After analyzing the data I have selected the top three 2016 cars for Uber and Lyft drivers.

Buying a new car for Uber and Lyft may not be the most economical, but the benefits are that the car will be under warranty, should have less maintenance costs and will have the newest safety features. Plus you can more easily pick the color and trim level that you like.

If you want a better price, consider buying a 3 year old certified used vehicle that has just been returned from it’s lease.

Part time drivers may prefer the lowest cost car. Full time drivers will probably prefer the most fuel efficient.

Lowest Price with Good Fuel Efficiency and OK back seat

Mitsubishi Mirage – Subcompact Sedan
(Not for New York)

  • $14,095
  • 34.0 inch rear seat legroom
  • 37.3 inch rear headroom
  • 37 city / 44 highway / 40 MPG combined
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
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2015  Mitsubishi Mirage interior

Lowest Price with Good back seat

Nissan Versa S Plus – Subcompact Sedan
(Not for New York)

  • $14,040
  • 37.0 inch rear seat legroom
  • 36.6 inch rear head room
  • 31 city / 40 highway / 35 MPG combined
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2015 Nissan Versa S Plus
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2015 Nissan Versa sedan interior

Most Fuel Efficient with Good back seat

Prius Plug-in

  • $29,900 minus $2,500 Federal tax credit
  • 36.0 inch rear seat leg room
  • 11 miles all electric
  • 51 city / 48 highway / 50 MPG combined / 95 MPGe
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2015 Prius Plug-in
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2015 Prius plug-in back seat

Honorable mentions

C-Max Energi Plug-in

  • $31,770 minus $2,500 Federal tax credit
  • 36.5 inch rear seat legroom
  • 19 miles all electric
  • 40 city  /36 highway / 38 MPG combined / 88 MPGe

Fusion Energi Plug-in

  • $34,800
  • 38.3 inch rear seat legroom
  • 21 miles all electric
  • 40 city / 36 highway / 38 MPG combined / 88 MPGe

Prius Two

  • $24,200
  • 36.0 inch rear seat leg room
  • 51 city / 48 highway / 50 MPG combined
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