According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for car and truck rental were 0.95% higher in 2017 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2017: Car and truck rental experienced an average inflation rate of 0.12% per year. In other words, car and truck rental costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $20.19 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.67% during this same period, inflation for car and truck rental was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 8.39%, significantly above the average yearly change for car and truck rental during the 2009-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), price inflation for car and truck rental was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Car and truck rental: