2018 Cadillac XTS

 
 
2018 Cadillac XTS
 

2018 Cadillac XTS

MSRP 
$47,290
Invoice 
$45,900
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 28 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 304 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front 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 3.6L, 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 2018

For 2018 the Cadillac XTS gets changes to the exterior including LED headlights and brake lights, an updated grille and some other changes to the fenders, fascia and wheels. Upgrades to the CUE entertainments system and an upgraded chassis round off the changes.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 150,000 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 2018 Cadillac XTS

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Brake Assist designed to assist the driver in stopping or decreasing vehicle speed
    • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
    • Traction control, all-speed brake and engine controlled
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Front and Rear Park Assist
    • Rear Vision Camera (Upgradeable to (UVH) Surround Vision when (PCW) Driver Awareness Package is ordered.)
    • 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 and Cadillac 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.)
    • Cadillac Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Cadillac 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 Cadillac 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.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions with outboard comfort guides
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Entertainment Features
    • Antenna, roof-mounted
    • Cadillac 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 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (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.)
    • SiriusXM NavTraffic Avoid congestion before you reach it by enhancing your vehicle's navigation or entertainment system with SiriusXM 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; SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2018 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 premium 8-speaker system with amplifier
    • Cadillac user experience AM/FM stereo with 8" diagonal color information display, one type A and one type C full function USBs, personalized profiles for each driver's settings, Natural Voice Recognition, Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone, Collection and Teen Driver (Includes (UQA) Bose premium 8-speaker system.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Glass, laminated front-side, theft-deterrent
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual folding, body-color with turn signal indicators and puddle lamps (Upgradeable to (DNV) outside heated, power-adjustable and auto-dimming mirrors when (PCK) Luxury Level One Package is ordered.)
    • Wipers, front intermittent, structureless blades
    • Door handles, illuminating
    • Fueling system, capless
    • Glass, Solar-Ray, light-tinted
    • Tail lamps, LED illumination
    • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
    • Headlamps, LED
    • Grille, Special
    • Moldings, bodyside
    • Tire, compact spare, T135/70R18, blackwall
    • Wheel, 18" x 4" (45.7 cm x 10.2 cm) aluminum spare
    • Tires, 245/45R19 all-season, blackwall
    • Wheels, 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) Pearl Nickel premium painted aluminum with chrome inserts
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket, 8-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters with 4 way manual head restraint adjust
    • Wireless Charging The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. (To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn.)
    • Seat trim, mini-perforated inserts, leather seating surfaces
    • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power lumbar control
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger 4-way power lumbar control
    • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding, with lockable rear pass-through
    • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable
    • Wood trim includes real wood on steering wheel and console (Requires (AFA) or (AFB) interior trim.)
    • Glovebox, lockable
    • Map pockets, front and rear doors and front seatbacks
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Headliner, sueded microfiber including sail panels and pillars
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Lighting, illuminated entry and courtesy
    • Convenience net, trunk
    • Defogger, rear-window, electric with heated outside rearview mirrors
    • Sensor, automatic air circulation/air quality
    • Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger (Upgradeable to (CJ4) tri-zone automatic climate control when (PCM) Rear Seat Comfort Package is ordered.)
    • Remote panic alarm
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle with immobilizer
    • Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
    • Trunk release, power
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Adaptive Remote Start
    • Keyless start, push button
    • Keyless Access, passive entry
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • 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
    • Windows, power, all 4 with Express-Up/Down includes rear passenger lockout
    • Gauge cluster includes color Driver Information Center
    • Driver Information Center includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
    • Steering column, power rake and telescoping
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with wood accents includes tap-up/tap-down controls for audio, cruise, phone and voice recognition
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Floor mats, carpeted front
    • Armrest, rear seat includes redundant radio controls
    • Armrest, center, rear with pass-thru dual cup holders and storage
    • Console, center with storage bins storage tray, dual hidden cup holders, USB ports and auxiliary jack
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [227 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb-ft of torque [358 N-m] @ 5300 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled
    • Transmission oil cooler
    • Drivetrain, front-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 assist, electric
    • Axle, 2.77 final drive ratio
    • Brakes, front Brembo, antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Brakes, DuraLife rotors
    • Brake, parking, electronic
    • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with hidden, turned-down tips
    • Tool kit, road emergency

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) - 111.7
    • Length, Overall (in) - 200.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.91
    • Height, Overall (in) - 59.4
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.28
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.48
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.2
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.08
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 45.83
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.87
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.12
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 40
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.34
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.29
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
  • 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 - Q2B
    • Rear Tire Order Code - Q2B
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZCD
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45R19
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45R19
    • 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 - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - M7W
    • 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) - 2.05
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 4
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.0
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4028
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 8.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 4
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

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Introduction

The 2018 Cadillac XTS has a fresh look, with reworked front/rear fascia and a refined bumper design.

Fenders and the grille have been redesigned for 2018, joining new LED headlights. Chassis modifications promise improved ride quality, with increased sound insulation. Inside, upgrades to Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system yield quicker response, with updated graphics, personalized profiles, and smartphone-like navigation.

When the current-generation XTS emerged as a 2015 model, Cadillac took the traditional large-sedan concept and gave it an appealing, modern interpretation. This feat was accomplished without relying on nostalgia for the distant past. Still, the XTS has also become a latter-day substitute for Lincoln’s old Town Car, attracting limousine-service operators. Cadillac even offers a funeral coach.

Most XTS sedans come with a 3.6-liter V6 that develops 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque.

In the XTS V-Sport, a 410-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 produces 369 pound-feet. Both engines mate with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional.

Four trim levels are available: XTS, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum, plus V-Sport Premium Luxury and Platinum models with twin-turbo power. Though equipped well in each trim level, an XTS can be packed full of posh features for additional cost. Platinum trim could almost be dubbed decadent, while the base XTS is set up well for limo duties.

Most trim levels can be fitted with a comprehensive set of collision-avoidance technology, but not much is standard. Crash-test results for the 2018 XTS are impressive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the XTS five stars overall. Testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety yielded Good ratings in each category, though the tricky small-overlap test has not yet been given. Automatic full-speed emergency braking, if installed, gets a Superior score from IIHS. Bundled with adaptive cruise control in a Driver Assist Package, it’s available only for the top two trim levels. A Driver Awareness Package, including blind-spot monitoring and low-speed automatic emergency braking, is standard on upper models and available for the Luxury edition.

Lineup

The 2018 Cadillac XTS ($45,595) has the 304-horsepower V6, front-wheel drive, Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo front brakes, CUE infotainment, eight-speaker Bose audio, power front seats, leather seating surfaces, pushbutton, OnStar connectivity with a 4G LTE, and 19-inch alloy wheels. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge, taxes, cash allowances or discounts.)

XTS Luxury ($49,595) includes navigation, auto-dimming outside mirrors, automatic parking assist, heated front/rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. All-wheel drive ($2,000) is available.

XTS Premium Luxury ($56,095) comes with a head-up display, 12.3-inch configurable screen, tri-zone automatic climate control, 14-speaker Bose surround-sound, and adaptive forward lighting. The standard Driver Awareness Package includes forward collision and lane-departure warnings, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-zone monitoring, and surround-view camera. All-wheel drive ($2,000) is optional.

XTS AWD V-Sport Premium Luxury ($64,095) has the 410-horsepower twin-turbo V6, 20-inch wheels, and all-wheel drive. XTS Platinum ($67,095) gets semi-aniline leather upholstery, 20-inch alloy wheels, more lavish interior trim, and front-wheel drive. XTS AWD V-Sport Platinum ($72,695) gets all-wheel drive.

Walkaround

Modest updating for 2018 maintains the upscale conservative appearance of the XTS, while improving its overall appeal. Nothing has changed in the body profile, but several details have been freshened.

No one is likely to call an XTS exuberant. Few will be directly reminded of oversize big Cadillacs of yesteryear, either. Designers melded curves and angles in a harmonious totality, while largely concealing the sedan’s relatively abundant dimensions.

Horizontal chrome elements have given the grille a cleaner appearance, in keeping with other Cadillac models. Even the front fenders have been revised.

Interior

Some cabins are best judged from the driver’s seat. For others, the most worthy assessments are made from the back seat. Cadillac’s XTS falls into the latter group.

Front occupants get plenty of space, on seats that are wide and flat, with abundant power adjustments. Seats may be short on bolstering, but the driver and front passenger can anticipate adequate support and all-day comfort. Visibility is helped by a seating position that’s a little higher than customary.

In back, three adults can expect vast room to stretch out in luxuriant comfort, while reveling in the lovely upholstery and detail work. Large rear doors make it easy to get in and out of the back seat. Headroom isn’t a concern for passengers over six feet tall.

Finishes are luxurious even in the base model, which flaunts generous leather. Surroundings reach past plush at Platinum trim level, which boasts glorious glossy wood as well as better-grade leather.

Traditional buttons are in short supply on the dashboard, which is highlighted by an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Capacitive switches that control most functions can become frustrating.

Driving Impressions

Strong V6 engines and a smooth-responding, well-behaved 6-speed automatic set the tone for satisfying performance in a big sedan. Regular models can accelerate to 60 mph in a respectable 6.8 seconds. An XTS feels passably swift, but might be a tad overmatched when fully packed.

For a more sizzling big-car experience, the twin-turbo V6 in V-Sport editions is the logical choice. That one can hit 60 mph in just over 5 seconds.

No XTS is really meant for dashing through serious curves, but the more taut-feeling V-Sport comes close to qualifying as a sport sedan. Every XTS V-Sport has all-wheel drive, which helps the sedan make best use of the additional engine power.

What makes any XTS a great cruising machine isn’t its handling talents, so much as its magnificent ride quality. Available Magnetic Ride Control, with a rear air suspension, smooths the ride further yet.

Except when braking, an XTS doesn’t feel as hefty as its two-ton weight suggests. Even with standard Brembo front brakes, nosedive is noticeable at times. V-Sport models feel a little more agile, helped by a firmer suspension.

Fuel economy isn’t bad for a large sedan. With front-wheel drive, the 2017 V6 was EPA-rated at 18/28 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive dropped the estimate to 17/26/20 mpg. The V-Sport managed only 16/23 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined. All versions run on regular-grade gasoline.

Summary

Ride comfort is a strong selling point for big sedans, and the XTS scores highly. All versions, led by the base model, are quite well-equipped. For performance, V-Sports are the prime choice, but prices are hefty. Valuable active-safety features are available, but mainly at additional cost and limited to specific trim levels.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

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.

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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