Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
Best Bets get above-average mpg, class-average or better reliability, class-average or better crash-test ratings, and our recommendation.
By Jim Mateja
September 3, 1995
Nothing wrong with the 1995 Buick Skylark GS coupe that a less overbearinggrille wouldn't cure. Luckily, just such a design change is coming for 1996. The 3.1-liter, 155-h.p., V-6 is responsive and fairly quiet and deliversvery good fuel economy at 19
m.p.g. city/29 m.p.g. highway. Driver-side air bag and ABS standard. Dual air bags and traction controlare coming for 1996 and though that will raise the price, the safety benefitsare worth the investment. Hold off for the '96. One question: Does Buick
needa compact coupe? Base price: $17,230.