Test Drives

Get behind the wheel and test drive a wide variety of the latest models from several manufacturers. Test drives can be found in two main locations – the front drive of the convention center near ticketing, and behind the convention center along Convention Way. A summary of participation requirements can be found at the bottom of this page, although they may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Note: Manufacturer participation, vehicles and features subject to change without notice.

Check back later for a list of test drives at the 2023 San Diego Auto Show.



Requirements to participate:

  • Drivers must have a valid U.S. driver license and may need to meet certain age requirements for each manufacturer.
  • Passengers are normally allowed and must meet the age requirements for each manufacturer. Generally, children under 8 years old or less than 65 pounds may not ride along as passengers for road-going test drives. Test drives cannot accommodate child safety seats.
  • Drivers and passengers must sign a waiver of liability and may be asked to provide contact information for manufacturer follow-up.
  • You may be asked to pass a Breathalyzer test in order to participate.