8 Best Car Deals for Uber and Lyft Drivers - Unhaggle Blog

Posted by | June 14, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft provide a great way for car owners to take advantage of the shared economy and maximize the utility of their vehicle while making a relatively easy buck. However, not all cars are ideal for running a cab service. We list out some of our favourites and list current offers on them.

Over the past 10 years, Uber has gained such a following that its name is now a verb for using a rideshare cab service – just as “to Google” means to run a web search or “to Photoshop” means to edit a digital image. The first to storm the market as an alternative to traditional taxi services, Uber now has stiff competition from Lyft, another rideshare service that surged in popularity following a series of missteps at Uber. Other ridesharing apps, such as Europe’s Taxify and Canada’s Facedrive, are also now available to Canadians, offering increased choice to consumers and more opportunities for drivers.

Aside from the obvious relief from relatively high fares charged to riders by traditional cab companies, the most disruptive aspect of ridesharing services is the ability for an average, everyday person to use their personal vehicle as a taxicab in their free time, maximize the use of their otherwise idle vehicle and make some extra cash. Lyft, for example, estimates that Canadian drivers working 20 hours a week can earn up to $400 per week – that’s over $20,000 a year for something you would do in your free time. If you drive a premium vehicle, then you could earn even more through the Uber Black or Lyft Lux services.

Obviously, you’d want to hold onto as much of this as you can, so you’d want to pick a car that helps you minimizes your business expenses (finance payments, fuel costs) and maximizes driving experience and passenger comfort. Here are our favourite picks for Uber or Lyft drivers along with their ratings from Consumer Reports and The Car Guide (a.k.a. Le Guide de l’Auto).

 

TOYOTA PRIUS

2018 Toyota Prius Touring Package

    Recommended for:

  • UberX / Lyft 
  • UberPOOL / Lyft Line

Consumer Reports Rating: 77%
The Car Guide Rating: 81%

Engine: 1.8L, 4-cyl Atkinson cycle, Hybrid (121 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 4.3 L/100 km (city) / 4.6 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $250
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $30,890

Est. Unhaggle Savings: $250
Total Savings: $250

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,885
Total Before Tax: $32,525

Total Est. Finance Payment: $668 @ 3.49% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

KIA SOUL

2018 Kia Soul 2.0 EX Premium 6AT

    Recommended for:

  • UberX / Lyft 
  • UberPOOL / Lyft Line

Consumer Reports Rating: 74%
The Car Guide Rating: 76%

Engine: 2.0L, Gasoline Direct Injection, Inline 4-cyl (161 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 9.5 L/100 km (city) / 7.8 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $1,500
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $25,995

Kia Canada Incentive*: $1,250
Est. Unhaggle Savings: $250
Total Savings: $1,500

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,925
Total Before Tax: $26,420

Total Est. Finance Payment: $507 @ 0.00% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

Mazda3 Sport

2018 Mazda Mazda3 Sport GS 6AT

    Recommended for:

  • UberX / Lyft 
  • UberPOOL / Lyft Line

Consumer Reports Rating: 76%
The Car Guide Rating: 85%

Engine: 2.0L, Inline 4-cyl (155 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 8.4 L/100 km (city) / 6.4 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $1,500
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $22,700

Mazda Canada Incentive*: $1,000
Est. Unhaggle Savings: $500
Total Savings: $1,500

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,835
Total Before Tax: $23,035

Total Est. Finance Payment: $439 @ 0.00% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

2018 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid CVT

    Recommended for:

  • UberX / Lyft 
  • UberPOOL / Lyft Line

Consumer Reports Rating: 78%
The Car Guide Rating: 71%

Engine: 2.0L, 4-cyl Atkinson cycle, Hybrid (175 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 5.5 L/100 km (city) / 5.6 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $2,000
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $29,588

Ford Canada Incentive*: $1,500
Est. Unhaggle Savings: $500
Total Savings: $2,000

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,890
Total Before Tax: $29,478

Total Est. Finance Payment: $555 @ 0.00% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey EX

    Recommended for:

  • UberXL / Lyft Plus

Consumer Reports Rating: 76%
The Car Guide Rating: 76%

Engine: 3.5L, V6 (280 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 12.6 L/100 km (city) / 8.4 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $1,000
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $38,090

Est. Unhaggle Savings: $1,000
Total Savings: $1,000

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,935
Total Before Tax: $39,025

Total Est. Finance Payment: $792 @ 2.99% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

Audi A4

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro Progressiv S tronic

    Recommended for:

  • UberSELECT / Lyft Premier

Consumer Reports Rating: 85%
The Car Guide Rating: 89%

Engine: 2.0L, Inline 4-cyl, Turbo (252 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 10.0 L/100 km (city) / 7.0 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $3,000
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $48,200

Audi Canada Incentive*: $2,000
Est. Unhaggle Savings: $1,000
Total Savings: $3,000

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,830
Total Before Tax: $39,025

Total Est. Finance Payment: $949 @ 1.90% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

BMW 5 Series

2018 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan

    Recommended for:

  • UberBLACK / Lyft Lux

Consumer Reports Rating: 82%
The Car Guide Rating: 75%

Engine: 2.0L, Inline 4-cyl, Turbo (248 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 10.2 L/100 km (city) / 7.2 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $4,500
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $63,000

BMW Canada Incentive*: $3,500
Est. Unhaggle Savings: $1,000
Total Savings: $4,500

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $3,215
Total Before Tax: $61,715

Total Est. Finance Payment: $1,219 @ 1.90% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

Infiniti QX60

2018 Infiniti QX60 All Wheel Drive CVT

    Recommended for:

  • UberSUV / Lyft Lux SUV

Consumer Reports Rating: 64%
The Car Guide Rating: 75%

Engine: 3.5L, V6 (295 hp)
Fuel Consumption: 12.5 L/100 km (city) / 9.0 L/100 km (highway)

TOTAL SAVINGS $6,500
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $48,195

Infiniti Canada Incentive*: $5,500
Est. Unhaggle Savings: $1,000
Total Savings: $6,500

Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,185
Total Before Tax: $43,880

Total Est. Finance Payment: $952 @ 2.99% for 60 months

* Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers.

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