Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper

Mobile Housekeeper

If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind, we present to you the Kia Rio hatchback, the Toyota Prius, the Honda Fit, the Nissan Leaf, and the Chevrolet Volt.

  • Kia Rio Hatchback: The Kia Rio offers outstanding fuel economy (29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway), with a zippy four-cylinder engine that allows maneuvers like merging and passing effortlessly. The car handles very well, and the interior is very comfortable, so you’ll experience no “driver fatigue” when travelling from one home to the next. With the seats folded, the Rio holds nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo – considerably more than most competitive models.

  • Toyota Prius: This great hybrid has a four-cylinder engine along with two electric motors, delivering 134 combined horsepower. Front-wheel drive makes it easy for you to get through winter driving conditions, so don’t have to worry about letting your clients down. In 2013, US News voted the Prius the best hatchback for its size, quality, and numerous features.

  • Honda Fit: The Honda Fit delivers great gas mileage (28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway). The four-cylinder engine is reasonably powerful, although some drivers have reported that it can take a little time to get up to passing speed. Agile and roomy (52.7 cubic feet with seats down), this car is easy to drive and adaptable to a range of passenger and cargo configurations.

  • Nissan Leaf: Many drivers report that the hybrid Leaf drives more like a gas-only car. It has strong acceleration, delivers 129/102 mpg, and has a range of approximately 75 miles on a charge. If you have access to a 220 volt outlet, you can be fully charged in about four hours. Cargo space is about 30 cubic feet with the seats folded down, which should be adequate for most mobile housekeepers.

  • Chevrolet Volt: The Volt is another hybrid that drivers report performs like a gas-only car. It travels 98 mpg-e combined – better than most hybrids. It is a bit low on cargo space, though, at 10.6 cubic feet. Whether the Volt is a good choice for you will depend largely on how many clients you serve in any given day.

As a mobile housekeeper, you want reliable, fuel-efficient transportation with enough storage space.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Flexible Clutch Hose
Common signs include difficulty shifting, low clutch fluid, and feeling no resistance at the clutch pedal.
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...


Related questions

Q: Looking at 2000 mustang that does need a motor and water pump anything else we should look at before buying

You should verify what parts are interchangeable between the 2000 and the 2002. While you might be able to use things like tires and a water pump, head gaskets are generally not reusable. You are taking a chance buying any...

Q: Does kia Rio have an inertia switch?

Hello. It does not appear that your model of Rio is equipped with an inertia or fuel pump cut off switch of any sort. There is a fuel pump check valve that is designed to stop the flow of fuel...

Q: I live in Dubai. I would like to know if a 2009 Mazda CX-9 is easier to maintain compared to a 2009 Ford Explorer.

Hi there: This is a very good question. The best way to determine which one is easier to maintain, you might want to research car reviews on Edmunds.com for consumer reports on the Mazda and Ford you're looking at purchasing....