UberX vs UberXL vs UberBlack and so on...

Posted by: RideGuru Team Jul 25, 2016
Updated Jan 16, 2020


Uber has a car service for everything and everyone. Want a puppy, you got it. Craving ice-cream, it's on its way! With so many options available at your fingertips, hailing an Uber car can be harder than it first appears. In response to the many questions on this topic that our Ride Guru's receive daily, we created this easy to view infographic to show the differences between each Uber car service. What is the difference between Uber XL and Uber SUV? Which is nicer Uber Black or Uber Lux? These answers and more below!

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Over the past few years, Uber has expanded its business substantially, adding multiple options that vary based on quality, price, car type, and more. We’ve broken down all the options so you can decide what fits your transportation needs.

Uber X - This is Uber’s budget option. When you select an Uber X car, an everyday car with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up.

Examples of Uber X cars:


Uber POP - This is Uber’s budget option in Europe, it is nearly identical to their Uber X option within the United States. When you select an Uber POP car, an everyday car with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up.

Examples of Uber POP cars:


Uber XL – This is the Uber X for SUV’s. While a typical Uber X car can only seat up to 4 people, an Uber XL will have seating for up to 6 people. Note that this is not the SUV “luxury version” and cars are not required to be black or high-end.

Examples of Uber XL cars:


Uber Black – This is Uber’s original luxury option.  When you select an Uber Black car, a high-end sedan with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up. While you will ride in style, the price for an Uber Black car is significantly higher than an Uber X. Unlike cheaper Uber services, Uber Black drivers must also have city-specific airport permits (when required) and commercial registration and insurance.

Examples of Uber Black cars:


Uber SUV - This is the luxury SUV option. This is one of Uber’s more expensive (and in most cities, the most expensive) option. When you select Uber SUV, a high end SUV with seating for up to 6 people will arrive to pick you up. Unlike cheaper Uber services, Uber SUV drivers must also have city-specific airport permits (when required) and commercial registration and insurance.

Examples of Uber SUV cars:


Uber Taxi - This is your typical taxi. Uber has an agreement with some taxi cab companies allowing you to book a typical taxi but pay through the Uber app.

Uber LUX – This service is only available in a few cities worldwide. It is Uber’s ultimate luxury car service and they only accept the top models from a few luxury brands.

Examples of Uber LUX cars:


Uber EXEC - This is Uber’s corporate service for those who want a chic yet understated alternative to Uber LUX. Uber EXEC is typically a mid-tier car with seating for up to 4 people. This service is only currently only available in the UK and Singapore.

Examples of Uber EXEC cars:


About Uber 

Uber is an on-demand car service that allows users to request a ride through their Android or iPhone app. Once a driver is signaled through the app, it usually takes less than 10 minutes for a car to arrive at your door. During this brief wait period, Uber allows you to track the cars location so you know exactly when to expect its arrival. The app provides a cashless payment process by charging all Uber rides to an on file credit card attached to your account. One thing to note though, sometimes Uber enacts surge pricing during peak travel times, meaning your fare could double, triple, or even cost you up to 7X the normal amount! On the plus side, when surge pricing is in effect you will be notified within the app before you request a ride. Uber is currently available is 67 countries!

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    18 Rider
     6 years ago

    you forgot uber acccess and uber Wav

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    120 Rider Guru
     6 years ago

    And don't forget, Uber also has requirements for how old a vehicle can be.. so even the UberX cars can be very nice vehicles! UberBlack is certainly top-of-the-line though. 

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     5 years ago

    Need Uber EATS and Uber Express.   also uber airplanes and uber jetpacks, and all that other stuff.

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     1 month ago  (edited 1 month ago)

    I didn't forget to go to Uber because I had getting over it to help remind me what to do

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