Now that you’ve decided to become an Uber driver for Atlanta, you will now need to make sure that your vehicle meets Uber’s car requirements. There are plenty of Uber cars to choose from in different category platforms. Your selective category will determine what kind of Uber driver you will become. Regardless, you are one step closer to using your personal vehicle to make money as a simple driver. All you have to do is meet a few standard Uber car requirements.

What kind of vehicles will Uber allow you to use?

below is a break down of vehicles used by successful drivers in popular cities. Before jumping into whether or not your vehicle is approved, let me list the names of the service options. Vehicles will fall into one or more of these categories when in operation.

  • UberX
  • Uber XL
  • Uber Select (Plus)
  • Uber Black
  • Uber SUV
  • Uber Taxi
  • Uber LUX

Uber Car Requirements 2017 (Atlanta)

No matter what kind of car you want to drive you will have to meet requirements to operate in a category. So what is the basic most basic option for Atlanta drivers?

UberX.

This is a base model 4 door vehicle of a set age by the Uber corporate office. The requirements to drive UberX are basic.

  • Model year 2002 or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding, no Taxi vehicles

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The Uber car requirements needed for each vehicle service platform are below.

Atlanta Vehicle options

uberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders. If you meet these requirements you’re also eligible to drive with uberPOOL.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door sedan in good condition
  • 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

Cars model year 2002 or newer qualify to drive with uberX. View our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

uberXL

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door SUV or 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

Most SUVs model year 2002 or newer qualify to drive with uberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

uberSELECT

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2010 or newer
  • At least 25 trips completed
  • Ratings of at least 4.7
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • 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

Chrysler 300 is only eligible for uberSELECT if 2014 or newer

Cars approved and accepted to drive on the Uber Select Platform.

  • Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, ILX, MDX
  • Audi: All A and S models, Q3, Q5, Q7
  • Bentley: Arnage, Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW: 3, 5, 7-series; X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6
  • Buick: Enclave
  • Cadillac: ATS, CTS, DTS, SRX, XTS, Escalade
  • Chevrolet: Suburban, Tahoe
  • GMC: Yukon, Yukon XL
  • Hyundai: Genesis, Equus
  • Infiniti: EX, FX, G, JX, M, Q, QX50, QX60, QX70, QX80
  • Jaguar: XF, XJ, XE, F-PACE
  • Land Rover: LR3, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport
  • Lexus: ES, IS, RX, GS, GX, LS
  • Lincoln: MKT, MKS, MKZ, MKX, MKC, Town Car, Navigator
  • Mercedes-Benz: C-class, E-class, S-class, G-class, GLK, M-class, R-class
  • Porsche: Cayenne, Panamera
  • Rolls-Royce: Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla: Model S, Model X
  • Toyota: Land Cruiser
  • Volkswagen: CC
  • Volvo: S-Edition, XC-Edition

*Uber BLACK and LUX cars are also accepted to run under this option. Vehicle list subject to changes by uber corporate office. (Source)

uberBLACK

The original Uber.¹

We are currently not accepting applications for uberBLACK partners.

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • Model years: 2012 – Present only
  • Exterior color: Black only
  • Interior: Black leather only

Acceptable vehicles for the black platform

  • Audi: A8, Q7
  • Bentley: All models
  • BMW: 7 series, X5
  • Cadillac: DTS, XTS
  • Infiniti: QX56, QX80
  • Jaguar: XJ
  • Maybach: All models
  • Land Rover: LR4, Range Rover
  • Lexus: LS
  • Lincoln: MKS, MKT
  • Mercedes-Benz: G-Class, M-Class, R-Class, S-Class
  • Porsche: Cayenne
  • Tesla: Model S, Model X
  • Rolls Royce: All models

*Uber LUX vehicles are also accepted.

uberSUV

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service. Only black SUVs qualify.²

We are currently not accepting applications for uberSUV partners.

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A model year of 2009 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver

Uber SUV approved vehicles

  • Cadillac: Escalade ESV
  • Chevrolet: Suburban, Tahoe (LT or LTZ)
  • GMC: Yukon
  • Infiniti: QX56, QX80
  • Land Rover: LR4, Range Rover
  • Lexus: LX
  • Lincoln: Navigator, Navigator L
  • Mercedes-Benz: GL-Class

What is Uber Black?

Uber black is the ultimate personal and professional driving service provided by Uber drivers. Uber black cars are limited in cities. The requirements of being an UberBlack driver are more rigorous as well. Only a strict list of cars can drive on this platform. If accepted on the list from Uber you must carry the following documents:

  • Commercial Car Insurance
  • TCP (Transportation Charter Party Number)
  • Airport Permit

Why drive Uber black if you have to go through extra enforced documents? Well, they get paid a lot more than regular Uber platform drivers, especially UberX.

In Atlanta Uber Black fares are calculated at $3.25/mile and $0.40/min plus an $7 base fare. The minimum fare is $15.00.

Here are the Uber Black Car Types.

  • UberBLACK | Traditional black luxury sedan
  • UberSUV | Larger SUV luxury that seats 6 or more passengers.
  • UberLUX | High end version of these vehicles.

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