The Many Services of Uber


Uber is known for providing low cost, quick rides to many city-goers through their Uber X platform but did you know that Uber also has a plethora of other car services available? It can get confusing as it seems like Uber is introducing a new line of service almost daily, so we decided to break down each service from Uber POP to Uber Exec so you can better understand what you get with each type of Uber service. Take a look below!


Uber X – This is Uber’s budget option and their most popular option. When you select an Uber X car, an everyday car with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up. Some examples of Uber X cars are Toyota Prius, Honda CRV, Ford Escape, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Ford Escort.


Uber POP – This is Uber’s budget option in Europe, it is nearly identical to their Uber X option within the United States. When you select an Uber POP car, an everyday car with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up. Some examples of Uber POP cars are Toyota Prius, Honda CRV, Ford Escape, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Escort, Nissan Altima, Honda Civic, and Mazda 3.


Uber XL – This is the Uber X for SUV’s. While a typical Uber X car can only seat up to 4 people, an Uber XL will have seating for up to 6 people. Note that this is not the SUV “luxury version” and cars are not required to be black or high-end. Some examples of Uber XL cars are Dodge Caravan, Kia Sorrento, and Toyota Highlander


Uber Black – This is Uber’s original luxury option.  When you select an Uber Black car, a high-end sedan with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up. While you will ride in style, the price for an Uber Black car is significantly higher than an Uber X. Unlike cheaper Uber services, Uber Black drivers must also have city-specific airport permits (when required) and commercial registration and insurance. Some examples of Uber Black cars are Executive Lincoln Towncar, Mercedes S-Class, Infiniti Q70, BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, Cadillac XTS,  and Lexus LS460.


Uber SUV – This is the luxury SUV option. This is one of Uber’s more expensive (and in most cities, the most expensive) option. When you select Uber SUV, a high end SUV with seating for 6 people will arrive to pick you up. Unlike cheaper Uber services, Uber SUV drivers must also have city specific airport permits (when required), commercial registration, & insurance. Some examples of Uber SUV cars are Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon XL, Infiniti QX80, Mercedes GL-Class, and Lexus LX


Uber Taxi – This is your typical yellow cab taxi. Uber has an agreement with some taxi cab companies allowing you to book a typical taxi but pay through the Uber app.


Uber LUX – This service is only available in a few cities worldwide. It is Uber’s ultimate luxury car service and they only accept the top models from a few luxury brands. Some examples of Uber LUX cars are Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model S, and Range Rover.


Uber EXEC – This is Uber’s corporate service for those who want a chic yet understated alternative to Uber LUX. Uber EXEC is typically a mid-tier car with seating for up to 4 people. This service is only currently only available in the UK and Singapore. Some examples of Uber EXEC cars are Mercedes E Class, BMW 5 Series,  and Audi A6.


People’s Uber – This is Uber’s “not for profit” option in Beijing. Basically this option allows drivers the ability to offer rides without charging any more for the ride than what they would need for gas and tolls.  This service is still in a trail phase!


Uber Go – This is Uber’s cheapest option in India. This option claims to be even cheaper than Delhi’s infamous autorickshaws! This service will offer consumers rides in hatchbacks like the Toyota Etios Liva and Maruti Ritz.


Uber Select –  (Formerly known as UberPlus in some markets) This option is very similar to Uber Black except Uber likes to make the distinction that with this option the car doesn’t have to be black! Uber Select is a more luxurious option but still not quite as luxurious as Uber Black. Uber Select’s can fit up the 4 passengers and when you request an Uber Select you can expect to be pick up in a newer BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Audi, Infiniti and other similar high-end cars.

What The Uber?! Jay Leno (and his chin!) Drive for Uber!

How cool would it be to have an Uber car pull up to your house, and when you step inside you find yourself face to face with a Celebrity Uber Driver. If you live in Los Angeles, this could happen to you!

Jay Leno and Uber have teamed up to allow Leno drive for their Uber Black service around Los Angeles on October 7th in order to promote his new series Jay Leno’s Garage. Apparently for the lucky few who happen to request Jay Leno’s Uber, they won’t be able to recognize him at first as he will be dressed from head to toe in a disguise. He does promise though to reveal his true identity before the end of your ride.

Whether you are a Leno fan or not, “The King of Storytelling” is bound to come up with some great small talk, so if you are one of the lucky few riders you will be sure to have an interesting conversation. And the best part is while you cruise through LA with Leno as your driver, your ride will be 100% free!

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