My NYC TLC license is still a month away, but I just got my used Toyota Sienna. I actually loved my Camry Hybrid, but I think the Sienna will bring me more fares in the long run. Its more flexible. Cruise control on the highway at speed limit I noticed I get 30 mpg with AC on. Doing a mixed city/highway trip driving like grandma I get about 22 mpg. I noticed people respecting the minivan. They see it and just go ahead and assume its not going to move quick. The theory is that someone is going to need something larger. They wont click on SUV but they will use the cheapest option which is XL. I confirmed that very few people ever click on SUV. Everyone I talked to told me they rarely get a SUV call. Also Uber has been approving people with Corollas and smaller cars. I know of a Corolla Uberx which operates around Bergen County NJ and a Hyundai Sonata in Ocean County. Its not possible these days to stuff the Uberx car like they did in the past. No way will that family of 4 with bags and stroller stuff into the Corolla. There are a lot of Caravans which sell for cheap in the area. I didnt get the Caravan because its notoriously unreliable. I didnt want any problems. You can get on Autotrader and get a Caravan for 5 to 7k which will work. Some here have ways of doing it even cheaper I see. The beauty of UberXL is if you get a call on UberX with 6 teenagers that you can get it upgraded to UberXL. On the app, there is a help option for more than 4 people got into the car. Not like the old days where 5 to 6 people packed into your car with no recourse. I noticed there is no way on the app to deny UberX calls. I think if you are Uber Black, SUV or XL you have to take all calls now. Im fine with that as I anticipated getting both Uberx and XL calls... The minivan also is better for getting people in and out of the car quickly which is key during high volume times. No need for the trunk just throw it into the door. Doors slide and no opening into traffic.