Economy Car Rental at San Diego Airport [SAN], California CA, USA

Save on your next trip to San Diego Airport with Economy car class: start from $16/day or $84/week!

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Low-cost economy car rental in San Diego Airport

Booking an economy rent-a-car in SAN Airport, California with Rental24h.com is an excellent transportation option for your travels. Whether it's a spontaneous trip with friends or a long-awaited day out with family, we are ready to accommodate your driving needs.

Economy models win in mileage while providing sufficient practicality on the road. Their interior can accommodate up to 4 people in the cabin and 1-2 bags in the trunk. Plus, they're super cheap to pick up. The lowest Economy rental price we can offer is $16 per day, for which you get a Chevrolet Spark from THRIFTY. When calculated per week, the cost reaches about $84.

Want to find the best economy rental car deals in SAN Airport, USA? Fill out our simple search form and take your pick from the top-class suppliers. Also, you can browse through the greatest deals in the following catalog and make your final decision with confidence!

Economy rental cars in San Diego Airport [SAN] and other relevant cars

Chevrolet Spark

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Chevrolet Spark
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$15.92 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$15.92 /day

Hyundai Accent

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Hyundai Accent
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
SIXT San Diego - Airport

$46.86 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$54.27 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Ford Focus
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$15.92 /day

Kia Rio

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Kia Rio
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$15.92 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$75.46 /day

Audi A3

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Audi A3
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$199.08 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Corolla
  • Unlimited mileage
PAYLESS San Diego - Airport

$17.22 /day

Nissan Sentra

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Nissan Sentra
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$17.25 /day

Jaguar F-PACE

Intermediate elite

5x
4x
Rent Jaguar F-PACE
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
BUDGET San Diego - Airport

$109.32 /day

Volkswagen Jetta

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Volkswagen Jetta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$175.74 /day

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Chevrolet Spark

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Chevrolet Spark
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$33.64 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$34.19 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Corolla
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$35.95 /day

Chrysler 200

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Chrysler 200
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$38.39 /day

Jeep Compass

Medium SUV

5x
3x
Rent Jeep Compass
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$43.30 /day

Chevrolet Equinox

SUV

5x
4x
Rent Chevrolet Equinox
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$53.72 /day

Nissan Armada

SUV

7x
4x
Rent Nissan Armada
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$67.99 /day

Chevrolet Suburban

SUV

7x
3x
Rent Chevrolet Suburban
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$81.80 /day

Chevrolet Impala

Fullsize

5x
4x
Rent Chevrolet Impala
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$51.17 /day

Tesla Model 3

Premium

5x
4x
Rent Tesla Model 3
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$51.95 /day

Chrysler 300

Luxury

5x
5x
Rent Chrysler 300
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$59.62 /day

Dodge Grand Caravan

7 seat carrier

7x
3x
Rent Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$57.08 /day

What is an economy rental car?

The characteristics of cars from this category fit the name - they allow you to economize. For example, let's look at the Toyota Yaris: a popular economy rent-a-car in San Diego Airport, California. Your money-saving experience starts with booking, as vehicles in this class, and in particular the Yaris model, are cheap. Also, its small 4-cylinder engine has outstanding fuel efficiency (32 city/40 highway MPG), which translates into less spending at the gas station.

Other parameters inherent in economy models are a compact interior that can accommodate up to 5 passengers and a portable trunk for 1-2 medium-sized bags. All these features are tightly packed into a sedan or hatchback body with 2 to 5 doors.

Specs:

Automatic

5 passengers

EDAR

Details:

Petrol

up to 2 suitcases

up to 4 doors

logo Chevrolet Spark

(Chevrolet Spark or similar)

What is an economy car class?

When booking Economy autos in San Diego, CA on our website, expect to receive a Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa, or a similar model. A common feature of cars in this class is low price, small size, and high fuel efficiency. As a rule, they have approximately the same length and width. However, body shape and type may differ depending on the manufacturer. Economy cars are great for leisurely city driving - they are easy to park and perfect for navigating narrow urban streets. Also, you can use them for short day trips.

For more information on specific Economy models, see the following table.

Model Specifications Description
Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

4 doors

5 passengers

2 suitcases

This car, produced by a Japanese automaker, offers a special take on space savings. It looks small on the outside but is surprisingly spacious on the inside.
Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

2 doors

2 passengers

1 suitcase

This classic never goes out of fashion. With the Fiesta on hand, you're getting a good old Ford with a modern edge. This model is what you need for a reliable ride.
Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent

4 doors

5 passengers

2 suitcases

The practical interior of the Accent is unusually large for a car of this class. However, this feature still goes well with the increased trunk and solid stuffing inside.
Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage

2 doors

2 passengers

1 suitcase

The shorter car body is the reason for reduced head and legroom in this car. On the other hand, the Mirage features outstanding agility and allows you to drive confidently on city streets
Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

2 doors

2 passengers

1 suitcase

As befits a true Japanese car, Versa offers a comfortable interior and a wide range of electronic options. A fuel-efficient engine and a reliable transmission complete the list of benefits.

How much is an economy car rental in San Diego, California?

You will find economy rental models in the lower price segment, among the cheapest vehicle categories. They are ideal for relaxed driving on city streets with a couple of passengers and a few bags inside. The average price for Economy deals is $33 per day or $176 per week. As for the upper price limit, the cost can reach $54 per day or $288 per week during periods of high demand. The seasonal factor dramatically affects the final rate; therefore, choosing the optimal time for travel can help you save money.

Monitor average monthly rental prices for Economy cars in San Diego, CA, USA in the chart below.

Jan
$ 26
Feb
$ 35
Mar
$ 73
Apr
$ 49
May
$ 51
Jun
$ 55
Jul
$ 50

As you can see, cheap economy car rentals begin to appear in the low season and reach their peak in January. At the same time, March is the most expensive month to pick up a set of wheels in San Diego. Plan your trip accordingly in order to get the most favorable rates.

Economy rental car companies in San Diego Airport, CA

With 21 trusted providers operating in San Diego SAN Airport, finding the right deal is easy. On-site companies in the airport include Alamo, AVIS, Thrifty, SIXT, Budget, Hertz, Silvercar, Payless, NU, National, Mex, ACE, Green Motion, Fox, addCar, Firefly, E-Z, Enterprise, Dollar, Advantage, and Flightcar.

Based on customer ratings, the TOP 3 suppliers are ALAMO ehi (8.9/10) , ALAMO ehi (8.9/10), and ALAMO ehi (8.9/10). They offer outstanding service, perfect value for money, well-maintained cars, and all of the basic ingredients for a smooth road trip.

Naturally, you can find even more San Diego Airport economy car rental companies on our website. Consider all the available options to make an informed decision.

Compare economy car rental companies

Eager to compare companies in SAN Airport, California in terms of their minimum price, fuel policy, pick-up type, and other factors? Check out the following table:

Company Price per day Fuel Waiting time Customer rating Pick-up type
alamo

Alamo

from $59 Included in the price 10 min 8.9 / 10 Free shuttle bus
budget

Budget

from $109 Pick up and return full 13 min 8.8 / 10 Free shuttle bus
national

National

from $54 Included in the price 14 min 8.4 / 10 Free shuttle bus
avis

Avis

from $194 Included in the price 16 min 8.1 / 10 Free shuttle bus
hertz

Hertz

from $199 Included in the price 16 min 7.7 / 10 Airport terminal pickup
sixt

Sixt

from $47 Pick up and return full 18 min 7.2 / 10 Airport terminal pickup
payless

Payless

from $17 Pick up and return full 17 min 3.9 / 10 Free shuttle bus

Economy car rental locations around SAN Airport, USA

The most convenient way to start your trip is to collect an economy car at the San Diego Airport, California location. However, you also have access to 52 other pick-up points in the area. They include multiple downtown locations located near railway stations and major urban attractions. If you don't know where to start your trip, take a look at all of the car rental counter spots in the following table. For your convenience, we have indicated their respective distances from the city center so that you can calculate approximate transport costs.

Nearby car rental locations at airports

Nearby downtown car rental locations

Where is an economy car rental car return in San Diego Airport?

You must return your vehicle to the economy car lot at San Diego Airport, which is located at the Car Rental Center at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego. If your company is located off the airport premises, return the vehicle to its allocated parking lot, and then catch a shuttle to the terminal. Buses run regularly every 10-15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Map of economy car rental locations in San Diego, CA

Want to find an optimal economy rent-a-car San Diego, California location to start your journey from immediately? This will take you no more than a minute with our simple map. Consider all the pick-up spots in the area and the list of companies providing services in each.

Short facts about Economy rentals in San Diego, CA, USA

We have collected the most important data about economy rentals in San Diego and presented it here for your convenience. Check out our fast facts to make your final decision quickly and easily!

Most popular model

Mitsubishi Mirage

The most popular economy model found on Rental24h.com in San Diego Airport, CA is Mitsubishi Mirage.

Cheapest model

Chevrolet Spark

The cheapest model among economy models on Rental24h.com in San Diego SAN Airport is Chevrolet Spark.

Lowest model price

$16

The lowest rate for the economy class in San Diego Airport with Rental24h.com is $16 per day.

Best-rated company

THRIFTY

The best-rated company providing economy cars for rent in SAN Airport, California is THRIFTY.

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FAQ about economy car rentals in SAN Airport, USA

What is the difference between economy and compact rental cars?

When comparing an economy vs compact rental car, start by looking at their interior. Compact models offer more space and can accommodate up to 5 people, while the trunk is ready to hold at least 1 large suitcase and a few smaller bags. On the other hand, economy vehicles can fit up to 4 passengers in the cabin and 1 medium suitcase plus a couple of portable bags in the luggage section. External differences may include the number of doors (many economy models have 2-doors) and the size of the body, which is visually slightly larger in compact cars.

Which economy car rental companies offer a shuttle from San Diego Airport, California?

Alamo, AVIS, and Thrifty and several other companies offer San Diego, CA economy rental service within a 5-minute shuttle ride from the airport.

What is the most rented economy-class car in San Diego, California?

According to our customers, the Chevrolet Spark is the best economy mid-size car available in San Diego, CA, USA.

How can I change the pick-up time with economy car rental?

If you book on Rental24h.com, you can amend your reservation for free. To do so, find the pop-up menu on the right side of the home page and sign in to the "My booking" section by entering your booking number and email address.

What Economy car models are available for rent in San Diego?

Economy cars for hire in San Diego Airport, CA include models such as Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, and Mitsubishi Mirage. For a wider selection of cars, please fill out our search form.

How much is the deposit for an economy rental car in San Diego SAN Airport?

Economy car rental San Diego Airport deposit starts from $200, which will be held on your credit card for the duration of the trip. The exact amount depends on the vehicle model, supplier, location, and payment method.

What is a class B economy car rental in SAN Airport, California?

In the automotive hierarchy, a Class-B economy-size car occupies the next step after A-segment, also called City car or Minicompact (Mini on our website). For a better understanding, typical representatives of the B-class (Economy on our website) are Chevrolet Aveo, Hyundai Accent, and Volkswagen Polo.

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