Definition of destination charge in US English:

destination charge


  • A fee added to the price of a new car to cover the cost of shipping the vehicle from the manufacturer to the dealer.

    • ‘The '04 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 3 is the most expensive PT yet, at $28,810, excluding a $590 destination charge.’
    • ‘Prices for the sedan start at $11,995, though ‘popularly equipped’ models will run from $14,225 to $16,475, including the $485 destination charge.’
    • ‘Hey, there are prep charges, destination charges, wax and polishing.’
    • ‘A fully loaded model will run $37,885, including the $540 destination charge; a price more in line with the Infiniti brand than Nissan's.’
    • ‘General Motors says pricing for the 2003 Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Top-Kick medium-duty crew cab trucks start at $47,335, including the destination charge, for the base C4500 model; for the C5500, add $2,500.’
    • ‘Find out all of the fees up front including advertising fees, dealer preparation, and the destination charge.’
    • ‘A fully loaded vehicle with destination charge is $35,240.’
    • ‘On a daylong drive from the Valley of the Sun to the mountains of Sedona, the sedan is very compliant, especially for a car priced from $21,760 to $27,255, not including destination charges.’
    • ‘All prices for both brands include a $635 destination charge.’
    • ‘The Honda Odyssey still tops of the list of family movers in my opinion, but this 5-door Touring was like a supreme pizza, it came with everything on it, topping out at $35,010 including destination charges.’