Vehicle requirements in the UK
Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets Uber car requirements in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.
Your vehicle must-haves
- Model year 2008 or newer for London and year 2006 or newer for everywhere else in the UK
- 4-door car or minivan
- Good condition with no cosmetic damage
- No commercial branding
- All vehicles must be licensed to carry a minimum of 4 passengers
Additional London vehicle policies and conditions apply
TfL Age & Condition Policy: From 1 January 2020 all PHVs licensed for the first time must meet new emission requirements:
PHVs under 18 months old must be zero emission capable (ZEC) and meet the Euro 6 emissions standard when licensed for the first time. PHVs over 18 months old must have a Euro 6 (petrol or diesel) engine when licensed for the first time.
Please note that PHVs which are fully electric or have a hydrogen fuel cell will meet the new licensing requirements. If you'd like to know more, you can read TfL's requirements here.
Imported vehicle policy: We accept imported versions of any vehicle on the London Vehicle List. All imported vehicles must possess all the vehicle documents listed in the below section (see ‘Vehicle Documents’ below).
Estate Policy: For UberX we accept Estate versions of every vehicle on our approved list (i.e. we take the Skoda Octavia which means we also take the Skoda Octavia Estate). However, we DO NOT accept ANY Estate vehicles on Exec or Lux.
We accept manual and automatic transmission vehicles, however we recommend automatic transmission as this makes for a smoother and easier driving experience for the rider and partner-driver.
Vehicle options in the United Kingdom
Most newer 4-door sedans qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders. Vehicles must be able to seat 4 riders, in addition to the driver. Drive with Uber accepted cars in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK.
Uber Comfort is a ride option for experienced partner drivers who have completed over 500 trips, maintained a rating of 4.85 or above, and drive a mid-sized vehicle with more legroom, manufactured in 2015 or later.
All vehicles eligible for Exec are also eligible for Comfort.
Seat extra passengers—and get higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle. They must seat at least 6 riders in addition to the driver.
All vehicles must be 2008 (58 / 08) plates or newer. Many SUV vehicle models qualify to drive with UberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify. Drive with vehicles that meet Uber car requirements in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK.
Exec is a ride option for very experienced partner drivers who have completed over 1000 trips, maintained a rating of 4.9 or above, and drive a mid-tier luxury vehicle. Riders on Exec are looking for superior quality and style combined with high quality service.
All Exec vehicles must be manufactured in 2016 or later in London, though specific year requirements vary across other UK cities.
The ultimate luxury style and experience. All Lux vehicles must be 2015 (65/15) plates or newer and seat at least 4 riders in addition to the driver.
Onboarding for Lux is currently paused in London.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles are converted vehicles that allow wheelchair users to remain in their wheelchairs as they ride.
We've set ourselves the bold aim of making every car on the Uber app in London fully electric by 2025.
Vehicles that are not accepted
Before purchasing vehicles for the Uber app, please make sure they are not on this list. These vehicles will not be accepted on the Uber app.
- Not accepted
Make Models AUDI A1 AUDI A2 AUDI A3 AUDI RS 3 AUDI S3 AUDI Q2 BMW 1-SERIES BMW 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO BMW I3 BMW X4 CHEVROLET LACETTI CITROEN C1 CITROEN C2 CITROEN C3 CITROEN C3 PICASSO CITROEN C4 CACTUS CITROEN DS3 CITROEN DS4 CITROEN GRAND C4 SPACETOURER CITROEN XSARA CITROEN XSARA PICASSO DACIA LOGAN MCV DACIA SANDERO DAEWOO MATIZ FIAT 500X FIAT GRANDE PUNTO FIAT PUNTO FORD ECOSPORT FORD FIESTA FORD FUSION HONDA CIVIC HATCHBACK HONDA FR-V HONDA FRV HONDA JAZZ HYUNDAI ACCENT HYUNDAI GETZ HYUNDAI I10 HYUNDAI I20 HYUNDAI IX20 JEEP RENEGADE KIA PICANTO KIA PROCEED KIA RIO KIA SOUL KIA STONIC KIA VENGA MASERATI QUOTTROPORTE MAZDA 2 MAZDA PREMACY MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS MERCEDES-BENZ CLS-CLASS MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS COUPE MERCEDES-BENZ SL-CLASS MERCEDES-BENZ VANEO MINI CLUBMAN MINI COUNTRYMAN MITSUBISHI ASX NISSAN JUKE NISSAN MICRA NISSAN NOTE NISSAN PRIMERA NISSAN TILDA PEUGEOT 1007 PEUGEOT 107 PEUGEOT 108 PEUGEOT 2008 PEUGEOT 206 PEUGEOT 207 PEUGEOT 208 PEUGEOT 306 PEUGEOT 307 PEUGEOT PARTNER TEPEE PORSCHE PANAMERA RENAULT CAPTUR RENAULT CLIO ROVER 75 SEAT ALTEA SEAT IBIZA SEAT LEON SKODA CITIGO SKODA FABIA SKODA ROOMSTER SKODA YETI SSANGYONG TIVOLI SUZUKI BALENO SUZUKI GRAND VITARA SUZUKI VITARA SUZUKI SWIFT SUZUKI SX4 TOYOTA ALPHARD TOYOTA AYGO TOYOTA ISIS TOYOTA SIENTA TOYOTA VELLFIRE TOYOTA YARIS VAUXHALL AMPERA VAUXHALL CORSA VAUXHALL CROSSLAND VAUXHALL MERIVA VAUXHALL MOKKA VAUXHALL MOVANO VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTD VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTE VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTE ADVANCE VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI VOLKSWAGEN GOLF MK7 TDI VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS VOLKSWAGEN SPORTSVAN VOLKSWAGEN POLO VOLKSWAGEN T ROC VOLKSWAGEN UP VOLVO C30 VOLVO C70
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