Build & Buy Car Buying Service
More than 175,000 vehicles purchased.
Buyers have seen an average savings of $3,101 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 15,000 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
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 7/1/17 and 9/30/17, the average savings off MSRP presented by Participating Dealers to users of the Build & Buy Car Buying Service, based on users who configured virtual vehicles and who TrueCar identified as purchasing a new vehicle of the same make and model listed on the certificate from a Participating Dealer as of 10/31/2017, was $3,101, including applicable vehicle specific manufacturer discounts. 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 not all vehicles are sold at MSRP. Each dealer sets its own pricing. Neither TrueCar nor Consumer Reports brokers, sells or leases motor vehicles.