Last Updated on February 19, 2021 by Kristin
Exploring Hawaii’s scenic coastal drives is an unforgettable memory, but feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise in a Jeep takes the experience to another level. Here are tips on how to rent a Jeep in Hawaii.
Jeeps are not uncommon in Hawaii, but there are a few things you should know before booking your reservation. Because availability of rental cars in Hawaii is generally limited, be sure to book your Jeep as far in advance as possible. When renting a Jeep in Hawaii, keep in mind that rental car companies may not always be able to reserve a specific car model and that Jeeps may not be available at all locations for your travel dates.
Where to Rent a Jeep in Hawaii
There are several options for renting Jeeps in Hawaii:
Alamo offers two- or four-door Jeep Wrangler rentals that seat four and five people, respectively. There are 10 Alamo offices on the Hawaiian islands, including the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Molokai, Maui and Kauai.
Avis offers a four-door Jeep Wrangler rental or similar vehicle as part of its “Standard Recreational” class. There are airport and resort Avis locations across Hawaii, including the islands of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kauai. These include offices in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kona and Lihue.
Budget offers a two-door Jeep Wrangler or similar car as part of its “Compact Recreational Vehicle” class. There are 10 Budget locations across the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.
Dollar Car Rental
Dollar generally rents two different types of Jeeps, including the Jeep Wrangler or similar vehicles as part of the “Mid-size Open Air All Terrain” class. It also rents the Jeep Compass as part of the “Mid-size SUV” class. Dollar has locations in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona and Lihue.
Enterprise offers the option of renting either the two- or four-door Jeep Wrangler, as well as the extra-special Jeep Gladiator Rubicon or Wrangler Rubicon at its Exotic Car Collection location in Honolulu. There are an extensive number of Enterprise rental locations on the Hawaiian islands, including several resorts and airport locations in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kapalua-West Maui Airport, Kona International Airport and Lihue Airport. The rental car company also has an Exotic Car Collection office in Honolulu.
Hertz offers the option of renting a two or four-door Jeep Wrangler, and may even allow you to reserve a specific Jeep model if availability exists. There are several Hertz locations on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, including the major airports and several hotel resorts.
National Car Rental
National Car Rental offers the four-door Jeep or similar vehicle. There are nine National Car Rental locations in Hawaii, covering the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.
Payless Car Rental
Payless Car Rental rents the four-door Jeep Wrangler or similar car as part of its “Standard Recreational Vehicle” class, and the Jeep Renegade or similar car as part of its “Mid-size SUV” class. The brand has airport locations in Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue.
Sixt Rent-a-Car offers the Jeep Wrangler as a guaranteed model when availability exists. It also rents the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar SUV vehicles. Sixt has airport locations at Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport.
Thrifty Car Rental
One of Hertz’s budget-minded sister brands, Thrifty offers Jeeps in its SUV category. Thrifty has locations in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Kona in addition to Lihue.
How Does it Cost to Rent a Jeep?
The need for rental cars in Hawaii is already high, and Jeeps are in demand. Therefore, these vehicles do tend to be more expensive than the average compact car or sedan. However, renting a Jeep is generally less expensive than renting a convertible in Hawaii. Prices will also depend on the rental location and travel dates. Some rental car companies may also consider Jeeps to be a special type of vehicle and ask for a higher deposit.
Another thing to note is that while your Jeep may have four-wheel drive, rental companies may void your rental contract if you go off-roading with their vehicles. Be sure to check before driving on any unpaved roads to avoid any additional charges for damages when you return the car.
How to Get the Best Deal on a Convertible Rental
The best way to get a great rate is to book as far ahead as possible. When you ask AutoSlash for a quote, be sure to specify convertible as your desired vehicle type in the quote wizard. Then, ask AutoSlash to track your reservation for price drops. That way, you are guaranteed to get the best possible rate.