Company Facts

Founded:

Cars.com was founded in 1997.

 

Launched:

The Cars.com website launched in June 1998.

 

Headquarters:

175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604

 

Parent Company:

Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which operates leading online businesses including Apartments.com, HomeGain.com and HomeFinder.com.

 

Ownership:

Classified Ventures is a privately owned, strategic joint venture among five leading media companies: Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO).

 

Employees:

750.

 

Revenue Sources:

Cars.com offers online ad solutions for automakers, dealers and private-party sellers in the form of classified advertising solutions, banner advertisements and lead-generation. Cars.com is a highly successful online business, achieving profitability and driving significant revenue back to its local affiliate markets.

 

Site Features:

Cars.com offers comprehensive pricing information, photo galleries, buying guides, side-by-side comparison tools, original editorial content, expert car reviews and access to all the information a car shopper needs to make a confident buying decision. Cars.com also provides the tools necessary for consumers to place an ad and sell their car online.

 

Vehicle Listings:

Cars.com offers shoppers a wide selection of more than 2.5 million new and used cars from more than 16,000 dealers and private-party sellers.

 

Site Traffic:

More than 10 million car shoppers visit Cars.com each month.

 

Business Units:

Mother Proof
Dedicated to providing women in general and mothers in particular with useful and entertaining new-car reviews, Mother Proof joined the Cars.com family in June 2007.

Cars.com Santa Monica
Cars.com Santa Monica is a satellite office specializing in search engine marketing. Using its proprietary search technology, Cars.com Santa Monica powers the site's search engine lead-generation.

 

Partners:

Cars.com is partnered with more than 175 local newspaper affiliates, television stations and their respective websites, including azcentral.com, boston.com, dallasnews.com, chicagotribune.com, miamiherald.com and washingtonpost.com. In addition to local news leaders, Cars.com is also partnered with national sites like USAToday.com and top online automotive destinations like Yahoo! Autos.

 
 
Last updated on 11/17/2010