July 23, 2014 10:21 ET

Want to Lease a Car Online? Many U.S. Car Shoppers "Wouldn't Even Know Where to Look" According to

Plenty Options Abound for Online Purchase; Few Options for Online Car Leasing

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2014) - Online shopping for purchasing a car has never been more popular. But what about if you want to lease a car through an online channel? According to participants of a recent survey from, many respondents wouldn't even know where to start.

Executives at and its sister marketplace,, were curious about how average drivers feel about the online research and shopping process on a new lease. Click here to view complete results of a survey conducted throughout the month of June, 2014, presented to more than 1,000 drivers across the U.S., to gain insight into online shopping for a new lease.

Key Highlights

  • When researching online to buy a car, the majority of men prefer (72.2%), while women prefer (66.1%). executives believe this is because women are more familiar and comfortable with Craigslist having used the site to buy and sell a variety of items, in addition to cars.

  • The majority of survey participants (approximately 60%) said there is either no current online destination for new lease offerings, or the existing destinations are "useless."

  • The majority of respondents say convenience, access to inventory, and comparison shopping are the largest benefits to online shopping.

  • The majority of respondents say the true price, car offered and the need to still speak with a dealer in person are the biggest drawbacks to online shopping.

  • While survey participants expressed their frustration with a lack of options for researching a new car lease online, the majority of respondents also wrote in that they would like more choices for used car leasing and payment calculators as well.

"The survey validates why was launched to help level the playing field and provide more options for online research and shopping on brand new lease deals," said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of

Complete results of the online survey are available by clicking here.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the world's first online automotive marketplace for new car leases. For more information visit

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