Why did we change our website?
At Edmunds, we constantly strive to improve our experience for our shoppers. Customers have told us they want to more easily switch between devices while car shopping. As a result, we spent many months using extensive consumer input to design and launch a completely redesigned website, which went live in January 2017. Our goal was to make the Edmunds car shopping experience faster, more engaging and easier to use so you can now enjoy our extensive content and shopping tools across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
Our redesign reflects our mission to be your go-to resource for finding your perfect car. Whether you’re shopping for a new or used car, looking to lease, buy or trade-in, we have everything you need to find your perfect car - all in one place.
We think you’ll enjoy the simplified layout when researching cars - from reading our expert reviews to building and pricing a car, all the way to viewing local inventory and comparing dealer price quotes - Edmunds is here for you, from the first mile to the last, as your trusted advisor.
Why did we change our logo?
The world of automotive retail is evolving rapidly, and Edmunds is evolving right along with it, helping lead the way. You may have noticed that our logo changed and now contains a warm smile and a wink, demonstrating the playful joy that can be had when Edmunds helps you find your perfect car, quickly and easily. Our entire Edmunds team is passionate about helping our customers and our new logo is a visual interpretation and daily reminder of our mission to deliver a car shopping experience that ends with a smile.
We also dropped the .com from our name and will now be known simply as “Edmunds”, a reflection of the fact that Edmunds is evolving beyond a pure website offering to also help customers and our partners with other car-shopping related solutions.
Navigating the website
Researching a car
If you know the exact Make/Model you’re researching, you can select it by using the drop-down menus located towards the top of the page.
If you don’t have a specific Make/Model in mind, but you know the type of car you want (such as a hatchback, sedan, or pickup truck) you can click Car Types at the very top of the page or you can select the car type under Browse by Type.
Once you have selected a Make, Model, and Year, you will be directed to that car’s overview page where you will find everything you need to know about the car.
In the example screenshot below, you will see the overview page for a 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV. The blue ribbon above the large photo will allow you to select the type of information you’re looking for - Photos, Pricing, Editor’s Review, Inventory, Build and Price, Features, Consumer Reviews, and Safety. Click any of these and you’ll be brought to its respective information on the page.
How to build and price a car
If you're looking for MSRP, Dealer Invoice, and True Market Value (TMV is the average price people are paying in your area for the same configuration), you will want to Build and Price the car. To do this, select the car you want to price out. Once you have selected a Make, Model, and Year, you’ll want to click Build in the blue ribbon at the very top of the car’s overview page. Then, once the page scrolls down for you, you can click Build and Price which will bring you to the configurator tool you’re used to seeing on Edmunds.
*Remember, if the tool asks you questions such as, “Do you want a navigation system?” feel free to answer each question. However, if you already know the exact style/trim level you want to price out, you can bypass the questions and select the trim by clicking See all styles to the right of the question.
Finding other research tools and information
Click Research at the very top of Edmunds. Here, you’ll find easy access to tools such as:
- New car comparison tool - easily compare models side-by-side
- Pricing calculators - estimate your monthly payments
- Appraisal tool - find out the value of your car or a used car you’re researching
- Tips and advice articles - read our expert opinions and articles about buying a car
- Read car reviews and view car videos
- Research cars by Make - say you want to research all Hyundai models - this is where you want to go!
Looking to share feedback or a suggestion?
We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or click Submit a request in the top right corner of our Help Center. You’ll be able to select the Feedback/Suggestion contact form. Or if you want to be paired with a car-buying (and leasing) expert, you can sign up for one there as well! Our expert advisors are here to answer any of your car-shopping questions. You can learn more by clicking here.