Hertz Hybrid Rental Cars

Hertz rental hybrids are part of what the company calls “The Green Collection.” All of the vehicles included in the collection get at least 27 miles per gallon and most have the EPA’s SmartWay certification. The Green Collection includes Hertz hybrid rental cars, as well as fuel-efficient vehicles like the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Smart ForTwo.

The Hertz rental hybrid cars on offer are considered a subset of The Green Collection and referred to as the “Green Traveler Collection.” Hertz customers renting within this sub-collection can choose from the Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima hybrid models. Each of these Hertz hybrid car rentals gets at least 33 miles per gallon on the highway and fits five people.

When reserving a Hertz hybrid car rental, customers can ask for a vehicle with the exact make and model that they would prefer. The Altima and Camry hybrids have a slightly larger trunk space than the Prius, so those travelers with more than three pieces of luggage might want to choose the Altima or Camry. So as to avoid disappointment at the rental center, however, it is best to call ahead to ensure the availability of the desired Hertz hybrid car rental.

In early 2011, Hertz began adding the Nissan Leaf electronic vehicle to some of its California fleets. In addition, Hertz will soon roll out a car-sharing program at the SFO Marriot hotel where Nissan LEAF, EV Smart Car and Chevrolet Volt vehicles will be available for hourly rental.

Hertz Hybrid Rental Locations

Although Hertz hybrid rental car centers are most often found in airports, they are also available in other locations as well – including mass ground transit centers and select resorts. The cities listed below are known to have Hertz rental hybrid cars in their fleets. Check local city listings to find Hertz locations, and call to inquire about hybrid rental car availability.


                                                  Northeastern Region

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • New York, New York (JFK)
  • Providence, Rhode Island

Southeastern Region

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Ft Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh, South Carolina
  • Washington, DC (DCA and IAD)

Midwestern Region

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • St Louis, Missouri
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Southwestern Region

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tuscon, Arizona
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Dallas, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Houston, Texas (Hobby and IAH)
  • San Antonio, Texas

Western Region

  • Burbank, California
  • Long Beach, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Monterrey, California
  • Oakland, California
  • Orange County, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • San Jose, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Seattle, Washington

Rent a Prius at Enterprise Rent a Car

Since the mid-2000s, Enterprise has led the way in adding hybrid and electronic vehicles to its fleet of cars. Leading the way with the Toyota Prius, Enterprise now has the largest fleet of hybrid rental cars in the United States – including both the second and third generation Prii. In addition to the Prius, the company’s hybrid rental cars now include the Ford Escape Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.

In the summer of 2011, as part of its effort to add electronic vehicles to its fleet, Enterprise began to offer the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid to members of its car-sharing program – WeCar. Prius Plug-in Hybrids can travel 13 miles for 62mph on a single charge, and then it operates like a typical Prius Hybrid. The limited roll-out of Prius Plug-ins will allow Enterprise, in cooperation with Toyota, to test the car before larger distribution and educate consumers about plug-in hybrid technology.

In addition to the Toyota Prius Plug-in, Enterprise has added the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF to its fleets in California, Hawaii, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The Enterprise fleet of electronic vehicles is currently the largest in the United States, with cars available both through WeCar and traditional rental car centers.

Enterprise Hybrid Rental Car Locations

Enterprise does not limit its hybrid rental car centers to airports; the company also has locations off-site and in cities where there are no airports. Locations near colleges, especially, make Enterprise rental hybrids a convenient option for visiting parents and qualified students. Consumers can also rent Enterprise hybrids even when they aren’t traveling. Renting a Toyota Prius hybrid from Enterprise for a few days to a few weeks is a great way to test out the car before making a purchase. Although Enterprise has the largest fleet of hybrid rental cars in the United States, check out their website for information on local availability. Enterprise hybrid rental car locations include:

Northeastern Region

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Amherst, New York
  • Ithaca, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Rochester, New York

 

 

Southeastern Region

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Fort Meyers, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Washington, DC

 

Midwestern Region

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • St Louis, Missouri

Southwestern Region

  • Austin, Texas*
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas

Western Region

  • Cerritos, California*
  • Encino, California*
  • Los Angeles, California*
  • Newport Beach, California*
  • Ontario, California*
  • Orange County, California
  • Palms Springs, California*
  • Pasadena, California*
  • Riverside, California*
  • Sacramento, California
  • San Diego, California*
  • San Francisco, California*
  • Santa Barbara, California*
  • Santa Cruz, California
  • Santa Monica, California*
  • Thousand Oaks, California*
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Aiea, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kailua, Hawaii
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon*
  • Seattle, Washington*

 

*Enterprise car rental centers that also offer plug-in/electric vehicles.

Where Can I Rent A Prius?

Enterprise

Since the mid-2000s, Enterprise has had the nation’s largest fleet of hybrid cars, including Toyota Prius rentals. Enterprise car rental centers are located in airports, hotels, near college campuses and in communities. The company offers Prius hybrid rental cars in states that include:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, DC

Hertz

Hertz began adding Toyota Prius rentals to its fleet in 2006. Customers can rent a Prius in states that include:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Washington, DC

Fox Rent a Car

Fox has a small fleet of hybrids, including Toyota Prius rentals, that are only available in the following locations:

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Orange County, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Jose, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Avis, Budget, National, Alamo and Dollar

Avis, Budget, National, Alamo and Dollar have all added Toyota Prius rentals to their fleets. Check their websites or call for availability.

Thrifty

Thrifty has a small number of Prius rental cars in its fleet, so availability is limited.

Sunshine Rent a Car

Sunshine Rent a Car is a small rental company based in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It offers Toyota Prius rental cars for use in Florida only.

Simply Hybrid

Simply Hybrid is a Los Angeles-based rental car company that offers first generation and second generation Toyota Prius rentals.

ACE Rent a Car

ACE Rent a Car offers Toyota Prius rentals in locations that include:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Lafayette, Indiana

Bio-Beetle ECO Rental Cars

Bio-Beetle ECO Rental Cars is a small, locally-owned rental company located at the Kahului Airport in Maui, Hawaii. It has a small number of Toyota Prius hybrid rentals.

MPG Car Rental

MPG Car Rental offers second and third generation Toyota Prius rentals in Los Angeles.

AllCar Rent-a-Car

AllCar Rent-a-Car is a New York-based company that offers Toyota Prius hybrid rentals in its Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan locations.

Marathon Rent-a-Car

Marathon Rent-a-Car offers Toyota Prius hybrid rentals at its locations in Los Angeles, Culver City, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey.

California Rent-a-Car

California Rent-a-Car serves Los Angeles and Santa Monica with its green fleet, which includes Toyota Prius hybrid rentals.

Majestic Car Rental Group

Majestic Car Rental Group offers Toyota Prius hybrid rentals at its airport and neighborhood locations in Burlington and Rutland, Vermont.

Toyota Dealerships

85% of all Toyota dealerships offer Toyota Prius rentals. Contact your local dealer for availability.