Build & Buy Car Buying Service®
More than 200,000 vehicles purchased.
Members have seen an average savings of $3,218 off MSRP*
Benefits of the Build & Buy Car Buying Service®
See What Others Paid
Tell us what you're looking for and we'll share what your neighbors paid.
Pricing in Advance
See real pricing on specific vehicles actually on the lot before heading to the dealership.
Nationwide Dealer Network
Over 12,000 prescreened dealers dedicated to providing a great car buying experience.
Participating Dealers provide pricing on vehicles that match your preferences.
Participating Dealers offer additional member discounts of $100 or more on new cars.
Get CR Recommendations
The Consumer Reports recommendation symbol is displayed for qualifying vehicles letting you know we’ve already put this car to the test.
How It Works
Tell us what you're looking for and we share what your neighbors paid.
Browse inventory from the comfort of your home.
Local dealers provide pricing on vehicles that match your preferences.
Car Buying Service Customer Reviews
The Consumer Reports Build & Buy Car Buying Service (the "Service") is provided to Consumer Reports users by TrueCar.com. TrueCar operates the Service's dealer network and the Service's website. Consumer Reports collects a fee from TrueCar for vehicles purchased from a TrueCar dealer. 100% of the fees we collect goes to support our nonprofit mission. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any dealer.
Neither Consumers Reports nor TrueCar brokers, sells, or leases motor vehicles. Each TrueCar Certified Dealer will confirm actual vehicle availability from in-stock inventory, including options and color choices.
The Service may not be available in your particular location.
* Between 1/1/20 and 12/31/20, the average savings off MSRP experienced by consumers who connected with a TrueCar Certified Dealer through the Consumer Reports Auto Buying Program and who were identified as buying a new vehicle from that Certified Dealer was $3,218. Your actual savings may vary based on multiple factors, including the vehicle you select, region, dealer, and applicable vehicle-specific manufacturer incentives, which are subject to change. The MSRP is determined by the manufacturer and may not reflect the price at which vehicles are generally sold in the dealer's trade area, as many vehicles are sold below MSRP. Each dealer sets its own pricing.