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As of April 1, 2019, we are not accepting new for-hire vehicle driver sign-ups in New York City, due in part to new TLC regulations.

Create an account to join the waitlist to drive with Uber in NYC, and consider other ways to earn with Uber, like delivering with Uber Eats or driving with Uber outside of the five boroughs.

Vehicle requirements

New York City

All vehicles operating on the Uber platform in NYC must meet certain requirements, including commercial vehicle insurance and license plates.

Minimum requirements

Vehicle requirements

  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Model year 2006 or newer unless otherwise stated (Note: Some vehicle models have a higher minimum year requirement). For UberBlack and UberBlack SUV, vehicles must be 2013 or newer for now, but starting January 1, 2020, we’ll enforce a 5-year rolling minimum vehicle year (2015 or newer by 2020).
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Your vehicle must have a vehicle emissions inspection at a NYS DMV inspection facility

TLC insurance and plating

• Your vehicle must have commercial insurance, TLC plates, and be affiliated with a base

• You must be listed as an insured driver on the vehicle's insurance policy

Vehicle options in New York City


Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

  • Seats 4 passengers comfortably
  • Any color
  • Popular models:

    • Toyota Camry
    • Toyota Prius
    • Honda Accord
    • Nissan Altima
    • Lincoln Towncar

    > See all eligible models


Many SUVs and minivans qualify with uberXL, our option for riders looking for space for more people (or things, such as luggage).

  • Seats 6 passengers
  • Any color
  • Popular models

    • Toyota Highlander
    • Nissan Pathfinder
    • Dodge Caravan
    • Toyota Sienna

    > See all eligible models


Luxury sedans with black interior and exterior qualify to drive with UberBLACK, our option for riders looking for a more premium experience.

  • Seats 4 passengers
  • Black interior and exterior
  • Popular models:

    • BMW 7 Series
    • Mercedes S-Class
    • Cadillac XTS
    • Lexus LS460

    > See all eligible models


Luxury SUVs with black interior and exterior qualify with UberSUV, our option for riders looking for a premium experience, and extra space.

  • Seats 6 passengers
  • Black interior and exterior
  • Sample vehicles:

    • GMC Yukon Denali
    • Cadillac Escalade
    • Lincoln Navigator
    • Ford Expedition

    > See all eligible models

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