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  • Writer's pictureJeff Guymon

CarMax Tampa

Before Heading to CarMax Tampa - it's worth giving a few quick facts about the Tampa location and what makes it so great compared to other locations.

Where is CarMax Tampa Located?

There are two CarMax retailers in Tampa, Florida.


Phone Number: (941) 209-3271

Hours of Operation:

Car lot & showroom hours

Monday - Friday: 11AM - 8PM

Saturday: 9AM - 7PM

Sunday: 12PM - 7PM

Service Repair Hours

Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5PM


Phone Number: (813) 421-8055

Hours of Operation:

Car lot & showroom hours

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 9PM

Saturday: 9AM - 9PM

Sunday: 12PM - 7PM

Service Repair Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 6PM

These locations offer 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

What Are the Reviews like for CarMax Tampa?

Customers generally report having a good experience at the Tampa CarMax retailers. 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

A common complaint specific to the Tampa retailer was that CarMax ran the customer’s credit repeatedly (5-7 times in most cases). Additionally, buyers were not pleased that the online valuations did not match the in-person appraisal value. With that being said, CarMax does have the right to adjust any valuations upon inspection.

How Many Vehicles Does CarMax Tampa Offer?

As of January 2021, CarMax Tampa has an available inventory of 367 vehicles. Through some data analysis, we found that these retailers sell a wide range of makes, but the inventory is mostly Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. When it comes to the age and mileage of the cars, the majority of available vehicles are between model years 2016-2020 and have somewhere between 10,000 to 50,000 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 Tampa Priced?

Based on the chart below, most vehicles available at CarMax Tampa range from $10,000 to $20,0000. More affordable vehicles you can expect to find are older or high mileage, sedan style vehicles like a 2017 Hyundai Elantra with 100,000 miles. A car you can expect for around $20,000 would be a 2017 Subaru Forester with 24,000 miles. 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 Tampa Car Market Does CarMax Tampa 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 Tampa area that are 2010 and newer, as well as under 100,000 miles total 21,200 vehicles for sale. Based on that number, CarMax Tampa accounts for a small portion of the total market at 1.73%

Keep in mind that the CarGurus listings are of vehicles available across the Tampa 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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