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Mesa, AZ, United States
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Mesa, AZ, United States
Thu 21/10
Thu 28/10
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Mesa car rental information

Pick-up locationMesa
Rental locations22
Airport locations6

Mesa car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
6.1 Good (238 reviews)
4 locations in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre13 Oct 2021
Not enough staff and no privacy during transactions. Staff screams out credit card information for other customers to hear. Waiting to return my car keys and was charged a late fee because they didnt have anybody at the front.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct 2021
We had problems with our car the first day. My husband called Hertz numerous times to get another car, and although an agent responded to ask what the issue was, no help was offered. We finally limped to three Hertz locations the next morning of our vacation, and on the third an agent agreed to exchange our car for another. We were thankful the first car was driveable (but not safe) and we could go to another location ourselves. It took time from our vacation, Hertz did NOTHING to come and help us, and had it been an emergency where we needed a ride immediately, I don't know that HERTZ would have been there for us. Very disappointing.
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
Paid a lot of money to rent a full size car. Get there the car has dents all over driver door, big scrape along the rear passenger side. Worst vehicle I’ve ever rented. Hertz must mean, the vehicle you rent will be hurt and beat up. Never again unless they made it up which they won’t.
1.9 Horrible24 Sep 2021
I was overcharged and not refunded for returning the vehicle. Need to be refunded $350.
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2021
I liked the fast service. I did not like the car they gave me. It was a 2020 Rogue and they are not very comfortable to drive. So having a choice would have been nice.
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
Car rented at Hertz Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. When car picked up tire had a leak, spent money to fill tire at air pump. Spent 2.5 hours on phone trying to reach a person at Roadside Assistance who then told me to take car to tire repair shot for repair. I refused because I did not want to spend 2.5 hours at tire shop and lose more vacation time. Strong armed Roadside Assistance into sending mobile tire repair to my Air BnB. Sat at Air BnB for 1.5 hours for repair. Next day tire PSI down to 7 -- repair did not work. Spent more money at air pump to fill tire so it was driveable. Spent another 2 hours on phone trying to speak to someone at Roadside Assistance. Once reached the representative was not able to help. Told to drive to Sky Harbor Airport (closest airport) to exchange vehicle for new rental. Upon arrival was told I would be given FREE upgrade, no charges. No charges for gas used on old rental . New rental would go out with full tank but marked as going out empty so could return empty. NO FUEL charges I was told. No charge to drop off at Sky Harbor instead of Mesa Gateway -- due to my troubles. Vehicle returned on time to Sky Harbor Have since received two additional charges on my credit card in amounts of $30 and $53. NO EXPLANATIONS AS TO WHY THOSE ADDITIONAL CHARGES AFTER I WAS TOLD NO ADDITIONAL FEES -- ALL WOULD BE WAIVED AS A RESULT OF MY TROUBLES. Will never trust Hertz or Kayak to provide me a quality product.
1.9 Horrible6 Sep 2021
Though Hertz's staff was pleasant, vehicle was unclean, soiled & had used tissue inside. Additionally 3 warning lights on instrument panel began to light up during my rental: TIRE pressure, Radiator & Wrench icon indicating maintenance needed! Unfavorable experience especially as a HERTZ GOLD MEMBER!
3.9 Mediocre30 Aug 2021
Hertz used to be the class of car rental companies. Our car was filthy when we got it. Hadn't been washed, trash cleaned out, vacuumed. With Covid you think you would go overboard in cleanliness. We threw out trash, 3 water bottles, etc......before we could pack. Last time I'll use Hertz.
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2021
the Guy at the counter checking in was very good, I hate I didn't get his name, but I was very pleased, he was very good, Even when I came out to get my assign car it was not there, the guy sitting out side help good experience I only use to rend from another rental, but switch to Hertz, all along I was renting from Hertz only to find out on this last trip I was only renting as a guest. but have sign up
5.9 Okay30 Aug 2021
Check in person was super nice. I upgraded to a another car. That worked well. Only 20 dollars a day. So 40 total. And paid gas. Prepay. By o understood that the increase was only 78 more than the 106 I already paid. But then the total was another 146. So I’m still confused how it was so much more. I now wish I had not upgraded and not paid the gas. I feel it’s a real bad value
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Rated no. 2
8.6 Excellent (73 reviews)
1 location in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Apr 2021
The manager was niceThey put me in a car that had a recall and after waiting 45 minute to get through the line, I ended up having to back out to get another car, which was a small SUV. Very different from the luxury car that I reserved and paid for.
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2021
Excellent + fast pickup and dropofff
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2021
Staff was amazing.overall good experience.
8.0 Excellent29 Dec 2020
Price at airport was considerably higher than places just a few miles away.
7.2 Good19 Aug 2020
I like that we were upgraded after they rented out the vehicle we reserved.The price was still quite steep and the A/C didn’t work the best and the cruise control didn’t work in the car either.
2.0 Mediocre17 Aug 2020
I paid over 40 Just to arrive at the location just to be told they don’t have any of the vehicles I put in for a reserved
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful. Dropoff was super easy. All in all a great experience. Will use again!
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2020
The staff members were really good with excellent customer service
10.0 Excellent27 Mar 2020
Cancelled without question Thanks
8.0 Excellent21 Mar 2020
Easy pick up and drop off friendly staffPrices were pretty high for a weeks worth of rental
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Rated no. 3
8.3 Excellent (69 reviews)
8 locations in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay10 Aug 2021
Car was great although there was no explanation of the car we were just handed the key and sent off on our way. A lot of digital stuff in the car to figure out. Otherwise great experience. Pickup and drop off very easy.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2021
Had a hiccup due to reserving the car at the wrong airport (my error). The folks at Enterprise Phoenix Sky Harbor were amazing. Found me a car and honored my original quote. Got me on my way in no time and were very friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2021
Staff very friendly and got me in the rental in a quick and efficient manner.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2021
Trevor was awesome!!
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
Very good experience. No complaints.
8.0 Excellent4 Jun 2021
Helpful and friendly staff. Drop off was simpleUnderstaffed on holiday weekend
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
The overall experience1Nothing really. I was even offered a donut while I waited to be picked up. I've already given a client of mine your information. Two thumbs up!
8.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
staff were courteous and efficient. Drop off was effecient and quick.I had a very good experience with the truck rental. Thank you.
6.0 Good20 Apr 2021
Prices need to go down and all should have a key drop off
6.0 Good9 Apr 2021
Car was dirty inside and out when we picked it up....dropped it off at Yuma, gal was great there!Clean the car before we get it
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Rated no. 4
8 Excellent (18 reviews)
3 locations in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
  • 7.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
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1.9 Horrible7 Sep 2021
should of got refund car was nasty not cleaned at all went back they didnt have no other cars and car didnt even have spare tire!!
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
The car was nice and drop off was easyI wish agencies were prepared for your arrival and head your car ready to go. You should be able to take care of almost everything online so that you can just jump and go
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2019
Fast and easy
8.0 Excellent17 Feb 2019
The staff was friendly.Nothing.
8.0 Excellent31 Dec 2018
LocationSignage too small to locate store
10.0 Excellent8 Nov 2018
The rental vehicle was a great value, clean, and the customer service was top notch.
3.2 Mediocre12 Sep 2018
No drop-off fee for dropping at a different location.Exterior of car was dirty and I was told that was because it was the desert. The person at the desk handed me the keys and told me I would find the car out in the lot. The lot is a hotel lot and I had no idea where to look. It was 100 degrees and I had my 87 year old mother with me. I looked all over and had to go inside and find the worker who also had trouble finding the car. Started out of the lot to discover a low tire pressure warning. Back inside. This time the worker came out with me. Didn't realize until I was well on my way that the AC wasn't cooling right. I had it at 64 with full fan and it was never cool. I would never rent from this location again.
5.6 Okay28 Aug 2018
OkEasy drop offWas not able to choose rental
9.6 Excellent1 Apr 2018
Great serviceNice new car a 2018 Hunday wth only 3000 miles. Loved the car smooth quiet ride.None
9.6 Excellent22 Nov 2017
Great car for weekend rate with fast service.Smelled like air freshener so kept the windows open which was okay with good weather.
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Rated no. 5
7.2 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 Oct 2021
The only problem was , at the counter. They wouldn't accept my driver's license, due to it not scanning. I was put in a bad position. I understand it was in bad shape, but all other ID I had showed I was me. I was mad but was able to get a copy of it online. The agent was very helpful when she told me about it. All that put me over an hour late and was very stressful.. Thank you
2.0 Mediocre21 Apr 2021
The staff was the worst part. We won't rent from national again. Linda was awful and not just to me. She was awful to several other customers.The wait for the car pickup was 40 minutes even though we had a reservation.
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2020
Great service, with great efficiency.
2.0 Mediocre1 Apr 2019
cancelled found same rental cheaper with someone else
8.4 Excellent25 Mar 2019
The rates were higher (double) than other airports. There were two empty water bottles in the vehicle when we picked it up.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2017
service, clean, carTried to charge it for a full tank of gas when we have already had filled it
7.6 Good5 May 2016
car smelled heavily of smoke. seats were stained but that wasn't a big deal.
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Rated no. 6
6.5 Good (8 reviews)
3 locations in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2020
Everything. Was easy and good
2.8 Mediocre12 Feb 2019
No car
6.4 Good2 Apr 2017
was close to where we were staying and was convenient. thought we got a fair rental amount except for the additional cost - see dislike. selection was not great - rented a mid-size car and got a hyndai elantra.went to pick up car and asked for discount for AAA or AARP. Was asked for our aarp card which we gave and received a discount for. Then after we went to pay, was told we needed insurance ($60+) for an additional driver, but if we had used aarp coverage would have been included at no additional charge. he didn't explain that before and he was the one who asked for our AAA card. Explained to use aarp he would have to redo everything and we had already waited about half an hour so we went ahead and paid the additional amount.
3.6 Mediocre17 Jan 2017
car smelled like pot. the rental agent said it was legas and nothing he could do. Our car was going to the shop and no other cars were available. after going to a casino there was a police checkpoint and they had my wife and I sit on the curb for one hour in the rail while they searched the car. It was one in the morning and we are in our 70's. Never another avis
6.0 Good6 Jan 2017
I didn't rent a car in Mesa, just returned. The attendant was pleasant and there was no wait.
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2 locations in Mesa
Locations in Mesa
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416 travellers who rented a car in Mesa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Car hire excess insurance in Mesa

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Mesa car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Mesa.


Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Mesa car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Mesa

  • With the huge Tonto National Forest on the northeast, the South Mountain Park 15 miles to the west, and the city of Phoenix only half an hour drive away, there is plenty to explore around Mesa, apart from the wonderful city itself, of course. Mesa is the perfect base for the many incredible hiking and walking opportunities in and around the city, and there is no more convenient way to get to all your remote and local destinations than by car. Rent a car for your time in Arizona and set up your own schedule and itinerary.
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is just over 20 miles from Mesa’s heart, so make it easy and rent a car directly from the various hire car agencies located right at the terminal. A drive to Mesa will only take about half an hour from the airport, and you can head straight to your next destination or accommodation via the US-60 West.
  • Usually, Arizona is known as one of the sun-kissed states with splendid weather; however, there are monsoons happening regularly throughout the state, including heavy rain showers, strong winds, or dust storms. Always heed the warnings of signs and do not enter areas that tend to get flooded when there is a heavy rain storm. Also, as rain showers and dust storms can impair visibility, make sure to adjust your speed or even stop entirely where it is safe, and only drive on when the weather conditions improve.
  • The daily rush hour in Mesa is heaviest on the routes between Mesa and Phoenix, for example on the I-10, US-60, and AZ-202. Especially between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 7pm are peak times in Mesa where the roads can be severely congested. At least an extra hour should be planned ahead so there will be no major delays for travelers.
  • Book your rental car in Mesa at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Mesa are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Mesa

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Mesa are Alamo (8.7, 78 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 121 reviews), and Hertz (6.1, 245 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Mesa is $5.12 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $61 and $82, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mesa.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Sky Harbor Intl airport include Alamo and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sky Harbor Intl airport to off-airport locations include Alamo and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Mesa costs $63 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Mesa costs $71 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Mesa costs $63 per day, on average.

  • As Mesa is surrounded by national forests and parks that are perfect for hiking and walking, a 4-wheel-drive car is recommended. Such a car will give you the necessary traction you will need when driving up winding mountain roads as well as when being hit by one of Arizona’s famous rain showers.

  • Adjusting your speed to the prevailing weather conditions is paramount when driving in Mesa, but general regulations allow 25 mph in built-up areas and 15 mph in alleys or around schools. On most freeways, the maximum speed limit is 65 mph, but it may also be less than that, so always check the posted signs and adhere to the given speed limits.

  • The average price for a gallon of petrol is approximately $2.70, but try to find cheaper stations like Costco, where you may only have to pay $2.40 per gallon. Whenever you leave the city limits and venture out to the many national parks for hiking, fill up the tank beforehand so you don’t run the risk of running out of gas.

  • There are various parking opportunities in Mesa that allow free parking for up to two hours, including 44 E 3rd Place, for instance. There are also plenty of parking lots and garages scattered around downtown, like Mesa City Hall Lot, the Gold Lots, or the Purple Lots. If possible, try to find accommodation with a parking lot included so overnight parking is not expensive and the car can always be nearby.