|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Turo, Budget, Hertz|
On average a rental car in Evanston costs $59 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Evanston found in the last 2 weeks is $33.
The average gas price in Evanston is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.
Standard (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Evanston.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Advantage, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Thrifty, and Payless.
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A Standard car rental in Evanston costs $30 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Evanston costs $31 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Evanston costs $36 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Evanston costs $410 per week ($59 per day).
On average a rental car in Evanston costs $1,757 per month ($59 per day).
Most car rental providers in Evanston offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Evanston, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Evanston.
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KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Evanston so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Finding a suitable vehicle to go when in Evanston may be daunting as plenty of options are available. Factoring in the number of people you are traveling with, the luggage you need to transport, and the places you need to visit affects the size of car you choose for rent. If you're traveling with family, you could get a minivan or a pick-up if you have big-sized luggage to move around with. You could also get a small compact car if you drive alone or with a partner. Evanston roads are wide; therefore, any vehicle would suit those roads.
The city-wide speed limit in Evanston is 25 mph unless there is a sign indicating the specific speed limit for different roads. The speed limit, however, may fluctuate based on the road you are driving on and how busy the road is. For instance, in all residential areas, the speed limit is 25 mph, which differs from a highway stretching to about 55 mph. Some of the speed signs within the city are illuminated to enhance visibility, so it will be difficult to miss a sign. The city also has various speed traps to keep track of drivers and motorists violating the speed limit laws.
Evanston has three 24/7 self-park garages in the downtown areas where you can get long-term parking services. There are various free and metered parking spaces throughout Evanston. The metered parking ranges from $0.5 to $2 for every hour you use the parking. Paid parking in Evanston takes effect from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm every Monday to Saturday. When looking for spaces to park later than 9 pm or earlier than 8 am, you could use the metered parking for free. Parking on holidays and Sundays in Evanston is free in all parking lots except for lakefront parking areas.
4 locations in Evanston
Pros:The scheduled pick up time was for after this location was already closed. We showed up and no one was there. Very disappointing! We had to change our plans and come back the next day. The staff was not apologetic at all and said oh yeah we tried to call you. I guess they don’t know how to use a phone because I never got a phone call. Very unprofessional and super inconvenient. Made my husband late for work. Also when we pick the car up the following morning they tried to give my husband a smaller cheaper car than what we had originally paid for no offer for an upgrade or anything better because of the inconvenience. Overall very poor experience.
Cons:Pretty much everything.
Cons:Everything was great. I was very happy 😃 !
8.0 Very good
Pros:The young woman working at the counter was fantastic! Quick, smart, polite, just all around amazing experience for the 4 minutes we spoke. Oh I forgot to mention, she was efficient!
Cons:It can always be cheaper :-)!
Pros:Friendly,competent and quick.
Cons:If we actually got out rental. Our pick up was at 2pm and the place was closed when we got there
2 locations in Evanston
8.0 Very good
Pros:Yes the fastness
Pros:Everyone is efficient. Get in get out quickly. Return was quick also.
Pros:I enjoyed that rental was easy, cheap, and quick. I was in and out both times very fast.
Cons:I didn't like the fact that the men inside who were helping me just stood around and talked nastily about me while my wife was outside struggling with bags. I was doing the final inspection of the car and we were moving our things inside the waiting room to get out of the way, but rather than helping my wife with the bags, the two men working just watched as the wind blew up her dress from inside the storefront. Not cool, not cool at all. Also not only did they badmouth me for "not filling the gas tank" which it was full. They also gave me grief about arriving at 245, when very clearly my check out time was 3. If anything I did then a favor.
Cons:Food and dental scraps in car
Pros:They did not have a car for me. Apparently their customers extended the rental so they did not have a car for me
One location in Evanston
Cons:I will never use Hertz again! The car died and the "emergency" assistance was the worst I've ever experience; being on hold for 40 minutes at a time, impossible to talk to an actual person--then taking SIX hours to get a replacement while my children and I were left on the side of a busy highway!!!
Cons:Had to call to get e-receipt. Pretty sure I provided an email on pickup... not sure what happened.
3 locations in Evanston
Pros:The staff was not friendly AT ALL! I will never go there again. The car smelled like smoke and alcohol (they had a sign cars would be smoke free..). One of the staff was rude the entire time and the car was dirty and with a broken transponder. I will DISSUADE people from ever doing business with AVIS at this location. Overall HORRIBLE !
Cons:DO NOT RENT CARS AT THIS LOCATION! ! ! The car smelled like smoke and alcohol badly and we found the car extremely dirty with cookies and fries under the seats (all of this during Covid times...). They gave a car with maintenance issues and a broken transponder. Called the rep from the facility and mentioned I would have to clean car myself while I had to pay for all my toll roads. HORRIBLE! Please DO NOT rent cars from this branch!!!
Pros:The Avis rental on Chicago in Evanston is my favorite place to rent cars. Friendly, uncomplicated, and I will be back!
Cons:They did not had the car that I booked from Kayak. I had to go to some other place to rent the car. It had wasted a lot of time and money.
Pros:Staff was friendly, but there were no cars
Cons:If there had been a car available for me, or if I had received any sort of communication letting me know that there was no car available for me in spite of having a reservation