National Car Rental

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National Car Rental
Subsidiary
Industry Rental car
Founded August 27, 1947
Headquarters Clayton, Missouri, United States
Parent Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Website www.nationalcar.com
Airport Counter at YXE
2008 Ford E-450 from National Car Rental.

National Car Rental is a rental car company based in Clayton, Missouri. National was founded by 24 independent rental car agents on August 27, 1947. It has grown from 60 locations in the United States in 1947 to over 2000 locations worldwide as of 2005.

National was owned by an investment group containing William Lobeck of Tulsa, Alvin Swanner of New Orleans and Archer McWhorter of Houston.[1] Later sold in 1995 at an estimated price of $1 Billion.[1]

In 1996, National acquired the Canadian fleet and operations of Tilden Rent-a-Car.

National is owned by Enterprise Holdings, which also owns Alamo Rent a Car and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

On August 1, 2007 Enterprise Rent-A-Car assumed control of Vanguard Automotive Group. It was purchased from Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Emerald Club[edit]

In 1987, National launched the Emerald Club, aimed at speeding up transactions for frequent business and leisure travelers.[2] A basic membership keeps the member's driver licence and credit card information stored so that their contract can be printed before they arrive at the rental location. More frequent renters can earn Executive and Executive Elite status which carry enhanced benefits. Emerald Club's top-tier status, Executive VIP, is an invitation-only status reserved for the company's top revenue customers. All members can choose to earn credits each time they rent that can redeemed for free rental days.

At some US and Canadian locations, members bypass the rental counter and proceed directly to the rental lot, where they can choose their own car.[2] Emerald Club members who reserve a mid-size car are directed to the Emerald Aisle, where they are allowed to choose any designated car (including upgraded classes), all at the mid-size rate reserved. Executive and Executive Elite members are directed to the Executive Selection lot, where they can choose from full-size or higher class cars for the price of a mid-size, thus guaranteeing at least a one-class free upgrade. Member who reserve other classes (i.e. SUVs, minivans) choose from a row of their reserved class in the Emerald Reserve section.[2]

Current Vehicle List [3][edit]

BMW

2014 BMW 528i xDrive - Luxury Special Elite (WXAR) - EPA 22/32

BUICK

2014 BUICK Encore - Intermediate SUV (IFAR) - EPA 23/30

2014 BUICK Enclave AWD - Premium Crossover (PGAR) - EPA 16/22

2014 BUICK Lacrosse - Premium (PCAR) - EPA 18/28

2014 BUICK Verano - Standard (SCAR) - EPA 21/32

CADILLAC

2014 CADILLAC ATS 2.5 - Luxury (LCAR) - EPA 22/33

2014 CADILLAC CTS 3.6 Performance Trim RWD - Luxury (LCAR?) - EPA 18/27

2014 CADILLAC SRX4 Luxury Trim - Fullsize Elite (GXAR) - EPA 16/23

2014 CADILLAC XTS Luxury Trim - Luxury (LCAR) - EPA 17/28

CHEVROLET

2014 CHEVROLET Camaro - Standard Sports (SSAR) - EPA 17/28

2014 CHEVROLET Captiva Sport LTZ - Intermediate SUV (IRAR) - EPA 22/28

2014 CHEVROLET Corvette Stingray Coupe 3LT - Luxury Elite Sport (WCAR) - EPA 16/28

2014 CHEVROLET Cruze - Intermediate (ICAR) -EPA 26/38

2014 CHEVROLET Impala 2LT - Premium (PXAR) - EPA 18/30

2014 CHEVROLET Impala Limited LT - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 18/30

2014 CHEVROLET Malibu - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 25/36

2014 CHEVROLET Sonic LT Hatchback - Compact (CCAR) - EPA 25/35

2015 CHEVROLET Tahoe LT 4WD - Fullsize SUV (FFAR) - EPA 16/22

2014 CHEVROLET Trax 1LT - Intermediate SUV (IFAR) - EPA 32/43/37

CHRYSLER

2015 CHRYSLER 200 Limited V6 - Standard (SCAR) - EPA 19/32

2014 CHRYSLER 200 Touring V6 - Standard (SCAR) - EPA 19/29

2014 CHRYSLER 300C - Premium (PXAR) - EPA 16/25

2014 CHRYSLER Town & Country - Minivan (MVAR) - EPA 17/25

DODGE

2014 DODGE Avenger SE - Standard Car (SCAR) - EPA 21/30

2014 DODGE Charger SE - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 18/27

2014 DODGE Dart Limited - intermediate (ICAR) - EPA 23/35

2014 DODGE Durango Limited - Premium Crossover (PGAR) - EPA 18/25

2014 DODGE Journey SXT - Full Size Crossover (FGAR) - EPA 17/25

FIAT

2014 FIAT 500L Easy - Standard Car (SCAR) - EPA 24/33

FORD

2014 FORD Edge Limited - FGAR (FullSize Crossover) - EPA 18/25

2014 FORD Escape Titanium - Intermediate SUV (IFAR) - EPA 22/30

2014 FORD Explorer Limited V6 - Standard SUV (SFAR) - EPA 17/23

2014 FORD Fiesta SE - Compact Car (CCAR) - EPA 29/39

2014 FORD Focus SE Hatchback - Intermediate (ICAR) - EPA 27/38

2014 FORD Fusion SE - FullSize (FCAR) - EPA 22/34

2014 FORD Mustang V6 Premium Coupe - Standard Sports (SSAR) - EPA 19/31

2014 FORD Mustang V6 Premium Convertible - Standard Convertible (STAR) - EPA 19/30

2014 FORD Taurus Limited - Premium (PXAR) - EPA 19/29

GMC

2014 GMC Acadia SLT1 AWD - Premium Crossover (PGAR) - EPA 16/23

2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT 4WD - Premium SUV (PFAR)- EPA 16/22

2014 GMC Yukon SLT - Fullsize SUV (FFAR)- EPA 15/21

HYUNDAI

2014 HYUNDAI Azera - Premium (PCAR) - EPA 19/29

2014 HYUNDAI Elantra GT - Intermediate (ICAR) - EPA 24/33

2014 HYUNDAI Elantra SE - Intermediate (ICAR) - EPA 28/38

2015 HYUNDAI Sonata SE - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 25/37

2014 HYUNDAI Sonata GLS - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 24/35

2014 HYUNDAI Tucson - Intermediate SUV (IRAR) - EPA 20/25

2014 HYUNDAI Veloster - Intermediate ICAR) - EPA 28/36

INFINITI

2015 INFINITI Q50a 3.7 - Fullsize Elite (GXAR)

2014 INFINITI Q50 3.7 AWD Premium - Fullsize Elite (GXAR) - EPA 19/27

2014 INFINITI QX60 FWD - Premium Crossover (PGAR) - EPA 20/26

2014 INFINITI QX70 RWD - Premium Elite (UXAR) - EPA 17/24

2014 INFINITI QX80 AWD - Luxury SUV (LFAR) - EPA 14/20

JEEP

2014 JEEP Cherokee Latitude 4x4 - Intermediate SUV (IFAR) - EPA 21/28

2014 JEEP Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 - Standard SUV (SRAR SFAR) - EPA 17/25

2014 JEEP Compass - Intermediate SUV (IFAR) - EPA 21/27

2014 JEEP Patriot Sport - Intermediate SUV (IRAR) - EPA 21/28

KIA

2014 KIA Cadenza - Premium (PCAR) -EPA 19/28

2014 KIA Forte LX - Intermediate (ICAR) - EPA 25/36

2015 KIA K900 - Premium Elite (UXAR) - EPA 15/23

2014 KIA Optima LX - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 23/34

2014 KIA Sorento 2.4 LX AWD - Standard SUV (SFAR) - EPA 19/24

2014 KIA Soul+ - Standard (SCAR) - EPA 24/31

LEXUS

2014 LEXUS ES350 - Full Size Elite (GXAR) - EPA 21/31

LINCOLN

2014 LINCOLN MKS FWD - Full Size Elite (GXAR) - EPA 19/28

2014 LINCOLN MKT - Premium Crossover (PGAR) - EPA 17/25

2014 LINCOLN MKZ 3.7 FWD - Luxury (LCAR) - EPA 19/28

MAZDA

2015 MAZDA 6 Sport - Fullsize (FCAR) - EPA 26/38

2015 MAZDA CX-5 Touring AWD - Intermediate Crossover (IGAR) - EPA 24/30

MINI

2014 MINI Cooper Clubman - Standard Sports Car (SSAR) - EPA 27/35

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman - Standard Sports Car (SSAR) - EPA 25/30

NISSAN

2014 NISSAN Altima 2.5S - FullSize (FCAR) - EPA 27/38

2014 NISSAN Maxima S - Premium (PCAR) - EPA 19/26

2014 NISSAN Murano S AWD - Fullsize Crossover (FGAR) - EPA 18/23

2014 NISSAN Pathfinder SV - Standard SUV (SFAR/SRAR) - EPA 19/25

TOYOTA

2014 TOYOTA 4Runner SR5 4x4 - Standard SUV (SFAR) -EPA 17/22

2014 TOYOTA Avalon XLE - Premium (PCAR) -EPA 21/31

2014 TOYOTA Camry SE - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 25/35

2015 TOYOTA Camry SE - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 25/35

2014 TOYOTA Corolla LE - Intermediate (ICAR) - EPA 29/38

2014 TOYOTA Prius - Standard Hybrid (SCAH) - EPA 51/48

2014 TOYOTA Yaris SE - Economy (ECAR) - EPA 30/36

VOLKSWAGEN

2014 VW Jetta SE - Standard (SXAR) - EPA 26/36

2014 VW Passat S - Full Size (FCAR) - EPA 22/31

VOLVO

2015 VOLVO S60 T5 AWD/T5 Drive-E FWD - FullSize Elite (GXAR) - EPA 20/29 (AWD) or 25/37 (FWD)

2015 VOLVO V60 T5 Drive-E FWD Sportwagon - FullSize Elite (GXAR) - EPA 25/37

2015 VOLVO XC60 T5 Drive-E FWD - Premium Elite SUV (UFAR) - EPA 24/31

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