What are the best Uber cars?

    Best Uber Cars
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    What makes the best Uber cars? Hear it from experienced drivers

    We’ve put a variety of car manufacturers and models to the test to find the best cars for Uber. Below, our members review three of the best-performing Uber cars on the market, the Kia Sportage, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the 7-seater Mitsubishi Outlander.

    Here are 2 of the best cars for Uber driving:

    Kia Sportage

    The Kia Sportage has quickly become the most popular among our members, available on both Rent and Rent to own plans. The increased carrying capacity due to the huge and cleverly arranged boot, and the overall passenger comfort makes it popular and earns our members consistent 5-star reviews.

    Kia Sportage - car for Uber

    Splend members get loads of compliments for the quality and comfort of the Kia Sportage. Huss, who was the number-one ranked Uber driver in the world for 5-star comments, even received an award from Uber.

    When Huss signed up to our Rent plan, he had a 4.87 Uber rating, but now boasts an impressive 4.95.

    Don’t take our word for it – hear the story from the man himself:

    The Kia Sportage has a 3.5-inch screen in the dashboard which can be hooked up with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto  a safer, smarter way to use your phone in the car. The display is also hooked up to a reversing camera, which makes parking in the city a breeze.

    The car features Bluetooth hands-free connectivity as well as AUX-in and USB ports for smartphones and MP3 music players. This feature is popular with passengers who want to listen to their own music while on the road.

    In testing, the Kia Sportage scored a five-star safety rating in the ANCAP tests, which means increased safety for both you and your passengers.

    CarsGuide rated the Kia Sportage 4 out of 5 stars with special mention to the stylish looks and the increased passenger room, making it a big hit with Uber passengers.

    Get behind the wheel of a brand-new Kia Sportage on a Rent or Rent to own plan


    Toyota Camry Hybrid

    The Toyota Camry Hybrid is available on a Rent to own plan, meaning you put your weekly payments toward owning your car, without a lock-in contract.

    The Toyota Camry Hybrid has established itself as one of the best cars for Uber with its amazing combined fuel efficiency of 4.2L/100km. Fuel is one of the main expenses for any driver, so the Toyota Camry Hybrid literally money in your pocket. A fun feature: the stores your best fuel consumption figures and congratulate every time you set a new record.

    Toyota Camry - car for Uber

    Fuel economy shouldn’t mean sluggish performance. It still packs plenty of punch thanks to the electric motor’s instant peak torque, giving you the ability to zip in and out of city traffic.

    For a sedan, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has plenty of space and it’s very comfortable for you and your passengers. The boot has enough room to fit even large suitcases, something you’ll appreciate doing airport runs.

    On the safety front, the Toyota Camry Hybrid scored an ANCAP safety rating of 5 stars, the maximum possible, giving you peace of mind that you and your passengers are safe.

    Vipan used to drive a taxi and decided to make the switch to Uber. He’s working towards owning his Toyota Camry Hybrid on our Rent to own plan. Vipan enjoys the fact that the car is his but it’s not his liability.

    Hear the story in Vipan’s own words:

    Get behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry Hybrid the same day you sign up

    Mitsubishi Outlander 7-seat

    The Outlander is nothing short of a crowd-pleaser, and when we say crowd, you can take it almost literally. It transforms into the ultimate people-carrier in a matter of seconds by popping two extra seats up from the boot floor, while still leaving a decent-sized luggage space in the back.

    It excels even when you use it as a normal 5-seater. Three adults can sit comfortably in the second row, and you’ll have no problem fitting all of their hand- and hold luggage in the boot – an especially useful feature for airport rides.

    Mitsubishi Outlander - Rent-to-Own

    One of our members, Graham aka the #TheBestUberEver chose the Mitsubishi Outlander on our Rent to own plan so he could provide his riders with a better experience, since he can, as he puts it, “keep groups of people together, which is awesome.”

    Own the road with a 7-seater Mitsubishi Outlander

    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

    We’re more than a car rental company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.

    Related posts:

    — Everything you need to know about how Uber works
    How much can you earn driving with Uber?
    — What driver’s licence is required for Uber?


    Balazs Szekely

    Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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