BEST CARS FOR UBER IN GHANA

Updated: Sep 2018. 

If you reach this page, you are probably looking for the best cars for Uber in Ghana because you are considering joining Uber as a car owner or you are already into Uber and want to know the best cars to use. Whatever your reason, welcome to this researched write up which we believe will help you make the most appropriate decision depending on your own circumstances (perhaps in terms money).

Uber launched in Ghana in June 2016, using the city of Accra as their first point and later in Kumasi in 2017. Many Ghanaians have embraced the service and the outlook is bright. Just as many ride on Uber, many have also invested into buying cars for use on Uber. If you fall in the second category, we understand you will need a car that can serve as a means to make a profit. With this in mind, we created a list of the top 8 best cars for Uber in Ghana. We need to clarify that our list is LESS from the perspective of Uber Riders (passengers) and MOST from the angle of profitability for car owners or Uber drivers.

Our list consists of both brand new and (home) used cars that are popular on the road for both personal use and for Uber trips. The list is made up of models that are known to have some kind of benefit to Uber drivers. We know each individual Uber driver may need something different from others so we compiled a list that does not just focus on one specific aspect of a car. While it is easy to think fuel mileage is the most important factor, we also focus on features that can lead to a more pleasant Uber trip for passenger and driver, such as easy-to-use tech and spacious seating.

Here Are The Top 8 Best Cars for Uber Drivers in Ghana

Best Cars for Uber in Ghana (Brand New Cars)

Hyundai Eon (Brand New)

hyundai-eon-ghana

Overall Rating: 9.5/10
Selling in Ghana: Brand New
Selling Price in Ghana  10,000 USD. Now REDUCED to GHC 39,600!
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 21.1 kmpl
Cylinders 3
Fuel Type Petrol
Engine Capacity 0.8
BHP 55.2bhp@5500rpm
Torque 74.5Nm@4000rpm

This car falls under Brand New option. It is being sold by Hyundai Ghana and we rank is the best car for Uber in Ghana. Our Uber drivers reported that they make savings of 100-160 GHC per week as compared to used car options such as Kia Picanto and the rest.

The car is also  spacious and comfortable than others in the same category.

In terms of design, Hyundai is noted for their sleek designs and the Hyundai Eon is no exception. It is a beauty!

Renault Kwid (Brand New)

Overall Rating: 9.5/10.

Selling Price in Ghana: 11,000 USD.

Full details coming soon.

 

Suzuki Celerio (Brand New)

 

Overall Rating: 9.2/10.

Selling Price in Ghana: 10,000 USD.
Sold by: CFAO Motors, Airport City, Accra

Full details coming soon.

 

Suzuki Alto (Brand New)

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Overall Rating: 9.0/10
Selling in Ghana: Brand New
Selling Price in Ghana  7,400 USD
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 14.6 kmpl
Cylinders 3
Fuel Type Petrol
Engine Capacity 1.0
BHP 55.2bhp@5500rpm
Torque 74.5Nm@4000rpm

The new Alto is powered by a three cylinder 1.0-liter petrol engine successfully launched as an engine of the Splash. This unit is light and compact with low friction characteristics. Maximum power output is 68HP (50kW) with maximum torque of 90Nm.

From the feedback we had from both Uber drivers and riders in Ghana, the Alto is a good car for Uber. The fuel economy is only second to the Hyndai Eon. The only drawback is that it is a little bit less spacious and can be uncomfortable for riders especially when there is more than one rider.

But in terms of initial capital outlay (money issues), the Alto is comparatively cheaper and this could be the reason why it is preferred for people looking for low budget brand new options.

 

Best Cars for Uber in Ghana (Used Cars)

Kia Picanto (Home Used)

kia-picanto

Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Selling in Ghana: (Home) Used
Price in Ghana GHC 23,000 to 27,000
Model Kia Picanto 1.2 LX a/t
Cylinders 4
Power 65kW
Torque 120Nm
Transmission 5spd man, 4spd auto
Zero To Hundred 11.6sec
Top Speed 169km/h
Fuel Tank 35 litres
Fuel Consumption Six litres/100km
Weight 940kg
Boot Size 200 litres
Tyres 165/60 R14, spacesaver spare

 

 Kia Morning (Home Used)

kia-morning

Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Selling in Ghana: (Home) Used

Kia Morning has almost the same specifications as Kia Picanto. The selling price in Ghana for (home) used versions ranges from 23,000 to 27,000 GHC, just like the Picanto.

For us, there is actually no real difference in the Picanto and Morning. So you can choose any of these two.

 

Toyota Yaris (Home Used)

yaris

Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Selling in Ghana: (Home) Used

Yaris is in the economy range for Toyota. However, it is spacious and comfortable enough. In terms of fuel economy, it might not reach the level of  Hyundai Eon or Chevrolet/Daewoo Matiz but you can trust Toyota for quality.

In terms of price for (home) used ones in Ghana, it could cost between GHC27,000 to GHC35,000.

Hyundai Getz

getz-2009

Overall Rating: 8.0/10
Selling in Ghana: (Home) Used

 

Toyota Vitz

toyota-vitz

Overall Rating: 7.5/10
Selling in Ghana: (Home) Used

The Vitz in Ghana are mostly imported from Japan. Japan cars being used in Japan are right-hand side steering. Therefore the Vitz in Ghana undergo mechanical work to change the steering from right to left. When done well, there are no problems. But sometimes, the air-condition system could be affected. In addition, the original sound system might be in Japanese.

 

Hyundai i10

i10-2009

Overall Rating: 7.0/10
Selling in Ghana: (Home) Used

 

Cars We Don’t Recommend for Uber in Ghana

After over a year of managing cars and drivers on Uber platform, we feel obligated to provide the general public with true and accurate information. We have had some bad experiences with certain cars for Uber and we believe others should be warned. We are not by this saying the car we are about to list are not good! We are only saying these cars are not robust enough for Uber use in Ghana. Uber usage is a bit intense for the cars and when they start breaking down, all hell will break loose! We’ve warned you. The list is as below:

Daewoo Matiz

Chevrolet Matiz

Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark Lite

 

Conclusion

The aim of this article is to make it easier for prospective Uber car owners to make decisions. It can also be useful for people who already own Uber cars. We have provided this information based on our interaction with tens of uber drivers and riders. We must confess, we run a company that manages cars on Uber for individual car owners. So we are a bit biased towards cars that can bring the best profitability.

Are you interested in buying a car to be used for Uber? Are you looking for a company that can manage your Uber cars for you in Ghana? You can get in touch with JobHouse Fleet Services and we will be more than glad to make your assist you.

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