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Cars.com Finds 84% of Travelers Will Drive This Thanksgiving Holiday, Steered by Flight Disruptions, Flexible Work Schedules and Lingering COVID-19 Concerns

More Than Half of Americans Plan to Travel This Thanksgiving Holiday, Up 46% From 2020; 62% of Drivers Cite the Ongoing Pandemic as the Primary Reason for DrivingCHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2021 —  The era of remote work will allow many Americans to spend more time with family this Thanksgiving weekend. With increased flexibility, 65% of remote or hybrid workers will drive over flying to their destinations this holiday and are staying longer than usual,…See More
Nov 15
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CARS Acquires CreditIQ Automotive Fintech Platform, Enabling Instant Financing For Consumers, Dealers and Lenders

Transaction Highlights:Advances CARS’ growth strategy and expands TAM into the multi-billion dollar Auto Finance segment, which is rapidly growing as online car buying transactions accelerate Builds additional revenue streams and strengthens attribution for CARS while expanding end-to-end transaction platform capabilitiesIncreases dealers’ financing profit while enhancing operational efficiencies Expected to drive immediate incremental revenue and gross profit as we roll out across the…See More
Nov 4
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Making the Grade: Cars.com Releases 2021 Car Seat Fit Report Card, Rating the Best Vehicles on the Market for Car Seat Safety — Only Four Make the Honor Roll

More Than Half of Parents Surveyed by Cars.com Have Incorrectly Installed a Car Seat, While 67% Make Vehicle Purchase Decisions Based on Car Seat FitCHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2021 — Leading car shopping marketplace Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) today released its 2021 Car Seat Fit Report Card, providing parents and caregivers with essential information on which family vehicles best fit car seats for infants, toddlers and young children. This year, Cars.com compiled Car Seat…See More
Sep 29
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Cars.com Finds Delta Variant Impacts Labor Day Travel Destinations and Flight Plans With More Than 1 in 5 Travelers Canceling Flights in Favor of Driving

Almost 1 in 4 Travelers to Change Destination; 87% of Travelers Take to the Road  CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2021 — Even with the delta variant increasing COVID-19 cases across the country, Americans remain determined to get out this upcoming Labor Day 2021 weekend. Sixty percent of Americans plan to travel, up 17% compared to last year at this time, according to…See More
Aug 25
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School Bus Ridership Continues to Lag as 54% of Parents Choose to Drive Kids to School This Year

With 67% of Students Returning to Full-Time, In-Person Learning This Year and Concerns High About the Delta Variant, Cars.com Offers Five Tips for a Safe and Successful School Drop-OffCHICAGO, August 19, 2021 — Cars.com (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider, finds that 67% of parents in a recent…See More
Aug 19
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Jun 30
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Tesla Model 3 Snags No. 1 Spot on Cars.com’s 2021 American-Made Index®; First All-Electric Vehicle to Top the List in Its 16-Year History

Detroit Three, Honda, Toyota Also Top 2021 Index, With GM Claiming the Most Spots Americans Care Where Their Cars Are Made, Buying Non-American Considered “Unpatriotic” by More than a Quarter of Americans CHICAGO, June 23, 2021 — Leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider Cars.comTM (NYSE: CARS) today released its 2021 American-Made Index (AMI), an independent, annual list that ranks the new vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economy based…See More
Jun 23
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Inventory Shortages Drive Car Shoppers to Neighboring States: Cars.com Reports 10% of Recent Buyers Traveled Across State Lines to Purchase a Car

Car Supply Shortage Squeezes Sellers and Shoppers as Cars.com Finds Nearly 1 in 3 Recent Buyers Drove 100 Miles or More for the Car They Want1 CHICAGO, June 10, 2021 — According to recent research from leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider Cars.comTM (NYSE: CARS), nearly 10% of recent car buyers drove out of state to…See More
Jun 11
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43% of Car Shoppers Plan to Buy This Memorial Day Weekend, But It’s an Even Better Time to Sell, Reports Cars.com

As inventory levels fall 33% for new and 28% for used cars, local dealers are paying consumers more for their used trade-in vehicles.1CHICAGO, May 26, 2021 — Car shoppers are ready to take advantage of Memorial Day weekend deals — if they can find them, according to recent research from leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider Cars.comTM (NYSE: CARS). However, shoppers may have better luck…See More
May 26
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Cars.com Finds 89% of Memorial Day Travelers Prefer to Road-Trip Even as More Americans Become Vaccinated

Cars.com survey reveals even more Americans will drive this holiday weekend compared to 2020, despite the country’s growing vaccination rate and rising costs at the pumpCHICAGO, May 19, 2021 —  Americans are ready for the return of summer travel, according to Cars.comTM (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider.  More than half of Americans (60%) plan to get away this Memorial Day weekend, up more than 66% compared to last year,…See More
May 19
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Cars.com Reports 66% of Americans Have Renewed Interest in EVs Following President Biden’s Infrastructure Plans, but Mainstream Adoption Still Years Away

Leading automotive digital marketplace and solutions provider Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) today revealed new research that Americans’ interest in electric vehicles is on the rise. Sixty-six percent of respondents in Cars.com’s national survey stated an increased desire to buy an EV after hearing President Biden’s infrastructure plans to invest $174 billion in the EV market, including a national network of 500,000 EV charging locations by 2030.1 However, 81% of…See More
Apr 23
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CARS Appoints Jenell Ross to Board of Directors

Auto industry veteran with strong connection to dealership communitiesCHICAGO, April 13, 2021 – Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS) (“CARS” or the “Company”), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Jenell Ross as a member of its Board of Directors.Ross is an auto industry veteran, with 28 years of experience, and was recently named one of 2020’s 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. For the past eleven…See More
Apr 13
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Pent-Up Demand Spikes Spring Break Travel: 70% of Travelers Opt for Road Trips as Americans’ Vacation Plans Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels

Cars.com Reports 57% of Americans Plan to Travel for Spring Break; 2 Out of 3 Travelers Say  COVID-19 Impacted Their Decision to Drive1CHICAGO, March 25, 2021 — As the pandemic continues, Americans are ready to hit the road for spring break, reports Cars.comTM (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider. According to…See More
Mar 25
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Cars.com Shoppers Logged a Record 30 Million Hours on the Platform Last Year, as More Americans Turn to Car Ownership

One Year Into the COVID-19 Pandemic, Purchasing Timelines Are Faster, First-Time and Urban Car Buyers Increased, and New and Used Prices Inch HigherCHICAGO, March 10, 2021 — One year from the start of a historic worldwide pandemic that changed commerce and transportation, maybe permanently, leading automotive digital marketplace and solutions provider Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS) today unveiled new insights about the pandemic's impact on car buying and selling. Shoppers logged a record 30 million…See More
Mar 11
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New Brand Campaign Showcases Cars.com's Mix of Art and Science That Creates Perfect Car Matches

‘It’s Matchical’ Spotlights the Extraordinary Intelligence Behind Cars.com’s Match of 20 Million Monthly Unique Shoppers, With 50,000 New Cars Added Daily.The breadth and depth of its first-party data, paired with smart matchmaking technology, enables the Cars.com marketplace to successfully connect its more than 20 million monthly unique car shoppers with the vehicles that meet their needs, budgets and exceed their expectations. With 50,000 new and used cars added daily from local dealers…See More
Mar 4
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Cars.com’s Best Value of 2021 Award Winner, the Hyundai Venue, Gives Car Shoppers Performance and Tech Under $20,000

Win a Free 2021 Hyundai Venue: Cars.com Sets Up One Lucky Shopper for the Ride of Their LifeCHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2021 —  Leading automotive digital marketplace and solutions provider Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) names the 2021 Hyundai Venue its inaugural Best Value of 2021 winner, an all-new award category in the company’s annual Best Of awards program. The new award helps consumers find a value…See More
Feb 18

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Cars.com Finds 84% of Travelers Will Drive This Thanksgiving Holiday, Steered by Flight Disruptions, Flexible Work Schedules and Lingering COVID-19 Concerns

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

More Than Half of Americans Plan to Travel This Thanksgiving Holiday, Up 46% From 2020; 

62% of Drivers Cite the Ongoing Pandemic as the Primary Reason for Driving

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2021 —  The era of remote work will allow many Americans to spend more time with family this Thanksgiving…

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CARS Acquires CreditIQ Automotive Fintech Platform, Enabling Instant Financing For Consumers, Dealers and Lenders

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

Transaction Highlights:

  • Advances CARS’ growth strategy and expands TAM into the multi-billion dollar Auto Finance segment, which is rapidly growing as online car buying transactions accelerate 
  • Builds additional revenue streams and strengthens attribution for CARS while expanding end-to-end transaction platform capabilities…
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Making the Grade: Cars.com Releases 2021 Car Seat Fit Report Card, Rating the Best Vehicles on the Market for Car Seat Safety — Only Four Make the Honor Roll

Posted on September 29, 2021 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

More Than Half of Parents Surveyed by Cars.com Have Incorrectly Installed a Car Seat, While 67% Make Vehicle Purchase Decisions Based on Car Seat Fit

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2021 — Leading car shopping marketplace…

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Cars.com Finds Delta Variant Impacts Labor Day Travel Destinations and Flight Plans With More Than 1 in 5 Travelers Canceling Flights in Favor of Driving

Posted on August 25, 2021 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Almost 1 in 4 Travelers to Change Destination; 87% of Travelers Take to the Road  

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2021 — Even with the delta variant increasing COVID-19 cases across the country, Americans remain determined to get out this upcoming Labor Day 2021 weekend. Sixty percent of Americans plan to travel, up 17% compared to…

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