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Polaris Slingshot 2015 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA 92109
Polaris Slingshot 2015

5.0

(136 trips)

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$91/day
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2017 — Car rental alternative in San Diego, CA 92121
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Ford Fusion Hybrid 2017

5.0

(104 trips)

All-Star Host

$62/day
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Get beached in San Diego

Get beached in San Diego

It’s always a perfect day in San Diego — however you like to vacation. The city is known for its immaculate, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, take your San Diego car rental alternative for a spin to check out the bevy of museums in town that offer an array of exciting experiences, equally thrilling to adults and kids.

San Diego favorites

The secret to making the most of San Diego is simply to enjoy the outdoors. So catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, dip in the water, and when you’re indoors, don’t forget to pause at the windows.

Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to several museums, theaters, and restaurants, Balboa Park is much more than your average city green. Absorb San Diego’s culture and legendary sunshine.

Cabrillo National Monument

There are many ways to do the beach, but nothing beats wandering the tidepools and meeting all the sea creatures. You’ll need a San Diego car rental alternative to get down to the shore, then wait for low tide.

USS Midway Museum

In Downtown San Diego, this retired aircraft carrier gives you a taste of the Top Gun life. Hang out on the flight deck, explore the aircraft, and test your fortitude in the flight simulator.

Top hosts in San Diego, CA

EASYWAY R.
4.8
EASYWAY R.

All-Star Host

1428 tripsJoined March 2016
Typically responds in 5 minutes

Recent reviews

EasyWay has been one of the best experience. I will always use there services when visiting San Diego. Prices were great , car ran great, and I would recommend smallest cars in San Diego because of parking.
Sunny C.- May 12, 2021
One of the best rents in San Diego highly recommended!
Gregory M.- July 28, 2020

EASYWAY R.’s vehicles

Curtis C.
4.9
Curtis C.

All-Star Host

10442 tripsJoined October 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Very convenient car rental near San Diego Airport. Curtis is a great host and easy to communicate with. Thanks and highly recommended!
Christian J.- March 23, 2020
Best car I've driven, next time I'm in San Diego, Ill know who to go to.
Brian A M.- January 21, 2021
Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your San Diego car rental alternative on Turo to cruise out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastline, and head into the mountains or desert for an entirely different southern California experience.

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Carlsbad

Take the hour drive north in your San Diego car rental alternative to take in the famously beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, explore the lagoons, or go wild at Legoland.

Borrego Springs

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and discover the unique collection of sculptures tucked into the landscape. Take on the two hour drive in your San Diego car rental.

Julian

Known for its apple orchards, steer your San Diego car rental alternative an hour into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of the town’s 1870s gold mine.

Average ratings near San Diego
(4.9 stars)
Rahyeem S.
Audi A4 2012

Really enjoyed driving this Car. This is the Best car rental in San Diego. Make sure you stop by and pay him a visit

Rahyeem S.
- April 29, 2021
Emil A.
Toyota Camry 2017

Everything was great! Communication was easy and the car had absolutely no issues! Next time I rent a car in San Diego it will be from Wan Leon!

Emil A.
- April 15, 2021
Christian J.
Toyota Corolla 2020

Very convenient car rental near San Diego Airport. Curtis is a great host and easy to communicate with. Thanks and highly recommended!

Christian J.
- March 23, 2020
Esther S.
FIAT 500 2014

Wonderful little car to explore San Diego!

Esther S.
- April 23, 2021
Caleb M.
Tesla Model 3 2020

This made our trip in San Diego a success!

Caleb M.
- April 21, 2021
Mathew W.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Everything you want. Nothing like driving around San Diego in a Tesla. Very thankful, added that luxury factor to my trip. If you’re thinking about it, just book it. You will not be disappointed.

Mathew W.
- July 14, 2020
Sunny C.
Ford Fiesta 2016

EasyWay has been one of the best experience. I will always use there services when visiting San Diego. Prices were great , car ran great, and I would recommend smallest cars in San Diego because of parking.

Sunny C.
- May 12, 2021
Kevin D.
BMW i8 2017

Amazing experience driving Eric’s car around San Diego. Super smooth

Kevin D.
- April 27, 2021
Ben G.
MINI Cooper 2015

The perfect little car to cruise the San Diego coast

Ben G.
- May 2, 2021
Savannah G.
FIAT 500 2012

Perfect convertible for a weekend in San Diego

Savannah G.
- April 25, 2021
Bobby F.
MINI Cooper 2013

Perfect car for San Diego, and the rental process was super easy. 10/10 Thanks again Adam!!

Bobby F.
- April 24, 2021
Jorge G.
Polaris Slingshot 2021

Definitely getting this every time we’re in San Diego! Best customer service! A1 !!!!!

Jorge G.
- April 27, 2021
Adrian T.
Tesla Model 3 2020

Adam’s Tesla is a MUST RENT! Having the luxury of driving a prestigious vehicle at a great price is impossible to beat! I am glad I was able to drive the Tesla around and whenever I’m in San Diego, I’ll be renting out the car! Thank you Adam! 🙏🏼

Adrian T.
- January 9, 2021
Jocelyn M.
Hyundai Sonata 2017

Best host and amazing cars you can find in San Diego ! Hands down ... don’t hesitate on booking !! Book book book !!!!!

Jocelyn M.
- April 19, 2021
Octavious R.
BMW 6 Series 2007

Awesome car, perfect for cruising around San Diego. Shaun was very informative and polite.

Octavious R.
- April 18, 2021
Robert L.
BMW 3 Series 2012

Ken was absolutely amazing! No problems with the car, we got to enjoy the convertible in the San Diego weather, and it was cheaper than most other rental cars, especially since there were none available at the airport! A great experience at a low price!

Robert L.
- March 31, 2021
Saeunn T.
MINI Cooper 2012

Great car for a weekend in San Diego! The whole experience was smooth and easy.

Saeunn T.
- April 19, 2021
ATL D.
FIAT 124 Spider 2018

Great experience renting with NJ car rental. Great communication and friendly service. Would highly recommend to anyone needing to rent a car while in San Diego.

ATL D.
- September 30, 2020
Alisa R.
Hyundai Elantra GT 2015

Such a wonderful car and such a gas saver ! Experience was great ! Will rent again while in San Diego!

Alisa R.
- April 19, 2021
Sean M.
BMW 3 Series 2007

Fun car for driving around San Diego! Shaun was very helpful and great to work with!!!

Sean M.
- April 23, 2021
Alfredo M.
FIAT 124 Spider 2018

The host was beyond fenomenal. Always available, always kind, top of the line cars. I have to recommend NJ car rentals all the time. If in San Diego, go to them.

Alfredo M.
- May 4, 2021
Oscar M.
Dodge Challenger 2016

Great transaction and smooth really Recommend if you’re looking for a car jn the san diego area

Oscar M.
- April 16, 2021
Heide W.
Chevrolet Cruze 2014

Pick up and drop off was a breeze. Fun car to cruise around San Diego. Definitely will rent from Richard again.

Heide W.
- April 21, 2021
Thane M.
Jaguar F-TYPE 2014

Amazing car, so much so I had to rent it again! Next time Im in San Diego Im coming to this.

Thane M.
- April 20, 2021
Christina M.
Ford Mustang 2019

Great car, excellent host! Perfect car for a San Diego vacation.

Christina M.
- April 8, 2021
Erin H.
Ford Mustang 2015

Amazing car for cruising San Diego. Super accommodating even when it was last minute. Will definitely be looking to rent from Ulugbek again on my next trip.

Erin H.
- April 19, 2021
Sheneill S.
Toyota Avalon 2014

THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR SAN DIEGO TRIP AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Great car, very clean and just all around great service. Do recommend!!!!!

Sheneill S.
- April 22, 2021
Shaloma T.
Volkswagen Eos 2010

The car was perfect for our quick trip to San Diego! Fun to drive, great gas mileage, Ken was so accommodating and helpful!

Shaloma T.
- April 27, 2021
Dzenan N.
Ford Mustang 2016

Jason was great! Super professional and timely. The car handles like a dream , and it is the perfect car for San Diego. I had a great experience, and I recommend the car to anyone coming to San Diego in need of a car and great service!

Dzenan N.
- April 17, 2021
Troy S.
BMW Z4 2014

Adams car was great during our stay in San Diego

Troy S.
- March 8, 2021
Nick V.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2021

Jesus was an excellent host! The car is perfect for San Diego. Check in and out was simple and convenient!

Nick V.
- April 21, 2021
Gatlin H.
FIAT 124 Spider 2018

Car drove absolutely amazing especially with the top down! Easy to park anywhere in San Diego and will get looks!

Gatlin H.
- April 20, 2021
Amy H.
Suzuki Kizashi 2011

Convenient pick-up drop off, very clean, nice to get around San Diego, close to airport

Amy H.
- April 21, 2021
Matthew P.
FIAT 500 2013

Perfect car for zipping around San Diego and for quick day trips. Joe (host) is very responsive and thoughtful. Will rent this car again when I’m back in the area!

Matthew P.
- April 23, 2021
Zachary S.
FIAT 500 2016

Jared’s fiat 500 was the perfect car for our San Diego trip. It was very fun to drive, great on gas, and easy to park. Would definitely rent again, highly recommend!

Zachary S.
- April 28, 2021
Katy W.
Chevrolet Spark 2015

Such a fun car that's GREAT on gas! Dominic was responsive and friendly, I'll rent this little car again next time I come to San Diego.

Katy W.
- April 28, 2021
Jason B.
BMW Z4 2020

Always a pleasure renting from Jesus. His Z4 is the perfect San Diego car!

Jason B.
- March 26, 2021
Alexander L.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Jeffrey was an awesome host. He went above and beyond to accommodate me. His car was pristine, and great for my trip. Only unlimited mileage Tesla on San Diego. Would definitely rent again.

Alexander L.
- April 29, 2021
Jonathan L.
Toyota Camry 2019

Great vehicle and owners, I had the car a full week. Definitely would use again when I come back to San Diego.

Jonathan L.
- May 10, 2021
Timothy A.
Infiniti Q70 2017

The Infinity Q70 is a wonderful car. Highly recommend renting from Alfred. Car was clean and ready to go. We had zero issues with it. The car accelerates, handles, and brakes as one would expect from a high end luxury vehicle. Alfred’s communication is great and he was very flexible with our schedule. The car helped make our trip to San Diego fun and memorable.

Timothy A.
- March 14, 2020
Shane S.
BMW Z4 2019

Nice sporty convertible perfect for cruising around San Diego

Shane S.
- March 25, 2021
Luciano S.
Ford Mustang 2015

Amazing as always. #1 Turo partner in San Diego!

Luciano S.
- March 22, 2021
Leo K.
Mazda 3 2017

Nate was a great host. Super quick to respond, friendly, and his car was exactly as promised. Would definitely rent again when I’m in the San Diego area!

Leo K.
- May 10, 2021
Kianoosh D.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2021

Jesus was very accommodating and easy to work with. The car was perfect for San Diego and blast to drive. Would highly recommend.

Kianoosh D.
- May 6, 2021
Quinn D.
Toyota Camry 2011

Fuel efficient easy to drive car, perfect for driving around San Diego

Quinn D.
- April 10, 2021
Andy B.
Tesla Model 3 2020

Great car for cruising around San Diego!

Andy B.
- January 23, 2021
Yahya A.
BMW 3 Series 2015

Great ride awesome people we enjoyed San Diego thank you !

Yahya A.
- March 18, 2021
Jackson G.
Tesla Model 3 2020

Andrew was a great and helpful host, everything went smooth and his car was FANTASTIC! Will definitely be renting from him again when I return to the San Diego area.

Jackson G.
- April 26, 2021
Thane M.
Ferrari 488GTB 2018

Absolutely stunning car! Lots of fun and caught a lot of peoples attention. This is a dream car and I loved it! Would rent again when Im in San Diego!

Thane M.
- April 18, 2021
Eduardo A.
Tesla Model 3 2018

BEST TESLA IN SAN DIEGO. BEAUTIFUL, RED AND WHITE INTERIOR , ALL FEATURES INCLUDING SELF DRIVING EXPERIENCE. THE OWNER IS SUPER NICE AND VERY FAST COMMUNICATING,

Eduardo A.
- May 7, 2021
Mitchell P.
Toyota Corolla 2015

Excellent car for our trip in San Diego.

Mitchell P.
- August 24, 2020
Kenny A.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Scheduled my pickup at 7pm but arrived at 6 and Ronald came early no problem. Car was very clean. Next time I’m in San Diego will absolutely rent through Ronald again.

Kenny A.
- April 18, 2021
Joseph P.
MINI Cooper 2009

Wide selection of great cars, great price & stylish. Enjoy San Diego with 1 of there great vehicles.

Joseph P.
- February 23, 2021
Joseph U.
Kia Rio 2010

A MUST HASSLE FREE WHEN IN SAN DIEGO! GREAT CARS ALOHA.

Joseph U.
- December 21, 2020
Carley B.
MINI Cooper 2009

Fun little car to zoom around San Diego in. Great host. I would recommend.

Carley B.
- April 12, 2021
James A.
Suzuki Kizashi 2011

Loved this little car. Was reliable and the owner was great. Loved the system of the lockbox and made things quick and easy. Will definitely rent again when back in San Diego :)

James A.
- May 3, 2021
Nick W.
Ford Mustang 2019

Seamless experience and incredible car. Chris was at the airport on time for both pick up and drop off and cruising San Diego with the top down was our favorite part of the trip. Rent from Chris and rent this car

Nick W.
- April 22, 2021
Andrew R.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2016

Great car. Abdi was easy to deal with and super responsive. 10/10 would rent again if I’m ever in San Diego.

Andrew R.
- March 25, 2021
Travis B.
MINI Cooper 2011

This little car was a cute drive up and down the San Diego coast. Easy to park in tight spots when parking is so limited. Loved it!!

Travis B.
- April 22, 2021
Francisco N.
Polaris Slingshot 2015

It was a fun and great car to cruise around in beautiful San Diego. Will definitely rent again

Francisco N.
- February 27, 2021
Nickolena M.
Audi A6 2012

Troy’s Audi A6 was the perfect car for a long weekend in San Diego to ride in style and comfort. Troy was an awesome host who made it super easy to pick up and drop off the car. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a rental car while in San Diego!

Nickolena M.
- March 1, 2021
Marina D.
FIAT 500 2015

Great, fun little car that’s perfect for zipping around San Diego with the top down. It’s easy to find located pretty much across the street from the airport. So fun, I’d rent it again.

Marina D.
- May 12, 2021
Oscar S.
Ford Mustang 2013

Great car at a great price, takes your San Diego experience to a higher level.

Oscar S.
- March 1, 2021
Preetam D.
Ford Mustang 2015

Good car to cruise around for the weekend in San Diego. Ulugbek is very helpful.

Preetam D.
- April 11, 2021
Daniel G.
BMW Z4 2014

Had a great time riding this car around San Diego for the week. Thanks Adam!

Daniel G.
- March 11, 2021
Jamie N.
Toyota Prius Prime 2021

Jesus was very helpful and answered any and all questions in a timely manner it was great will definitely rent again the next time I’m in San Diego

Jamie N.
- May 6, 2021
Saul R.
Chevrolet Camaro 2018

Fun car to drive in San Diego!

Saul R.
- August 28, 2020
Talha C.
BMW Z4 2020

The car was perfect for a day of cruising San Diego. Easy pickup and return. Would definitely rent again if I’m back in San Diego

Talha C.
- March 8, 2020
Robin T.
Honda Accord Sedan 2019

This beautiful car was perfect for my last day in San Diego. I highly recommend to anyone who needs a vehicle. I know I’ll be using his services again.

Robin T.
- April 29, 2021
Wes Z.
Toyota Camry 2021

Glaiza was an awesome first person to meet in San Diego and made for a great first experience using Turo!! We were greeted on time with lots of worthy recommendations and a clean and well taken care of Toyota that made traveling on our visit very seamless. Super thankful for Glaiza and highly recommend booking one of her vehicles if you're looking in the San Diego area!

Wes Z.
- April 26, 2021
Jake C.
Ford Mustang 2014

Jason is a real pro.. clean car inside and out, super accommodating, and very helpful with lots of local knowledge and tips. Next time I’m in San Diego I will definitely be renting from him again!

Jake C.
- May 7, 2021
James M.
BMW 4 Series 2016

Darren was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was very responsive to messages, and his vehicle was such a nice ride! I look forward to renting from Darren again on future trips to San Diego!

James M.
- May 11, 2021
Reese B.
Lexus GS 350 2013

Andy was as cool as his car! If you’re in the San Diego area, rent from Andy!! We had an incredible experience all the around and will certainly rent from Andy in the future. Thank you!!!

Reese B.
- April 13, 2021
Logan J.
Hyundai Elantra 2012

Belinda was very pleasant and accommodating when it came to picking up/dropping off the car. Car ran fine and helped us get around San Diego on our vacation. Would recommend Belinda to other Turo users!

Logan J.
- April 22, 2021
Courtney F.
BMW 3 Series 2015

Wonderful! This was my third time using turo and it was the best yet. So much easier than going through a rental car company. She was super kind and accommodating. The vehicle was phenomenal. Exactly what we needed and super stylish. If/when we come back to San Diego, I will definitely try to get this BMW again.

Courtney F.
- May 1, 2021
Amina S.
Toyota Corolla 2021

The car was clean and drove nicely. We enjoyed it during our time in San Diego!

Amina S.
- April 6, 2021
Miranda B.
FIAT 500 2013

Joe was awesome, and Gina was the perfect car to drive around San Diego! Highly recommend!

Miranda B.
- March 27, 2021
Lotus A.
Nissan Sentra 2019

Justin is the best rental shop in San Diego you can’t go wrong!

Lotus A.
- April 18, 2020
Calvin C.
FIAT 500 2012

A great car to cruise around San Diego in. Great gas mileage, the car handles beautifully, and it’s been kept in great shape- very clean and is also mechanically immaculate.

Calvin C.
- April 15, 2021
Gregory M.
Kia Forte 2010

One of the best rents in San Diego highly recommended!

Gregory M.
- July 28, 2020
Elliot H.
BMW Z4 2019

Ray is the perfect host will book every time I’m in San Diego

Elliot H.
- March 24, 2021
Bryce S.
Toyota Prius v 2013

Really nice car and convenient around San Diego.

Bryce S.
- October 31, 2020
Emil I.
Hyundai Elantra 2016

Abdullah is my to go renter in San Diego, whenever I need budget ride.

Emil I.
- February 9, 2021
Douglas K.
Volkswagen Jetta 2015

Car was immaculately clean, Ulugbek was on time at drop-off and pick-up. The car is in great condition and handles very well. Very positive experience, if I'm in San Diego again I'd love to rent from Ulugbek again.

Douglas K.
- April 20, 2021
Charles Lee R.
FIAT 500 2014

Such a nice car ,convertible ,so perfect for San Diego weather! The contact less pick up and delivery is honestly so comfortable thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to rent your car ,and we will be repeat customers

Charles Lee R.
- April 28, 2021
Ruvem S.
Chevrolet Camaro 2019

Great car Great service. Best way to enjoy beautiful San Diego.

Ruvem S.
- July 8, 2020
Missy F.
Nissan Sentra 2014

Very easy pickup and the host is very willing to work with you with proper communication. Car was clean and in good shape. Overall an efficient daily driver for your San Diego exploration.

Missy F.
- April 13, 2021
Ethan F.
Audi A5 2014

Perfect car for San Diego weather. I can’t recommend it enough, and Ulugbek was very nice and helpful.

Ethan F.
- April 6, 2021
Andy S.
Volkswagen New Beetle 2008

Fantastic Turo rental! Clean reliable and very fun to drive. Will definitely rent this one again next time I’m in San Diego.

Andy S.
- March 15, 2021
Serge L.
Ford Mustang 2015

One of the best ways to enjoy San Diego!

Serge L.
- August 12, 2020

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Best San Diego driving roads

Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Take your car rental alternative north to catch ocean views from jagged cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming beach towns.

Palomar Mountain Loop

For this challenging, scenic mountain loop, navigate your car rental alternative northeast of San Diego to catch Highway 76 out of Temecula into the Cleveland National Forest for thrilling views.

Old Highway 80

Take your car rental alternative to see the ghost towns and abandoned ruins along this two-lane highway, built in 1956 to connect San Diego all the way east to Savannah, Georgia.