5 of the Best Cars for Ridesharing

Ridesharing is becoming a bigger and bigger deal in the developed world. 

People need to get from place to place. 

But here’s the thing. 

It’s not always convenient to own and drive a car. 

For this reason, people who live in cities and metropolitan areas are making use of the many rideshare opportunities (Uber, Lyft, etc.) that are popping up all over the country. 

And in turn, rideshare drivers are starting to earn some pretty decent money at it—sometimes driving part-time for extra money, and sometimes driving full-time as a long-term gig. 

With all of that being said, it isn’t always incredibly easy to see which vehicles are going to work better for rideshare opportunities. 

So in this post, we’re going to break it down and go over our 5 favorite rideshare car models. 

Let’s dive into it. 

1. Ford Fusion

We love the Ford Fusion as a rideshare vehicle for a few different reasons. First off, as a family sedan, it has plenty of room for several rideshare guests. 

Secondly, it looks great (especially the new models). It also handles well and tends to be comfortable. 

It gets great gas mileage too, so you won’t have to dip too far into your earnings to cover your costs. 

Plus, if you get the hybrid model, you can actually save even more on gas! 

It’s also comfortable and spacious on the inside—which will make for a better ride experience. And thus, better tips! 

The only issue here is that the Fusion has technically been discontinued by Ford. This means that you’ll need to snag a newer pre-owned model to get behind the wheel. 

But if you can find one, it’s worth it. 

2. Honda Civic

Most people will at least admit that the Honda Civic (especially the new versions) are sleek and attractive… especially for its affordable price range. 

The newer Honda Civics start out at just over $22,000—which is awesome for a brand new rideshare investment! 

However, they’re also spacious, comfortable, get great gas mileage, and offer enough seating to seat multiple passengers. 

All that’s left is to put some cool jams on the radio, and you’ll be set up for maximum tips and minimum gas costs with this one. 

3. Kia Optima

The Kia Optima offers a fuel-efficient, comfortable, spacious option in an affordable price bracket for people who want to get into ridesharing, but who don’t want to drop a ton of cash on a fancy car right off the bat. 

The Optima is larger than the Rio, so the tips will be better (more space, more comfort, etc). 

Plus, for a car in its price range, the Optima actually looks really cool. (Though you can also check out the new Kia K5s. They start at just over $25,000, and they’re SUPER awesome.)

4. Toyota Corolla 

The one downside to the Toyota Corolla is that it’s a bit on the ‘small’ side. 

With that being said—it makes up for this with a fantastic sale price, amazing gas mileage, and low maintenance costs. 

While the Corolla is small, and perhaps not as stylish as some of the other cars on this list—it was actually recommended by Forbes as one of the least expensive cars to own—which makes it an excellent option for ridesharing. 

And while it is on the small side, it’s still surprisingly comfortable and roomy. So that’s just another plus. 

5. Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata has been described as an affordable car that feels luxurious. 

And honestly, this is pretty close to the truth! 

It offers plenty of value for the sale price. And as a sedan, it offers plenty of seating space—and is surprisingly comfortable on the inside. 

It comes in a few different models. But for ridesharing, you’ll probably want the more fuel-efficient 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. 

It’ll get you pretty good gas mileage with this setup, which will help you to keep costs low so that your rideshare profits (and tips) can stay in your pocket. 


There you have it! 

Our 5 favorite rideshare cars for people who are thinking of getting into Lyft or Uber! 

Just remember—you’re going to need to have an attorney’s number in your back pocket in case you get into a rideshare accident! So always have those legal bases covered, just in case something doesn’t go quite as planned. 

With that being said—now it’s time to get out there, purchase a car, and get started on your rideshare adventure. 

You’ve got this! 

Now it’s time to make it happen.