Posted on January 19, 2018

2018 Philadelphia Auto Show Preview

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2018 Philadelphia Auto Show Preview

Whether you’re a car fanatic and want to scope out some rare and high-end automobiles or perhaps you are in the market for a new car and want to shop around before you buy, the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show Preview is here!

Rev up your engines, Philly, the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show is about the roar into town!  We have a preview of what you can expect at this year’s show (which is the 117th edition of the Philly Auto Show!).  Make sure you check out the bottom of this post for a ticket giveaway.   Visitors to the 2018 show will be able to see more than 700 vehicles across 700,000 square feet of show space.

Kids Philly Auto Show

Key Highlights of the 2018 Philly Auto Show:

Pre-Production Models
For consumers who want to catch a glimpse of vehicles that will soon be available in dealerships across the region, the Philadelphia Auto Show is the perfect place to view the latest pre-production models. Examples include the 2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Subaru Ascent, 2019 Volvo XC40, 2018 Jaguar E-PACE and 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Super Cars and Exotics
The Super Cars and Exotic Vehicles displays at this year’s event are the largest collection of their kind in the country and the biggest-ever for the Philadelphia Auto Show. Courtesy of C.F. Charities, the Super Cars display will host a Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Veyron, Ford GT and more. The Exotic Vehicles display, courtesy of Algar Ferrari, F.C. Kerbeck and McLaren Philadelphia, will feature dozens of the world’s most elegant vehicles. Samples include the latest editions of the Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari 488 Spider, McLaren 720S and Rolls-Royce Phantom, to name a few.

Hollywood Cars
Returning for its second appearance, the Hollywood Cars display will again offer guests a glimpse of vehicles from some of the most iconic movies and television series ever made. Examples include the Mystery Machine from “Scooby Doo,” Tow Mater, K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider,” the “A-Team” Van and cars from the “Fast and the Furious” series. This display will be located on the Broad Street end of the Main Exhibit Hall.

Fun for All
For those not in the market for a new vehicle, the Philly Auto Show still delivers a great experience for all ages with features like Camp Jeep, multiple Ride and Drive experiences and appearances by Philadelphia Eagles Safety Rodney McLeod, former US Women’s National Team soccer star Heather Mitts and hip hop artist Chill Moody.

2018 Philadelphia Auto Show hours

Show runs 1/27/18 – 2/4/18

Weekdays: noon to 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 28, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 4

Philadelphia Auto Show Prices and Discounts

Tickets are $14 for adults (age 13 and up) and $7 for children (ages 7-12) and may be purchased at or at the Convention Center box office. Children ages 6 and younger do not require a ticket. Senior citizens (ages 62 and older) receive a special admission price of $7 on weekdays only. Senior citizen tickets are not available online.

Discount Coupons

Pick up weekday discount coupons at participating local new car and truck-franchised dealerships. Coupons may be redeemed at the box office at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a $3 discount on weekday admission to the Auto Show. A partial list of participating dealers is available at

Discount Weekday Tickets Available Through SEPTA

Weekday Philadelphia Auto Show tickets are available through SEPTA at the price of $11 for adult admission and $7 for child/senior admission.

Here’s a look at some of the fun we had at last year’s auto show:

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  • Reply Erica Griffel January 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

    My husband and kids – all 3 are dying to go!

  • Reply NJ Fact January 19, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Would love to take my family of 4 to this

  • Reply Lisa Bundy January 19, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I would take the hubby and the boys

  • Reply Jenny Montague January 20, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Would take my husband who loves cars, but I’m actually in the market for one. :

  • Reply jerseygirl137 January 22, 2018 at 6:51 am

    I would take my daughter. We went a couple of years ago and had a great time.

  • Reply Win January 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I will bring my new friend from church.

  • Reply Nathaniel January 22, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    This is the year…… going to get a new car this year???

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