Autobytel Receives First Overall Ranking for Used Car Advertising in the 2015 DrivingSales Vendor Ratings

IRVINE, Calif., March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last month, Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), a leading provider of online automotive services connecting consumers with dealers, announced it had won the award for Highest Rated New Car Leads in the prestigious DrivingSales 2015 Dealer Satisfaction Awards for a second year in a row. Today, the company announced that it has been named number one in the Overall Ranking for Used Car Advertising.

“Founded by a former car dealer, Autobytel’s products and services have always been – and will continue to be – designed to help dealers sell more cars,” said Jeff Coats, president and CEO of Autobytel Inc. “This award means that our new and used car programs are now recognized as the best-of-the-best by the dealer community at DrivingSales. Our acquisition of Dealix, and the addition of the website to our network of sites, enables us to connect even more used car consumers with dealers to help them find and buy the perfect pre-owned vehicle. We are proud to be a trusted industry partner to dealers who have voted Autobytel as the best new and used car program in the business.”

DrivingSales Vendor Ratings is a neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and competitor comparisons, and provides dealerships with important information from actual customers who have hands-on experience using vendor products/solutions in their stores. Each rating is verified from actual dealership employees.

Autobytel adds this ranking to its list of other accolades which recognize the company as a top quality digital automotive leader. Autobytel was recently named a Gold New Vehicle Lead provider by Auto Dealer Monthly in the 2015 Dealers' Choice Awards, and received the award for Highest Rated New Car Leads in the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards for 2014 and 2015. It was also named a Top Rated New Car Lead provider in 2013 by DrivingSales; a finalist of the 2013 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Award; and both a Power 250 Company and a Major Player in the Used Car Industry by Auto Remarketing Magazine.

To learn more about Autobytel's award-winning new and used car leads, as well as technologies such as TextShield®, SaleMove, and PaymentPro® and the company's leading advertising and marketing tools, visit and

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About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc. provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States and offers consumers robust and original online automotive content to help them make informed car buying decisions. The company pioneered the automotive internet in 1995 with its flagship website and has since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online.

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CONTACT: Autobytel Inc. Media Relations Splash Media Jennifer Lange 949-916-4820 or Autobytel Inc. Investor Relations Kimberly Boren SVP, Chief Financial Officer 949-862-1396 or Cody Slach or Sean Mansouri Liolios Group, Inc. 949-574-3860

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