Start with search. After opening up the app, you can head right to the search section where you can narrow down a number of different options.
Deal with a dealer. If you'd rather work with a specific dealership, you can also search for locations near you.
Read some research. If you're at the beginning of the search, the app features tons of research about different models from automakers.
What is it about?
Using the app is easy and perfect for anyone needing a car. After starting, you'll be send directly the the Find A Car section where you can search for new, used, or certified models using a number of different options including those near you. Beyond that great function, you can read up about specific dealer, research car models, sell your car, and more.
For those who...
- Are looking for an app that provides assistance in each part of the car buying process
- Want to sell their car before stepping foot on a lot.
Not for those who...
- Looking to secure financing before arriving at a dealership.
- Want to use an app designed for the iPad.
Why we love it
Even though it's just designed for the iPhone, the Cars.com app should be high on the list for anyone looking for a vehicle, especially those without a lot of experience with the buying process.
App Store Description
Trying to find a car? Cars.com's free car buying app helps you find new and used cars and trucks for sale near you. Use our extensive set of filters and sorting options to narrow down your choices to your perfect car. Research different models, compare cars, and find the perfect dealer or private listing. Our tools make buying cars easy by allowing you to quickly find information about a car while on the lot, calculate payments, and find the Black Book value of your car. Already have a car? Use our app to find a shop, estimate repair and maintenance costs, or sell your car.
Zero in on your perfect car using our extensive list of filters. Narrow your search by year, exterior and interior color, fuel type, transmission, body style, and more. Add specific keywords to search for must-have features.
CHECK AVAILABILITY AND GET PRICE QUOTES:
Call, text, or email Dealers or Private Sellers right from the app to request a quote or schedule a test drive.
DEALER REVIEWS AND DIRECTIONS:
Cars.com and DealerRater have more dealership reviews than any other source. Read reviews from real shoppers, find hours of operation, and get directions to the dealership.
CONSUMER AND EXPERT REVIEWS:
Not sure what car to buy? Read reviews from our expert Cars.com Editorial Team as well as other car owners to help you make the right choice.
SAVE YOUR FAVORITES:
Save your favorite cars, searches, and dealerships. Set up Price Drop Notifications to be alerted any time one of your favorite cars drops in price. Additionally, your most recent searches will automatically appear on your homepage.
Use our Payment Calculator to estimate monthly payments. Find out how much you can pay with our Affordability Calculator. Easily see how much your current vehicle is worth using the Trade-In Calculator.
See all of the important details about a vehicle before visiting the dealership. See what Special Offers are available, including Cash Back and Special Financing, from dealers and manufacturers to save you money on your new car. Use our new Market Comparison tool to see how the price of each listing compares to matching vehicles in your area.
SERVICE & REPAIR:
Get advice on what a fair price is to pay for a huge variety of repairs specific to your car. Find Repair Pal Certified service centers so you can be confident the work getting done on your car is the highest quality possible.
SELL YOUR CAR:
Cars.com offers three ways to sell your car. Use our Sell It Yourself listings to put an ad directly on our site. Set up an appointment to sell your car directly to a dealer in person. Or use our QuickOffer app to upload information and images of your car and get bids directly from dealers without leaving your house.
ON THE LOT TOOLS:
The VIN Scanner allows you to quickly pull up the Cars.com listing of a vehicle while you are at a dealership by simply scanning the VIN on the window sticker. Use it to verify features or the price that was listed online.
This is the car shopping tool that gives you the knowledge you need to buy the perfect car, at the perfect price, while at your home or on the dealer lot.
If you experience problems with this app please use the Feedback button in the menu, or send a message to [email protected] Please include the device and version of iOS you are using. Thanks!