Enhancing Consumer Reports’ Build & Buy car-buying service (for subscribers only), CR Savings brings exclusive discounts on eligible vehicles. A reward for our loyal subscribers, these special price reductions are in addition to the haggle-free and hassle-free savings built into Build & Buy, along with traditional incentives. This ensures a quick, deep discount on new cars featuring CR Savings. (Search for vehicles featuring CR Savings.)
CR Savings is a benefit to subscribers to ConsumerReports.org, Consumer Reports and ShopSmart magazines, and OnHealth and Money Adviser newsletters. Your subscription must be at least 30-days old to qualify for the CR Savings benefit.
Subscribers have seen an average savings of $2,379 off MSRP through the Build & Buy car-buying service. Because the discounts from CR Savings are applied in addition to traditional incentives that you qualify for, this subscriber service means you can save even more.
The CR Savings program is open to all major automakers, and they are invited to provide exclusive discounts to our members. To emphasize quality cars, we have rules in place to encourage discounts on Consumer Reports-recommended cars, meaning those that meet our stringent criteria based on test score, reliability, and crash-test performance. Not all cars are recommended.
Combine these great savings with the Ratings, recommendations, and reviews Consumer Reports provides, and you have everything you need to make an informed car-buying decision you can feel good about.
About CR Savings:
- CR Savings is applicable whether you are buying or leasing a new vehicle.
- All major auto manufacturers have the opportunity to participate.
- CR Savings is available through a partnership with TrueCar, Inc., and is in addition to incentives and other savings available through Build & Buy.
- CR Savings is available to all subscribers with 30 or more days of tenure, and there is never an obligation to buy.
The presence of CR Savings in no way implies Consumer Reports’ endorsement of a vehicle, nor should low price be your primary reason for choosing a vehicle. It isn’t wise to settle for a poor-performing or unsatisfying vehicle simply because it is less expensive than some competitors’ products.
TrueCar pays Consumer Reports a flat fee for each vehicle sold through the Build & Buy service, regardless of what makes or models are bought, who buys them, or which dealers they are bought from. Consumer Reports receives no additional payment for vehicles sold that feature CR Savings. Consumer Reports has no direct contact or financial relationship with dealerships. The money earned through this service helps fund our extensive product-testing program and support our efforts to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers. (Learn more about Consumer Reports.)