• GMC Sierra 1500 Wins the Cars.com 2018 Best Half-Ton Truck Challenge

    GMC Sierra 1500 Wins the Cars.com 2018 Best Half-Ton Truck Challenge

    GMC just got a half ton of good news. Cars.com tested five pickup trucks to determine the best choice for customers – and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 took home the gold. As announced, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 bested four other brands, including the best-selling 2018 Ford F-150, in a hands-on test that assessed […]

  • Cars.com Launches a New Way to Shop for Cars

    Cars.com Launches a New Way to Shop for Cars

    Today Cars.com announced a fundamental change to our site that re-imagines the car shopping experience. The new Cars.com Matchmaking Experience uses machine learning to give consumers personalized vehicle recommendations based on their lifestyle preferences. The more Cars.com learns about a person’s interests, the smarter and more personal the recommendations become. As a result, Cars.com sends […]

  • Stick Shift Lovers, Unite!

    Stick Shift Lovers, Unite!

    What do the 2018 Audi A4, BMW 340i, and Ford Mustang GT have in common? They are all members of a prestigious club: Cars.com’s favorite manual-transmission cars of 2018. The Cars.com editorial team, consumers’ source for automotive news and reviews, recently discussed its seven favorite clutch performers. The occasion was none other than the first-ever […]

  • Cars.com Releases 2018 American-Made Index™

    Cars.com Releases 2018 American-Made Index™

    What does it mean to buy American? At a time when 71 percent of consumers believe buying American contributes significantly or substantially to the U.S. economy[i], this complicated question is important. The annual Cars.com American-Made Index provides an answer. The 2018 index, released June 21, helps car shoppers and dealerships determine the “most American” vehicles […]

  • Volvo XC60 Named Cars.com Best Luxury Compact SUV in 2018

    Volvo XC60 Named Cars.com Best Luxury Compact SUV in 2018

    We’re not even halfway through the year, and Volvo is already cleaning up. Cars.com has just named the Volvo XC60 Best Luxury Compact SUV of 2018 in a vehicle segment comparison. The Volvo XC60 was nominated for Cars.com’s Best of 2018 Award in January. For the Best Luxury Compact SUV of 2018 comparison, four Cars.com […]

  • CPO Shoppers Are Cross-Shoppers

    CPO Shoppers Are Cross-Shoppers

    Shoppers of certified pre-owned vehicles love to cross shop across categories, comparing CPOs to new cars and used cars. In fact, 80 percent of all CPO shoppers are inherently cross-shoppers, according to Cars.com research[i].  According to a recent survey of CPO automobile shoppers, they are actively comparing CPOs against both new and used cars. We […]

  • New Consortium Seeks to Accelerate Blockchain in Automotive

    New Consortium Seeks to Accelerate Blockchain in Automotive

    To appreciate how rapidly the automotive industry is changing, look no further than MOBI: the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. MOBI consists of 30 companies, including BMW, Ford, General Motors, and Renault, which have agreed to work together to explore how to incorporate blockchain technology into automotive and mobile. The group describes itself as “a global […]

  • Let Us Now Praise the Ford Expedition

    Let Us Now Praise the Ford Expedition

    Congratulations to the 2018 Ford Expedition: winner of the first-ever Cars.com Full-Size SUV Challenge! As announced, Cars.com has crowned 2018 Ford Expedition the Best Full-size SUV of 2018 following an extensive test of the most popular vehicles in this growing category. The evaluation tested full-size SUVs against factors such as towing capability and comfort level. […]

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Take Center Stage in the Automotive Industry

    Augmented and Virtual Reality Take Center Stage in the Automotive Industry

    The New York International Auto Show underscored how much augmented reality and virtual reality are shaping the conversation about the future of the automotive industry. As reported in CNBC and The New York Times, auto makers and vendors were busy showcasing AR and VR experiences to complement the vehicles. For instance: Toyota used VR headsets […]

  • Where Are All the Automotive Super Bowl Ads?

    Where Are All the Automotive Super Bowl Ads?

    Over the past few years, it’s become a common practice for brands to release their Super Bowl ads before the big game. But in the run-up to Super Bowl LII, we’re seeing fewer ads from automotive brands, reflecting a broader trend. In 2017, there were 36 Super Bowl ads pre-released across multiple industries, including spots […]

  • Automotive Super Bowl Ads: The Dream Versus Reality

    Automotive Super Bowl Ads: The Dream Versus Reality

    Automotive manufacturers sell dreams on Super Bowl Sunday. Lexus recently previewed a Super Bowl LII ad, “Black Panther, which equates car ownership with being a super hero. During Super Bowl LI last year, Alfa Romeo compared owning a car to flying a dragon. Kia relied on Melissa McCarthy to inject fun into owning the Kia Nero. Ford’s Go Further […]

  • “This Business Has Never Been for the Fainthearted” – Innovation at NAIAS

    “This Business Has Never Been for the Fainthearted” – Innovation at NAIAS

    The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) continues to showcase why the automotive industry is a leader in product innovation and why 2018 is all about OEMs and dealerships mastering the 4Ps of Automotive Marketing™: product, price, place, and person. As discussed on our blog, OEMs have been unleashing major innovations since Day One. […]