6 best used vehicles to drive for Grab/Uber

Jun 23, 2017 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
Philkotse team recommends 6 best used vehicles for Grab/Uber drivers.
If you are:
  • Thinking of becoming a driver for Grab or Uber
  • Cannot afford or not intend to buy a brand-new car
  • Not sure which pre-owned vehicles will the best and most efficient choice
Philkotse team will help you understand some best used cars that you could work with and each one’s potential benefits.

We do not recommend purchasing a brand-new car just to drive for Grab or Uber. If you happen to buy an all-new car and you want to make some extra cash ubering, that’s fine. But purchasing a new vehicle for the solely purpose of ubering is plainly wasteful. We mean it’s not worth purchasing a new vehicle to be putting mileage on it for P5.70 per km with UberX or P13.75 per km with UberBlack in Manila.

For a Grab or Uber driver, the most crucial and substantial investment is a car. And to make sure this investment is cost-effective and productive, the car you’re buying for Grab or Uber must be fuel efficient along with being roomy, safe and comfortable, and as well nice to maintain a good Uber/Grab rating.

​>>> Must read: Grab driver Requirements & Application process if you want to be a Grab Driver in the Philippines.
It is clearly seen that there is a big difference between what you want in your personal car and a car that you will use for Grab or Uber. There is huge difference between traditional taxis and Uber/Grab rides as well. You cannot just randomly pick a vehicle which will be used for Uber/Grab. With dozens of cars being pegged as ideal to be used as rideshare vehicles, we have narrowed our choices down to the Ford EcoSport, Honda Jazz, Hyundai Accent, Honda City, Toyota Vios, and Toyota Avanza.

>>> You probably just pay ₱ 10,000 or less every month for these brand-new models from Toyota, Hyundai, Kia and Suzuki. Read our article for more details.

1. Ford EcoSport

Orange Ford EcoSport angular front view
It is considered one of the best choices for ridesharing vehicle. The EcoSport offers good engines, affordable price, sharp steering. The car is developed to be easy to fix if anything does break.

>>> Ford EcoSport is one of the 10 most fuel efficient SUVs in the Philippines. Click here to see the full list.

2. Honda Jazz

Orange Honda Jazz angular front view
The Honda Jazz has best-in-class for space, slick manual transmission and lots of standard kit.

>>> Honda Jazz is one of the top 10 city cars for the money in the Philippines. Click to get full information of the list.

3. Hyundai Accent

Two cars on the road
The Hyundai Accent is adorned with distinctive design and comes with fuel-sipping engine. All make it a good choice for an economical vehicle.  

>>> The Hyundai Accent is one of the most popular choices in our country, especially for those who are seeking a sedan at under P700,000. Read our article for more information.

4. Honda City

Purple Honda City angular front view
The Honda City is a fun compact 4-door sedan. Its parts are manufactured locally, therefore easily sourced and readily available.

5. Toyota Vios

Silver Toyota Vios angular front view
For years, the Toyota Vios has sat at the top of the food chain, being the progenitor of the genre. With its elegant exterior, fun colors, variant options, and a low starting price for a sedan, the Vios offers good value for money.

>>> The Toyota Vios is also a great companion of many traditional taxi drivers in our country. Click here to see list of 10 affordable cars for the money which can be used as a taxi.

6. Toyota Avanza

White Toyota Avanza angular front view
The Toyota Avanza is a great car for business, delivering comfortable and relaxed driving at all times. The car is affordable, very reliable, and quite cheap to maintain.
So, what would be your choices?