12 Best Cars for Uber and Lyft Drivers – Newsweek

If you’re thinking about getting into the rideshare game, one of the most important things to consider is what car you’re going to drive.

Not only do you want a pleasant driving experience and good safety features, you also need to consider the comfort of your passengers.

Before using any vehicle for ridesharing, you’ll need to let your insurance company know. Coverage for professionals can differ from personal policies.

Here are 12 cars to consider when you’re thinking about signing up for Uber, Lyft or any other rideshare platform.

Honda CR-V Hybrid

The Honda CR-V repeats as the second-best-selling SUV in the U.S.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Currently in its fifth generation, the Japanese automaker’s crossover has been a reliable transporter for families since 1995. The SUV achieves a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The CR-V is also good on fuel economy, with the hybrid, all-wheel drive variant getting an EPA-estimated 38 mpg combined.

Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda recently refreshed the Accord.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc

If you’d rather go for a sedan, the company’s midsize Accord is a reasonably comfortable option for ferrying riders across the city. Honda’s suite of safety features makes the brand a top consideration for those that plan to be on the road all day.

Fuel economy is also good, with the Accord Hybrid getting an EPA-estimated 47 mpg combined from its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2021 Ford Escape starts at $25,555.
Ford Motor Company

Meant to go toe-to-toe with the CR-V, the Ford Escape was completely redesigned for the 2020 model year. The crossover affords good legroom for rear seat passengers thanks to the front seats having seatbacks that are sculpted inward. Blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert and lane-keeping assist are standard.

A 2022 Escape Hybrid model nets 44 mpg in the city and 34 mpg in the city.

Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid starts at 23,550
Hyundai Motor America

Introduced for the 2021 model year, the hybrid variant of Hyundai’s popular compact car utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 1.32 kilowatt-hour battery pack to deliver 139 horsepower, which is plenty for a model its size. It also gets a very efficient 53 mpg in the city and 56 in highway driving.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota added the Camry XSE to its lineup for the 2021 model year.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The Camry has been a safe and reliable daily driver for decades. It offers rear seat passengers a good amount of hip-, shoulder- and legroom. The eighth-generation iteration of …….


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