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Detroit car rental Information

Pick-up location Detroit
Car types Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental locations 16
Airport locations 13
Popular agencies Surprise Agency, Enterprise, Avis, Major Agency, Dollar

Cheap car rentals in Detroit

Economy C$ 58/day
Compact C$ 58/day
Intermediate C$ 59/day
Standard C$ 66/day
Full-size C$ 60/day
SUV C$ 64/day
Minivan C$ 68/day
Premium C$ 60/day
Luxury C$ 80/day
Convertible C$ 99/day
Commercial C$ 67/day
Van C$ 77/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Detroit opaquecar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Detroit avis
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Detroit dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Detroit payless
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Detroit opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Detroit alamo
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Detroit car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Payless
Best rated
6.4 Good (116 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Payless
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 0719
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
14 Nov. 2016
Pros: Customer service agent was great. Very friendly, efficient and kind.
4.0 Okay
27 Jan. 2017
Decent car, bad customer service
Pros: I got a Kia Forte which was clean, updated and had all the necessary things in a rental car.
Cons: The guy checking me in didn't properly explain the option refueling with them properly. He said it's just time saver and the price was competitive. When I returned the car I confirmed that I would only be charged for the amount of gas I used which shouldn't have been much since the tank was almost full. When I checked my card statement thy charged me for he full tank, triple the cost of my original reservation. When I called to talk to them, they said it was on the receipt but the receipt wasn't printed properly because their printer was broken. I have contacted the corprotate office regarding the issue and am awaiting a response and refund.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Mar. 2017
Pros: ride to and from airport
Cons: Long line at drop off took to long
5.2 Okay
9 Jun. 2017
Cons: Drop off location in Detroit airport hard to find due to small and badly placed signs. At drop off, nobody to collect the car. Client has to note miles, time and gas level.
4.0 Okay
12 Oct. 2017
Pros: price
Cons: wait
2.0 Mediocre
16 Jun. 2018
Dirty car
Pros: Price
Cons: Dirty, dusty, looked like it handn’t been cleaned in a month.
9.2 Excellent
11 Sep. 2018
Almost perfect
Pros: The rental associate was friendly and quick. I got the "something similar" model, which happened to be exactly what I wanted.
Cons: Some renter before me smoked in the car. Very unpleasant!
6.4 Good
11 Oct. 2015
Customer service
Pros: Signage was poor and BOTH picking up the car and dropping it off was confusing and irritating. Understaffed office led to long waits.
4.4 Okay
13 Jul. 2016
Liars
Cons: $30+ surcharge, will ask for a refund on the extra charges
6.0 Good
5 Sep. 2016
Cons: They would not work with my insurance co. To insure the car. Driver side mirror not adjusting. Very dengerous.
From C$ 62/day
Rated #2
Dollar
6.3 Good (126 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Dollar
Locations in Detroit
334 Lucas Dr
+1 866 434 2226
Monday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
29 Mar. 2016
Cons: it had a flat tire when I picked it up. That was not OK.
8.4 Excellent
22 Sep. 2016
The car was great, but I was not made to feel welc
Cons: The staff were not particularly friendly and did not appear to be well-trained in customer service. When the credit card machine would not read my corporate card, the staff member was not particularly sympathetic about the situation and was prepared to end the transaction without my rental. Apparently this is corporate policy now, because she had no way to key in my card number, but she wasn't friendly or understanding about it.
2.0 Mediocre
19 Jun. 2017
Awful
Cons: We made the reservation giving our flight info, arriving after 1 am, didn't hear anything but a confirmation. Got in around 1:30 am and waited for the shuttle a while until the Hertz guy came over and said Dollar closes at 1 am. Hertz saved the day and honored our reservation but what terrible customer service!! Never renting from Dollar again.
5.2 Okay
14 Aug. 2017
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9.2 Excellent
6 Nov. 2017
Dollar Made Good
Pros: Dollar responded to my first review, which described a difficult transaction. However, they contacted me and made it right.
Cons: Local staff did not adequately address terms of agreement. Thankfully watchers of reviews did address issues.
7.6 Good
15 Jan. 2018
Cons: Had to go get the car myself and the outside of the car was extremely dirty.
6.0 Good
10 Oct. 2015
Pros: Shuttle to airport
Cons: The associate trying to sell all of the add pns
2.0 Mediocre
13 Oct. 2015
Go to Alamo instead.
Cons: Go to Alamo instead. Dollar tricks you into saying yes to insurance that is not mandatory. For me, that resulted in a rental cost that was nearly three times what appeared in the online reservation. Then they hold an additional $200 on your credit card. So, had I been stupid enough to carry out the transaction, the $103 charge I was expecting became a $500 hold on my card. I said no thanks and went to Alamo, where they don't hold the additional charge and they don't try to trick you into insurance that heavily inflates the rental cost. The charge they submitted at the time of the reservation was the real, actual final charge. They're also really nice and they give you bottled water (Alamo, NOT Dollar).
6.4 Good
20 Oct. 2015
Everything good except the false price
Cons: Kayak said the price would be about $79, and it ended up as about $89. Kayak said it would be $20 per day, and Dollar charged $25. I'm not if this is Kayak's or Dollar's fault, but either way, that sucks.
10.0 Excellent
2 Nov. 2015
A+ experience
Pros: Great customer service low price!
Cons: Nothing
From C$ 71/day
Rated #3
Budget
6.2 Good (116 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Budget
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 3632
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 5.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 5.4
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
30 Aug. 2016
Good price and quick service
Pros: The price was very good and the service was friendly.
6.4 Good
19 Sep. 2016
Pros: The Patriot was good for the money.
Cons: THE LINE TO PICK UP THE CAR WAS ATROCIOUS. I waited for over 40 minutes in line just to spend two minutes renting a car. I will never rent from Budget again. How on earth is there not an electronic check out yet? This is 2016. I should not have to wait 40 minutes in line for ANYTHING, much less a shitty rental SUV.
9.2 Excellent
2 Nov. 2016
Smooth Check in and Check Out Process
Cons: They charge twice as much for car insurance at the counter versus prepaying for it ahead of time on Kayak.
6.0 Good
13 Dec. 2016
Decent
Pros: Worked out. I prefer car rental services rather than companies but this was fine.
Cons: Higher cost but no biggie
2.0 Mediocre
23 May 2017
Awful -- CANNOT USE DEBIT CARD ANYMORE
Cons: Apparently most all rental companies will not accept debit card for rental car pickups any longer. I made the reservation with my debit card and was not allowed to pick my car up with the same card, even though I had a return flight ticket, two forms of ID, and a reservation receipt. Unbelievable. Had a kind stranger give me a lift down to Detroit to the Enterprise, where I was able to make a last-minute reservation with my debit card (of course it was triple the price). Never again!
3.2 Mediocre
22 Jun. 2017
Cons: my experience with budget was not great, i showed up at the office at Detroit airport and waited on line for an hour, which was very frustrating considering i had been traveling since 3:00am that morning. i was told i had been given an upgrade, which was great but the vehicle was very scratched up on the outside smelled inside and was dirty/dusty, i had to fill the tires up during my stay because the low tire pressure light went on and overall the driveability of the car was horrible, i did not feel safe in this vehicle and i was traveling with my daughter probably would not rent from budget again even if they had the lowest price for rental
10.0 Excellent
13 May 2018
Pros: The employees were very efficient in checking me out and getting me to the terminal
Cons: It was unclear where to go and it was hard to initially see an employee
3.6 Mediocre
4 Aug. 2018
In DTW I received a Subaru SUV that his rear door wasn’t OK .
Pros: Not musc
Cons: The vehicle I received in DTW was not OK . The rear door mechanism didn’t function and It was impossible to shut down the car. I had to return the day later to DTW to replace car. They gave me a Jeep small SUV , A very unpleasant vehicle, no USB ports, no back camera and there was no other alternative. I didn’t enjoyed the long drivings
8.8 Excellent
4 Dec. 2018
Cons: I dont think the value for the money is there. Detroit is the car capital of North America with Ford, GM and Chrysler all within a 15 minute drive and yet your prices for rental vehicles are some of the highest in the industry. I fly weekly so when I go to detroit I am always surprised by the pricing. I had a quick meeting so picked the car up at 12 and had it back by 4 for $70.00 In other cities I could have done that for $45 or less. Sometimes I can get rentals like in Memphis or Indianapolis or Chicago for $30 a day
10.0 Excellent
15 Aug. 2019
Pros: Helpful staff at check in
From C$ 81/day
Rated #4
Alamo
8.3 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Alamo
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr
+1 844 934 1086
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
20 Sep. 2016
Very friendly and super service!
Pros: The employee and her manager were very friendly and they went out of their way to accommodate us. I was amazed since I have not had this kind of service at other rental car agencies.
10.0 Excellent
21 Apr. 2017
Pros: as advertised, no changes in price
10.0 Excellent
22 Apr. 2017
Fast service
Pros: Friendly staff. From the man whom helped us use the kiosk to bypass a wait and provided an upgrade- to the woman and young man that checked us out at the end. They all smiled and greeted. Something sometime lost on younger workers, but not here. The shuttle drivers were great too.
7.2 Good
2 Aug. 2016
Pros: The car was clean and nice.
Cons: The lines were long. Adding spouse as driver would have required additional $10/day, so made this unaffordable for the long rental period. The electronic process didn't work, so we ended up in the in-person line anyway.
10.0 Excellent
28 Aug. 2016
Easy, fast, great experience
Pros: The pickup and dropoff process was a well oiled machine. There were 3-4 cars in the class that I had reserved available for me to choose from, all of which were in good condition. My chosen SUV was clean and drove well. No issues and altogether a great experience/value.
8.0 Excellent
5 Sep. 2016
Adding spourse to rental cost extra
Pros: I liked that you could pick any mid-size car that you wanted. Great customer satisfaction.
Cons: When we have rented from Alamo previously, the spouse was able to be added as a driver free of charge. For some reason, the rental in Detroit charged an extra $10 per day to list my spouse.
6.0 Good
10 Oct. 2016
20 minutes late
Pros: Nice car, very comfortable, great gas milage
Cons: They told me to take a car from the second row (Except from the first spot), I did then while leaving they said I was in the wrong style car. Drop off I was 20 minutes late and they charged me $26!
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct. 2016
Absolute best deal for my needs
Pros: Clean car in great condition (pickup truck) Based on their rental patterns (I guess) the truck priced out the same as a small car. This served my needs greatly.
5.2 Okay
1 Nov. 2016
Hidden fees
Pros: Fast service. Good car.
Cons: Rented the car for an apparent $92. Ended up costing nearly $300.
10.0 Excellent
3 Nov. 2016
Pros: everything
From C$ 49/day
Rated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
6.5 Good (81 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Thrifty
Locations in Detroit
Detroit Ap
+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 23:59
  • 6.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
21 Oct. 2015
They refused to rent to me, because I had a debit
Cons: I was stranded in a place where I knew no one.
4.4 Okay
2 Jan. 2017
Pros: The care was fine and clean, in good shape and the check in was quick
Cons: That they wanted to charge for my wife being an extra driver. No other Rental company does that - but Thrifty wanted 13 dollars a day for it. Plus when I wanted to add liability insurance, they wanted to charge 29.99 per day. This is more than double what other companies charge and is obvious gouging. I will not rent from Thrifty again.
6.8 Good
28 Feb. 2017
Thrifty Detroit - OK, not great
Pros: Car was very nice, Mazda 3 has fantastic mileage
Cons: - Detroit has no-fault insurance which was not noted in the info presented prior to pickup, allowing the desk clerk to threaten everyone with hellfire and damnation should they not buy the additional coverage (and I still don't know if it's accurate or not) after a fair bit of googling - I think you'll have to explicitly ask your carrier and card what the case is.). The insurance extra is $9/day, almost a 50% increase in the price relative to the deal we got from kayak. Check before you rent in MI. In Detroit, like most airports, the lots are away from the terminals and Thrifty's buses weren't all that speedy. However, a tip - ask any of the car rental places if you can hop on for a ride - one of them gave a lift right to the lot.
7.2 Good
22 Mar. 2017
Good Value, but...
Pros: The price for the size of the vehicle was very reasonable.
Cons: Not enough staff at counter, had to wait in line for 45 minutes to get vehicle. The vehicle smelled like previous customers had smoked in it.
10.0 Excellent
26 Mar. 2017
Pros: All went as well as could be expected.
9.6 Excellent
25 May 2018
Pros: Helpful staff
Cons: Too far from ariport
10.0 Excellent
26 Oct. 2015
Good Rental
Pros: The rental went very well. Car was clean and well maintained. Staff was very helpful.
8.4 Excellent
30 Nov. 2015
Super friendly service
Pros: Everyone on the Thrifty staff was incredibly helpful and friendly! The bus drivers, the people at the counter and the workers in the lot and exit booth all made a pleasurable experience out of my arrival in the middle of a snowstorm.
5.2 Okay
26 Jan. 2016
Cons: The upsell on the "classification" of what I rented vs what they rented me
2.0 Mediocre
16 Sep. 2016
Two hours to get out of DTW?
Cons: When I arrived at Thrifty at DTW, the line was out the door, and there were three stations open. They never brought on extra people, even though it was the day before a UofM football game, and half of Florida was flying in for the game. It took an hour to get to the counter, and once I had the car, another hour to get out of the parking lot, because they only have one exit booth!!
From C$ 68/day
Rated #6
Hertz
8.0 Excellent (29 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Hertz
Locations in Detroit
289b Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 4747
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.7
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 Mar. 2017
Excellent
Pros: I was able to choose a Camry which I love. Pick up and drop off were super fast.
Cons: The car was not clean; especially the windows so I had to wash it myself.
8.4 Excellent
6 Sep. 2016
Rental View
Pros: The employees; at pick up, check out & return!
Cons: Not a fan of the jeep compass; driver seat not comfortable large blind spots.
6.0 Good
10 Sep. 2016
Automated system
Pros: The automated system when calling was convenient and had a lot of options
Cons: The bad thing about the automated system is it seemed almost impossible to speak to a real person I had a simple question that the automated system was not able to answer it took me about 4 hours three phone calls and maybe 3 days to actually get a actual person to answer a simple question which took them three minutes to answer answer for me maybe having the option to speak to a real person in the beginning menu should be a thing although your automated call system has a lot of options to choose from from Renton to drop it off at a different location and all other things some people just like to speak to a real person I believe giving them that option will set you ahead of the competition
8.0 Excellent
29 Sep. 2016
Cons: the Hertz desk employee was really trying to upsell everything, too pushy.
4.0 Okay
17 Oct. 2016
Interior of car was awful
Cons: The previous renter of my original car apparently used the center console compartment to spit his chewing tobacco into. After driving for about 30 mins, I could not understand where this awful smell was coming from. I then opened up the compartment and WHEW, the stink was horrendous! I was supposed to pick up clients to go to dinner but there was no way I could with this car. I then had to drive one hour each way to switch cars! Can't believe this happened with Hertz!
10.0 Excellent
18 Oct. 2016
Good airport service
Pros: Rx pickup and transport to and from airport. EZ drop off procedure. Car was clean and overall no problems.
Cons: One small issue was that I prepaid the car online and thought it was paid in full. Discovered an additional $18 in taxes when I arrived. Would prefer to know all charges up front with no surprises later.
10.0 Excellent
19 Oct. 2016
Pros: Pickup and Drop-off very easy and efficient Staff was friendly and helpful Car was clean and worked fine with no issues
9.2 Excellent
25 Oct. 2016
Great service and overall quite happy
Pros: Staff was wonderful! Very courteous and helpful. The car drove nicely and was good on gas.
Cons: When reserving the car in the Kayak app, I chose an SUV. Upon pick up, I was told I'd reserved a Toyota RAV 4 which in my opinion is one of the smallest SUVs made - I actually thought it was a jeep. Thankfully the Hertz staff helped me upgrade to a Pathfinder which was quite comfortable for my entire family.
8.8 Excellent
25 Oct. 2016
Pros: easy pick up and drop off. really great customer service.
Cons: Great car, but it was a gas guzzler. I expected to get a car that wasnt so fuel consumer. It was also expensive when I take into consideration the fuel I had to pump in.
9.2 Excellent
1 Nov. 2016
Cons: Bright headlights only worked while you were holding it. Also it seems like the headlights needed to be adjusted. The beam did not go out very far. Driving at night was not comfortable.
From C$ 35/day
Rated #7
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
7.5 Good (16 reviews)
4 locations in Detroit
Enterprise
Locations in Detroit
1034 Randolph St
+1 313 964 5205
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3245 Wight St
+1 313 393 2344
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
330 Lucas Dr
+1 844 934 1085
Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
7600 Second Avenue
+1 313 871 0470
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
15 Jun. 2018
Awesome costumer service at the airport lication!
Pros: Wonderfull costumer service from a crew, especially manager who helped me with some reservation issues. Excellent expirience! Thanks!
Cons: Smell of popcorn in the office
2.0 Mediocre
19 May 2017
WRONG FUCKING LOCATION
Cons: Flew in to DWT and went to enterprise at the airport and they told me I was at the wring lication wouldn't rent me a car anyway. Wouldn't take me to the cirrect location. Asked to speak to tge manager and was told I'm out of luck. got o the shuttle back to the airport and had a car arranged thru priceline at payless right away. ended up paying $50 extra but I drove away with enough time to meet my very inportant client... smh your website screwed me over!!
2.0 Mediocre
14 Oct. 2017
Kayak is Misleading...
Cons: I had to book a last minute flight/car rental for a funeral in Detroit. I know I was tired and distracted when I booked my car rental, but I indicated that I needed a vehicle at the Detroit Airport (DTW). When I arrived at the car rental at DTW, I was told my rental was in downtown Detroit - - 30 minutes away from the airport and then another hour from my destination. The car rental company told me that routinely happens when you go through a third-party vendor like Kayak. My mistake - it won't happen again because I will not be using Kayak again.
10.0 Excellent
30 May 2018
Fast and easy
Pros: Excellent, speedy and friendly service from staff. Great new, reliable vehicle.
9.2 Excellent
25 Jun. 2018
Pros: Agents were delightfully friendly. Even gave us popcorn!
10.0 Excellent
9 Oct. 2018
Pros: Everything was perfect. Thank you!
7.2 Good
5 Nov. 2018
Pros: The customer service was great during pickup. I accidentally went to the wrong location to pick up. Brooke at the DTW airport location was very helpful. Once I got to the correct location - customer service there was great as well.
Cons: The car smelled of marijuana, I didn’t notice it until I had already left the pickup location because they brought the car to me with the windows down. I don’t think it had been cleaned very well because there were candy wrappers in the glove compartment and splatters of something on the passenger side door.
6.8 Good
2 Mar. 2017
Pros: I selected Detroit Metro Airport. The rental pickup was in downtown Detroit with no Airport pickup. I had to take a cab to my hotel!
Cons: You gave me the cheapest cost at a location I could not get to!!
8.4 Excellent
16 Sep. 2016
Great customer service
Pros: The people we dealt with could not have been better. Friendly, helpful, courteous.
Cons: Although the car was clean on he outside, the inside was dirty, mud on the floor mats and doorways. Smelled of former smokers.
10.0 Excellent
26 Dec. 2016
Customer service
Pros: No one likes working on the holidays including myself. When I got off work and entered the detroit enterprise location the staff was excellent. I remember Heather was extremely nice and helpful and had a smile from ear to ear. She was exceptional and I value that service.
Rated #8
National
6.6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
National
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr
+1 844 934 1087
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.5
  • 6.0
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
16 Jul. 2016
Pickup was terrible. Drop off was easy
Pros: The car was great and drop off was quick and easy.
Cons: The pickup was terrible. Attendant in the lot just stared right through me as I asked a question 3 times and then yelled into his radio. Eventually I gave up and figured it out myself. He never acknowledged that I was even standing there. Then i walked all the way across the lot to the building and the clerk inside asked a bunch of questions about insurance even though I purchased it when I booked the car. I didn't know it was third party but he acted like it was no good. Then told me to go out by the fence to get a truck. The only vehicles by the fence were needing maintenance. Someone drove by and told me to go back in and have him call for one. So I did. Waited 15 more minutes and the lady from Alamo came to ask if I was waiting for a truck and that it had been parked on the other side.
2.0 Mediocre
17 Aug. 2016
Cons: Your website had a picture of a convertible which is what we wanted. Of course there were none but the people from National said that this is a trick by Kyak to deceive their customers. We were really wanting that car and got screwed. Thanks for the LIE
10.0 Excellent
15 Oct. 2016
Half the price of Hertz where I am a gold member.
Pros: Great car, great price and great service.
10.0 Excellent
7 May 2017
No extra charge!
Pros: I overslept after international travel and returned the car late...it felt so good not to be dinged for that!
Rated #9
Avis
6.1 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Avis
Locations in Detroit
295 Lucas Drive
+1 734 942 3450
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
25 Oct. 2019
Pros: Staff i detroit pickup was not very helpful, the man did not explain anything, and didnt know why I was getting charged 50 dollars over the original quote. I fueled up before returning and the person at the drop of said i did t need to since the gas was included in the deal.. sooooo i spend 40 bucks to fuel something i didnt have to. Going back to enterprise with my crew
Cons: Communication
10.0 Excellent
21 Dec. 2015
Great
Pros: Simple, easy, fast
Cons: Look up the address of the drop off ahead of time - slightly confusing to find.
8.8 Excellent
1 Apr. 2016
Easy
Pros: Staff at Detroit airport was fantastic. The team went out of their way to get me the right vehicle with features I wanted.
Cons: Pickup was my best car pick up experience possibly ever. Great team.
6.4 Good
28 Jun. 2016
Cons: my biggest complaint is being totally ripped off for having gas put in. there were no gas stations locally and was pressed for time to make flight. I had to pay more than the cost of renting the car fro two days just to have gas put in it. my rental fees were $97.15 and i was charged an additional $127.42 because didn't fill it with gas. The car was a Chevy Impala.
9.2 Excellent
8 May 2017
1st rental in Detroit
Pros: How easy and fast the drop off was, price remained accurate
Cons: The wait time was a little long but overall good service
8.0 Excellent
12 May 2017
No option to pay cash or debit card
Pros: Fast and easy
Cons: I was told when I return the vehicle I would be charged for payment and that I could change the method of payment. I was lied to I could not pay cash or use my debit card. My credit card used to reserve it will be charged.
2.0 Mediocre
12 Aug. 2017
Would not honor quote. Hidden fees double wuote
Pros: Noyhing
Cons: Quoted 222 then when we got there price was $375 because not unlimited mileage. Plus had to wait in line 45 minutes to get to counter. Staff were not helpful and had to book another online reservation (counter people unwilling / unable to help) to resolve issue. I even had a confirmation email saying total cost $222. Horrible
2.0 Mediocre
13 Aug. 2017
Cons: wouldn't honor quoted price. hidden fees. terrible service to resolve issue.
3.2 Mediocre
23 Aug. 2017
Pros: The size car was the car promised
Cons: from the time of check in to actually driving off the lot was over 3 hours. Customer service was very poor and very slow. Even after being assigned a car from the counter it took over 45 minutes of waiting until it was clean. The car was 1/8 low on gas, the car stunk (probably a smoker before us), and the car was dirty. Overall poor experience with DTW Avis. I never had a problem with Avis at other locations and have rented recently. I the future I will try and avoid Avis DTW.
4.0 Okay
15 Sep. 2017
Pros: They had a car when no one else did.
Cons: Slow slow slow
Easirent
easirent
2 locations in Detroit
Easirent
Locations in Detroit
Detroit City Airport
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Detroit
Sunnycars
Locations in Detroit
2068 E Street
Bldg. 338, Lucas Drive
565 travellers who rented a car in Detroit gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near Detroit

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Most popular agency Thrifty
Most popular car type Intermediate
Average price C$ 80/day
Good deal C$ 58/day

When to book a rental car in Detroit

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Top tips for renting a car in Detroit

  • Experience the freedom and ultimate flexibility during your stay in Detroit and opt for a rental car upon your arrival. Public transport can be a hassle with delays, changing timetables, and expensive fares, so discover everything Detroit and the surrounding areas have to offer conveniently at your own place with a car.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport is situated just over 21 miles from the city center of Detroit, so with a rental car you will be at your next destination in under half an hour. Free shuttles pick travelers up from the terminals and bring them to the car rental center with companies offering vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The quickest way into Detroit is via the I-94 E.
  • Driving in Detroit can be a pleasant experience compared to many other US cities, as the streets are broad and usually well-lit. However, road conditions could be improved and potholes or cracks are not uncommon. Also be careful with lane changing, as in Detroit the left lane is not necessarily used by drivers to overtake, and they may even go slower than drivers in the right lane. Driving attentively and defensively will help getting around the city without any hassle or problems.
  • Michigan regularly has very cold winters with lots of snow, so when driving in Detroit during the cold season, make sure the rental car is equipped appropriately or ask for snow chains at a surcharge. During morning and evening rush hours (about 7-9 AM and 5-6 PM), traffic jams can occur, especially on the I-94, so, if possible, these times should be avoided to start a day trip. Always plan at least one hour in advance when driving during these times, and allow more time when going to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Detroit for C$ 58 or less
  • Book your rental car in Detroit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury rental cars in Detroit are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Detroit

How much does it cost to rent a car in Detroit?

On average a hire car in Detroit costs C$ 80 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Detroit?

Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Detroit.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Detroit?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 55/day), Budget (C$ 63/day) and Alamo (C$ 77/day).

What is the best rental car company in Detroit?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Detroit are Alamo (8.7, 6831 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12960 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2292 reviews).

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

Car rental companies onsite at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Alamo.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: 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 Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Alamo.

How can I find car rentals near me in Detroit?

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

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Detroit?

A Intermediate car rental in Detroit costs C$ 77 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Detroit?

A Economy car rental in Detroit costs C$ 129 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Detroit?

In Detroit, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 334 Lucas Dr (25.61 km from city centre ).

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

On average a rental car in Detroit costs C$ 563 per week (C$ 80 per day).

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

On average a rental car in Detroit costs C$ 2412 per month (C$ 80 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Detroit?

A 4-wheel drive car is advisable for this area, especially during the winter season. Even though pick-up trucks are a beloved choice of vehicle of the people in Detroit, a more compact car is recommended when driving in the city, as changing lanes and finding a parking space becomes considerably easier.

What's the speed limit in Detroit?

Always adhere to the speed limits given on posted signs. Generally, 25 mph are permitted in residential areas, 55 mpg on unposted highways and up to 75 mph on freeways. The Basic Speed Law also applies, which means driving as fast as is sensible and adapting to the weather and road conditions.

How are gas prices in Detroit?

The average gas price in Detroit is technically $2.90 per gallon but at gas stations like CITGO, it can go as low as $2.30 per gallon. Gas stations around the airport and alongside the freeway can be more expensive, so check in advance how much gas you have so you do not have to opt for the first station you see, even if it costs more than others.

Where are the best places to park in Detroit?

Street parking, parking lots, and garages are all good options for parking a rental car. Street parking is mostly metered and operated usually between 8 AM and 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, so parking outside these times is free of charge. Garages include the Buhl Garage or Cadillac Square, but with prices ranging from $15 to $24 per two hours, they are a rather pricey solution. Generally, parking in Detroit comes at a cost, so opting for a hotel with a parking lot is recommended.

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