Torrance 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 Torrance with a pick-up date of 3/5 and drop-off date of 3/19. 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 Torrance

Economy$25/day
Compact$25/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$31/day
Full-size$29/day
Minivan$32/day
Full-size SUV$34/day
Passenger van$31/day
Convertible$53/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
Compact SUV$31/day
Standard SUV$32/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Torrance

  • Torrance, one of Los Angeles’s safest cities, is an incredible starting point for some of the most exciting road trips. Renting a set of wheels allows you to explore the city and tour nearby attractions at your convenience. You can drive your vehicle at cheap car rentals in Torrance down Hawthorne Blvd for about 20 minutes to Butcher Hill and have a bird’s eye view of the entire city. If time allows, you can drive your friends and family to Entradero Park, about 5 miles away, to hike or enjoy the uninterrupted beauty. You can take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of the rental and drive for about 30 minutes to Merchant Logo Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, about 14 miles away, to unwind and enjoy the beaches.
  • The best vehicle from cheap car rentals in Torrance to choose from for your Torrance the adventure will depend on your needs, budget, and the number of passengers you are traveling with. If you are traveling with your team of friends, a nice sizable and affordable van will keep everyone relaxed and comfortable during the adventure. Torrance may experience occasional extreme weather. For this reason, be aware of road mirage in August due to high temperatures and drive your rental cautiously on slippery roads when it rains in November.
  • If you are planning on an exciting night of fun and drinks in Torrance, you might want to organize alternative means of getting home. This is because the alcohol content limit permitted for drivers on Torrance roads is about 0.08%. Drunk driving is frowned upon in Torrance and might attract serious consequences even for first-time offenders, including hefty fines and jail time. The actual fine is about $390, which might be accompanied by a ton of court fees. Calling or texting driving is also not allowed on Torrance roads. You can make or receive calls hands-free or using the Blue tooth function as long as you do not lose your focus on the road.
  • Whether you want to go on a shopping spree in Del Amo Fashion Center located just 10.5 miles from the airport or visit the Chen Art Gallery and admire pieces of Chinese artifacts, some as old as thousands of years, Torrance has a lot to offer. 10 miles away is the Toyota USA Automobile Museum, next is the Western Museum of Flights, an aviation museum located about 12 miles away from the airport. Having a flexible, convenient, and affordable means of transport to get to these attraction sites in Torrance would be a good idea. A taxi is another option, but it's inflexible, and the prices are on the higher side. However, car rentals in Torrance are a more practical and cost-effective solution. You can rent a car through KAYAK for a day, a week, or even a month and run your schedules more conveniently and at your own pace.
  • Once your plane touches down at the Los Angeles International Airport, you can find several onsite car rentals in Torrance. Companies such as Ace, Budget, Dollar, NU Car, Hertz, Thrifty, Fox, Sixt, and U-Save are available at the airport and several other locations inside the city. From the airport, most of these car rentals provide shuttle services to take you to their respective car rental offices, depending on where you want to rent your car.
  • Traffic in Torrance is quite busy, given the city's proximity to the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles. However, some of the traffic conditions you're likely to experience on Torrance roadways are mostly weather elements such as snow, mist, rain, or hail. But all this depends on the time and season of your visit. Most highways and streets in Torrance have traffic cameras, so always adhere to traffic rules and maintain the stipulated speed limit to avoid unpleasant incidents. Watch out for jaywalking pedestrians and always yield to other road users at intersections. Except for rush hour, traffic in Torrance is relatively manageable. The main highways you should take note of are the Pacific Coast Highway and the Hawthorne Blvd, which are some of the busiest highways in Torrance.
  • As a busy Californian city, Torrance's workforce commute to their workplaces as early as 4:30am. That means that by 5am, traffic is already up and heavy. Rush hour continues until mid-morning at around 10:30am. In the afternoon, the streets get busier again around 4pm and continue until early evening around 7:30pm when it slows down to a steady pace.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Torrance for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Torrance at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Torrance are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Torrance

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

    When selecting a car rental in Torrance, we recommend that you go for a small car like the economy or intermediate to help you navigate traffic easily. However, this depends on the nature of your trip and the number of passengers you'll have on-board. The above types of cars are ideal for a single business traveler or a small group of less than five. If you’re traveling as a family or a group of more than five, then go for a larger car like a premium SUV or a minivan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Torrance?

    The maximum speed limit on most Torrance highways is 65mph. On two-way lanes, the speed limit is 55mph. Streets connecting residential and business areas and school zones, and children's playgrounds have a maximum speed limit of 25mph. Alleys and blind intersections have a maximum of 15mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Torrance?

    Parking services are available at the Del Amo Fashion Center garage. You can leave your car here for as long as your schedules will allow. The garage is open seven days a week but closes at 9pm and 8pm on weekends. Parking is free. Other parking spaces include Harbor Park and Rider Auto and additional private parking lots, which charge around $3 to $4 per hour. All these parking spaces are located in the city center within 10 miles from the airport.

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

    On average a rental car in Torrance costs $37 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 Torrance found in the last 2 weeks is $13.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Torrance?

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

  • How much is gas price in Torrance?

    The average gas price in Torrance is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Torrance?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Torrance.

  • Which car rental companies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Kyte, Priceless, Ace, Midway, NextCar, Fox, Hertz, NU Car, Sixt and Budget.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Priceless, Midway, Hertz, Advantage, NU Car, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Airport Van, and Thrifty.

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

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

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

    A Standard car rental in Torrance costs $43 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Torrance costs $36 per day, on average.

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

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

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Torrance?

    In Torrance, cars are most frequently rented at Priceless 9620 Airport Boulevard (8 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Torrance costs $285 per week ($41 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Torrance costs $1,222 per month ($41 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Torrance?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Torrance.

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

    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 Torrance?

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

  • Can I rent a car in Torrance if I am below 25?

    It would be best to review the age policy of the specific Torrance car rental company you are considering. Note that some outlets might charge you additional fees if you are below 25 years. Be sure to check with your supplier in advance to enable you to plan your budget accurately.

  • Can I turn on a red light on Torrance Road?

    Yes. If you are at a red light, you can always turn to the closest traffic direction without having to wait until the green light comes on. However, you must first stop the car completely and confirm that the road is safe and clear before turning.

Torrance car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.3

Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

6.9

Locations in Torrance

18409 Hawthorne Blvd.

+1 310 371 9656

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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3635 Fashion Way

+1 310 316 3855

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Very good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Everything went well, no complaints

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Was denied a car even though they had done available. Was told to order through their own website even though it cost a lot more.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The price

Cons:

I was disappointed I didn’t get the car I reserved. Customer service sucks. While doing the paperwork I noticed they were closed on Sunday which is when I was planning on returning the car and I was told just drop off the keys in the box. I then waited almost 30 minutes for them to bring me the car. The attendant gave me the keys and walked off. I then took pictures of existing damage and drove off. At the first traffic light I noticed the fuel tank was only 1/4 full. Not seeing a phone number to call I went back to the office to inquire and was told the fuel level is on the back of the key. I’m now behind schedule as it has taken over an hour to get the car and find a gas station. Super annoyed! Then my son gets into the back seat and cuts his hand on an piece of broken glass!!! Then when I returned the car in realize I had been given no instructions on where to park and the office was closed. Very annoyed with hertz.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in staff very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Hours limited, opened at 9AM for drop off. Actually, opened late, was number 4 in line. Clerk was helpful and courteous but late opening put me in time crunch.

8.8 Very good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I would've appreciated picking up the vehicle on a full tank of gas. I didn't like having to get it, being on a time schedule then having to stop to fill up the vehicle. It was at half a tank when I picked it up.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great. And the employees are friendly

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 16

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.2

Locations in Torrance

20537 S Western Ave

+1 310 618 9866

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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20625 Hawthorne Blvd

+1 310 370 5811

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and took the time to answer all the questions i had.. In addition explained the return process. Totally satisfied with enterprise.

Cons:

Keep up the good work.. no change.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was very clean and the pick-up was fast once we were helped.

Cons:

Time management and organization from the associates could be better. They seemed a bit frazzled and disorganized during pick-up and drop-off. They kind of bulldozed through each customer. One associate was loudly smacking gum and pretty aggressive with us. During pick-up, it took about 20-30 minutes to get helped after my set appointment time.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful staff and very quick

Cons:

They were good

8.4 Very good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Kamal was great! Very helpful and friendly. The other man that helped me was very helpful I think he was a manager wearing a gray enterprise shirt. After hours drop off is easy and very convenient.

Cons:

Pricing is a bit steep for type of car I got.

2.8 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Location of facility was not bad.

Cons:

Low staffed location, took very long to get vehicle. Did not get my compact car which I wanted "to easily navigate LA streets. Was put in a pick up truck which had stains on driver seat and front / rear carpets. Drop off was horrendous. No one present in car return. Was told by multiple staff that someone was outside at podium to receive returns and there wasn't. Was forced to be rude to staff members in order to have someone do my car return. Will not rent from this location again.

4.8 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Long wait to pick up vehicle, with no attempt to organize check in process for the 30+ people crowded into the small waiting room. Staff were unapologetic and not terribly professional

1 out of 6

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

Locations in Torrance

20125 Hawthorne Boulevard

+1 310 542 2182

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20522 Hawthorne Boulevard

+1 310 542 5029

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

4.8

Mediocre

11 reviews

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.7

Value for money

4.5

Locations in Torrance

20522 Hawthorne Boulevard

+1 310 370 3668

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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22100 Hawthorne Boulevard

+1 310 371 0809

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

You rented me a car from a location that is closed!!! I was 2 hours late to help my grandmother in a wheelchair. Wtf.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

reservation cancelled the morning of pick up...told I could go to the airport...I'm totalled pissed off and do not recomend this service

6.0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car.

Cons:

It took FOREVER. Could Budget be less efficient? I was behind a Romanian with a Maryland driver's license and Budget couldn't cope. Then my agent slow walked my forms. Then I got ferried to another facility where I waited while the car was cleaned. This was during my lunch break from work.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to cancel the reservation

Cons:

The rental car office was closed at the time I was scheduled to pick the car up. I reserved a minivan, but they only had a full van.

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I got to the budget drop off in Torrance at 1:30 in the afternoon and there wasn't anybody around. I waited 20 mins. And the guy showed up. Maybe they need more than one person working there.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Well wait, actually journey was playing when I walked in, so there's that!

Cons:

Location did not have cars when arrived. Waited two extra hours. Had to book directly thru enterprise. Missed flight connection. Uber and taxi fees to and from this location twice to try and pickup.

1 out of 3

Midway

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Torrance

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from $19/day

Locations in Torrance

3311 Pacific Coast Hwy

+1 310 237 7081

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Dollar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Torrance

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from $56/day

Locations in Torrance

3635 Fashion Way

+1 310 316 3855

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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113 travelers who rented a car in Torrance gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car rental locations in or near Torrance

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in Torrance

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