Ridesharing has given gig workers an unprecedented opportunity to make a great living while having the flexibility to work when it’s convenient for them. If you’re considering being a rideshare driver, you should know that earning a good profit is contingent on having the right vehicle. Choosing the right vehicle depends on three criteria: cost of running the vehicle, size, and useful features. Below are five cars that rank high in these three criteria.
2019 Toyota Camry LE
In 2018, Toyota made some changes to the base model of the Camry, bumping it from a compact car to a midsize sedan. Each new model year since has had only slight changes, so you could save money by getting an older model. However, the 2019 seems to be the sweet spot because it has a slightly higher fuel efficiency (29/41) than the 2018. The lowest trim level, the L with the four-cylinder, 204 horsepower engine, has the best gas mileage (besides the hybrid version).
2019 Ford Edge SEL
The Ford Edge is a great crossover vehicle that is a perfect size for ridesharing because there is plenty of legroom in the front and the back, plus plenty of space for luggage. The 2019 model is part of the second generation Edge and has exciting features such as dual climate control and plush, padded seats to make your passengers comfortable. With a fuel efficiency of 25 combined mpg and a good reliability score, this car is a top choice for people who want a roomier and comfortable vehicle for ridesharing.
2018 Honda Accord EX
For drivers who like a sportier feel, the 2018 Honda Accord EX is a great choice. Sure, this car is a few years old, but there aren’t enough significant upgrades to the newer models to warrant the added costs of a newer vehicle (unless you just want one). The EX is a mid-level model for this car. It doesn’t cost that much more than the LX (base version) and you’ll get extra features such as heated seats and a sunroof. This is a great way to make your riders equally impressed and comfortable with your ride.
2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL
If you like tech-heavy cars, this one is truly an impressive ride. This car was completely redesigned for 2020 and is the first of the seventh generation of Sonatas. Your riders will love the roomy interior and roomy trunk space. It’s a great car for picking passengers up from the airport. The car has a fuel economy rating of 32 mpg, an amazing number for a rideshare car.
021 Kia Niro LXS Hybrid
For maximum fuel efficiency, a hybrid vehicle would be the best choice. This car is a very impressive car with plenty of features and a great price tag. With plenty of safety measures and dual climate control, you and your passengers will feel secure and comfortable in this vehicle. If you plan to do longer trips, you may want to opt for Touring instead of the LXS. For just a little more money you can have satellite radio and adaptive cruise control to make your long road trips a cakewalk.
The Right Car for the Job
There are so many cars to choose from that narrowing your selection down to one can be a daunting task. Hopefully, the list above contains your perfect ridesharing car, or at least can get you going in the right direction. Just keep in mind the three criteria that were stressed in the beginning – how much vehicle maintenance costs, the proper size of the vehicle, and features that will benefit you and your riders. They will help you choose the right vehicle to make a great living as a rideshare driver or doing a car subscription.