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Tempe car rentals from $25/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 Tempe with a pick-up date of 8/6 and drop-off date of 8/20. 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 Tempe

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Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$25/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$26/day
Mazda Mazda3 car
Mazda Mazda3
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$28/day
Chevrolet Cruze car
Chevrolet Cruze
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$31/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$30/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$43/day
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$31/day
Buick Regal car
Buick Regal
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$35/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$25/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$31/day
Buick Encore car
Buick Encore
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$32/day
Ford Edge car
Ford Edge
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$33/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Tempe

  • Although there’s plenty to see inside the city, one of the greatest benefits of finding cheap car rentals in Tempe is what you can see outside the city. Geology and archeology enthusiasts may visit the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. Start west on I-10, then drive north on I-17 and you’ll arrive in 35 mins or so. For those who prefer hiking or horseback riding, head northeast along AZ-87N. In 40 mins or so you’ll arrive at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. If you’d prefer to see where old western movies were filmed at Old Tucson Studios, drive southeast along I-10 until you reach Tucson. A one-way trip takes about 1h 30 mins.
  • To enjoy Tempe car rentals the most, you’ll want to be aware of some US holidays and Tempe events that might affect traffic. In January, the Regional Unity Walk includes street parades near Tempe Town Lake, so the area around E Rio Salado Parkway will see extra traffic. Similarly, on the 4th of July, fireworks displays at Tempe Town Lake mean E Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue will have traffic jams. In late November, the Homecoming Parade for Arizona State University closes off sections of Myrtle Avenue, College Avenue, and McAllister Avenue.
  • Drivers of cheap car rentals in Tempe don’t need to worry about toll roads. That’s because there aren’t any tolls inside the city, outside the city, or in the entire state of Arizona. The situation may change so it’s important to stay updated. Tempe does, however, have quite a few carpool lanes. These are known as high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV lanes) and they’re on nearly all the major highways – that means US Route 60, US Route 101, Interstate-10, and Interstate-17. If you have two or more passengers in the car, you may use these lanes. If you have less than two passengers, then using HOV lanes can lead to fines.
  • Car rentals are convenient when maneuvering in and around Tempe, helping get to where you need to go with flexibility and personal space. You can check out comedy shows, dances, and concerts at the Tempe Center for Arts in the town or drive to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, located around 7 miles from Tempe in the neighboring Mesa area. If you are traveling with family, obtaining a van from car rentals in Tempe allows you to visit Papago Park, around 3 miles from Downtown Tempe, where you can bike, hike, or have a picnic.
  • You can get to Tempe via the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), located around 4 miles from the city. The airport has a Car Rental Center containing different companies, such as Alamo, Avis, Fox Rent-A-Car, NU Car Rentals, and Thrifty. You can reach this center using the Car Rental Shuttle that stops every few minutes at the sidewalk on every terminal's baggage claim levels. Ensure to book your vehicle before your trip, because car rentals in Tempe and the Phoenix area have high demand, limiting walk-up clients' options.
  • Tempe has a well-constructed transportation system, mainly featuring freeways such as the US 60, facilitating efficient movement within and outside the city. You can opt to install a navigation system in your Tempe car rental to increase your confidence and avoid getting lost among the town's multiple streets. The city has seen a few cases of jaywalking accidents, so you want to keep an eye out for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • The afternoon rush hour generally starts around 3pm and worsens at 5:30pm. In the morning, the congestion lasts from approximately 6am to 9am, getting heaviest at around 8am. If you want convenient time management, it is best to wait until 6pm or leaving much earlier than scheduled. In particular, you want to stay away from the I-10 Highway that creates a lot of traffic at the exits.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tempe for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tempe at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Tempe are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tempe

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

    The efficient transportation network allows you to choose nearly any vehicle without worries about navigation on rough terrain. If you are traveling with family, you can get an SUV for a spacious and comfortable ride throughout your stay. Additionally, the numerous parking spaces available within the city offer flexibility, allowing you to select between compact and sizeable models, depending on your preference.

  • What’s the speed limit in Tempe?

    The city has about a 40mph speed limit on streets with minimal pedestrian and cyclist activity and a 25-35mph restriction on roads with medium activity, such as school zones. It also applies a 30mph limitation on streets with high bicycle and pedestrian activity. Mill Avenue, lying between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, has a maximum limit of around 25mph due to its very active status. Neighborhood streets operate at approximately 20-25mph, while collector streets restrict it between 25-30mph. The roads have marked signs that make it easy to adjust your speeds and avoid accidents or traffic violations bookings during your stay in Tempe.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tempe?

    You can find multiple parking garages within the downtown neighborhood in the city center, such as Chase Parking Garage on Ash Avenue that charges around $15 daily. Another option is the City Hall Parking Garage along Mill Avenue, where you will pay approximately $16 per day after an initial free hour. You can choose to use public parking spots at affordable rates, such as the Emerson Garage on 5th Street, operating at about $12 per day.

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

    On average a rental car in Tempe costs $45 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 Tempe found in the last 2 weeks is $30.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Tempe?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($25/day), Thrifty ($26/day) and Budget ($30/day).

  • How much is gas price in Tempe?

    The average gas price in Tempe is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Tempe?

    Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tempe.

  • Which car rental companies are at Sky Harbor Intl airport (PHX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Sky Harbor Intl airport include Fox, Sixt, Carzi, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and CarWiz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sky Harbor Intl airport (PHX)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sky Harbor Intl airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Sixt, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless, and Europcar.

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

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

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

    An Economy car rental in Tempe costs $25 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Tempe?

    A Standard car rental in Tempe costs $27 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Tempe costs $31 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Tempe costs $293 per week ($42 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Tempe costs $1,257 per month ($42 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Tempe?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Tempe.

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

    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 Tempe?

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

  • How do I get from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to downtown Tempe?

    Luckily, it’s a short and simple drive to get to downtown Tempe from PHX Airport. Start by driving along E Sky Harbor Boulevard, cross the bridge at N Priest Drive, and then take Rio Salado Parkway until you reach downtown Tempe. It takes around 10 mins.

  • Does Tempe bus station have any car rentals?

    There aren’t any Tempe car rentals available at the bus station, however, there are two nearby options. The first is Bawse Life Exotics which is a 10min walk north along Mill Avenue. The second is Rent A Vette Exotic Car Rentals Phoenix. It’s a 5min car ride east along 5th Street and University Drive.

Tempe car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9.6

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.4

One location in Tempe

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Locations in Tempe

1412 North Scottsdale Road

+1 480 994 9376

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was being picked up at a non-airport location and all went smoothly, car was ready and clean.

8.0 Very good

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Love the car and the staff at the location was very helpful. They need to keep up with their car service. Overall good experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car at a decent price on short notice...really nice rental agent

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, great gas mileage. The man we rented from was very friendly, nice helpful, all around great guy.

Cons:

There was no windshield washer fluid and windows were not clean enough inside or out.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The value even with a round trip Uber ride was still hundreds less than less car at the airport. Service at the smaller desk was also better!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The PRICE! The customer service at Abis was perfect

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

13 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

4 locations in Tempe

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Locations in Tempe

1120 N Mcclintock Dr

+1 480 784 5995

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1131 W Broadway Rd

+1 480 829 3970

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1801 E. Baseline Rd

+1 480 820 1883

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8201 S Priest Dr

+1 480 940 1616

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was wonderful.

Cons:

Everything was great.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! Worst interaction I’ve ever had with ANY business! After 4 hours of waiting for a pickup, they brought me to a location that only had trucks and mini-vans available when my reservation was for a small economy car. Then they had the nerve to get upset with me for being mad! Nobody ever apologized!

Cons:

They could have been up front from the start and told me either that they didn’t have the type of car I reserved, or that they couldn’t provide pickup. Instead, they led me on a wild goose for 4 hours (!) and never delivered.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff is friendly and helpful, we didn't have to wait at all and they found us a car that met all of our needs.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Great staff

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
The cost could have been mower. Not sure it was worth more than $100 per day.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2022

KAYAK
This was the first time in my 75 years to rent a vehicle that was on empty. I had to stop for gas as soon as I left Enterprise because it was on "E". Then I received no credit for the quarter tank on the return.

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.6

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.6

3 locations in Tempe

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1747 East Apache Boulevard

+1 480 967 7577

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

510 S Forest Avenue

+1 480 317 1380

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

7700 S Priest Drive

+1 480 753 4606

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Easy to access the vehicle

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Would love to be able to speak with a human at hertz impossible to talk to someone Would be nice if u would make some changes

8.0 Very good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Great location to pick up a car that is not at the airport. Friendly staff. Had to wait to long in a line of only 3 people. The employee redeemed himself with me by offering to just take the keys and email the receipt before helping the next customer. That was helpful and attentive to my needs. It was definitely a good fit for someone who needs a car in Phoenix and does not need an airport rental.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything bad from A to Z . The worst experience ever

5.2 Fair

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice staff, pretty fast

Cons:

Hard to find location, no signs outside

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff! Great price! Nice car!

Cons:

Cleaner car. Back Window had a grease spot on it from what look like hair product

1 out of 4

Budget

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Tempe

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1412 North Scottsdale Road

+1 480 994 9088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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8.0 Very good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at the pick up was friendly, on the contrary at the drop off was tough and stiff and not customer oriented as a matter of fact he wasn’t to care about how customer feels. I think he never heard about customer satisfaction and wasn’t trained properly

Cons:

Nothing could be better except the staff at the drop off you can definitely have a better customer oriented who care about customer satisfaction and customer feelings

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was fine. The free upgrade to a Ford Explorer was unexpected, but much enjoyed. A great vehicle! The whole process worked out very well.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Ended up getting the car one a short notice and ended up with a great new car. Picked it up in Tempe and returned it the next day at the airport. Received prompt service at both locations. the car was very clean and drove very well

Cons:

The one day rental rate was a bit expensive

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was very clean when we picked it up. The employees were friendly and exceptionally helpful. Bonus points for letting us keep the rental for 3 extra hours at no charge. Would definitely recommend to others and use them personally again!

1 out of 0

Dollar

5.3

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Tempe

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Locations in Tempe

7700 S Priest Drive

+1 480 753 4606

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Thrifty

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Tempe

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Locations in Tempe

7700 South Priest Drive

+1 480 753 4606

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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No reviews available

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Tempe

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1000 N. Mcclintock Drive

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

Car rental locations in or near Tempe

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$35/day

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