It didn’t take long for Uber to become one of the most popular ridesharing services in the industry, and it’s not hard to see why. Let’s explore how much you can expect to pay for an UberVan.
Compared to UberX, you can expect to pay about 40% more for an UberVan ride (now known as Uber XL). For example, if an UberX were to cost you $20 for a ride, you’d pay $28 for an UberVan or Uber XL.
This blog will explain all you need to know about UberVan or XL, as well as talk about some of the other exciting options offered.
How Much Is UberVan?
Cost is always a concern, so the first question that often comes up is how much is Ubervan?
The starting cost of an UberVan or XL is subject to vary, however not by terribly much. The current estimate is at $23.62, but the range is typically between $15 and $20. Other factors that affect the cost include market demand at the time you order, time and distance. The one thing that won’t change how much you pay is the number of passengers.
Uber uses a number of various different cars for its different fleets. For XLs or Vans, they use:
Maruti Suzuki Ertigas
Chrysler Town and country
Hyundai – H1
Dodge Grand Caravan
Kia – Sorento
Nissan – Livna
Nissan – Vivaro
Nissan – NV200
Opel – Vivaro
Ssangyong – Korando
Peugeot – Expert
Toyota – Avanza
Volkswagen – Combi
Honda Odyssey & Pilot
How To Order UberVan or XL
If you want to order an Ubervan or XL, first log into the uber app on your phone. Make all the steps you usually do when ordering an UberX or your usual selection. Once you enter your destination, you should be presented with a list of cars from which you can select.
If UberVan or XL is available in your area at that time, then you can make your selection. The only situation in which the size of the vehicle might be an issue is when you are in a smaller community. Larger cities like New York should have no problem meeting your requirements.
UberX is the default option, so be sure you make the necessary change when ordering. The last thing you want is to order a car that’s not going to be able, legally or physically, to fit your party.
Is There A Difference in Price Between UberVan and UberXL?
The difference between UberVan and UberXL is only cosmetic, the prices are exactly the same, and will always change based on the factors already discussed.
How Much More is UberVan or XL?
Generally speaking, UberVan or XL is around 30 to 40 per cent more than an UberX. Someone tested the math on this, and found that a ride from a residential home to a university in Rochester Hills, Michigan – a fairly average-sized town – and found the following prices.
UberBlack SUV: $65.83
The price for a van or XL is more, but considering the space for passengers or luggage, it’s certainly a better option than ordering more than one UberX to carry multiple parties.
Is UberVan or XL Worth It?
If you’re riding with up to five or six people, or have a lot of luggage after a long flight, then Uber XL is definitely a better option. UberXL is a major upgrade in size from the X, and even if you’re not traveling with a lot of people, some customers just prefer the extra legroom without having to pay the full cost of a luxury ride.
Uber uses particular vehicles for particular fleets for a number of reasons, and each have to come with certain minimum requirements. For an UberXL, each car must
- Have 4 doors
- Be in good condition with no visible damage
- Have no commercial brands
- The driver must be 21 and have a valid license and pass a background check.
- Proof of insurance
- Proof of vehicle registration
- Pass vehicle inspection
In short, UberVan or XL is a valuable option for customers who are traveling with a lot of friends or luggage. And getting the right size of vehicle is one of the many features that makes Uber so such a success.