Maybe you are looking to start driving Lyft Lux and are wondering: does Lyft+ have to be black. Well, we are here to tell you everything about the qualifying qualities for Lux cars, as well as inform you how to start taking Lux drives. Keep reading to find out more.
Not all Lyft+ cars need to be black. There are three such ride types – Lyft Lux, which can be in any color, and Lux Black and Lux Black XL that have to be black in order to qualify as Lux cars.
Lyft Lux is available throughout the US in more than eighty cities currently. And as time passes, Lyft keeps expanding its services and regions, as well as ride types. And, no, not all of them have to be black. Currently, there are three luxurious ride types, and they go as follows:
- Lyft Lux,
- Lux Black,
- Lux Black XL.
The three ride types that qualify under Lyft+, that is Lyft Lux, Lux Black, and Lux Black XL, all have certain differences and similarities. In the table below, you’ll find out which requirements (including paint color requirements) each vehicle has to fill out to qualify as a Lyft+ car.
|Lyft Lux||Lux Black||Lux Black XL|
|High-end cars||The most luxurious cars||The most luxurious SUV vehicles|
|Has three seats||Has three seats||Has up to five seats|
|Can be in any color||Has to be black||Has to be black|
|/||Driver has to have a rating of 4.85 or higher||Driver has to have a rating of 4.85 or higher|
|The car model has to be 2014 or newer. |
In some places (Texas,) cars have to be a 2016 model or newer.
|The vehicle model has to be 2016 or newer||The vehicle model has to be 2016 or newer|
Which Specific Car Makes and Models Can Be Eligible as Lyft+ Vehicles?
Additionally, each type of Lyft+ ride has a list of specific eligible makes and models. You can find the list of specific models down below.
|Car Brand||Lyft Lux||Lyft Black||Lyft Black+|
|Acura||MDX, MDX Hybrid, RLX, RLX Hybrid||RLX, RLX Hybrid||/|
|Audi||A6, A7, A8, E-Tron, Q5, Q7, Q8, S5 Sportback, S6, S7, S8, SQ5||A6, A7, A8, E-Tron, Q7, Q8, S5 Sportback, S6, S7, S8, SQ5||Q7|
|Bentley||Bentayga, Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne||Bentayga, Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne||/|
|BMW||3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X3, X4, X5, X5 M, X5 Hybrid, X6, X6 M, X7||5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X4, X5, X5 M, X5 Hybrid, X6, X6 M, X7||X7|
|Cadillac||CT6, CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, SRX, STS, XTS, XT4, XT5||CT6, CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, XTS||Escalade, Escalade ESV|
|Chevrolet||Suburban, Tahoe||Suburban, Tahoe||Suburban|
|Ford||Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAX||Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAX||Expedition, Expedition EL, Expedition MAC|
|GMC||Acadia, Yukon, Yukon XL||Yukon, Yukon XL||Yukon, Yukon XL|
|Infiniti||JX35, Q70, Q70L, QX60, QX60 Hybrid, QX80||QX80||/|
|Jaguar||F-PACE, XF, XJ||XF, XJ||/|
|Land Rover||Discovery, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar||Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar||/|
|Lexus||ES, ES Hybrid, GS, GX, LS, LS Hybrid, LX, RX, RX Hybrid||ES, ES Hybrid, GS, GX, LS, LS Hybrid, LX, RX, RX Hybrid||/|
|Lincoln||Continental, MKC, MKT, MKS, MKX, MKZ, Nautilus, Navigator, Navigator L||Nautilus,Continental, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Navigator L||Navigator, Navigator L|
|Maserati||Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte||Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte||/|
|Mercedes-Benz||CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLC-Class, GLC-Class Hybrid, GLE-Class, GLE-Class Hybrid, GLS-Class, M-Class, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class, S-Class Hybrid||CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLE-Class Hybrid, GLS-Class, M-Class, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class, S-Class Hybrid||GL-Class, GLS-Class|
|Porsche||Cayenne, Cayenne Hybrid, Macan, Panamera||Cayenne, Cayenne Hybrid, Macan, Panamera||/|
|Rolls-Royce||Ghost, Phantom||Ghost, Phantom||/|
|Tesla||Model 3, Model S, Model X||Model S, Model X||Model X|
|Toyota||Sequoia, Land Cruiser||Land Cruiser||/|
|Volvo||S80, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, XC90, XC90 Plug-In Hybrid||S90, V90||/|
How to Start Getting Lyft+ Requests?
Lyft+ drivers, even if they have a qualifying vehicle, won’t be able to take Lux rides at first. This is because they will first have to obtain a rating of 4.85 or higher. Only after they’ve obtained an adequate rating through standard or Shared rides can they start taking Lux rides.
After you make sure your car qualifies, here is how to set up a Lux account:
- Log in to the Driver Dashboard,
- Make sure the qualifying vehicle is set as the active vehicle,
- Tap the profile image in the left top corner,
- Click on the Driver Dashboard button,
- Click on the Vehicles button,
- Click on the Ride preferences button,
- Select the ride type (you will be shown only ride types you are eligible for).
Yes, Lyft+ drivers can be available for standard and shared rides. It is actually recommended to do so since opting in only for the Lux requests can lower the number of rides a driver will get. A Lux driver can still see standard requests and take them to earn more. However, skipping such requests won’t affect the driver’s acceptance rate.
Although not all Lyft+ cars have to be black, all Lux cars have special qualifying requirements. In this article, we sketched out all of them – from paint color to driver rating and car model. So, if your car qualifies as a Lyft+ vehicle, you can go ahead and start taking more varied requests. We wish you a safe drive!