Knoxville car rentals

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Knoxville, TN
Jun 30 — Jul 7
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Knoxville car rental information

Pick-up locationKnoxville
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations15
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Knoxville

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Knoxville car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.5

4 locations in Knoxville

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Locations in Knoxville

201 North Seven Oaks Drive

+1 865 444 3561

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3232

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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525 Henley Street

+1 865 971 3021

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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6285 Clinton Highway

+1 865 219 5240

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
We reserved a premium car. None were available (I understand) and we were given a Ford Ecosport. The smallest of SUV's. When we asked for a rate adjustment, they refused. Also the two drivers side tires were extremely low on pressure and missing valve stem caps. It is extremely difficult to find a source for airing up tires. When we returned to Sarasota, the pickup return location was chaotic. No one present to help, we didn't receive a final receipt, and the service overall was extremely poor. I guess the public are at the rental car companies mercy these days. Very disappointing.

6.0 Good

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Was given a "Supplier's Choice" car which meant the smallest, dirtiest car in their inventory. I can only imagine few people want a Ford Fiesta that was not only tiny but also still dirty. Both the mirrors and side windows were obstructed by what looked like water stains and finger prints. My partner and I were too tired and in a hurry to go back and change the vehicle at the time of pickup but should I ever use Hertz in Knoxville again I will be double checking the vehicle quality and size before driving off. Book "Supplier's Choice" at your own risk. The cost was only slightly reduced at the time of booking for the inconvenience that the vehicle provided.

4.0 Okay

Dec 2022

KAYAK
I picked up the car an hour early and was charged an extra $10 for the privilege. Never mind that I asked if it was okay to pick it up an hour early and nothing was said about being charged for an extra hour - or the fact that I returned it 16 hours early - which was also mentioned at the time of pick-up. It's bad enough that rental car prices are extremely high right now, but to gouge the customers even more is pretty crappy. Nice car and - aside from the price gouging - great customer service.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Customer Service was great, although the car I received was questionable. It was a bare-bones vehicle reeking of smoke and of questionable safety. Well over 50,000 miles on it, numerous stains and only one working window. And to top it off, I was charged twice as much as I would have been for a brand new vehicle at the beginning of the year.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The car was ok but was not as clean

1 out of 37

Enterprise

6.6

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.5

5 locations in Knoxville

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Locations in Knoxville

4411 Clinton Hwy

+1 865 687 8411

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
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530 Summer Pl

+1 865 579 5559

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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6339 Clinton Hwy

+1 865 922 0709

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8314 Kingston Pike

+1 865 694 8526

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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9616 Parkside Dr

+1 865 690 8448

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Night drop to return car

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone at this location are very helpful and professional.

Cons:

I would really like it if Enterprise put floor mats back into cars. It is much easier to clean a rubber floor mat than a carpet before returning the rental.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much too like other than car was fairly new.

Cons:

Car was not clean. Had to drive with windows down the entire time due to extreme smoke smell. Trash left in glove box. We were originally scheduled to have an SUV that we booked months ago and location gave it away to another costumer forcing us to either take a mini van or a small car. Location did not inform us that they were closed on Sunday when we were scheduled to drop off either.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Absolutely perfect , had no issues whatsoever !!!

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop off. Efficient pick up.

Cons:

Nothing.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was friendly and helpful, car was excellent. had no problems. overall a great experience, and i'll definitely use enterprise the next time i need a rental car!

1 out of 14

Budget

6.1

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.4

3 locations in Knoxville

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Locations in Knoxville

4742 Centerline Drive

+1 865 544 4335

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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5535 Clinton Highway

+1 865 281 8880

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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8014 Kingston Pike

+1 865 531 2198

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
2 thumbs up

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very quick to tell me that they actually did not have any car for me. So, instead of wasting what could have been hours, they only wasted one hour of my life.

Cons:

The rental agency could have notified Kayak that they actually did not have any cars.

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great. Everyone was easy to work with.

Cons:

Car had dog hair everywhere inside of it from driver before I’m assuming. It wasn’t a huge crazy amount but was enough to make me nervous because I didn’t want to get fined for it.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The agent told me that my debit card doesn’t have (something) I don’t know what he wanted! He then asked for my social security and I never give that out. So he asked for a diff method of payment and I didn’t have that! So he was not able to give me the car!

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

No issues at all to return the car!

8.8 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, quick service, clean car in good condition

Cons:

Wasn't notified that the location was closing early because it was New Years Eve. I arrived just as they were closing. Another 5 minutes and I would not have gotten a car!

1 out of 7

Avis

6.5

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.5

3 locations in Knoxville

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Locations in Knoxville

4742 Centerline Drive

+1 865 544 5815

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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5535 Clinton Highway

+1 865 687 5722

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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8014 Kingston Pike

+1 865 560 5188

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent value for a luxury SUV! Third summer in a row to rent a luxury SUV from this location and we couldn't be happier!

6.8 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The people at Avis

Cons:

The car was loud and not very comfortable

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I reserved a mini van almost two months in advance. I show up at my scheduled pickup time after driving over an hour to get there. The person working the desk tells me they didn't have any mini vans available and they "upgraded" me to a large passenger van. I told him that wasn't acceptable. He told me that's all he had. I told him a phone call would have been nice. He just looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about. So glad I called early. It was a great way to start our vacation........never again.

9.2 Excellent

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We put 3000 miles touring the Southern Unites States. I think we filled up with 20.00 dollars each time it cost us very little.

Cons:

When we picked the car up the person did not explain how to drive the car s features. Where's the gas the trunk lock the lights etc. but the worst was the tolls we didn't know what to do on toll roads that bill the plate. We were franticly calling phone numbers for Avis.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2022

KAYAK
We received excellent customer service. There is nothing I can think of that would have made the experience any better.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Car smelled like smoke at pickup. Staff unwilling to acknowledge. Will use someone else in future.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
Wasn't booked with the requested pick up location and the location was closed!! Had to cancel, spend a night in a hotel to book another vehicle the following day once one was available

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Awesome price! 200 cheaper than rentals just 20 minutes away. The check in and drop off process is super easy. The guy who was working both times I was there was a very nice and informative person.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Very friendly, easy pick up and drop off.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2022

KAYAK
I have no complains with Avis. The check-in was perfect and also drop-off

1 out of 4

310 travelers who rented a car in Knoxville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car rental locations in or near Knoxville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$91/day

Good deal

$71/day

When to book a rental car in Knoxville

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Top tips for renting a car in Knoxville

  • There is much to explore in and around Knoxville, so why not make the most out of your holiday and rent a car to gain the most flexibility? It will not only be easier to whizz through the city of Knoxville and visit the zoo, the Memorial Park, or the local golf club, but travelers also get the opportunity to venture out and discover the hidden secrets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, for instance, which is just under an hour away.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport is about 14 miles from Knoxville center, and the easiest way is to rent a car directly from their on-site agencies, including Hertz, Avis, or Alamo. This way you can start your time in Knoxville hassle-free and will be in the heart of the city in less than half an hour via the US-129 N.
  • Whoever is visiting Knoxville in the winter time should be prepared to drive on ice, as snow is a regular companion of the cold months here. Ensure the rental car has winter tires on and adjust your speed, as snow and rain can turn the streets into icy slides. Sudden braking or accelerating should also be avoided; but with the proper preparation, even the winter in Knoxville is nothing to worry about.
  • Even though the city is not as clogged up as other major US cities, rush hour can still mean congested roads, and it is advised to avoid driving through the city between 8-9am and 4-6pm. Especially the interstates 40 and 640 can be congested during peak times and should be avoided if possible.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Knoxville for $71 or less
  • Book your rental car in Knoxville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Knoxville are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

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