Best Car for Uber XL UK – Uber has a wide range of services available in the UK, offering passengers ride options tailored to their specific needs and drivers the opportunity to earn more per ride.  

A popular Uber service is UberXL, designed to accommodate larger groups of up to six people.  

TIP: Driving an eligible car for UberXL is a great opportunity for Uber drivers to increase their income since you earn up to 60% more than UberX per ride.

Most cars currently on the Uber platform eligible for UberXL are older petrol or diesel cars with poor fuel efficiency since the range of low-emission 7-seat cars is quite limited on the market now. 

DID YOU KNOW? With the ULEZ expanding to cover all London boroughs starting August 29, 2023, drivers in petrol and diesel cars that don’t meet the ULEZ emission standards will have to pay the daily £12.50 charge when driving anywhere in London.

Luckily, there’s a way you can get the best of both worlds — switching to a plug-in hybrid 7-seater. Eligible for UberXL, it helps you earn up to 60% more than UberX per ride and saves you £12.50 each day, as it’s ULEZ-compliant.  

The newly launched Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid ticks all the boxes to be declared the ultimate car for UberXL. Here are 7 reasons why.

1. ULEZ exemption

Since Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid is ULEZ-compliant, it will help you save £12.50 each day, resulting in a monthly savings of £370. 

2. Fuel efficiency 

The key aspect that makes the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid an ideal choice for Uber drivers is its 173.7mpg fuel efficiency, making it a much cheaper option than diesel or petrol cars.  

3. No suitable EV available 

Since there isn’t a 7-seater EV eligible for UberXL at the moment, the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid is the ideal choice, being zero emissions capable.   

4. 2023 & 2022 WhatCar? Car of the Year Award Winner   

The Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid has won the WhatCar? Car of the Year award for two years in a row for a good reason – there isn’t a 7-seater on the market now to offer such a perfect mixture of powerful hybrid technology, fuel efficiency and premium comfort and space. 

5. Easy & fast charging technology 

Charging your Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV is very quick and convenient, using both public stations or installing a home charger you can remotely control via your smartphone. 

6. Huge storage space 

The impressive 571-litre boot space won’t cause any trouble in fitting the luggage of your UberXL group riders. 

7. Clever comfort and convenience 

The name says it all, the Santa Fe is premium in all possible ways. The car includes all the features that PCO drivers love: 

  • Black leather seats  
  • 19″ Alloy Wheels  
  • Reversing Camera   
  • Hand’s Free Boot Opening Function  
  • Cruise Control   
  • Wireless Phone Charging Pad  
  • Phone Connection – Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™  
  • 10 Speaker System with Amplifier and Subwoofer 

8. Bonus reason 

With Splend, we give you more than just a brand-new vehicle – we provide you with complete peace of mind. Here’s what we cover on our all-inclusive Flexi own subscription:

  • Insurance
  • Servicing
  • Replacement parts including tyres and brakes
  • Courtesy car if you’re ever off the road
  • PHV licence, MoT, Car Tax
  • Roadside assistance
  • Annual payment holiday up to 4 weeks
  • Dedicated customer support
  • Generous referral bonuses
  • And much, more!

Ready to upgrade your UberXL ride?

Get the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid now – Limited stock

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