TCS Launches New Automotive Website
Total Car Score launches free car review website
LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 -- TotalCarScore.com today unveiled a new car review and comparison website at http://totalcarscore.com/ that establishes an industry-wide standard for ranking every car, truck, van and crossover on the market.
TotalCarScore.com features a comprehensive vehicle rating system designed to give both everyday car shoppers and automotive enthusiasts the ability to quickly and easily compare the best automobile models. The "Total Car Score" that gives the site its name is an overall auto evaluation that combines quantitative car reviews from top industry authorities with fuel efficiency and safety ratings to get a total car score.
TotalCarScore.com essentially incorporates the data from multiple trusted automotive sources into a single, easy-to-read score. The free online car evaluation site provides an immediate understanding of a given vehicle's overall quality and desirability based on both its own merits and in relation to its primary competitors.
"TotalCarScore.com is to cars what Rotten Tomatoes is for movies and what Kayak.com is for travel information," said Karl Brauer, founder and Editor in Chief of TotalCarScore.com. "It's a destination anyone can rely on, from the suburban homemaker looking for a top-rated family hauler to a college graduate looking for a reliable, economical used car."
Comparison of the Auto Industry's Most Trusted Car Reviews
TotalCarScore.com incorporates a default list of nine equally weighted authoritative auto industry sources that include Consumer Guide, Consumer Reports, Edmunds.com, JD Power, MSN autos, The Car Connection, and US News & World Report. The vehicle evaluations also incorporate government ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the privately run Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A given vehicle's "Total Car Score" aggregates the quantitative data from all of these sources to render an assessment that scores a vehicle on a 1-100 scale, with most cars scoring between 60 and 90. Website users can browse Total Car Scores by make, model, year and segment, and can sort vehicles by name, price, or Total Car Score. TotalCarScore.com will initially offer scores on new vehicles or used vehicles between model years 2010 and 2013. In the coming weeks the site will offer Total Car Scores on all model years dating back to 2000.
"Essentially, the 'Total Car Score' system utilizes ratings from authoritative sites to provide a clear 'industry assessment' in the form of a vehicle score," said Brauer. "That makes TotalCarScore.com the perfect starting point for discovering, researching and choosing a vehicle."
Auto Blogs, Car News and Car Discussion Forum on One Site
Brauer, who most recently served as Editor in Chief for Edmunds.com, brings to TotalCarScore.com a veteran team of automotive journalists and vehicle data experts. This allows TotalCarScore.com to offer a wealth of automobile news coverage, plus commentary, car reviews, and unique shopping tools. New and used cars featured on the site include original Total Car Score analysis, rich vehicle photography, detailed specifications and an interactive slideshow to illustrate where a vehicle stands in relation to its competitors. Additionally, a comprehensive list of specific vehicle links to other automotive sources makes it easy to start at TotalCarScore.com before browsing through the entire Web from any model page.
TotalCarScore.com also offers the features of a social networking site for auto enthusiasts. Users can register to create their own account where they can store their favorite cars, and where they can personalize their scoring settings. Users will be able to share their research experience with their online network, discuss or debate vehicle scores on auto forums, and see the latest industry developments and discuss them on the site's two auto blogs.
TotalCarScore.com is an automotive research and comparison website that establishes a new industry-wide standard for ranking every car, truck, van and crossover on the market. TotalCarScore.com evaluates and ranks cars according to an aggregate score based on the most trusted automotive authorities available. The site also features original content, reviews and insights from a veteran automotive journalism and data team. For more information, please go to www.totalcarscore.com.