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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 2013 or newer for now, but starting January 1, 2020, we’ll enforce a 5-year rolling minimum vehicle year (2015 or newer by 2020).
  • 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

    > See all eligible models

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

    > See all eligible models

Uber Black

Luxury sedans with black interior and exterior qualify to drive with Uber Black, our option for riders looking for a more premium experience.

  • Seats 4 passengers
  • Black interior and exterior
  • Must be a 5-year-old vehicle model or newer
  • Popular models:

    • BMW 7 Series
    • Mercedes S-Class
    • Cadillac XTS
    • Lexus LS460

    > See all eligible models

Black SUV

Luxury SUVs with black interior and exterior qualify with Uber Black SUV, our option for riders looking for a premium experience, and extra space.

  • Seats 6 passengers
  • Black interior and exterior
  • Must be a 5-year-old vehicle model or newer
  • Sample vehicles:

    • GMC Yukon Denali
    • Cadillac Escalade
    • Lincoln Navigator
    • Ford Expedition

    > See all eligible models

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

    > See all eligible models

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