Survey: Best Car Rental Companies 2012

Hertz sweeps top spots


Survey: Best Car Rental Companies 2012

For families gearing up for the summer travel season, Zagat’s newest survey results have come out just in time. The leading provider of consumer-based ratings and reviews, today released the results of its latest U.S. Car Rental Survey covering 10 major companies.

Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) sped by its competition and took the No. 1 spot in five of the six top categories: “Vehicles,” “Reliability,” “Service,” “Overall” and “Popularity.” National Car Rental took the top spot in the “Bang for the Buck.” category.

National beat out Avis for second place. The car company placed either No. 1 or No. 2 in each of the above categories except for Popularity.

Surveyors also were asked to select the best rental car brands in a variety of additional categories. Again, Hertz did extremely well. Here’s a look at five categories.

Business Travel: Hertz

Counter Staff: Hertz

Green Options: Hertz

Deal and Promotions: Enterprise

Car Pick-Up Experience: Enterprise

The full ratings and reviews of the car rental brands can be found at

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