What's The Best Car For An Uber Or Lyft Driver?

Why drive for Uber or Lyft? While we originally perceived such smartphone-era, sharing-economy services to be something people did to make a little extra scratch in their spare time using the cars they already owned, it's easy to see why the presumption has changed. Median income estimates for an Uber driver have been reported at as much as $90,000 a year — more than a lot of people were making when their jobs became casualties of the economic recession just as Uber was coming into play.

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius has excellent fuel economy, lots of cargo space and a long list of standard features, though reviewers agreed that it lacks agility.

Most reviewers said the 2012 Toyota Prius has an attractive interior design, with nice color combinations and materials. The Prius has 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which is outstanding for a midsize hybrid car. The 2012 Prius comes standard with automatic climate control, proximity key, push-button start, an infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth phone and music streaming and a USB port. Available features include navigation, satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, leatherette upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a solar roof package that includes a moonroof and a solar-powered air conditioning system that cools the cabin when the car is turned off.

51 CITY 

48 HWY

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Even though some rivals are more fun to drive, the completely redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is a very enticing option in the class, according to our analysis. Its cushioned ride, decent turbocharged engine power, and excellent fuel economy combine with its high-tech cabin and comfortable seats to make the Cruze perfect for daily driving. 

22-30 CITY 

35-42 HWY

Honda Accord

Honda Accord

The Accord's cabin features a handsome design, excellent build quality, and lots of light, thanks to its large windows and narrow roof pillars. The seats in sedan models are comfortable in both rows, though the rear seats are a bit cramped in coupes. Buy a high enough trim, and you'll get two infotainment displays, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to hook in your phone's apps. There's plenty of room in the trunk to fit your stuff, though it's oddly shaped, so you'll need to pack it thoughtfully.

27 CITY 

36 HWY

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is indeed a good car. It's one of our highest-ranking midsize cars because it has many strengths and few, if any, substantial weaknesses. The Sonata has a smooth ride and two rows of roomy seats. There are plenty of standard and available features, and the infotainment system is easy to use. The Sonata has a large trunk as well, and it's backed by one of the longest warranties on the market. The main drawback to the Sonata is that its base engine and the available turbocharged engines won't really excite you. Their acceleration and overall power output are adequate, though, and the gas mileage is good. The Sonata is one of the best-rounded cars in the class and should be a consideration for any midsize car buyer. 

21-28 CITY 

30-36 HWY

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has top-notch predicted reliability, advanced safety features that few other compact cars can match, good fuel economy, and a comfortable interior. With that kind of practical, everyday appeal, it’s no wonder that Toyota sells just over a million Corollas worldwide each year.

27-30 CITY 

35-40 HWY

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