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Uber Car Requirements 2019, A Complete List of Eligible Makes and Models (Vehicle Types)

Posted by: RideGuru Team Mar 22, 2018
Updated Jan 16, 2020

23 comments

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Looking to drive for Uber? Your first step would be checking if your vehicle meets Uber's minimum requirements. Uber has created guidelines for what types of cars are eligible within each Uber service and we have listed these guidelines and the accepted makes and models below. For more information on becoming an Uber driver and the steps you will need to complete visit this help article.


First, for all Uber services there is a standard set of mimimum vehicle requirements, listed below.


Minimum Requirements for all Uber Services


Next, Uber has lists of specific requirements for each service level. These requirements can vary greatly depending on the service. Uber's budget option, UberX has the least stringent requirements and their luxury services such as Uber Black or SUV have the toughest requirements. We have broken down each service levels requirments below.

UberX

UberX is the most commonly used service that Uber offers and it is also the cheapest. This rideshare service is deigned for everyday use and is the most popular option for riders.


UberXL

UberXL is the service designed for larger groups or “for those times when you need a bit more space”. For this service you will need to own either a SUV or Minivan that can accomodate up to 6 passengers. Uber XL rides will yield higher fares than UberX rides but keep in mind that if you sign up to drive for XL you may still get UberX rides as well.


UberSELECT

Mid-tier luxury sedans that will yield you higher fares. Fun fact, your car must have a leather or vinyl interior!


UberBLACK

Uber's original Luxury option. Vehicles are required to be a high-end luxury sedan or SUV, in black. This service comes with high fares and your driving etiquette is also expected to meet this level of quality.


UberSUV

Similar to Uber Black but for larger groups. As with Uber Black, UberSUV yields some of the highest fares you will see with any Uber service. Only black SUVs qualify.


UberLUX

Only pristine high-end vehicles qualify to drive with UberLUX. Likewise, only commercially-licensed drivers are eligible to drive for UberLUX. UberLUX vehicles may be sedans, crossover SUVs, or full-sized SUVs.


Uber for Deliveries

As a delivery driver you will not be driving passengers but instead will be working with Uber to deliver food and goods around your city.


Lastly, see the specific makes and models that Uber allows for each service below. If you do not see your car listed but believe your vehicle meets all of the above criteria contact Uber directly as they may make an exception.

Eligible Models by Vehicles

UberX

MakeModel
AcuraILX, MDX, RDX, RL, TL, TLX, TSX
AudiA3, A4, A6, A7, A8, Allroad, Q5, Q7, RS 7, S4, S6, S7, S8, SQ5
BentleyFlying Spur, Mulsanne
BMW3-series Gran Turismo, 5-series, 5-series Gran Turismo, 6-series, 6-series Gran Turismo, 7-series, ActiveHybrid 5, Alphina B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X1, X3, X4, X5, X6
BuickEnclave, Encore, Envision, LaCrosse, Lucerne, Regal, Verano (min year: 2014)
BYDe6
CadillacCT6, CTS, DTS, Escalade, SRX, STS, XTS
ChevroletCaptiva, Cruze (min year: 2014), Equinox, HHR, Impala, Malibu, SS, Suburban, Tahoe, Trailblazer, Traverse, Trax
Chrysler200, 300, Aspen, Cirrus, Concorde, LHS, Pacifica, PT Cruiser, Sebring, Town and Country, Voyager
DodgeAvenger, Caliber, Caravan, Charger, Dart (min year: 2014), Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Nitro
FiskerKarma
FordC-Max, C-Max Hybrid, Crown Victoria, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Flex, Focus (min year: 2014), Fusion, Taurus, Taurus X
HondaAccord, Accord Crosstour, CR-V, Civic (min year: 2014), Crosstour, Fit, HR-V, Odyssey, Pilot
HummerH3
HyundaiAzera, Elantra (min year: 2014), Equus, Genesis, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Sonata, Tucson, Veracruz
InfinitiJX, M, Q50, Q70, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX80
JaguarF-PACE, XF, XJ
JeepCherokee, Commander, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Renegade
KiaAmanti, Borrego, Cadenza, Forte (min year: 2014), K900, Optima, Rondo, Sedona, Sorento, Sportage
Land RoverDiscovery, LR3, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport
LexusES, GS, GX, HS, LS, LX, NX, RX
LincolnContinental, LS, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Town Car
MaseratiGhibli, Quattroporte
MazdaCX-5, CX-7, CX-9, MAZDA3, MAZDA5, MAZDA6, MAZDASPEED3, Tribute
Mercedes-BenzC-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, E-Class Wagon, G-Class, GL-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, ML Class, Metris, R-Class, S-Class
MercuryGrand Marquis, Mariner, Milan, Mountaineer, Sable
MitsubishiEndeavor, Galant, Lancer (min year: 2014), Outlander, Outlander Sport
NissanAltima, Armada, Maxima, Murano, NV Passenger, Pathfinder, Quest, Rogue, Sentra (min year: 2014), Xterra
PontiacG6, G8, Torrent, Vibe
PorscheCayenne, Macan, Panamera
Saab9-4X, 9-7X
SaturnAura, Outlook, VUE
SubaruForester, Impreza (min year: 2014), Legacy, Outback, Tribeca, WRX, XV Crosstrek (min year: 2014)
SuzukiGrand Vitara, Kizashi, XL7
Toyota4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla (min year: 2014), Prius, Prius V, RAV4, Venza
VolkswagenCC (min year: 2014), Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Routan, Tiguan, Touareg
VolvoS60 (min year: 2014), S80, XC60, XC70, XC90



UberXL

MakeModel
AcuraMDX
AudiQ7
BuickEnclave
CadillacEscalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe, Traverse
ChryslerAspen, Pacifica, Town and Country
DodgeCaravan, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey
FordExpedition, Explorer, Flex
GMCAcadia, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
HondaOdyssey, Pilot
HyundaiSanta Fe, Veracruz
InfinitiJX, QX56, QX60, QX80
JeepCommander
KiaBorrego, Sedona, Sorento
Land RoverDiscovery, LR3, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport
LincolnMKT, Navigator
MazdaCX-9
Mercedes–BenzE-Class Wagon, GL-Class, Metris
MercuryMountaineer
MitsubushiOutlander
NissanArmada, NV Passenger, Pathfinder, Quest
SaturnOutlook, Relay
SubaruTribeca
SuzukiXL7
TeslaModel X
ToyotaHighlander, Sequoia, Sienna
VolkswagenAtlas, Routan
VolvoXC90


UberBLACK

MakeModel
AcuraMDX, RL, RLX
AudiA6, A7, A8, Allroad, Q5, Q7, RS 7, S6, S7, S8, SQ5
BentleyFlying Spur, Mulsanne
BMW3-series Gran Turismo, 5-series, 5-series Gran Turismo, 6-series, 6-series Gran Turismo, 7-series, ActiveHybrid 5, Alphina B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X3, X4, X5, X6
BuickEnclave, LaCrosse
CadillacCT6, CTS, DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, SRX, STS, XTS, XT5
ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe
FiskerKarma
FordExpedition
GenesisG80, G90
GMCYukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
HummerH3
HyundaiEquus, Genesis, Veracruz
InfinitiJX, M, Q50, Q70, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX80
JaguarF-PACE, XF, XJ
JeepCommander
KiaK900
Land RoverLR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport
LexusES, GS, GX, HS, LS, LX, RX
LincolnContinental, MKT, MKX, Navigator
MaseratiGhibli, Quattroporte
Maybach57, 62
Mercedes–BenzCLS-Class, E-Class, E-Class Wagon, G-Class, GL-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, ML Class, R-Class, S-Class
NissanArmada
PorscheCayenne, Macan, Panamera
Rolls-RoyceGhost, Phantom
TeslaModel S, Model X
ToyotaLand Cruiser, Sequoia
VolvoS80, XC90


UberSUV

MakeModel
CadillacEscalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe
FordExpedition
GMCYukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
InfinitiJX, QX56, QX60, QX80
LincolnNavigator
Mercedes-BenzGL-Class
NissanArmada
ToyotaSequoia


UberSELECT

MakeModel
AcuraMDX, RL, RLX, TL, TLX, ZDX, ILX, RDX
AudiA4, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, S8, SQ5, Q3, S3
BMW3 series, 5 series, 6 series, 7 series, MS, M5, X3, X4, X5, X6
BuickLaCrosse, Enclave, Regal
Chrysler300
CadillacATS, CTS, DTS, Escalade, SRX, STS, XTS
ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe, SS
FordEdge, Expedition, Explorer, Flex
GMCYukon, Yukon XL, Acadia
HummerH2, H3
HyundaiEquus, Genesis, Azera
InfinitiEX, FX, G, JX, M, Q, QX
JaquarS Type, X Type, XF, XJ
JeepGrand Cherokee
KiaK900, Cadenza
Land RoverDiscovery, LR2, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque
LexusGS, GX, LS, LX, ES, IS, RX, NX
LincolnMKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Town Car
MercedesC, CL, CLS, E, G, GL, GLE, GLK, M, ML, R, S, CLA, GLA, GLC
NissanArmada, Maxima
PorscheCayenne, Macan, Panamera
TeslaModel S, Model X, Model 3
ToyotaLand Cruiser, Sequoia, Avalon
VolkswagonTouareg
VolvoS80, S90, XC90, S60, XC60


UberLUX

MakeModel
AudiA6, A6 Avant, A7, A8, Q5, S6, S7, S8
Aston MartinDB7, DB9, DBS, One-77, Rapide, Vanquish, Valntage, Virage
BentleyArnage, Azure, Bentayga, Brooklands, Continental, Flying Spur, Mulsanne, S1, T2
BMW5-Series, 6-Series, 6-Series Gran Coupe, 7-Series, X5, X6
BuggatiVeyron
CadillacCTS, DTS, Escalade, Escalade EXT, SRX, STS, XT5, XTS
ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe
GMCAcadia, Acadia Denali, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL
InfinitiJX, M, Q70, QX56, QX60, QX80
JaguarXE, XF, XJ
Land RoverRange Rover, Range Rover Sport, LR4
LexusES, GS, LS, LX, GX, RX
LincolnMKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator
MaseratiCoupe, Ghibli, Gran Turismo, GranCabrio, CranSport, Levante, MC12, Quattroporte, Spyder
Mercedes-BenzE-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class, GLK-Class, GLS-Class, M-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, S-Class
PorscheMacan Turbo, Cayenne, Panamera
Rolls-RoyceGhost, Phantom, Silver Clous, Silver Shadow, Wraith
TeslaModel S, Model X


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    lc2iii
    Driver
     11 months ago

    Great info RideGuru, quick question, what city are you showing the Tesla Model 3 available for UberSelect?


    I agree with you 100% that it should be, but somehow in Los Angeles County, they say Tesla Model 3 isn’t available for UberSelect, BUT an Audi A3 is? 🤨

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      JPoland
      178 Driver Driver
       9 months ago

      What do you mean "available?" Available to be ordered?  or Eligible to be driven?

      Tesla Model 3 and Audi A3 both satisfy at the least UberX due to the fact they have four doors and are large enough. I'd like to think either fall under UberSELECT in any US city...but what do I know. I can't afford either of them. :)

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      SyedAli
      234 Driver
       8 months ago

      Tesla Model 3 should be an UberSelect in any market. If the option doesn't automatically appear in your app, you should contact Uber.

      https://ride.guru/lounge/p/can-i-drive-a-tesla-3-as-an-uber 


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    TXcrude
    3 Rider
     10 months ago

    Arrived at DFW airport and Uber Select was $1 less than Uber. ($66 vs $67 to Ft. Worth downtown).

    The vehicle was a newer model Ford Explorer (3 row) with cloth seats. I thought Selext had to have leather or vinyl seats.

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      SamLR
      21
       9 months ago

      UberBlack and UberSelect are similar in prices, right? It's the UberX and UberPool that are dirt cheap.

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    RobertNash
    2
     9 months ago

    Any one knows what cars qualify for Uber Comfort?

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      lilly
      1016 Rider Guru
       9 months ago

      Uber is still a bit vague on what the requirements are for Uber Comfort, probably since the program is in beta still. They do mention that both the vehicle and driver have to qualify and so far we have heard of drivers qualifying with a 2016 Ford Explorer Limited, a 2016 and a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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    sanderst829
     9 months ago

    Would you be able to uber in a 2019 Hyundai Accent?

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    sanderst829
     9 months ago

    Would you be able to uber in a 2019 Hyundia Accent?

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      SyedAli
      234 Driver
       8 months ago

      You totally could.  Full size four-door car.  It qualifies for regular UberX and UberPool. 

      It doesn't have to be specifically on the list.  Go ahead and submit your application, and it will be accepted.

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        NickBursickPhd
        16
         8 months ago

        Yeah, as long as it isn't like 15 years old and not a piece of crap, you should be fine.  I actually know for a fact in Seattle a few drivers who drive Hyundai Accent.  Not sure why it isn't on the list.

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    AbdelAguilar
    2
     8 months ago

    Hi I have the new Mercedes Benz A class and is not in the list for select cars for Uber cuz is new model , can somebody upgradelist of cars you can drive for select cuz I drive for Uber for 3 years in my cla class but now I’m upgrade car and !!!!! Sorprice!!!!!! Uber not accept my car cuz they no have in the sistem my car model !!!! Please upgrade car the Mercedes Benz A classs is super luxurious I will not drive that in Uber pool . 

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      ippei
      1201 Driver Rider Guru
       8 months ago  (edited 8 months ago)

      Yes, you would totally be accepted for UberBlack (if the car is literally black) or UberSelect. I wouldn't worry for a second.  (It's luxurious, it has 4-doors and takes 4 passengers.) If you already have the car just submit your application, and they should approve you for it. (After signing up as a driver and it doesn't automatically enable the UberSelect option, make sure to contact Uber!

      What a gorgeous car.

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      gentlelabel
       4 months ago

      Hi can I ask you something about Uber select with Mercedes? Please

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    Thinking_about_Driving
     7 months ago  (edited 7 months ago)

     I notice that none of the Lexus 6 Passenger SUVs are listed under Uber XL.  Is that an oversight or are they excluded for some reason?

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    priyen512
    Rider
     7 months ago  (edited 7 months ago)

    Hii, I want to buy a 2013 nissan sentra to drive an uber in chicago. it has a clean title, no salvage or rebuilt, only personal use, mileage less then 150k. so, is this car eligeble to drive an uber in chicago??

    Because I did not see particular model wise description on official uber's  website. can you provide me updated model list of vehicles??

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    MichaelLeMay
     7 months ago

    So my 2014 Chevrolet Cruze that I have been driving for Uber the last two years  will not be eligible for Uber X after December 31,2019 ???

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    Angelic13Momma
    Rider Driver
     6 months ago

    I have a 7 passenger 2018 4Runner. I see the highlander and sequoia both qualify for xl, but my 4Runner does not. Why is this?

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    keshabbhai17
     6 months ago

    i have 2019 Honda cr V touring ?

    isn't that a luxury vehicle ?

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    vectorchaos
    Driver
     2 months ago

    Hi, I'm wondering where this list of eligible XL vehicles is coming from.  My 2019 Nissan Pathfinder is not coming up as eligible for uber XL on my driving preferences in the driver app and when I called uber they told me they have an internal list of XL eligible vehicles and the Pathfinder is not on it.

    Thanks

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    Chrisvalencia
    Driver
     2 weeks ago

    Why  isn't the 2018 Kia Sportage AWD on the list for Uber Comfort? It's the same car as the Hyundai Santa Fe - which is, on the list for Uber Comfort. Also the Kia Soul which is half the size of the Sportage is also on the list for the Uber Comfort.

    I've been sending messages to Uber about this issue since they came out with Uber Comfort.

    My 2018 Kia Sportage is very roomy, which my riders tell me all the time.


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    rosemarydampier
    Driver
     5 days ago

    I’m looking for a new vehicle to use for Uber and Lyft and would like to move up from UberX. I’ve fallen in love with a Maserati sedan, but really don’t want black on black. Are there other classes that I would qualify for?  Also, as a driver, what else is required?