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Vehicle options in San Diego

UberX

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

UberXL

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Select

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2009 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-size vans or trucks
  • No taxicabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Select vehicles in San Diego.

Uber Black

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. White gloves optional.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Must comfortably seat 4 or more passengers
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California
  • Must have commercial insurance
  • Must have a TCP permit
  • Must have a city-specific airport permit, when required
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • No visible stains
  • Operational air conditioning

Uber Black SUV

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service. Only black SUVs qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Must comfortably seat 6 or more passengers
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Must be a full-size SUV
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California
  • Must have commercial insurance
  • Must have a TCP permit
  • Must have a city-specific airport permit, when required
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational air conditioning

Español

Are you fluent in Spanish? Allow riders to experience UberX with a Spanish-speaking driver.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxicabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Uber Comfort

Uber Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements

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

California riders

Age requirements

In California, due to CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) requirements, you cannot transport an unaccompanied minor on trips requested through the Uber app. Keep in mind that in California, a rider must be over 18 to sign up for an Uber account, but if you believe a rider might be underage, you can ask them to confirm their age and let them know that you will have to cancel the trip if they are indeed under 18. In addition, you can report requests to transport unaccompanied minors by submitting in-app feedback.

Self-reporting vehicle mileage

In California, all TNC vehicles must complete a 19-point vehicle inspection every 12 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The 50,000-mile requirement includes miles driven when not logged in to the Driver app. As such, we require all drivers to self-report their vehicle mileage. You'll find out how to report your mileage in the Driver app.

CPUC information requests

The CPUC requires us to notify drivers in California that consent is not needed for the disclosure of your information to the CPUC. To find out more information about this, you can view decision 16-04-041 of the CPUC at 3.