Dennis Dillon Auto Park: New & Used Car Dealer in Boise, ID

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Dennis Dillon Auto Park

Dennis Dillon Kia

9501 W Fairview Ave Boise. ID 83704

Sales. (888) 605-8665


Welcome to Dennis Dillon Auto Park

 New and Used Car Dealer in Boise, Idaho

For a new car or used Kia, Mazda, GMC, or Fiat car in Boise, visit Dennis Dillon Auto Group! We carry all the latest models, and our expert sales staff will help you find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. Dennis Dillon Auto Park is one of the leading Kia. Mazda, GMC, and Fiat dealerships in the Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell area, offering excellent customer service, a friendly environment, attractive financing options, and great new cars, used cars and hybrid cars on the big lot we have! Pick up the phone and call us, or stop in and say ‘Hi’ and see our big lot of Boise new and used car inventory!

We are Idaho’s only authorized MAZDASPEED3 dealer!

With a large selection of new  Kia, GMC, Mazda, and Fiat cars for Boise, ID area residents to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find the right new car in Boise for your needs  at our new and used car dealership. Whether it’s the new Sierra 1500, Sorento, Rio, MAZDA2 or MAZDA3. we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase from Dennis Dillon Auto Park. We also have the Kia Optima hybrid at our Boise dealerhsip! Our friendly and expertly trained sales people will make sure the new car, truck, SUV, van, or hybrid you choose will provide you with everything you expect from it. And with the quality associated with Kia, GMC. Suzuki. FIAT. and Mazda vehicles, your new car will provide you with years of driving enjoyment. We often list  New Car Specials which may include GMC, Fiat, Suzuki, Mazda, and Kia Specials for the Boise, Caldwell, Meridian & Nampa areas!

For a quality used car in Boise. Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell or anywhere in the Treasure Valley, visit our dealership’s website where you can view our entire line up of inventory from all of our locations, including our newest store, Dennis Dillon Mazda-Kia, located at 9501 W Fairview Ave, Boise, Idaho. We have a large inventory of pre-owned Kia, Mazda, GMC, Suzuki, Fiat and used vehicles, cars, trucks, SUVs and mini vans to select from. At Dennis Dillon Auto Group we pride ourselves in the high quality that we offer on all of our Boise used cars, which makes us a major destination for used vehicles around Boise, Meridian, Caldwell, & Nampa. Come see us today and we’ll help you drive away in your dream vehicle at a price you can afford!

More About New Kia, GMC, Fiat, and Mazda Cars and Used Cars in Boise

Do you need a car loan or lease with a low monthly payment? How about a short-term auto loan that will have your vehicle paid off in just a few years? Have bad credit? Come to Dennis Dillon Auto Park and speak to one of our financial car loan experts. We’ll create a car loan or Fiat, GMC, Suzuki, Kia, Mazda lease program tailored to your needs to ensure you can afford to drive away with one of our new or used Fiat, GMC, Suzuki, Kia, or Mazda vehicles. So for a car loan or lease in Boise. visit Dennis Dillon Auto Group in Boise or Caldwell and we’ll discuss the best payment plan for you! Start the new or used car financing process right now by filling out our online finance application form. We will help all customers from Meridian, Boise, Caldwell and Nampa secure the car loan needed to get a new or used car.

Dennis Dillon Auto Group is here to serve all of your automotive needs, even providing cheap cars to Boise. If you need Kia, GMC, Suzuki, Fiat, or Mazda car repair. let our skilled auto service technicians diagnose and repair your vehicle. Complete our auto service appointment form and we will get your car, truck or SUV into our car repair facility as soon as possible. Our Kia, GMC, Suzuki, Fiat, and Mazda auto parts department has the auto parts and accessories you need to repair your car, truck or SUV. Whether you need brakes, mufflers or the latest air intake, our  GMC, Suzuki, Kia, Fiat and Mazda car part staff will get you what you need. For added convenience, you can complete the Dennis Dillon Auto Park auto parts order form and order your Nissan, GMC, Suzuki, Kia, Saturn or Mazda auto parts online.

See one of our Boise new or used cars in person by visiting our GMC/Big Lot dealership at 2777 S Orchard St. Boise. ID   83705. our Mazda-Kia and Pre-Owned dealership at 9501 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704 . Give us a call with any questions at (208) 336-6000. and check out our about us page. We are looking forward to serving the automotive needs of our friends in Meridian, Caldwell, & Nampa .

Determining the Market Value of a Classic Car

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Determining the Market Value of a Classic Car

By Tony and Michele Hamer. Classic Cars Expert

Whether you’re buying or selling a classic car, you will want to determine its fair market value. Publications such as the Old Car Buyers Guide, Hemmings or NADA s Classic, Collectible and Special Interest Car Appraisal Guide Directory are a good place to start. Their price guides rate a car s value using 6 categories according to their conditions that range from “pristine” to “basket case”.

To appraise your car and determine what category it fits into, rate each of the following items on a scale of one to five, using five as the maximum value.

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Then total your points for all 20 categories. Compare the points you have given the car to the 100 point maximum. Use this six category valuation to determine the car s market value.

  • Category 1 would be a 90 point car
  • Category 2 would be a 80-89 point car
  • Category 3 would be a 70-79 point car
  • Category 4 would be a 60-69 point car
  • Category 5 is would be a 40 – 59 point car
  • Category 6 is any car under a 40 point car

Inspect and Rate the Exterior

  • Stand 2 to 3 feet in front of each headlight and taillight individually so that you can view the side panels at an angle to inspect for waves or bulges or any signs of poorly done body repair .
  • Check for paint blisters for signs of rust, especially over wheel wells, along rocker panels and around headlights.
  • Use a magnet over various parts of the body to check for body filler. signs of previous damage and those typically known for rust.
  • Check for uniform gaps between the body and the doors, trunk and hood.


  • Check to see if the doors sag when they are open, particularly the driver-side, as this will be a sign of worn hinges.
  • Look for signs of aging and cracking in the weather seals around the doors and windows.

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Hood and Trunk

  • Inspect the hood for any rippling, denting and underlying rust.
  • Check under the carpeting in the trunk and around the wheel housings for rust.
  • Are the hood and trunk aligned properly so they close and latch easily?


  • Originally convertibles built prior to 1950 had canvas tops, vinyl tops appeared in the 1950s. Is the top made from original-type material?
  • Is the material worn or discolored, is the stitching coming apart?
  • Convertibles built from 1965 into the 70s usually had glass rear windows. Is the rear window of the convertible top of the original type?
  • Check the condition of the convertible top mechanism, does it lower and raise easily and does it fit snugly in place.
  • Check for dents on vehicles with metal tops.
  • On vinyl covered metal-topped cars, inspect its condition and assure it s sealed tightly without rips or other damage.


Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car – Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

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Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

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2013 Audi TDI range

Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they’re a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel.

Many efficiency-focused gasoline cars and some hybrids have achieved stellar window-sticker fuel-economy ratings, only to fall short in the real world.

Diesels generally don’t have that problem. In fact, they’ve been known to exceed EPA-rated highway figures in regular driving.

Thanks to mandated particulate filters and urea injection, today’s diesels are also much cleaner than the soot-spewing models many American drivers remember from decades ago.

Below is the Green Car Reports guide to every 2015 and 2016 model-year diesel car and truck on sale in the U.S. with full powertrain specs and fuel economy for each.

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014

The Volkswagen Group is very enthusiastic about diesels, something that’s immediately apparent from looking at the lineup of its luxury Audi brand.

Starting from the bottom, the 2015 Audi A3 TDI features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are mandatory with the diesel, which gets an EPA-rated 36 mpg combined (31 mpg city, 43 mpg highway).

Next up are the mechanically-similar A6 TDI and A7 TDI, both of which use a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 with 240 hp and 428 lb-ft.

Both models are offered solely with an eight-speed automatic and quattro all-wheel drive, and get the same 29 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 38 mpg highway).

2015 Audi A8 L

Audi also offers the same powertrain in the larger A8 sedan, which loses 1 mpg in the combined and 2 mpg in the highway category to its smaller siblings.

The Q5 and Q7 SUVs share the six-cylinder powertrain as well, although the Q7 is only rated at 406 lb-ft of torque. They return 27 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway) and 22 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway), respectively.

Note that an all-new Q7 TDI is due for the 2016 model year, with an upgraded 3.0-liter V-6 expected to produce 272 hp and 443 lb-ft.

The Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid variant will feature a diesel engine, although recent reports claim the U.S. version will get gasoline power instead.

2015 BMW X5

BMW offers a wide array of diesels, including three sizes of sedan, two sizes of SUV, and even a station wagon.

That last model is the 328d Sports Wagon which, along with the 328d sedan, uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 180 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

The sedan is available with either rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive, while the wagon is all-wheel drive only. An eight-speed automatic is mandatory on all models.

The rear-wheel drive 328d sedan returns 37 mpg combined (32 mpg city, 45 mpg highway), while the all-wheel drive sedan and wagon return 35 mpg combined (31 mpg city, 43 mpg highway).

2015 BMW 328d sedan and Sports Wagon

In the middle of the sedan lineup sits the 535d, with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 255 hp and 413 lb-ft. As in the 328d sedan, an eight-speed automatic is paired with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The former gets 30 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 38 mpg highway), while the latter loses 1 mpg in the highway category.

There’s also a larger 740Ld xDrive that uses the same powertrain as the 535d xDrive, with mileage reduced to 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway).

In addition, diesel versions of the X3 and X5 SUVs share powertrains with the 3 Series and 5 series respectively. All-wheel drive is mandatory for both.

The 2015 X3 xDrive 28d is rated at 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway), while the X5 xDrive 35d is rated at 27 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway).

Dealer Auto Auction

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Dealer Auto Auction

Whether you want to add new vehicles or sell your surplus, the incredible dealer auctions at BSC America allow you to craft the perfect fleet of cars for your dealership. Our wholesale auctions are conveniently located in Bel Air, MD and Tallahassee, Florida and you can also take advantage of these great deals without leaving your home by bidding on several cars for sale online. A dealer auto auction is the perfect place for dealers to buy, sell, network and, of course, enjoy the show. Contact us for information on our upcoming dealer auctions.

Speed into Savings

Whether your lot specializes in a certain make or offers a little bit of everything, sometimes your fleet just seems to be missing something. A dealer auction offers a wide variety of both new and used cars that can fill in the gaps on your lot, making your fleet more complete and appealing to your clientele.

While licensed dealers are the only ones who can purchase vehicles at a wholesale auction. they are not the only ones who sell. Banks, rental car agencies, financial institutions, the government, and several other businesses often have vehicles for sale at a car dealer auction or used car auction. This means that you can find everything from used car repos to a brand-new Mercedes-Benz. Better yet, the vehicles at car dealer auctions often sell for less than they do at car auctions that are open to the general public, which translates to even more savings for you and your dealership.

Refine Your Fleet

In addition to buying at a used cars auction. many dealers often use the opportunity to rid their lots of any cars that are not selling. You know that the cars on your lot require costly maintenance and care. Wholesale car auctions are a convenient way to turn that slow-selling car on your lot into fast cash! If you have a surplus of a certain make or model, you can easily liquidate it at a wholesale car auction. Many dealers also auction the trade-in cars they receive from customers, especially if the trade-ins don’t match the style or quality of cars they normally sell.

BSC America knows that one dealer’s slow-seller is another dealer’s hot commodity; our fleet car auctions present the opportunity for everyone to win. Contact us to register for our next dealer auto auction. Whether you want to drive to our Tallahassee auction site or browse our website for used cars for sale online. we have a venue for you!

Dealer Protection Group

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Dealer Protection Group

Partner with Experience.

Dealer Protection Group (DPG) was formed in 1999 specifically to focus on the insurance needs of franchised New Automobile Dealers. Our home office is located in Irvine, California, and along with our other branch locations in Los Angeles, Northern California, Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona, we have developed and implemented insurance solutions for over 300 dealers. Our locations position us well to service the needs of California dealers whose operations extend beyond the state and the Southwest, including Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois.

As a full-service broker we not only provide a customized suite of competitive industry specific Property and Casualty insurance and Workers Compensation products to our clientele, we also offer Surety Bonds, Employee Benefits. and Financial and Insurance (F I) programs, in addition to a number of key services, such as training, loss control, and much more. We have access to a number of top-rated insurance companies, service providers, and ancillary programs to offer a fully loaded, top-of-the-line package for dealers. You can come to DPG for all your insurance and related needs, so you can keep your focus on sales and servicing your customers.

What’s more, DPG is a member of Arroyo Insurance Services, providing us with the ability to offer personal insurance products for you and your employees – everything from Auto insurance to Homeowners and Medical, Dental, and Life, etc. We also offer Commercial Lines insurance for all types of businesses, such as retail, wholesale operations, manufacturers, etc.

High performance is our policy.

DPG understands that responsiveness is key to the success of your business, and our staff is dedicated to providing you with superior service so that you can do the same for your customers. We invite you to take a close look at what we can offer your dealership and how we can help drive your success with a comprehensive insurance program that has extremely competitive prices in the marketplace along with products that provide the proper coverage. Give us a call at 949.208.8550 .

Dealer License

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Your Auto Dealership

“The car business is much easier than I expected. I didn’t have a lot of money to work with. I started out slowly and with’s mentoring I now easily sell multiple cars a month. I plan on selling even more cars in the future!” David K.

Our training company, Cars Plus Auto Group LLC is listed on the Better Business Bureau website.

Auto Dealer Licenses, Usually in 7 – 10 Days!

With, you will become a licensed auto dealer, as we partner you with an established dealership. Any owner of a dealership is automatically a licensed auto dealer.

In most cases, we will partner you with two dealerships: a dealership for wholesale purposes (typically for buying and selling at the auctions,) and a retail dealership in your area, in order to sell to the public. In order to sell to the public, you must use a retail dealer in your area.

Once you are a licensed automotive dealer, you can attend wholesale, dealer only auctions, buy and sell cars anywhere in the United States as a licensed dealer and keep all the profits! You will be trained and mentored by active car dealers, all of whom have extensive industry experience.

No Profit Sharing! You Keep 100% of Your Profits!

We offer a fast, very economical and efficient way to get your dealer license!

As a partner of a dealership, simply pay your fixed share of the dealership expenses on a monthly basis. There are no hidden expenses or additional monthly costs.

Dealer Invoice Prices – by

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Dealer Invoice Prices

How to Find Car Invoice Prices to Get the Best Deals

Car dealers buy wholesale and sell retail, the way most businesses work.

They buy vehicles from the car manufacturer (all car dealers are independent businesses, not owned by a manufacturer) for a specific price (invoice price) and mark up that price (sticker price) when selling to customers.

It s the same way that JC Penney, Walmart, and most other companies work.

However, there seems to be a certain mystique about automobile invoice prices that isn t there when dealing with department stores and other kinds of businesses.

It stems from the fact that dealers often advertise will sell at invoice or below invoice prices and have brought the attention on themselves.

Automotive customers are more aware of the fact that car dealers sell at different prices to different customers. and that it is actually possible to buy a car at or below wholesale price (because dealers say so). Customers want the best deal possible, and expect to get the same kind of deal that other customers are getting.

What is invoice price?

Invoice price is the price a car dealer pays to the manufacturer for each vehicle he buys. The price is the same for every dealer across the U.S. for the same car.

Invoice price is only one of a number of costs that dealers pay.

Destination cost is also charged to dealers. It is a transportation and delivery fee that is also the same for every dealer, even if the dealer is next door to the manufacturing plant. Dealers simply pass this fee along to customers without markup or profit.

Dealers may also be charged advertising fees. although these may not come directly from the carmaker. Often, these fees come from a regional dealers organization, and may be passed on to customers as a distinct line item in sales contracts.

Dealers borrow money, usually from the car company, to finance the cost of buying vehicles for their showrooms and new-car lots. There are finance costs (interest) on those loans, called floorplanning. The longer a car sits on a dealer s lot, the greater the floorplan cost.

Built into dealer invoice prices are what are commonly called holdback. This amounts to about 2%-3% of MSRP but can vary by carmaker. This fee can be returned to dealers after vehicles are sold, as compensation for floorplan costs (finance fees for loans that dealers use to buy vehicles from manufacturers). Automotive consumers sometimes think that this is simply added dealer profit that should be passed along to them.

How can a dealer sell at invoice price or below invoice price?

The answer: With a great deal of financial help from the manufacturer of the cars he sells.

Dealers sometimes build up large inventories of unsold vehicles due to slow sales. Carmakers don t like this situation because dealers then do not order more cars from the factory. Therefore, the factory helps dealers sell cars by offering incentives to customers to buy more cars (0% loans, employee prices, rebates, special lease deals).

A manufacturer might also provide hidden factory-to-dealer rebates and sales bonuses to dealers in monthly promotions. Although these dealer incentives are not directly seen by customers, dealers can pass them along, in whole or in part, to customers as price discounts .

With a combination of customer incentives added to hidden dealer incentives, along with direct price discounts, dealers can easily sell vehicles at below-invoice prices. Both the dealer and the carmaker contribute to the deal, and usually sacrifice much of their usual profit. Incentive programs usually exist for a short period of time — a month or two. Then those incentives are removed or possibly replaced by another new incentive program for the next month.

Car buying customers often expect dealers to sell at or below invoice prices even when incentives are not being offered. This is not reasonable.

The only time a dealer can sell at or below invoice price is when he is getting help from his manufacturer. The key to smart buying and leasing is to watch for manufacturer-incented ( subvented ) deals. These are usually heavily advertised on TV, in newspapers, and on car makers web sites. Most are genuinely good deals. although usually limited to certain models and styles for a limited time period. See Best Car Deals for current incentive programs.

Something else to consider

Car dealers make much of their profit not on the car sale itself but on what is sold in the F I (Finance and Insurance) manager s back office.

This is the guy who draws up all the paperwork for you to sign, takes your down payment, and gives you your car keys. However, a big part of his job is to sell you something before you leave. He ll talk to you about extended warranties, credit insurance, paint sealant, security systems, gap insurance, fabric protectant, rust proofing, and other options. He ll explain how little these products add to your monthly payment.

Understand that these are high-profit items for a dealer. A dealer can often make more profit off such sales than on vehicle sales. Just make sure that you actually need the products or services offered and that you can t get them for a better price from another source.

Where do I find invoice car prices?

Easy. Go to or . You ll have to dig a bit, but current invoice prices can be found on these and other automotive web sites for free. It s good to know invoice price, but don t expect dealers to sell at or below invoice price if they aren t getting help from their parent car company.

What is more realistic is to understand what current market prices are for the car you are interested in. If there are current incentives and dealers are getting help from their factory, it will be reflected in the market prices — what other people are actually paying.

A new and different way

A relatively new company, , is providing a unique free service to automotive consumers. They not only show you sticker prices and dealer invoice prices, but also show you what other peope are paying for the car you want — market prices — and tell you how much you should expect to pay.

They even give you a guaranteed low price that includes any current incentives and is good at selected dealers in your area. This could be the future of car buying.

For more details about car pricing, see our article, Car Pricing Secrets .

2010 Consumers Top Rated

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2010 Consumers’ Top Rated

When you’re searching for a new car, is a valuable resource for information to help in the decision-making process. To give you a well-rounded picture of the cars on the market, Edmunds offers the viewpoints of both our editors and real-world car owners like you. Observations and insights from actual vehicle owners, who are uniquely qualified to provide their own ratings and reviews, complement the breadth and regimentation of our editorial coverage of the cars.

In’s Consumer Ratings and Reviews, owners are invited to write and submit reviews of their recently purchased vehicles and provide satisfaction ratings in eight important categories. Once a year we tally the results from these ratings to see which cars and trucks most satisfied our visitors. The 2010 Consumers’ Top Rated Awards features 21 categories, covering the automotive gamut from Coupe Under $25,000 to Large Truck.’s 2010 Consumers’ Top Rated vehicles are those that received the highest average rating from our visitors as of April 28, 2010. All 2010 vehicle models that received the required minimum number of consumer ratings were eligible. We use the lowest available base MSRP (i.e. the price of the least expensive trim level, without any options) for each vehicle as of April 28, 2010 to determine each vehicle’s price category.

2014 Morgan Plus 4

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The 2014 Morgan Plus 4 prides itself on its old school looks that frankly hasn t changed all that much from the models in the 60 s. It s quite charming, really, that Morgan continues to roll out a car that looks like this.

There are some redeeming qualities about Morgan and the Plus 4 . A lot, actually. One thing we ve come to appreciate about the company is its dedication to its classic sports car roots. Whereas other brands may have caved in to produce cars with designs that are up to the times, Morgan is sticking to its guns, determined to cater to that specific market that still appreciates an retro-looking burner when they see one.

And in a lot of ways, the Plus 4 s design actually makes it stand out these days. Thankfully, Morgan understands that just because the car looks like a `40 s hot rod, it doesn t mean it should carry an engine from those times. It has 154 horsepower under that elongated bonnet, more than enough to enjoy the thrill of riding in style with the Plus 4.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Morgan Plus 4.

2015-16 New Car Buyer s Guide – Kelley Blue Book

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2015-16 New Car Buyer s Guide

Posted: 11/18/2015 11:28:28 AM

Our New Car and SUV Buyer’s Guides make it easy to become an instant expert on a variety of segments, from small cars to luxury cars and all the SUVs, minivans and trucks in between. Find out what’s new, what’s next and see all your options together in one place.

The 10 popular segments below account for more than 70% of all new cars sold in a year, so there’s a good chance your next car is just a click away. Our Buyer’s Guides are updated weekly and make it easy to become an instant expert on all your choices, including a valuable look at what’s new and what’s next. They’re listed here in order of average transaction price.

They’re as quiet and comfortable as yesterday’s midsize cars, while packing even more cool features.

Average price: $20,000

The biggest vehicle segment in the country and arguably the most car for the money.

Average price: $25,000

Versatile and high-riding but not too big or thirsty, the small SUV segment is growing fast.

Average price: $26,000

These purpose-built people movers are addictive to the whole family.

Average price: $32,000

Three rows of seats, available all-wheel drive and a place in history as the quintessential family car of our generation.

Average price: $33,000

Fun to drive, well-appointed and a satisfying sense of exclusivity.

Average price: $39,000

An increasing focus on fuel-efficiency and creature comforts is broadening the appeal of pickup trucks.

Average price: $41,000

Another growing segment, offering an appealing combination of luxury and practicality.

Average price: $42,000

Most offer three rows, all offer varying levels of opulence inside.

Average price: $51,000

Significantly more attainable than their flagship luxury sedan big brothers, and luxurious enough for anyone.

First Pics: New 2016 Models