The Most Popular Cars for Uber Drivers (and Their Passengers)

Uber might be dealing with some serious corporate turmoil, but the company is still rapidly expanding into new markets. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Since its official launch in 2011, the ride-sharing company has turned the transportation world on its ear and revolutionized how people travel in cities around the world. And as it expands, more and more people want to work for the company.

Uber lets people set their own hours and schedules, and it even lets them drive their own cars, provided they’re up to snuff. The qualifications for an Uber car vary from market to market. In cities, such as Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, and Milwaukee, cars need to be 2001 models or newer. Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., need 2005 models or newer, while New York City cars need to be 2011 models or newer. Every car, truck, or van must have four doors, and they also must pass a thorough inspection.

Say you’re in the market for a new car and want to earn a little extra cash driving. Using a number of lists and testimonials from current and former Uber drivers, we’ve come up with the 10 most popular cars used by the ride-sharing juggernaut. 

10. Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 2017 Cadillac CT6 | James Derek Sapienza/The Cheat Sheet

Selecting UberSelect and UberBLACK gets you access Uber’s premium cars. You pay a bit more, but instead of any number of compacts, sedans, and crossovers, you can expect to be picked up in something more elegant, such as a BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, or Cadillac.

Introduced in 2016, the Cadillac CT6 is a luxury sedan that competes with the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series, while costing thousands less (from $53,000). Because of this, it’s becoming increasingly popular with high-end Uber drivers.

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