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Cheap car rentals in Iowa

Full-size SUV$56/day
Pickup truck$48/day
Premium SUV$65/day
Supplier choice$32/day
Compact SUV$37/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Standard SUV$44/day
Luxury SUV$88/day
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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Iowa

    27 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Iowa

    18 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Iowa

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Iowa

    8 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Iowa

    6 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Iowa

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Iowa

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Iowa

    3 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Iowa

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Iowa

    2 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Iowa

    2 Locations

  • airportvanre

    Airport Van car rental locations in Iowa

    1 Location

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Top tips for renting a car in Iowa

  • For travelers who want to rent a car in the state of Iowa, it helps to research the area and the weather before deciding on your vehicle type. Iowa gets a lot of rain during the summer, and in the winter, you’ll see a lot of snow, as well as some freezing rain. A smart choice is to rent an SUV with four-wheel drive, since these drive much more safely in harsh weather. The larger SUV is also ideal for cross-country road trips, and Iowa is a quite large state.
  • Like many states, Iowa requires children to be seated in a proper booster seat. Infants up to one year must be secured in an infant seat, facing the rear of the car, and children over 20 pounds must be secured in a booster seat with shoulder and lap straps; these can be facing frontward or backward. Children eleven and older are required to always use a regular seat belt, but it’s recommended that children keep using booster-type seats for as long as possible. It is up to the driver to make sure that children are secure in the vehicle, and Iowa will issue fines for not following the law.
  • Some drivers visiting Iowa might like to know if it’s permissible to cross the border into neighboring states while using a rental car. Most agencies allow vehicles to cross state borders, but you might encounter higher fees and additional insurance needed for inter-state travel. Taking a car across a national border e.g. Mexico—will require higher insurance fees, and your overall rental rate might be higher also. Some car-rental companies will not allow larger vehicles like vans or specialty vehicles to cross borders. Before your trip, you should research these options and the policies of different car-rental companies.
  • Before renting a car in Iowa, it’s helpful to know the particulars of the area and the vehicle. If you rent an electric car, you should ask where charging stations are located throughout the state. Most companies will provide you with a map that shows locations for charging stations and other important information about the area.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Iowa for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Iowa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Iowa are around 55% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Iowa are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

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