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UberPREMIUM is our option for top-rated partners with premium cars. It also gives riders something a little extra, for the everyday commute or special occasions.


Vehicle and partner requirements

To drive UberPREMIUM, partners must meet the criteria below.

Vehicles must meet the following requirements:

  • Model year 2008 or newer
  • 4-door car or SUV
  • Seats and seatbelts for at least 4 passengers, plus the driver
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

See a full list of eligible vehicles below


  • If you are activated to drive UberPREMIUM after August 1, you must meet the following requirements in addition to the requirements listed above:
    • Have a rating of 4.8 or above
    • Beginning September 8, all drivers will need to have a rating of 4.8 or above and have completed 25 total trips*


Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.


All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

> Learn about vehicle insurance

Uber decal

  • Under New York State ridesharing regulations, each partner must display an Uber decal on his or her vehicle while online. Once you become an Uber partner, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days.

  • While you wait for your Uber decal to arrive, you can print and use this temporary decal.

  • Remember that, as a partner, you are required by law to display this decal whenever you are online.

  • According to the ridesharing regulations, the decal must be placed in the bottom passenger-side corner on the inside of your front windshield, facing outward. You can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for the next time you decide to go online.

Perks of driving UberPREMIUM

How UberPREMIUM works

Automatically qualify

If you have an eligible vehicle and meet the requirements, you will automatically be added to UberPREMIUM. (It may take up to 72 hours for this to take effect.)

Get trip requests

You'll get UberPREMIUM trip requests in Long Island and Westchester. And you'll get uberX requests so that you can take trips even when UberPREMIUM is less busy.

Earn higher fares

UberPREMIUM fares are up to 2x more than uberX fares. Enjoy the benefits of doing UberPREMIUM and uberX trips to make the most of your time on the road.


Eligible vehicles

See the list of vehicles that qualify for UberPREMIUM in Long Island and Westchester below. All vehicles must be 2008 or newer.

AudiA4, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, S8, SQ5, Q3, S3,
BMW3, 5, 6, 7, M3, M5, X1, X3, X4, X5, X6
CadillacATS, CT6, CTS, DTS, Escalade, SRX, STS, XTS
ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe
GMCYukon, Yukon XL
HummerH2, H3
HyundaiEquus, Genesis
InfinitiEX, FX, G Sedan, JX, M, Q, QX
JaguarS-Type, X-Type, XF, XJ
Land RoverDiscovery, LR2, LR4, Range Rover
LexusES, GS, GX, IS, LS, LX, RX
LincolnMKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator
MercedesC, CL, CLA, CLS, E, G, GL, GLA, GLC, GLE, GLK, M, ML, R, S
PorscheCayenne, Macan, Panamera
TeslaModel S, Model X, Model 3
ToyotaLand Cruiser, Sequoia
VolvoS60, S80, S90, XC60, XC90

Uber reserves the right change vehicle eligibility and criteria


Eligible vehicles

See the list of vehicles that qualify for UberPREMIUM SUV in Long Island and Westchester below. All vehicles must be 2008 or newer.

ChevroletSuburban, Tahoe
GMCYukon, Yukon XL
InfinitiJX, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX80
Land RoverDiscovery
ToyotaLand Cruiser, Sequoia

Uber reserves the right change vehicle eligibility and criteria

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