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Top dealer resources, stories, and highlights of 2019

Posted by Sarah Pekala on December 16, 2019

It’s hard to believe that the decade is almost over. As we inch closer to 2020, we searched our archive to find our top five favorite dealer resources, stories, and highlights from the past year. We hope to continue sharing stories and best practices like these well into 2020.

We explored CarGurus’ IMV and its impact for dealers in Canada


Technology like CarGurus’ Instant Market Value (IMV) helps consumers find the best deal first, based on their individual search criteria. Not only does this unique pricing transparency give shoppers the validation they need to feel confident they’re getting a good deal, but it also makes it possible for dealers to have control over where their vehicles show in search results.

Read more: What sets CarGurus apart from the competition in Canada


These are the best of the best used cars

This year, CarGurus announced its Editor’s Choice Used Car Awards in Canada. Based on on several factors, including popularity, availability, and expert review scores, these cars are top picks for anyone looking for a used car.

Read more: Meet the winners: CarGurus announces inaugural Editor’s Choice Used Car Awards


Highlights from NAVIGATE 2019

2019 was the inaugural year of our CarGurus NAVIGATE conference. Almost 400 dealers, industry partners, and auto experts from 28 U.S. states and four countries gathered in Boston to share ideas about how to grow their businesses. If you missed this year’s event, this highlight video is a must-see. If you’re interested in Navigate 2020, get on the list for updates!

Read more: Highlights from CarGurus Navigate


We traveled the country and met some incredible dealers


After 38 years in business, Scott Davidson, President and Founder of Stop 23 Auto Sales, has seen it all. His partnership with CarGurus allows him to highlight his inventory online while reaching more ready-to-buy shoppers and keeping his cost per lead down.

Read more: Stop 23 Auto Sales shares why CarGurus is their #1 lead provider


Data analysis on Canada’s zero-emission vehicle incentives

CarGurus’ Director of Automotive Industry and Economic Analysis, George Augustaitis, dug into the effect Canada’s zero-emission vehicle incentives has had on sales in 2019.

Read more: Industry Pulse: Analyzing the changing ZEV landscape in Canada


Topics: CarGurus, CarGurus data, customer story, Navigate, used cars