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Poway car rental information

Pick-up locationPoway
Rental locations7

Cheap car rentals in Poway

$57/dayEconomy
$59/dayCompact
$60/dayIntermediate
$69/dayStandard
$63/dayFull-size
$130/dayMinivan
$108/dayFull-size SUV
$81/dayPremium
$86/dayLuxury
$59/daySupplier choice
$72/dayIntermediate SUV
$103/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Poway car rental reviews and directory

From $34/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (11 reviews)
3 locations in Poway
Enterprise
Locations in Poway
11635 Iberia Pl+1 858 485 8525
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
13027 Poway Rd+1 858 748 6900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9292 Miramar Rd # 28+1 858 689 8523
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.3
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2019
Pros: Drop off and pick up were both very quick and easy. The van we rented was brand new and very nice. The whole experience was excellent.
4.4 OkayOct 30 2018
Cons: when i went to pick up my rental, they didn't have it there. I was supposed to pick it up at 12pm, the lady said it'll be a moment while they get it ready. Then 15 minutes later I asked how long and they said the vehicle wasn't there because someone hadn't returned it yet. (this was opportunity #1 to communicate). So I asked they give me a ride home since my ride had already left. They said it would be there between 12-1. At 1pm I called back to see what was up (at this point I was already 1 hour late to depart for a wedding) and they said they had to go pick up the vehicle and it wouldn't be ready until like 3:30pm (again, they hadn't communicated this until I called them). At that point I was really screwed so I just took a different car. Absolutely the worst rental pickup I've ever had and horrible communication.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2017
Great car service and affordabilityPros: We had to extend our rental and helped out very easily
8.0 ExcellentOct 24 2016
Pros: Customer serviceCons: I felt rushed
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From $27/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (12 reviews)
2 locations in Poway
Hertz
Locations in Poway
10920 Technology Place
12963 Poway Rd+1 858 679 0576
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayFeb 28 2019
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable.Cons: The attendants at pickup were extremely misleading and unhelpful. I ended up getting charged double what they promised me. Also, they filled out a "Customer Survey" on my behalf without me knowing (this showed up in the Customer Check-Out Summary Report). I'm getting my money back.
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2018
Pros: Excellent vehicle and well maintainedCons: nothing
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2018
Very courteous! Very convenient and everything went very smoothly!Pros: Easy to book online. The gentleman that helped me was very courteous and it was a very simple, smooth, enjoyable experience!
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2018
Cons: I was not given my car. I arrived at 12 and both employees attempted to lock the door on me and said they were clocked out. I went to Enterprise next door and they helped me out.
9.6 ExcellentDec 29 2017
xmas roadtripPros: we rented a minivan and took a roadtrip from san diego to salt lake city for christmas. It was the perfect solution. We had enough room for everyone, nobody got wear and tear on their car and it was a great value.
10.0 ExcellentNov 17 2017
Service and conveniencePros: Friendly, paid for a Lyft ride home for me after drop off. Also have as pick up service.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2016
Fast servicePros: The service was professional clear and fast .Cons: there was no issue with Kayak or Hertz. They were both professional.
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From $38/dayRated #3
Budget
8.2 Excellent (18 reviews)
2 locations in Poway
Budget
Locations in Poway
12631 Poway Road+1 858 668 0906
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
16558 Bernardo Center Drive+1 858 613 1342
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 29 2021
Pros: LA staff at both counter and gate were quick and thorough. Poway staff was wonderful.
9.2 ExcellentDec 3 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful, no issues at allCons: Didn't fully understand the built-in fastrak. It would have been helpful if they had just said, 'if you brought your own fastrak, just close the box on the dash/windshield of the built-in fastrak, and then yours will work instead' or something like that.
4.0 OkayJan 31 2019
Cons: Instead of small economy car I had a dirty inside and outside pick-up truck. It was an extremly noisy and uncomfortable ride. I was told it was the only available car. Very dissapointed.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2018
Pros: Good customer serviceCons: Parking space was too tight
3.2 MediocreApr 18 2018
bait and switch at San Diego AirportCons: Take care if you think you are getting a deal with Budget and picking up your car at the main Car Rental building at the San Diego Airport. My online deal was waiting for me at a distant pickup location, NOT at the AIRPORT even though that was what I had inputted during my order. With no way to get to the other location, I had to rent a large car at three times the price.
3.6 MediocreApr 16 2018
Cons: The location showed on booking was supposed to be the airport. It actually ended up 30 minutes away and we had to go to National at the last minute to get a different car.
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2017
Excellent & easyPros: Easy, economy,Cons: Reminder that give customer confidence and confort
9.6 ExcellentJul 5 2016
Pros: Staff were very polite & professional
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2016
Pros: Drop off was very easy, fast and employee was also very nice.
From $36/dayRated #4
Avis
6.8 Good (16 reviews)
3 locations in Poway
Avis
Locations in Poway
12631 Poway Road+1 858 679 2495
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
16558 Bernardo Center Drive+1 858 675 8660
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
8720 Miramar Road+1 858 271 0018
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Pros: There was NOTHING to like, horrible experience with Avis. Avis (Suzanne, the location manager: San Diego, CA Miramar Rd Location, (858) 271-0018) rented out all of their cars and told me they would not be able accommodate my reservation I made and secured with a credit card days before arriving, ultimately leaving my family of four stuck without a car. I then called Avis' main number, talked to Maggie, they were not able to offer assistance to find a replacement car either and basically told me tough luck. To add to the frustration, a day later they charged my credit card a $50 "No Show" fee for not picking up the car I reserved that they didn't have. From talking to others at the hotel it sounds like they do this often. Live and learn for me, no more Avis car rentals.Cons: Obviously Avis should have managed the situation better. (1) have a car for the reservation, (2) make arrangements for when Avis over-rents and fails to provide a car for a reservation, (3) not charge a $50 to a family that didn't get a car in the first place.
4.4 OkayJul 19 2020
Pros: The clerk was awesome. My issue is that my original rate was not honored! I reserved a vehicle for San Diego Airport online at an affordable rate. When we arrived (after a long day of travel) we were told the address for the reservation wasn’t for SAN, but a location nearly an hour away!!Cons: Our quoted rate should be honored and the website should be MUCH clearer on locations. In fact I would appreciate a refund of the difference in the higher price I ended up paying!
10.0 ExcellentJul 31 2019
Pros: The rate was substantially lower than the airport pickup rate so it was worth the Uber ride to Miramar. Although the location was a bit funky, the car was in perfect condition and clean.
6.8 GoodJul 23 2019
Pros: It was quickCons: The agent did not explain any charges or policies. Said it was no problem to pick up a 20 min early but then charged me for an extra day without explanation. The guy got indignant when I questioned it and said it would automatically credit if I turned the car in within 24hrs. Naturally it did not.
4.4 OkayDec 30 2018
Pros: Nonairport location surcharge.Cons: No afterhours return option. The 5/6 pm is too early for office closing time.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2018
Pros: The service was excellent
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2017
Pros: Friendly and easy. They did not try to sell me more insurance than I needed or anything else I didn't want.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2017
street signs could be biggerPros: We got through the paperwork smoothly. As expected, the car was great. Practically no upsell compared to other rentals.Cons: It is located inside a strip mall. The signage on the street was small. I almost missed it at pickup. After returning the car, my uber ride also missed the place and had to do a U-turn.
2.0 MediocreJul 30 2017
Just plain badPros: NothingCons: We booked a rental car which was about 30 minutes away from the airport. We took a $75 taxi to Avis and when we were 5 minutes Avid called and said they had "no cars" and they wouldn't have any cars for a few hours. We then had to spend $75 to go to another rental agency and rent a more expensive car.
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2017
Pros: The service was fast, courteous, and very helpful. The vehicle was clean and works very well for us.
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57 travelers who rented a car in Poway gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Poway

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Poway

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Top tips for renting a car in Poway

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Poway for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Poway at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Poway are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Poway

  • Some car rental companies in Poway which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Poway costs $43 per day.

  • The average gas price in Poway is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Poway.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Diego airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Fox, Pacific Rent A Car, Sixt, Payless, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo and Ace.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Diego airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Fox, Pacific Rent A Car, Sixt, Payless, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo, and Economy Rent a Car.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Poway costs $42 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Poway costs $45 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Poway costs $35 per day, on average.

  • In Poway, cars are most frequently rented at Ace 1002 West Juniper Street (18 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Poway costs $302 per week ($43 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Poway costs $1,295 per month ($43 per day).

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