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Fuel Efficiency, Space Are Key Factors

If you’re considering either supplementing your income or earning a full-time income as a rideshare driver, your vehicle is going to become your most important tool. You will spend many hours a week sitting in your car, van or SUV, whether you are actually earning money by giving someone a ride or just waiting for that next call. Most rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, require at minimum a late model sedan with four doors. It has to be in decent shape, with a clean interior and not too many blemishes on the outside. If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle for ridesharing, take a drive to Chapman Honda and see what they have on their lot.

Honda CR-V is Most Popular Compact SUV

For a vehicle that offers outstanding fuel mileage along with plenty of interior room for passengers and luggage, you can’t do much better than the Honda CR-V. Go online and check out the reviews for this sales juggernaut. The front wheel drive model delivers 34 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg when combined with city driving. With trim levels offering leather seating and moonroofs at an affordable price, you can offer your customers a ride in the lap of luxury for a relatively low monthly payment.

Civic Offers Outstanding Rear Legroom

Starting at well under $20,000, the popular Civic not only delivers close to 40 mpg on the highway, but offers a back seat with some of the most legroom in its class. With more than 36 inches of room to stretch their legs, most passengers won’t feel cramped in the back seat. The 12.5 cubic feet of cargo space should also be enough for most people’s luggage.

Accord Hybrid Delivers 50 mpg in the City

As a rideshare driver, your main expense will be fuel. Although you are allotted a certain amount per mile to take off your taxes when you use your car for business, that refund only comes once a year, leaving you to struggle the rest of the year with fluctuating gas prices. The Accord Hybrid is priced under $30,000 and provides a clean, comfortable ride for you and your passengers. Many passengers will be pleased with your commitment to driving a clean energy vehicle, which could result in additional tips. Check out the lineup of hybrids at Chapman Honda.

Take Up to Seven Passengers in the Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey minivan is consistently the top rated minivan in the country, due to its comfortable ride, long list of creature comforts and ranking as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The Odyssey also gets 28 mpg on the highway, which is more than decent for a vehicle that can haul a softball team around. Rideshare driving frequently involves taking groups of partiers to night spots. The Odyssey ensures you’ll be able to fit everyone in.

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Best-in-Class Passenger Space Adds to Appeal

When the third generation Honda Fit launched last year it was greeted with an enthusiastic response and record sales that Honda hopes will continue into the 2016 model year. Now on sale at Chapman Honda, the 2016 Fit is a combination of style, performance and function that is unmatched in the subcompact category. With the largest interior space and highway fuel mileage that hovers around 41 miles per gallon, the new Fit offers the perfect solution to your commuter needs.

Fit Racks Up Industry Awards

Along with being a popular sporty car that’s fun to drive, the Fit has impressed the critics from the auto industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick, while U.S. News and World Report awarded it first place in both the subcompact and hatchback divisions as one of the Best Cars for the Money in 2015. Kelley Blue Book selected Honda as the best overall brand and most trusted brand. With a starting price of $15,790, the 2016 Fit has plenty of standard features to go along with more luxurious options for those who love creature comforts.

Standard Features Add to Appeal

The Honda Fit comes in three different trim levels, LX, EX and EX-L, that all have standard features like auto headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, 12-volt outlets, 160-watt audio system and steering wheel controls. Options include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, 180-watt audio system and touch screen technology. The EX and EX-L trim models come with a 7-inch touchscreen display that offers Honda navigation as an option. Those models come standard with a moonroof, foglights and smart entry system.

All Models Put Emphasis on Safety

When it comes to safety, there is virtually no difference among trim levels. All come with a stability assist system, anti-lock brakes and electronic brake distribution along with brake assist. A tire pressure monitoring system, daytime running lights and rearview camera are also all standard. Side curtain airbags are standard, as are 3-point seat belts and a special LATCH technology for children to make sure they are safely secured. Keep track of important vehicle information with a display that includes indicators for the oil life, coolant temperature, brake fluid levels, tire pressure and oil pressure. Other gauges tell you the current fuel economy along with miles to empty. See the new Fit for yourself at Chapman Honda.