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Car Apps That Make Car Buying Simple and Easy

Buying a new or used car, or even selling your current car, can be tough. These car apps help you get the job done efficiently.

Cars.com - New & Used Cars For Sale

Find the perfect car for you

Cars.com - New & Used Cars For Sale

Start with search

For inexperienced car buyers who need help in each step of the process.

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.

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.

TrueCar: The Car Buying App - Find New & Used Cars

Get the best price on your next new car

TrueCar: The Car Buying App - Find New & Used Cars

TrueCar: The Car Buying App - Find New & Used Cars

For anyone who is in the market for a new vehicle and want a good deal.

With TrueCar, buying a new car has never been easier. Just input the car details for the one you want, and then you'll see the average price paid for the car across several markets near you. Then you can see what stock TrueCar dealerships have available, and for what price. Find the one you want, lock in the price through the app, and head to the dealer for final negotiations. It's never been so easy to buy a car.

Why we love it

TrueCar is a gorgeous app that not only looks great but also gives you valuable information about the car you want. It's a nice way to get a good deal.

Edmunds: Used Cars for Sale & New Cars for Sale

Research and shop from one app

Edmunds: Used Cars for Sale & New Cars for Sale

Get to buying

For anyone looking to research or buy a new or used vehicle.

With the Edmunds app, you can research the cars you are looking to purchase. On top of that, you can see if dealers around you have a certain model of the car you desire. It shows you the trade-in, private party sale, and dealer retail cost. Edmunds has a wonderful interface where you can view specifications, photos, and reviews of a particular car. One of the most unique features is the Lot Buddy. Using location services, when the app senses your on a car lot, you'll see even more information about a vehicle you're interested in including a no-haggle price.

Why we love it

Whether you're researching cars or wanting to buy today, the Edmunds app is a great tool to take a look at. It's well designed, easy to use, and has information about pretty much any vehicle.

Car Buying Guide - New & Used Auto Ratings

Information, calculators, and more

Car Buying Guide - New & Used Auto Ratings

A comprehensive buying guide

For new car buyers who trust and use Consumer Reports.

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.

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.

Car Buying

A complete guide to buying and selling a car

Car Buying

Car Buying

For anyone who is in the market for a new car or selling theirs, this is the blue standard.

KBB has a nice app here, you can view particular makes and models of cars manufactured in a certain year and view the value of them so you know if you’re being ripped off or not. You can also find your local dealership, get directions, and view both consumer reviews and expert video reviews.

Why we love it

When it comes to buying a new or used car, we usually turn to Kelley Blue Book for true values of a car's worth. This guide is handy to have in app form so you can do your shopping on-the-go.