Enterprise Review

With a strong emphasis on customer service and great deals on short- and long-term rentals, Enterprise has something to offer individuals, families, and businesses looking for a quality rental car at a price that won't break the bank.

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The Good

Affordable solution for underage drivers

Enterprise charges just $20 per day for drivers under the age of 25. Though this may seem like quite a bit, it’s actually relatively low for the car rental industry. Many companies charge you over $25 per day and some charge upwards of $30 per day. This is something you’ll definitely want to keep in mind if you’re between the ages of 21 and 24 and need to rent a car.

Perfect for long-term rentals

The Month or More plan from Enterprise car rental gives discounted rates and special offers to individuals renting a car for longer than 30 days. Vehicles can be rented for as long as 11 months and, the longer you rent it for, the bigger your savings. You receive $25 off your bill for the second month of your rental, then $50 off the third month, and finally $75 off for the fourth month and every one after. In addition to these discounts, you’re able to add another driver at no extra cost and you’ll have access to Enterprise’s pickup service and roadside assistance whenever you need it. Few companies offer deals like this to individuals looking for a long-term rental.

Nice savings for businesses

Enterprise’s business rental program provides business owners with special rates on every rental car, and it doesn’t matter if you’re just renting the car for a day or if you’re holding onto it for a month or two. Depending on how often you or your employees travel, signing up for a business rental plan like the one offered by Enterprise could be a major money-saving decision. By renting vehicles, you don’t have to reimburse your employees for the miles they drive and you don’t need to maintain a company fleet of cars. Enterprise’s business rental program is also a great option if you occasionally need specialty vehicles, like a cargo van for hauling equipment.

Complimentary pickup service

If you need them to, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will drive to your location and take you back to your rental car at no additional cost. This service is definitely not something to be undervalued and can be extremely useful in certain situations. For example, if your car has to go in for repairs, you have enough on your mind without having to worry about how you’re going to get to the rental car facility. With Enterprise, once you call, they come get you right away so you can pick up your rental car and be on the road as quickly as possible.

The Bad

No discounts for paying when booking

You won’t be able to earn any discounts by paying for your Enterprise rental car when you book your reservation, a perk most other car rental services offer their customers. This is an easy way to save money on your rental vehicle and, if you don’t have much cash to spare, you may be able to get a better deal by going with a company like Budget, who does give huge discounts to customers who pay when they make their reservation.

Lacking travel partners

Unlike most other car rental services, Enterprise doesn’t have any travel partnerships with airlines, hotels, or other businesses, which benefits you in terms of rewards accrual. For example, if you’re a member of a certain airline, you may be able to earn miles on your rental car purchases on top of the flight. For the majority of people, though, this probably won’t be a deal breaker.

Limited mobile tools

Though Enterprise does have a mobile website where you can book, change, and cancel your reservations, they don’t have a specific mobile app dedicated to this purpose. For many, this won’t be a big concern since the mobile website still makes it possible to reserve your car online, but a mobile app would help speed this process up considerably.

The Details

General Info

  • Age Requirement: 21 (18 in NY and MI)
  • States Available: 50


  • Additional Driver Fee: $10/day
  • Early Return Fee: None
  • Late Return Fee: Hourly rate for 2.5 hours, then full day rate
  • No Show Fee: None
  • Underage Driver Fee: $20/day

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