Uber Car Requirements (Qualifications)- UberX, XL, Select, Black and Black SUV


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What are Uber car requirements?

Uber operates a number of different car categories under its rideshare service; these categories split the level of the service delivered to Uber's customers and each level of service is defined by different requirements.

This article will review the driver and car requirements for each service.

Uber Car Categories

Uber's car categories are split into 4 distinctive types, of which one has two service levels:

  • UberEats: the food delivery service
  • UberX: standard car category
  • UberPOOL: rides sharing section of UberX
  • UberXL: larger car category than UberX
  • UberSelect: the first luxury level
  • UberSUV: Uber's SUV luxury level
  • UberBLack: Uber's primary luxury level
  • UberLUX: Ubers top line service in LA only

General Requirements

All the car categories must first stand up to these basic requirements, anything above them is accepted.

  • The car must be no older than 10 years from the date of application
  • The car must be a four-door sedan, minivan or truck with manual transmission
  • The car must pass Uber's car inspection
  • The full drivers name has to be on the cars Insurance policy
  • The driver does not need to own the car or be named in the car registration
  • All drivers must pass an Uber background check

Cars that cannot be used in any Uber service:

  • Cars cannot be full-sized vans such as Ford Transit, GMC Savannah, etc.
  • Cars cannot be taxis or other commercial vehicles
  • Cars cannot have any prior commercial markings
  • Cars must not be salvaged or rebuilt

UberX (and UberPool)

UberX is the standard entry level to all of Uber rideshare services. UberPool is a service usually covered by UberX cars, and most of the rides are within this category.

UberX car requirements are:

  • No older than a 10-year-old model
  • Some CA cities will accept 15-year-old cars
  • The car must seat no less than four passengers including the driver.
  • The car must have four doors, no center opening doors or wings
  • The car must have four working seat belts
  • The car interior must be clean and the upholstery in good condition with no wear and tear or stains.
  • The car exterior must be clean, with no scratches or dents.

An example of some of the cars that can be used for UberX:

  • Nissan Altima. Sentra.
  • Toyota Prius, Camry, Corolla, Tacoma.
  • Ford Focus, F-150.
  • Chevrolet Malibu, Cruz, Cobalt.
  • Volkswagen Golf, Passat.
  • Chrysler 300 and 200.
  • Honda Civic, Accord.
  • Mazda 3, 6.

UberXL (and UberPool)

This is Uber's large passenger-carrying service, for taking five to six passengers per ride. The income is higher since the ride rate is higher, but only large groups or families will order this option.

UberXL requirements are:

  • The car must seat five passengers
  • There must be six working seatbelts not including the drivers
  • The car must be newer than ten years from the date of application
  • The car interior must be clean and the upholstery in good condition with no wear and tear or stains.
  • The car exterior must be clean, with no scratches or dents.

An example of some of the cars that can be used for UberX:

  • GMC Acadia
  • Dodge Caravan, Durango
  • Honda Odyssey, Pilot
  • Ford Explorer, Expedition
  • Chevrolet Suburban, Traverse
  • Nissan Pathfinder, Quest
  • Toyota Highlander

UberSelect

This is Ubers first luxury level category, what they call entry-level luxury.

UberSelect car requirements are:

  • No older than an 8-year-old model
  • The car must seat no less than four passengers, not including the driver.
  • The car must have four doors
  • The car must have four working seat belts
  • Car interior must be leather only
  • The car interior must be clean and the upholstery in good condition with no wear and tear or stains.
  • The car exterior must be clean, with no scratches or dents.

An example of some of the cars that can be used for UberSelect:

  • Audi A3 and up
  • BMW series and up
  • Lincoln (all)
  • Mercedes C and up
  • Volvo S60
  • Acura
  • Cadillac
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Infiniti all models

UberSUV

These are Ubers full luxury SUV fleet.

UberSUV car requirements are:

  • No older than a 5-year-old model
  • Cars must be full SUV only
  • The car must seat no less than four passengers, not including the driver.
  • The car must have four doors
  • The car must have four working seat belts not including the drivers
  • Car interior must be leather only
  • The car interior must be clean and the upholstery in good condition with no wear and tear or stains.
  • The car exterior must be clean, with no scratches or dents.
  • Commercial registration
  • Commercial insurance
  • Airport permits where applicable

An example of some of the cars that can be used for UberSUV:

  • Cadillac Escalade,
  • Chevrolet Suburban,
  • Lincoln Navigator,
  • GMC Yukon XL,
  • Infiniti QX80,
  • Mercedes GL-Class,
  • Lexus LX

UberBlack

These are Uber's full luxury vehicles and cost the most to the request.

UberBlack car requirements are:

  • No older than a 4-year-old model
  • The car must seat no less than four passengers, not including the driver.
  • The car must have four doors
  • The car must have four working seat belts
  • Car exteriors and interiors must be Black.
  • Car interior must be leather only
  • The car interior must be clean and the upholstery in good condition with no wear and tear or stains.
  • The car exterior must be clean, with no scratches or dents.
  • Commercial registration
  • Commercial insurance
  • Airport permits where applicable

An example of some of the cars that can be used for UberBlack:

  • Audi A6, A7, A8
  • BMW series 5, 7
  • Mercedez-Benz E and S class
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Tesla Model S
  • Jaguar XF, XJ,
  • Cadillac XTS

UberLUX

This is Uber's top line and is only available in LA

UberLUX car requirements are:

  • No older than a 4-year-old model
  • The car must seat no less than four passengers, not including the driver.
  • The car must have four doors
  • The car must have four working seat belts not including the drivers
  • Car interior must be leather only
  • The car interior must be clean and the upholstery in good condition with no wear and tear or stains.
  • The car exterior must be clean, with no scratches or dents.
  • Commercial registration
  • Commercial insurance
  • Airport permits where applicable

An example of some of the cars that can be used for UberBlack:

  • Audi A8
  • BMW series 7
  • Mercedez-Benz S class
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Tesla Model S
  • Range Rover

UberEats

This is not a rideshare service but a food delivery service. UberEats is automatically available to UberX drivers as well as to direct UberEats drivers that pass a less stringent application process. Since the cars are used for transporting food deliveries, they do not need to meet the same safety and comfort requirements of UberX cars.


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