Car Rental / RV Rental in Yuma: The best companies
by Paul Joseph | Published July 7, 2020
Overlooking the Colorado River in southwest Arizona, the city of Yuma still retains a number of relics from the Wild West era, including preserved cells and guard tower of a prison. But this is also a city with a firm eye on the present and future, with a vibrant downtown district that’s dotted with shops and boutiques. This fusion of the heritage and culture with contemporary attractions, not to mention great year-round weather, help make Yuma a popular stop off for visitors to the southwestern US.
A quiet street scene in downtown Yuma (Photo: Ken Lund via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)
If you’re coming to Yuma and would like to enjoy the benefits of your own transport while you’re here, there are several agencies scattered throughout the city, ranging from the cheap and cheerful through to the most extravagant car rentals. To help you find the right vehicle for your budget and needs, we’ve dug deep and selected three of the best agencies located in the city, based on price, customer feedback, opening hours, and other important comparison points. What’s more, for those seeking Recreational Vehicles that you can also use as accommodation, we’ve also picked out our favourite RV rental company.
For downtown rentals, our top choice is Enterprise. When we searched for one-week rentals, we found all types and budgets catered for, from the diminutive and cheap like a Kia Rio to larger, pricier models such as a Nissan Maxima. For the former you can expect rates of around $181 per week and the latter about $225 or more. Or if you really want to push the boat, how about one of their luxury elite car such as a Maserati Ghibli or a Ford Mustang Convertible? Damage waivers, roadside protection, and personal accident are among the insurance options available with all Enterprise deal in downtown Yuma.
If you’re flying into Yuma and want to pick up a rental car at the airport, there are four rental desks located either inside the terminal or close by, and our favourite is Avis. Situated a quick shuttle ride from the terminal on 3040 South Pacific Avenue and open early in the morning to late into the evening, Avis offer several reliable cars at rates that won’t break the bank. When we did some online searches, we found a deal for a Ford Focus, which was available for $212 for a week’s rental. For something a little bigger, you could opt for a Chevrolet Cruze for around $30 dollars more. In terms of insurance, free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to pick up, policy amendments, theft protection, and collision damage waivers are all inclusive of the cost.
If you’re travelling to Yuma and like the idea of hunkering down for the nights in your own transport, RVs offer a fun way to share a travel adventure with friends, partners or family. For such groups, Outdoorsy are a highly-regarded peer-to-peer marketplace who offer a huge variety of RVs, catering to a range of group sizes and budgets, while often delivering much better value for money than booking through a more traditional agency. When we searched for RVs in Yuma, we found a large number of options dotted across the city. Among the standout deals were a 30ft Yuma Oasis for $630 that sleeps 2 and is available near Yuma airport, a Keystone Sprinter for $1,113 that sleeps 4 and can be picked-up in the city centre, a Weekend Warrior Full Throttle 17ft Garage for $1,449 that sleeps 10 and is available in Yuma’s southern suburbs. The booking process itself is simple and intuitive, and a variety of indemnities can be added on to give you peace of mind during your travels.