Lyft is slowly adding to their available services with the recent launch of their newest car type, "Lyft Premier". While Lyft's car services are no where near as numerous or complex as Ubers many, (and we mean MANY), types of services, they do offer four different car types. Each Lyft car type offers an entirely different product so it is important to know which Lyft service you are ordering before you ride. See below for our Lyft cheat sheet!
The lowest cost service. This is on the same level as an UberX. A request for a Lyft will send to you a regular 4-seater car. Some of the vehicles you might ride in when using Lyft are Toyota Prius, Honda CRV, Ford Escape, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Escort, Nissan Altima, Honda Civic, and Mazda 3
A carpool type ridesharing service that pairs you with other passengers who are traveling along the same route. Lyft Line drivers are the same as regular Lyft drivers but Lyft Line prices are up to 60% cheaper since you are splitting the cost of the ride with several strangers. Lyft Line is currently only available in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Some of the vehicles you might ride in when using Lyft Line are Toyota Prius, Honda CRV, Ford Escape, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Escort, and Nissan Altima.
The best option for larger groups wishing to travel together. A Lyft Plus car can seat 6 or more passengers. The fare prices are slightly more expensive than a regular Lyft to compensate van and SUV drivers for higher vehicle running costs. Some of the vehicles you might ride in when using Lyft Plus are Dodge Caravan, Kia Sorrento, Toyota Highlander.
Similar to Uber's Black car, Lyft Premier is a high end, luxury car service. With Lyft Premier you will be matched with a high-end sedan or SUV like asuch as a BMW X3, GMC Yukon Denali, or Lexus ES in minutes. Keep in mind though, riding in luxury is going to cost you more!
Lyft Lux is the most luxurious ride experience: an ultra-high-end black car piloted by a top driver. With Lyft Lux you will be matched with an ultra high-end sedan or SUV such as a BMW 5-series, Cadillac Escalade, or Lexus LS with a black exterior and leather or leather-like seats. This service is even more expensive than Lyft Premier.
Similar to Lyft Lux, Lyft Lux SUV is the highest level of luxury for groups up to 6 passengers. With Lyft Lux SUV you will be matched with a ultra high-end SUV such as a Cadillac Escalade, BMW X5, or Lincoln Navigator. This service is the most expensive service Lyft offerns passengers.
Which Lyft ride is your favorite? Comment below!