The Most-Rented Cars in the U.S.

The second-hand car market in the U.S. is massive. In fact, it is considerably bigger than the new car market and, with the recent impact of the Covid-19 pandemic putting some severe restrictions on factory car production, it has only seen a boom throughout the period when the new car market took a hit. Of all the cars that are typically purchased second hand, a great deal of them are ex-rentals. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that ex-rentals are typically in good shape and are never too old. Rental companies typically change their fleet every couple of years.

Across dealerships nationwide, ex-rentals have long made up a very large proportion of the cars purchased and sold. If you are selling your used car in San Diego or South California, there is a good chance the car you will be selling will be an ex-rental. As mentioned, this is mainly a good thing, as ex-rentals are typically solid cars that have been take care of well. They make up a large part of the inventory of reputable dealerships such as Cash for Cars in San Diego.

But what are the most popular rental cars? Recent data has revealed the most rented cars in the U.S. The cars that are rented today will make up a large part of the inventory of dealerships across the country once they are inevitably traded in. When that happens, these cars – many of them near good-as-new – will find new owners across the country. If you are looking to trade in your ex-rental car, then you can be sure of a competitive price if you can secure a good valuation. Ex-rentals are sought-after cars, and an expert valuation as you will receive at most reputable dealerships will fully reflect this.

The Most Rented Cars

So what are the most rented cars in America? What are the cars that rental companies have deemed reliable for repeated and extensive use by their customers? And what are the cars that we can expect to see heavily represented in second-hand dealerships after the rentals companies next trade in their fleet?

Well, before we get onto the list, it is worth noting that one particular brand seems to reign supreme here – Hyundai. Well over half of the rental cars supplied by one single company – Sixt – are of this make, and the brand is also heavily represented in other companies too.

The affordability and reliability of this Japanese brand would seem to be that which makes it so popular for rentals cars, which, after all, are typically purchased in bulk fleets from rental companies. Already, the brand is a very popular second-hand car, especially for new buyers on a limited budget. It is also a brand that never suffers from a lack of interest or customers. Should you wish to trade in your second-hand Hyundai, there’s very little chance a dealership will not be interested in taking it off your hands.

The List

Here follows then the top ten most rented cars in America. Expect to see plenty of these in dealership showrooms before too long. As mentioned, Hyundai dominates, but also notable are the several more luxury cars which, like the Ford Mustang Convertible, make a showing too. These seem to primarily cater to the tourist market, and the romance of driving across the U.S.A. in a classic car.

  1. Mercedes-Benz C250
  2. Hyundai Santa Fe
  3. Chrysler Town & Country
  4. Ford Mustang Convertible
  5. Volkswagen Jetta
  6. Toyota Corolla
  7. Hyundai Tucson
  8. Hyundai Sonata
  9. Hyundai Elantra
  10. Hyundai Accent