At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers and sellers.
CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG) was founded in 2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvisor, who saw an opportunity to create a better car-shopping experience using technology and data analytics. In just over a decade, CarGurus has become the most visited automotive shopping site in the US1, with more car listings than any other major online automotive marketplace in the US.2 CarGurus also operates sites in Canada and the UK. CarGurus began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in October 2017.
What Sets CarGurus Apart?
CarGurus gives each car a deal rating from great to overpriced and sorts organic search results in that order. Great deals from top-rated dealers always rank at the top of these search results.
GREAT DEAL GOOD DEAL FAIR DEAL HIGH PRICE OVERPRICED
Dealers can’t pay for their cars to get a higher position in our organic search results, and our deal ratings are unbiased by advertising. No other major online automotive marketplace in the US combines price and dealer reputation to rank and rate deals.2
CarGurus’ search is powered by complex mathematical algorithms built over many years. These algorithms analyze data on millions of car listings every day, accounting for factors like:
Trim & options
Certified pre-owned (CPO) status
Location: Our Instant Market Value (IMV) is calculated for over 150 different urban and rural markets across the US.
Dealer reputation: CarGurus uses dealer reputation as a ranking factor based on thousands of verified dealership reviews from CarGurus shoppers.
That’s more than you’ll find on any other major online automotive marketplace in the US.2
See hard-to-find data right up front, like if a car’s been in an accident, had a price drop, or been sitting on the lot.
Consult expert car reviews and buying guidance from our team of test-drive pros, or connect with other experts in our question-and-answer forum.
We focus on building the most transparent, trustworthy experience for our users, and we’ve proven that works for dealers, too. It’s why we have an active network of over 40,000 dealers and more listings on our site than any other major online automotive marketplace in the US.2
Our engineering and product teams are constantly developing new features and products that make the process of buying and selling a car simpler.
CarGurus lets consumers search—and dealers list—cars for free. If interested, dealers can pay for subscription services that offer more opportunities to market their dealership and connect with our industry-leading audience1 of shoppers.
As we work to deliver the best products and services for our consumers and dealers, we are guided by these core values: We are pioneering. We are transparent. We are data-driven. We move quickly. We are collaborative. We have integrity.
If you're an engineer who wants to be part of a new build at scale, this is the place for you! We need great developers who can operate with autonomy, challenge assumptions, and turn an idea into a fully functional piece of software. If that's you, then please check out our careers page!