How to Read a Vehicle Sticker

January 5th, 2014 by

Car StickerWhen checking out new vehicles in a showroom, one of the first things many customers look at is the vehicle sticker. In addition to just the car’s price, the vehicle sticker contains a lot of other important information that can help drivers decide whether a vehicle is right for them. All of that information may be a bit overwhelming, so we have put together a handy guide to deciphering a vehicle sticker. Although the layout can change from manufacturer to manufacturer, most stickers contain these basic items.

Reading a Vehicle Sticker

  • Price– Often one of the biggest deciding factors when purchasing a car, the base price is listed on the sticker. The MSRP is not always concrete, but gives you an idea of where your negotiations will begin.
  • Model info – This section is often found in the top left or top right corner. It is where customers find out all of the basic information about a specific make and model. Look here to find engine and transmission pairings, the automobile’s model year, trim level, and interior/exterior colors.
  • Warranty – Here you will find the terms of the vehicle’s bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties. If an automaker offers roadside assistance or free maintenance programs, that information is listed in this section.
  • Optional equipment – Most vehicles have several different factory-installed options available. Depending on the automaker, these amenities could be offered in a package or individually. This information can help you compare which cars offer the best value.
  • Standard equipment – This is the section where you will find all of the features that are included in the car’s MSRP. They are divided into segments like Interior, Exterior, Mechanical/Performance, Comfort/Convenience, and Safety/Security.

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