2018 Kia Optima

 
2018 Kia Optima
 
2018 Kia Optima
 

2018 Kia Optima

MSRP 
$23,495
Invoice 
$22,936
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 36 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.4 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 185 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

View More Features and Specifications

What You Will Like

The Kia Optima has always presented a strong value argument. A choice of three powerful and efficient powertrains complement a feature-rich and stylish sedan. With prices starting at just over $22,000 for the base LX and ranging up to about $31,000 for the turbocharged SX, the Optima offers something at every price point.

Compare the 2018 Kia Optima against similar models

What's New For 2018

The Kia Optima continues to be an attractive and competent entry into the competitive mid-sized sedan segment. For 2018, enhancements on all trims include a standard 7-inch touchscreen UVO system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus standard blind-spot detection, rear-cross traffic alert and rear park-assist. The 2.4L LX trim now has a 10-way power driver seat and auto up/down power front windows, while the 2.0L turbo-equipped SX has LED fog lights, a panoramic sunroof and heated/ventilated front seats. A 2.4L Optima S is new for 2018 and features a panoramic sunroof package.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 10 Years / 100,000 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

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

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

Select options for 2018 Kia Optima

Est Target Price With Options

$23,495

Est. Savings Of MSRP Price

$0

 
Additional Equipment
Unselected $638 $700
Unselected $140 $150
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Paint Scheme
Selected $0 $0
Port Installed Options
Unselected $42 $55
Unselected $62 $75
Unselected $78 $95
Excluded $93 $110
Unselected $171 $200
Unselected $353 $425
Unselected $108 $135
Unselected $78 $95
Unselected $26 $30
Unselected $42 $50
Unselected $67 $80
Unselected $291 $350
Primary Paint
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $362 $395
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $362 $395
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Seat Trim
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Total

Specifications for 2018 Kia Optima

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Emergency Sos
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Streaming Audio
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, External Memory Control and Internal Memory
    • Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, 7" rear camera display, auxiliary and USB input ports, Bluetooth wireless technology and UVO eServices including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay,
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 6.5J x 16" Silver Alloy
    • Tires: P205/65R16
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver w/driver power lumbar and 6-way adjustable passenger seat w/manual height adjuster
    • Driver Seat
    • Passenger Seat
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Illuminated Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Seat Trim -inc: CleanTex anti-soiling
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic -inc: drive mode select system (normal, sport, eco)
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 2.88 Axle Ratio
    • 80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.2
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 800
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.4 L/144
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 185 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 178 @ 4000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 110.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 191.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.2
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.7
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.5
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.8
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.3
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.8
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 45.5
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.1
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.4
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 56
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 36
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Kia Optima
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • 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 - P205/65HR16
    • Front Tire Size - P215/55VR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P205/65HR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/55VR17
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.21
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.64
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.80
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.39
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.77
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.38
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.88
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3219
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 6.5
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

2018 Kia Optima Photos & Colors

Photos

Below are pictures of the 2018 Kia Optima. Select the picture you want to view below

Available Colors

Below are the available colors for the 2018 Kia Optima. Select the color to see a close-up view.

  • Aurora Black Ebony Black Horizon Blue Platinum Graphite Sangria Silky Silver Snow White Pearl Sparkling Silver Titanium Silver
  • Aurora Black
  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Silky Silver
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Compare the 2018 Kia Optima

Loading Comparison...

Introduction

When it was redesigned for 2011, Kia’s midsize Optima established a trend toward sedans that stand out in styling, unlike the often-dowdy four-doors of the past. Reworked again for 2016, the Eurostyled Optima enhanced that perception.

Little has changed for the 2018 model year, except for adding a sportier-looking Optima S trim level, at a particularly tempting price. In addition, several valuable active-safety features are now standard or available for more models. All Optimas now have blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, plus rear parking assistance. A rearview camera also is standard.

Base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with direct injection, standard in LX, EX, and new S trim levels. Developing 185-horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, it works with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Optional on the LX is a more fuel-efficient 1.6-liter turbo, rated at 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, mating with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In Optima SX trim, a 2.0-liter turbo produces 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet, driving a 6-speed automatic.

In the Optima Hybrid, a 154-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine is coupled to an electric motor and 1.62-kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, achieving a combined fuel-economy estimate of 42 mpg. Total output from the Hybrid powertrain is 192 horsepower. The Hybrid can travel short distances, at low speed, on battery power alone.

The Plug-in Hybrid, which can be recharged at an electrical outlet, couples the same 2.0-liter engine to a stronger (9.8-kWh) battery and electric motor. Combined output, at 202 horsepower, is slightly higher than the regular Hybrid. Weighing about 250 pounds more than the Optima Hybrid, the Plug-in can travel up to 27 miles on battery power alone. It’s EPA-rated at 103 MPGe (equivalent), or 40 mpg Combined when running on gasoline.

All Optimas have front-wheel drive. Each promises comfort and satisfying ride/handling qualities, though none qualify as sporty in nature. The new Optima S looks a bit more sporty, with its own front bumper, decklid spoiler, and 17-inch wheels.

In addition to greater availability of advanced safety features, led by automatic emergency braking, Optima has earned top crash-test ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 Optima a Top Safety Pick+, after it earned top Good scores on every crash test, and also for headlights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2017 Optima a five-star rating overall, and in each crash-test conducted.

Lineup

LX 2.4 ($22,500) comes with the 2.4-liter engine and 6-speed automatic, cloth upholstery, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, 16-inch wheels, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.

LX 1.6T ($24,300) substitutes the 1.6-liter turbo engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

S 2.4 ($23,500) gets the 2.4-liter engine and 6-speed automatic, adding cloth/leather upholstery, 17-inch wheels, unique rear spoiler, and 10-way power driver’s seat. Options include a panoramic sunroof.

EX 2.4 ($25,600) adds leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, pushbutton start, and woodgrain trim. Active-safety features are optional.

SX 2.0T ($30,500) moves up to the 2.0-liter turbo, 18-inch wheels, panoramic sunroof, ventilated power front seats, dual chrome exhaust tips, glossy black trim, foglamps, and LED headlights.

Hybrid Premium ($25,995) includes cloth seat upholstery, remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

Hybrid EX ($30,990) adds 17-inch wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio, leather seat trim, power driver’s seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, and power-folding mirrors.

Plug-in Hybrid EX ($35,210) is equipped similar to Hybrid EX.

Active-safety features come in an optional Technology Package.

Walkaround

Visually, every Optima, including the base model, qualifies as handsome and distinctive, with an appealing profile. Viewed from the side, the Optima looks sufficiently stretched-out to give it almost the look of a sporty rear-drive model.

The Optima isn’t as revolutionary as it used to be, but curves still run rampant on the shapely body. Though highlighted by a coupe-like roofline, it’s not angled steeply enough to threaten headroom. Except for some small badges on front fenders, and a specific grille, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models differ little from gas-engine Optimas.

Interior

Unlike some competitive midsize sedans, whose base versions seem a bit cheap, the Optima feels substantial even in base LX trim. Spacious and nicely-appointed, the cabin is sensible and practical, yet attractive.

Though comfortable, front seats are lower than some, but promise space for long-legged passengers. Deep side bolstering provides fine support.

Most back-seat passengers get sufficient head clearance. Six-footers are likely to be satisfied, though taller folks might feel limited by the sloping roof. Wide rear doors ease entry/exit.

Interior designers extended the Optima’s dashboard forward as well as into corners, which helps visibility. Dials, buttons and controls are easy to understand and use, as is the infotainment interface. Excellent fit and finish affirms Kia’s recent efforts to rise from its early role as a low-budget choice, closer to a premium brand.

Occupants can anticipate a quite ride. Steps have been taken at the windshield, front windows, body panels, and dashboard to suppress any engine thrum and other unwanted noise. SX trim benefits even more from bountiful sound-deadening materials. So do the Hybrid sedans, which are even quieter.

At 15.9 cubic feet, trunk space is about average for a midsize sedan. Split rear seatbacks fold down when extra space is needed. Hybrid trunks are less roomy: 13.4 cubic feet in the regular version, and only 9.8 in the Plug-in Hybrid.

Driving Impressions

Mannerly on the road, the Optima yields a comfortable, composed ride. Handling is competent and nicely balanced, if short of sporty. Steering feels crisp when turning and sharp on curvy roads. Body lean is noticeable in quick turns, but appropriate for the midsize-sedan class.

Most buyers should be satisfied with the smooth-running 2.4-liter engine and 6-speed automatic, though a hard push on the gas pedal may be needed when passing. Torque output peaks around 4,000 rpm. Downshifting becomes necessary on steep grades in mountainous terrain.

The optional 1.6-liter turbo responds more promptly, with greater efficiency, but performance is impeded by the indecisive dual-clutch transmission. Lacking refinement, it tends to lurch through the seven gear ratios.

Greater driving enjoyment comes from the 2.0-liter turbo in the top SX trim level. Downshifts are prompt, and engine output peaks at a low 1,350 rpm. Paddle shifters provide best control over the 6-speed automatic. Vibrations from the 2.0-liter are subdued by abundant sound-deadening materials.

All Optimas have three selectable drive modes, Eco, Sport, and Normal, which alter throttle response and transmission operation. Most of the time, Normal feels best.

Optima Hybrids also ride smoothly, coping with rough roads better than a gas-engine model. Hybrid power is sufficient, despite the additional weight of the battery pack. The electric motor also smooths gearchanges from the automatic transmission. Unlike some competitors, the Optima Hybrid won’t lock in EV mode.

Kia was among the first automakers to limit its midsize lineup to four-cylinder engines, but fuel economy trails some rivals. The base LX 2.4-liter has been EPA-rated at 25/36 mpg City/Highway, or 29 mpg Combined. In EX trim, the 2.4-liter drops to 24/34 mpg City/Highway, or 28 mpg Combined.

The 1.6-liter turbo is estimated at 28/37 mpg City/Highway, or 31 mpg Combined, while the 2.0-liter turbo is far less thrifty, at 22/31/25 mpg. The Hybrid is EPA-rated at 39/46 mpg City/Highway, or 42 mpg Combined. Fuel-economy ratings for 2018 models have not yet been announced.

Summary

Kia offers quite a lot in a midsize sedan. Value is still a strong factor, but Optimas also offer handsomely distinctive design, a comfortable ride, and ample features. Active-safety equipment is available, though most is optional only for upper trim levels. No Optima feels cheap in any way, including the base model. Some Optimas approach premium status, with a premium price.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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 2018 Kia Optima styles
2018 Kia Optima EX Auto
2018 Kia Optima LX 1.6T DCT
2018 Kia Optima S Auto
2018 Kia Optima SX Auto

Similar
2018 Toyota Camry LE Automatic
2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6T Auto (Ulsan)
2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR Sedan
2018 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L 2.0T Auto
2018 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Auto
2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S Auto

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.