Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Kristin
Planning a trip to the mountains or another outdoor adventure? Need a car with 4WD? Consider renting a Jeep. Whether you’re looking to rent the iconic, boxy Jeep Wrangler or sleek SUV like the Grand Cherokee or Compass, Jeeps come equipped with four-wheel drive to handle snow, mud and unpaved surfaces. With Jeeps available at every major U.S. rental company, enjoying the open-air freedom of this classic adventure brand is a breeze.
While car rental companies typically will not guarantee that they will have 4WD or AWD vehicles available, you can increase your chances of landing one if you reserve a Jeep.
Of course, keep in mind that rental car companies typically do not guarantee a specific vehicle model, but rather a class of similar vehicles. So you may reserve a Jeep and receive a similar car if the model you requested is unavailable. By far, the most popular Jeep model available for rent is the Wrangler, which seats four or five people depending on whether it is a two-door or four-door version.
Rent a Jeep from Alamo
Alamo lists both two-door and four-door Jeep Wrangler models in its U.S. fleet.
Rent a Jeep from Avis
Avis offers two-door and four-door Jeep Wrangler models in its fleet of U.S. vehicles. It notes that it cannot guarantee a specific Jeep model because the availability varies depending on the location. Booking well ahead of time is recommended.
Rent a Jeep from Budget
Budget offers Jeep Wranglers. Be aware that Jeeps are in high demand and sometimes there is limited supply. If a Jeep is not available, Budget would offer a similar 4×4 vehicle.
Rent a Jeep from Dollar
Dollar Car Rental offers the Jeep Compass SUV, as well as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model as part of its “Open Air All Terrain” category. Note that Dollar may offer you another vehicle in the case that the exact Jeep you’re seeking is unavailable.
Rent a Jeep from Enterprise
Enterprise’s main brand offers two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler models. Enterprise’s Exotic Car Collection also offers the four-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara.
Rent a Jeep from Fox
Fox Car Rental lists two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler models in its fleet.
Rent a Jeep from Hertz
Hertz offers both two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler as part of its American Collection. One perk of renting with Hertz is that it offers an option to reserve the exact model for certain car models, and the Jeep Wrangler is one of them.
Rent a Jeep from National
National Car Rental lists the four-door Jeep Wrangler in its list of U.S. rental vehicles.
Rent a Jeep from Payless
Payless Car Rental lists two Jeep models in its fleet for U.S. customers: The mid-size Jeep Renegade SUV that seats five people, and four-door Jeep Wrangler. It may offer a similar vehicle in the case that a Jeep is not available.
Rent a Jeep from Sixt
Sixt lists a half-dozen Jeep models on its website, including the Wrangler (which it calls a “guaranteed model”), Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Patriot and Compass. However, it says that it offers these models “or similar,” so Jeeps may not always be available. Clarify before booking to ensure that the model you’re seeking is available.
Rent a Jeep from Thrifty
Thrifty lists two Jeep models in its fleet: the four-door Jeep Wrangler, and five-person Jeep Compass SUV. However, be aware that Thrifty may give you a similar car model if a Jeep is not available.