2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
 

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

MSRP 
$24,940
Invoice 
$24,143
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 30 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.4 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 166 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Outlander is in a crowded field, up against best-sellers like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and the Subaru Forester. Against these, the Outlander offers a comparable exterior but manages to pack seating for more people inside.

Interior space and fuel efficiency are both big strengths. Mitsubishi also says that the Outlander is one of the most fuel-efficient utility vehicles offered in the North American market with standard 7-passenger seating (it gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway). Furthermore, the new hybrid model shows a real commitment to the use of alternative energy offering 22 miles without a single drop of gasoline.

The Outlander can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which should be plenty for a small boat or a couple of jet skis. Ground clearance for the Outlander is 8.5 inches, which should give it an easier time with snow than some other crossovers.

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What's New For 2018

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets a mild refresh heading into this year. For starters all Outlanders get a 7-inch touch screen, LED running lights and a rearview camera. Advanced safety features such as a Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Remote Power Tailgate have been added to the SEL trim. New to the lineup is the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid, which comes with all-wheel drive and can travel up to 22 miles on electricity alone. Both the front and rear fasciae receive subtle updates, with the most apparent being the presence of new LED running lights.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 10 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / Unlimited 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: 4 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 Mitsubishi Outlander

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
    • 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
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo -inc: 7.0" touch panel display audio, 6 speakers, Digital HD radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel audio controls and USB port
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" x 7" 2-Tone Aluminum Alloy
    • Tires: P225/55R18 All Season
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Black Bumper Insert
    • Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat and 4-way adjustable passenger seat
    • Driver Seat
    • Passenger Seat -inc: Fold Flat
    • 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
    • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Fabric Seat Trim
    • 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 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.4L SOHC I4 MIVEC 16 Valve
    • Transmission: CVT
    • 6.026 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 4,795 lbs
    • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 70-Amp/Hr 620CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • 1 Skid Plate
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 16.6 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
    • Cell Phone Pre-Wiring

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) - 11.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 63.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 34.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 10.3
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 620
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.4 L/144
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 166 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 162 @ 4200
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 105.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 71.3
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60.6
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 60.6
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.6
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 128.2
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.6
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.6
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 52.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 51.7
    • Third Head Room (in) - 35.7
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 28.2
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 51.4
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 39.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mitsubishi Outlander
    • 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 - P225/55HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/55HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 1500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 1
    • Trans Description Cont. - CVT w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.63 - 0.38
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 1.96
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 6.03
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.5
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3351
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Photos & Colors

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  • Alloy Silver Metallic Cosmic Blue Metallic Diamond White Pearl Labrador Black Metallic Mercury Gray Metallic Quartz Brown Metallic Rally Red Metallic
  • Alloy Silver Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Diamond White Pearl
  • Labrador Black Metallic
  • Mercury Gray Metallic
  • Quartz Brown Metallic
  • Rally Red Metallic

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Introduction

It’s been a while since Mitsubishi had big news, so they are making the most out of the 2018 news, that there is a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (perfectly designated the PHEV). It’s the only plug-in-hybrid SUV in its class with all-wheel drive, and the only one with fast charging. And it can travel as much as 22 miles on electric power. So it brings together the environmental efficiency of an electric vehicle, the functionality of a crossover, and versatility of an all-weather vehicle with Mitsubishi’s S-AWC, or Super All-Wheel-Control.

The standard DC Fast Charging capability can charge up to 80 percent capacity in 25 minutes, using a commercial station. At home with your 120-volt outlet it will fully charge in eight hours; or half that time with a 240-volt outlet.

The new PHEV advances the technology of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV small electric car. It uses two high-output 60 kW electric motors mounted at the front and rear axles, to instantly send torque to all four wheels via S-AWC.. Its permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that drives the front axle is smaller, lighter and more powerful than that in the i-MiEV.

The PHEV system in the Outlander was tested and developed at races like the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2014 (prototypes placed first and second), and at the Baja Portalegre 500 off-road rally in 2015. The gasoline engine that supports the motors (or do they support the engine?) is an efficient 2.0-liter.

The Outlander is known for bringing efficiency, comfort, and space, if not style and performance, for a lower price than the competition. It’s close in size to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester, but it feels roomier inside. It seats seven, with a small third row.

This generation began in 2014, updated in 2016 with sleeker styling, better interior materials, more sound deadening, suspension changes to improve ride and handling, and a better-but-still-not-good-enough transmission. It got Apple Car Play and safety upgrades in 2017. For 2018 the base infotainment system is upgraded with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity.

The base engine is a 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter four cylinder mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission that’s barely adequate.

The Outlander GT features a 224-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6, but it isn’t much faster than the four-cylinder. It accelerates from zero to sixty in about 8.0 seconds, slower than rivals. However it increases the towing capacity from 1500 to 3500 pounds, and has a pleasing exhaust note.

Two all-wheel-drive systems are offered. The base Outlander ES gets a system with a locking center differential. Standard on the Outlander GT and optional on the other models is a system with an electronically controlled center coupling, an open rear differential, and an active front differential, but no low range.

The EPA rates the Mitsubishi Outlander at 25/30 miles per gallon City/Highway, or 27 mpg Combined for the 2.4-liter with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive models with that engine are rated 24/29/26 mpg. That’s among the highest mileage vehicles with third-row seating.

The GT, with V6 and all-wheel drive, gets 20/27/23 mpg, on Premium gasoline.

On a fast drive over mountain roads, we got 21 mpg in the four-cylinder, and 20 mpg in the V6, both AWD.

The Outlander gets top results in every category of the IIHS tests, to achieve the insurance industry agency’s Top Safety Pick+ status. From the NHTSA, it gets four stars overall for front-drive models and five stars with AWD.

Lineup

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes as the new PHEV, or as the old ES, SE, SEL and the V6 GT, with front- or all-wheel drive. The PHEV is priced at $34,595.

Outlander ES ($23,945) comes standard with cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, cruise control, steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, six-speaker 140-watt audio system, 60/40-split folding second-row seats, 50/50-split third-row seats, power locks, windows, and mirrors; under-floor rear storage, rain-sensing wipers, leather-wrapped steering-wheel and shift knob, three 12-volt power outlets, USB port, 6.1-inch touchscreen HD radio, rearview camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Outlander ES S-AWC ($26,445) comes with all-wheel drive.

Outlander SE ($24,9455) adds satellite radio, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto. It also comes with fog lamps, heated seats, and high-contrast instruments. Outlander SE S-AWC ($26,945) gets the upgraded all-wheel-drive.

Outlander SEL ($26,145) upgrades with leather seating surfaces, remote power liftgate, and Rockford Fosgate Audio with satellite radio. The SEL also gets a power driver’s seat, power-folding mirrors, roof rails, gloss-black interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener. Outlander SEL S-AWC ($28,145) gets all-wheel drive.

Outlander GT 3.0 S-AWC ($32,245) gets the V6, the 710-watt, nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, the heated steering wheel, automatic LED headlights, LED fog lights. The GT Touring package adds the multi-view camera system, forward collision warning with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warnings, and adaptive cruise control.

Options include a rear-seat DVD player, remote engine starting, and additional cargo solutions. Available safety features include lane-departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. Those items can all be had together on the mid-range SEL, as can three new features: blind spot monitors, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alerts.

Walkaround

Mitsubishi designers call their shape Dynamic Shield. We call it generic reaching toward awkward. Those designers say the styling is derived from the look of the bumper-side protection that’s been on generations of the Montero SUV, which we recall as chrome trim shaped like fangs. Mitsubishi says the Outlander doesn’t have a bad angle. It’s no bad from profile, but they must not be looking at it from the front.

Interior

The cabin is highly functional, and one of the quietest in the class, but it’s not exactly harmonious. The low instrument panel is simple and refreshingly straightforward; here aren’t a lot of buttons, and the layout and trims are spare. It’s understated, modest, warm, and accommodating. Although some might think it just plain.

The interior materials are as good as those in competitors like Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape.

The driving position is excellent, with supportive front seats having lower cushions long enough for tall people. Unlike many crossovers in this class, the second row doesn’t feel flat and hard, and it’s comfortable enough for adults. But only a kid will ever want to climb back to the third row. Even large adolescents might be looking at their knees.

The second-row seats fold in a three-step process: Flip the headrests forward, lift the lower cushion and place it against the rear of the front seat, and flip the seatbacks forward. You can’t slide the second row fore and aft, as you can with some other three-row models.

The battery pack on the PHEV is located beneath the rear-seat subfloor, and doesn’t sacrifice any space or intrude into the passenger compartment.

Both the second and third rows fold perfectly flat, creating a very useful cargo floor with a low load height. There are small side boxes just aft of the wheelwells, plus a small under-floor storage compartment that can hide a laptop.

Driving Impressions

The Outlander isn’t intended to be sporty or engaging to drive, and it isn’t. It’s quite soft and detached from the road. But it’s easy and comfortable, a driver-friendly crossover that inspires confidence on that basis.

It’s underpowered with the 2.4-liter, 166-horsepower engine, and the CVT is too slow to respond. It follows a logic that holds some ratios while accelerating, it’s indecisive on long grades, and barely adequate for this seven-passenger vehicle weighing 3500 pounds.

Mitsubishi has worked on making this unit more responsive and quicker to adjust the ratio when passing, and the CVT aims to reduce some of the motor-boating feel that comes with many CVTs by holding onto ratios for a short time during acceleration. The net effect is that it while it seems at ease and effective in level, lower-speed use, it hunts around quite a bit on hills.

Outlander GT models use a V6 making 224 horsepower; it’s considerably thirstier and needs premium fuel. To add to the disappointment, it doesn’t develop that much torque until you rev it. At least the paddle-shifters and 6-speed automatic enliven the driving a bit.

With either engine and all-wheel drive, there’s an Eco Mode button that uses only front-wheel drive until there’s actual slip at the front wheels. The mode also softens throttle response and uses the air conditioning compressor more conservatively.

The electric power steering is precise and rather firm, and perhaps a little too aggressively centered.

The S-AWC manages Active Yaw Control (AYC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control (TCL).The driver can press the Twin-Motor 4WD LOCK button to simulate locking of a center differential and optimally distribute torque to all four wheels for improved traction and stability.

The Outlander has more off-road ability than most other cars in its class. It’s worth noting Mitsubishi Motors was once a leader in rallying and in Paris-Dakar raids across the desert. Outlander’s AWD and suspension are fully up to the task of heading up most rugged gravel roads or two-tracks on the way to a trailhead.

The available all-wheel drive in the ES is basic, with 2WD, 4WD, and Lock modes (the latter a locking center differential). All-wheel-drive SE and SEL models use a more advanced system; the GT comes standard with it. It uses an electronically controlled center coupling, combined with an open rear differential. This system also has a separate active front differential to help get the right torque split for the conditions, which helps power through some exceptional conditions, like when one wheel is on ice.

The new PHEV uses an encased lithium-ion battery pack with 80 cells in series, to produce 300 volts and a high storage capacity of 12kWh. It’s perpetually charged by regenerative braking; even during deceleration without braking (coasting), the electric motors act as generators to send charging to the batteries. The driver can select the amount of regenerative braking by using the steering wheel paddle shifters to downshift the CVT.

The PHEV automatically selects one of three drivetrain modes for optimal performance and efficiency. The EV Drive Mode uses all-electric power. The Series Hybrid Mode comes on when the energy remaining in the battery pack is low, or when acceleration is needed. It uses electric and gas power. In Parallel Hybrid Mode, the gas engine drives the front wheels, while the electric motors kick in for more power, such as on freeways or uphill.

The driver can also select three modes himself or herself. There’s Eco Mode, Battery Save Mode, or Battery Charge Mode.

Summary

The Mitsubishi Outlander is tried and true, but unexciting with weak powertrains. However the new PHEV is certainly worth looking at, if a plug-in hybrid crossover appeals to you.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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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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