Chicago—March 14, 2007—As college basketball teams nationwide prepare to face off in tournament action, Cars.com is putting top new cars and trucks to the test in its Great Car Faceoff.
Using a bracket system, similar cars will compete against each other in the opening rounds -- SUVs will take on SUVs, minivans will compete against minivans. Other first-round matchups include passenger cars, pickup trucks, luxury SUVs, luxury passenger cars and sports cars. Top-seeded cars were determined by their 2006 sales performance, while the bottom of each bracket was selected by Cars.com auto reviewers.
The championship will ultimately be decided by car shoppers and enthusiasts who log on to Cars.com to cast their vote from March 15 through April 2.
"With tournament season upon us, we wanted to give Cars.com visitors a chance to vote for their favorite cars and trucks in our first ever Great Car Faceoff," said Cars.com managing editor Patrick Olsen. "While there are some obvious favorites to advance in the 2007 new car lineup, right now the field is wide open."
The Cars.com editorial team will provide expert commentary about the individual matchups and visitors can use site tools to compare the cars in each matchup to help them make their decision.
Visit Cars.com to find out more about the Great Car Faceoff and see which cars wind up in the virtual ditch and which one rises to be champion.
Cars.com is the most comprehensive destination for those looking to buy or sell a new or used car. The site lists more than 2 million vehicles from 13,000 dealer customers, classified advertisers and private parties to offer the more than 8 million unique visitors who log on to the site each month the best selection of new and used cars online, as well as the content, tools and advice to support their shopping experience. Cars.com combines powerful inventory search tools and new-car configuration with pricing information, photo galleries, buying guides, side-by-side comparison tools, original editorial content and reviews to help millions of car shoppers connect with sellers each month.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).