Uber Vehicle Requirements

Requirements for Uber Vehicles (2017)

Uber vehicle requirements

Each level of Uber service types have a different set of vehicle requirements. The most common service level, UberX, accepts any 4-door car so long as it meets a certain age criteria. On the other hand, the professional UberBLACK services only accept certain newer and higher-end vehicles.

Every Uber driver, regardless of the Uber service, must meet these basic requirements:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You must have 3 years driving experience.
  • You must have an in-state Drivers License (depending on your state).
  • You must have a clean driving record.
  • You must pass a background check.

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Vehicle Requirements for Basic Uber Services

  • UberX
  • UberXL
  • UberSELECT
  • UberBLACK
  • UberSUV
  • UberLUX
UberX

UberX Vehicle Requirements:

  • 4-door sedan, must seat 4 or more passengers excluding the driver
  • Year 2002 or newer*
  • *Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is currently year 2002 or newer in many cities.
    • NYC – 2006
    • Pittsburgh – 2006
    • Philadelphia – 2002
    • Chicago – 2002
    • In some other cities it must be 2006 or newer
    • Find your city’s vehicle year requirements here
  • In-state car insurance
  • In-state plates
  • Current vehicle registration
  • No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection
UberXL

UberXL Vehicle Requirements:

  • 4-door, must seat 6 or more passengers excluding the driver
  • Year 2002 or newer*
  • *Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is currently year 2002 or newer in many cities:
    • NYC – 2006
    • Pittsburgh – 2006
    • Philadelphia – 2002
    • Chicago – 2002
    • In some other cities it must be 2006 or newer
    • Find your city’s vehicle year requirements here
  • In-state car insurance
  • In-state plates
  • Current vehicle registration
  • No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection
UberSELECT

UberSELECT Vehicle Requirements:

Available in select cities only. Formerly known as Uber PLUS in some markets.

  • 4-door luxury sedans, must seat 5 or more passengers.
  • Year 2008 or newer.*
  • Leather Interior.
  • In-state car insurance.
  • In-state plates.
  • Current car registration.
  • No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles.
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberSELECT approved vehicles:

  • Acura:  RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, ILX.
  • Audi:  A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, S3, S4, S6, Q3, Q5, Q7.
  • BMW:  3-series, 5-series, 7-series, X1, X3, X4, X5, X6.
  • Cadillac:  ATS, CTS, DTS, SRX, XTS.
  • Chrysler:  300.
  • Hummer:  H3.
  • Hyundai:  Genesis, Equus.
  • Infiniti:  EX, FX, G, JX, M, Q, QX50, QX70.
  • Jaguar:  XF, XJ.
  • Kia:  K900.
  • Land Rover:  Range Rover.
  • Lexus:  ES, IS, NX, RX, GS, GX, LS.
  • Lincoln:  MKT, MKS, MKX, MKZ, MKC, Town Car.
  • Mercedes-Benz:  C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, G-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, R-Class.
  • Porsche:  Macan, Cayenne, Panamera.
  • Tesla:  Model S.
  • Volvo:  S60, S80, XC90.

 

*Uber BLACK and LUX cars are also accepted.

Source: uber.com

UberBLACK

UberBLACK Vehicle Requirements:

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit.

Your vehicle also must meet these criteria:

  • Sedan, crossover SUV, or full-size SUV
  • Great condition
  • Black exterior
  • Black interior
  • Comfortably seats 4+ passengers
  • Four doors
  • 2013 or newer*
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberBLACK approved vehicles:

  • Audi:  A6, A7
  • BMW:  5 Series
  • Cadillac:  XTS
  • Infiniti:  Q70
  • Jaguar:  XF
  • Lexus:  GS
  • Mercedes-Benz:  E-Class

 

*Uber LUX vehicles are also accepted.

Find more about UberBLACK vehicle requirements here.

UberSUV

UberSUV Vehicle Requirements:

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit in most cities.

Your vehicle also must meet these criteria:

  • Full-size SUV
  • Great condition
  • Black exterior
  • Black interior
  • Comfortably seats 6+ passengers
  • Four doors
  • 2012 or newer
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberSUV approved vehicles:

  • Cadillac:  Escalade ESV
  • Chevrolet:  Suburban
  • GMC:  Yukon XL
  • Infiniti:  QX56, QX80
  • Lexus:  LX
  • Lincoln:  Navigator L
  • Mercedes-Benz:  GL-Class

 

Find more about UberSUV vehicle requirements here.

UberLUX

UberLUX Vehicle Requirements:

Available in select cities only.

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit in most cities.

Your vehicle also must meet these criteria:

  • Sedan, crossover SUV, or full-size SUV
  • Great condition
  • Black exterior
  • Black interior
  • Comfortably seats 4+ passengers
  • Four doors
  • 2013 or newer
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberLUX approved vehicles:

  • Audi:  A8
  • BMW:  7 Series
  • Jaguar:  XJ
  • Land Rover:  Range Rover
  • Lexus:  LS
  • Mercedes-Benz:  S-Class, G-Class
  • Porsche:  Panamera
  • Tesla:  Model S
  • Bentley:  All 4-door
  • Maybach:  All 4-door
  • Rolls Royce:  All 4-door

 

Source: uber.com

Uber Black Car (UberBLACK) Requirements

  • UberBLACK
  • UberSUV
  • UberLUX
UberBLACK

UberBLACK Vehicle Criteria:

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit.

Your vehicle also must meet these criteria:

  • Sedan, crossover SUV, or full-size SUV
  • Great condition
  • Black exterior
  • Black interior
  • Comfortably seats 4+ passengers
  • Four doors
  • 2013 or newer*
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberBLACK approved vehicles:

  • Audi:  A6, A7
  • BMW:  5 Series
  • Cadillac:  XTS
  • Infiniti:  Q70
  • Jaguar:  XF
  • Lexus:  GS
  • Mercedes-Benz:  E-Class

 

*Uber LUX vehicles are also accepted.

Find more about UberBLACK vehicle requirements here.

UberSUV

UberSUV Vehicle Requirements:

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit in most cities.

Your vehicle also must meet these criteria:

  • Full-size SUV
  • Great condition
  • Black exterior
  • Black interior
  • Comfortably seats 6+ passengers
  • Four doors
  • 2012 or newer
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberSUV approved vehicles:

  • Cadillac:  Escalade ESV
  • Chevrolet:  Suburban
  • GMC:  Yukon XL
  • Infiniti:  QX56, QX80
  • Lexus:  LX
  • Lincoln:  Navigator L
  • Mercedes-Benz:  GL-Class

 

Find more about UberSUV vehicle requirements here.

UberLUX

UberLUX Vehicle Requirements:

Available in select cities only.

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit in most cities.

Your vehicle also must meet these criteria:

  • Sedan, crossover SUV, or full-size SUV
  • Great condition
  • Black exterior
  • Black interior
  • Comfortably seats 4+ passengers
  • Four doors
  • 2013 or newer
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

 

UberLUX approved vehicles:

  • Audi:  A8
  • BMW:  7 Series
  • Jaguar:  XJ
  • Land Rover:  Range Rover
  • Lexus:  LS
  • Mercedes-Benz:  S-Class, G-Class
  • Porsche:  Panamera
  • Tesla:  Model S
  • Bentley:  All 4-door
  • Maybach:  All 4-door
  • Rolls Royce:  All 4-door

 

Source: uber.com

What is Uber Black Car (UberBLACK)?

UberBLACK is a professional chauffeur service. The requirements for Uber Black Car are more strict than for UberX. Only specific cars are accepted. In addition, all Uber Black Car services require the driver to carry commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit.

The upside for Uber Black drivers is that the fares are higher than UberX fares. In Los Angeles Uber Black fare is calculated at $3.55/mile and $0.45/min plus an $8 base fare. UberX is only $1/mile, $0.18/min and no base fare. This means that an Uber Black driver may make more money than an UberX driver.

These are the Uber Black Car Types. They are only available in select cities.

  • UberBLACK is the traditional Black Luxury Sedan Service.
  • UberSUV is the larger SUV version of that for 6 or more passengers.
  • UberLUX is the high-end version of these.

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