7 Voted

Renting a car can be as an important part of a trip as booking a flight or reserving a room in a hotel, meaning finding the right company to hire from is crucial. With CarRentals.com, you can find comparisons of more than 33 different rental car companies, all in one place, be it from big global brands or local specialists. Offering over 29,000 locations in nearly 200 countries, CarRentals.com is currently one of the best sites available for finding your ideal vehicle, no matter where you are heading.


The site is easy to use, providing a clean and simple homepage that even the most unsavvy of internet users would have an painless time of navigating. Like most car hire websites, they give the option to enter details, including city or airport name, and pickup and dropoff date and time. Once you have selected all these details, you will be taken through to a new window displaying a list of options, starting from cheapest to most expensive.


One of the features I most like here is the range of filters offered to help fine tune results. A good selection of search filters are important in narrowing down options so that they fit your criteria, particularly as there are so many factors to consider when renting a car, and scrolling through every one can be time consuming. Filter options include car type, payment method, pick-up location and passenger capacity. The ability to select specific rental company is also useful as it allows you to view results from those in which you may be able to benefit from their loyalty programme, however there is no option to filter, nor sort by, any other category but price in ascending order.


Another factor I like is the checklist of features that are listed by each vehicle option. This helps to discern what exactly is included with the car, hence limiting the chance of being surprised further down the line. When I’m looking for cars on CarRentals.com, I usually look for those that have green ticks next to ‘Free Cancellation’ and ‘Unlimited Mileage’, especially when I know I will be travelling a long distance.


A downside to CarRentals.com is that due to the number of sites they compare, their loading speeds are fairly slow in comparison to other websites.

  • Compare cars across more than 30 sites
  • Simple to navigate
  • Good range of filters
  • List of included features
  • Slow loading pages