Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the main airport serving the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area and the largest hub for American Airlines.In 2017, it catered to more than 67 million passengers, making it the 15th busiest airport in the world.
The car rental center is located near the south entrance to the airport where you can pick up your car. To reach this area, follow the rental car signs to the pick-up area on the lower level of the terminal. From there, a bus will drop you off at the center, about 10 minutes away.
To determine which rental car companies offer the best vehicles in our three categories (most affordable, best luxury, best minivan), TravelMag.com took a closer look at the prices, availability, policies, and customer reviews of the 12 rental car companies operating at DFW. Here are our findings.
Best bang for your buck: dollars and buckets of stuff
For the ‘most affordable’ category, we found that both Dollar and Thrifty had the best selection of cheap car rentals. Throughout the summer, dollars leased out of the Chevy Spark for under $50 per day and the award-winning Hyundai Accent for just a few dollars more. Dollars is highly commended for the speed with which it handles drop-offs and pick-ups, and as a whole averages an impressive 8.3 out of 10 from customer feedback.Thrifty has a lot of cars between 50-60U per day, with the Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Impala, and Volkswagen Jetta all falling into this range. Thrifty’s customer feedback isn’t as high as Dollar’s ratings, however, with an overall average score of 7.7
Best for luxury cars.AVIS and DOLLAR
Picking the best car rental agency depends slightly on your preference for cars. If you’re a Ford fan, then we’d recommend Avis, which works closely with General Motors. They have Ford Edges, Ford Escapes and Ford Taurus on their books (around $80 per day), as well as Ford Mustang Cabrio and Lincoln MKZ as their most luxurious cars at DFW Airport. For Asian luxury, we recommend the Dollar, where you’ll find Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota models, as well as the extremely handsome Buick Regal. the Dollar has also received overwhelmingly positive customer reviews.
Best for minivans: the DOLLAR and the ALAMO.
From cheering for the Dallas Cowboys to heading out into the countryside to watch the rodeo, there’s plenty to see and do in Dallas. If there happens to be a large crowd, then we recommend choosing either Dollar’s Nissan Quest, which costs $90 per day, or Alamo’s Dodge Grand Caravan, which is about the same price. If choosing a minivan based on price alone, the Dollar usually has the best rates; but if you’re looking for a better option, we’d suggest the Alamo, which also counts on a large vehicle after the Ford show and the Chevy Suburban in its fleet.