Cars.com continues to be the place to go for car shoppers looking at cars for sale. In January of 2017, 88 percent of Cars.com visitors were specifically doing just that. We continue to gather feedback from Cars.com visitors to further influence our site’s growth and offerings. We also ask visitors what they specifically find helpful in using Cars.com. Among some of the most helpful features of Cars.com are search filters, vehicle merchandising, and reviews.
We are happy to hear all of the above, especially that reviews are helpful to our visitors. As of February, we have 3.6 million reviews live on Cars.com with 50 percent of those coming from DealerRater.com, a Cars.com company. It’s important to note that our acquisition of DealerRater.com allows us the ability to syndicate dealer reviews to various other platforms. This includes other vendors like AutoTrader and Kelly Blue Book who also feature DealerRater.com reviews on their own websites.
We continue to listen to our visitors to improve our website functionality and offerings to help them find the vehicle that’s right for them using all the information they can at their fingertips. When we help visitors win, we help our dealers win by better connecting car shoppers to the right dealer.
Cars.com Internal Data, January 2017.