Updated 2019 – The Lyft car list is your go-to when it comes to determining what service types your car will qualify for. One of the great benefits of being a rideshare driver is that there are many different service types you can provide.

For instance, If you drive an SUV you will be able to drive as a Lyft XL driver, and if you drive a fancy Mercedes you can drive with Lyft Lux!

More service types means an increase in the amount of rides you are able to provide to Lyft’s customers, which means more income for you.

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Lyft Driver and Vehicle Basic Requirements

There are a few basic requirements that any driver must meet before they can start driving for Lyft. In general, as long as you are legally allowed to drive and work in your state or province you should qualify.

Some things that may hold you back would be a bad driving record or an ineligible vehicle.

Your city may have some specific requirements for drivers as well.

Here are the basic requirements for both drivers and vehicles.

Driver Requirements:

  • You Must Be 21+ years old
  • Hold a Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Insurance must be in your name
  • Proof of Work Eligibility
  • Complete a background check
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Vehicle Requirements:

  • 7 years old or newer
  • 4 independently operating doors
  • 5-8 seats driver included
  • Not a taxi or stretch limousine
  • Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, or rebuilt

Lyft & Lyft XL Car List

To drive for Lyft and Lyft XL you must drive a vehicle that is 7 years old or newer.

For the regular Lyft service, you must have a 4 door vehicle that fits 4 passengers. If you want to drive for Lyft XL, you must have a vehicle like a van or SUV that fits up to 6 passengers.

While there’s no publicly available list of cars that are eligible for these service types, drivers have reported it is similar to the UberX and UberXL car list and have had no issue driving for Lyft when they have already qualified for Uber.

Lyft Lux: Car List and Requirements

Lyft’s Lux service offers drivers to make higher rates on the fares by offering rides with a luxury vehicle.

In order to qualify for Lyft Lux, you must maintain a 4.85 rating and have an approved vehicle capable of transporting 4 passengers.

Generally, your car must be 6 years old or newer. The best way to test if your car is eligible is to try signing up, Lyft will let you know right away if your vehicle does not qualify.

The approved vehicles for Lyft Lux are:

  • Acura: MDX, MDX Hybrid, RLX, RLX Hybrid
  • Audi: A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, S5 Sportback, S6, S7, S8, SQ5
  • Bentley: Bentayga, Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW: 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X3, X4, X5, X5 M, X5 Hybrid, X6, X6 M, X7
  • Buick: Enclave, LaCrosse
  • Cadillac: CT6, CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, SRX, STS, XTS, XT4, XT5
  • Chevrolet: Suburban, Tahoe
  • Ford: Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAX
  • Genesis: G90
  • GMC: Acadia, Yukon, Yukon XL.
  • Infiniti: JX35, Q70, QZOL, QX60, QX60 Hybrid, QX80
  • Jaguar: F-PACE, XF, XJ
  • Kia: K900
  • Land Rover: Discovery, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus: ES, ES Hybrid, GS, GX, LS, LS Hybrid, LX, RX, RX Hybrid
  • Lincoln: Continental, MKC, MKT, MKS, MKX, MKZ, Nautilus, Navigator, Navigator L
  • Maserati: Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz: CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLC-Class, GLC-Class Hybrid, GLE-Class, GLE-Class Hybrid, GLSClass, M-Class, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class, S-Class Hybrid
  • Nissan: Armada
  • Porsche: Cayenne, Cayenne Hybrid, Macan, Panamera
  • Rolls-Royce: Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla: Model 3, Model S, Model X
  • Toyota: Sequoia, Land Cruiser
  • Volkswagen: Touareg
  • Volvo: S80, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, XC90, XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

Lyft Black and Lyft Black XL Car List and Requirements

Lyft Black & Lyft Black SUV services allow drivers with black luxury cars to earn even higher rates on the fares than with standard Lyft rides.

Like Lyft Lux, you need to maintain a 4.85 rating. Your vehicle must be in excellent condition, have a black exterior and leather or leather-like seats.

Lyft Black is for 4 passengers and Lyft Black SUV is for at least 6 passengers. You can however, still receive Lyft Black trip requests while driving a qualified Black SUV.

Your vehicle must be a 4 years old or newer, as mentioned above, the best way to see if you qualify is to try to sign up with your vehicle.

The approved vehicle car list for Lyft Lux Black

  • Acura: RLX, RLX Hybrid
  • Audi: A6, A7, A8, Q7, Q8, S5 Sportback, S6, S7, S8, SQ5
  • Bentley: Bentayga, Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW: 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X4, X5, X5 M, X5 Hybrid, X6, X6 M, X7
  • Cadillac: CT6, CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, XTS
  • Chevrolet: Suburban, Tahoe
  • Ford: Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAX
  • Genesis: G90
  • GMC: Yukon, Yukon XL
  • Infiniti: QX80
  • Jaguar: XF, XJ
  • Land Rover: Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus: ES, ES Hybrid, GS, GX, LS, LS Hybrid, LX, RX, RX Hybrid
  • Lincoln: Continental, MKC, MKT, MKS, MKX, MKZ, Nautilus, Navigator, Navigator L
  • Maserati: Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz: CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLE-Class Hybrid, GLS-Class, M-Class, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class, S-Class Hybrid
  • Porsche: Cayenne, Cayenne Hybrid, Macan, Panamera
  • Rolls-Royce: Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla: Model S, Model X
  • Toyota: Land Cruiser
  • Volvo: S90, V90

The approved vehicle list for Lyft Black XL

  • Audi: QZ
  • BMW: XZ
  • Cadillac: Escalade, Escalade ESV
  • Chevrolet: Suburban
  • Ford: Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAX
  • GMC: Yukon, Yukon XL
  • Lincoln: Navigator, Navigator L
  • Mercedes-Benz: GL-Class, GLS-Class
  • Tesla: Model X

The approved car lists for Lyft Lux, Lyft Black & Lyft Black XL was last updated in September 2019.

Remember! These are general lists provided by Lyft, even if you car is not on this list it may still qualify for the service. The best way to check if your car qualifies for Lyft is to start the sign up process. If your vehicle is not accepted during sign up get in touch with the Lyft Driver services team to see if you qualify.

Opting in to Lyft Lux and Lyft Black Ride Requests

In order to start taking rides from either Lyft Lux or Lyft Black you will need to opt-in to the service type.

You can do this through the Lyft driver app under the Vehicles tab.

Find the section for Ride Preferences and choose from one of the following options.

  • Accept all eligible ride types: all ride types your vehicle qualifies for
  • Accept Lyft Lux rides only: Lyft XL, Lyft Lux, Lux Black, and Lux Black XL rides
  • Accept Lux Black only: Lux Black and Lux Black XL rides

If you choose to use only the top tier services like Lux, you might see a decrease in the amount of ride requests you get. This is because you are making yourself available to a smaller pool of riders.

Smaller number of riders means a smaller number of ride requests.

How to opt in to Lyft Lux Lyft Black Car List

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Lyft Car List: Accepted Vehicles for Lyft Lux, Black and Black XL Drivers
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Lyft Car List: Accepted Vehicles for Lyft Lux, Black and Black XL Drivers
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Updated for 2019, the current Lyft Car List for Lyft Lux, Lyft Black and Lyft Black SUV rideshare drivers. Does your car model qualify to drive?
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