SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, today announced its fifth annual Five Star Dealer Awards, honoring 817 dealerships across the country. The Five Star Dealer Awards are presented to a select group of car dealers who earned the highest overall rating for customer satisfaction in Edmunds' dealer sales ratings.
"Today's car shoppers are incredibly savvy, and we know that more than 70 percent of them read dealer reviews before deciding where to buy their next vehicle," said Avi Steinlauf, CEO of Edmunds. "Programs such as the Five Star Dealer Awards that recognize excellent customer service can make a real difference to dealers looking to stand out from the competition. We celebrate these exceptional dealers and congratulate them for going above and beyond for their customers."
In order to be eligible, dealers must participate in the Edmunds Dealer Partner program and must have earned an overall sales rating of five stars on a minimum of 20 reviews on Edmunds.com over the past year. Additionally, they must have maintained at least a 4.5-star average over the past two years to be recognized.
To find the full list of 2017 Five Star Dealers, visit Edmunds' all-new Dealer Center. Dealerships are broken down by region, making it easy to find local Five Star Dealers. Car shoppers can look up the reviews and ratings for any dealer in their area on the "Find a Dealer" page on Edmunds.com. Winning dealerships are distinguished by the Five Star Dealer badge.
Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform, helping millions of visitors each month find their perfect car. With products like Edmunds Your Price, Your Lease and Used+, shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront prices for cars and trucks currently for sale at more than 13,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Edmunds' in-house team of unbiased car shopping experts provide industry-leading vehicle reviews and shopping tips, as well as welcome all car shopping questions to the free Shopper Advice line at 1-855-782-4711, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via text at ED411 and on Twitter and Facebook. The company is regarded as one of America's best workplaces by Fortune and Great Places to Work. Edmunds is based in Santa Monica, California, and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
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