Car Rentals in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Knoxville, TN
Oct 3 — Oct 10
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Rental cars insight and trends in Knoxville

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What is the cheapest rental car agency in Knoxville?

The cheapest rental cars in Knoxville are generally found through Budget. When booking with Budget, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $16/day. The average price to rent a car in Knoxville is $52/day.

What car do most people rent in Knoxville?

The Mazda CX-5 is the most popular car to rent in Knoxville, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Mazda CX-5 rentals for as low as $24/day in Knoxville, though on average you can expect prices to be around $79/day. Another popular car to rent in Knoxville is the Chrysler Pacifica for an average of $95/day, and deals as low as $34/day.

Best deals found for Knoxville, Tennessee car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Knoxville, Tennessee
Economy$29/day
Compact$28/day
Intermediate$29/day
Standard$35/day
Minivan$37/day
Full-size SUV$44/day
Premium$40/day
Luxury$42/day
Pickup truck$40/day
Supplier choice$29/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$42/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Knoxville car rentals

Knoxville, Tennessee is located on the banks of the Tennessee River and at the intersection of I-40 and I-75. It is home to the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, two art museums, and several historic sites. Situated just three miles from town, Knoxville Urban Wilderness is a recreational nature area where visitors can hike, mountain bike, canoe, kayak, and enjoy the forest playground. Whether you are traveling solo and want an electric car rental or have a big group that needs a passenger van rental, ten locations for rental cars in Knoxville ensure that you will find the right car rental solution for your trip.

While visiting, is it advantageous to rent a car while visiting Knoxville?

Definitely. Car rentals in Knoxville are your ticket to the many natural and historical attractions in the surrounding area. The downtown area is very walkable, and with six public parking lots, there are plenty of places to park your Knoxville car rental and explore areas like Market Square and Old City on foot. Within a one-hour drive, you will find the town of Pigeon Forge, home to Dollywood. Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed amusement park/water park/museum is a celebration of the region and of the country music icon herself. Just a few miles south of Dollywood, you will find Gaitlinburg, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From here, you can take your Knoxville car rental to the Rocky Top Trail or experience the Blue Ridge Parkway, known as "America’s Favorite Drive." The Knoxville Civil War Trail starts at Fort Dickerson on Chapman Highway and takes you to battle sites and various outposts of the American Civil War. Be sure to check local traffic before heading out for a drive as roads can become crowded during peak tourism season and you will want to be prepared. Closer to town, destinations such as the Knoxville Urban Wilderness and the Dogwood Arts Trails and Gardens offer parking and are most easily accessed with your cheap car rental.

What different driving laws should I observe while driving in Knoxville?

Throughout the U.S., driving is done on the right side of the road. With your Knoxville rental car, you will find that streets and highways are well-marked with signs that indicate speed limits, driving restrictions, and directions. All passengers must wear safety belts, whether they sit in the front or rear seats. Avoid drinking and driving, as it is illegal and will result in fines, arrest, or revocation of your license. For the latest updates to traffic rules, check the Department of Motor Vehicles to safely operate your Knoxville rental car.

If I am visiting from another country, what kind of driver's license or permit do I need to drive a rental car in Knoxville?

When you pick up your rental car in Knoxville and throughout your trip, U.S. law requires that you carry a valid driver’s license issued by the government of your home country. While Tennessee requires only your driver’s license, some U.S. states also require a valid passport for car rental so it is wise to keep this handy as well.


Knoxville, Tennessee car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Knoxville that's right for you

Small Cars

$56 - $83

All Car Types

$82 - $96

The average price of a Small rental in Knoxville, the United States is $67. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Knoxville, the United States is in August. The price is 17% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A Small rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Knoxville Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Knoxville, the United States is $66. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Knoxville, the United States is in January. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A Medium rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Knoxville Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Knoxville, the United States is $85. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Knoxville, the United States is in August. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Large rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Knoxville Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Knoxville, the United States is $83. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Knoxville, the United States is in September. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Knoxville SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Knoxville, the United States is $102. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Knoxville, the United States is in July. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $86 per day. A Van rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Knoxville Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Knoxville, the United States is $93. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Knoxville, the United States is in February. The price is 13% lower than the rest of the year at just $82 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Knoxville Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Knoxville, the United States is $130. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Knoxville, the United States is in January. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just $59 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average rental car in Knoxville. The average price of a vehicle rental in Knoxville can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$28/day

8 Oct - 8 Nov
Nissan Versa
Chevrolet Spark
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$29/day

15 Oct - 15 Nov
Chevrolet Spark
Nissan Sylphy
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$31/day

8 Oct - 8 Nov
Nissan Sylphy

Knoxville car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Hertz

6.6
Okay
113 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.2
Good
44 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.7

Budget

6.4
Okay
36 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.5

Avis

6.2
Okay
18 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.2

Quick facts about car rentals in Knoxville

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Knoxville

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Full-size, SUV, Economy

Cheapest Rental Car

$29

Most Popular Model

Class Intermediate Car
The most popular Knoxville car rental agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car rental companies are Avis and Thrifty
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Knoxville in the past 72 hours: Full-size, SUV, Economy.
The lowest price for a rental car in Knoxville is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $57/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Knoxville in the past 7 days is the Class Intermediate Car. Our users also prefer the Toyota Yaris as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Knoxville

Nearby attractions:

Sequoyah Hills9.1 mi
Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd9.5 mi
Thompson-Boling Arena10.6 mi
Neyland Stadium10.9 mi
World's Fair Park11.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Ijams Nature Center82.7 mi
Chilhowee Park & Exhibition Center84.7 mi
Knoxville Zoo85.0 mi
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame85.1 mi
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum85.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Holiday Inn Knoxville West- Cedar Bluff Rd87.5 mi
Sequoyah Hills93.7 mi
Thompson-Boling Arena95.7 mi
Neyland Stadium95.9 mi
World's Fair Park96.2 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Knoxville - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Knoxville so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to rent a car in Knoxville, Tennessee in October?

To rent a car in Knoxville for a weekend in October, we found prices as low as $30 with an average of $63. Deals are a little different for a week-long rental - starting at around $22, with an average price of $59.

Is there a fee to cancel my Knoxville, Tennessee car rental?

The majority of the Knoxville car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Knoxville such as Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Budget often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

What is the best type of car to rent in Knoxville during October?

Most people will rent an Economy car when traveling to Knoxville during the month of October. Its efficient gas mileage and ability to handle wet road conditions makes the economy car a go-to choice when precipitation averages 3.5″ and temperatures hover around 48.2 °F. Renting a Economy in Knoxville will cost you $51/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Knoxville, Tennessee?

When you book a rental car in Knoxville, you should abide by the city’s 25 mph speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Knoxville are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Knoxville.

What car rental company has the BMW 5 Series in Knoxville?

What is the weather like in Knoxville, TN in September?

Those looking for a rental car in Knoxville during the month of September should expect temperatures to be around 71.6 °F and should expect around 2.9″ of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Is the weather in Knoxville similar to the rest of Tennessee?

Travelers looking to leave from Knoxville on a road trip around Tennessee or the surrounding areas during the month of September should expect temperatures around 69.8 °F and about 3.5″ of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Knoxville?

Prices for cars in Knoxville are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Knoxville?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Knoxville?

Among different countries, including Knoxville, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Knoxville?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when renting a car in Knoxville. If the license is written in a different language from the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual rental company you're booking with.


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Does momondo show car rental deals in Knoxville with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car rental searches for Knoxville and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Knoxville on momondo?

momondo specifically allows you to search for car rentals in Knoxville with fair fuel policies.

Can I find a car rental in Knoxville which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, rental cars in Knoxville with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for rental cars in Knoxville with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car rental options in Knoxville.


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