Difference #7 Methods of Pricing and Charging
The way taxis and limos charge for services is another key difference. Taxis are always metered, so they charge for both time and distance—which can surprisingly add up to even a significantly higher charge for some trips, particularly where traffic or longer distances outside the city are involved!
There are some overly simple generalizations here, depending on the market and city size, but in general taxis tend to be efficient and cheap, but offer lower levels of comfort, service, and equipment. Limos and car services offer dedicated, higher-end care and personal attention, in more luxurious levels of equipment.