Uber Denver Car Requirements: Qualifying for Uber Black and Uber Select

Updated 2019 – Lots of drivers are looking to rideshare services to either provide or supplement an income. Uber drivers in Denver need to have vehicles that meet a couple of basic car requirements. Depending on which service type you want to sign up for, there may be some extra requirements specific to that service type. 

We will explain the different service types and the Denver Uber car requirements for each service type. In order to qualify for the premium and higher paying services like Uber SELECT or Uber BLACK, your vehicle must be on the list provided by Uber which you can find here

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General Uber Car Requirements Denver

The Uber Denver car requirements are:

  • your vehicle must be 15 years old or newer
  • have 4 working doors
  • be in good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • have no commercial branding on it
  • Vehicle with Colorado registry
  • valid vehicle insurance

Vehicle Registration Requirements in Denver

Uber will accept either temporary or official registration documents. The vehicle must have a Colorado registry, but does not have to be in the drivers name.

Insurance Requirements in Denver

Liability insurance provided by Uber covers drivers while they are online. Drivers still need to maintain their own insurance policies. You can learn more about the insurance coverage with Uber in the US by visiting this link on their website. 

Denver Decals: Drivers are required to place Uber decals on their front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield facing outward

Uber passenger getting into a vehicle with an Uber driver

UberX Denver Car Requirements

Denver example of an Uber X

UberX is the lowest cost vehicle service option. This is the most popular type of ride for drivers and passengers.

The UberX Denver Car requirements are:

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

UberXL Denver Car Requirements

Uber XL example for Denver Colorado

UberXL offers the lowest cost ride for more than 4 more passengers. You will get paid more if you have a minivan, cross-over or SUV that can fit up to 6 passengers.

The UberXL Denver Car requirements are:

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

Uber SELECT Denver Car Requirements

Uber Select Vehicle Example

Uber SELECT is a luxury car service which commands higher fares than UberX. Your car does not have to be black but must be one of the accepted models. You must also be a top rated driver with experience already on the platform.

The Uber SELECT Denver car requirements are:

  • 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

In order to become an Uber SELECT driver in Denver you must also complete the required number of trips and keep a high rating, which riders input in the app after the trip, based on a scale between 1-5. The trip and ratings requirements to become an Uber Select Denver driver are:

  • 4.9 rating after 25 trips
  • 4.8 rating after 50 trips
  • 4.7 rating after 100 trips

This means that you will not start off as an Uber SELECT driver in Denver but will have to begin driving UberX or UberXL trips. 

Your vehicle must be a make and model on the accepted car list. For a complete list of Uber SELECT cars that are eligible in Denver, you can refer to our Denver Car List for Uber SELECT, Uber BLACK and Uber BLACK SUV drivers.

Uber BLACK Denver Car Requirements

Uber Black Denver Example Vehicle

Uber BLACK is the highest level of car service Uber offers in Denver. It also commands the highest fares for drivers who own black sedans and meet the requirements to drive.

The Uber BLACK Denver Car requirements are:

  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver

You must maintain a 4.85 rating or higher while driving other wise you will be deactivated from the platform. 

Your vehicle must be a make and model on the accepted car list. For a complete list of Uber BLACK cars that are eligible in Denver, you can refer to our Denver Car List for Uber SELECT, Uber BLACK and Uber BLACK SUV drivers.

Uber BLACK SUV Denver Car Requirements

Uber Black SUV example in Denver

Uber BLACK SUV is the most expensive service Uber offers. You get paid more than Uber BLACK because you can fit more passengers. Similar to Uber BLACK, you must meet strict rating requirements.

The Uber BLACK SUV Denver Car requirements are:

  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver

You must maintain a 4.85 rating or higher while driving or you will be deactivated from the platform.

Your vehicle must be a make and model on the accepted car list. For a complete list of Uber BLACK SUV vehicle that are eligible in Denver, you can refer to our Denver Car List for Uber SELECT, Uber BLACK and Uber BLACK SUV drivers.


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