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Vehicle requirements in South Africa

Which car is right for you? Make sure your vehicle meets the requirements in South Africa by following the below requirements:

  • Hatchbacks only will be accepted on UberGo.

  • 4-door hatchbacks - 3 years old and newer (i.e. in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).

  • 4-door sedans - 3 years old and newer (i.e. in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).

  • 4-door SUVs - 3 years old and newer (i.e. in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).

  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted to all vehicles

Uber reserves the right to update the eligibility criteria of vehicles as they relate to different products at any time, in its sole discretion and without prior notice.

Your vehicle must-haves

  • Model year must be 3 years or newer (i.e. in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021) - Across all products - UberGO, UberX, UberComfort, UberBlack, UberVan, UberXL
  • 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan, SUV or minivan
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted
  • Good condition
  • No cosmetic damage (What Is Cosmetic Damage? Cosmetic damage refers to damage that has had no impact on the structure or function of your vehicle. This damage could be paint scratches, scraped bumpers, or dings on the body. Cosmetic damage can be a result from rocks flying up, weather conditions, lightly bumping into something)

Documentation Needed

  • Operators Card (Double disc)
  • Commercial vehicle insurance

The document must have the following six points visible in order for it to be approved;

  1. Comprehensive Cover
  2. Business Use
  3. Name of Insurer
  4. Inception / Start Date
  5. Policy Number
  6. Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle inspection report which can be obtained from DEKRA

Please Note: Only Uber Inspection Reports from Dekra will be considered. A Roadworthy Certificate is not required.

Uber Comfort

To ensure that Uber Comfort gives riders the right quality and experience of a premium product (primarily extra length and comfort), we have selected the below vehicle types to be eligible for consideration as Uber Comfort vehicles. Please refer to the vehicle list below for the eligible vehicles.

Additional requirements

  • High quality sedan or SUV
  • Model year must be 3 years or newer (i.e in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Highly rated drivers with a minimum rating of 4.92

Eligible vehicles list

Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber Comfort in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban below;

  • Suzuki Ciaz
  • Toyota Corolla (Excluding the Toyota Corolla Quest)
  • Volkswagen Polo Sedan
  • Nissan Almera
  • Kia Pegas
  • Honda Ballade
  • Fiat Tipo
  • BMW X1
  • Audi Q3
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Suzuki Vitara
  • Toyota Corolla Cross
  • Toyota RAV4 - Toyota Fortuner
  • Volkswagen T-Roc
  • Volkswagen Tiguan (Allspace)
  • Volkswagen Caddy
  • Ford Everest
  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Nissan X-Trail
  • Kia Sonet
  • Kia Seltos
  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Sorento
  • Honda BR-V
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda HR-V
  • Hyundai Grand Creta
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Chery Tiggo 7
  • Chery Tiggo 8
  • Haval Jolion -Haval H6
  • Renault Koleos
  • Renault Duster
  • Renault Captur
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
  • Mitsubishi ASX
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Mazda Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda Mazda CX-5
  • Volvo XC40
  • Citroen C5
  • Range Rover Evoque

Vehicle options in South Africa

UberX

Most recent sedans are eligible to drive with UberX in South Africa.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door sedan in good condition
  • Sedans which are 3 years old or newer (i.e in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No hatchbacks
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted

Click the link below to view popular UberX vehicles.

Eligible Vehicles List

Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with UberX in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban below;

  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Toyota Corolla Quest
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser
  • Toyota CH-R
  • Suzuki Dzire
  • Nissan Almera
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Cerato
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai Grand i10
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Honda Amaze

    UberXL

    Seat extra passengers and charge higher fares with a higher-capacity multi people vehicles in Cape Town and Durban.

    Additional requirements

    • 4-door Minivan must be 3 year old or newer. (i.e in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).
    • 4-door Minivan with independently opening doors
    • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
    • Working windows and air conditioning
    • No full-sized vans or trucks
    • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
    • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
    • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted

    See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

    Eligible Vehicles List

    Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with UberXL in Cape Town and Durban below;

    • Toyota Rumion
    • Suzuki Ertiga
    • Suzuki XL6
    • Renault Triber
    • Mitsubishi Xpander

    Uber Black

    Charge higher fares with a mid-tier luxury sedan in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

    Additional requirements

    • Model year must be 3 years old or newer (i.e in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).
    • Leather or vinyl interior with no cosmetic damage (interior and exterior)
    • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
    • Working windows and air conditioning
    • No full-sized vans or trucks
    • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
    • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
    • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted

    The only vehicle makes allowed on the Uber Black product are;

    • BMW
    • Audi
    • Mercedes Benz
    • Lexus
    • Volvo
    • Jaguar
    • Land Rover

    Eligible Vehicle List

    Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber Black in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban below;

    • BMW 3-series
    • BMW 4-series
    • BMW 5 series
    • BMW 7-series
    • Mercedes Benz C-Class
    • Mercedes Benz E-CLass
    • Mercedes Benz S-Class
    • Audi A4
    • Audi A5
    • Audi A6
    • Audi A7
    • Audi A8
    • Lexus IS
    • Lexus ES
    • BMW X3
    • BMW X4
    • BMW X5
    • Mercedes Benz GLC
    • Mercedes Benz GLE
    • Audi Q5
    • Audi Q7
    • Audi Q8
    • Lexus RX
    • Lexus LX
    • Volvo XC90
    • Volvo XC60
    • Jaguar F-Pace
    • Land Rover Range Rover
    • Land Rover Velar
    • Land Rover Defender 110
    • Land Rover Discovery

    Uber Van

    Drive with Uber Van in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

    Additional requirements

    • 4-door premium minivan must be 3 years old or newer (i.e in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).
    • 4-door premium minivan with independently opening doors
    • Seat at least 7 passengers in addition to the driver
    • Working windows and air conditioning
    • No full-sized vans or trucks
    • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
    • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
    • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted and in working order

    Eligible Vehicles List

    Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber Van in Johannesburg below;

    • Mercedes Benz V-Class
    • Mercedes Benz Vito
    • Hyundai Staria
    • Hyundai H1
    • Kia Carnival
    • Volkswagen Kombi
    • Volkswagen Caravelle
    • Opel Zafira Life

    UberGo

    Uber Go is designed to help driver-partners by boosting rider demand. Hatchback vehicles will be accepted. We believe that these types of vehicles make it more affordable than ever to access and operate on the Uber app.

    Additional requirements

    • Accepted vehicles:
    • 5-door hatchbacks - 3 years old or newer. (i.e in 2024, the oldest eligible vehicles are from 2021).
    • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
    • Working windows and air conditioning
    • No full-sized vans or trucks
    • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
    • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

    NO Renault Kwid, Datsun Go, Chery QQ, GWM models will be allowed

    Eligible Vehicles List

    Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with UberGo in your Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban below;

    • Toyota Vitz
    • Toyota Starlet
    • Toyota Corolla Hatch
    • Toyota Agya
    • Hyundai Grand i10
    • Hyundai i20
    • Hyundai Kona
    • Kia Picanto
    • Kia Rio
    • Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
    • Suzuki Celerio
    • Suzuki Baleno
    • Suzuki Ignis
    • Suzuki Vitara Brezza
    • Suzuki S-Presso
    • Suzuki Swift
    • Nissan Magnite
    • Honda Fit
    • Honda WR-V
    • Ford Puma
    • Ford Focus
    • Ford Figo
    • Fiat 500X
    • Fiat Tipo Hatch
    • Mazda Mazda 3
    • Citroen C3
    • Chery Tiggo 4
    • Mahindra KUV100

    Vehicle on-boarding guidelines

    • When Uber first launched in South Africa, our mission included creating a fair, open and inclusive process for individuals to become driver-partners and access new economic opportunities. Four years later, this commitment has not changed. However, there are some individuals who have been using their Uber Profiles in a way that harms the fair and open process and restricts others from accessing the economic opportunity that comes with being a driver-partner.

      In the spirit of fair and open access to the system, we have set out the following guidelines to limit the abuse of Uber Profiles and “slots” / “software licenses”.

      You may not sell, rent or transfer your Uber profile or “slot” / “software license”, as this is against Uber Partnership Terms and Conditions.

    • Your profile or software license will be permanently deactivated if your account is flagged for software license violation. If you believe that your account was incorrectly flagged, please visit http://t.uber.com/softwarelicense and report the matter within 14 days.

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