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Vehicle requirements

New York City
All vehicles operating on the Uber platform in NYC must meet certain requirements, including commercial vehicle insurance and license plates.

Minimum requirements

Vehicle requirements

  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Model year 2006 or newer unless otherwise stated (Note: Some vehicle models have a higher minimum year requirement). For UberBlack and UberBlack SUV, vehicles must be 6-years-old or newer.
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Your vehicle must have a vehicle emissions inspection at a NYS DMV inspection facility

TLC insurance and plating

• Your vehicle must have commercial insurance, TLC plates, and be affiliated with a base

• You must be listed as an insured driver on the vehicle's insurance policy

Vehicle options in New York City

UberX

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

  • Seats 4 passengers comfortably
  • Any color
  • Popular models:
    • Toyota Camry
    • Toyota Prius
    • Honda Accord
    • Nissan Altima
    • Lincoln Towncar

UberXL

Many SUVs and minivans qualify with UberXL, our option for riders looking for space for more people (or things, such as luggage).

  • Seats 6 passengers
  • Any color
  • Popular models
    • Toyota Highlander
    • Nissan Pathfinder
    • Dodge Caravan
    • Toyota Sienna

Uber Black

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • Commercial insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 6-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

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
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 6-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black Leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

Uber 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

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