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Cars.com Names U.S. Cities with the Greenest Car Shoppers

          Cars.com Names U.S. Cities with the Greenest Car Shoppers

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 19, 2013

CHICAGO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the premier online resource
for buying and selling new and used cars, compiled a list of U.S. cities with
the most environmentally-conscious car shoppers. The list was assembled
analyzing data from Cars.com's millions of visitors who searched for hybrids
or other environmentally friendly cars. The study's findings indicate that
shoppers on the West coast tend to be the greenest.

"It is not surprising that California and other West Coast cities top the list
with some of the greenest car shoppers. That part of the country has long led
the charge in the green movement," said Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com's Executive
Editor and resident green automotive guru. "With abundant charging stations,
special perks for eco-friendly drivers in some western cities and robust
infrastructure, the West Coast is well equipped to cater to the needs of
eco-conscious drivers."

As car shoppers nationwide continue to embrace green cars, Cars.com has found
that the following cities have the greenest car shoppers (ranked from greenest
to least green):

1.San Francisco—Oakland—San Jose, Calif.
2.Monterey—Salinas, Calif.
3.San Diego, Calif.
4.Portland, Ore.
5.Eureka, Calif.
6.Washington D.C.
7.Honolulu, Hawaii
8.Lima, Ohio
9.Medford—Klamath Falls, Ore.
10.Sacramento—Stockton—Modesto, Calif.

"We've continued to see an increase in shoppers searching for hybrids or
eco-friendly cars. From 2012 to 2013, we saw a 5% jump in these searches and a
106% increase in 'green' inventory listed on the site," said Wiesenfelder. "As
automakers continue to introduce new hybrids that meet the needs of a wide
array of drivers, dealer inventories are also growing to meet the needs of
shoppers looking to go green." 

This week, Cars.com also released a list of its editors' top hybrid cars for
the money. To see that list, click here. To search for a hybrid or
eco-friendly vehicle in your area, visit www.Cars.com.

ABOUT CARS.COM

Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers
information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on
what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com offers
thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side
comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many
other tools. Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping
process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC,
which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC),
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune
Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

SOURCE Cars.com

Website: http://www.cars.com
Contact: Ethan Hertzberg, +1.312.601.5685, ehertzberg@cars.com