Vehicle requirements

Vehicle requirements

Greater Toronto Area

There are many ways to drive with Uber. Each service has its own requirements that your vehicle must meet. Does your vehicle qualify? Find out here.

Vehicle requirements

To drive with Uber in the Greater Toronto Area, your vehicle must meet these minimum requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Snow tires or all-weather tires installed from December 1 until April 30 the following year (Only required for PTC licensed drivers in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic

There are many ways to drive with Uber. See all of the options below and find out which ones your vehicle qualifies for.


Vehicle model year

City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton: Your vehicle's model year must be 7 years (2012 model year) or newer to drive with UberX, UberPool, UberXL, and Select in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA): If your vehicle's model year is 8 to 10 years (2009 -2011 model year) or newer, you can still drive in the GTA. Note that you will not be able to pick up riders in City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.

Uber Eats: If your vehicle's model year is 20 years (1999 model year) or newer, it qualifies to deliver food with Uber Eats. Check out the details below.


Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

If your vehicle is 7 years (2012 model year) or newer, it must be registered in Ontario to enable pickups in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton. For out-of-province registrations, you will be able to do pickups in the GTA but not in the City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Town of Oakville, and Brampton.


Insurance

Ontario has approved an insurance policy from Intact Insurance designed specifically for ridesharing. Drivers are still required to maintain a personal insurance policy.

Vehicle options in Toronto

UberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with UberX. It's one of the most popular options for riders.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles

View our list of popular models for UberX but others may qualify as well.

UberPool

Earn multiple fares at the same time by driving passengers who are traveling in the same direction. The same vehicle requirements as UberX apply.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles

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

UberXL

Seat more 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
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or commercially marked vehicles

Most SUVs qualify to drive with UberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

 

UberXL

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

Make Model
Acura MDX
Audi Q7
Buick Enclave
Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse
Chrysler Aspen, Pacifica, Town and Country
Dodge Caravan, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey
Ford Expedition, Explorer, Flex
GMC Acadia, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
Honda Odyssey, Pilot
Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz
Infiniti JX, QX56, QX60, QX80
Jeep Commander
Kia Borrego, Sedona, Sorento
Lincoln MKT, Navigator
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes–Benz E-Class Wagon, GL-Class, Metris
Mercury Mountaineer
Mitsubushi Outlander
Nissan Armada, NV Passenger, Pathfinder, Quest
Saturn Outlook, Relay
Subaru Tribeca
Suzuki XL7
Tesla Model X
Toyota Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna
Volkswagen Atlas, Routan
Volvo XC90

Select

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models.

Additional requirements:

  • Model year must be 7 years (2011 model year) or newer
  • 4-door luxury sedan
  • 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 commercially marked vehicles

Note that you must have completed more than 100 trips with Uber and have over a 4.7 rating to qualify for Select.

Uber Select:

Eligibile Vehicle models

Acura - CSX, ILX, MDX, RDX, RL, TL, TLX, TSX, ZDX, RLX

Audi - All models

Bentley - All models

BMW - 3-series, 5-series, 7-series, M3, M5, X1, X3, X4, X5, X6

Cadillac: - All models

Chevrolet - Suburban, Tahoe

Chrysler - 300

Ford - Expedition, Explorer

GMC - Yukon, Yukon XL

Honda - Pilot

Hummer - All Models

Hyundai - Equus, Genesis

Infiniti - EX, FX, G Sedan, I, JX, M, Q45, Q50, Q60, Q70, QX4, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70, QX80

Jaguar - All models

Kia - K900

Land Rover - All models

Lexus - ES, GS, GX, LS, LX, NX, RX

Lincoln - Aviator, Blackwood, Continental ,LS, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX ,MKZ, Mark, Navigator ,Town Car, Zephyr

Maserati - All models

Maybach - All models

Mazda - CX-9

Mercedes-Benz - All models (excluding the Metris)

Mitsubishi - ASX, Airtrek, Endeavor, Galant, Grunder, Lancer, Montero, Nativa, Outlander, Pajero, RVR

Nissan - Maxima, Pathfinder, Qashqai, Rogue

Porsche - All models

Saab - 9-4X, 9-7X, Sport, Vector

Tesla - All models

Toyota - 4Runner, Avalon, Highlander, Sequoia

Volkswagen - CC, Toureg

Volvo: - 850, C30, C70, S40, S60, S70, S80, V40, V50, V60, V70, XC60, XC70, XC90

Black

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. Vehicles must be black with black interior. (White gloves optional).

Make Model
Audi A6, A8, A8L
BMW 5-series, 7-series
Cadillac CT6, XTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV
Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban
Ford Expedition (Platinum series, Year 2018 and above only)
Genesis G90
GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
Infiniti QX56, QX80
Lexus GS, GX, LS, LX
Lincoln Continental, MKT, Navigator
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes Benz E-Class, GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, S-Class
Tesla Model S, Model X
Volvo XC90, S90

*All vehicles must have black leather interior and black exterior.

Black SUV

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

Make Model
Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV
Chevrolet Suburban
Ford Expedition (Platinum series, Year 2018 and above only)
GMC Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
Infiniti QX56, QX80
Lexus LX (3-row model only)
Lincoln Navigator

*All vehicles must have black leather interior and black exterior.

Uber Eats

By driving with Uber Eats, you'll deliver food from the city's top restaurants directly to the doors of Torontonians.

Additional requirements:

  • Model year must be 20 years (1998 model year) or newer
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • No salvaged vehicles are allowed
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle inspection not required

No car? No problem. You can also deliver Uber Eats by bike.

WAV (Wheelchair accessible vehicle)

WAV allows riders with relevant disabilities to request wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Additional requirements:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Equipped with a ramp or lift
  • Proof of commercial insurance

Please visit your nearest Uber Greenlight Hub to get started.

Assist

Assist is an option designed for riders who may need an extra hand getting around the city.

Additional requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No full-sized vans or trucks

To drive with the Assist option, you'll need to complete a certification requirement from a 3rd party.

LEARN MORE ABOUT UBERASSIST >

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