2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 30 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 335 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 2

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What You Will Like

The Cadillac ATS competes with other compact luxury cars from BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Lexus. While previous efforts had focused on comfort over performance, the ATS represents a firm departure, with Cadillac opting to compete with BMW on performance, emphasizing rear-wheel-drive handling and a lightweight body structure. Improved torque from the turbocharged engine and a sporty new coupe only add to the Cadillac's appeal.

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What's New For 2016

2016 sees the launch of the high performance variant of the ATS, dubbed the ATS-V. With a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing well over 400 horsepower, the ATS-V should be able to go head to head with the BMW M3 and the Audi RS4. In addition to its firecracker of an engine, the ATS-V gets uprated suspension, new body work and much stickier tires. Available in two or 4-door variants, the ATS-V provides an American alternative to the classic high performance European sports sedan.


  • 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 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
    • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Air bags, driver and front passenger frontal (dual stage for passenger) knee and side, front and rear head curtain (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 (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 Guidance plan for 1 year including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
    • Forward Collision Alert (Also included when (Y66) Driver Assist Package is ordered.)
    • Lane Departure Warning alerts driver of an inadvertent lane departure
    • Lane Keep Assist helps keep vehicle centered in sensed lane
    • Lane Change Alert alerts driver when a sensed vehicle is approaching fast from the rear
    • Side Blind Zone Alert alerts driver when a sensed vehicle is in blind spot
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Front and Rear Park Assist
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
    • Child seat restraint system
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Entertainment Features
    • Antenna, integral front and rear
    • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
    • Bluetooth for phone/audio, uplevel phone/audio with Natural Voice Recognition
    • Noise control, electronic sound enhancer
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Audio system feature, Bose surround sound 12-speaker system
    • Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation AM/FM stereo with embedded navigation, 8" diagonal color information display, three USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone (Also includes (KI6) 110V power receptacle.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) ultra-bright machined-finish painted alloy (Upgradeable to (R35) 18" polished alloy wheels.)
    • Tires, P225/40R18 front and P255/35R18 rear, summer-only, run-flat (Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to cadillac.com/owners/accessories.html or see your dealer.)
    • Wheel lugs, locking
    • Fascias, front and rear body-color
    • Moldings, rocker panel, body-color
    • Grille, galvano chrome accented
    • Headlamps, high intensity discharge includes Adaptive Forward Lighting and LED vertical light signatures
    • Headlamps, IntelliBeam auto high beam control
    • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming body-color, manual folding with integrated turn signal indicators and puddle lamps
    • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
    • Glass, solar absorbing, windshield
    • Wipers, front intermittent
    • Wipers, Rainsense (Also included when (Y66) Driver Assist Package is ordered.)
    • Door handles, illuminating
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket
    • Seat Trim, Leather
    • Seats, performance includes 12-way driver and 10-way front passenger seats, plus 2-way power lumbar and 4-way front headrests
    • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
    • Seat, rear, 2-position, split-folding
    • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable 2-way
    • Console, front floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and dual cup holders
    • Console, rear center with dual cup holders
    • Receptacle, power, 110V, located in rear of front center console
    • Armrest, front center
    • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio, phone and cruise
    • Steering wheel, heated rim
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescoping
    • Steering wheel mounted Paddle Shift Controls includes thick rim sport steering wheel
    • Engine oil indicator
    • Sensor, tilt
    • Instrument cluster, electroluminescent
    • Driver Information Center, 5.7" color display includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
    • Head-Up Display (Also included when (Y66) Driver Assist Package is ordered.)
    • Windows, power with express-up and down and passenger lockout feature
    • Retained accessory power power windows, sunroof (when equipped) and audio system remain operational for 10 minutes after the ignition is switched off or until the driver's door is opened.
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Pedals, Sport aluminum alloy
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Keyless Access, passive entry
    • Remote Start
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed and with 1 mph and 5 mph increment adjustment
    • Trunk release, power, remote
    • Theft-deterrent alarm system, self-powered, shielded
    • Steering column, lock control
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle with immobilizer
    • Climate control, dual-zone automatic
    • Defogger, rear-window, electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and front passenger
    • Air filtration system
    • Wireless Charging
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming, frameless
    • Console, overhead includes reading lamps and OnStar controls
    • Lighting accent, LED spotlights in doors and overhead console
    • Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Lighting, interior, front and rear reading lights, and cargo area lamp
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L V6, SIDI, DOHC, VVT with Active Fuel Management and Automatic Stop/Start (335 hp [250 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 285 lb-ft of torque [386 N-m] @ 5300 rpm)
    • Transmission, 8-speed automatic
    • Rear axle, 3.27 ratio
    • Automatic Stop/Start
    • Differential, rear, mechanical limited slip
    • Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive
    • Cooling, external engine oil cooler
    • Cooling system, extra capacity
    • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection
    • Keyless ignition, push button start
    • Recovery hook, front or rear location
    • Magnetic Ride Control
    • Suspension, Performance
    • Steering, ZF premium rack-and-pinion, electric
    • Brakes, Brembo front, performance 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Locking fuel door
    • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with bright tips

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) - 12.6 x 1.18
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.4 x 0.90
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.4
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 11
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LGX
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/222
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 335 @ 6800
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 285 @ 5300
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 109.30
    • Length, Overall (in) - 183.60
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.50
    • Height, Overall (in) - 54.80
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60.30
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.70
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.0
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 91
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.60
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.30
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.10
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.10
    • Second Head Room (in) - 35.10
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 33.50
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.10
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 44.50
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.3
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.86
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.99
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Cadillac ATS Coupe
    • Body Style - Coupe
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Magnetic Ride Control
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Magnetic Ride Control
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QFN
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QFN
    • Front Tire Size - P225/40R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/35R18
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - M5N
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.62
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.04
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.07
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.66
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.26
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.93
    • Clutch Size (in) - N/A
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.27
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.66
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 2
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.3
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3530
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

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The Cadillac ATS holds its own against the world’s best sports sedans and coupes. Competitors to the ATS include the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and Infiniti G37.

The Cadillac ATS comes with four doors or two. The two-door coupe is slightly smaller than the four-door sedan, with a wider track for better cornering, and it looks the same but actually has different sheetmetal.

There are three engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (sedan only); a 272-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; and a 333-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 re-engineered for 2016 for better fuel mileage. You can further choose between a 6-speed manual gearbox or 8-speed automatic, and rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The ATS sedan with the 2.5-liter engine gets an EPA-rated 26 miles per gallon Combined city and highway, the 2.0 turbo gets 26 mpg Combined, and the V6 is rated 24 mpg Combined.

The ATS-V is another animal altogether. Available as a coupe or sedan, its 3.6-liter V6 is turbocharged to make 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, which blast it to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and beyond to 189 mph. It has a presence that says modern muscle car, with wide flared fenders and aggressive aerodynamics to go with the iconic wedge-shaped Cadillac grille. The interior features Recaro seats, available faux carbon trim, and touches of dark suede. The stiff chassis is aluminum and steel, the suspension uses magnetic dampers, and it comes with the excellent Performance Traction Management (PTM) system. The result is a hugely powerful car that’s easy to drive either around town or on the track near the limit. ATS-V competes with BMW M3, Audi S4.

The 2016 ATS has eight airbags including front knee airbags, with rear side airbags optional. Other safety options include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera. The ATS earns a Superior rating for frontal crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for cars equipped with the available Driver Awareness Package, which includes Forward Collision Alert.


The 2016 Cadillac ATS comes in sedan and coupe versions, with a choice of engines, transmissions, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V comes in sedan ($60,465) and coupe ($62,665) versions.


The ATS is striking and crisp, you might even say dramatic and chiseled. It’s also universally accepted as beautiful, not easy for a design this bold. It stakes out unique ground that the Germans and Japanese competitors only strive to gain, and exudes confidence from its sculpted flanks. Cadillac calls this theme Art & Science, words that fit the fine details and focal points.

The coupe is softer at the edges and smoother at the corners than the sedan.


The ATS cabin is stunning, even on the base model, with soothing materials and exceptional fit and finish, in a modern layout. It’s warmer than the German cars and more upscale than the Japanese luxury cars. Now add the premium trims, with fancy wood and slick metal and cool carbon fiber, and it all becomes awesome.

There’s good headroom and legroom in front, while the sport bucket seats provide comfort for long distances and support for hard cornering. The trunk is small and the back seat is snug, but after all it’s not really a big car. The dash feels a bit like it wraps around the driver, an attempt to be ergonomic.

Cadillac calls its infotainment system CUE, and it’s been updated for 2016 with Apple CarPlay, to go along with its navigation, Bluetooth, and WiFi hotspot capability. It’s located front and center on the dashboard, and provides touch control for things including the sound and climate system. There’s a wireless charging mat behind the screen. Cadillac claims to have improved CUE for 2016, but so far we have found the system slow to respond and stubborn to voice command.

Driving Impressions

The ATS sedan comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. This naturally aspirated engine is not available for the Coupe because it’s about making the ATS affordable, not exciting; it rates an EPA-estimated 21/33/25 mpg City/Highway/Combined.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is arguably the bread-and-butter engine, available for coupe and sedan, with its healthy 272 horsepower and strong 295 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly more torque than the V6. It rates 19/30/23 mpg.

The 3.6-liter V6 has direct fuel-injection, stop-start technology, and active fuel management (cutting from six to four cylinders during cruising), which helps it achieve an EPA-rated at 20/30/24 mpg City/Highway/Combined, or 20/29/23 mpg without the stop-start system. The V6 is rated 333 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque.

The sportiest model is a Coupe with the 2.0-liter turbo with 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. It’ll do zero to sixty in 5.6 seconds, right quick. The V6 with the eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive might be more capable overall, but it’s also more of a Cadillac cruiser.

With any powertrain, the handling of the ATS is composed and precise, giving the driver confidence. The ZF electric power steering is part of it; we like the lightness in normal mode. In sport mode it’s heavier but not quicker, which we also like, for the predictability.

The multi-link rear suspension works well on all road surfaces. The front uses short and longer links with MacPherson struts to form a virtual axis; shorter links flex less, improving precision and response. The ATS corners flat, without body roll. Cadillac has learned a ton from its impressive racing program. The ATS feel more taut than a Mercedes-Benz C-Class or Audi A4, and it handles rough roads much better than an Infiniti G37.

The ATS with the optional FE3 sports suspension uses magnetically charged fluid-filled dampers similar to the Magnetic Ride Control in the Corvette. The FE3 package includes wider 18-inch wheels and tires, and Brembo brake calipers with upgraded pad material. It’s available with the 2.0 turbo.

The ATS-V is ready for the track, armed to take on a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, with stiffened shock towers, a stronger rocker bulkhead, stronger rear cradle-to-rocker braces, V-braces for the engine compartment, and an aluminum shear panel at the front of the chassis. The electronic limited-slip differential applies power progressively, while helping adjust the car’s rotational attitude.

The ATS-V feels wonderful at turn-in toward an apex, or at the edge in a fast sweeper. The 6-speed manual transmission feels a bit ropy, but it does rev-matched downshifts on its own. The 8-speed automatic accelerates quicker, and in manual mode it’s actually better on the track thanks to perfect gear spacing. With 14.5-inch rotors and Brembo calipers in front, and 13.3-inch rotors in the rear, the brakes can sure slow the car down from high speed, although it feels a bit squirmy under the weight of 3700 pounds on somewhat narrow 255-mm front tires.

One fun and useful option for the ATS-V is the Performance Data Recorder, which does video and audio, in addition to gathering data including acceleration, grip, steering angle, braking pressure, throttle input, and more. It can overlay laps from each session to study and improve. It’s what all the professional teams do.


The Cadillac ATS is a breakthrough car, showing the Europeans that, when it tries hard enough, Detroit can build distinctive and gorgeous cars that blow them out of the water.

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Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
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.


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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