Before Heading to CarMax Irvine - it's worth giving a few quick facts about the Irvine location and what makes it so great compared to other locations.
Where is CarMax Irvine Located?
Address: 9501 Research Drive Irvine, CA 92618
Phone Number: (949) 988-6302
Hours of Operation:
Car lot & showroom hours
Monday - Friday: 10AM - 9PM
Saturday: 9AM - 9PM
Sunday: 11AM - 7PM
Service Repair Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 6PM
This location offers appointments and walk-ins, curbside purchases and curbside pickup, vehicle delivery within 60 miles, solo test drives, and a money-back guarantee.
NOTE: Stay informed on CarMax’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at carmax.com.
What Are the Reviews Like for CarMax Irvine?
Customers generally report having a good experience at the Irvine CarMax retailer. The car buying experience depends largely on who the car salesman is. Those who are fortunate enough to work with a good sales associate will praise them and the customer service they received. Likewise, ending up with a rep who is only there to sell cars and is not helpful results in a poor review.
Below are ratings from reputable sources:
Yelp: 3 out of 5 stars
Several customers describe having an excellent buying experience, but a common complaint for this location was that their experience with the service department was frustrating. After purchasing vehicles from CarMax, many reported having to come back not long after to deal with repairs. These buyers fault CarMax since they claim to conduct a 125+ point inspection on all vehicles. Other buyers complained that after putting a vehicle on hold, they would later find out it had been pulled from holding and sold.
How Many Vehicles Does CarMax Irvine Offer?
As of January 2021, CarMax Irvine has an available inventory of 428 vehicles. Through data analysis, we found that these retailers sell a wide range of makes, but Toyota and Honda vehicles are clearly the most popular. When it comes to the age and mileage of the cars, there is a good distribution of age ranging from 2010 and newer, though most cars are from model years 2015-2019. With mileage it ranges from zero up to 130,000 miles, but most vehicles fall somewhere 10,000 to 70,000 existing miles. Older vehicles with higher mileage, as well as newer vehicles with low mileage are also for sale at this location.
How Are Cars at CarMax Irvine Priced?
Based on the chart below, most vehicles available at CarMax Irvine range from $10,000 to $20,0000. More affordable vehicles you can expect to find are older or high mileage, sedan style vehicles. More expensive vehicles are new (2018+) luxury models (e.g. Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Audi, etc), reliable makes such as Honda and Toyota, as well as large SUVs and trucks.
What Percentage of the Irvine Car Market Does CarMax Irvine Have?
We searched CarGurus to get an idea of how many cars CarMax has available compared to the nearest stores around the city center. CarGurus’ listings of used cars in the Irvine area that are 2010 and newer, as well as under 100,000 miles total 83,200 vehicles for sale. Based on that number, CarMax Irvine accounts for a very small portion of the total market at 0.51%
Keep in mind that the CarGurus listings are of vehicles available across the Irvine area, and at multiple locations. The advantage of going to CarMax is being able to compare a number of different vehicles at the same time.
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