2017 Ford Flex

 
2017 Ford Flex
 
2017 Ford Flex
 

2017 Ford Flex

MSRP 
$41,075
Invoice 
$40,034
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 22 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 287 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

View More Features and Specifications

What You Will Like

The 2017 Ford Flex remains an excellent choice for those who lament the absence of large station wagons on the market, yet want something far more stylish than truck-like SUVs or look-alike crossover vehicles. It drives responsively, rides smoothly and quietly and is a great highway vehicle. Plus, the Flex's boxy shape makes it one of the most spacious vehicles inside, especially from a passenger standpoint. Consider its excellent safety ratings and standout active-safety features and it makes a lot of sense from a family standpoint-- making a luxurious minivan alternative, too.

Compare the 2017 Ford Flex against similar models

What's New For 2017

The Ford Flex enters into no significant changes for 2017.

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

Select options for 2017 Ford Flex

Est Target Price With Options

$41,075

Est. Savings Of MSRP Price

$0

 
Additional Equipment
Excluded $1,420 $1,495
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected Includes: For California Emissions States registration, Federal Emissions State dealers ordering a California Emissions System (Code 422) are also required to use Code 93N to attest that the vehicle is to be registered in a California Emissions State, NOTE: It is a violation of federal law for a Federal Emissions State dealer to sell a vehicle w/a California Emissions System for registration in a Federal Emissions State, unless the vehicle also meets EPA standards (i.e, 50-state emissions) $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $542 $570
Excluded $0 $0
Unselected $1,515 $1,595
Excluded $0 $0
Unselected $375 $395
Excluded $375 $395
Unselected $660 $695
Unselected $71 $75
Unselected $185 $195
Unselected $1,895 $1,995
Unselected $185 $195
Engine
Selected $0 $0
Option Package
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $2,755 $2,900
Paint Scheme
Selected $0 $0
Primary Paint
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $375 $395
Unselected $375 $395
Unselected $565 $595
Seat Type
Selected $0 $0
Excluded $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Transmission
Selected $0 $0
Wheels
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $1,040 $1,095
Excluded $0 $0
Total

Specifications for 2017 Ford Flex

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • SYNC 3 -inc: enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, 8" LCD capacitive touch-screen in center stack w/swipe and pinch-to-zoom capabilities, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 2 smart-charging USB ports, NOTE: SYNC AppLink lets you control some of your favorite compatible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software
    • 390w Regular Amplifier
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Sony w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM/HD Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: voice-activated navigation system w/12-speaker Sony audio system, auxiliary audio input jack, SiriusXM radio, integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, (SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link includes 5 year prepaid subscription, Services are not available in Alaska and Hawaii, SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc, 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 SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM customer agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc
  • Exterior Features
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Laminated Glass
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Metal-Look Grille
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Stainless Steel Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P235/55R19 AS BSW
    • Wheels: 19" Painted Aluminum
  • Interior Features
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
    • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
    • Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Keypad
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
    • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
    • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
    • Perforated Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power recline, lumbar and memory, 6-way power front passenger seat w/manual recline and lumbar and driver and front passenger 4-way head restraints
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Net
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Pedals
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Power Adjustable Pedals
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Includes Fold Flat
    • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
    • 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
    • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: shifter button activation
    • 3.65 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 6,150 lbs
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
    • 72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 175 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Steering
    • 18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 83.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 43.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 20
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 650
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 175
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - 998
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/213
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 287 @ 6500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 254 @ 4000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 117.9
    • Length, Overall (in) - 201.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 68
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 65.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.9
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.6
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Capacity - 6
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 155.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 41.8
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.8
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.4
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
    • Second Head Room (in) - 40.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 44.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 58.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 55
    • Third Head Room (in) - 38.7
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 33.3
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.8
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 41.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 16 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 22 (Est)
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 40.7
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Ford Flex
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55HR19
    • Front Tire Size - P255/45VR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55HR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/45VR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 2000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 4500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 200
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 450
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 2000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 4500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 200
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 450
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 2000
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 4500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 44J
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • 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) - 3.65
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4637
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2017 Ford Flex Photos & Colors

Photos

Below are pictures of the 2017 Ford Flex. Select the picture you want to view below

Available Colors

Below are the available colors for the 2017 Ford Flex. Select the color to see a close-up view.

  • Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat Magnetic Metallic Shadow Black
  • Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Shadow Black

Compare the 2017 Ford Flex

Loading Comparison...

Introduction

The Ford Flex has been around for nearly a decade, and gone mostly unnoticed even though it was original and generally considered a good idea. It’s like a small school bus that feels like a car but seats seven.

The 2017 Ford Flex is unchanged except two new colors. The Ford badge has been erased from the grille. It’s just Flex, pasted on the nose. A lonely blue oval lingers, relegated to the lower right corner of the rear hatch, as if Ford is quietly waving bye-bye.

To be sure, the Flex doesn’t carry that many more passengers than some crossovers, it just carries them more comfortably. The wheelbase of 118 inches is 8 inches longer than a Honda Pilot, but 1 inch shorter than a Chevy Traverse, and both the Pilot and Traverse have better third-row accommodations. The Flex focuses on second-row comfort and car-like driving dynamics.

Even as a 4600-pound school bus, the Flex is almost fun to drive, thanks largely to two good engines. The base 3.5-liter V6 makes 288 horsepower, and with a 6-speed automatic it does the job, although we wouldn’t exactly call it quick. It’s front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available.

The optional engine comes from the potent Taurus SHO. It’s a turbocharged V6 making 365 horsepower, also with a 6-speed automatic, with paddle shifters. It only comes with all-wheel drive.

With the base engine and front-wheel drive, the Flex gets 16 miles per gallon city, 23 highway, and 19 combined, according to the EPA ratings. That’s about 2 mpg less than the three-row Hyundai Santa Fe and 3 mpg less than the Honda Pilot. The Flex turbo V6 with all-wheel drive gets 15/21/17 mpg.

The NHTSA hasn’t crash tested the Flex, and the IIHS gives it mostly Good scores except for an Acceptable in the difficult small overlap crash test. All Flexes have Curve Control and torque vectoring, systems that combine with the electronic stability control to help the Flex corner better.

Six airbags are standard, as is a rearview camera. Advanced safety features, such as forward collision warning and blind-spot monitors, are available on higher models. Ford’s MyKey system is also available; it allows owners (parents) to set limits on the speed, as well as entertainment features like stereo volume. Ford should market that system for the house.

Lineup

The 2017 Ford Flex comes in SE ($29,710), SEL ($32,410), and Limited ($37,910). Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.

Standard equipment includes power windows, mirrors, and locks; three-row seating, Ford’s SYNC infotainment system with a 4.3-inch screen and Bluetooth; rearview camera; 17-inch wheels; and fabric upholstery.

SEL models add 18-inch wheels, SYNC3 infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, keyless ignition, remote start, dual-zone climate control, power front seats, and wood trim.

Limited models add 19-inch wheels, leather seats, 12-speaker Sony sound system, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, navigation, power liftgate, and upgraded interior materials.

If you want front collision warning and adaptive cruise control, add a $2900 package. And appearance option includes 20-inch wheels with a black roof, door handles, grille, and window sills. There’s also a heated steering wheel, power folding rear seats, panoramic sunroof, trailer-prep tow package, and second-row captain’s chairs.

Exterior

Even if the Flex goes away, its profile and styling will be remembered, and probably even reborn in some other vehicle, not necessarily a Ford. It works, even if there isn’t a great demand for it. We see a space-age surf wagon.

We also see some British in the sides of the Flex: part Range Rover, part Mini Cooper. And we see some 1960s Ford Fairlane and Country Squire wagon, without the faux woody.

Walkaround

The Flex shows its age in the cabin, with dated styling. It hasn’t changed much since 2008, except for a revision of the centerstack and slight upgrade to materials. The instrument panel is low. The Flex clearly, if lightly, copies the Mini dash that was all the rage back then. The centerstack houses the large SYNC3 touchscreen interface on SEL and Limited models, along with capacitive touch controls for climate and audio.

The fit and finish are good, with soft materials and upholstery in front that feel luxury grade, at least in the SEL and Limited. And it’s fairly quiet inside, after sound deadening material was added in 2013.

But it’s still mostly about passenger comfort and space: seven people and 20 cubic feet behind the third row. With wide door openings and a tall roof, it’s easy to climb inside. Long windows keep the interior bright; anything else would make the Flex feel like a cargo van.

The front and second-row seats are wide and comfortable; in fact they’re a pleasure. The second row is a 60/40 that seats three and folds easily and quickly; optional captain’s chairs seat two for six-passenger seating capacity. The Flex’s Volvo roots show (back in 2008, Ford owned Volvo) in the second row, where there’s more headroom and legroom than many crossovers.

The third row is 50/50 that seats two and folds easily. Not only that, but we put a 6-foot, 6-inch editor back there, and he emerged smiling with his knees still working. The seat isn’t padded as well as the second row, but it’s fine for short trips. The tall roof means passengers have to bend less to get back there, although it’s still not as tall as a minivan.

With both the second and third rows folded, there’s 83 cubic feet of space, which is 20 cubic feet less than the Traverse and just a bit less than the Pilot.

Interior

We wouldn’t expect a car with the dimensions and weight of the Flex to be fun to drive, but it is relatively so, thanks to clever engineering and suspension black magic that minimizes the effort to move 4600 pounds around highways, towns, and parking lots. The Flex feels like a wagon, with fairly crisp steering and a compliant ride that only gets bouncy if you drive too fast in tight corners.

The electric power steering, hard-mounted to the chassis subframe, has a quick ratio. The steering loads up predictably, and there’s even a little feel of the road coming through.

The brakes have been improved with more surface area, a larger master cylinder, and sharper booster tuning, to give a stronger bite and more feel to the pedal.

The good powertrains deserve some credit for making the Flex stress-free. The base V6 brings 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, enough to make acceleration adequate, while the 6-speed automatic shifts with grace. We’ve found that it performs best with simple front-wheel drive, because of the extra 200 pounds that comes with the all-wheel drive. If you need AWD, go for the V6 turbo that makes 365 horsepower.

That all-wheel-drive system is quite smart, with sensors that measure yaw, steering angle, and throttle. They work with the paddle-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission, which won’t upshift when you’re in a corner or climbing a hill. But if you ease off the throttle it will upshift.

Final Word

The Flex has eminent charm, if you have the need. There’s no other vehicle quite like it. It’s a pure people-mover. With all-wheel drive and a hot turbocharged V6 with paddle shifters, it’s worthy of respect; and with the black appearance kit, it takes a step deeper into its own world. But it’s not cheap.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

Driving Impressions

“”

Summary

“”

Estimate Your Payment

Enter loan Terms to get an approximate monthly payment.

Vehicle Price: The total vehicle price including options, destination charge & rebate $
Down Payment: Your upfront cash down payment $
Trade-In: The current value of your trade-in vehicle $
Amount Owed on Trade-In: The total loan balance still outstanding on your trade-in $
Sales Tax: Your local sales tax rate %
Interest Rate: The estimated interest rate on the loan %
Term: The length of the loan (in months). Longer Terms allow for lower monthly payments.
Your Monthly Payment: Calculated Monthly Payment
Other 2017 Ford Flex styles
2017 Ford Flex 4dr Limited EcoBoost AWD
2017 Ford Flex 4dr Limited FWD
2017 Ford Flex 4dr SE FWD
2017 Ford Flex 4dr SEL AWD
2017 Ford Flex 4dr SEL FWD

Similar
2017 Chevrolet Traverse AWD 4dr LT w/1LT
2017 Dodge Durango R/T AWD
2017 GMC Acadia AWD 4dr Denali
2017 Buick Enclave AWD 4dr Leather
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport RHD 4x4
2017 Toyota Highlander LE V6 AWD

Free Select


About These Prices

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.

Enter Your Zip Code

Zip Code:

Why do we need your ZIP code?

CarQuotes.com provides quotes and other information specific to your location.