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Vehicle requirements

Ottawa

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most 4-door cars do, but requirements vary by each service. Find out more here.

Vehicle requirements

To drive with Uber in Ottawa, your vehicle must meet these minimum requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic

There are many ways to drive with Uber. See all of the options below and find out which ones your vehicle qualifies for.


Vehicle model year

Your vehicle's model year must be 10 years or newer to drive with UberX, UberXL, or Assist in the city of Ottawa.

Uber Eats: If your vehicle's model year is 20 years or newer, it may qualify to deliver food with Uber Eats. Check out the details below.


Registration

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


Insurance

Ontario has approved an insurance policy from Intact Insurance designed specifically for ridesharing. Drivers are still required to maintain a personal insurance policy.

Vehicle requirements in Ottawa

UberX

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

Please note that subcompact vehicles may not be eligible for all incentives.*

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • 10 years or newer
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles

View our list of popular models, but others may qualify as well.

UberXL

Seat more passengers—and earn higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • 10 years or newer
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles

Most SUVs qualify to drive with UberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify as well.

Uber Eats

By driving with Uber Eats, you'll deliver food from the city's top restaurants directly to the doors of Torontonians.

Additional requirements:

  • 20 years or newer
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles are allowed
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle inspection not required

Assist

Assist is an option designed for riders who may need an extra hand getting around the city.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks

To drive with the Assist option, you'll need to complete a certification requirement from a 3rd party.

LEARN MORE >

Comfort

Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, Select, UberXL, Uber Black, or Uber Black SUV
  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on at least 250 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

LEARN MORE ABOUT COMFORT >

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