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Vehicle requirements

Los Angeles

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most 4‑door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. And if you don't have a car, we can help you get one.

Minimum requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Cosmetic guidelines

Some cosmetic features may prevent vehicles from qualifying. These include:

  • Full-body wraps containing advertisements, or any large ads
  • Holes in exterior
  • Taxi decals or taxi-style paint
  • Significant damage to interior (torn seats, large permanent stains, strong permanent odors)
  • Paint oxidation
  • Different colored hoods/doors
  • Aftermarket modifications
  • Window tinting must be within acceptable CA regulations

Insurance

All drivers must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains auto insurance on behalf of all US drivers.

Vehicle options in Los Angeles

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

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
  • Commercial insurance
  • TCP number (on front and back)
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Uber Black vehicles in Los Angeles.

  • Audi - A6, A8, A8L

    BMW - 5-series, 7-series

    Cadillac - CT6, XTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV

    Chevrolet - Tahoe, Suburban

    Ford - Expedition Platinum, Expedition Platinum MAX (model year 2018 and above only)

    Genesis - G90

    GMC - Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali

    Infiniti - QX56, QX80

    Lexus - LS, GS, GX, LX

    Lincoln - Continental, MKT, Navigator

    Maserati - Quattroporte

    Mercedes-Benz - E-Class, S-Class, GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class

    Tesla - Model S, Model X

    Volvo - S90, XC90

    *Note - All vehicles must have a black exterior and black leather interior in excellent condition.

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
  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Uber Black SUV vehicles in Los Angeles.

  • Cadillac - Escalade, Escalade ESV

    Chevrolet - Suburban

    Ford - Expedition (Platinum series, Yr 2018 and above only)

    GMC - Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali

    Infiniti - QX56, QX80

    Lexus - LX (3-row model only)

    Lincoln - Navigator

    *Note - All vehicles must have black interior and exterior.

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
  • Acura - ILX, MDX, RDX, RLX, TLX, ZDX - all vehicle year 2015 or newer

    Audi - A6, A7, A8, A8L, Q5, Q7, S6, S7, S8, SQ5, SQ7 - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Bentley - Flying Spur - vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    BMW - 5-series, 5-series 530-e, 5-series Gran Turismo, 7-series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, Alpina B7, M5, X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6 - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer. X7 - vehicle model year 2016 or newer

    Buick - Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Cadillac - CT6, CTS, DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, SRX, STS, XTS, XT5, XT6 - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer. XT4 - vehicle model year 2019 or newer

    Chevrolet - Tahoe, Suburban - both vehicle model year 2015 or newer. Equinox, Impala, Trailblazer, Traverse - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer. Malibu - vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Chrysler - 300, Aspen - both vehicle model year 2015 or newer. Pacifica - vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Dodge - Durango - vehicle model year 2017 or newer. Caravan, Grand Caravan - vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Ford - Expedition - vehicle model year 2015 or newer. Edge, Excursion, Explorer, Flex, F-150 - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer. Escape, Fusion - both vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Genesis - G70, G80, G90 - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer

    GMC - Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali, Suburban - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer. Acadia, Acadia Denali, Envoy, Terrain - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer

    Honda - Pilot, Accord, Accord Hybrid, Accord Clarity - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer. CR-V, Odyssey - both vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Hyundai - Equus, Genesis, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Veracruz, Tucson - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer

    Infiniti - JX, Q70, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70, QX80 - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Jaguar - XF, XJ, XJR - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Jeep - Cherokee, Commander, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer

    Kia - Sorento, Borrego - both vehicle model year 2017 or newer. Telluride - vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Land Rover - Discovery, LR3, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Vogue - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Lexus - ES, GS, GX, LS, LX, NX, RX, - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Lincoln - Aviator, Continental, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Nautilus, Navigator, Town Car - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Mazda - CX-9, CX-5, MAZDA5 - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer

    Mercedes-Benz - E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, GLS-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, M-Class, S-Class, Metris - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Mitsubishi - Montero, Outlander, Outlander Sport - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer

    Nissan - Armada, Murano, Pathfinder - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer. Rogue, Quest - both vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Porche - Cayenne - vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Subaru - Ascent, Legacy, Outback - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer. Forrester - vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Tesla - Model S, Model X, Model 3 - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Toyota - 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia - all vehicle model year 2017 or newer. RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna - all vehicle model year 2018 or newer

    Volkswagen - Atlas, Passat, Tiguan, Touareg - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

    Volvo - S90, XC40, XC60, XC90 - all vehicle model year 2015 or newer

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Los Angeles, California, all drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place them on your front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield facing outward. When taking trips at LAX, the airport requires you to display its placard beneath your front trade dress.

You can remove the decals when you decide to go offline and save them for the next time. Pro tip: keep the paper they come with to place them on when not in use.

Once you begin driving with Uber, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you begin driving with Uber, you can request a new one be mailed to you. You can also pick one up at your local Greenlight Hub.

Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here.

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