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American Car Brands

As of 2019, Ford Motor Company is the largest American car manufacturer, and one of the world's largest. U.S. core car brands include Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, Tesla, Cadillac, GMC, Ram, Dodge, Jeep, Lincoln, and Chrysler.

Let's take a look! Which car brands are on the list.

Mass Market Brands

Which American car brand is most reliable?

Buick. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), Buick ranks highest among American car brands.

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    1903-Present Ford Mass-Market Cars
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    1911-Present Chevrolet Mass-Market Cars
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    1941-Present Jeep Sport Utility Vehicles
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    1911-Present GMC Pickup Trucks, Other
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    1903-Present Buick Mass-Market Cars
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    1900-Present Dodge Performance Cars, Other
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    2010-Present RAM Pickup Trucks, Vans

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Luxury Car Brands

Cadillac had already established itself as one of America's premier luxury carmakers. Lincoln is the luxury vehicle division of American auto company Ford. Marketed among the top luxury brands in the United States, Lincoln has competed closely against Cadillac for nearly its entire existence.

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    1902-PresentCadillacLuxury Vehicles
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    1917-PresentLincolnLuxury Vehicles
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    1925-PresentChryslerLuxury Vehicles

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Electric Car Brands

Tesla is far and away the most popular electric car brand in the world. Tesla Model 3 was the world's best selling electric car from 2018 to 2019.

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    2003-Present Tesla Luxury Electric Vehicles
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    2015-Present Karma Luxury Electric Vehicles
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    2007-Present Lucid Luxury Electric Vehicles
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    2014-Present Faraday Future Electric Vehicles
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    2002-Present Brammo Electric Vehicles

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Truck Brands (Heavy and Medium-duty)

The top-selling semi-truck in America is Freightliner selling over 190,000 trucks annually. In addition, Freightliner is the largest truck manufacturer in the United States.

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    1942-Present Freightliner Medium and Heavy-duty Trucks (Class 5-8)
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    1939-Present Peterbilt Medium and Heavy-duty Trucks (Class 5-8)
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    1912-Present Kenworth Medium and Heavy-duty Trucks (Class 5-8)
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    1902-Present International Medium and Heavy-duty Trucks, Severe-Service Trucks
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    1900-Present Mack Medium and Heavy-duty Trucks
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    1967-Present Western Star Heavy-duty Trucks (Premium Class 8)

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Sports Car Brands

The Ford Mustang is now the world's best selling sports car brand, according to a Ford analysis of IHS Markit data. Ford Mustang is the world's most popular sporty 2-door for the third year in a row.

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    1964-Present Ford Mustang Sports Cars
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    1953-Present Chevrolet Corvette Sports Cars
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    1992-Present Dodge Viper Sports Cars
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    1965-Present VLF Sports Cars
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    1971-Present Vector Sports Cars
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    1989-Present Panoz Custom Sport Cars

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Supercar Brands

The Hennessey Venom GT was widely regarded as the fastest American car ever, up until recently. It has a top speed of 270 mph, which is faster than a Bugatti Veyron. Ranked 3th among the 20 fastest car in the world.

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    1991-Present Hennessey Supercars
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    1998-Present SSC Luxury Supercars
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    1984-Present Saleen Supercars
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    2006-Present Rossion Supercars
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    2012-Present Trion Supercars
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    2014-Present Rezvani Supercars

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Manufacturer & Bus

General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US are often referred to as the "Big Three", being the largest automakers in the United States.

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    1908-Present General Motors Manufacturer
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    1905-Present Paccar Manufacturer
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    1993-Present Navistar Manufacturer
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    2002-Present IC Bus School Bus

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Defunct Car Brands

Nothing lasts forever. Every once in a while, a car brand, for one reason or another, will fail. Here are 20 worth remembering.

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    1938-2011 Mercury Entry-Level Luxury Cars
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    1926-2010 Pontiac Luxury Vehicles
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    1985-2010 Saturn Compact Cars
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    1992-2010 Hummer Sport Utility Vehicles
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    1897-2004 Oldsmobile Luxury Vehicles
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    1928-2001 Plymouth Compact Cars
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    1954-1988 American Motors Automobiles, Other
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    1900-1983 Rambler Automobiles
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    1975-1982 DeLorean Sports Cars
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    1852-1967 Studebaker Wagons, Buggies, Carriages
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    1908-1963 Willys-Overland Military Jeeps, Sport Utility Vehicles
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    1928-1961 DeSoto Entry-Level Luxury Cars
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    1957-1960 Edsel Full-size Cars, Station Wagons
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    1899-1958 Packard Luxury Cars
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    1909-1954 Hudson Automobiles
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    1945-1953 Kaiser Luxury Cars
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    1947-1951 Tucker Automobiles
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    1911-1939 Stutz Luxury Cars, Luxury Sports Car
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    1901-1938 Pierce-Arrow Expensive Luxury Cars
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    1913-1937 Duesenberg Luxury Cars

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More Defunct

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    2007-2014 Fisker Electric Vehicles
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    1985-2013 Mosler Supercars
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    1906-2008 Sterling Medium and Heavy-duty Trucks (Class 5-8)
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    1988-1999 Eagle Luxury Sedans, Sports Cars
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    1989-1997 Geo Compact Cars
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    1985-1989 Merkur Luxury Cars
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    1902-1985 International Harvester Manufacturer
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    1909-1940 Hupmobile Automobiles
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    1907-1939 Detroit Electric Electric Cars
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    1900-1937 Auburn Luxury Cars
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    1902-1934 Franklin Luxury Cars
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    1909-1925 Cole Luxury Cars
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    1909-1919 Abbott-Detroit Luxury Cars

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Largest Car Companies

Rank Company Country
*1 Volkswagen logoVolkswagen Germany
*2 Toyota logoToyota Japan
*3 Daimler logoDaimler Germany
*4 Ford logoFord Motor United States
*5 General Motors logoGeneral Motors United States

Largest Tire Manufacturers

Rank Company Country
*1 Bridgestone logoBridgestone Japan
*2 Michelin logoMichelin France
*3 Goodyear logoGoodyear United States
*4 Continental logoContinental Germany
*5 Sumitomo logoSumitomo Japan