Uber or Lyft? It’s a close call

Most people today depend on rideshare apps for transportation, but the question for many concerns which one is better: Lyft or Uber.  I personally use Uber as my go-to ride service app to get around from place to place.

For the benefit of anyone living in a shell, ridesharing services arrange one-time shared rides on very short notice, accessed through a mobile app.

Uber offers many ride options such as a Pool, UberX, Comfort, WAV, and Espanol. The Espanol ride is an affordable ride with a Spanish-speaking driver, The WAV option offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles, UberX provides an affordable ride, all to yourself, Pool is a shared ride with the option to walk to the driver’s car, and Comfort features newer vehicles with extra legroom.

Lyft also has a good selection of options such as Shared, Lyft, Lyft XL, Lux and Lux Black. The Shared ride puts you in a vehicle with others going the same way; Lyft is a private ride to get you and up to three others to your destination quickly, Lyft Xl is a supersized ride when you need enough space for up to six people, Lux a high-end car with a comfortable interior to arrive in style, and the Lux Black offers a “limousine-like” black car for the ultimate luxury ride for up to four people.

According to https://www.ridester.com/uber-fees/ Uber drivers take home $25 per hour, while Lyft claims that drivers can earn as much as $35 per hour. However, Lyft takes 20 percent of each fare plus the entire booking fee, while Uber takes 25 percent from each fare. While the two ridesharing companies have much in common, my personal preference is for Uber.  I have found the Lyft drivers to be generally less friendly, while Uber drivers seem more interested in engaging passengers in conversation, which for me leads to a pleasant ride experience.

If you haven’t given rideshares a try, I encourage you to check out both options and decide for yourself.