Learn how to be a new-car smart shopper

“This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Kelley Blue Book and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.”


At some point you or someone you know will be looking to buy a car. And as the saying goes “knowledge is power”. The better informed you are about a product that you are about to purchase specially something like an automobile, the better equipped you will be to negotiate that purchase. Thankfully there are companies like Kelley Blue Book who have been around for more than 90 years and provide us with objective reviews, recommendations and expert pricing information so we can make the best possible purchase decision when shopping for a car.


Kelley Blue Book wants to help you become new-car smart. Being new-car smart means realizing there are many more resources beyond just pricing that can help empower you as you are on the new-car journey. You can get all the information at https://www.kbb.com/ some of the tools that they offer include:

Price Advisor

Find what others are paying for the same vehicle in your local area.

5-Year Cost to Own information

Everyone knows that negotiating a good price on a new car can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but fewer car shoppers realize they can save even more simply by choosing the right vehicle to begin with. Similar cars with similar sticker prices can vary in their costs over the first five years of ownership, so it is important to compare overall costs to ensure you’ve made a smart choice that holds up in the big picture.

Editorial Reviews and 10 Best Lists

From segment buyer’s guides and comparison tests to 10 best lists, KBB.com’s award-winning editorial team can help you decide which new car is right for you. Narrow your shopping list with Kelley Blue Book’s recent award winners and Editorial top picks based on what is important to you (e.g. Family Cars, 10 Coolest Cars, 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 and more).

Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Kelley Blue Book has one of the largest databases of consumer vehicle reviews for third-party sites.


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Linda Ponder

Author: Linda Ponder

Proud Mom, Bilingual Blogger, Influencer, Founder @ponderela . Social Good is my passion mentoring children. Singing is one of my fun hobbies and passions!