2018 Buick Regal TourX

 
2018 Buick Regal TourX
 
2018 Buick Regal TourX
 

2018 Buick Regal TourX

MSRP 
$33,595
Invoice 
$32,941
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 29 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo Gas I4, 250 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The chassis improvements in the Buick Regal are aimed directly at luxury sedans from European manufacturers like Audi and BMW. In pursuit of this goal, the Buick Regal features a smooth quiet ride, a powerful 2.0L turbo engine and more rear legroom then its rivals with an astounding 60 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded down.

With the Buick Regal Sportback starting at around $26,000 for a base model and $34,795 for the top of the line Essence model it easily undercuts its main competition in the Kia Stinger, which starts around $33,000, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback, which all start well over $40,000.

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What's New For 2018

The Buick Regal receives a complete overhaul in 2018 onto a new platform. For 2018 the Regal lineup includes the Sportback sedan, TourX wagon and the high-performance Regal GS. GM has produced a more modern design for Regal that feels European-inspired. A new turbo-charged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine rounds out the refresh.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2018 Buick Regal TourX

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
    • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger, head curtain side-impact and thorax for front and rear outboard seating positions and knee for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar and Buick connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
    • Buick Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Buick Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Buick vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
    • Teen Driver
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Entertainment Features
    • Buick 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first) EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Antenna, integral rear, roof-mounted, body-color
    • Noise control system, active noise cancellation
    • Audio system feature, USB port inside front console
    • Audio system feature, enhanced speaker system with active noise cancellation
    • Audio System, 7" diagonal Buick Infotainment System includes multi-touch display, AM/FM stereo, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) aluminum
    • Tires, P235/50R18 all-season, blackwall
    • Wheel, spare, none
    • Tire, spare, none
    • Tire Inflator Kit
    • Moldings, upper side window, chrome roofline and gloss Black beltline
    • Headlamps, halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off and automatic delay
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Fog Lamps
    • Tail lamps, LED, accented
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable
    • Windshield, solar absorbing
    • Glass, solar absorbing
    • Glass, laminated, acoustic, front side glass
    • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
    • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket
    • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power including recline
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger 4-way manual
    • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power lumbar control
    • Seats, rear 60/40 split-folding
    • Seat trim, Cloth
    • Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front
    • Floor mats, carpeted front with anchors
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Sill plates, Buick
    • Steering column, tilt and telescopic, manual
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke
    • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
    • Compass display, located in the Driver Information Center
    • USB charging port in console
    • Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature
    • Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down
    • Window, power with front passenger Express-Up/Down
    • Windows, power, rear with Express-Down
    • Remote Control, illuminated entry, retained accessory power
    • Keyless Open, extended range with (BTM) keyless start and automatic door lock/unlock features
    • Keyless start, push-button
    • Remote panic alarm
    • Cruise control
    • Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III content theft alarm
    • Air conditioning, single-zone manual, semi-automatic
    • Air vents, rear, heating/cooling
    • Air filtration system
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 2.0L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (250 hp [186.4 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 295 lb-ft of torque (398 N-m) @ 3000 - 4000 rpm)
    • Transmission, 8-speed automatic
    • Axle, 3.08 final drive ratio
    • Axle, rear, electronic, twin clutch
    • Drivetrain, Intelligent all-wheel drive with active twin clutch
    • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
    • Suspension, rear 5-link
    • Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted, variable assist
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, 17" front and 16" rear
    • Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance
    • Brake, parking, electronic
    • Engine control, stop-start system

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 17 x - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 16 x - TBD -
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 73.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 32.7
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LTG
    • Engine Type - Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Displacement - 2.0L/122
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 250 @ 5400
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 295 @ 3000 - 4000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 111.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 196.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.3
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.4
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.8
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.0
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.3
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.8
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.2
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.6
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.9
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.4
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 29
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Electric Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 40.0
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Buick Regal TourX
    • Body Style - Wagon
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - 5-Link
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - R3X
    • Rear Tire Order Code - R3X
    • Front Tire Size - P235/50R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/50R18
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MRC
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - - TBD -
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Clutch Size (in) - N/A
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.08
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Station Wagon
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.4
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3783
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

2018 Buick Regal TourX Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Darkmoon Blue Metallic Ebony Twilight Metallic Quicksilver Metallic Rioja Red Metallic Smoked Pearl Metallic Sport Red Summit White White Frost Tricoat
  • Darkmoon Blue Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Rioja Red Metallic
  • Smoked Pearl Metallic
  • Sport Red
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

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Introduction

For 2018, Buick Regal benefitted from a thorough makeover. What was previously an impressive midsize sedan is now an elegant hatchback that looks more like a fastback. Buick calls it the Sportback. And the performance-minded Regal GS is back, with a V6 engine, all-wheel drive, upgraded chassis, and more aggressive looks. But more than that, and better too, there is a new model: the TourX wagon.

The new Regal TourX is the first Buick wagon since the classic and beloved Roadmaster Estate land-yacht rumbled and wallowed over our highways. It faded into obsolescence a quarter century ago, driven there by the coming of the Subaru Outback and the SUV movement. Today wagons are coming back, because they make sense. With an engine less than half the size (closer to one-third) of the V8 Roadmaster, the TourX is a worthy successor. The Roadmaster was special because it was unique, but the TourX is special because it matches the European competition.

Well, actually, it is the European competition. It’s made in Germany by Opel. That not only explains why it’s good, it also makes this Buick a threat to national security, says our president.

The TourX looks like a Volvo wagon but prettier, with a relatively subdued and classy Buick waterfall grille with winged tri-shield emblem. The interior is comfortable and nicely designed, and the ride is sleek. It compares very well against the Volvo V60 Cross Country, Audi A4 Allroad, BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon, and Subaru Outback. It isn’t the best in every area, but it’s number one in cargo space, quarter-mile acceleration, fuel mileage (by our measure), and beaten only in base price by the four-cylinder Outback (but not the six-cylinder Outback).

The TourX comes only as all-wheel drive, using a sophisticated twin-clutch system. It’s powered by a new 2.0-liter turbo making 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, mated to a Japanese Aisin 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Sportback and GS hatchback/sedan models use another engine, transmission, and suspension, and their seating and cargo space is entirely different, so we review them separately.

The TourX hasn’t been crash-tested yet, however the 2017 Regal aced its crash tests, and the TourX uses the same chassis.

It’s EPA-rated at 21 city, 29 highway and 24 combined miles per gallon, but we got better than that. We topped 29 mpg with the cruise control set at 73 mph for a full day, and averaged 26.7 mph during our week in the car, which included a road trip and city driving.

Lineup

The TourX base price is just $29,995, and for that it comes well equipped, but in just one color: white; any other color is extra. Even the $33,595 Preferred model still has cloth upholstery, but it adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Our test model was an Essence with a base price of $35,020 that included leather seats, adaptive cruise control, power liftgate with lamp, remote start, 8-inch touchscreen (7-inch is standard) and safety features such as automatic emergency braking. It topped out at $39,160 after the Driver Self-Confidence package (LED headlamps with auto-dimming and cornering capability, rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-change alert, and more), Sights and Sound package (premium audio, Buick infotainment, HD satellite radio, Navigation), and $925 delivery charge.

A fully loaded TourX can top $42,000.

Walkaround

The TourX is strikingly handsome: sleek, distinct and composed, with strong character scallops in the doors. We could do without the matt-black plastic cladding over the fenders, an apparent attempt to make it look like a crossover, which it isn’t. Or, in Buick marketing-speak, “ruggedly styled to redefine what capability can look like.” Our test car was a classy Smoked Pearl Metallic (titanium), costing an extra $395, probably worth it because the fender cladding was less conspicuous against a dark color.

A discreet chrome strip runs from the A-pillar over the windows and down to the taillamps, emphasizing the long and low profile. There are cool-looking exhaust openings in the rear bumper, but they aren’t real.

The waterfall grille does a superb job of owning the name Buick; it’s the right size for a wagon, with the right lines and right emblem.

Interior

With 33.7 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 73.5 cubic feet behind the front seat with the rear seat folded (more than a Mercedes E-Class wagon), the TourX can bring home or take away most anything. You can sleep in it. There’s an excellent 39 inches of headroom, and decent 37 inches of rear legroom. There are some nice details, such as switches that fold down the rear seats, and sliding tie-downs on the cargo floor.

The leather front seats in the Essence model have good bolstering, a bit firm and flat but still comfortable for long hours; our road trip was 5.5 hours each way, and we felt fine. However we wish we had been able to test a base or Preferred model with the cloth upholstery, as they are attractive models to buy, to keep the price down.

The cabin materials aren’t conspicuously inexpensive, but they’re not the quality of Audi or Volvo, let alone Mercedes. They’re about Subaru level. There are some hard plastics on the dash, while the door panels are touched by sweeping lines and satin metallic trim that suggest upscale. Other choices in trims include piano-black plastic or a dark wood called Kibo.

The cabin is quiet, and the controls are easy and intuitive, with the Essence model’s infotainment offering smooth integration of the buttons, screens and technology. The center console is well designed, and the XM radio is easy to tune, which is always a relief in the cars we test. The low instrument panel holds crisp gauges with LED lighting, while the centerstack is framed with more high-quality trim. An available 8.0-inch LCD touchscreen dominates the dash, while a 4.2-inch screen between the gauges displays information from the available navigation, phone, and audio systems. A WiFi hotspot is standard; we used it with our laptop, and liked it.

Driving Impressions

The 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo sounds softly gruff at slow speeds, but it becomes smooth and seamless with the throttle down, revs easily, and accelerates from zero to sixty in a quick 6.4 seconds. Last year the Regal offered an optional 2.0-liter turbo, borrowed from Cadillac, but the specs were different; the 2018 turbo makes a bit less horsepower and the same peak torque, however that torque comes at 3000-4000 rpm, instead of the Cadillac engine’s low-down 1700 rpm.

The engine features start-stop technology to save fuel. We won’t say it’s rough, but we’ve felt better.

The 8-speed transmission manages the engine, as long as the driving is casual. The transmission lacks paddle shifters, which we think it should have, if Buick wants to attract new and sportier buyers. The 8-speed isn’t as quick or responsive as it should be; in fact, Buick says that the 9-speed that’s in the two-wheel-drive Sportbacks will soon be in the TourX. Which might tell you all you need to know about the 8-speed.

Cornering is fairly responsive, with some lean, but the TourX is more of a cruiser than a sport wagon. The electric power steering isn’t heavy, and the steering ratio isn’t too quick. The car’s fairly light weight of about 3750 pounds helps the handling.

The ride on a smooth road has the quality of a good German sedan, using struts in front and a multi-link rear suspension. But not so on a bumpy road; the springs are fairly soft, and easily challenged by rough roads and corners. The twin-clutch rear axle with torque vectoring is a good thing in this situation.

The intelligent all-wheel-drive system can send up to 90 percent of power to the rear wheels, as well as varying the torque between them, using a limited-slip differential. It keeps the TourX stable on bouncy roads, and aids in foul-weather traction. The TourX rides on standard 18-inch wheels and tires, with more ground clearance than the Sportback (like the Outback vs Legacy), but it’s by no means an off-roader.

Summary

The new Buick TourX, a basically German car with an American engine and Japanese transmission, hits a triple. It’s very stylish, efficient, quick and affordable. It’s a solid contender against the likes of Volvo, Audi and especially Subaru. Without meaning to sound chauvinistic, we think the new 2.0-liter turbo might be the best thing about it. But the TourX could be better, and we won’t be surprised if it turns the triple into homer for 2019.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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