Manufacturer and distributor fees

There are various manufacturer and regional distributor fees that are not included (or may be phrased differently) than in the "Research a Vehicle" section of this site. They are in addition to the invoice and MSRP figures in that section, and are detailed by make below.

This list is subject to change without notice and is representative of what we are aware of currently.  We are merely alerting you to the newest information as we become aware of it.


Audi
$195 Port preparation/inspection/delivery fee

BMW
$180 Training/Service fee

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
$3.87-$4.00 charge per gallon of gas in vehicle

Kia
A marketing allowance of 3% of the total invoice before freight (freight is also known as the destination charge)

Mazda
Apply to vehicles bought from dealers in the following states:
Great Lakes Region (Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio) - Add $82 for a "Great Lakes Region fee"

Nissan
In Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Louisiana, Iowa, New York, and Arkansas:
$50 "Warranty Supplemental Cost Recovery" fee

Subaru
New England Region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island):

• A higher base invoice of $185-$250 for a regional distributor fee
• $25 Port fee
• $40 Showroom program fee, which includes full tank of gas, and the vehicle completely covered in protective wrap while in transit from the factory to the dealer.
• Higher prices for optional equipment/freight/destination.

New York/New Jersey:
$25 Wax removal fee
Higher prices for options/destination charge

Toyota
NATIONAL (All States):
If you were to view an actual dealer's invoice local to you, it may show certain charges broken out a different way than the pricing in the Research a Vehicle section of the From Car to Finish website, but will still come to the same total. 2% of the Base MSRP (Dealer Holdback), and 1% of the Base MSRP (Wholesale Financial Reserve) are already incorporated into the base invoice and MSRP of the invoice pricing in the Research a Vehicle section of the From Car to Finish website. We just wanted to alert you to the difference in how things are shown on our printout vs. the dealer's in case they show you an actual invoice. Their invoice will have a lower starting invoice and MSRP, with the above two items added separately and in addition to their base invoice and MSRP. The point is to let you know you won't need to add them again when using our invoice cost numbers, or when using our interactive worksheet, because we already have them figured into our invoice cost amounts in the "Research a Vehicle" section of the website.

SOUTHEAST REGION (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL):
This region has a private distributor (Southeast Toyota), which has mandatorily added various fees and physical add-ons/treatments that are different than in other regions. They will vary by vehicle, and can include:

• Toyoguard - a package that can include rustproofing, paint sealant, fabric protection, undercoating, roadside assistance, rental car assistance, emergency towing, oil changes, tire rotations, vehicle VIN etching, Toyoguard personal assistant & auto care kit. They are listed as a line item on invoices in this region.  There are three variations of it, which are:

$179 - Includes exterior paint sealant, interior protector, vehicle VIN glass etch protection, TOYOGUARD auto care kit, roadside assistance and rental car assistance.

$238 - Includes roadside assistance, rental car assistance, emergency towing, VIN etch protection, exterior paint sealant, interior protection, one oil change with filters and TOYOGUARD auto care kit.

$429 - Includes exterior paint sealant, interior protector, vehicle VIN glass etch protection, TOYOGUARD auto care kit, roadside assisstance and rental car assistance.



























  • Southeast Toyota Administrative Fee  - ranges from $433-$925, and is listed as a line item on invoices in this region (and are in our cost printouts as well when choosing the "SET" (Southeast) version of a Toyota invoice in our Research a Vehicle section)
  • Plus the cost of gas in the vehicle.
  • Additional destination charges of $0-$50

GULF STATES REGION (MS, LA, OK, AR, TX):
This region has a private distributor (Gulf States Toyota), which has mandatorily added various fees and physical add-ons/treatments that are different than in other regions.
These fees/add-ons are listed as a line item on invoices in this region (and are in our cost printouts as well when choosing the "GST" (Gulf States Toyota) version of a Toyota invoice in our Research a Vehicle section) They will vary by vehicle, and can include:

  • Gulf States Toyota Administrative Fee - ranges from $495-$995
  •  Various Port installed options, which have their own added holdback.
  • Additional destination charges ranging from $0-$65
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