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Minimum requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No taxi/neon color paint jobs - yellow, orange, bright green, pink, etc.
  • No after market and manufacturer paint jobs and no decals
  • No passenger vehicle pickup trucks

Registration

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

Insurance

All drivers 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. drivers.

Vehicle options in Honolulu

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
  • Have 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

UberXL

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 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

Taxi

There is not a specific list of vehicles we accept on Taxi. Rather, there is a list of criteria that every vehicle must meet.

Requirements:

  • Vehicle Year: Must be 2002.
  • Sedans, SUVs, and minivans only.
  • No vans or trucks with more than 8 passengers
  • Fares are to be determined by a state-approved meter.
  • No salvage vehicles. Must have a clean title.
  • Only one driver per account, meaning the person driving the car is the one named on the account.
  • That driver MUST be named on the insurance for the vehicle.
  • All drivers must go through the Uber screening process.
  • Per state regulations, driver must have a Hawaii driver's license, Taxicab driver's certificate, and commercial insurance.

*Uber Hawaii reserves the right to refuse a vehicle that meets the above criteria, or accept a vehicle that does not meet the above criteria, as well as modify this criteria without notice.

Taxi Van

Make room for the whole crew with this high-capacity vehicle option. There is not a specific list of vehicles we accept on Taxi Van. Rather, there is a list of criteria that every vehicle must meet.

Requirements

  • Vehicle Year: Must be 2002.
  • Sedans, SUVs, minivans only.
  • No vans or trucks with more than 8 passengers
  • Fares are to be determined by a state-approved meter.
  • No salvage vehicles. Must have a clean title.
  • To qualify for Taxi Van, the vehicle must have seat belts for at least 6 passengers NOT including the driver.
  • Only one driver per account, and the person driving the car must be named on the account.
  • The driver MUST be named on the insurance for the vehicle. All drivers must go through the Uber screening process.
  • Per state regulations, driver must have a Hawaii driver's license, Taxicab driver's certificate, and commercial insurance.

*Uber Hawaii reserves the right to refuse a vehicle that meets the above criteria, or accept a vehicle that does not meet the above criteria, as well as modify this criteria without notice.

Comfort

Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, 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

Premier

Premium rides with highly rated drivers.

Additional requirements:

  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on 250 completed trips
  • Drive an eligible luxury vehicle with a leather interior that is 5 years old or newer

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Honolulu, Hawaii, all drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place it on your front passenger windshield facing outward. You can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for the next time. Pro Tip: keep the paper it comes with to place your sticker on when not in use.

Once you gain access to the Uber app, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you become a driver, you can request a new one be mailed to you.

Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here.