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South Dakota Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Black Elk Peak is its highest point at 2,208m
  • Is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes
  • Has one of the smallest state populations in the entire USA at just 870,000.
  • Far from its largest city, Pierre is the state capital.

South Dakota Car Rental

The home of Mount Rushmore, depicting 4 revered US presidents, South Dakota is famed for little more. If you’re renting a car in South Dakota, then the chances are that you are arriving into either Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Joe Foss Field) or Rapid City regional airport (RAP), neither being international airports so visitor from outside of the USA will need to catch a connecting flight to South Dakota. Don’t let that deter you however as internal flights are frequent and cheap and once arrived, you’ll have a great range of rental cars on offer from the leading rental agents you come to expect from across the USA.

Popular rental cars in South Dakota

Similar to most locations across the USA, the most frequently rented cars in South Dakota are from the SUV category. Fuel is cheap and distances between cities are high so larger more comfortable cars are common. The Ford Escape is likely the most popular rental car in South Dakota over the last 5 years, a trend that shows little sign of changing. For those looking for larger capacity vehicles, the Nissan Quest and Kia Sedona both offer comfort for 7 passengers plus luggage, all equipped with automatic gearboxes to make the drive as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

SUV rentals in South Dakota

There is little demand for small, economy rentals in South Dakota as if staying within the city, taxis and public transport is sufficient, most car renters in South Dakota hire a car to make larger journeys by road where public transport is inaccessible and SUV rentals offer a great blend of comfort, space and affordability.

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Highways in South Dakota

If you’re renting a car in South Dakota, no matter where you are headed, you’ll likely pick up Highway 90 that runs east to west between Rapid City and Sioux Falls, or from Sioux Falls if you’re heading north it’ll be Highway 29 that takes you to Fargo northbound or Omaha if you’re heading South.

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