2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 27 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 310 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The XT5 is a mid-sized crossover vehicle starting at just under $39,000. At this price point it competes with other luxury crossovers such as the BMW X5 and Audi Q5, both of which it handily undercuts in price. The Cadillac XT5 creates a refined driving atmosphere with its swanky interior and smooth revving V6 engine. Looking as expensive as cars costing far more than it, the XT5 is a fantastic value for those needing both space and luxury with a little more ground clearance than what a traditional luxury car can provide.

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What's New For 2017

The Cadillac XT5 is a brand new car for 2017, replacing the Cadillac SRX as the midsized crossover in Cadillac's lineup. The automaker went back to the drawing board with the XT5 and as the name would imply, it's a whole new vehicle, sharing virtually nothing with the car it replaces. While designing a new car is a lot of work, starting from step one can yield some pretty serious dividends. Despite being roughly equal in size to the vehicle it replaces, the XT5 is nearly 300 lbs lighter, improving not just acceleration and handling, but fuel economy as well.


  • 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

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2017 Cadillac XT5

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Front and Rear Park Assist
    • Electric Parking Brake
    • Traction control, full-range, powertrain and brake modulated
    • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
    • Air bags, driver and front passenger frontal (dual stage for passenger), front and rear head curtain, driver side knee (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 vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
    • OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report 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.)
    • 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) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Side Blind Zone Alert
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Horn, dual note tone
  • Entertainment Features
    • Wireless Charging (Requires separately purchased adapter.)
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 8-speaker system (Upgradeable to (UQS) Bose Studio Surround Sound 14-speaker system.)
    • Antenna, roof-mounted
    • Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System, AM/FM stereo with 8" diagonal color information display, four USB ports, two auxiliary power outlets, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone (Upgradeable to (IO6) Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation.)
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 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.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield)
    • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color
    • Windshield, acoustic laminated, windshield and front door glass
    • Wipers, front intermittent, Rainsense
    • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
    • Door handles, body-color with chrome strip
    • Liftgate, rear power with memory height
    • Fueling system, capless
    • Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) bright machined faced with Light Argent accents
    • Tires, P235/65R18 all-season, H-rated, blackwall (Upgradeable to (QNU) P235/55R20 all-season, H-rated, blackwall tires.)
    • Tire inflation kit (Deleted when (ZCD) compact spare tire is ordered.)
    • Sunroof, power UltraView double-sized glass roof that opens over first row, tilt-sliding with Express-Open and power sunshade
    • Roof rails, bright brushed aluminum
    • Spoiler, rear
    • Headlamps, automatic on/off
    • Headlamps, halogen
    • Side-mounted lamps
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket includes 8-way power driver seat adjuster
    • Seat, second row, 40/20/40 sliding and reclining with cargo area fold-down release
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger, 8-way power
    • Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control, 2-way
    • Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control, 2-way
    • Seat adjuster, thigh extension, driver side
    • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
    • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescoping
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
    • Steering wheel, heated
    • Adaptive Remote Start
    • Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger (Upgradeable to (CJ4) tri-zone automatic climate control.)
    • Compass display
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Door locks, power programmable includes lockout protection and delayed locking
    • Gauge cluster, 5.7" color Driver Information Center display includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
    • Keyless Access
    • Memory Package, recalls two "presets" for power driver seat outside mirrors, power tilt and telescoping steering column and driver personalization features
    • Sensor, cabin humidity
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Windows, power front express-up and down rear express-down and comfort open (auto express down via key fob)
    • Air filter, cabin
    • Air vents, rear (Deleted when (CJ4) tri-zone automatic climate control is ordered.)
    • Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger
    • Glovebox, lockable
    • USB ports, 4, plus 2 auxiliary power outlets
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Lighting accent, light pipes along console
    • Cargo Management System, rear, rails with sliding fence
    • Cargo shade, retractable, rear
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L V6, DI, VVT, with Automatic Stop/Start (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6600 rpm, 271 lb-ft of torque [366 N-m] @ 5000 rpm)
    • Transmission, 8-speed automatic
    • Automatic Stop/Start
    • Axle, 3.20 final drive ratio
    • Front-wheel drive
    • Alternator, 155 amps
    • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
    • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist
    • Brakes, active control
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel vented disc

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) - 13.6 x 1.2
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.4 x 0.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (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) - 63
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 30
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 11.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 155
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 170
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LGX
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/222.6
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 310 @ 6600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 271 @ 5000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.5
    • Length, Overall (in) - 189.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 64.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.8
    • Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.3
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56
    • Second Head Room (in) - 36.0
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.2
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.7
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 27
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Electric Power Steering
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.34
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Cadillac XT5
    • Body Style - Sport Utility Vehicle
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - - TBD -
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QMV
    • Front Tire Order Code - QNU
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QMV
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QNU
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZCD
    • Front Tire Size - P235/65R18
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/65R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55R20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • 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) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - - TBD -
  • Transmission Features
    • Trans Order Code - MRC
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.25
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.03
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.45
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.22
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.88
    • Clutch Size (in) - N/A
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.20
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 4
    • EPA Air Pollution Score - - TBD -
    • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.0
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4061
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18" x 8.0"
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18" x 8.0"
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - - TBD -

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  • Dark Granite Metallic
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The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a crossover that takes the place of the SRX. Rather than a dramatically different new model, the XT5 is an evolutionary replacement. Following on the heels of the CT6 sedan, it’s one leg of a broader leap forward for the company. The SRX was a sales success, so the XT5 is a crucial replacement for Cadillac.

Roughly identical to the SRX in size, the new five-passenger Cadillac XT5 weighs about 278 pounds less, and performs better. Wheelbase is about two inches longer. Track width has gained an inch, pushing the front wheels a bit outward.

Cadillac XT5 premium midsize crossover can be compared with the Lexus RX, Acura MDX, Lincoln MKX, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q5.

As its name suggests, the Cadillac XT5 is packed with technology. Detail work is better than ever. As in the CT6, one prominent goal was use of lighter-weight materials and methods. Aiming at younger shoppers, designers turned to more voluptuous design, as well as developing more extravagant interior appointments.

Beneath the hood, a new 3.6-liter V6 engine develops 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, delivered to an 8-speed Aisin automatic transmission. Even though the transmission is responsive and yields well-damped shifts, the XT5 never feels like a performance machine. Unlike some of its competitors in the midsize crossover category, the XT5 bears no relationship to any sports sedan.

Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available on all but the base model. In the new AWD system, dual clutches can send up to 100 percent of torque output to either the front wheels or the rear.

Active-safety features come in two option groups. A Driver Assist package ($2,340) for either the Premium Luxury or Platinum model includes full-speed adaptive cruise control, low-speed automatic braking with pedestrian protection, automatic rear low-speed braking, automatic collision braking, and advanced park assist. Those upper models come standard with a Driver Awareness package that includes forward collision alert, lane keep assist, front pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams, optional ($770) on the Luxury model.

Like the CT6 sedan, the XT5 offers a new Rear Camera Mirror system. Instead of displaying the view from a rear-mounted camera on a video screen, it appears within the rearview mirrors, in high resolution. Cadillac claims it digitally removes obstacles, improving the view by 300 percent. Not everyone is fond of this feature, but the available surround-view cameras and color head-up display are helpful.


Cadillac XT5 comes in standard, Premium, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trim levels. XT5 ($38,995) comes standard with front-wheel drive, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose eight-speaker audio, power liftgate, adaptive remote start, OnStar with 4G LTE, and 18-inch wheels. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.

XT5 Luxury ($45,890) includes a double-size sunroof, heated steering wheel and front seats, front/rear park assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. All-wheel drive ($2,495) is available. XT5 Premium Luxury ($52,890) adds Bose 14-speaker Studio Surround Sound and ventilated front seats, and is available with all-wheel drive ($2,495).

XT5 Platinum ($63,495) comes standard with all-wheel drive and includes a hands-free liftgate, head-up display, surround-view camera, Rear Camera Mirror, heated outboard rear seats, tri-zone climate control, and 20-inch wheels.


In contrast to the sharply creased, chiseled look that identified Cadillacs a decade ago, the XT5 has a softer, curvaceously organic appearance. A few elements of the past remain, such as vertical-style lights and a bold grille.

Overall, the look may be considered less assertive, yet more attractive and even somewhat flamboyant. Highlights include crisply-shaped fenders, abundant brightwork, and a front end that stands out with its dramatic LED lighting.


More sophisticated than the SRX, the Cadillac XT5 gives rear passengers three additional inches of leg space. Yet, headroom is seriously tight, resulting from upright seats and an arching roofline, not ideal for adults riding in the rear.

Front seats are excellent: a bit firm, with ample thigh support, helped by extendable cushions. The split back seat folds flat and also slides fore/aft several inches, to allow extra space for either occupants or cargo. A ratcheting fence helps keep grocery bags and small items from sliding around the cargo area.

Cabin details impress, with meticulous detailing and craftsmanship. Cut-and-sewn leather trim contrasts with a choice of woods, aluminum, or carbon fiber. Tasteful and attractive, the interior rivals top luxury models from Japan and Germany. The dashboard has a horizontal aspect, with a central touchscreen.

Cadillac’s CUE interface has been upgraded, using a swifter processor, but it can still frustrate users. Wireless phone charging, wi-fi via a 4G LTE hotspot, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included.

Driving Impressions

Boasting a strong and responsive V6, the XT5 promises fine body control and confident handling, with less body leans than the SRX. Flat spots, which occurred midway through the rev range of the previous engine, are gone completely with the new V6.

The 8-speed automatic has even-spaced ratios and yields precise shifts. Even when traveling up a long grade, the powertrain settles swiftly into an appropriate gear for the occasion. Platinum models include ZF’s continuous damping control, which minimizes harshness and undulations that might enter the cabin.

Rather than a shift lever, the XT5 gets Cadillac’s first shift-by-wire setup, which involves more button-pushing than might be expected. Pauses between each shift could be an issue when parking, especially when in a hurry, or trying to rock the vehicle if it gets mired in snow.

Cadillac’s all-wheel-drive system is intended for rain, snow, or icy roads, but it increases stability even in dry weather. The twin-clutch configuration lets up to 100 percent of power be sent to either front or rear wheels.

Electric power steering feels settled in highway driving, precise and nicely weighted for urban maneuvers. Sport mode affects not only steering feel, but throttle sensitivity and transmission response, but the difference isn’t substantial. Although the ride is quiet and well-controlled, engine sound can be a little too noticeable.

Fuel-efficient for its class, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is EPA-rated at 19/27 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined. With all-wheel drive, the EPA estimate drops to 18/26 mpg City/Highway. Real-world driving should yield similar figures. Active Fuel Management lets the engine run on four cylinders during steady cruising, while a Stop/Start system can shut it off at stoplights.


The all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a superb premium midsize crossover, with a comfortable, nicely detailed cabin, responsive power, quiet, sophisticated ride and handling, and available all-wheel drive.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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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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