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Build & Buy Car Buying Service

More than 175,000 vehicles purchased.
Buyers have seen an average savings of $2,853 off MSRP*

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Benefits of the Build & Buy Car Buying Service

Upfront Pricing

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.

Access to Dealers

Nationwide Dealer Network

Over 13,000 prescreened dealers dedicated to providing a great car buying experience.

Competitive Pricing

Participating Dealers provide pricing on vehicles that match your preferences.

CR Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Discounts

Participating Dealers offer additional subscriber 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

Search for the car you want and see what other people paid for it.
Connect with up to three local dealers and choose your vehicle from inventory that matches your preferences.
Take your Certificate to the Participating Dealer with the car you want and buy your car.

Car Buying Service Customer Reviews

"The program saved me thousands of dollars on a new car and allowed me to avoid talking with numerous sales people to get the deal I wanted. Thank you."
–Jack M. saved $1,757 off MSRP

10 Common Car Buying Mistakes

Buying a new car can be exciting. But it's also a complex process through which you can end up overpaying by hundreds or thousands of dollars or with a vehicle that you won't be happy with down the road. Below are 10 mistakes that car buyers often make that can quickly turn that initial excitement into buyer remorse - and how to avoid them.
Read more tips so you don't turn the excitement into buyers remorse.
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The Consumer Reports Build & Buy Car Buying Service (the "Service") is provided to Consumer Reports users by 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 7/1/16 and 9/30/16, the average estimated savings off the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (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 10/31/2016, was $2,853, including applicable vehicle specific manufacturer incentives. 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.