Use Our Car Comparison Feature to Find the Right Vehicle for You!
Choosing your next car is a big decision. There are so many factors to consider—from practical concerns like cost, safety and fuel efficiency to personal preferences for style, power and convenience features. And with so many competing cars on the market, the choices can get a little overwhelming.
Our car comparison feature is here to make your job simpler. Select any two (or more) car models and easily compare their key features side-by-side to help you narrow down your choice. Once you decide which vehicle you want, request a free price quote and instantly get exclusive offers from local dealers online!
Tips for Choosing Your Car
To get the best results from our car comparison feature, you want to compare cars that are already similar. So the first thing you have to decide is what class of vehicle you need.
Do you need a roomy SUV to haul your big family? Or are you fine with a smaller sedan that gets better fuel economy and is easier to maneuver and park?
Do you live in a rural area or a place with extreme weather conditions that could use the extra traction and toughness of a 4×4? Or do you need a classy, upscale car to represent your professional image for work?
Are you concerned about the environment or the cost of gas for your commute and considering a new hybrid? Or is it more important to get the most inexpensive car you can?
Once you have a general idea of the kind of vehicle you are looking for, you can use our car comparison feature to look at similar models in more detail. Compare factors such as engine and transmission options, mileage, and pricing and weigh the importance of each to decide which car is the better deal for you.
Price Comparing & Negotiating Tips
The car comparison feature shows two different price points for each vehicle. MSRP, or Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price, is the advertised sticker price for the car. Invoice Price is the estimated amount that the dealer paid for the vehicle.
The invoice price is shown as a target price for your negotiating. Remember that the dealer gets a number of undisclosed discounts and incentives from the manufacturer that are not included in the invoice price, so if he sells the car to you at invoice price, he still makes a profit.
If you plan to lease your car, you can still negotiate the sale price down, which will give you a lower starting point for calculating your monthly payments. It’s a good idea to negotiate sticker price before letting on that you want to lease.
The cost of your lease can also be affected by the car’s brand name. That’s because monthly leasing rates are based not just on the car’s sticker price, but also on its residual value, or how much the vehicle will depreciate over the term of your lease. A car brand that holds its value well will always be cheaper to lease than a car that has a similar sale price but a weaker resale value. So when you are comparing similar cars to lease, don’t just look at the MSRP or invoice price; look for brands with strong residual values (usually Japanese and European models, like Honda, Toyota, Mazda, and BMW) in order to get the best deal.
Use our car comparison feature to narrow down your choice and request your free online price quote on the vehicle of your choice today!