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Lyft Vehicle Requirements: The Complete Guide for Every State

Becoming a Lyft driver is a chance to earn a solid income while working flexible hours and being your own boss. However, you can’t drive for the Lyft platform unless you have the right vehicle.

The Lyft vehicle requirements are not complicated — primarily, the company wants you to have a vehicle that is safe and reliable. But beyond these basic requirements, there are also individual state requirements (and sometimes city requirements) that your vehicle must meet.

All of this vehicle information can be overwhelming, and much of it is buried within Lyft’s website. To make it easier to find, we created this guide to Lyft vehicle requirements. It covers the general requirements you’ll need to meet with your Lyft vehicle, as well as specific driver and document requirements for each state. We’ll also take a look at the extra requirements that must be met to drive for premium Lyft services such as Lyft Premier and Lyft Lux.

General Lyft Driver Requirements

Before you check if your vehicle meets Lyft’s requirements, you should ensure that you meet all of Lyft’s requirements for becoming a driver. Here’s an overview of the requirements to be a Lyft driver:

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Pass a criminal background check. You must have none of the following:
    • Violent crime
    • Sexual offense
    • Disqualifying felony
    • Disqualifying drug-related offense
    • Disqualifying theft or property damage offense
  • Pass a DMV check. You’ll be disqualified if the driving record check reveals any of the following:
    • More than three moving violations in the past three years (like accidents or traffic light violations)
    • A major moving violation in the past three years (like driving on a suspended license or reckless driving)
    • A DUI or other drug-related driving violation in the last seven years
    • Driving-related convictions in the last seven years (like hit-and-run or felonies involving a vehicle)
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Valid plates with current registration (commercial plates are also acceptable)
  • Current valid insurance with your name on the policy (we also recommend you get  rideshare insurance, though Lyft doesn’t require it)

For more detailed information, check out our guide to Lyft driver requirements.

General Lyft Car Requirements

If you meet all the driver requirements, then you can proceed to the car requirements and continue the Lyft application process. Each state has their own specific requirements, but there are also some general requirements that all Lyft vehicles need to meet. You won’t be able to use your vehicle for Lyft if it isn’t in good condition.

The vehicle shouldn’t have any body damage, and safety features such as the horn, seatbelts, turn signals and brake lights should all be in good working order. These are requirements for generally safe vehicle operation, so you should be meeting them regardless of whether or not you drive for Lyft. Still, it’s worth knowing about them before you apply, just in case you need to schedule vehicle maintenance.

Additional Vehicle Requirements for Lyft Premier and Lyft Lux

The requirements we go over in this article are what you need to give regular Lyft rides, Lyft Line rides and Lyft Plus rides (as long as your vehicle can seat up to six passengers). But what if you want to make more money giving high-end rides to a wealthier clientele? You might consider driving for Lyft Premier or Lyft Lux.

You can’t just drive any vehicle for these services, however. The vehicle requirements are much more strict and far more specific, in order to ensure a premium experience for the passengers who use these services (and pay the accompanying higher fares).

What requirements does your vehicle need to meet to qualify you for Premier and Lux? We’ll start with Premier:

Lyft Premier Vehicle Requirements

The best way to describe Lyft Premier is “like regular Lyft, but a little nicer.” As Lyft puts it on their website, “High-end, four seats, the perfect way to add a little luxury and arrive in style.” To qualify for Lyft Premier, you’ll need one of the following vehicles, in a 2009 model or newer. If a vehicle is marked with a *, it must be 2015 or newer; 2010 or newer if marked with a ^:

  • Acura ILX*, MDX, RDX, RL, RLX, TL*, TLX*
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Audi A4, A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8, Q3, Q5, Q7, RS4, RS7, S4, S6, S7, S8, SQ5
  • Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, 4 Series Gran Coupe, 6 Series Gran Coupe, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, ActiveHybrid X6, ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe, ALPINA B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X1^, X3, X4, X5, X6
  • Buick Enclave, Envision, LaCrosse, Regal, Regal Sportback
  • Cadillac ATS, ATS-V, CT6, CTS, CTS Wagon, CTS-V, CTS-V Wagon, DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, SRX, STS, XT5, XTS
  • Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
  • Chrysler 300*
  • Ford Expedition*, Explorer*
  • Genesis G80, G90
  • GMC Acadia, Acadia Denali, Acadia Limited, Terrain*, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon Limited
  • Hyundai Equus, Genesis
  • Infiniti FX, FX35, FX50, G37, JX, M, M35, M37, M45, M56, Q40, Q45, Q50, Q70, QX, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70, QX80
  • Jaguar F-Pace, X-Type, XF, XJ
  • Kia K900
  • Land Rover Discovery, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus ES, GS, GX, IS, LS, LX, NX, RX
  • Lincoln Continental, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Town Car
  • Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz 300-Class, 350-Class, 400-Class, 420-Class, 500-Class, 560-Class, C-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, E55 AMG, G-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, GLS-Class, M-Class, ML55 AMG, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class
  • Nissan Armada*
  • Porsche Cayenne, Macan
  • Rolls-Royce Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X
  • Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia
  • Volkswagen Atlas, Touareg
  • Volvo S60, S80, S90, XC60

You’ll also need to maintain a driver rating of at least 4.7 to drive for Premier, regardless of your vehicle.

Lyft Lux Vehicle Requirements

If you want to give Lyft’s most premium rides (and be paid accordingly), you’ll need a vehicle to match. To qualify for Lyft Lux, you’ll need to have one of the following vehicles (all 2011 or newer, unless marked with a *, which denotes 2016 or newer):

  • Acura MDX, RLX
  • Audi A6, A7, A8, Q7, RS7, S6, S7, S8
  • Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW 5 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, Alpina B6 Gran Coupe, Alpina B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X5
  • Buick Enclave, LaCrosse
  • Cadillac CT6, CTS, CTS Wagon, CTS-V, CTS-V Wagon, Escalade, Escalade ESV, SRX, XT5, XTS
  • Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
  • Genesis G80, G90
  • GMC Acadia Denali, Acadia Limited, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL
  • Hyundai Equus
  • Infiniti FX, JX, M, M37, M56, Q70, QX, QX56, QX60, QX80
  • Jaguar F-Pace, XF, XJ-Series
  • Land Rover Discovery*, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus ES 250, ES 300h, ES 350, GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, GS F, GX 460, GX 470, LS 460, LS 600h L, LX 570, RX 350, RX 450h
  • Lincoln Continental*, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator
  • Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class, E55 AMG, G-Class, GL-Class, GLS-Class, M-Class, Maybach, ML55 AMG, R-Class, S-Class
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Rolls Royce Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X
  • Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia
  • Volkswagen Atlas
  • Volvo S80, S90, XC90

Your car will also need to have a black exterior in excellent condition, as well as leather or leather-like seats. You’ll need to maintain a driver rating of at least 4.7 to be eligible to drive for Lyft Lux. There’s a general expectation of more sophisticated, professional service, and it doesn’t hurt to dress up a bit as well.

To drive for Lyft Lux SUV, you’ll need to meet all of the above requirements plus have a vehicle that can comfortably seat six riders or more.

Lyft Vehicle and Document Requirements by State

Below you’ll find the current Lyft vehicle and document requirements for each state (or city, where applicable), including the vehicle age requirements. Click on the name of the state to skip to that section.

Alabama

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Alabama Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form (mobile only)
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville only: 2008 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Alaska

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Alaska Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Arizona

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Arizona Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Arkansas

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Arkansas Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

California

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official California Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • California driver’s license
  • California vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • California license plate

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
    • Bakersfield
    • Fresno
    • Inland Empire
    • Lake Tahoe
    • Los Angeles
    • Modesto
    • Monterey
    • Napa/Sonoma
    • Orange County
    • Santa Barbara
    • Sacramento
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco/Oakland
    • San Jose
    • Santa Cruz
    • Stockton
    • Ventura
  • 2002 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Colorado

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Colorado Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Colorado TNC Medical Exam
  • Colorado vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Connecticut

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Connecticut Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Delaware

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Delaware Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Delaware vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Florida

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Florida Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Florida vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
    • Bradenton
    • Jacksonville
    • Miami
    • Naples
    • Orlando
    • Port Charlotte
    • Sarasota
    • Tampa
  • 2002 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Georgia

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Georgia Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Driver’s license

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Hawaii

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Hawaii Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection sticker (Honolulu only)
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration (Honolulu only)
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Idaho

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Idaho Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Illinois

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Illinois Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (Bloomington only: 2008)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Illinois | Chicago

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Illinois | Chicago Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Indiana

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Indiana Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Iowa

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Iowa Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Kansas

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Kansas Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Kentucky

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Kentucky Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Louisiana

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Louisiana Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Brake tag inspection sticker
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (Lake Charles: 2004 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No commercial vehicles (Lafayette and Shreveport only)

Louisiana | New Orleans

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Louisiana | New Orleans Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Brake tag inspection sticker
  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2010 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Maine

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Maine Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Maryland

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Maryland Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Virginia, Maryland or D.C. Inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Massachusetts

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Massachusetts Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Michigan

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Michigan Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minnesota

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Minnesota Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration (Duluth only)
  • Vehicle inspection (Duluth and Mankato only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (Duluth only: 2008 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minnesota | Minneapolis/St. Paul

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Minnesota | Minneapolis/St. Paul Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Minnesota or Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Driver photo
  • Minnesota or Wisconsin vehicle insurance

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
    • Vehicles from 2005, 2006, & 2007: Odometer reading of less than 150,000 miles
    • Vehicles 2008 and newer: No odometer reading restriction
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Mississippi

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Mississippi Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Missouri

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Missouri Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

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Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (2006 or newer in St. Louis)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Montana

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Montana Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Nebraska

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Nebraska Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Nevada

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Nevada Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Nevada driver’s license (applicants with valid military ID can have an out-of-state license)
  • Nevada vehicle registration
  • Nevada vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (2008 or newer in Las Vegas)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Hampshire

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official New Hampshire Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection sticker
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Jersey

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official New Jersey Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Mexico

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official New Mexico Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • ASE vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New York City

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official New York City Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

Vehicle Requirements

  • All vehicle requirements in New York City are governed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)

New York State

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official New York State Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • New York state driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

North Carolina

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official North Carolina Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

North Dakota

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official North Dakota Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Ohio

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Ohio Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Oklahoma

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Oklahoma Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (Woodward and Ardmore: 2004 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Oregon

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Oregon Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer (Medford: 2002 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Oregon | Portland

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Oregon | Portland Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Business license

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Ottowa

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Ottawa Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Safety Standards Certificate (SSC)
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vulnerable sector check
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Proof of work eligibility

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • Ontario license plate

Pennsylvania

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Pennsylvania Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer (2003 or newer in Pittsburgh)
  • Fewer than 350,000 miles
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Rhode Island

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Rhode Island Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

South Carolina

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official South Carolina Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

South Dakota

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official South Dakota Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Tennessee

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Tennessee Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (2004 or newer in Nashville)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Texas

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Texas Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Texas vehicle registration sticker
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (2004 or newer in Houston)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Safety Standards Certificate (SSC)
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Proof of work eligibility

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2011 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • Ontario license plate
  • Snow or all-weather tires from December 1 to April 30

Utah

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Utah Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Utah driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Vermont

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Vermont Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Virginia

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Virginia Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Virginia, Maryland or D.C. state vehicle inspection certificate
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Washington

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Washington Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Vehicle inspection form (Bellingham, Kennewick, Olympia/Thurston County, Pullman, Richland and Spokane)
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Business license (Bellingham only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer (Olympia: 2008 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Washington | Seattle, King County and Tacoma

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Washington | Seattle, King County and Tacoma Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Washington driver’s license
  • Washington vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Washington, D.C.

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Washington, D.C. Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia driver’s license
  • Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia vehicle registration
  • Virginia, Maryland or D.C. Inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

West Virginia

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official West Virginia Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Wisconsin

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Wisconsin Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2002 or newer (Milwaukee and Madison: 2004 or newer)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Wyoming

For a full list of requirements (and more info on how to apply), visit the official Wyoming Lyft Driver Application Requirements page.

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Conclusion

We hope this guide has given you everything you need to know about Lyft vehicle requirements. There are a lot of variables at play, but the key is to find the specific requirements for your state or city.

If your vehicle doesn’t meet the requirements, there are still ways to drive for Lyft. Look into Lyft Express Drive, a program that allows you to rent a vehicle for Lyft use.

Want to drive for Uber as well? Check out our guides to Uber driver requirements and Uber vehicle requirements.

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