Hertz has started relationship with Porsche Cars North America to offer Panamera sport sedans in select locations in California, Florida and Nevada. Panamera will be part of Hertz Prestige Collection Fleet. Based on the list price mentioned in their press release and Hertz Vehicle Guide 27 mpg rating hints that Panamera model to be offered will be V6.
Avis Germany have been offering Porsche vehicles in Germany several years and their models are mainly top of the model range with good list of options. I hope Hertz will not make the mistake offering just entry level base trip versions. Would like to see other Porsche vehicles (911, Boxster, Cayman) to be added to Hertz fleet.
Panamera rental prices start $250 per day. I searched price for two day rental from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Currently LAX was the only location where I could find availability. Daily rate for weekday rental was $299.49 USD with 100 miles included per day. Additional miles cost .39 USD. And then you need to add all taxes and fees (don’t forget insurance CDW/LDW). Price will probably come down using AAA CDP or other CDP discount codes which you might have.