About Subscribe with Enterprise
Subscribe with Enterprise is a subscription service that operates as part of Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Currently, the service is available in Minnesota, Missouri and Nevada. Customers have access to a varying range of vehicles from the Enterprise fleet, with a 2-month initial commitment followed by monthly rolling subscriptions. Their fees vary from state to state and vehicle to vehicle, so rather than this information being explicitly available, Enterprise will discuss each contract on individual terms.
How it works
Enterprise’s subscription service works the same as dedicated subscription companies:
- Complete the sign-up process, during which Subscribe with Enterprise will check your driver record and credit. You must be over 21 and provide a credit card.
- Pay the joining fee and first month’s subscription up front. The fee includes insurance, roadside assistance and maintenance.
- You can flip your car 4 times per month by contacting Enterprise and allowing 3 days’ notice.
- For cancelation, contact the company and they will prorate based on date of return (excluding the first two months).
The car can be returned to any Enterprise location within the three designated states. No deliveries are currently available.
Cost and fees
Enterprise do have a joining fee and ask for a minimum subscription of two months. The fees they charge are not advertised though, as they depend on location, length and vehicle. Any tolls, fines or otherwise are automatically charged to your card as and when Enterprise receives them. They do provide prorated credit for returning vehicles early and have no stated mileage limits on their vehicles.
The insurance terms include customer responsibility for the first $1000 of damage in an accident, but you and one pre-authorized additional driver are covered for:
- $100,000 for bodily injury or death to one individual
- $300,000 for bodily injury or death to more than one individual
- $50,000 for injury to or destruction of property
Brands and models
Enterprise’s main commitment is to the rental market, and it is perhaps for that reason that they don’t advertize specific vehicles on their subscription service; rather tiers or sizes of car. Here is an indicative list:
Full-Size and Premium Sedans: Nissan Altima, Chevy Impala, Toyota Camry, Chrysler 300 or similar
Compact, Intermediate and Standard SUVs: Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Kona, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Pathfinder or similar
Standard and Full-Size Pickup Trucks: Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Dodge Ram 1500, Ford F150 or similar
No cancelation is possible during the first two months, but thereafter you can cancel immediately by contacting Enterprise and they will prorate your subscription costs from the date they receive the vehicle back to one of their offices.
What’s special about Subscribe with Enterprise?
Subscribe with Enterprise’s subscription offering allows four flips per month, which puts it near the top of the flexibility stakes among its competitors. In addition, the ability to return a car in the middle of a subscription month and have your charge prorated is a level of flexibility that many other companies don’t offer.
However, the main draw for customers in Nevada, Missouri and Minnesota is partly that Enterprise is a global firm and might therefore garner more trust, and partly that they have so many offices that returns are easier than with other firms. You can pick up from one location and return to one in a completely different spot, making non-circular travel easier.
Subscribe with Enterprise is a difficult subscription offering to compare to its rivals, as it operates within a large multinational corporation with many fee structures. This means that the costs aren’t as transparent as with smaller, subscription only firms. However, they offer flips, monthly rolling contracts and terms that include insurance and roadside assistance, in line with their competitors. But it is the range of choice coupled with the feeling of security that customers often get from using a big, well-known name, that will represent the main reason to use Enterprise for most.