What cars make the best taxis?
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by Abi Moses on 14th March, 2017
When you’re looking for a vehicle to be a taxi, there are so many surprising factors to consider which you might not have originally thought of. You need a car which is financially efficient, secure and stable, easy to run and most importantly of all - spacious. Taxis should always be 5 doors and there should be plenty of boot space and space within the vehicle for your passengers and all of their belongings. You need a car which is efficient on fuel, cheap to run and cheap to maintain and repair too. You also need a car with ease of access - no high steps or awkward seating because this could really restrict your passengers with restricted mobility. With all of these different criteria to bear in mind, which cars make the best taxis? Let’s take a look!
The Skoda Octavia is spacious, cheap to buy and to run and has a great safety rating. With plenty of boot space and comfortable seating, you can’t go far wrong with any 5 door Skoda for cost and efficiency.
The Volkswagen Passat is a classic taxi vehicle, and thanks to its five star Euro NCAP rating it’s easy to see why. This long and smooth vehicle has 5 doors, 5 seats and a spacious boot, ideal for all belongings!
Ford are a classic and reliable brand for taxi cabs and indeed as regular domestic cars too! They have 5 doors, 5 seats, a significant boot space and are incredibly cost effective too, which is why they’ve become so popular.
Vauxhall Insignia Saloon
Another classic hatchback which is incredibly popular within the taxi industry. The Insignia is of course 5 doors and has 5 seats, with twin front airbags, side and curtain airbags and an exceptional safety rating to match.
Mercedes S Class
If you’re looking for a taxi which is a little more up-marketing, perhaps opting for a Mercedes S Class will be the one for you. As well as being aesthetically beautiful and having a visual element to impress your clients, it’s incredibly comfortable to be in, smooth to drive and offers the perfect transport experience.
Regardless of which style vehicle you choose for your taxi, ensure that there is plenty of space it’s kept clean and smelling pleasant and there is legroom and room for luggage and we think that your clients will always be happy!