Build & Buy Car Buying Service®

More than 200,000 vehicles purchased.
Members have seen an average savings of $3,218 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 12,000 prescreened dealers dedicated to providing a great car buying experience.

Competitive Pricing

Participating Dealers provide pricing on vehicles that match your preferences.

CR Member Benefits

Member Discounts

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

See What Others Paid
Tell us what you're looking for and we share what your neighbors paid.
Real Pricing on Actual Cars
Browse inventory from the comfort of your home.
Get Competitive Pricing
Local dealers provide pricing on vehicles that match your preferences.
CR Expert Advice
What You Need to Know About Buying a New Car
Don't Be Influenced By Ads
Create your list of cars to test drive based on research, focusing on reliable cars, with high owner satisfaction, good safety marks, and strong road test performance.
Don't Scrimp on Safety
Advanced safety features can help avoid an accident or lessen the impact of a crash. They are becoming widely available, though they are still not standard on many models and trims.
No Thanks to Extras
Car dealers generally make most of their profit from financing and the sale of a wide variety of extra add-on products like theft protection, asset protection, prepaid maintenance, tire and key replacement plans, VIN etching, and extended warranties.
Pass on Special Events
Don't shop during special sales events solicited by direct mail. These are often run by contracted specialists trained in techniques that increase a dealer's profit.
Smart Financing
Resist the temptation to focus strictly on monthly payments to consider the long-term impact of your finance strategy, considering loan rate, interest paid, trade in, and even depreciation.
Fees to Avoid
If you see additional "pre-delivery inspection," "delivery," "destination," or "dealer prep" charges on a second window sticker, you should refuse to pay them.
More Tips for New Car Buyers

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
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* 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.