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Southgate car rentals from $45/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Southgate with a pick-up date of 8/16 and drop-off date of 8/23. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Southgate

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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$63/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$64/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$66/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$68/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
$68/day
Volkswagen Atlas car
Volkswagen Atlas
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
$131/day
Chevrolet Colorado car
Chevrolet Colorado
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$63/day
Jeep Cherokee car
Jeep Cherokee
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$45/day
Chevrolet Trax car
Chevrolet Trax
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$59/day
Chevrolet Trailblazer car
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$68/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Southgate

  • There are several advantages to renting cheap car rentals in Southgate. One of the main benefits is the freedom and flexibility it offers. Having your own car allows you to explore the city and its surroundings at your leisure and on your own schedule. This is particularly useful if you plan to visit attractions that are not easily accessible via public transportation. The city of Southgate is home to several noteworthy sights including the Michigan Central Railroad Station, the Henry Ford Museum, and Greenfield Village. In addition to these local attractions, having Southgate car rentals also makes it easier to explore nearby cities like Detroit and Ann Arbor.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is located about 17 miles from Southgate and is the closest airport where you can pick up Southgate car rentals. The rental car agencies at DTW are located in the McNamara Terminal and the North Terminal and there is a shuttle bus service that runs between the terminals and the rental car facilities. Ann Arbor Airport (ARB) is a smaller regional airport located about 20 miles from Southgate. Car rentals are located near the airport and you can take a taxi from outside the terminal.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Southgate, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a safe and smooth driving experience. Southgate drivers tend to be reasonably calm and relaxed, with a general adherence to traffic rules and regulations. Additionally, it's worth noting that Southgate has a number of designated bike lanes, so bicyclists are a common sight on the road. Be sure to give them plenty of space and respect their right to use the road. You'll likely see a mix of cars, trucks, and SUVs on Southgate's roads, with no particularly dominant vehicle type.
  • Southgate is a suburban city with mostly residential areas and commercial establishments. It is not a very large and busy city, therefore, traffic is generally manageable. However, rush hour traffic can be heavy during typical weekday times typically from 6:30 am to 9 am and 3:30 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. Some of the roads that are most affected during peak hours are Fort Street, Dix Toledo Road, and Northline Road. In addition, winter can be a challenging time for driving cheap car rentals in Southgate. Snow and ice are common during winter and it is important to ensure that your vehicle has appropriate tires and is properly maintained to navigate safely in inclement weather.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Southgate for $67 or less
  • Book your rental car in Southgate at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Southgate are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Southgate

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Southgate?

    On average a rental car in Southgate costs $70 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 Southgate found in the last 2 weeks is $39.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Southgate?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($63/day).

  • How much is gas price in Southgate?

    The average gas price in Southgate is $3.78 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Southgate?

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Southgate.

  • Which car rental companies are at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport (DTW)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport include Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Payless and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport (DTW)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Hertz, Payless, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Southgate?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Southgate?

    An Intermediate car rental in Southgate costs $40 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Southgate?

    An Economy car rental in Southgate costs $49 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Southgate?

    A Compact car rental in Southgate costs $50 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Southgate?

    On average a rental car in Southgate costs $509 per week ($73 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Southgate?

    On average a rental car in Southgate costs $2,183 per month ($73 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Southgate?

    Most car rental providers in Southgate offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Southgate, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Southgate?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Southgate.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Southgate?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Southgate?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Southgate so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Southgate?

    When choosing Southgate car rentals, an intermediate or compact car would be the ideal choice to rent. In a city like Southgate, where the roads can get crowded, having a car that's easy to maneuver is important. Intermediate and compact cars are small enough to navigate through heavy traffic and tight spaces, making it easier to park and maneuver around the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Southgate?

    The speed limit in residential areas in Southgate is typically 25 mph, while in main urban roads and business districts, the limit is approximately 35 mph, and on the highways and expressways, the limit is typically 55 to 75 mph. All roads with speed limits under 50 mph are enforced under Michigan's Basic Speed Law, which requires drivers to travel at a speed that is reasonable and prudent under current conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Southgate?

    There are several options for parking in Southgate, including metered parking, public lots, and on-street parking. In general, metered parking in downtown areas may require payment, while some public lots and on-street parking may be free. The cost for metered parking varies from location to location, and it typically ranges between $0.50 to $1 per hour. It's worth noting that some areas in Southgate offer free parking on select days or times of the day and drivers must look for posted signs to check for any parking restrictions and parking fees in specific areas.

Southgate car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

6.7

Okay

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Southgate

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Locations in Southgate

23701 Kean St

+1 313 792 8206

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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American Rent-A-Car

5.3

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Southgate

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29111 Wick Road

+1 734 494 2444

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

Cheapest deal

4 locations in Southgate

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12510 Telegraph Road

+1 734 946 1313

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

15810 Eureka Rd

+1 734 282 7671

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1769 Southfield Rd

+1 313 388 9147

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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21811 Allen Rd

+1 734 692 6050

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Have my truck ready it was 2 hours later 😂

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jackie was the attendant who assisted and accomadated us and she was very knowledgeble and helpful she asked all the right questions we were very happy with her assistance

Cons:

she did an excellent friendly and knowledgeable job and nothing could have better

8.0 Very good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nice car, good value, friendly staff

Cons:

no bathroom available

2.0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn't rent when i got there they tried to give me a Toyota and i had upgraded to a 200 i work at chrysler not driving a foreign then they tried a jeep bu5 had a hard time starting i said forget it and canceled the rental thanks anyways. Dave

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score available yet

Most popular

2 locations in Southgate

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23701 Kean St

+1 313 792 8206

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

23955 Allen Road

+1 734 362 0126

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Booked with directly with Hertz website days in advance, reservation confirmed by Hertz, hour before Im scheduled to pickup they call to say they have no cars and that they’ll try to find one…..wtf. I show up an hour and half later than my pickup time they still have no car, but found one a half hour away and expect me to drive out there to get it. Finally they offer me a Lyft to take me out there. Bottom line I got a car 3 hrs later than when I needed it to get on the road. Unprofessional for a rental car company to have no cars to cover rental reservations that they have confirmed.

8.8 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Max (manager) was very helpful with the rental and there at both pick up and drop off. Good value for the price.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

service was excellent. the car was clean and nice.

3.2 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Hertz staff are nice and on the ball as usual.

Cons:

This and my last Hertz rental were terrible cars. Both car interiors were dirty and clearly had been recently smoked in despite Hertz policy of non-smoking. The previous one's smell gave my wife a headache each day we were in it. The full-size Nissan I just rented which had exterior scratches everywhere had 44,000 miles on it. Shockingly, it drove like it had 144K on it! The list of squeaks, rattles, and mechanical things is too long to list here. I'm not saying the car is unsafe, but it drove like an old jalopy. Actually, it was kind of unsafe because when you floor it to accelerate onto the freeway it will NOT upshift. So, to make it go faster, I had to lift my foot up off of the accelerator to make it shift up to the next gear and then push again! LOL!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was rude, refuse to listen to customer and was very unsympathetic to the situation on hand.

Cons:

Will not acknowledge the entire transaction citing corporate policy about using same credit card for both the on line and in the store process . I produced the card and told the staff that the issuing bank had replaced the number with a new one after I made the reservation . Gave the employee both cards and my ID along with the service number to citicards to verify, but the gentleman refused to give me the car as a "pre paid " customer and said I can forget my on line transaction and rent the same vehicle as a walk in customer for double the price . I will never go back to this business ever again ... Will make sure to let everyone know my experience as well.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a nice car and in good condition. Good on gas - it was exactly what I had asked for and no one tried to talk me into something I didn't want.

Cons:

The people were fine...Christine was really good, but I had to wait over 30 minutes to return my car - there was only one person ahead of me - but Christine was the only employee and she was left to do everything by herself. She had to clean the cars, check cars in and out and answer the phone - which rang constantly! I made sure I arrived about 45 minutes before I had to turn my car in but by the time she was able to wait on me I barely got checked in before my time was up!

1 out of 6

Dollar

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One location in Southgate

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23701 Kean St

+1 313 792 8206

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Did not get rental, when I got there they claimed they couldn’t access my rental. After waiting a hour started the process but claimed I could not use my debit card. Checked policies and it stated I could use my debit card. Walked out and cancelled rental

1 out of 1

Priceless

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One location in Southgate

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29111 Wick Rd.

+1 734 413 8300

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and very helpful

Cons:

They don't rent to locals. Kayak should have known that before allowing me to book a nonrefundable rental!

1 out of 1

29 travelers who rented a car in Southgate gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Southgate

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$62/day

When to book a rental car in Southgate

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Southgate car rental information

Pick-up locationSouthgate
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations1
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesEnterprise Rent-A-Car, Turo