Car Lists: InstaRyde Platinum and Platinum XL Vehicles in Toronto

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Platinum is InstaRyde’s answer to UberSELECT and Lyft Premier. The service offers higher end luxury vehicles to riders looking to arrive in style. 

Drivers will benefit from the higher rates paid to Platinum drivers, but only if your vehicle qualifies!

To qualify for InstaRyde Platinum you must: 

  • Meet the driver requirements
  • Meet the vehicle requirements

InstaRyde Platinum Driver and Vehicle Basic Requirements

There are some general requirements that vehicles and their drivers need to meet driving for InstaRyde.

Driver Requirements

  • 25+ years old
  • Three years of Canadian driving history
  • Minimum of 1 year with a full Ontario G license
  • Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, SIN card, or Work permit
  • Your name must be on the vehicle registration as a primary or secondary driver.
  • Vehicle insurance: Insurance must be in your name and name must be legible.
  • Clean driving record
  • Criminal background check
  • Iphone or Android device – you must have a navigation app on your phone like Waze or Google Maps as there is no in app navigation with InstaRyde
  • You must have also completed at least 25 rides with another ridesharing company – A representative from InstaRyde has stated the reason for this requirement is that they want to recruit experienced drivers right out of the gate to offer a superior experience for passengers. They may waive this requirement in the future.

Vehicle Requirements:

  • Vehicle model year must be 7 years old or newer
  • High end vehicle like BMW or Audi
  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening doors
  • 4-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • Generally feature leather interior
  • Ontario license plate
  • Snow or all-weather tires from Dec. 1 to April 30
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Platinum Vehicle List

*Your vehicle may still qualify for InstaRyde Platinum, be sure to contact InstaRyde to see if your car is eligible.


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 – All models

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

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, Touareg

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

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