When you’re shopping for a new car, it’s always important for you to do your homework. Comparing different vehicles can be difficult, but to make it easier for you, we here at Pfeiffer Plainfield have decided to compile a list of the best car comparison websites out there. If you use any of these five websites, you are sure to learn everything you need to know about the car you want.
Edmunds is a veteran in the car comparison field and has been around since the 1960s, when the company printed books with information about different vehicles. Now, the website allows visitors to compare and contrast vehicle models, check out real-world estimates, and get an idea of what cost of purchase and ownership would be if you were to select a certain vehicle. Even better, the website is one of the easiest to use.
Though Car Complaints doesn’t directly allow you to compare one vehicle to another, it does provide you with an encyclopedia of information about each vehicle, including common owner complaints and issues, recalls, crash test results, active investigations, and more. This site gives you a first hand look at what it’s like to own the vehicle you’re thinking about buying.
CarGurus focuses mainly on helping you find a vehicle to buy, but it also provides a significant amount of information about the car you’re shopping for. So, not only will it help you locate the best local deal on the vehicle you want, but it will also provide you with scores of the vehicle, based on test drive experiences, reviews, performance, and more.
Kelley Blue Book is usually the first comparison site you think of when shopping for a new car, and for a good reason—it’s an industry mainstay. Similar to Edmunds, KBB.com has been around for awhile, releasing “blue books” in the 1960s that provided pricing information and depreciation information for vehicles on sale. Now, the site does something similar, offering estimated values to sellers, pricing guides, and a comprehensive vehicle comparison tool.
TrueDelta is slightly different than other comparison sites, as it focuses significantly more on real-world, owner-submitted information. The site uses a massive database that includes everything from vehicle reliability and mileage to real-world cost of repairs and prices. It even allows you to browse by reliability!
Next time you’re looking for a vehicle, don’t forget to stop in to the Pfeiffer Plainfield Used Cars showroom and see what reliable models we have to offer.