If you’re an Uber driver or considering becoming one, you’ll want certain things from your vehicle. You certainly won’t get a high Uber driver rating if your car is unreliable, unsafe, or has little room for your passengers. Your number one priority should be finding a vehicle comfortable enough for both you and your passengers.
But, there are other things to consider, too. Do you want some high-end tech to make your vehicle stand out and provide added entertainment? Are you looking for fuel efficiency? Or, do you want plenty of storage for your passengers?
Regardless of your requirements for the perfect Uber vehicle, at least a few of the cars on this list will meet your needs, from eco-friendly to sporty, and everything in between.
1. Toyota Prius
Aside from being one of the most eco-friendly vehicles, the Toyota Prius packs in several safety features, like Lane Departure Alert and Pedestrian Detection. If you drive mostly within city limits, the Prius can keep you, your passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians safe.
2. Honda Accord
The newest Honda Accords come with parking sensors, rain-sensing automatic-adjusting windshield wipers, and LED fog lights for the best visibility in any weather conditions. The driver’s seat adds ultimate comfort with its 10-way adjustment abilities and leather trimming. Keep passengers comfortable with advanced climate control.
3. Lincoln MKT
This luxury crossover offers excellent fuel efficiency for a vehicle of its size, with a V8 engine operating as efficiently as a V6. The Lincoln MKT has everything an Uber driver needs, from park assist to Active Cruise Control and hands-free navigation. Keep your passengers delighted with the second-row refrigerated console.
4. Honda Civic Sedan
Getting 28 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway, the Honda Civic Sedan will make you appreciate its fuel efficiency if you drive often. The Collision Mitigation Braking System will help you and your passengers stay safe when the car senses a collision, acting like your backup reflex.
5. Mazda 6 Touring
The Mazda 6 Touring model is a pricier option for rideshare drivers, but it provides everything to meet you and your passengers needs, from an optional fold-down seat for extra storage to Smart city brake support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This car also has just about any internet radio integration ability you can imagine to keep your passengers happy.
6. Toyota Corolla
The newest Toyota Corolla comes in several models, from eco-friendly to luxury, to meet your requirements for the perfect Uber vehicle. Even its base model, L, comes with Toyota Safety Sense, eight airbags, and USB connectivity. The LE Eco will get you about 40 MPG on the highway, and adds in a partially-folding rear seat for storage.
7. Chevrolet Malibu
The Chevrolet Malibu consistently receives rave reviews for its models each year for design, safety, performance, and more. The newest safety options include Lane and Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Front Pedestrian Braking. With its aerodynamic design, you can get an impressive 29 MPG in the city.
8. Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue is one of the best options if you want to tote around as many passengers as possible. With optional 3rd-row seating for room for you and 6 passengers, there’s plenty of room for people and comfort. And, the Divide-N-Hide Cargo System allows you to store plenty of passenger belongings.
9. Ford Fusion
With different options for different tastes, the Ford Fusion is an excellent, adaptable vehicle for rideshare drivers. The Sport will get you an EcoBoost engine, if fuel efficiency is your priority, and the Platinum model is perfect for a luxury ride, with leather seating and cooled driver and passenger seats.
10. Toyota Camry
This mid-size car has the best of both worlds: a unique, sporty interior and superior performance for handling and safety. The full-feature center stack provides you and your passengers with everything you need for an entertaining and comfortable ride. Your passengers will love the roomy seating and extra head room.
11. Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata has 6 models to choose from, to meet your needs as a fuel-efficient or top-of-the-line luxury vehicle. All models come with safety features, like hands-free technology, rear-view camera, and blind spot mirrors. Enjoy Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for added entertainment.
12. Kia Optima
The Kia Optima prides itself on being a bolder version of the typical mid-size sedan. Its interior is driver-oriented, with a comprehensive control center and plenty of legroom. But, your passengers will also love the interior noise reduction technology, heated seating option, and extra seat comfort in its design.
13. Chevrolet Volt
If you’re looking for an electric car for an eco-friendly Uber driving experience, the Chevrolet Volt is one of the best options. The battery will last you up to 53 miles per charge, and up to 420 miles total with a tank of gas. The Power Flow screen will help you keep track of your mileage so you can have the most efficient Uber drive.
14. Audi A4
It might be a more expensive choice for Uber driving, but the Audi A4 is well worth it if luxury is what you’re after. The Audi virtual cockpit is sure to impress you and your passengers with its apps, GPS, and smartphone integration. You can purchase the optional 3D Sound System for a unique passenger experience.
15. Nissan Altima
The Nissan Altima is designed for safety, and it’s one of the best options you can pick if you drive in high-traffic areas. This car features an in-mirror rearview mirror and plenty of safety features to help you avoid collisions. And it was designed with aerodynamics in mind to provide a fuel-efficient ride.
16. Chevrolet Cruze
The Chevrolet Cruze newest models feature some of its most eye-appealing designs. But, this car packs in a lot more than aesthetic pleasure. You can fold the 2nd row down for ample storage with one passenger, link your music and apps to Chevrolet MyLink, and give your passengers built-in WiFi.
17. Subaru XV CrossTrek
The Subaru XV Crosstrek has all-wheel drive for Uber drivers who drive in any kind of weather. Don’t let its smaller size fool you; it has plenty of cargo space for your passenger’s belongings. And, it continuously monitors the traffic you’re in for the safest drive possible.
18. Honda Odyssey
If the most amount of space for passengers and cargo is your priority, the Honda Odyssey is one of the best options. You can have seating for up to 8 passengers and 5 car seat anchors for passengers with children in tow. And, you’ll still find plenty of space in the cargo area for everyone’s belongings.
19. Chevrolet Spark
One of the most eco-friendly rideshare driver options is the Chevrolet Spark, a compact, budget-friendly, and fuel efficient gem. You can fit yourself and up to 3 passengers, and fold down the back seat for one passenger with a lot of cargo. You’ll get about 38 MPG on the highway from this car.
20. Kia Soul
The Kia Soul has plenty of features to make this vehicle perfect for your rides. Enjoy safety options in all models, like Hill Start Assist and side-impact door beams. You and your passengers can also enjoy heated and ventilated seats and colored LED lights that sync to your music.
21. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
If you’re ready to splurge on the ultimate Uber vehicle, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is it. Get up to 30 MPG in the city, enjoy 5 USB ports, and stay safe with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. You can also fit up to 8 people comfortably in this SUV, or recline the 3rd row for storage.
22. Volkswagen e-Golf
The Volkswagen e-Golf may be compact, but it’s perfect for saving you money if you usually transport only a few passengers at a time. Get up to 83 miles per charge, and provides you with 126 MPGe in the city. And, you can feel good about driving this clean, eco-friendly car with zero tailpipe emissions.
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