Silvercar is my favorite car rental company. In March 2017 it was announced that Silvercar would be acquired by Audi. The two companies working together was nothing new, given that Silvercar exclusively offers Audis in their fleet. With the investment from Audi, Silvercar was hoping to greatly expand their footprint, and also to expand the types of Audi cars they offer.
Silvercar is now available at almost two dozen US locations, so their growth has been impressive, as I remember when they had just a few locations. When Silvercar was first launched the only car they offered was the Audi A4, though as of last January added Audi Q5 SUVs to their fleet, and as of last June they added Audi A5 Cabriolets to their fleet.
Silvercar is now adding a fourth type of car to their fleet. Starting February 15, 2019, Silvercar will be renting out the Audi Q7 SUVs at many of their locations.
The new Audi Q7s are bookable now at the following seven locations, and will be rolled out to further locations through June:
- Denver, CO
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Los Angeles, CA
- Miami, FL
- Orlando, FL
- Phoenix, AZ
- Salt Lake City, UT
The Q7 will be Audi’s biggest car yet, as it will have seven seats, so is great for big groups or families. Here’s how Silvercar describes the Q7:
The impressive Audi Q7 continues to raise the bar for luxury SUVs, offering exceptional driving dynamics, advanced driver assistance systems and innovative technology and connectivity solutions. Customers will enjoy cutting-edge features like quattro® all-wheel drive, Audi virtual cockpit with Google Earth™, Audi smartphone interface, and Audi drive select, which allows drivers to choose from seven different modes to tailor their Audi Q7 to suit their driving style.
So, how does the pricing compare to Silvercar’s other cars? Picking random dates at their Miami location, I see:
- The A4 for $59/day
- The Q5 for $69/day
- The A5 Cabriolet for $89/day
- The Q7 for $109/day
As you’d expect, the Q7 is the highest price Silvercar so far, as it has a significantly higher MSRP than the A4 and Q5, and a marginally higher MSRP than the A5 Cabriolet.
Fortunately with Silvercar there are ways to score discounts on rentals. For example, if you have a Visa Infinite Card (like the Chase Sapphire Reserve®) you can always save 20% on the cost of your rental. Simply enter promo code VISAINF20 at the time of booking.
On top of that, if you haven’t yet rented from Silvercar, they have a generous referral program, where you can get $25 in cash after your first rental if you’re referred by an existing customer.
If you enter my code, BSCHLAPPIG, at the time you sign-up for Silvercar, you’ll get that after your first rental (and I’ll get the same). Just go to the top right of silvercar.com and click on “sign-up,” and then enter your email address and password. Once your email address has been verified you can log-in and enter the above referral code.
The above two promotions should be combinable.
Anyone plan to rent an Audi Q7 from Silvercar?