- About Us
At CarGurus, we help shoppers find great car deals from great car dealerships. Our goal is to bring ease and transparency to the car shopping process, which we believe helps consumers and dealers alike.
CarGurus was founded in the United States in 2006, by Langley Steinert (who also co-founded the global travel site, TripAdvisor). The site is now the most popular car research and shopping platform in the U.S. by user traffic.
CarGurus UK launched in 2015, offering shoppers in the region a new alternative for researching their next car purchase online and by mobile device.
How does CarGurus work?
Behind every car search you do on our UK site is a mathematical algorithm that analyzes and compares hundreds of thousands of used car listings daily. It factors in everything from registration year, make and model to mileage, options and location to determine a fair retail price that we refer to as the Instant Market Value (IMV).
Based on the IMV and dealer reviews from other shoppers, CarGurus ranks and qualifies your search results from great deal to good to fair to down right overpriced. The best deals in your local area appear at the top of your search so you can find exactly what they’re looking for in no time at all. You can also view how long the car has been on the forecourt and whether its had any price adjustments, and you can read review of the seller from other shoppers.
Are you a car dealer? Learn more about how CarGurus can help you reach local buyers.
If you’re a dealer in the UK, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to list your stock for free on CarGurus. We can drive qualified, ready-to-buy shoppers to your dealership.