AutoTrader was founded in 1997 by John Madejski and Paul Gibbons. The company operates an online marketplace for those buying or selling a used car.
The site also provides users with automotive reviews, shopping advice, and comparison tools for car financing and auto insurance.
Autotrader operates as a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, which acquired the site in 2016.
Autotrader.com offers services that help consumers buy cars, sell cars, or research car purchases. Clients who are looking to buy a car can scan the site for listings of new and used vehicles for sale from dealers and private sellers.
The search engine can look for cars through many categories: make and model, price range, style, drive type (Automatic transmission or manual), engine type, color (exterior and interior), mileage, and the number of doors.
In January 2022, AutoTrader noted that the pandemic had made several changes to the used car market.
Autotrader maintains a corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia.