Here are the best cars for Uber drivers. (Or Lyft. Or Fare.)
Driving for Uber has been a hot topic and side job for many city dwellers these days. Whether you have been driving for a while, or are just looking into grabbing some ride-sharing time now. We figured a list of the best used cars to get started with would be a help to you. Space, comfort, and luxury are all things that you need to consider, so let’s get started. Here are the 10 best cars for Uber drivers:
Yes, a minivan might not be as sexy as some choices, but nothing will hold more people that a three row minivan. Honda reliability and comfort also make this roomy choice one that will be usably for a very long time.
The choice of hip-hop stars and suburban moms everywhere. The Caddy will make your riders feel like they are in pure American exceptionalism. Fuel economy won’t be stellar, but when you are rolling in an Escalade, you’ll have plenty of riders to fund your new ride
Nothing beats this classic livery car when it comes to hauling people around. The Black Cab may not be in production anymore, but the number of parts laying around will let you keep this car going for decades. Riders will be familiar with the car, and how it works.
With a Prius, you have reliability, economy, and comfort in a cheap efficient Japanese car. And with Uber announcing a strategic partnership with Toyota, this might be a very smart choice indeed.
Yes, VW might be in very hot water right now over their TDI cars, but these cars are very smart choices right now. Fuel won’t always be this cheap, and getting giant gains in range is crucial for driving others around.
6. The Ford Fusion
The Fusion is a handsome, economical sedan from Ford. A strong choice for those who want to stick with an American brand. The available Hybrid and Eco-boost models are smart choices for any driver these days.
7. The Mercedes E-Class
Cheaper than the S, and nicer than the C, the E-Class is a classy way to drive your clients around in. Several available generations and trim levels lets you grab a used one easily. Who doesn’t want to be picked up in a Mercedes?
8. The Kia Soul
For the Uber driver on a budget, the Kia soul is a reliable, nice, stylish hatchback. Tons of room and plenty of fish in the sea of the used market makes this choice a cheap way to get into the Uber ecosystem
9. The Mazda CX5
This stylish and comfortable SUV is a nice compromise between cars like the Escalade and the Fusion. More space, nicer ride, but not too big or flashy.
If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. Hear me out, if you could never pay for gas, and could drive all the time, it would be a very good choice. I was once picked up in once and couldn’t believe how nice the ride was. Expensive, but worth it.