2016 Cadillac XTS

2016 Cadillac XTS

2016 Cadillac XTS


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 304 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

Starting at around $45,000, the XTS competes with midsized luxury sedans from European manufacturers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. The XTS offers more interior room and cargo space, however and the availability of a 410-horsepower turbocharged V6 means the XTS holds its own when it comes to performance. Available all-wheel drive increases practicality and fits well with the impressive array of technologies available on the XTS.

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What's New For 2016

The XTS comes back for 2016 with minor changes. Among the enhancements include an available 360-degree camera system, Apple CarPlay and wireless device charging.


  • 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: 5 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 2016 Cadillac XTS

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Braking, front and rear automatic
    • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
    • Traction control, all-speed brake and engine controlled
    • Daytime Running Lamps, upper and lower auxiliary
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side impact, knee and head curtain side impact for driver and front passenger, head curtain and seat side impact for outboard rear passengers (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, front passenger seat (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.)
    • Front and Rear Park Assist
    • Surround Vision
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Side Blind Zone Alert
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions with outboard comfort guides all seating positions with outboard comfort guides
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Entertainment Features
    • 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 devices, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
    • Bluetooth for phone, streaming audio for music and select phones
    • Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System 8" display, featuring touch response, haptic feedback, gesture recognition, proximity sensing, articulating storage door/bin, clock display and compass feature
    • NavTraffic Avoid congestion before you reach it by enhancing your vehicle's navigation or entertainment system with NavTraffic. With detailed information on traffic speed, accidents, construction, road closures and more, you will get to your destination faster and more easily than ever before. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after trial period. 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. NavTraffic available only in select markets. For more information, see www.siriusxm.com/navtraffic.)
    • Active Noise Cancellation
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD 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 will 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 Studio Surround Sound 14-speaker system with surround amplifier
    • Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation AM/FM stereo with embedded navigation, 8" diagonal color information display, USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone (Includes (UQS) Bose Studio Surround Sound 14-speaker system.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 20" x 8.5" (50.9 cm x 21.6 cm) aluminum with polished finish and chrome inserts
    • Tires, P245/40R20 all-season, blackwall
    • Tire Inflator Kit
    • Sunroof, UltraView, power
    • Antenna, roof-mounted
    • Moldings, bodyside
    • Grille, Platinum Collection
    • Headlamps, high intensity discharge Xenon, windshield wiper-activated with Twilight Sentinel and night-time flash-to-pass feature
    • Headlamps, IntelliBeam
    • Headlamps, Adaptive Forward Lighting
    • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
    • Glass, Solar-Ray, light-tinted
    • Glass, laminated front-side, theft-deterrent
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and auto-dimming, body-color, power-folding with turn signal indicators and remote control
    • Wipers, front intermittent, structureless blades
    • Wipers, Rainsense
    • Door handles, illuminating
    • Fueling system, capless
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket, 22-way adjustability with massage feature
    • Seat trim, Semi-Aniline mini-perforated inserts full leather
    • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power lumbar control
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger 4-way power lumbar control
    • Seat adjuster, driver, thigh adjust
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger, thigh adjust
    • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
    • Seat, ventilated driver
    • Seat, ventilated front passenger
    • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding, with lockable rear pass-through
    • Seats, heated rear outboard seating positions
    • Head restraints
    • Console, center with storage bins storage tray, dual hidden cup holders, USB ports and auxiliary jack
    • Console, leather-wrapped
    • Armrest, rear seat includes redundant radio controls
    • Armrest, rear seat includes rear sunshade and redundant radio controls
    • Floor mats, premium carpeted front and rear
    • Sill plates, illuminated "Platinum", front
    • Steering wheel, heated, leather wrapped with wood accents includes tap-up/tap-down controls for audio, cruise, phone and voice recognition
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescoping
    • Steering wheel, heated
    • Driver Information Center includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
    • Head-Up Display, color
    • Gauge cluster, 12.3" color reconfigurable with color Driver Information Center
    • Windows, power, all 4 with Express-Up/Down includes rear passenger lockout
    • Retained accessory power audio system, mirrors, power windows, sunroof and climate control remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Keyless Access, passive entry
    • Keyless start, push button
    • Adaptive Remote Start
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Wireless Charging
    • Cruise control, adaptive, full-speed range
    • Trunk release, power
    • Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle immobilizer
    • Remote panic alarm
    • Climate control, tri-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver, front passenger and rear passengers, dual-zone front and auxiliary rear mode and temp controls
    • Sensor, automatic air circulation/air quality
    • Defogger, rear-window, electric with heated outside rearview mirrors
    • Instrument panel top pad, leather-wrapped
    • Wood trim, authentic
    • Glovebox, lockable
    • Power outlet, 110-volt located on rear of front console
    • Door trim, leather-wrapped
    • Shift lever, leather-wrapped with wood
    • Map pockets, front and rear doors and front seatbacks
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Headliner, sueded, microfiber including sail panels and pillars
    • Sunshades, manual, rear side windows
    • Sunshade, power, rear window
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Lighting, illuminated entry and courtesy
    • Lighting accent, LED spotlights with light pipes
    • Convenience net, trunk
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [226 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb-ft of torque [355 N-m] @ 5300 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled, AWD
    • Differential, electronic limited slip
    • Drivetrain, all-wheel drive
    • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection
    • Alternator, 170 amps
    • Suspension, front, HiPer Strut
    • Suspension, rear, independent linked H-arm
    • Magnetic Ride Control, dual-mode
    • Automatic level control, rear air springs
    • Steering, power variable-effort
    • Axle, 2.77 final drive ratio
    • Brakes, front Brembo, antilock, disc 4-wheel
    • Brakes, DuraLife rotors
    • Calipers, Silver
    • Brake, parking, electronic
    • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless steel through fascia design

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
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 18.0
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 170
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LFX
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/217
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 304 @ 6800
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 264 @ 5300
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 111.70
    • Length, Overall (in) - 202.00
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.90
    • Height, Overall (in) - 59.10
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 61.70
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.00
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 20
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.2
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.00
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.10
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.90
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.10
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.80
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 40.00
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.30
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.30
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.3
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.64
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.7
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Cadillac XTS
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - HiPer Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Linked H-arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Air Springs
    • 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 - RAL
    • Rear Tire Order Code - RAL
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZB2
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZCD
    • Front Tire Size - P245/40R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/40R20
    • Spare Tire Size - P235/55R18
    • Spare Tire Size - T135/70R18
  • 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 - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - M7U
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/Manual Shift
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.48
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.87
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.84
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.41
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.88
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.77
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 4
    • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4215
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 x 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 x 8.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 4
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

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Until performance-oriented models took precedence, full-size sedans served as the solid pillars of the Cadillac lineup. Introduced for 2013, the Cadillac XTS is the largest sedan in the group. Considered a step up from Cadillac’s ATS and CTS sports sedans, the Cadillac XTS is about comfort, refinement and capabilities.

Drivers get ample passenger room with the Cadillac XTS. Backseat space qualifies as massive, topping that of most similar-size sedans. Occupants enjoy abundant headroom and bountiful leg space, within a quiet and refined four-door. Compared against such rivals as the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac scores well in technology and available features.

Changes are modest for 2016. The 2016 Cadillac XTS is distinguished by revised grilles, integration with Apple CarPlay, and wireless smartphone charging. A Surround Vision camera is newly available.

Two 3.6-liter V6 engines are available. Smooth and predictable, the base engine sends 305 horsepower to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Buyers of upper-level models who prefer more get-up-and-go can select a Vsport twin-turbocharged version of the V6, whipping up 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

Plenty of safety features are available, though you have to purchase an option group to get the most advanced items. One of them can apply brakes automatically, when sensors detect trouble, bringing the car to a halt from up to about 20 mph.

Also on the technical front, 4G LTE connectivity with GM’s OnStar can create an in-car wi-fi network. All XTS sedans have CUE (Cadillac User Experience), with an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen (similar to an iPad) at the center of the instrument panel. Few actual buttons exist; nearly everything is done on-screen.

Fuel economy is about on par, considering the XTS’s size. The Environmental Protection Agency estimated the base front-drive model at 18/22 mpg City/Highway, dropping to 17/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. Picking a Vsport engine lowers the estimates to 16/23 mpg.

Cadillac’s XTS has earned good scores in crash testing, with a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) deems XTS Good, its highest rating.


The 2016 Cadillac XTS comes in standard, Luxury, Premium, and Platinum trim. Each can be fitted with the 305-horsepower base engine, but Premium and Platinum versions can get the 410-horsepower Vsport twin-turbo V6, with all-wheel drive. Vsport models get a unique grille.

The 2016 Cadillac XTS ($45,295) comes with front-wheel drive, 305-horsepower V6, and 6-speed automatic transmission. The Premium Collection ($55,705) upgrades with navigation, premium audio, adaptive forward lighting, reconfigurable gauges, larger wheels, automatic headlights, illuminating door handles, and rain-sensing wipers. Platinum Collection ($64,550) adds soft Opus leather seating with perforated inserts, along with a microfiber sueded headliner. Twin 22-way power front seats offer heating, cooling, and massaging. Wood trim decorates the steering wheel, console, instrument panel, and door panels.

Platinum models can get a Driver Awareness package that includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, 360-degree surround-view cameras, and blind-spot monitoring. GM’s Safety Alert Seat vibrates on one or both sides to signal potential dangers, such as veering over a lane divider. Also available is Automatic Parking Assist, which can steer the car into a parking space.


Topped by a softly arched roofline, set above smooth, uncluttered bodysides, the XTS comes across as an expertly crafted mixture of sharp angles, creases, and curves. The end result is a clean-looking profile, integrating just enough subtle verve to give the XTS a distinctive, clearly Cadillac appearance. In fact, today’s XTS is a contemporary rendition of the Art & Science design theme devised more than a decade ago. Grilles have been revised for 2016.


Overall and in their individual elements, the instrument panel and trim within the Cadillac XTS show off the latest interior trends from General Motors. At the same time, the XTS interior differs from that of any other GM vehicle. Smoothly contoured and somewhat soft in detailing, the swooping dashboard is highlighted by neatly beveled metallic trim elements.

Materials are high in quality, including wood trim, numerous soft-touch surfaces, and leather-wrapped instrument panels. Fit and finish rank as excellent, demonstrating subtle luxury.

Space is ample for four adults; or for five, if one is a little smaller. Occupants sit a bit higher than in other big luxury sedans, which translates to excellent all-around visibility. On the down side, front-seat support trails some competitors. In back, however, passenger space is considerably greater.

With gouged-out portions of the rear headliner delivering increased headroom, six-footers and beyond won’t be disappointed. Though the seats are not similarly contoured, the center rear position is better than in many cars.

Active noise cancellation helps keep the cockpit quiet. Unfortunately, the CUE setup remains troublesome, sometimes jumping around during crucial steps while using navigation. However, screen scrolling is smooth and problem-free. Live-traffic features operate flawlessly.

Driving Impressions

Acceleration with the base engine is slightly slow when starting off, while the Vsport V6 feels closer to the energetic nature of a V8. Closer to highway speeds, you can expect a rather exhilarating reaction when pushing the pedal of a Vsport.

Courtesy of a nicely tuned suspension and MagneRide magnetic ride control, you can expect a well-composed ride: somewhat firm, yet largely absorbent. Adjustable dampers automatically alter the ride so the XTS soaks up most surface flaws, including patches of broken-up pavement.

Overall, responses to steering inputs are crisper than in some comfort-focused automobiles. Any model demonstrates excellent road manners and a sense of nimbleness, as well as a satisfying connection to the pavement surface. Despite its two-ton bulk, an XTS doesn’t even feel especially heavy. Cornering is flat, with little sense of inability to cope, though hard braking can yield quite a bit of nosedive.


Benefits of an XTS reach beyond interior space and comfort. Although an XTS is rather expensive, it’s more agile than its size might suggest. With the Vsport engine, the largest Cadillac is also more energetic than it might appear. Overall, this Cadillac qualifies as a reasonably strong value in its class.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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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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