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Learn about the most interesting car trends we’ve seen.
The Pulse on Used Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles at CarMax
Can used plug-in hybrids be an affordable gateway to alternative energy vehicles? In this article, we dig into CarMax data to see consumer behavior around plug-in hybrids – uncovering everything from popular used plug-in hybrids, average prices, the fastest selling models, and more.
Mon, Dec 5, 2022
Getting Used Cars Ready to Sell: Meet the Master Mechanics Behind the Process
Ever wondered how we get used cars ready to sell to on our front lot? In this article, CarMax auto technicians reveal how they get a car ready for customers—from start to finish.
Mon, Dec 5, 2022
How Much Does It Cost to Charge an Electric Car Compared to Pumping Gas?
Switching to an electric car can have a high upfront cost at first glance, but does charging an EV save you money compared to paying for gasoline? And if so, how much? Edmunds' expert Jake Sundstrom compares the cost of charging to the cost of gassing up.
Mon, Nov 21, 2022
What Dog Owners Need to Consider When Car Shopping
Are you shopping for a used car with your dog in mind? We talked to a professional dog trainer to discover what you should consider to keep them happy and comfortable.
Fri, Aug 26, 2022
Ask the Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Electric Car Charging
Making the switch to an electric car, truck, or SUV can seem intimidating with the avalanche of new lingo. But once you learn how it all works, an EV might actually simplify your life. Edmunds expert Will Kaufman runs through what you need to know about electric car chargers and charging your car.
Mon, Jul 18, 2022
Should You Buy a Hybrid SUV?
If you're wondering whether a hybrid SUV is right for you, read on. We cover the pros and cons of hybrids, and what you should be looking for as you shop. We've also included some great hybrid SUVs to add to your short list.
Fri, May 20, 2022
Going Electric: The Growing EV Market and CarMax
With rising prices at the gas pump, consumer interest in electric cars is growing. We pulled CarMax data to examine the latest trends in used electric vehicles. From best-selling used EVs to common trade-ins for EVs, we explore why EV demand is increasing and what our data shows about used EV popularity.
Tue, May 17, 2022
Should You Buy an Electric Car?
Wondering if you should buy an electric car? Take a look at our EV buying guide — it's full of useful tips and recommendations to help your search.
Fri, Apr 29, 2022
The Ongoing Evolution of Car Buying: Consumer Opinions on the Way of the Future
The pandemic has impacted how people shop, from ordering groceries to buying a car online. To learn about changing consumer perceptions and gain insights into the evolution of the car-buying process, we surveyed over 1,000 car owners living in the U.S. between February 9-10, 2022.
Wed, Apr 6, 2022
How to Start Car Shopping
Ready to shop for a car but don’t know where to start? Learn the right questions to ask yourself. Get a primer on car types. Before you know it, you’ll be car shopping with purpose, focus, and confidence.
Fri, Jan 28, 2022
How to Test Drive a Car
Ready for a test drive? We’re here to help. In this article, you’ll learn important steps to consider before, during, and after your test drive to help you determine which vehicle is best for you and your lifestyle.
Fri, Dec 10, 2021
Car Shopping: How Do Seasonal Trends Impact Car Buying?
Looking for the best time of year to find the car you want? The demand for cars of a certain make and model can be tied to the seasons as well as geographic location. Learn how car sales can fluctuate depending on consumer demand, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.
Wed, Dec 1, 2021