Requirements for Uber Vehicles Arvada, CO

Uber Car Year Requirements (2019)

The Uber service types each have a different set of vehicle requirements. UberX, the basic most common Uber service accepts any 4-door car of a certain age. On the other hand, the professional UberBLACK services accept only certain vehicles.

Every Uber driver, regardless of the Uber service, must meet these basic Uber car 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.

You can read more about the Uber driver requirements here.

 

Vehicle requirements for each Uber service in 2019 are listed below…

UberX Car Requirements:

  • 4-door sedan, must seat 4 or more passengers excluding the driver
  • Year 2005 or newer*
  • *Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is year 2002, currently, or newer in many cities.
    • NYC – 2007
    • Pittsburgh – 2007
    • Philadelphia – 2005
    • Chicago – 2005
    • In some other cities it must be 2008 or newer
  • In-state car insurance
  • In-state plates
  • Current car registration
  • No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

UberXL Vehicle Requirements:

  • 4-door, must seat 6 or more passengers excluding the driver
  • Year 2004 or newer*
  • *Uber car requirements vary by city  for the corresponding year as well. It is year 2002, currently, or newer in many cities:
    • NYC – 2006
    • Pittsburgh – 2006
    • Philadelphia – 2002
    • Chicago – 2002
  • In some other cities it must be 2006 or newer
  • In-state car insurance
  • In-state plates
  • Current car registration
  • No marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection

UberSELECT Car 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 2009 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.

Up to $2,900 guaranteed earnings for new drivers!

Bonus varies by city and are subject to Uber’s official referral terms.

What is Uber Black Car (Uber Black)?

Uber Black 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.

 

Uber BLACK Car 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

Uber BLACK Approved Vehicles:

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

 

UberSUV Car Requirements:

You must have commercial car insurance, a TCP, and an airport permit in most cities to satisfy the Uber car requirements.

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

 

UberLUX Car 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

Up to $2,900 guaranteed earnings for new drivers!

Bonus varies by city and are subject to Uber’s official referral terms.

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