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US Hertz Fleet - What Makes/Models are Available? (2021 and onwards Thread)

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Economy (A, ECAR)
Chevrolet Spark
Hyundai Veloster

Small Sedan / Compact (B, CCAR)
Chevrolet Sonic
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
Nissan Versa

Medium Sedan / Intermediate (C, ICAR)
Chevrolet Cruze
Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Kia Forte
Kia Soul
Mazda 3
Nissan Sentra
Toyota Corolla
Acura ILX
Acura TLX (likely mistagged when Hertz bought it off some random used car lot but was a C when I rented it)


Standard Sports Car (D2, SSAR)
Chevrolet Camaro (2.0T coupe)
Dodge Challenger (3.6)
Ford Mustang (2.3T Coupe)

Standard 2/4 Door (D, SCAR)
Effectively no vehicles are in this category. The newest vehicle guide has removed this category.
Volkswagen Jetta (All Jettas are classified as C)

Large Sedan (F, FCAR/FDAR/FXAR, vehicles with leather seats may be tagged as F6)
Chevrolet Malibu
Ford Fusion
Honda Accord
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Optima
Nissan Altima
Toyota Camry
Kia K5
Dodge Charger ( only older high mileage models in LAS)
Mazda 6
Volkswagen Passat

F7 Subaru
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Impreza
Subaru Outback

Large Premium Sedan (G, PCAR/PDAR)
Buick Regal
Nissan Maxima

Luxury (I, LCAR/LDAR)
Acura MDX YI
Chrysler 300
Lexus ES350 YI
Lexus RX350 YI

Compact SUV (B4, 4WD models are tagged as B5)
Buick Encore
Buick Encore GX
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet Trax
Ford Ecosport
Honda HRV
Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Venue (B4 only)
Jeep Renegade
Mazda CX3
Mazda CX30
Nissan Kicks (B4 only)
Toyota CHR (B4 only)
Kia Seltos

Small SUV (Q4, IFAR, 2WD versions are tagged as Q5)
Ford Bronco Sport
Ford Escape
Honda CRV
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Compass
Mazda CX5
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forester
Volkswagen Tiguan
Toyota Corolla Cross
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Venza
Kia Sportage
Hyundai Tucson

5 Passenger Standard SUV (L, SFAR, 2WD versions are tagged as F4)
Chevrolet Blazer
Hyundai Santa Fe
Chevrolet Equinox
Ford Edge
GMC Terrain
Honda Passport
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Nissan Murano
Buick Envision
Volkswagen Atlas cross sport
Toyota 4Runner

Medium 7 Passenger SUV (L4, FRAR, 2WD versions are tagged as K6)
Buick Enclave
Chevrolet Traverse
Ford Explorer
GMC Acadia
Mazda CX9
Nissan Pathfinder
Subaru Ascent
Toyota Highlander
Volkswagen Atlas
Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Kia Sorento
Ford Flex (still in fleet as of May 2022)
Honda Pilot
Kia Telluride

Large SUV (T, FFAR) 2WD model tagged as T2
Chevrolet Tahoe
Ford Expedition
GMC Yukon
Jeep Wagoneer
Nissan Armada
Toyota Sequoia

Extra Capacity Large SUV (T6, PFAR)
Chevrolet Suburban
Ford Expedition Max
GMC Yukon XL

Minivan (R, MVAR)
Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Grand Caravan
Honda Odyssey
Kia Carnival
Kia Sedona
Toyota Sienna (R2 8 seater)
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (may be tagged as K7)

Medium Convertible (U, STAR)
Chevrolet Camaro (2.0T)
Ford Mustang (2.3T)

Intermediate 2 or 4 dr. Jeep (V, IJAR)
Jeep Wrangler (2 or 4 door)

Small Pickup Truck (O6, IPAR)
Chevrolet Colorado
Toyota Tacoma
Ford Ranger
Jeep Gladiator
Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Pickup Truck (S, SPAR)
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Dodge Ram 1500
Toyota Tundra

12/15 Passenger Fullsize Van (M, FVAR)
Ford Transit

Cargo Van (N4, SKAR)
Promaster 2500

Adrenaline Collection*
V4, Elite Sports Car
Dodge Challenger R/T
Ford Mustang GT
Chevrolet Camaro SS

U4 (RTAR), Premium Sports Convertible:
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Ford Mustang GT

U2
Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H (Hertz Special Edition)

U3
Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H convertible (Hertz Special Edition)


V6
Chevrolet Camaro Hendrick Hertz special edition (all 2020 models, being phased out)

Green Traveler Collection
Hybrid Sedan E6
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Fusion Energi
Honda Accord Hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq E6
Kia Optima Hybrid
Lincoln MKZ hybrid E6
Toyota Prius E6

Compact Hybrid Crossover (B8) (can only be booked as E6 as of May 2022)
Kia Niro Hybrid
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid
Honda CR-V Hybrid

Prestige Collection
Compact Elite 2/4 Door (X6/DCAR, Prestige)
Audi A3
Jaguar XE
Mercedes Benz A220
Mercedes Benz CLA

Medium Elite Sedan (P4/RCAR, Prestige)
Audi A4
BMW 330 ( currently not in LAS according to Hertz)
BMW 340/M340 (Used 2018-2020 models, but not in LAS)
BMW 430 GranCoupe
Cadillac CT4
Infiniti Q50
Lexus IS300
Alfa Romeo Giulia

Large Elite Sedan (K/GCAR, Prestige)
Cadillac CT6 (may not be in fleet)
Cadillac CT5
BMW 530i
Jaguar XF
Mercedes Benz E300/350

Special 2-3 Door (E/XBAR, Prestige)
Infiniti Q60

Compact Elite Crossover (W4/DGAR, Prestige)
BMW X1
BMW X2
Infiniti QX30
Jaguar E pace
Mercedes Benz GLA250

Prestige Small/Standard SUV (K4/JGDR, Prestige)
Jaguar F Pace
Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Small Luxury SUV (H4/JFDR, Prestige)
Acura RDX
Infiniti QX50
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Mercedes Benz GLC300
BMW X3
Lincoln MKC/Corsair
Cadillac XT4
Lexus NX

Luxury 7 Passenger SUV (Z4/RGDR, Prestige)
Infiniti QX60
Lincoln Aviator

Medium Luxury SUV (T4/RFAR, Prestige)
BMW X5
Cadillac XT5
Audi Q5
Lincoln Nautilus

Luxury SUV (S6/LFDR, Prestige)
Mercedes Benz GLS450

Large Elite SUV (P6/LFAR, Prestige)
Cadillac Escalade
Infiniti QX80

Intermediate Elite Convertible (G6/JTAR, Prestige)
BMW 230i Convertible
Mercedes Benz SLC

Dream Cars Collection* (Bookable at HertzDreamCars.com) WEBSITE IS DEFUNCT FOR A WHILE

EVs

Small SUV (E1)

Chevy Bolt EUV
Kia Niro EV

Intermediate (C4)
Polestar 2

Standard SUV/Minivan 2WD (L8)
Kia EV6

The following models are guaranteed and have their own categories:

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range (E7)
Tesla Model 3 Long Range (E8)
Tesla Model Y (E9)
Polestar 1 (E3)
Mercedes EQB (C3)

Special
Our Choice/Manager's Special (2/4 Door) A6 EXAR (Model at manager's discretion)
Wildcard Q6 XXAR (Manager selects)
(C6) EV Manager Special

Notes:
  • This list is in no way an official Hertz publication, nor is it endorsed by Hertz, and therefore should be used for guidance and general informational purposes only.
  • If you make any changes to the list, please document them by creating a new post at the end of the thread @:-)
  • Please ensure that category labels (i.e., "this model or similar") are bolded
  • Former category labels should be italicized
  • Place an asterisk (*) next to model-reservable vehicles (or next to the category title if all vehicles are model-reservable)
  • Much credit to lowfareair for compiling the original list, to drzoidberg for his informative ride reports, and to all of you who've posted with information
  • If you rent/find a car (any and all types welcome!) from Hertz and its class code (e.g., YF) or ACRISS code (e.g., FCAR) differ from what's listed above, please post your experiences! The more information, the better.
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Old Mar 8, 2021, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by corolla
While they're on it, why don't buy some palisade or telluride and let some old pathfinders and old explorers go. Based on my observation when they buy a hyundai/kia, it's the lowest trim (or second lowest) guaranteed, and now it's venue, arguably the most hideous car that you can find after that pontiac! How can they actually try to tell people with a Q4 reservation that hey this kicks/venue is what you booked!!!

Also looks like there're tons of new mazda coming. CX-5 and CX-30 are everywhere now
From what I was told instead of buying more compact and subcompact cars they can use the same money to buy all those tiny "suv" and to free upgrade people or force customers to take them as Q4s.
From my observation, the kias that they buy are always some type of fleet only trim that does not exist in retail model and I never understand why bother to create a special fleet trim, and I believe that if they do get the palisade/telluride they will class them as T.
I understand the logic from a business standpoint but as a customer I don't like that.
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Old Mar 9, 2021, 12:21 pm
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Just wondering, has anyone seen any 2021 model year T/T6 vehicles or know if theyre coming? I know GM just redesigned their full-size SUV triplets and was just curious if theyre gonna get any new Suburbans or Yukons.
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by LJ7006
From what I was told instead of buying more compact and subcompact cars they can use the same money to buy all those tiny "suv" and to free upgrade people or force customers to take them as Q4s.
From my observation, the kias that they buy are always some type of fleet only trim that does not exist in retail model and I never understand why bother to create a special fleet trim, and I believe that if they do get the palisade/telluride they will class them as T.
I understand the logic from a business standpoint but as a customer I don't like that.
Right. I have never seen a Kia or Hyundai even with leather seats, let alone a higher trim, except for Hertz's Sedonas. The Telluride and Palisade have been out for quite awhile now and I haven't seen them in any rental fleets. It's strange because you'd think they'd want to put some nice cars into rental fleets to make a good impression on potential buyers.
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by m907
Right. I have never seen a Kia or Hyundai even with leather seats, let alone a higher trim, except for Hertz's Sedonas. The Telluride and Palisade have been out for quite awhile now and I haven't seen them in any rental fleets. It's strange because you'd think they'd want to put some nice cars into rental fleets to make a good impression on potential buyers.
However considering that they can sell these two basically at MSRP if no upcharge, it probably doesn't seem that profitable to sell some to Hertz or National. However on the other hand Hertz still doesn't have the new Sonata or K5, although the base models are really spartan but still better than the current ones and the Malibus
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by m907
Right. I have never seen a Kia or Hyundai even with leather seats, let alone a higher trim, except for Hertz's Sedonas. The Telluride and Palisade have been out for quite awhile now and I haven't seen them in any rental fleets. It's strange because you'd think they'd want to put some nice cars into rental fleets to make a good impression on potential buyers.
I work in the car business myself and I do have alot of new car pricing market data such as what cars really go for vs msrp, for telluride and palisade they go for almost no discounts for retail buyer so I'm sure it will cost hertz alot vs "other model in class"
I remember for a while back in late 2018 early 2019 hertz had a few sedona SXL model, I actually rented one and loved it.

So speaking of new korean cars, I had just spotted the new model 2021 elantra at LAX, and of course they are base model again
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Old Mar 10, 2021, 3:20 pm
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Yeah, i dont know much but i do know that getting a Telluride (and i think a Palisade) is not easy- they flew off the lots in many suburbs. Cant imagine any of them are going to be sold over to rental car companies anytime soon, when cheaper options abound (ie, the Sorento and the Santa Fe).

I just picked up an SUV from a Hertz city location- there was a brand new Nissan Murano sitting outside next to a not as new Mazda CX9. Both had HERTZ toll passes in the window but the employees looked out the window with me and said they weren't entirely sure they were Hertz vehicles, and sent me off with an older but still nice looking Ford Edge. Not a big deal but can't understand why, time and again, company after company, the people that work there don't jump at the opportunity to rent out the cars that are requested...
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 12:56 pm
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So... I was going to rent from National, but prices skyrocketed for only a one-day rental, so I am debating Hertz or the local company I rent from. They are roughly the same price, but Hertz is a bit farther. I'd be looking at a Q4 (Nissan Rogue or similar). The only reason I'm thinking about Hertz is that they have Mazdas. So my question is, how likely would it be that I could get a Mazda on a Q4 reservation? What would you say is most likely? Ideally, of course, I would want a Mazda CX-30 or CX-5, but a Jeep Compass/Cherokee would be ok as well. I'd like to steer clear of the Nissans if possible.
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Old Mar 18, 2021, 1:45 pm
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Are these pickup trucks 4WD?

Small Pickup Truck (O6, IPAR)
Chevrolet Colorado
Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
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Old Mar 22, 2021, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by jbk1379
So... I was going to rent from National, but prices skyrocketed for only a one-day rental, so I am debating Hertz or the local company I rent from. They are roughly the same price, but Hertz is a bit farther. I'd be looking at a Q4 (Nissan Rogue or similar). The only reason I'm thinking about Hertz is that they have Mazdas. So my question is, how likely would it be that I could get a Mazda on a Q4 reservation? What would you say is most likely? Ideally, of course, I would want a Mazda CX-30 or CX-5, but a Jeep Compass/Cherokee would be ok as well. I'd like to steer clear of the Nissans if possible.
Both National and Hertz have Mazdas, but they are relatively uncommon. There's no way of knowing you'll get one, except maybe if you have a relationship with an HLE and they agree to reserve one for you, and even that isn't a guarantee.
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Old Mar 23, 2021, 9:34 am
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In my experience, Mazda6's are fairly rare (and I have seen them treated as Premium cars in some instances), but CX-5s are everywhere in NY and Florida at all rental outfits. The CX-5 is the standard Intermediate SUV option (replacing the Escape) at Avis and Budget, I believe.
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Old Mar 23, 2021, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by NBNY424
In my experience, Mazda6's are fairly rare (and I have seen them treated as Premium cars in some instances), but CX-5s are everywhere in NY and Florida at all rental outfits. The CX-5 is the standard Intermediate SUV option (replacing the Escape) at Avis and Budget, I believe.
I've noticed recently that CX5 is most major east coast location but they don't exist in west coast locations
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Old Mar 23, 2021, 5:49 pm
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In normal times, there would be more one-ways, and hence more geographic fleet diffusion. Regional differences in purchasing would manifest as clusters of license plates.
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Old Apr 22, 2021, 7:41 pm
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At Hertz location in NYC today, which city locations are usually a hodgepodge of random, I saw a slew of brand new Elantras and Sonatas, the garage was packed with em, with relatively new/sequenced license plates.

Of course for some reason, whenever renting from a city location to an airport, they make a point of saying "Full Size, one way rental to airport" which is code for "what high mileage out of state license plate are we trying to get rid of" and I was assigned an older Fusion with 26K miles on it. As usual, although older, the Fords at Hertz are well equipped with all sorta of safety features, and a Sirius surprise.
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Old Apr 23, 2021, 1:31 pm
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Not just Hertz. Budget in NYC does that, too. Although last time, right before the pandemic, I was surprised to get a relatively new Kia Forte with NY plates. The glovebox said the car was registered / started out at LGA. The agent said they recently got all new stuff, so that's what's available. The week before, they had a one-way to LAX, so obviously that car is gone.
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Old Apr 24, 2021, 6:03 pm
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Cadillac CT4, tagged as P4
Cadillac CT5, tagged as K
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