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Pick-up location Knoxville
Rental locations 17
Airport locations 1

Knoxville car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
6.7 Good (49 reviews)
4 locations in Knoxville
Hertz
Locations in Knoxville
201 North Seven Oaks Drive
+1 865 693 0529
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
2055 Alcoa Highway
+1 865 342 3232
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
525 Henley Street
+1 865 971 3021
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
6285 Clinton Highway
+1 865 938 6700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 6.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.0
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
27 Oct. 2016
Herts was great but finding the right one, proved
Cons: It was hard for me to tell on the Kayak website which of the Hertz were actually at the airport. I tried looking it up online but still ended up booking at a Hertz a good distance from the airport. Would be awesome to have some kind of denotation showing if its actually at the airport, needs a shuttle or is totally off site.
6.0 Good
21 Apr. 2017
Pros: The car
Cons: The deposit hold required
2.4 Mediocre
28 May 2017
Most horrific rental experience ever!!
Pros: The roadside assistant was nice and helpful.
Cons: 1. Our vehicle had a plugged sidewall in the front passenger tire that began to work its way out creating a very dangerous situation for my family. 2 While returning the trade in we picked up in Daytona we waited for 45 min which gave us ample opportunity to speak with numerous other families returning cars. 2 had vehicles with expired oil changes 2 had vehicles who's tags expired in 3 day. 3. The office was a complete mess. There were kids and a dog running around the detail bay. A woman kept yelling at Harley...not sure if that was the dog or one of the kids. The attendant was in sweat pants and a tshirt with a very long beard and tatted arms....very unprofessional establishment!! 4. The attendants way of apologizing "Firestone down the road checks all of our vehicles so it's their fault" I call bs on this one because I manage a fleet of 30 company vehicle all serviced by that Firestone and know the manager and most of the mechanics at this location. I know first hand they would NEVER plug a side wall of a tire because they won't take the liability. They are quick to sell a new tire...it's their job!! In fact they often want to replace all 4 tires at a time when I take my fleet in for repairs. 5 That was in no way an apology for putting the safety of my family at risk. We drove over 10hours one way on that tire and had it blown on the interstate it could have easily killed all of us!!! So to answer this question I will not only never recommend Hertz I will adamantly encourage all of my friends, family, and co workers to never use Hertz!
4.4 Okay
28 Jun. 2017
Cons: Took $200 more than they said and never told me!
10.0 Excellent
10 Aug. 2017
Pros: staff moved fast to get us the car and just as fast to check it back in. Often staff move in slow motion.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Oct. 2017
I reserved a car - but it turns out they had none available
Cons: I reserved a car - but it turns out they had none available
2.0 Mediocre
22 Dec. 2017
India Call Center with no power to help
Cons: Set a noon pickup and booked it. Showed up 15 min afternoon to find out office was closed. Called reservations and several people from the call center in India told me to go to the airport and it would bw 3 times the price for the same car. I hung up and booked another company for a cheaper price. Never again...
4.0 Okay
8 Mar. 2018
NO CARS
Pros: nothing
Cons: the fact that they had no cars but the online system allowed us to reserve one the day prior, there was no called to worn us or anything. they told us it would be 3-6 hours for a car, and offered little to no help. they said they would uber us to a enterprise, but didn't. i had to do it my self.
9.6 Excellent
13 Mar. 2018
Amazing customer service
Pros: We had an amazing experience with the agent at the desk. We had made a mistake and book at the wrong location. The agent did everything he could to help track down our order and transfer it to their location. He was very kind, understanding and pleasant.
10.0 Excellent
27 Apr. 2018
Pros: This was an easy process ... thanks!
Cons: I opted for the collision insurance ... since my car rental was for ONE day (24 hours) I would assume that the added insurance that covered the vehicle would also be for 1 day (24 hours) ... however, I was charged for TWO DAYS. I am walking away with a bad experience all because of the extra $9 that I was charged. So I ask you, is this poor customer experience worth the $9? This process of the insurance not following the length of the rental agreement needs to stop.
Rated #2
Budget
8.1 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in Knoxville
Budget
Locations in Knoxville
3001 Knoxville Center Drive
+1 865 544 4335
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
5535 Clinton Highway
+1 865 281 8880
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
8014 Kingston Pike
+1 865 531 2198
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.7
  • 7.8
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  • 8.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
21 Dec. 2017
Pros: Friendly staff at both ends of rental.
8.4 Excellent
30 Mar. 2017
Good experience
Pros: They just gave me the same Nissan Versa I brought to them as a one way rental. It was comfortable for me.
Cons: As long as there in no wind Versa drives fine, but wind easily blows it off.
10.0 Excellent
24 Aug. 2017
Everything was perfect! Everyone was very helpful!
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!
6.0 Good
29 Oct. 2017
Pick up not near airport
Pros: Clean, helpful representatives
Cons: I arrived at Knoxsville airport and the pickup location was 20 mins away, which wasn't clear at time of booking. Luckily there was a car available at the airport, but I had to spend more money to rent it! Argh. There should have been a warning that the rental pickup was so far away.
8.8 Excellent
2 Jan. 2018
Close call!
Pros: Friendly staff, quick service, clean car in good condition
Cons: Wasn't notified that the location was closing early because it was New Years Eve. I arrived just as they were closing. Another 5 minutes and I would not have gotten a car!
10.0 Excellent
25 Sep. 2018
Easy return
Pros: No issues at all to return the car!
8.0 Excellent
30 Dec. 2018
Tahoe rental
Pros: The car was great. Everyone was easy to work with.
Cons: Car had dog hair everywhere inside of it from driver before I’m assuming. It wasn’t a huge crazy amount but was enough to make me nervous because I didn’t want to get fined for it.
9.6 Excellent
20 Oct. 2016
Pros: Good gas mileage and good pep for a 4 cylinder engine.
2.0 Mediocre
5 Dec. 2018
They did not provide me with a car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The agent told me that my debit card doesn’t have (something) I don’t know what he wanted! He then asked for my social security and I never give that out. So he asked for a diff method of payment and I didn’t have that! So he was not able to give me the car!
Rated #3
Avis
7.0 Good (4 reviews)
3 locations in Knoxville
Avis
Locations in Knoxville
3001 Knoxville Center Drive, Space G11
+1 865 544 5815
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
5535 Clinton Highway
+1 865 687 5722
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
8014 Kingston Pike
+1 865 560 5188
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 7.5
  • 8.0
  • 5.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
24 Jul. 2017
Great customer service!
Pros: The people at Avis
Cons: The car was loud and not very comfortable
9.2 Excellent
4 May 2016
Value
Pros: We put 3000 miles touring the Southern Unites States. I think we filled up with 20.00 dollars each time it cost us very little.
Cons: When we picked the car up the person did not explain how to drive the car s features. Where's the gas the trunk lock the lights etc. but the worst was the tolls we didn't know what to do on toll roads that bill the plate. We were franticly calling phone numbers for Avis.
2.0 Mediocre
18 Jun. 2016
Never again
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I reserved a mini van almost two months in advance. I show up at my scheduled pickup time after driving over an hour to get there. The person working the desk tells me they didn't have any mini vans available and they "upgraded" me to a large passenger van. I told him that wasn't acceptable. He told me that's all he had. I told him a phone call would have been nice. He just looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about. So glad I called early. It was a great way to start our vacation........never again.
10.0 Excellent
1 Aug. 2017
Amazing deal!
Pros: Excellent value for a luxury SUV! Third summer in a row to rent a luxury SUV from this location and we couldn't be happier!
Rated #4
Enterprise
6.4 Good (27 reviews)
6 locations in Knoxville
Enterprise
Locations in Knoxville
12019 Kingston Pike
+1 865 288 7914
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4411 Clinton Hwy
+1 865 687 8411
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
530 Summer Pl
+1 865 579 5559
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6339 Clinton Hwy
+1 865 922 0709
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8314 Kingston Pike
+1 865 694 8526
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9616 Parkside Dr
+1 865 690 8448
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.0
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
13 Mar. 2017
Pros: felt ignored at counter when I picked up car. I can understand being short staffed but acknowledge me and tell me you are sorry I have to wait. not making eye contact does not help my patience. Expeience was better at drop off.
8.0 Excellent
25 Oct. 2017
Pros: Ease of drop off of vehicle.
Cons: Only had 1/4 tank of gas when I picked up vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Oct. 2017
Misleading! No enterprise counter at TYS!
Pros: I selected this rental because the price was extremely attractive, it only $11 per day.
Cons: My husband arrived at TYS only to be told that there was no enterprise counter at the airport. He then had to take a cab to the enterprise location which was some 20 minutes from the airport, resulting in a $30 fee. He also was charged a $50 drop off fee by enterprise for returning the car to the airport. The extra fees ended up totaling more than the car rental itself!
2.0 Mediocre
11 Nov. 2018
Cons: I reserved a car the day before it was needed, then was told on the mornng that i had it reserved that there were no cars. This caused great distress and scrambling for other options. I would no recommend supporting Enterprise until they fix their rental process.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Nov. 2015
Insufficient information
Cons: I had booked a car to take on Vacation. I paid for insurance threw kayaks site. Enterprise told me it was threw a 3rd party and it wouldn't actually cover the car. Still haven't seen my money back on that. After booking online I called to verbalize with enterprise that everything was ok. The man told me I had to have a Kub bill in my name. I explained to him it was in my girlfriends name. He told me she could get the car in her name and for $10 extra a day I could be put on as a second driver. That would have worked out perfectly if when I got there to pick up the car, the man behind the counter told me I had to have a Kub bill in my name as well....Which was not discussed on the phone nor does it make since. I do not own a major credit card due to trying to be responsible by not spending money I dont have. I missed out on my vacation due to Enterprise employees not providing the information needed before the day I needed to leave.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Jan. 2016
Enterprise
Pros: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
18 Jan. 2016
Excellent 10.0
Pros: I use this location frequently and they ALWAYS hit it out of the park.
10.0 Excellent
1 Mar. 2016
A good deal
Pros: Got exactly the car I needed.
Cons: Slight smell (smoker previously drove the car maybe)
6.4 Good
4 Jul. 2016
nice vehicle, confused with everything else
Pros: clean, nice vehicle. nice employees.
Cons: the payment system is super weird. I did a split payment and for some reason the price of everything changed causing my account to get over drafted upon returning it
6.4 Good
30 Sep. 2016
Pros: Staff was friendly and tried to help
Cons: They had no jurisdiction to help with our issues
Eagle Rent A Car
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1 location in Knoxville
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Knoxville
305 Business St
89 travellers who rented a car in Knoxville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near Knoxville

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Most popular car type Mini

When to book a rental car in Knoxville

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Top tips for renting a car in Knoxville

  • There is much to explore in and around Knoxville, so why not make the most out of your holiday and rent a car to gain the most flexibility? It will not only be easier to whizz through the city of Knoxville and visit the zoo, the Memorial Park, or the local golf club, but travelers also get the opportunity to venture out and discover the hidden secrets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, for instance, which is just under an hour away.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport is about 14 miles from Knoxville center, and the easiest way is to rent a car directly from their on-site agencies, including Hertz, Avis, or Alamo. This way you can start your time in Knoxville hassle-free and will be in the heart of the city in less than half an hour via the US-129 N.
  • Whoever is visiting Knoxville in the winter time should be prepared to drive on ice, as snow is a regular companion of the cold months here. Ensure the rental car has winter tires on and adjust your speed, as snow and rain can turn the streets into icy slides. Sudden braking or accelerating should also be avoided; but with the proper preparation, even the winter in Knoxville is nothing to worry about.
  • Even though the city is not as clogged up as other major US cities, rush hour can still mean congested roads, and it is advised to avoid driving through the city between 8-9am and 4-6pm. Especially the interstates 40 and 640 can be congested during peak times and should be avoided if possible.
  • Book your rental car in Knoxville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Knoxville are around 74% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Knoxville

What is the most popular rental car in Knoxville?

Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Knoxville.

What is the best rental car company in Knoxville?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Knoxville are Alamo (8.7, 6471 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12847 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4197 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Knoxville?

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

How much does a Mini car rental cost in Knoxville?

A Mini car rental in Knoxville costs C$ 236 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Knoxville?

A Economy car rental in Knoxville costs C$ 50 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Knoxville?

A Compact car rental in Knoxville costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Knoxville?

When visiting in the winter, a 4-wheel-drive car is a wise choice to make to ensure maximal road grip and a smoother driving experience. An SUV or a minivan provide a good deal of space for luggage or families, are good for driving even in bad weather, and are not too bulky to navigate through the city.

What's the speed limit in Knoxville?

Speed limits are posted on the right-hand side of the road. If no clearly posted sign is visible, the general regulations permit 30 mph in residential areas, 55 mph on two-lane roads, and up to 70 mph on interstates and freeways. Always adjust your speed to the prevailing weather and road conditions.

How are gas prices in Knoxville?

Gas in Knoxville is quite cheap compared to many other US states and cities with an average price of $2 per gallon. Gas stations like Pilot or Sam’s Club also offer rates as low as $1.90, so if you want to save money, look for the best rates available and start your hunt for the right gas stations well in advance.

Where are the best places to park in Knoxville?

As in most US cities, on-street parking is metered in Knoxville and is free on Sundays and holidays in most areas -- simply check the designated sign. There are also many parking lots and garages available in downtown and around, such as the Dwight Kessel Garage, which costs around $7 per day, or the Promenade Garage with its daily rate of about $5.

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