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Car Buying Guide - New & Used Auto Ratings

Information, calculators, and more

Get a helping hand to guide you through the entire new car buying process

Car Buying Guide - New & Used Auto Ratings

by Consumer Reports
A comprehensive buying guide
Car Buying Guide - New & Used Auto Ratings
Car Buying Guide - New & Used Auto Ratings
FREE in the App Store

Get a helping hand to guide you through the entire new car buying process.

A comprehensive buying guide. One of the app's best features is the guide that provides handy information about the car purchasing process.

A comprehensive buying guide
A price education

A price education. You can view pricing information about new models and even calculate lease or loan numbers.

What is it about?

Every part of the car buying process is detailed in the app. You can find detailed information about a vehicle, view a buying guide, and even do detailed loan or lease payment calculations. To view the Consumer Reports car ratings and road test video summaries, you'll need to make a $2.99 in-app purchase.

For those who...

  • Trust Consumer Reports data and testing.
  • Looking for a new car.

Not for those who...

  • Don't want to pay extra to view car rating information.
  • Are purchasing a used car.

Why we love it

Consumer Reports is well known for providing unbiased and detailed information about pretty much anything available on the market. Using the Car Buying Guide app, anyone looking for a new car can read about a huge number of options available and select what's best for their needs.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Version
2.5
Rating
(211)
Size
76Mb
Genre
Lifestyle Utilities
Last updated
August 10, 2017
Release date
March 26, 2014
More info

Car Buying Guide is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $2.99

    Consumer Reports Car Ratings

App Store Description

The Consumer Reports Car Buying Guide iPhone app will help you navigate the new automobile buying process from beginning to end.

Don’t get taken for a ride as you shop for your new vehicle - get tips and tricks to help you negotiate pricing and financing like a pro.

360 VR Test Drive
We put you in the passenger seat as the Consumer Reports Auto Test team takes our cars through their paces at the largest and most sophisticated independent automobile testing center devoted to the consumer interest anywhere in the world.

If you are a current Consumer Reports website subscriber, you have full access to this app including Consumer Reports Car Ratings and road test videos. If you are not a website subscriber, you may download this app for free but must purchase the upgrade to receive access to Consumer Reports car Ratings and road test videos.*

Features include:
• MSRP and invoice look up
• New and Used car information
• Overall Score: Consumer Reports’ new scoring system encapsulates road-test performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety into one overall score, which will make it simpler to identify the models that are truly best in class.

• Survey information based on 780,000 vehicles covering:
-Owner satisfaction
-Reliability

• Browse cars by type
• Auto lease/loan payment calculator
• Information on how to get the best trade-in
• Vehicle price negotiating tips
• Ways to get the best interest rate
• Ability to save and compare calculations
• Build and Buy access for CR Subscribers
• 360 VR Test Drive

We put you in the passenger seat as the Consumer Reports Auto Test team takes our cars through their paces at the largest and most sophisticated independent automobile testing center devoted to the consumer interest anywhere in the world.

Consumer Reports subscribers and app upgrade purchasers will have access to:

• Consumer Reports Car Ratings
• Consumer Reports road test video summaries

* In-app purchases of the monthly $2.99 pass are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of the purchase. Your pass will AUTOMATICALLY RENEW unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current billing period. You may manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew by going to Manage Purchases in the Settings section of your iTunes account.

Privacy Policy
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/mobile-app/mobile-app-privacy-policy/index.htm

End User Licence Agreement
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/mobile-app/mobile-app-eula/index.htm