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Premium ride types for drivers

Note: Preferred and Lux rides will no longer be available after October 18, 2023. Learn more.
Qualifying drivers with high-end vehicles can earn more with our premium ride types:
  1. XL: Rides for up to 6 passengers.
  2. Extra Comfort: Rides in newer vehicles with experienced drivers.
  3. Black: Premium black car service with black exterior, black leather interior, and four seats, with top-rated experienced drivers.
  4. Black SUV: Premium SUV service with black exterior, black leather interior, and space for up to six passengers, with top-rated experienced drivers.
Premium ride types are available in select cities. Visit our Cities page to see what ride types are available in your region.
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How to get premium ride requests
Before you start, your qualifying vehicle must be set as your active vehicle. You can set your active vehicle in the ‘Your Vehicles’ tab under the 'Vehicle and Devices' section in your Lyft Driver app.
To view your ride type preferences:
  1. Tap ‘Go online.’
  2. Tap the filter icon in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap ‘Driving preferences,’ then tap ‘Ride types.’
  4. View which ride types you can receive.
If you choose not to drive standard Lyft rides, it may reduce the number of requests you receive.
You might still see standard ride requests in your app. Skipping these standard ride requests won’t affect your acceptance rate.
You’ll only get requests for ride types that are available in your region. Visit our Cities page to check which types are available.
XL ride qualifications
To qualify for XL rides, your must have a vehicle with at least 7 seat belts.
Extra Comfort ride qualifications
Starting April 30, we are updating our vehicle eligibility and your make and model may no longer be eligible for Extra Comfort rides. You can continue to drive other ride types that you qualify for.
Below is the list of eligible vehicles that will go into effect on April 30 for existing vehicles.
To be eligible to receive Extra Comfort ride requests, drivers need to meet the following criteria:
  1. Drive an eligible vehicle
  2. Completed at least 100 trips.
  3. Maintain a minimum rating of 4.85.
  4. 0 safety flags in past 20 rides.
  5. No more than 1 cleanliness flag in past 20 rides.
Black and Black SUV ride qualifications
Drivers must have at least a 4.85 driver rating to give premium rides.
If you’re a new driver, you’ll have to give standard Lyft rides until you have a 4.85 rating. If your rating falls below 4.85, you'll need to bring it back up with standard requests before you can get Black rides.
To qualify for Black or Black SUV rides, you must:
  1. Drive a black, 2014 or newer qualifying vehicle (some restrictions apply, see list for more info)
  2. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago only: Have livery plates on your vehicle
Qualifying vehicles
Your vehicle needs to be 2014 or newer to qualify for Black.
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Extra Comfort models
Note: Every vehicle listed below must be 2018 or newer.
List of eligible vehicles, as of April 2024:
  1. Acura
    1. RLX, RLX Hybrid, RDX, MDX, MDX Hybrid, Integra
  2. Alfa Romeo
    1. Giulia, Stelvio, Tonale
  3. Audi
    1. SQ8, SQ7, SQ5 Sportback, SQ5, S8L, S8, S7, S6, S5 Sportback, RS Q8, RS 6 Avant, Q8, Q7, Q5 Sportback, Q5 E, Q5, Q4 Sportback E-Tron, Q4 E-Tron, E-Tron Sportback, E-Tron S Sportback, E-Tron S, E-Tron, A8 L, A8, A7, A6 Allroad, A6, A4 Allroad, A4, A5 Sportback, Q3, Q5E, S4, Q8 E-Tron, Q4 E-Tron Sportback
  4. BMW
    1. X7, X6 M, X6, X5 M, X5 Hybrid, X5, X4, X3 M, X3 Hybrid, X3, X1, M6 Gran Coupe, M6, M5, M3, IX, I7, Active Hybrid X6, 740I, 7-Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 5 Series, 3 Series, X2, 3 Series Hybrid
  5. Bentley
    1. Mulsanne, Flying Spur, Bentayga
  6. Buick
    1. Regal, LaCrosse, Envista, Envision, Enclave
  7. Cadillac
    1. Escalade, Escalade ESV, XT5, XTS, XT4, XT6, Escalade ESV Diesel, Lyriq, CTS-V, CTS, CT6, CT5-V, CT5
  8. Chevrolet
    1. Trax, Traverse, TrailBlazer, Tahoe, Suburban Diesel, Suburban, Malibu Hybrid, Equinox, Malibu, Impala, Bolt EUV, Blazer, Blazer EV
  9. Chrysler
    1. 300
  10. Dodge
    1. Charger, Durango
  11. Ford
    1. Taurus, Mustang Mach-E, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi, Flex, Explorer, Explorer Hybrid, Expedition, Expedition MAX, Escape Plug-In Hybrid, Escape Hybrid, Escape, Edge, Bronco Sport
  12. GMC
    1. Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Diesel, Terrain, Acadia
  13. Genesis
    1. G90, GV60, GV80, Electrified G80, G70, GV70
  14. Honda
    1. Accord, Accord Hybrid, Pilot, Passport, Insight, Hr-V, Fit, CR-V Hybrid, CR-V
  15. Hyundai
    1. Tucson Plug-In Hybrid, Tucson Hybrid, Tucson, Santa Fe XL, Sante Fe Plug-In Hybrid, Santa Fe Hybrid, Santa Fe, Palisade, NEXO, Kona, Ioniq 6, Ioniq 5, Ioniq, Ioniq Hybrid, Santa Fe Sport
  16. Infiniti
    1. QX60, QX80, QX50, QX55, Q70, Q50, FX, Q50 Hybrid, Q70, Q70L, QX60 Hybrid, QX70
  17. Jaguar
    1. F-Pace, F-Pace Hybrid, XJ, XF, I-Pace, XE, E-Pace
  18. Jeep
    1. Compass, Wrangler, Wrangler 4XE Hybrid, Wrangler 4XE, Wrangler Hybrid, Wrangler Unlimited, Wagoneer L, Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer L, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee WK, Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Grand Cherokee
  19. Kia
    1. Telluride, Sportage Hybrid, Sportage, Soul, Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, Sorento PHEV, Sorento Hybrid, Sorento, Seltos, Niro PHEV, Niro Hybrid, Niro EV, Niro, EV6, Cadenza, K900, EV9
  20. Land Rover
    1. Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Hybrid, Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport, Defender, Defender 110
  21. Lexus
    1. TX Hybrid, TX, RZ, RZ 450E, RX Hybrid, RX, NX Hybrid, NX, LX, LS Hybrid, LS 500, LS, GS, ES, ES Hybrid
  22. Lincoln
    1. Continental, MKT, MKC, MKX, MKZ, MKZ Hybrid, Navigator, Navigator L, Nautilus, Corsair, Aviator Hybrid, Aviator
  23. Lucid
    1. Air
  24. Mazda
    1. CX-5, CX-9, CX-50, CX-90, CX-90 Hybrid, Mazda 6
  25. Mercedes-Benz
    1. G-Class, GLC-Class, GLC-Class Hybrid, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, S-Class, GLA, GLA-Class, GLB-Class, EQB, EQB-Class, EQS-Class, EQS SUV, EQS, EQE, EQE-Class, E-Class, C-Class, B-Class
  26. Mitsubishi
    1. Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Outlander Sport, Eclipse Cross
  27. Nissan
    1. Armada, Murano, Rogue, Pathfinder, Rogue Hybrid, Ariya
  28. Rivian
    1. R1S
  29. Subaru
    1. Forester, Legacy, Outback, Ascent
  30. Tesla
    1. Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y
  31. Toyota
    1. Venza, Sequoia, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Grand Highlander, Grand Highlander Hybrid, Crown, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid
  32. Volkswagen
    1. Tiguan, Taos, Passat, ID.4, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Arteon
  33. Volvo
    1. XC90 Recharge, XC90 Plug-In Hybrid, XC90 Hybrid, S90, XC90, XC60 Recharge, XC60 Hybrid, XC60, V90 Cross Country, V90, S90 Recharge, S60, S90, C40, C40 Recharge, V60 Cross Country, XC40, XC40 Recharge
Black and Black SUV models
Note: All Black vehicles with at least 7 seat belts also qualify for Black SUV rides.
  1. Acura
    1. 2014 or newer: MDX, MDX Hybrid
    2. 2016 or newer: RLX, RLX Hybrid
  2. Audi
    1. 2016 or newer: 6, A6, A6 Avant, A7, A8, A8 L, Q7, Q7 E-Tron, Q8, S5 Sportback, S6, S7, S8
    2. 2017 or newer: SQ5
    3. 2018 or newer: SQ7
    4. 2019 or newer: E-Tron
  3. Bentley
    1. 2016 or newer: Bentayga, Continental, Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  4. BMW
    1. 2016 or newer: 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 540i, 6 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe, 7 Series, 7 Series Hybrid, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, ActiveHybrid X6, Alpina B7, M5, M550i, M6, M6 Gran Coupe, X4, X5, X5 eDrive, X5 M, X5 Hybrid, X6, X6 M, X7
  5. Cadillac
    1. 2016 or newer: CT6, CT6 Plug-In, CTS, CTS-V, CTS-V Wagon, Escalade, Escalade ESV, XTS, XT6
    2. 2017 or newer: Lyriq
  6. Chevrolet
    1. 2016 or newer: 5 Series, Suburban, Suburban 1500, Suburban 2500, Tahoe, Tahoe Hybrid, Tahoe Limited/Z71
  7. Ford
    1. 2016 or newer: Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAX
  8. Genesis
    1. 2016 or newer: G90
  9. GMC
    1. 2016 or newer: Suburban, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon Hybrid, Yukon XL, Yukon XL 1500, Yukon XL 2500
    2. 2017 or newer: Hummer EV
  10. Infiniti
    1. 2016 or newer: QX60, QX80
  11. Jaguar
    1. 2016 or newer: XF, XF Sportbrake, XJ, XJ-Series, XJL, XJR
  12. Jeep
    1. 2017 or newer: Grand Wagoneer
  13. Land Rover
    1. Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
  14. Lexus
    1. 2016 or newer: ES, ES 250, ES 300h, ES 350, ES Hybrid, GS, GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, GS F, GX, GX 460, GX 470, LS, LS 400, LS 430, LS 460, LS 500, LS 600h L, LS Hybrid, LX, LX 570, RX, RX 350, RX 450h, RX Hybrid
  15. Lincoln
    1. 2016 or newer: Continental, LS, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, MKZ Black Label, MKZ Hybrid, Nautilus, Navigator, Navigator L, R-Class
    2. 2020 or newer: Aviator, Aviator Hybrid, Corsair
  16. Lucid
    1. 2017 or newer: Air
  17. Maserati
    1. 2016 or newer: Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  18. Mazda
    1. Levante
  19. Mercedes-Benz
    1. 2016 or newer: CLS-Class, E-Class, E55 AMG, G-Class, GL-Class, GLE, GLE-Class, GLE-Class Coupe, GLS-Class, M-Class, M-Class Hybrid, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class, S-Class Hybrid
    2. 2017 or newer: GLE-Class Hybrid, GLEHybrid, EQS SUV
    3. 2020 or newer: GLC-Class, GLC-Class Hybrid
    4. 2021 or newer: GLB-Class
    5. 2023 or newer: EQE
  20. Porsche
    1. 2016 or newer: Cayenne, Cayenne Hybrid, Cayenne S Hybrid, Macan
    2. 2018 or newer: Panamera, Panamera E-Hybrid, Panamera Hybrid
  21. Rivian
    1. 2017 or newer: R1S
  22. Rolls-Royce
    1. 2016 or newer: Ghost, Phantom
  23. Tesla
    1. 2016 or newer: Model S, Model X, Model X EV
    2. 2020 or newer: Model Y
  24. Toyota
    1. 2016 or newer: Land Cruiser
  25. Volvo
    1. 2016 or newer: S90, V90, V90 Cross Country
    2. 2017 or newer: XC90, XC90 Recharge
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