Autolist App Review: Find a Car

Autolist compiles listings from multiple car-buying marketplaces, giving you access to a wide selection of cars.

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Autolist aggregates vehicle listings from other online car shopping marketplaces, giving its users access to plenty of options. On the app, you can find both new- and used-car listings from dealers, get price drop and new listing alerts, and access helpful price comparison tools. Make sure to also check out the Autolist website, which offers car reviews and car-buying guides not found on the app.

This app is best for: individuals looking for a wide range of new- and used-car listings at varying price points.

What is Autolist?

Autolist is an online car shopping platform that compiles used- and new-car listings from major used-car websites and apps. The company was founded in 2014 and acquired in 2020 by CarGurus, which has its own car-buying app. According to Autolist, there are more than 5 million listings from dealers on its platform.

Autolist and other car-buying apps offer an easy way to browse through thousands of new- and used-car listings from big online retailers like CarMax and Carvana as well as local dealers (some include listings from individual sellers, too). Many of the top car-buying apps feature robust inventory, access to vehicle history reports and competitive pricing tools.

App features

Loan calculator

Yes; you can input your desired loan terms to see estimated monthly payments.

Vehicle reviews

Not on the app; available on the website.

Vehicle history reports

Yes, most listings include a vehicle history report.

Price alerts

Yes, you can sign up to receive alerts for price drops.

Cash offers available?

No.

Pros:

  • Offers a large number of listings from many sources.

  • Compares listing price with those of similar listings.

  • Tracks trade-in and market values of cars you already own through “My Garage.”

Cons:

  • Reviews, guides and more comprehensive data tools are available only on the website.

  • Limited search filters, compared with other apps.

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Autolist's app interface.

Listing a car on Autolist: Autolist doesn’t allow you to list your own car on the app. The website links to CarGurus, its sister company, where you can get an instant offer from a local dealer or list it on CarGurus for $4.95.

Buying a car on Autolist: Autolist doesn't charge any fees when you buy a car listed on its platform. Once you find a listing you’re interested in, you can send a message along with your contact information to the dealer through Autolist.

Fuel type, heated seats, accessibility features and towing capability.

Can I filter out cars with accidents or other damage? No.

Can I filter for cars with only one owner? Yes.

Can I filter out online retailers’ non-local listings? Yes, you can choose to hide “online only” listings.

Apple App Store rating: 4.8 stars; 55,000-plus user ratings.

Google Play rating: 4.4 stars; 27,000-plus user ratings.