Welcome to American Eagle Car and Van Rental

Woman Driver Holding Car Keys siting in Her New Car.

If you are looking for the best value in car or van rental in Orange County, you’ve come to the right place.
American Eagle Car Rental is a small, independent family owned and operated car rental company that is BIG on customer service and value for the money.   We pride ourselves on great personal service, great vehicles and low rates.

Car Rentals

Compact to Full-size

Hassle-free car rentals begin at American Eagle.

Whether you need a car while your vehicle is being serviced or you are visiting Orange County, we offer all types of vehicles.

We offer personalized service and guarantee your reservation.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, we have the rental car for you.

  • We offer a complete line of vehicles including Compact to Full size cars.
  • Our mid-size cars consist of Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Chevy Cobalt.   Full size cars include the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata.
  • Our vehicles come with air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, USB connection, remote keyless entry (some features may vary).
Van Rentals

Mini-vans to Multi-Passenger

Having the whole group travel together is always more enjoyable, comfortable and memorable.

Does your church have a large group of people they need to get to an event? We offer minivans to multi-passenger vans so that you can travel in comfort and enjoy the journey.  With our 12 and 15 passenger vans you can all travel together.

  • Our 12 and 15-passenger vans have been very popular for sporting events, church groups, winery tours, tournaments, family reunions, weddings, boy scout events, etc.
  • These large Ford E-350 vans come with dual air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tilt wheel, power steering/brakes, AM/FM Stereo (some features may vary).
  • Best of all – no special license is required to operate the 12 or 15 passenger vans.
Cargo Vans & Trucks

Moving equipment to moving a house

Your band landed a great gig!!!

Maybe you need to move out of your apartment and into a new condo or your business needs to deliver a large order.

Are you going camping this weekend and have a lot of gear to carry or maybe you are a surfer?

Whatever your needs, we have cargo vans and trucks to make it easy for you to move your stuff around.

  • Great for moving equipment or supplies
  • Great for moving furniture and other furnishings
  • Our cargo van has 2 seats and 10 feet of cargo space behind the driver
  • The extended van has seating for 7 and 5 feet of cargo space (perfect for camping trips)
  • Our 17 foot box truck (large enough to move a 2 to 3 bedroom house)
Why Choose American Eagle?
  •  We strive to provide exceptional customer service and reliable rental vehicles at competitive rates.
  • Our Rental Policy is very flexible – we accept drivers below 25 years of age and we also accept International Driver’s Permits.
  • Free local maps are also available upon request.
  • For the convenience of our customers, we also offer complementary pickup and drop-off service within the local area including Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.
  • We are open 7 days a week.
  • We offer a complete line of vehicles including Compact to Full Size Cars.
  • Our vehicles may also be driven to Mexico (some restrictions may apply).


  • Car ran great, no issues to report! Thanks again for the excellent service, will be recommending you to others.

    Jeff GeoghanEast Petersburg, PA
  • We have been really pleased with American Eagle Car Rental. When we had a small battery problem with the car while in Palm Springs, they were very quick to solve the problem. The service is unbeatable. If you are interested in renting a car, don't doubt, rent from American Eagle Car Rental.

    Jorge Coso Montoro & Roque Murillo MontoroMadrid, Spain
  • As a repeat customer at American Eagle, I cannot say enough about Sam and his car rental company! I always receive the car I want, when I want it, and at a price you just can't beat! The personalized and reliable service is one that keeps me going back! I highly recommend American Eagle for all your car or truck rental needs!

    Cindy OrtizCosta Mesa, CA
  • I just booked a convertible car for June 17th. I want to say how great Sam was on the phone. He was wonderful. Very helpful, listened intently to my needs before jumping into the conversation, and was quick with solving my needs.

    Robert GeiwitzPortage, WI
  • Beckstrand Cancer Foundation is grateful for the outstanding personal service and support given by Sam and American Eagle Car Rental, who for the past three years, have made it possible for cancer patients and their families to receive holiday gifts, toys, food and trees through Beckstrand's BELIEVE Holiday Program. Thank you for the wonderful support -- it is so appreciated.

    Rene Leeson & Lil Spitzer, Beckstrand Cancer FoundationNewport Beach, CA
  • Sam, thanks for the amazing personal service. You helped make my trip to California so memorable and great value too! I would happily recommend American Eagle Car Rental to anyone visiting Orange County. They offer affordable vehicles with personal service that is second to none!

    Martin JonesSwindon, England
  • American Eagle Car Rental is without any question the Best Car Rental agency in all of Orange County. Doing business with Sam is like doing business with family - honest, caring and the service is the best!

    Brian MathewsCosta Mesa, CA
  • Snyder Langston approached Sam at American Eagle Car Rental by phone to reach out to the local community and was welcomed. American Eagle Car Rental went out of the way to provide valuable resources and time to assist with a Bike Drive that reached over 70 families in need in our local community. Thank you Sam for your part in this successful bike drive!

    Whitmore Riske, Snyder LangstonIrvine, CA
  • Whenever I am in Orange County, I rent from Sam at American Eagle. I have found them to be flexible, considerate and fair.

    Will PillsburyTyler, TX
  • Being from Wisconsin and renting a car in California, we needed dependability for our Disney vacation. American Eagle was great.  From the moment we were picked up at John Wayne Airport through being taken back to the airport a week later, we knew we were in good hands.  American Eagle is perfectly located for anyone taking a DisneyLand trip.  Easy onto the interstate and easy off.  They will pick you up at the airport when you land and take you back to catch your flight.  American Eagle is our car company on our next trip.  

    Doreen and Bob Viking-GeiwitzPortage, WI
  • We were so impressed by the service and the value of your car rental company. I had read the reviews, and I must say that we found your operation to be flawless! Your communication was prompt and polite when I called to arrange for the car. Even though we arrived later than your regular Sunday hours, you arranged to have us picked up at the airport that evening. When we returned our car, we had no trouble finding your place, and the drop-off procedure was courteous and quick. Our car was clean and ran well. We visit relatives in the area once or twice a year, and we'll surely be back to rent from you again. In fact, we have already spread the word about your company to our family in the area. Thank you.

    Karen and Frank KellyScotch Plains, NJ
  • We rented two 15 passenger vans from American Eagle Car Rental. They offered the lowest price and there were no hidden fees, like many of the other agencies. The staff at American Eagle were extremely helpful, courteous and the vehicles fit our needs exactly. I highly recommend using this company for any of your car rental needs.

    Phuong WoodTustin, CA
  • I wanted to personally thank you for your gracious donation of a 15 passenger van for our Youth Leader Retreat. Because of your generosity we were able to have 15 Southern California teenagers come to the retreat and be trained to help other children with a parent that has or had cancer. This gift was extremely helpful, especially during these economic conditions, and we appreciate your support. Without people like you Kids Konnected would not be able to continue on our mission of providing friendship, understanding, education, and support to kids who have a parent with cancer.

    Sarah Selski, Kids Konnected Office ManagerLaguna Hills, CA
  • Thank you for your wonderful, personal service when we rented from you a couple of weekends ago. It was a great experience, much different from renting from one of the big corporate companies. I also appreciate the fact that you are probably the most debit-card friendly of all the rental companies. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who asked. Please feel free to use this in any way that would help you.

    Bob and Teresa ArensbergWichita, KS
  • Thank you Sam for a worry free rental. You went above and beyond any car rental company that I have ever dealt with. I travel the East Coast for business and rent a lot of cars and I have never been treated with the care and respect that you and your company provided me while in the Orange County area. I will send your contact info to all of my associates that frequent your area. You're the Best! Thanks again! Great Job! Great Service!

    Tim BurnsCordova, MD
  • There was a last minute change/reversion of plans. My staff member and the young man she is supporting were in the end able to obtain the original car that Avis led me to believe they would not rent us due to their restrictive credit card acceptance policy (they were initially unwilling to accept our company credit card which my staff member is carrying for the trip expenses). That being said, I would rather have rented through American Eagle Car Rental. You were extremely pleasant to work with, and I would recommend American Eagle Rentals to anyone traveling out of John Wayne airport. Our guy loves coming to Southern California, and we WILL go through you next time. I know this is little solace, but thank you for your personal approach, your flexibility, and offering an alternative to 'The Big Guys' (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise) who were horrible to work with. Thanks again, and take care.

    John McMillenBroomfield, CO
  • I am a satisfied customer, good vehicle, good personnel at the location.

    Cort KlokeNewport Beach, CA
  • My car was out of service - I needed an urgent vehicle for my next day appointments!!! I called American Eagle Car Rental. Their customer service was beyond my expectations, it made me feel like a family member!! Many thanks.

    Patricia HansIrvine, CA
  • After my initial car rental got screwed up I found American Eagle Car Rental who had the most economic offer available. One phone call later I was picked up at Orange County airport. They are just a few minutes away. Signed the paperwork and got my car fast. Nice clean car, well maintained, no problems of any kind. Recommend it and if I am in the area again will rent from them again.

    Jonathan JoostenUtrecht, Netherlands
  • Sam is always exceptionally helpful and goes beyond what you would expect as far as customer service goes.  The prices are better than anywhere else.  The vans are in great condition, always clean and well maintained.  Why would we look anywhere else to rent.  We are repeat customers who have never been disappointed.

    Chad and Nicola WeissFountain Valley, CA
  • We have rented passenger vans from American Eagle every time we need transportation for our high school water polo team trips, and they have done an awesome job for us. Their prices are WAY better than the competition, and the staff is super friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We have been VERY PLEASED with American Eagle.

    Karen DaurioKaren Daurio, Beckman High School girls water polo team - Tustin, CA
  • My wife and I had a very good experience with American Eagle Car Rental and especially their Staff. They were always very prompt, helpful and fair. Will definitely use this business in the future. THEIR pricing was the best we could find for our needs.

    Thomas CombithsWest Lafayette, IN
  • We'd like to thank the employees at American Eagle Car Rental for their help and excellent customer service.  The van was great and the service top notch!  Thank you, we'll be back!!

    Susan & Shane HirschCypress, CA
  • I rented a car from American Eagle for 3 weeks and they were the best!! The owner was very nice and helpful and worked with me since I had to pay all in cash. This rental company is way better than any other rental car place!! American Eagle has great service, a nice selection of cars to choose from and the nicest employees. I would definitely recommend this rental company and if I ever need a rental car, American Eagle is where I'm going. Thank you very much!!

    Andrea WalkerNewport Beach, CA
  • I rented a car from American Eagle Car Rental on 28th April with a minimum of effort as a last minute walk-in. A pre-call assured me of my fees and limits. When I came into the office to complete the contract the process was quick and easy. I drove a comfortable and clean Toyota Corolla with a great air-conditioner all around the valley. I dropped the car off after hours without trouble and my bill was as expected. Great service with minimal paper work ! I will be back!

    Chuck FreniereWellington, FL
  • Great service.

    John DavisIrvine, CA
  • Thank You again for great service. Sam is great. Continue to use him.

    Charles HillMontgomery, TX
  • Thank you that was awesome till next time.

    Magali CarretoGarden Grove, CA
  • I needed a last minute 15 passenger van for just a weekend night. I did some research on the internet and found the best prices through American Eagle car rental. Sam was very professional, courteous, friendly and informative on the phone. The van we rented was clean and drove well. It was the perfect van I needed for my son and all his friends surf trip to San Clemente. We will definitely reserve future cars/vans through American Eagle!

    Audrey IveyNewport Coast, CA
  • Thanks for the quick and friendly service last weekend. The car was clean and comfortable and the arrangements were easily made. We'll be back next time we need a car. Thanks.

    Bruce LorenzMilford, DE
  • I rented a car from American Eagle over the Christmas period and was thoroughly pleased with the experience.  Prompt pickup at John Wayne Airport, friendly and efficient staff, and good clean car.  Equally important, they were available on Sunday to meet me promptly at the arranged time and to take me back to John Wayne Airport.  I will rent from American Eagle again.

    Gib McEwenHalf Moon Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • We like the personal attention, and having a ride back and forth from the airport to Travelodge saves me having to make my way around the airport. In my experience, American Eagle has cars when the on-site rentals don't, so I look there first when I go in and out of Orange County Airport.

    Ray NelsonBeaumont, TX
  • American Eagle provides a reliable, economic service which works cooperatively with my vehicle service company. Sam, the owner is cordial, accommodating and great to work with.

    Kathleen NittaNewport Beach, CA
  • I was referred to American Eagle Car Rental by my repair shop for a loaner vehicle. And after my experience I would return if I ever need a rental as well as recommend to out of town visitors. The staff was very professional and friendly and it was easy to get in and out quickly when I picked up the car. The car itself was great, new, super clean and ran perfectly. Thanks!

    Tracey HagemannNewport Beach, CA
  • We discovered the American Eagle Car Rental desk in the lobby of the Orange County Airport Travel Lodge after we had already rented a car from a big name agency at the airport.  When we compared rental rates with American Eagle and saw their fleet of vehicles,  we returned our rental car and filled out a minimum of paperwork to rent a Corolla from Sam at American Eagle.  Now when planning a trip to Orange County we reserve with American Eagle in advance.  They are friendly, helpful and fair.  There are no hidden charges.  Their vehicles are clean and in excellent condition.  We have recommended American Eagle to our relatives for their minivan needs and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone else needing to rent a vehicle in Orange County.

    Joe and Jean MurphyEdgewater, MD
  • We have used American Eagle Car Rental on several occasions.  We plan many day outings with family and friends and find it easier to rent a Van from American Eagle instead of the other car rental companies.  Sam the owner is very accommodating and gives us good pricing and quality vans.  I HIGHLY recommend using American Eagle for all of your car and van rentals. VERY SATISFIED CLIENT.

    Dolores WhiteLaguna Hills, CA
  • I have been working with American Eagle Car Rental over the past 10 years….Each Time I needed a vehicle Sam had what I needed, and when I needed it.The rates are always affordable and the service and attitude is A+  

    Denny MuusseCosta Mesa, CA
  • To whom it may concern.  Have been renting cars from American Eagle Car Rental for awhile.  They are always so accommodating and I have always been pleased with the great service and the rentals!!  Plan to return as I need to.  Thank you Sam for your great service!!

    Cheryl NittaNewport Beach, CA
  • I have rented cars from American Eagle Car Rental twice.  Both times I have been impressed by the range of vehicles available, and by the availability of cars that suit my budget needs.   The rental office is very convenient to the airport and the rental process is quick and efficient.  Baby seats are also available, and I have rented one in the past with excellent results.  Traveling to Newport Beach/Irvine/Costa Mesa is much easier for me now knowing that I can rent a car from American Eagle.

    M. O'ConnorRockville, MD
  • Great company.  So easy to work with.  Quick checkOut and in.  Sam is great.  Would definitely use as first choice for rental again.

    Shayna Hope WeinNewport Beach, CA
  • I want to thank you again for your service and letting us use the van for our trip to Mexico.  We all had a great time and the van worked great.   

    Henry and Jesus SandovalAnaheim, CA
  • Wedding went off without a hitch thanks to your 15-passenger van rental.  We will recommend you to everyone in need of a van and appreciate your services.

    Erik PetersonLaguna Niguel, CA
  • We so recommend American Eagle for any car/van rental needs.  Our experience with them from start to finish was amazing! They are friendly and accommodating, pricing was great and the van was clean inside and out! Thank you Sam & American Eagle! 

    Mary AmsdenLaguna Niguel, CA
  • I come back to American Eagle Car Rental time and time again.  I can call anytime and they always accommodate.  Sam the owner has reasonable prices, reliable and clean rentals.  I highly recommend and will keep coming back again and again.

    Dolores WhiteHuntington Beach, CA
  • I want to thank you for the excellent customer service. I felt very comfortable renting the van with your Company, the rate was awesome, affordable for my group, the van is in very good condition and good gas mileage. I definitely will continue renting from you guys for my future field trips.

    Olga and Christian ParraCosta Mesa, CA
  • Super easy car rental. The car was clean, no smell, and ran great. Sam is a great guy to work with and very accommodating. Would use again and highly recommend.

    Brandon ShafferEssex (Baltimore), MD
  • Renting at American Eagle has been the best experience! Due to all the field trips I have with my Church groups, I have struggled to find a good, reliable and affordable rental place, but I finally found it. Thank you to the team for going the extra mile to help us out.

    Olga Parra - Community Development Director, Harbor Christian Fellowship ChurchCosta Mesa, CA
  • Thank you so much for your kind service and availability! We will definitely recommend your company and look forward to working with you again!

    Rebecca RoblesSanta Ana, CA
  • Thanks again!! It was a great Christmas Eve thanks to your van rental!!

    Megan ShadyLaguna Niguel, CA
  • I had an excellent experience with the rental service. It was my first time seeking rental services and this place was the best option on price. Loved the experience the rental service provided and I was happy and the travel with the family was safe.

    Lorena AlvaradoAnaheim, CA
  • Once again I want to share how pleased I am with my van rental. Sam is a great business man, always looking up for us clients. It’s a blessing to have a place so reliable, affordable and close by. Thank you.

    Olga Parra, Harbor Christian Fellowship ChurchCosta Mesa, CA
  • Everything worked out well. Thank you for all your help. We will definitely be going back to you for future rentals!

    Hilda Noguera - Ragnar So Cal 2018Tustin, CA
  • American Eagle Car Rental is fast and easy. The selection is perfect for my needs. The prices are fair. I appreciate that they will call with any changes that might come up. I love supporting local businesses and will always use American Eagle for my rental needs.

    Robyn HubbardCosta Mesa, CA
  • Thank you very much for helping me get the 2 vans that my business was in desperate need for. You pulled a miracle at the last minute to make it happen. Your creative plan to get me the 2 vans was impeccable and greatly appreciated and you gave me the standard rates when you could have easily charged me more under the circumstances. Thank you again for your professionalism and I will definitely use your services at American Eagle van and car rentals for whenever I need it.

    Rocky Atoui/Cedars ParkingMission Viejo, CA
  • I just wanted to thank you for being able to supply us with a van so quickly. I have rented vans from other places and either the alignment was off, so it would pull to one side, or the brakes were no good; I have to complement you on the condition of your vehicle, it rode very smoothly and the van seemed to be in top working condition. Thank you again for coming to our help.

    Leila Dakelbab, Vice Principal - Orange Crescent SchoolGarden Grove, CA
  • We needed to book a 15 passenger van. After looking in to every rental company we could not find one due to high price or no availability. Then we found out about American Eagle. We had a very pleasant, smooth and most easy booking experience with Sam. He worked with us in every aspect of our request. We got a clean van, full with gas the day before and with very easy return on Sunday evening when they were closed. We are very happy with American Eagle Car Rental and would like to recommend it to everyone who needs a van.

    Houshang HamidiLake Forest, CA
  • The rental experience was top-notch. Two days before the New Year I wanted a van and only AE Car Rental comes through. Not only the price was the best of all the surrounding rental agencies, the service was incredible. I needed to get the van very early (8:30am) Sunday morning, and that was accommodated without any issue. Return was also very simplest I have seen (just drop off the keys in the box...). No doubt I will rent here again!!!.

    Daniel NguyenWestminster, CA
  • Thank you for all your help...very professional. I Give you 5 stars for Customer Service. I will definitely rent another vehicle from you guys and will recommend it to everybody.

    Emmanuel RamosMission Viejo, CA
  • Thank you for the final paperwork. We are especially grateful for the grace you extended when we were unable to get the car back by 2 as well as soooo much patience with questions and concerns when we picked up the car. May our Lord bless you as you have blessed us!

    Sharon Landis - Christ Pacific ChurchHuntington Beach, CA
  • Just dropped off the van. It was the perfect size and fit exactly what we needed. I will definitely use you again when I need a van. Thank You.

    Jeffrey ElizaldeIrvine, CA
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