Uber car requirements

Uber Car Requirements

Uber Car Requirements

You might have observed that how fast Uber is changing the already existing transportation industry. There is no doubt to say that with increasing demands, the need for new cars as well as experienced drivers is also growing. If you are thinking of joining Uber and searching for Uber car requirements then the following information will be helpful for you.

I wrote an article about best cars to drive for Uber, and you can find it here.

UberX Car Requirements:

  • A 4-door sedan with the capacity to seat 4 passengers.
  • Year 2006 or newer model.
  • * Uber car year requirements can vary by city. It is currently year 2001-2006 or newer in many states.
  • Tampa FL – 2006
  • NYC – 2011
  • San Francisco – 2001
  • Pittsburgh – 2006 
  • Lehigh Valley, PA – 2006
  • Philadelphia – 2001
  • Chicago – 2001
  • Miami FL – 2005
  • Current in-state vehicle insurance
  • In-state plates/tags
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Clean vehicles only, so no marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles.
  • Your car must pass the Uber vehicle inspection

Uber XL Car Requirements:

  • A 4-door sedan with the capacity to seat 6 passengers.
  • Year 2006 or newer model.
  • * Uber car year requirements can vary by city. It is currently year 2001-2006 or newer in many states.
  • Tampa FL – 2006
  • NYC – 2011
  • San Francisco – 2001
  • Pittsburgh – 2006 
  • Lehigh Valley, PA – 2006
  • Philadelphia – 2001
  • Chicago – 2001
  • Miami FL – 2005
  • Current in-state vehicle insurance
  • In-state plates/tags
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Clean vehicles only, so no marked, taxi, or salvaged vehicles.
  • Your car must pass the Uber vehicle inspection

Uber Car Requirements Uber Plus AKA Uber Select

  • Must have four doors and able to accommodate at least 6 passengers not including the driver.
  • Model must be designed after year 2008. (can be varied, depends on your city)
  • Must have leather interior and in state car insurance and plates.
  • No salvaged taxi or marked vehicles.
  • Must pass the inspection test carried by Uber.

List of Uber Select Approved Vehicles

Chrysler:  300.
Hummer:  H3.

Kia: K900.
Jaguar:  XF, XJ.

Tesla:  Model S.

Volvo:  S60, S80, XC90
Hyundai: Genesis, Equus.
Land Rover:  Range Rover.

Acura:  RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, ILX.

Cadillac:  ATS, CTS, DTS, SRX, XTS.

Porsche:  Macan, Cayenne, Panamera.

Infiniti:  EX, FX, G, JX, M, Q, QX50, QX70.
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.
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.

Uber BLACK Car Requirements

  • It must be full size SUV, crossover SUV or Sedan.
  • Must have Commercial car insurance along with a valid Transportation charter permit (TCP).
  • Great condition with comfortable seats for at least four passengers.
  • Must have black interior as well as exterior.
  • Model must be 2013 or newer. (can be varied, depends on your city)
  • Must pass Uber inspection criteria.

Uber Black Approved Cars

Audi – A6, A7

BMW -5 Series

Cadillac – XTS

Infiniti – Q70

Jaguar -XF

Lexus – GS

Mercedes E-class

Uber Car Requirements for SUV

  • Full size type SUV.
  • Must have Commercial car insurance along with a valid TCP number.
  • Great condition with black interior and exterior.
  • Must be able to accommodate 6+ passengers comfortably.
  • Must have four doors and must be 2013 or newer. (can be varied, depends on your city)
  • Be able to pass the Uber vehicle inspection.

Uber SUV approved vehicle list 

Cadillac – Escalade ESV

Mercedes Benz – GL Class

Chevrolet – Suburban

Lincoln- Navigator L

GMC – Yukon XL

Lexus – LX

Infiniti – QX80, QX56

Uber Car Requirements for LUX

  • Sedan, Full size SUV or Crossover SUV.
  • Must have commercial insurance on your vehicle with a valid TCP.
  • Great condition with seats available to comfortable sitting of 4+ passengers.
  • Black exterior as well we interior.
  • 2012 or newer model. (can be varied, depends on your city)
  • Passed under Uber inspection criteria.

Uber LUX  Approved Vehicles 

Audi – A8

Rolls Royce- All 4 Door

BMW- 7 series

Maybach- All 4 door

Jaguar- XJ

Bentley- All 4 door

Land rover- Range rover

Porsche- Panamera

Lexus – LS and Mercedes Benz- S as well we G class 

Here are some vehicles that do not qualify the criteria mentioned by Uber services:

    • All the full size type vans as like GMC Savana, Ford E-series and Ford Transit.
    • Taxis as well as other marked vehicles.
    • Rebuilt or Salvaged vehicles are not accepted.

    There are some restrictions over Uber drivers also as service providers are committed to provide trouble free services to all users. Here are some requirements listed for eligibility of Uber drivers:

    • Must be of at least 21 years old with more than 3 years of driving experience. Or 23 years old with 1 year experience.
    • Must have a clean record of driving.
    • Driver is intended to have insurance for the car he is going to drive.
    • Click here to see the complete uber driver requirements