CarGurus acquires Autolist to expand auto shopping leadership

Posted by Jeremy Sacco on January 16, 2020

Big news from CarGurus: we’ve acquired the car shopping website Autolist, adding to our leadership position among online auto marketplaces and providing more value for our dealers by expanding our active car-buying audience.

Like CarGurus, Autolist is a tech-centric online auto shopping provider. Their popular mobile app has millions of downloads, and we believe that engaged audience will provide yet another source of low-funnel shoppers for our dealers. The new relationship is expected to drive additional connections for US-based CarGurus customers in our premium packages:

  • Dealers in our Enhanced, Featured, and Featured Priority packages will get Autolist leads as part of their existing subscription at no charge for a limited time
  • Dealers on our Standard listings package and our free Restricted listings won’t receive leads from Autolist

Autolist will continue to be operated as a standalone brand for consumers: car shoppers won’t notice any immediate changes to either site as a result of this deal. Both sites and apps will continue ongoing development – now with a larger tech team behind them.

We’re really excited to welcome the Autolist team into CarGurus – and we are looking forward to the benefits this acquisition will offer to our dealer customers and theirs.

Here’s the official press release.

If you have specific questions about what this means for your dealership, please contact your CarGurus rep at 1-800-CarGurus.

This blog posting includes forward-looking statements. For information regarding forward-looking statements made in this blog posting, please refer to the “Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” section of the press release.

Topics: acquisition, audience, autolist