the counter at the rental agency in the airport. I gave the representative my ID and credit card and told her I was here to pick up my reserved rental to travel two hours to the next airport for a flight. She typed on her computer, then without saying anything left and went through a door with my items. When she returned she told me she was sorry but could not honor my reservation. I was baffled and showed her where it was confined from the precious day. She said her manager put out a policy that any reservation within 48hrs will not be honored, and there were no rentals at this time. Immediately I asked to speak with this manager. After explaining how I reserved and later called to confirm my reservation he held firm stating there were no rentals to give me. To say I was irate would be an understatement. After several mins of explaining this is not how a business should operate he said he would try to find me something. 5 mins later he returned with not the SUV I reserved but a 15 passenger van. I didn’t care and gladly took the rental offered to reach my destination. I’m glad he “found” something for me to drive, but the practice of not honoring rentals within 48hrs is nowhere on the reservation sites and should not be practiced. Especially not without contacting whoever made the reservation.
3.9 Mediocre6 Sep. 2021
Long line, waited 45 min to get rental. Then I get to vehicle and it has a flat tire. The booth can't help me, so I had to walk back to terminal/desk and wait to get another car. Drop off was not good either...no attendant was at drop off location, no person at walk up booth window?? finally 10 mins later guy came walking up and took my keys..??
1.9 Horrible22 Aug. 2021
Very small off-airport location (2707 Valencia, Tucson, AZ off airport 2 miles) , only 2 workers and about 14 people waiting LONG times to get rental. Didn't get the car I expected. Car was too small and too low to the ground - hard to park without hitting cement stops. After I returned the car ( and there were tons of people standing (no chairs) in this small location waiting to rent again), they called me and asked whether I was going to return the car! (After I returned it). NOT a good location. Pay more and rent from airport location.
7.9 Good22 Jul. 2021
You can't use a debit card at the airport
10.0 Excellent12 Jul. 2021
Very nice and easy
1.9 Horrible7 Jul. 2021
My vehicle had issues and customer service said I would have to drive 2 hours away from my vacation spot to exchange for another when there was literally a location 5 minutes away from me.
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
6.9 Good (206 reviews)
5 locations in Tucson
Hertz
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2022
Great customer service. I will definitely use Hertz again.
10.0 Excellent6 Dec. 2021
We upgraded to a Mustang convertible. Super fun!
10.0 Excellent29 Nov. 2021
Smooth check in and out. Loved the amenities in the car.
2.0 Mediocre25 Nov. 2021
Don’t rent from hertz.
8.0 Excellent28 Oct. 2021
While Hertz did not have the vehicle I had hope to rent they gave me a free upgrade on an SUV. The SUV rode very nice, was comfortable and added to the overall enjoyment of the rental vehicle. I would go back again.
7.9 Good10 Oct. 2021
The whole experience started out very rough. The 3 guys at the counter were very short (not very friendly) and the car the gave me had clearly not been cleaned. It smelled of smoke so badly it literally was making my sinuses burn and there was something spilled in the back seat (like a milkshake or something)...pretty disgusting. I called about an hour after I picked it up and the guy (Joey) said they were out of cars but to call him in the morning. I called him first thing in the morning and he said they still didn't have any cars BUT about an hour later he called me back and gave me an amazing upgrade at no charge for the trouble. The new car was CLEAN, fun to drive and very comfortable! (Dodge Charger). It was a bad start but they made it right :)
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2021
Rented a cargo transit van for an interstate move. Went by the lot a couple of days before to confirm dimensions etc and was shown a van often rented to local delivery services. I was assured my vehicle would be clean and in better shape. It was! Although the Nissan was a large vehicle, it handled the road well and I could keep speed up on the highway without effort. It even got a little better gas mileage than I'd anticipated. There was a minor mechanical issue with an interior light. I couldn't have been more pleased with the staff. The fellow who showed me the sample van a few days before remembered me when I returned for the rental. His colleague checked me back in a few days later and was just as pleasant. It was a grueling move but Hertz certainly made the experience better.
1.9 Horrible29 Sep. 2021
When I arrived, there was no one at the center and it was locked. When the clown behind the counter finally came back he said the car was gone because I was not there exactly on the hour I put in the reservation. Then another clown showed up and contradicted that showing these 2 are liars. They said there are no cars in town and would not help me, redirect me, find me a solution or provide me any assistance. I asked them to cancel the reservation then and they said I would have to call the main Hertz number that they can't do it. I asked for a manager name and contact, they said they don't have one and that the way they are acting is how they are trained. I've traveled for over 30 years and this was absolutely appalling. I truly hope this company goes bankrupt and disappears from the market. This is not bad...this is horrible. Stay away!!
1.9 Horrible28 Sep. 2021
Car was dirty, had crumbs and debris inside the cup holders, door handles, center consoles. Back row seating was broken and would not collapse or fold down or up; front tire had a slow leak that required constant re-inflation; gas tank was not full when picked up. Joey was a great associate but the vehicle should be retired from the fleet and they should be more prepared for pick up.
5.9 Okay21 Sep. 2021
They had a clean certification sticker on the door of the car, but there were 2 used Gaterade bottles under the front seat of the car that rolled around during our trip. The front windshield was streaky and hard to see through at night with headlights shining in my eyes. I had to re-clean the windshield and throw away the trash from the previous renter. Also, the dash driver panel was dusty. Not so sure about the "Clean certification". Rental was extremely expensive compared to my previous rentals with this company. I guess that is a sign of the times.
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.4 Good (48 reviews)
5 locations in Tucson
Avis
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Jan. 2022
very comfortable and very clean.
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct. 2021
I was not able to rent the car. Avis no longer allows same-day rentals in Tucson.
1.9 Horrible17 Aug. 2021
They took my reservation only to inform me minutes before I was going to pick up my car, that they did not have any vehicles.
10.0 Excellent9 Aug. 2021
Everything went smooth from start to finish. Excellent service!!
6.0 Good26 Apr. 2021
StaffHail damage car, couple accident spots
6.4 Good29 Oct. 2019
Filled up with gas prior to dropping off, tank full on drop off. However, was told I had to pay an extra $15.99 gas fee because I didn’t save my gas receipt. Very deceiving practice - tank clearly full.
9.2 Excellent18 Aug. 2019
Staff let me look at the car first before signing for it to ensure it was what I needed/wanted. Car turned out to be exactly what I needed for my family's vacation.Key FOB had issues; frequently go notice that remote was not detected, did not allow keyless entry and sometimes the keyless locking didn't work, had to be very close for the FOB lock/unlock to work (replacing battery had no effect).
9.2 Excellent18 Jun. 2019
No complaints. Good service and the car was a great ride
4.8 Okay7 Mar. 2019
The car was a wreck. I didn’t know Avis would rent such a car. The gas guage indicated full but when I filled it up before I returned it the guage showed way past where it was when I accepted it.
2.0 Mediocre10 Nov. 2018
No car availableStreamline website. Very cheap prices comparativelyWas all bullcrap. No cats actually avavailable Will go straight to the rentasl car company from now on
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.3 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Tucson
Thrifty
Locations in Tucson
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre17 Feb. 2020
Easy drop offThe staff arrived late to open and had to set up before helping customers. Should be there early to set up before opening. Ordered full sz suv but got small kia that did not fit the 7 paasengers and 4 luggage that was expected.
6.0 Good11 Feb. 2020
Staff was very friendly.They close 5 pm and I don’t have that info . I called them no answer so I called Uber and then pickup my car next day . Spent lots of time and money for Uber.
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb. 2020
NothingI had to worst experience with this transaction. I entered the dates for my rental incorrectly. I needed Thursday to Sunday. I made a mistake and entered Friday to Sunday. I realized it right away and tried to contact you. Of course there was no way to contact you. Since you book through PriceLine I finally got in touch with them. They were NO help at all. I simply wanted to add one more day to my rental. I wanted to PAY MORE MONEY to add one more day and they would not help me at all. Their only optioins were to cancel and pay a cancellation fee of $49 or keep the rental, create a new booking for the one day, pick up that car, bring that car back the next day and pick up the other car. Absolutely ridiculous! I ended up just cancelling. And I will never use your service again. I'd rather pay more than go through this again.
6.0 Good6 Jan. 2020
The price was good for a day rental split between the seven of us using the mini-van for the day.I've rented many cars before and the staff person was pretty blase and didn't explain pretty normal things to explain well. For example, as he handed me the receipt he just, here's your total, with the deposit.". Now, I know how a deposit for a rental works, but let's say you didn't, let's say it's your first time. What I've heard other associates say in the past is, "You'll notice a deposit of $200. You'll see this on your credit card balance, but once you return the car, this amount will go back on your credit card with 1-3 business days, so no worries, we aren't charing you $200! This line here is your total." It's little details like that. Another example: He offered us the option of two different models of mini-vans. Not being familiar with mini-vans I asked for his opinion/suggestion. He said, "I'll put you the Chrysler,". I said, "Oh, any particular reason?" He just kinda looked at me and said, "Well, it's a mini-van, like you wanted, right?" Um...I was hoping to hear, "Oh, I like the Chrysler better because it has more leg room," or "they're both comparable vehicles, so I think you'll like either," SOMETHING! He totally didn't have customer service 101 down. It did seem he was there by himself, in which case he could say, "I'm sorry I'm going through this so quickly with you, I'm here alone today, and I have all these people to help, so I'm just trying to help you as efficiently as possible,". He just didn't seem like he understood customer serivce. Also, I notice that almost all rental car places don't disclose important info to check BEFORE you rent: Cost of adding a driver (even though when I called I said I wanted to do that and they said, "yes we can do that) but price was never mentioned, can you leave your own vehicle there or not (not all rental cars will allow that!), etc. This is a general complaint to the enitre industry.
7.2 Good3 Jan. 2020
A newer car. This car had 40,000 miles, a scratch, and soon needed an oil change.
9.2 Excellent9 Dec. 2019
Only single person working, had to wait in long line.
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec. 2019
I didn't like anything about my experience. For one I was never able to pick up the car Becuz I do not have a credit card TWO the payment was taken out of my account regardless that I was never able to pick up a car. I would really REALLYA LIKE the payment reversed from my account IMMEDIATELY. The money should have never been taken from my account in the first place. So I need to reversed immediately. Thank you.It could have been better if I was allowed to pick up the car since the payment was already taken.
10.0 Excellent3 Dec. 2019
Very friendly and helpful
5.2 Okay20 Nov. 2019
carcustomer service rep lacked a courteous and helpful attitude, no one told us if we dropped off after 5 to go to airport direct instead of off site drop, no one went over hours at all
6.0 Good8 Nov. 2019
Easy pickup, nice car.When I extended the rental they gouged me on the price.
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National
1 location in Tucson
National
Locations in Tucson
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Sunnycars
1 location in Tucson
Sunnycars
Locations in Tucson
Recent reviews
1067 travellers who hired a car in Tucson gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car hire locations in or near Tucson

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a car hire in Tucson

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Top tips for hiring a car in Tucson

  • The spread out nature of Tucson means that it is ideal for car travel. When you’re visiting, rent a car to discover the Sonoran Desert and beyond rather than relying on the limited public transportation. With the comfort of a car, you can explore the city’s historic center or drive as far as the Santa Catalinas mountain range.
  • Planning to rent a car on your Tucson vacation? When you fly into Tucson International Airport you will have two options for renting your car. There are on-site car hire counters in the hire Car Center on the lower level of the main Terminal. You can also take a courtesy shuttle from outside the center to an off-site location.
  • Driving around Arizona, you need to be aware that many of the major highways have HOV or "high occupancy vehicle" lanes, which means you can drive in these lanes as long as there are more than two people in your car. During monsoon season, visibility on the roads does worsen, so do not attempt to drive during heavy rain and winds or dust storms.
  • Tucson’s morning rush hour is usually from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, while the evening rush hour can begin at 3:00 pm and finish at 7:00 pm. Roads will also be more congested as the weekend approaches, so expect extra traffic from Thursday. It’s best to avoid driving downton and throughout central Tucson, as traffic can be heavy during the morning and evening rush hours.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Tucson for $40 or less
  • Book your car hire in Tucson at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Tucson are around 52% cheaper than airport locations on average

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