FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * CANNON MARC G 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol AUTONATION, INC. [ AN ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
EVP & Chief Cust Exp Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
200 SW 1ST AVE, SUITE 1600
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
7/20/2021
(Street)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  7/20/2021    M    1038  A  (1) 16038  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  7/20/2021    F    482  D $114.17  15556  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  7/20/2021    S(2)    1363  D $110  14193  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units   (1) 7/20/2021    M        1038    (3)  (3) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  1038.0  $0  3115  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The restricted stock units converted into shares of AutoNation common stock on a one-for-one basis.
(2)  Transaction completed pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on May 5, 2021.
(3)  The reporting person received a grant of 4,153 restricted stock units on July 20, 2020. The restricted stock units vest in 25% annual increments on each of July 20, 2021, March 1, 2022, March 1, 2023 and March 1, 2024. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of AutoNation common stock, or at AutoNation's election, the cash value thereof.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
CANNON MARC G
200 SW 1ST AVE
SUITE 1600
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301


EVP & Chief Cust Exp Officer

Signatures
/s/ C. Coleman Edmunds, Attorney-in-Fact 7/22/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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