Uber-Ready Vehicles in Calgary, AB

A photo of two Uber-ready 2018 Toyota RAV4 models parked near people exercising.

The internet has changed the way we live our lives in ways many of our parents struggle with every day and our grandparents could have never conceived of. A lot of people pick up a part-time job to help make ends meet or to have a little bit of extra cash in their pocket at the end of the month. One of the most convenient and popular ways to earn money on the side is to become an Uber driver. Barlow Motors has a specially curated selection of Uber-ready vehicles in Calgary, AB for potential buyers to consider.

These vehicles are priced to make each one affordable for current or future Uber drivers and the inventory is made up of vehicles that will pass the Uber-mandated inspection as well as the ride-sharing company’s other requirements. Customers can learn more from a Barlow Motors product expert today when they make an appointment.

Canadian requirements for cars used by Uber drivers

There are three classes of Uber services that are offered in Calgary: UberX, UberXL and Select. Each category has a different set of vehicle requirements. Barlow Motors closely inspects each vehicle it sells, so when a driver needs to pass the Enhanced Livery Vehicle Inspection Standards (ELVIS) checkup, they won’t have to worry. Take a look below to learn more about the different Uber categories to better focus a trip to Barlow Motors.


Vehicles must be no more than 10 years old to drive for UberX in Calgary. As the most popular Uber category, UberX drivers have the most flexibility when it comes to the vehicles they can use to transport their customers.


More passengers mean higher fares for UberXL drivers. To qualify as an UberXL driver, the vehicle must have a high seating capacity and also be no more than 10 years old. According to Uber, most SUVs will qualify for UberXL services.


As the top tier of Uber services, there aren’t many vehicles that will qualify for Uber Select. Drivers looking to be named a Select driver need to have a vehicle that is eight years old or newer, which also qualifies as a mid-tier luxury sedan or SUV. Barlow Motors offers a wide range of vehicles that may allow a customer to meet these requirements.

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