😏2017 Uber Vehicle Requirements
Below you will find basic, but good info about Uber Vehicle Requirements for 2017.
Some details will vary by city and state, however, this will give you an idea of what to expect if you are planning on applying with Uber to become a driver.
Uber is an affordable and convenient taxi service that mostly operates in major cities around the world. People mostly all over the world can access a driver via the app downloaded on their phone and request a ride within minutes. Apart from being a rider, you can partners with the Uber service as a driver. Certainly, you will need a car and there are a few vehicle requirements that a potential Uber driver in the USA must fulfill.
Please understand that Uber vehicle requirements can vary from city to city. Even though you can find on their website(s) that your vehicle cannot be more than 10 years old. Some cites actually do allow older vehicles while some cites only accept newer vehicles only a few years old.
Chicago, IL, Indianapolis and Austin just to name a few will accept cars on their platform from 2001. However, around 3- 1- 2017 – they will only accept vehicles 2002 or newer.
While cites like Miami, Pittsburgh & Tacoma only accept vehicles 2006 and newer. And Atlanta, GA prefer cars 2009 and newer.
For those who are currently driving on the Uber system and the year requirement change, unfortunately you may be dropped off the system until you get a vehicle that meets the requirement. Uber will let you know.
Uber Vehicle Requirements
uberX & XL Requirements
The good thing is that Uber actually will take MOST 4 door vehicles.
So do not be discouraged if your vehicle is not listed anywhere as acceptable. As long as your car doesn’t have any commercial or government branding, you might have some hope. But, on the same token some cities want take even the vehicles you may see listed – again Uber has city by city policies in place.
However, for the most part they will take many 4 door vehicles in good condition. In addition, a lot of cities like Jackson, MS will take Mini Vans and some will Pick-up trucks like Rams, Ford F-150 and others.
-Must be able to fit 4 passengers safely at all times for uberX and 6 passengers for XL.
-Vehicle must not be salvaged.
–No company or government branding
–No cosmetic damage
Popular uberX 4 door vehicles:
|Chevrolet: Malibu – Impala||Toyota: Corolla – Camry|
|Ford: Taurus – Focus – Escape||Kia: Optima – Cadenza|
|Nissan: Altima – Maxima – Sentra||Honda: Accord – Sonata|
|Saturn: Aura – Vue Hybrid||Volkswagen: Jetta – Passat|
|Dodge: Challenger – Charger – Avenger||Chrysler: 200 – 300|
Popular uberXL vehicles
|Toyota: Sienna – Highlander Hybrid||GMC: Acadia|
|Mitsubishi: Outlander||Mercury: Mountaineer|
|Kia: Sorento||Honda: Odyssey – Pilot|
|Nissan: Quest – Pathfinder Hybrid||Dodge: Durango|
|Ford: Explorer – Expedition – Flex||Chevrolet: Traverse|
Uber BLACK Car Requirement
The Black car is the high-end luxury option with Uber. The driver who drive BLACK are professional drivers who have the proper license to do so. If you would like to be an Uber Black partner, you will need to have:
-Valid driver’s license,
-For-Hire Tags/ TLC Plates
|Audi A6, A7, A8, ALLROAD, Q5||Acura: RL|
|BMW 3 & 5 Series Gran Turismo, 5 & 7 Series,||Hyundai – Equus|
|Cadillac CTS, DTS, SRX for BLACK||Lexus ES 300H, ES 350, GS 350, GS 450H, GS 460|
|Maserati – All of them||Tesla – Model S & X|
|Chrysler: 300s, 300c||Infiniti – M35H, M37, M60|
|Mercedes Benz: G Class, Gl Class,|
|Lexus: GX 460||Land Rover: Range Rover Sport|
|Cadillac: Escalade, ESV, Hybid||Lincoln: Navigator|
|GMC : Yukon XL, Denali||Toyota: Land Cruiser|
|Chevrolet: Subirban, Tahoe||Acura MDX|
Must be at least 21 years of age
■ Valid driver’s license with at least 1yr of USA driving experience.
■ Consent and pass background check
■ Some cities require you to have your vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic/or show proof of inspection performed within 12 months.
■ Car insurance must be in your name. If you are not the primary policy holder, that’s fine, however, you still must submit documents that you are an insured driver on the policy.
■ The registration doesn’t typically have to be in your name. But the VIN number must match the insurance policy.
Please contact Uber directly and ask if your vehicle qualifies for the city you are trying to apply in email@example.com. This list just gives you an idea of what they are looking for. If you are ready to become a driver, you can go to get.uber.com/drive/ – if you already have an Uber rider account, you will click ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT and sign-in with your current log-in information.
Content Updated 3/31/2017:
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