So you’re thinking of trying your hand at the fast-growing “on-demand economy” by driving for Uber, Lyft or one of the other popular ride-sharing services? You can make some spare cash or make it your career, but you’ll need the right car for this job.
Here are 10 top vehicles that will help you save money on car payments, gas and maintenance while still offering excellent comfort and amenities for the passengers you serve. As of the time of this writing, Uber and Lyft both require cars 2005 or newer, although in some cities with their own regulations, you may need a newer model.
While the Accord competes in the midsize family sedan segment, the EPA actually classifies Honda's best-seller as a full-size car thanks to its huge backseat and large trunk, both big virtues in the ridesharing community. The fuel-drinking V-6 is not really necessary here, so a four-cylinder model will serve you just fine. The eighth-gen Accord debuted in 2008 and can be had for well under $15,000 while still a new enough vehicle to meet eligibility requirements for a few more years.