With Uber and Lyft increasing in popularity, we know a lot of drivers are picking out cars not only for personal use, but as a way to earn extra or even a full-time income. And while we think all our cars, trucks, and SUVs are great, we know there are some that are better suited for the rideshare life. Luckily, we have some suggestions about the cars on our lot, and from a 2018 Ford Taurus to a 2018 Ford Explorer, we’ve got some great options for rideshare drivers looking for a new vehicle.

There are of course some basic things most rideshare companies require: a car made after a certain year (often 2000 or 2005,) four doors and seating for at least four passengers, ability to pass a safety inspection, etc. But savvy drivers know that riders are looking for more than just the basics, and there are a few things that can set your vehicle apart. Not surprisingly, comfort is key, and our Ford models have you covered with spacious backseats and great heating and cooling.

Tech and entertainment can also make a difference. Look for features like smart-charging USB ports available with Ford SYNC® 3 in models like the 2018 Ford Fusion and 2018 Ford Escape. Auxiliary rear climate control, standard in the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Ford Expedition, can help make passengers more comfortable. Fuel efficiency is another important factor, since you’ll be on the road a lot – the 2018 Ford Focus can get up to an EPA-estimated 35 miles per gallon combined city/highway, and even an SUV like the 2018 Ford Edge can get as much as an estimated 24 miles per gallon combined.

Driving a rideshare can be a great way to make some extra cash, and the right car can make a big difference. So when you invest in a new car, make sure it’s right for you and your passengers by searching “Ford dealership near me.” Louisville, KY area rideshare drivers can find what they need to go to the next level at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.