Monday, May 21, 2018

Shopping for an industry vehicle can be overwhelming, even if you have a general idea of what you want; this is especially true with so many manufacturers now in the livery space. We’re here to help take some of the pain away with our 2018 sedan lineup. In the next several pages, we present a side-by-side, unbiased comparison of the most popular sedans that our industry is talking about and purchasing—including all of the specs that you find most important. You can compare vehicles based on leg or head room, amenities, warranty, performance, and more. Of course, our guide is only a starting point in your shopping, but one that will give you plenty of information so that you can browse intelligently for your next vehicle. All vehicles are currently available for purchase, with the exception of the 2019 Toyota Avalon to be released later this spring.

How to Use This Guide
All of the information is based on specs supplied by the manufacturers. Multiple trims and models exist for vehicles within the lineup, so published information applies to the base model—the model an operator is most likely to purchase. Wherever possible, we included Livery Program Codes for those manufacturers that offer specific livery packages. Some equipment listed is optional/available through packages.

Note on MSRP: Pricing was the most difficult category to pinpoint an apples-to-apples comparison. Not all OEMs advertise specific livery pricing and those prices listed are a starting point; however, dealers often offer incentives, rebates, and aggressive pricing that could reduce your costs even further. Always ask your dealer if any special incentives or volume discounts exist. Participation in livery pricing is often contingent upon approval through the OEM.

Cool Features: This category lists any special features that make the vehicle stand out amongst its competitors or offer a convenience specific to livery passengers. Criteria were selected by CD staff and/or OEM.

NHTSA Overall Rating: Information was collected from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at nhtsa.gov/ratings. Not all vehicles have been tested and rated, so a “not rated" listing should not reflect negatively on the vehicle/brand. The top rating is 5 stars.

Disclaimer: Data were provided and verified by manufacturers, and Chauffeur Driven makes no claim to the veracity of safety features listed. For more details, see your local dealer or the manufacturer’s website.

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Lincoln Continental
2018 Lincoln MKT

2018 Lincoln Continental
Livery Package Code: 500A
*Pricing starting at: $48,135 (FWD) or $50,135 (AWD)
Livery Warranty: 4-year/150,000 miles

Engine: 3.7L Ti-VCT V-6; Performance (HP) 305HP; Transmission 6-speed with SelectShift; Drivetrain FWD (AWD optional); MPG (city/highway) 17/26; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 18; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 39.3; Front Leg Room (in.) 44.4; Rear Head Room (in.) 37.7; Rear Leg Room (in.) 41.3; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 16.7; Power in Rear Cabin 110V/150W AC, (2) USB

Wheelbase (in.) 117.9; Overall Length (in.) 201.4; Overall Width (in.) 82.3; Overall Height (in.) 58.5; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,224; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center: (driver) 8" LCD Capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability and SYNC 3

Safety Features: SOS Post-Crash Alert System, with 77L Tech Package (optional): BLIS blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping aid, auto high beams, and rain-sensing wipers

Cool Features: Heated, ventilated, and power reclining seats in rear cabin; foot-activated trunk release; passenger-seat chauffeur adjust control switch

NHTSA Overall Rating: 5
fleet.ford.com/limo

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Lincoln MKT
2018 Lincoln MKT


2018 Lincoln MKT Town Car
Livery Package Code: 500A
*Pricing starting at: $49,240
Livery Warranty: 4-year/150,000 miles

Engine: 3.7L Ti-VCT V-6 (AWD); Performance (HP) 300HP; Transmission 6-speed SelectShift; Drivetrain AWD; MPG (city/highway) 20/24; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 18.6; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 40.1; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.3; 2nd Row Head Room (in.) 39; 2nd Row Leg Room (in.) 41.8; 3rd Row Head Room (in.) 33.5; 3rd Row Leg Room (in.) 33; Cargo Space (cu. ft.); 17.9 (behind 3rd row)/39.6 (behind 2nd row); Power in Rear Cabin 110V

Wheelbase (in.) 117.9; Overall Length (in.) 207.6; Overall Width (in.) 85.7; Overall Height (in.) 67.4; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,702 (AWD); Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 8" LCD touchscreen with SYNC 3

Safety Features: Lane departure warning with lane-keeping aid, BLIS

Cool Features: Vehicle (Town Car) was developed with direct input from the ground transportation; chauffeur’s switch to move passenger seat; Ford MyKey, which limits chauffeur speed to 80 mph

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
fleet.ford.com/limo
*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Cadillac CT6
2018 Cadillac CT6


2018 Cadillac CT6
Livery Package Code: ZR3
*Pricing starting at $55,090

Livery Warranty: 3-year/150,000 miles Professional Vehicle Powertrain Plan

Engine: Turbocharged I4; Performance (HP) 265HP; Transmission 8-speed; Drivetrain RWD/AWD; MPG (city/highway) 22/30; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 20; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.): 40.2; Front Leg Room (in.) 46.4; Rear Head Room (in.) 38; Rear Leg Room (in.) 40.4; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 15.3; Power in Rear Cabin 12V, (2) USB

Wheelbase (in.): 122.4; Overall Length (in.) 204.1; Overall Width (in.) 74; Overall Height (in.) 58; Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,666; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): Cadillac user experience with 10.2" diagonal multi-touch color screen with Natural Voice Recognition technology

Safety Features: Following distance indicator; lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning; rear cross-traffic alert; lane change alert with side blind zone alert

Cool Features: Available Surround Vision, panoramic power sunroof, and heated rear seats

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
cadillac.com

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Cadillac XTS
2018 Cadillac XTS


2018 Cadillac XTS
Livery Package Code: W20
*Pricing starting at: $47,390

Livery Warranty: 3-year/150,000 miles; Professional Vehicle Powertrain Plan

Engine: 3.6L V-6; Performance (HP) 304HP; Transmission 6-speed; Drivetrain FWD/AWD; MPG (city/highway) 18/28; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 19; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 39; Front Leg Room (in.) 42.1; Rear Head Room (in.) 37.8; Rear Leg Room (in.) 40; Cargo Space (cu. ft.); 18; Power in Rear Cabin 12V, (2) USB

Wheelbase (in.) 111.7; Overall Length (in.) 200.9; Overall Width (in.) 72.9; Overall Height (in.) 59.4; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,021; Wheel Size (in.) 19

Information Center: (driver) Cadillac user experience with 8" diagonal color information display; personalized profiles for settings and Natural Voice Recognition technology

Safety Features: OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics

Cool Features: OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot; wireless charging; cloud-based user profiles for infotainment system

NHTSA Overall Rating: 5 Stars
cadillac.com

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 BMW 5 Series
2018 BMW 5 Series


2018 BMW 5 Series (Based on 530 models)
Special pricing is available to qualified members of the BMW Limousine and Hotel Shuttle Program.
*Pricing starting at: $46,640 (530i)/$48,780 (530i xDrive)

Livery Warranty: BMW offers two Extended Vehicle Protection Plans for an additional cost: 3-year/100,000 miles or 3-year/150,000 miles. The standard vehicle warranty is 4-year/50,000 miles.

Engine: 2.0L TwinPower turbo inline 4-cyclinder (530 models)/3.0L TwinPower turbo inline 6-cylinder (540 models); Performance (HP) 248HP; Transmission 8-speed with Sport and Manual shift modes; Drivetrain RWD/AWD (xDrive); MPG (city/highway) 24/34; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 18; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 38.8; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.4; Rear Head Room (in.) 38.8; Rear Leg Room (in.) 36.5; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 14; Power in Rear Cabin 12V

Wheelbase (in.) 117.1; Overall Length (in.) 194.6; Overall Width (in.) 73.5; Overall Height (in.) 58.2; Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,746; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 8.8" Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster

Safety/Cool Features: BMW Remote Services includes stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock, and BMW connected app; Active Protection System detects imminent accidents; impact sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump, and starter from battery while automatically both unlocking doors and turning on hazard and interior lights, rear heated and massage seats (with Limousine Option Package)

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
bmwusa.com

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 BMW 7 Series
2018 BMW 7 Series


2018 BMW 7 Series (Based on 740 models)
Special pricing is available to qualified members of the BMW Limousine and Hotel Shuttle Program.
*Pricing starting at: $68,175 (740i, MY19)/$70,965 (740i xDrive, MY19)

Livery Warranty: BMW offers two Extended Vehicle ­Protection Plans for an additional cost: 3-year/100,000 miles or 3-year/150,000 miles. The standard vehicle warranty is 4-year/50,000 miles.

Engine: 3.0L TwinPower turbo inline 6-cylinder; Performance (HP) 320HP; Transmission 8-speed STEPTRONIC; Drivetrain RWD/AWD (xDrive); MPG (city/highway) 21/29; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 20.6; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 39.9; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.4; Rear Head Room (in.) 38.9; Rear Leg Room (in.) 44.4; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 18.2; Power in Rear Cabin 12V

Wheelbase (in.) 126.4; Overall Length (in.) 206.6; Overall Width (in.) 85.4; Overall Height (in.) 58.2; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,195; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 12.3" Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster

Safety/Cool Features: BMW Remote Services includes stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock, and BMW connected app; Active Protection System detects imminent accidents; impact sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump, and starter from battery while automatically both unlocking doors and turning on hazard and interior lights, rear heated and massage seats (with Limousine Option Package)

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
bmwusa.com

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Based on E300)
*MSRP (without incentives) $52,950: MBUSA offers a $4,000 incentive to qualified livery customers.

Livery Warranty: 4-year/50,000 miles

Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo; Performance (HP) 241HP; Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic; Drivetrain RWD; MPG (city/highway) 22/30; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 17.4; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 37.4; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.7; Rear Head Room (in.) 38.2; Rear Leg Room (in.) 36.2; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 13.1; Power in Rear Cabin USB standard, 115V AC optional

Wheelbase (in.) 115.7; Overall Length (in.) 193.8; Overall Width (in.) 81.3; Overall Height (in.) 57.8; Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,792; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 12.3" central display with COMAND touchpad in console

NHTSA Overall Rating: 5 Stars
mbusa.com

Safety/Cool Features: Both cars have Car-to-X Communication, COMAND Navigation, 64-color ambient lighting, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), PRE-SAFE® Sound, and Active Brake Assist standard. The S-Class features a standard Lane Tracking package, which includes Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, as well as heated front seats, Intelligent LED headlamps, and more. Driver Assistance Packages are optional for both.

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (Based on S450)
*MSRP (without incentives) $89,900 MBUSA offers a $6,000 incentive to qualified livery customers.

Livery Warranty: 4-year/50,000 miles

Engine 3.0L V-6 biturbo; Performance (HP) 362HP; Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic; Drivetrain RWD; MPG (city/highway) 19/28; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 23; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 39.7; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.4; Rear Head Room (in.) 37.4; Rear Leg Room (in.) 34.1; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 16.3; Power in Rear Cabin USB optional

Wheelbase (in.) 124.6; Overall Length (in.) 206.5; Overall Width (in.) 83.9; Overall Height (in.) 58.7; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,630; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 12.3" central display with COMAND touchpad in console

NHTSA Overall Rating: 5 Stars
mbusa.com

Safety/Cool Features: Both cars have Car-to-X Communication, COMAND Navigation, 64-color ambient lighting, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), PRE-SAFE® Sound, and Active Brake Assist standard. The S-Class features a standard Lane Tracking package, which includes Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, as well as heated front seats, Intelligent LED headlamps, and more. Driver Assistance Packages are optional for both.

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Audi A8 3.0T
2018 Audi A8 3.0T


2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T & 4.oT
Data below apply to vehicles purchased through the Audi A8 Livery Program.

Livery Package Codes: Executive Package (Code WTL) and Executive Package Plus (Code EPP) upgrades

*Pricing starting at: $82,500 (3.0T)/$92,000 (4.0T); Audi offers a $5,000 incentive to qualified livery customers.

Livery Warranty: 6-year/100,000 miles (includes 4-year/50,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty)

Engine 3.0 TFSI, 6-cylinder (3.0T)/4.0 TFSI, 8-cylinder (4.0T); Performance (HP) 333HP (3.0T)/450HP (4.0T); Transmission 8-Speed Tiptronic; Drivetrain AWD (quattro); MPG (city/highway) 19/29 (3.0T)/16/26 (4.0T); Fuel Capacity (gal.) 21.7; Fuel Type premium

Front Head Room (in.) 37.2; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.4; Rear Head Room (in.) 39.1; Rear Leg Room (in.) 42.9; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 14.2 ;Power in Rear Cabin (2) 12V power outlets

Wheelbase (in.) 122.9; Overall Length (in.) 207.4; Overall Width (in.) 83.1; Overall Height (in.) 57.9; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,464 (3.0T)/4,673 (4.0T); Wheel Size (in.) 20 (through Livery Program, 19 standard)

Information Center (driver): 7" color driver information system

Safety Features: Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy, with Executive Package: active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, Audi pre sense plus, Audi side assist and pre sense rear, and high beam assistant

Cool Features: Foot-operated power trunk lid; power soft-closing doors; ambient LED interior lighting; Active noise cancellation with Cylinder on Demand (4.0T only) and heated rear seats; front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat (with Executive Plus Package, Code EPP, 4.0T only)

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
audiusa.com

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Chrysler 300
2018 Chrysler 300


2018 Chrysler 300 (Based on Touring L)
*MSRP (without incentives) $32,640

Livery Warranty: 4-year/150,000 miles

Engine 3.6L V-6 VVT; Performance (HP) 292HP; Transmission 8-speed; Drivetrain RWD/AWD; MPG (city/highway) 19/30; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 18.5; Fuel Type regular

Front Head Room (in.) 38.6; Front Leg Room (in.) 41.8; Rear Head Room (in.) 37.9; Rear Leg Room (in.) 40.1; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 16.3; Power in Rear Cabin USB

Wheelbase (in.) 120.2; Overall Length (in.) 198.6; Overall Width (in.) 75; Overall Height (in.) 58.5; Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,013; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 8.4" display with Uconnect 4C

Safety Features: Blind spot and cross path detection available on some trims

Cool Features: Apple CarPlay and Google Android capable

NHTSA Overall Rating: 4 Stars
chrysler.com


*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.
2018 Toyota Avalon
2018 Toyota Avalon


2019 Toyota Avalon
Available Late Spring 2018
Due to release date, limited data was available at press time.

Livery Program: The continuence of the current fleet only livery option (LM) for the 2018 Avalon gas model 3544 and the hybrid 3506 model is TBD for the 2019 Avalon.

Engine 3.5L V-6; Transmission 8-speed Direct Shift; Drivetrain FWD ;Fuel Type Regular

Rear Head Room (in.) 37.5; Rear Leg Room (in.) 40.3; Power in Rear Cabin 2 USB

Wheelbase (in.) 113.0; Overall Length (in.) 196.0; Overall Width (in.) 72.8; Overall Height (in.) 56.5; Wheel Size (in.) 17

Information Center (driver): 9" multimedia system (touchscreen) with Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect

Safety/Comfort Features: Adaptive dampers (smoother ride); Toyota Safety Sense P (sensing to prevent pedestrian collisions, lane departures, and nighttime accidents with Steering Assist and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control)

Cool Features: Integration of Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and Apple CarPlay; added USB ports in console (5 total) for connectivity and device charging

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/Avalon

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.

2018 Volvo S90
2018 Volvo S90


2018 Volvo S90
*Pricing starting at: $40,600 (FWD) or $42,600 (AWD) for qualified livery customers

Livery Warranty: 3-year/150,000 miles

Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder; Performance (HP) 250HP; Transmission 8-speed shiftable ; Drivetrain FWD/AWD; MPG (city/highway) 24/34; Fuel Capacity (gal.) 14.5 (FWD)/15.9 (AWD); Fuel Type regular

Front Head Room (in.) 37.8; Front Leg Room (in.) 42.2; Rear Head Room (in.) 37.8; Rear Leg Room (in.) 40.4; Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 13.5; Power in Rear Cabin 12V, (2) USB

Wheelbase (in.) 120.5; Overall Length (in.) 200.1; Overall Width (in.) 79.5; Overall Height (in.) 57.1; Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,870; Wheel Size (in.) 18

Information Center (driver): 9" touchscreen with Sensus Connect

Safety Features: BLIS (Blind Spot Indicators); lane-keeping aid; front and rear crash mitigation; City Safety (collision avoidance); Driver Alert (sleepy driver warning); pedestrian/large animal detection

Cool Features: Streamlined driver cabin with centrally located buttons and controls; rear passenger controls; Wi-Fi; adaptive cruise control; Pilot Assistance; Volvo On Call

NHTSA Overall Rating: Not rated
volvo.com

*Prices for reference only and will vary according to current manufacturer incentives. Livery pricing listed, except where noted.