Car Rental Selection Tool: Find the Best/Cheapest Car Rental

The Car Rental Selection Tool below features the base rates, payment options, minimum rental ages, and rental options at many major U.S. car rental companies. To help you find the rental options you’re looking for — or the best available prices — you can sort the table by any one of these categories by clicking the arrow icons at the top of each column.

To compile this information, we conducted test bookings from each rental company and contacted their customer service departments. Our test bookings included a car, an SUV or van, and a luxury vehicle (where available) from car rental locations in California, Florida, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Utah.

Note that rental rates are subject to change at any time and vary depending on location, booking length, booking dates, and vehicle type. Your rates may not exactly match the range listed in our selection tool, and you will usually receive a lower base rate if you pay for your rental in advance. Additionally, rental policies may vary by location; for example, some locations may restrict one-way rentals.

You can get a real-time comparison of rates from most of the major rental car companies (excluding peer-to-peer rental companies) for a specific trip by entering your intended rental details at Expedia.

Car Rental Selection Tool

Rental Company Price Range (Per Day) Accepts debit? Accepts cash? Minimum Rental Age Rental Periods Offers one-way rental? Offers luxury cars? Where to Book
ACE Rent a Car $30 to $170 Yes Some locations Varies by location; usually 25 Daily, weekly Yes YesAceRentaCar.com
Advantage Rent a Car $20 to $70 Yes No 21 Daily, weekly Yes YesAdvantage.com
Alamo Rent a Car $20 to $350 Yes Yes 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesAlamo.com
Avis Rent a Car $25 to $115 Yes No 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesAvis.com
Budget Car Rental $20 to $240 Yes No 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesBudget.com
Dollar $20 to $80 Yes Yes; must have a Cash Deposit Identification Card 20 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesDollar.com
Enterprise $25 to $900 Yes Select locations 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesEnterprise.com
EZ Rent-A-Car $20 to $70 Yes No 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes NoE-ZRentACar.com
Fox Rent A Car $15 to $50 Yes; must be 21 or older Yes 19 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesFoxRentACar.com
Getaround $25 to $85 Yes, if Visa or Mastercard No 19 for most vehicles; 25 for specialty vehicles Hourly, daily No YesGetaround.com
Hertz $20 to $200 Some locations Yes; must have a Cash Deposit Card 20 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesHertz.com
National Car Rental $35 to $200 Yes No 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesNationalCar.com
Payless Car Rental $20 to $100 Yes Yes 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesPaylessCar.com
Rent-A-Wreck $30 to $150 Yes No Varies by location; usually 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesRentAWreck.com
Silvercar by Audi $50 to $120 No No 22 Daily, weekly Yes YesSilvercar.com
SIXT $45 to $250 Yes, for long-term rentals No 21 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesSixt.com
Thrifty $20 to $150 Yes Yes; must have a Cash Deposit ID Card 20 Daily, weekly, monthly Yes YesThrifty.com
Turo $15 to $150 Yes No 21 Daily No YesTuro.com
Zipcar $75 to $150 Yes No 18 (students) or 21 (non-students) Hourly, daily, weekly No YesZipcar.com

For more information about car rentals, see our research on where to rent a car under 21, where to rent a car without an under-25 fee, using a debit card to pay for your rental, and paying your rental deposit with cash. We also compare the two peer-to-peer car rental companies in our selection tool above: Turo vs. Getaround.