Iowa

Cheap Car Rentals in Iowa from C$ 44

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Iowa with a pick-up date of 24/5 and drop-off date of 26/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Des Moines, IA, United States
30 Apr — 7 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Des Moines, IA, United States
Tue 30/4
Noon
Tue 7/5
Noon

Iowa car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Iowa. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

Most popular company

Hertz

Most common car type

Intermediate

Average price per day

C$ 66

Cheapest price per day

C$ 44

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Iowa?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Iowa and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

January

C$ 75

February

C$ 72

March

C$ 85

April

C$ 82

May

C$ 89

June

C$ 97

July

C$ 102

August

C$ 94

September

C$ 79

October

C$ 82

November

C$ 80

December

C$ 80

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Iowa is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Iowa

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Iowa and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

There are currently 15,427 rental locations operating in Iowa spread across 307 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Iowa is medium car at C$ 44 a day. Below are all the 5 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

C$ 46+

Compact

Compact

C$ 55+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 44+

Standard

Standard

C$ 45+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 47+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 121+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 264+

Premium

Premium

C$ 118+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

C$ 45+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

C$ 56+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

C$ 60+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

C$ 67+

Compare available car types for rental in Iowa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Iowa to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

Small cars

C$ 53 - C$ 157

All Car Types

C$ 76 - C$ 142

To rent a small car in Iowa, you would pay an average price of C$ 92/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Iowa (~C$ 53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 157/day). In fact, December is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Iowa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Iowa, renting a small car saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Iowa small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Iowa, you would pay an average price of C$ 81/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Iowa (~C$ 52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 216/day). In fact, December is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Iowa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Iowa, renting a medium car saves you 18% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Iowa medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Iowa, you would pay an average price of C$ 65/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Iowa (~C$ 75/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 181/day). In fact, February is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Iowa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Iowa, renting a SUV saves you 34% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Iowa SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota YarisC$ 46/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai VenueC$ 55/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai Venue

Top rental agencies in Iowa

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Iowa known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Iowa. Reviews were last updated on 23 April 2024.

Hertz

7.8
Good
128 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.8

Alamo

8.7
Very good
51 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4
Very good
90 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Avis

6.7
Okay
51 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.4

Budget

6.6
Okay
60 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.8

National

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Dollar

7.3
Good
13 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.6

Payless

6.9
Okay
25 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.8

Best Iowa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Iowa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Iowa with an average daily rate of C$ 63. Data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Hyundai AvanteC$ 44/day
5
M
A/C
Hyundai Avante
Volkswagen JettaC$ 45/day
5
M
A/C
Volkswagen Jetta
Honda FitC$ 46/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Iowa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 23 April 2024.
  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Iowa?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Silvercar (8.6 rating) and Alamo (8.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Iowa.

  • What are gas prices like in Iowa?

    The average gas price in Iowa is C$ 1.42/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 64 and C$ 92 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Iowa for a week from Hertz?

    Renting a car in Iowa for a week can be a great option for travel. Hertz, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around C$ 470/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Iowa for the best price?

    Booking your car rental early can save you up to 46% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Iowa.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Iowa?

    Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Iowa check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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Luxury car rentals in Iowa

Find luxury car rental deals in Iowa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Iowa cost an average of C$ 242 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
BMW 3 SeriesC$ 103/day
5
M
A/C
BMW 3 Series
Audi A4C$ 125/day
5
2
M
A/C
Audi A4
Audi A4C$ 129/day
5
2
M
A/C
Audi A4

Van rentals in Iowa

Find van rental deals in Iowa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Iowa cost an average of C$ 244 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 101/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota SiennaC$ 121/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna
Toyota SiennaC$ 171/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna

Car rentals by fuel type in Iowa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Iowa. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Iowa. Deals were last updated on 23 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Iowa. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest (C$ 83+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 89+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 83+

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