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Vehicle requirements

Greater Toronto Area

There are many ways to drive with Uber. Each service has its own requirements that your vehicle must meet. Does your vehicle qualify? Find out here.

Vehicle requirements

To drive with Uber in the Greater Toronto Area, 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
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • 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

City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton: Your vehicle's model year must be 7 years (2011 model year) or newer to drive with uberX, uberPOOL, uberXL, and UberSELECT in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA): If your vehicle's model year is 8 to 10 years (2008-2010 model year) or newer, you can still drive in the GTA. Note that you will not be able to pick up riders in City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.

UberEATS: If your vehicle's model year is 20 years (1998 model year) or newer, it qualifies to deliver food with UberEATS. 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.

If your vehicle is 7 years (2011 model year) or newer, it must be registered in Ontario to enable pickups in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton. For out-of-province registrations, you will be able to do pickups in the GTA but not in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.


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 options in Toronto

uberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX. It's one of the most popular options for riders.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • 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 for uberX but others may qualify as well.

uberPOOL

Earn multiple fares at the same time by driving passengers who are traveling in the same direction. The same vehicle requirements as uberX apply.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • 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.

uberXL

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

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • 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.

UberSELECT

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models.

Additional requirements:

  • Model year must be 7 years (2011 model year) or newer
  • 4-door luxury sedan
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles

Note that you must have completed more than 100 trips with Uber and have over a 4.7 rating to qualify for UberSELECT.

UberEATS

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

Additional requirements:

  • Model year must be 20 years (1998 model year) or newer
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • Salvaged vehicles are allowed
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle inspection not required

No car? No problem. You can also deliver UberEATS by bike.

uberWAV (Wheelchair accessible vehicle)

UberWAV allows riders with relevant disabilities to request wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Additional requirements:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Equipped with a ramp or lift
  • Proof of commercial insurance

Please visit your nearest Uber Greenlight Hub to get started.

uberASSIST

uberASSIST 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 uberASSIST option, you'll need to complete a certification requirement from a 3rd party.

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