Short Answer: Most car dealerships are individually owned and set their own rental policies, but several brands — including Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Subaru, and Toyota — rent cars at specific locations. Dealerships typically offer daily rental options for $20 to $125, depending on the vehicle class, and weekly rental options range from $100 to $800. Most dealership rentals also require a refundable deposit of $100 to $200. Below, we have the list of dealerships that rent cars across the U.S.
The List of Car Dealerships That Rent Cars
There are many car rental companies to choose from — even some that will pick you up and drop you off (as previously reported). But can you rent a car from your local car dealership? Renting a car from a dealership can be most convenient when you need to drop your car off for service. It can also give you a chance to try out a car for longer than a test drive before you buy it.
Most car dealerships are independently-owned franchises, so each location sets its own policies. But we were able to find dealerships under many car brands that offer rentals. General requirements for car dealership rentals include a valid driver’s license, a refundable deposit ranging from $100 to $200, and full coverage insurance. Some dealerships also have minimum age requirements of 21 or 25.
Below, you’ll find the list of car dealerships that rent cars. Of course, we were unable to check every car dealership in the country, but we’ve included a few specific locations for each car manufacturer.
- Vehicles typically available: Full-size cars like the Malibu and Impala, Silverado trucks, and Traverse SUVs
- Average costs: $20 to $70 per day and $100 to $400 per week, depending on the class of vehicle
- Locations: Only some Chevrolet dealerships offer rental cars, including Bryner Chevrolet in Jenkintown, Pa.; Art Gamblin Motors in Enumclaw, Wash.; and Weeks Chevrolet Buick GMC in West Frankfort, Ill.
Note: Chevrolet’s parent company, General Motors, offers car-sharing services in more than 10 cities through Maven.
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM
- Vehicles typically available: Chrysler and Dodge sedans, Jeep SUVs, and occasionally RAM trucks
- Average costs: $40 to $80 per day and $200 to $450 per week, depending on the vehicle
- Locations: Select dealerships, including Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Garner, N.C.; Glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM in St. Louis, Mo.; and Rogers & Rogers in Imperial, Calif.
Note: For more truck rental options, see our article on one-way pickup truck rentals.
- Vehicles typically available: Focus, Fusion, Escape, Explorer, Expedition, and F-150
- Average costs: $30 to $70 per day, depending on the vehicle model; weekly and monthly availability varies by the dealership, with quotes available by request
- Locations: Some dealerships that offer rentals include Lasco Ford in Fenton, Mich., and Woody Anderson Ford in Huntsville, Ala.
- Vehicles typically available: Acadia and Terrain
- Average costs: Around $50 per day and $300 per week
- Locations: Select dealerships, including Kasper Buick GMC in Sandusky, Ohio, and Premier GMC in Rittman, Ohio
- Vehicles typically available: Accord, Civic, CR-V Fit, and Odyssey
- Average costs: $35 to $80 per day and $200 to $500 per week, depending on the vehicle
- Locations: Select dealerships, including Hendrick Honda in Charlotte, N.C.
- Vehicles typically available: Elantra, Sonata, and Santa Fe
- Average costs: $40 to $50 per day and around $300 per week
- Locations: Rentals are available at select dealerships, including Hanlees Fremont Hyundai in Fremont, Calif., and Tuscaloosa Hyundai in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Vehicles typically available: Optima, Rio, Sorento, and Soul
- Average costs: $25 to $50 per day and $150 to $250 per week; select dealerships also offer monthly rentals ranging from around $500 to $650
- Locations: Some dealerships offer rentals, including Coral Springs Kia in Coral Springs, Fla., and Tynan’s Kia Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colo.
- Vehicles typically available: MKC, MKX, MKZ, and Navigator
- Average costs: $60 to $80 per day and $300 to $500 per week, depending on the vehicle model
- Locations: Select locations, including Caruso Ford Lincoln in Long Beach, Calif. and Landmark Ford Lincoln in Tigard, Ore.
- Vehicles typically available: Altima, Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra, and Versa
- Average costs: $40 to $125 per day and $250 to $800 per week, depending on the vehicle
- Locations: Select dealerships, including Modern Nissan in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Tamaroff Nissan in Southfield, Mich.
- Vehicles typically available: Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback
- Average costs: Select locations have low-cost rentals starting at $15 per day; most charge $40 to $80 per day and $200 to $500 per week
- Locations: Select dealerships, including Anchor Subaru in North Smithfield, R.I.; Hanlees Subaru in Napa, Calif.; and Stanley Subaru in Ellsworth, Maine
- Vehicles typically available: Toyota cars (including hybrids), minivans, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks
- Average costs: $35 to $90 per day and $200 to $500 per week, depending on the vehicle model
- Locations: Locations will vary by the reason for your rental. Select your rental type and enter your ZIP code on the Toyota Rent a Car website to find participating dealers in your area.
Note: Toyota has the most widely-accessible and easy-to-find rental program of any of the car brands we checked. Rentals fall into four categories: business, leisure, service/body shop, and “try before you buy.” About 40% of the Toyota dealerships we contacted offer all four rental types; another 40% offer service and “try before you buy” rentals; about 20% only offer service rentals.
Dealerships That Don’t Offer Car Rentals
During the course of our research, we found that the following dealerships generally do not offer car rentals (though most do offer courtesy cars and loaners during repair services):