Portland Tops Highest Rental Rates Survey

Portland has been named the most expensive U.S. city for car rental this summer. Photo via Wikimedia.
Portland has been named the most expensive U.S. city for car rental this summer. Photo via Wikimedia.

Portland, Ore., took the No. 1 spot for having the most expensive U.S. car rental rates this summer, according to a survey by CheapCarRental.net.

The survey compared the rental car rates at more than 100 destinations across the U.S. during the month of August. 

Car renters in Portland can expect to pay an average of $111 per day for the cheapest available rental car. In second place, Anchorage, Alaska, has an average rental rate of $109 per day. And Kailua, Hawaii, takes third place with an average daily price of $101.

From August 1-31, 2014, here are the top 10 cities with the most expensive daily rental rates: 1) Portland, $111; 2) Anchorage, $109; 3) Kailua, $101; 4) Louisville, $99; 5) Detroit, $90; 6) Denver, $88; 7) Seattle, $78; 8) San Jose, $76; 9) Tulsa, $75; 10) Hartford, $75.

The survey’s car rental rates were collected in late July by Expedia's car rental comparison engine. Each city’s main airport was chosen as the pick-up and drop-off location.

For a full list of the 20 most expensive U.S. cities and their average daily rental rates, visit http://www.cheapcarrental.net/press/summer2014.html



Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>