Uber Vehicle Requirements

All vehicles operating on the Uber platform must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have 4 doors and be able to transport a minimum of 4 passengers.
  • Must be 15 model years old or newer.
  • The title cannot be salvaged, reconstructed, or rebuilt.
  • Rental vehicles are not allowed on the Uber platform.
  • Cannot have any cosmetic damage, missing pieces, commercial branding or taxi paint jobs.

Should you choose to drive a vehicle you do not personally own, you must be listed as an insured driver on this vehicle’s insurance policy. Please note that Uber cannot approve a vehicle if the driver-partners name is not on the insurance document.

Registration:

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify; however, it does need to be registered in your state of residence.

Insurance:

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Vehicle requirements for different Uber service categories:

UberX:

Most newer cars qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders. Please note that subcompact vehicles may not be eligible for all incentives.

Additional UberX requirements:

  • A 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

UberXL:

Seat extra passengers—and earn higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle.

Additional UberXL requirements:

  • A 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

Select:

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares.
(Eligible vehicle models vary by State & Locality)

Additional requirements for Select:

  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Driver rating and trip requirements for Select:

  • 4.9 rating after 25 trips
  • 4.8 rating after 50 trips
  • 4.7 rating after 100 trips

Black:

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. White gloves optional. (Eligible vehicle models vary by State & Locality)

Additional requirements:

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver

Black SUV:

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service. Only black SUVs qualify. (Eligible vehicle models vary by State & Locality)

Additional requirements:

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver

Comfort:

Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.
(Eligible vehicle models vary by State & Locality)

Additional requirements:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, Select, UberXL, Uber Black, or Uber Black SUV.
  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on at least 250 trips.
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement.