The Best Used Cars for Lyft

Ride share services have become a popular way to get around and earn extra income. If you’re thinking about providing a Lyft service, your first stop may be a Los Angeles used car dealership.

Lyft offers different types of services that vary in capacity and function. A car suited for Lyft Plus may not meet the needs of a Lyft Line. Lyft Premier and Lyft Lux typically use an luxury car.

Here’s a look at each Lyft service and the most suitable used cars.


The Toyota Camry is known for its comfort, safety, and reliable performance. With up to 51 mpg city, the 2018 hybrid keeps fuel costs manageable. Compact sedans such as the Toyota Corolla, 2015 Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Optima, and Chevrolet Malibu are also good.

Lyft Plus

Accommodates 1-6 people, so you’ll need a car for a group and suitcases for airport travelers. The Honda CR-V is roomy with plenty of luggage space. It also leads in comfort, legroom, and safety. Another option is the 2014 Honda Odyssey, which is cost-effective if your ride is often full.

Lyft Line

Pickup & drop-off spots are often pre-determined in order of destination. Seating for 1-4 means you can get by with a compact car, although a roomy Honda CR-V may be preferred since passengers may be sharing a ride with strangers.

Lyft Premier

Riders such as business people can choose an upscale car. The Lexus ES is suited for premium ride-sharing and can make sense for earning a little extra. It is spacious inside while the hybrid ES300h gets a cost-efficient 40 mpg. You may fare well with a Mercedes or BMW as well.

Lyft Lux

As a professional driver, you’ll offer a high-class service. Vehicles have black exteriors and interiors, so you could drive corporate executives around in an Acura MDX, Audi A6/A7/A8, a Buick Enclave or LaCrosse, or BMW. You could also invest in a Cadillac CT6, CTS, or XTS.

Hawthorne Auto Square offers a large inventory of used cars for sale. To connect with one of the top used car dealers in Los Angeles, and find the best-used car for your Lyft service, contact our sales team at 866-707-7664.