2018 Chevrolet Corvette

 
 
2018 Chevrolet Corvette
 

2018 Chevrolet Corvette

MSRP 
$56,590
Invoice 
$53,814
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 25 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 6.2L Gas V8, 455 HP
  • Transmission: Manual (standard)
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 2
  • Doors: 2

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Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

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

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Specifications for 2018 Chevrolet Corvette

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Active handling stability control improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
    • Traction control, all-speed
    • Rear Vision Camera NEW wide view
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact, driver and passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)
    • OnStar Guidance plan Limited Trail Service, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling minutes) (Service not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit 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.) (Fleet orders receive a 6-month trial. Service not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit 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 select vehicle mobile app features, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.)
  • Entertainment Features
    • Antenna, integral, hidden
    • OnStar 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 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 9-speaker system
    • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8" diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM/HD stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice-activated technology for radio and phone; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, Z51-style 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) front and 20" x 10" (50.8 cm x 25.4 cm) rear
    • Tires, P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear, performance, 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 https://my.chevrolet.com/learnAbout/chevrolettires or see your dealer.)
    • Engine access, rear-opening hood
    • Roof panel, carbon fiber, painted body-color, removable
    • Chrome Badge Package
    • Vents, exterior, carbon flash
    • Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID), Xenon LED park and turn signals and Daytime Running Lamps
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color
    • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
    • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, GT bucket
    • 1LT interior trim seats only in interior color selected
    • Seat adjusters, driver and passenger 8-way
    • Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces
    • Console, floor 2 covered cup holders, auxiliary power outlet, USB ports, auxiliary input jack and storage
    • Floor mats, carpeted
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
    • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped, flat-bottom
    • Steering wheel controls, audio, voice recognition and Driver Information Center
    • Driver Information Center, color
    • Oil life monitoring system
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Keyless Open and Start includes 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
    • Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Storage, with electric locking glovebox, behind screen storage, center console and rear compartment with cover
    • Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox
    • Visors, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Defogger, rear-window, electric
    • Air filtration system with pollen filter
    • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and dedicated passenger controls and outside temperature display
    • Hatch release, push button open
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, push button start, immobilizer and audible visual alarm
  • Mechanical Features
    • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3" polished stainless-steel tips
    • Calipers, Dark Gray Metallic-painted
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Steering, power, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion, variable ratio
    • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
    • Frame, aluminum structure
    • Rear wheel drive
    • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip
    • Transmission, 7-speed manual with Active Rev Matching
    • Engine, 6.2L (376 ci) V8 DI (455 hp [339.3 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 460 lb-ft of torque [621.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)

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 - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.3 x - TBD -
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.0
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LT1
    • Engine Type - Gas V8
    • Displacement - 6.2L/376
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 455 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 460 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 460 @ 4600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 465 @ 4600
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 106.7
    • Length, Overall (in) - 176.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 48.8
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.7
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 2
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 52
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 43
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.2
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 53.7
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 16
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 25
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.7
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Chevrolet Corvette
    • Body Style - Coupe
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Short/Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Short/Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Transverse Leaf Spring
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Transverse Leaf Spring
    • 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 - XFJ
    • Rear Tire Order Code - XFJ
    • Front Tire Size - P245/35ZR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P285/30ZR20
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MEP
    • Trans Order Code - M5U
    • Trans Type - 7
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Manual
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.66
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.56
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.78
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.97
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.30
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.08
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.69
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.27
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.50
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.90
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.82
    • Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.42
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.41
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.42
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.65
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Two Seater
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.3
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3298
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 x 10
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Photos & Colors

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  • Arctic White Black Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat Sebring Orange Tintcoat Torch Red Watkins Glen Gray Metallic
  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
  • Sebring Orange Tintcoat
  • Torch Red
  • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic

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Introduction

The Chevrolet Corvette is in its seventh generation, or C7, and still comes across young and hot as ever. The 2018 Corvette is in the fifth year of this generation, having been introduced for 2014. There have been steady small changes in the past five model years, but nothing significant from a mechanical standpoint. It’s so dynamically perfect that it hasn’t needed changes to keep up with anyone.

The C7 delivers astonishing acceleration, amazing grip, quick reflexes, and absolute communication through the seat and steering wheel. Even the automatic transmission matches the best of the German twin-clutch automatics.

It comes as an awesome Stingray or mind-shattering Z06. The Stingray uses a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 making 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The Z06 uses a supercharged LT4 V8 that’s also 6.2 liters, making 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. A 7-speed manual gearbox is standard, with automatic rev-matching downshifts. It’s fantastic. The optional transmission is a GM-built paddle-shifting 8-speed automatic. It’s superb.

There’s a model in the middle, the Grand Sport, which uses the Stingray engine and the Z06 suspension and steering geometry. It makes 5 more horsepower than the Stingray, and is a couple tenths quicker in the quarter mile. There’s also a Z07 handling package that includes carbon-ceramic brakes.

The Convertible doesn’t lose any structural integrity, because the Corvette was designed from the ground up as a roadster; the Convertible isn’t a coupe with the top chopped off afterward, it’s a roadster with a top added.

With a tall final-drive ratio keeping rpm low at freeway speed, and cylinder de-activation technology to cut cylinders when cruising, Corvette gets an EPA-rated 19 miles per gallon Combined. The Z06 rates 16 mpg Combined.

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS have crash-tested the C7 Corvette, but its rigid structure, many airbags, and stability control inspire confidence. The best way to stay safe in a Corvette is don’t lose your judgment.

Lineup

There are 24 different combinations of engine, chassis, and models including the convertible, from Stingray Coupe ($55,495) to full tilt ZO6 convertible ($83,495).

Standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control; an infotainment system with an 8.0-inch color touchscreen; satellite radio; Bluetooth with audio streaming; USB and power ports; a rearview camera; keyless ignition; cruise control; and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and OnStar.

Optional are Nappa leather or micro-suede, aluminum or carbon fiber trim, curb-view camera, head-up display, HD radio, 10-speaker Bose audio, competition sport seats, and navigation. But no blind-spot monitors.

The Z06 package also includes Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, adjustable front and rear aero components, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires.

The Z51 package includes lighter wheels, bigger brakes, more extreme aerodynamic bits, an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oil system, an oil cooler for the differential and transmission, and stiffer shocks, springs and anti-roll bars.

Adjustable ride control settings are available with the Magnetic Selective Ride Control option, enabling various levels of ride comfort and performance. The magnetic ride suspension is available without the Z51 package and comes bundled with the Z51’s rear spoiler and wheels.

Finally, there’s an available performance data recorder with video. It can be used as a security device to make sure your Corvette isn’t taken for any joy rides by valet car-parkers.

Walkaround

The C7 is a wild, extroverted scoop addict. More slits and ducts. Wide, low and fast. The long hood, swept windshield, and muscular chopped haunches make the proportions and profile. The curves and creases intersect and warp. The sharp lines, angles, and vents say supercar. The Z06, with fatter fenders and more aerodynamic bits, fairly shouts it.

There’s a lot to look at, in a Corvette. It can be work. Your eyes can get tired.

Interior

The standard cabin trim in the Corvette’s is too standard. It needs optional aluminum or carbon-fiber to look correctly Corvette. Actually the carbon fiber makes it feel like a supercar. The suede and rich leather come in designer colors.

Still, the interior doesn’t match that of the Porsche 718, which is tight and low key. The Corvette is sharp and modern.

The instrument panel is simple and driver-focused.

Of course the materials are good and the touch is generally soft. The Porsche 911 and Mercedes AMG GT, costing much more, have higher quality trim. Some things make the Corvette feel like a grand touring car, for example the passenger climate controls integrated into the outboard vent.

The standard front seats are great, supportive and grippy, with a highly adjustable driver’s seat and a adjustable steering wheel; but the optional seats are greater. You can reach the shift lever without contortions.

The Competition Sport seats have a race-inspired form and function for hard cornering.

The cabin is snug but not tight. There’s good head, hip and legroom in front, even for six-footers. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is a bit small but comfortable.

Storage is good for a sports car. There are a few cubbies and boxes, with a hidden compartment behind the nav screen for your phone, with a jack. The real magic is the large, flat cargo area under the hatch of the coupe. It holds a surprising amount of luggage or stuff, making the Corvette almost practical. Convertibles have a trunk with less space, but it’s still adequate.

The convertible’s tight top seats itself at the top of the windshield, allowing you to raise or lower the top at speeds of up to 30 mph. Wind buffeting is stronger than some touring convertibles, but it’s not bad. The optional dealer-installed wind-blocker makes it better.

Rear visibility is very poor, as with many high-performance cars. The standard rearview camera is useful when backing up, but it isn’t available when you’re trying to see what’s happening behind you on the freeway. Corvette C7 racecars have a video camera on the dash that’s the rearview mirror. Eventually the technology for road cars will go there.

Driving Impressions

Mechanically, the Z06 is a benchmark for what a high-performance sports car should be. Sure, a Ferrari might be more exotic, and an Aston-Martin more gorgeous and eye-catching, but nothing matches a Corvette in performance-for-dollar. It has speed, handling, and style equal to cars costing twice as much.

The key to Corvette’s superb handling is its grip. The Z06 and Z51-package cars use an electronic differential to gain grip. Even without that and other electronic traction aids, the chassis is poised and balanced.

The chassis and suspension use a lot of aluminum, which aids handling along with the adjustable dampers and Performance Traction Management system, especially in its Track mode. Flat cornering, over 1g of lateral grip, and accurate electric power steering deliver a control that can be addictive, especially on the track. The handling is astonishingly better than the C6. Driving the C7 is a special and rewarding experience.

The 455-horsepower LT1 engine in the Stingray sounds excellent as it accelerates hard. It can do the quarter-mile in 12 seconds flat. Gearshifts in the seven-speed manual transmission are slick. Shifts from the paddle-shifting eight-speed automatic never hesitate. It’s remarkable, even in automatic mode. GM says it shifts 80 milliseconds faster than the Porsche twin-clutch PDK.

The Grand Sport’s wider rear fenders cover its wider rear tires, and the aerodynamic additions add to the racecar look. But it’s only two-tenths quicker in the quarter mile, as wider tires and aero tweaks aren’t for acceleration. Neither are the big Brembo brakes, but they too make the Grand Sport more capable on a road racing circuit.

Now add the Z07 package, including Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, Magnetic Selective Ride Control dampers, and a more aggressive aerodynamics. Also add another $8000.

The Z06 brings Corvette to another level. Its supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 makes 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. With the eight-speed automatic, it can accelerate from zero to sixty in 2.95 seconds.

Summary

Still the champ. Ultimate engineering out of an engine whose V8 design is more than 60 years old but still an unmatched thrill. Cornering second to none. GM aces the paddle-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, providing on option to the perfect seven-speed manual gearbox. Clean, eye-catching supercar styling. Unheard of, for $55,495. The Corvette remains a bargain for ultra-high performance.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

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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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