When you request a ride from Uber these days, you have several options to choose from depending on your needs.
One of these options is Uber Comfort, and if you’re wondering what it is and how it differs from other ride types, read on!
What Is Uber Comfort In 2023?
Uber Comfort is an option that gives riders access to vehicles with more room in 2023. Uber Comfort is intended for up to 4 riders in one car, but this has temporarily been reduced to 3. Other benefits of Uber Comfort include the ability to request what temperature you want and whether you want the driver to talk to you.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Uber Comfort, including how it differs from other ride types, what vehicles are eligible, and more!
Is Uber Comfort More Expensive?
Uber Comfort is more expensive than the standard ride types because, despite having the same capacity, it offers a more comfortable ride and access to additional perks.
Why Does Uber Comfort Cost More?
Uber Comfort costs more because it provides the rider with additional benefits such as:
- Larger, more roomy vehicles
- Ability to make special requests to the driver before the ride such as temperature and whether you want a quiet ride
- Only being paired with drivers that have at least a 4.8-star rating
- Longer pickup periods of up to 10 minutes before the driver can cancel
How Much Luggage Can Uber Comfort Hold?
Uber Comfort can hold a variety of luggage sizes depending on what car you get and how many people you’re riding with because the eligible vehicles go all the way from sedan to SUV.
If you’re by yourself and get a smaller vehicle, you can carry a large suitcase in the trunk or two if the back seats fold down.
If you get an SUV, all four riders can travel in it and each of them can fit a decently-sized suitcase in the trunk comfortably.
Just to be safe, we recommend assuming that you’re going to get a large sedan with a large trunk and planning the size of your luggage around that.
If you’re looking for a ride type that provides more of a guarantee on capacity in terms of riders and luggage, you should look at options like Uber XL.
What Type of Car Is Uber Comfort?
Uber Comfort uses vehicles that have more room for the passengers, specifically head and legroom.
Space is a major consideration here, and vehicles that are used for Uber Comfort only need to be able to carry at least 4 riders at a time.
Therefore, they’re not that much different from regular vehicles.
These requirements mean that suitable vehicles can be anything from large sedans to full-size SUVs.
In our research, we found that some of the vehicles used for Uber Comfort include:
- Chevy Tahoe
- Toyota Camry
- Honda Odyssey
- GMC Yukon
- Bentley Bentayga
- BMW 5-series
- BMW Alpina
- BMW 7-series
- Buick Regal
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chrysler 300
- Ford Expedition
- Ford Explorer
- Honda Accord
- Jeep Wrangler
- Kia Sportage
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mazda CX-5
- Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Porsche Cayenne
- Subaru Forrester
- Tesla Model Y
- Toyota 4Runner
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Volkswagen Passat
- Volvo XC90
Cars used for Uber Comfort also have a limit on how old they can be and, going by the list of eligible vehicles on Uber’s website, it’s about 7 years.
This limitation also applies to the vehicles we’ve listed above and seems to be part of the luxurious feel the company is going for with the ride option.
Aside from increased space, the vehicles also need to have a functioning A/C system for riders to have the option to choose what temperature they want to ride in.
What Is the Difference Between Uber X and Uber Comfort?
Uber X is the standard ride type on the platform, and it differs from Uber Comfort in that you don’t get any of the special features like more legroom or the ability to request quiet rides.
For this reason, Uber X is cheaper than Uber Comfort and the vehicles are often the most available when you request a ride.
These two ride types are similar in that both use vehicles that have four doors and can carry at least 4 riders at a time.
What Is the Difference Between Uber XL and Uber Comfort?
Uber XL and Uber Comfort differ primarily in the vehicles’ capacities. Comfort only needs to carry up to 4 riders, while XL needs a minimum capacity of 6 riders at a time.
Uber XL’s main focus is on the capacity of the vehicle, meaning that you might find yourself in a car with several seats but not enough legroom.
Many of the cars that qualify for Uber Comfort also qualify for Uber XL, especially SUVs.
This is because some of them have both the seating capacity for XL and the space needed for Comfort.
Is Uber Comfort the Same as Uber Black?
Uber Comfort is not the same as Uber Black.
Uber Comfort prioritizes vehicles that are more spacious, while Uber Black uses more expensive vehicles that are black both on the inside and outside.
Is It Worth Driving for Uber Comfort?
Whether or not it’s worth driving for Uber Comfort depends on what you’re willing to put into the job.
Uber Comfort pays more per trip than the standard rides, but you’re going to need a more expensive car to get started and you might struggle to get fares because of the price difference.
This ride option also needs drivers to maintain high ratings, so you’ll need to work more to keep your riders happy.
What Do I Need for Uber Comfort?
To drive for Uber Comfort you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
- Have completed at least 100 trips
- Have a rating of at least 4.8
- Have an eligible vehicle
You can look through Uber’s list of eligible vehicles in the official list and search by city because the criteria differ depending on where you’re based.
To learn more, you can also read our posts on Uber Green, Uber Go, and Uber Cash.
Uber Comfort is a ride option that provides extra space inside the vehicle, specifically headroom and legroom. Other benefits of using this option include the ability to request a quiet ride and the temperature you want inside the car beforehand.
Vehicles used for Uber Comfort need to have 4 doors and be able to carry up to 4 riders at once, meaning they’re often large sedans as well as crossovers to full-size SUVs. They also can’t be older than 5 to 7 years and they need to have functioning A/C systems.