Updated on December 13, 2017 for Version 12.5.2107
The Edmunds app for iPhone combines Edmunds pricing, research and inventory search to help you get the best deal — whether you're shopping for a new or used car. With this app you can configure a car to your requirements, get regional True Market Value®, find cars for sale at local dealers, request price quotes, and look for the latest incentives.
To start researching any car, simply open the app, select the "Research" tab, and select a Make, Model, Year, and Submodel. You can also search by Keyword, Make, Model, or Feature using the search bar at the top of the page. If you're not quite sure what make/model you're looking for, but you know the body type you are interested in, you can hop over to the "Body Type" search and look through models on that side.
Once you have selected the Make, Model, Year, and Submodel you may need to further select the vehicle by style or trim level. Tap the style at the top of the vehicle's home page to view any other available trims/styles.
Once you've selected the appropriate style/trim, you will be brought back to the vehicle's home page for all of your car researching needs. You can tap "Gallery" to view more photos of the vehicle or scroll down to see reviews, features/specs, and estimated pricing. You will also be able to use the "Compare Vehicles" tool to compare the specs of this vehicle to another.
How do I find the value and pricing information for a car?
Pricing information for new AND used cars can be found within the Edmunds iPhone app.
For new cars, once you have selected a make/model/year, you can scroll down and tap "Build with Options." You can select the trim level, packages, and options you want the car to have and you will be shown the Invoice, True Market Value (average price paid), and MSRP for that specific configuration.
For used cars, you'll do the same thing but you'll instead be looking for a title that reads "Price & Appraise." You can enter the mileage, condition, trim level, and options the car has and you’ll be shown the estimated Trade-In, Private Party Sale, and Dealer Retail values.
How do I get a price quote?
If you're searching for inventory, you'll want to select the "Buy A Car" tab at the bottom of the screen. After selecting a make and model, you can select one or multiple model years, and then tap "View Cars".
Please note that you can narrow your results by using the sliding scales icon in the upper right-hand corner. You can filter by condition, price, mileage, feature, and more!
Once you've found a vehicle you like, select the green "Text this Dealer" button to get an Edmunds Special Offer quote for the vehicle that you selected. This will connect you with a contact at the dealership so that you can ask questions, schedule a test drive, etc.
How do I save cars in local inventory so that I can reference them again?
Once you've located a vehicle in your area that you like, you can select the heart located in the upper right-hand corner of each listing. Once you tap this button and it turns orange, that means that you have saved this vehicle to your Favorites list.
Where can I view my Favorites?
To view your Favorites list, tap the "For You" icon at the bottom of the screen. From there, you can view your favorites under "Inventory". To remove a favorite, simply tap the heart once more.
Where can I find cars that I have recently searched?
Select the "For You" tab to see any recently viewed models saved under "Models".
How do I save a search, and where can I access my saved shopping searches?
To save a search, return to the "Buy A Car" tab and select a make/model/year/submodel. Once you've selected the appropriate filters, tap "Save Filters" to save your search.
You can access all saved searches on the "For You" tab under "Shopping Searches". To remove a saved search, click into the search and tap the blue "Saved" button once more.
What is "Can It Fit?" and how can I access it?
"Can It Fit?" is a feature that was added to our iPhone and iPad apps with the release of iOS 11. This feature uses Augmented Reality (AR) to determine whether or not a vehicle you're considering will fit into your parking space or garage. To utilize this feature, you will need to update your software to iOS 11, update to the latest version of the Edmunds app, and have one of the following iPhones:
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
Once that is complete, you can access "Can It Fit?" from the "More" tab at the bottom of the screen.This feature will require access to your camera. It takes 4 simple steps to see if the vehicle you're looking at will fit where you need it to:
- Detect the floor - you will know you've done so successfully when a yellow grid appears
- Set corners - you will need to walk to the corners of your space and tap the screen to set each corner
- Add height -using the slider at the bottom of your screen, set the height of your garage/space
- Park virtual car - select the car icon at the bottom of the screen to see if the vehicle you're considering will fit into the spot you've measured
How do I expand my search capabilities and learn more about the app and Edmunds in general?
All of this information can be accessed on the Settings & Location screen, which can be found by tapping the gear icon on the "For You" tab.
Questions or feedback?
We would love to hear from you! If you have any feedback on our iPhone app, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team. Simply select "Help" from the "More" tab at the bottom of the screen. We are available for all of your questions Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (Pacific). To learn more, please visit our Help Center.