Ace Rental cars comparison

Compare Ace Rental Car Prices

Ace Rental Cars is one of the largest and longest established discount car rental companies in New Zealand. They have been operating in NZ for over 30 years and have depots in Auckland, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Ace is owned by Hertz, the world's largest car rental brand, who bought Ace in 2011. Ace operates as an independent subsidiary focusing on the budget end of the market.  

By having rental locations outside of airport terminals Ace keep their costs down. Instead they have 'off-airport' depots and provide complimentary shuttle transfers for clients. Ace appeals to a broad range of tourists, especially independent travellers looking for low cost rental cars.

Vehicles in the Ace rental car fleet vary depending on the category you book. Premium category vehicles are the newest and 2+ years old. At the other end of the spectrum are older, high mileage 'Super Saver' category cars. Typically these are 10+ years old and have clocked up 180K to 220K kilometres. These are popular with backpackers and others on a tight budget.

Ace Customer Ratings

Average Customer Rating

Overall satisfaction levels of people who've booked with Ace Rentals is moderate, based on an average customer rating of 4.1 from over 1,000 reviews on our booking engine.

So how do Ace prices compare?

Below are sample cost comparisons showing how Ace pricing compares for a 7 day rental of Compact, Intermediate and Large cars at Auckland Airport. In all cases, pick up is at 10am on 18 Jan and drop-off at 10am on 25 Jan 2020. When multiple vehicle options are available, the lowest priced option is shown.

Prices shown were valid as at 20 Nov 2019. Click here to instantly see current pricing.


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Compact sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically will be a Mazda Demio, Corolla Hatch, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 or similar. Click here for a current price check.


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Intermediate sized vehicles vary by car rental company. Typically will be a Corolla Sedan, Mazda 3, Hyundai i30 or similar. Click here for a current price check.


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Large sized vehicles vary by car hire company. Typically will be a Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Mondeo, Ford Falcon, Holden Commodore or similar. Click here for a current price check.

Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  

Travel dates and how late you book will have a big impact on what you pay. (The later you leave it, the more you'll pay, especially in high season).

Also, prices for the same dates can differ significantly by rental company. A big factor is whether a rental firm is 'on-airport' or 'off-airport'. (Usually 'off-airport' are cheaper). The age, condition and mileage of rental vehicles are also big factors affecting price. (Cheaper rental vehicles are usually older).

We offer over 30 different car rental brands at Auckland Airport, including Ace. This means you can easily compare Ace with a wide range of competitors and get the deal that best suits you

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Customer review - Cheryl Rhodes

Cheryl Rhodes

Great to deal with. We got a really good price on a Yaris that was much less than anywhere else. No complaints!

Customer review - Stu Clements

Stu Smith

This made getting around New Zealand so much easier than when I was last here.

Customer review - Jim Cook

Jim Cook

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Ace Car Rental Depot Information & Tips

Ace have depots in Auckland (City and Airport), Wellington (Ferry terminal & Airport), Christchurch Airport, Queenstown Airport, and the Picton Ferry Terminal. In addition to these locations, Ace has partner offices in Blenheim Airport, Dunedin Airport, and Greymouth.

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Shopping around for the best car rental deal can be frustrating. Of course, you could take the old approach and spend your time searching through the Ace website for available rental cars.

Then, to be sure you've got a good deal, you'll need to spend even more time hunting through other car rental firms' websites comparing prices.

All very time consuming and tedious...

The good news is there's a better way. Our instant car hire comparison will save you time and money.

With just a couple of clicks you can instantly compare Ace car hire prices with a wide range of other NZ car rental firms. You'll see all the best offers available and can then book with confidence, knowing you've found the best deal.

Great value - thanks. Definitely will recommend you to my friends.

Customer review - Phil Dwyer

Phil Dwyer

I found your site when my mother needed a rental car for her visit. Easy and quick to use, and she was very happy.

Customer review - Paula Connor

Paula Connor

Great for backpackers like us on a tight budget. Got to do more of the amazing things NZ offers with the money we saved. Awesome!

Customer review - Tim Brown

Tim Brown