50 Active Car Brands in the U.S.

Car brands in America.

The U.S. automotive landscape is a vibrant mosaic of 50 active brands, headlined by industry giants such as Chevrolet, Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Hyundai. This dynamic market also includes popular brands like Nissan and Kia, alongside exclusive, niche manufacturers like Pagani and Rivian. Each brand brings its unique flair and innovation, creating a rich tapestry of choices for American car enthusiasts. Read on for our overview of this nifty fifty.

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Active Car Brands

Acura: Luxury vehicles, known for the MDX SUV and TLX sedan.

Alfa Romeo: Italian luxury cars, famous for the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV.

Aston Martin: British luxury sports cars, notable models include the DB11 and Vantage.

Audi: German luxury vehicles, offers a wide range including the A4 sedan, Q5 SUV, and e-tron electric vehicles.

Bentley: Ultra-luxury British cars, known for the Bentayga SUV and Continental GT.

BMW: German luxury vehicles, wide range includes the 3 Series sedan, X5 SUV, and i8 hybrid sports car.

Bugatti: French manufacturer of high-performance luxury sports cars, most famous for the Veyron and Chiron.

Buick: American brand known for comfortable SUVs like the Enclave and Envista.

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Cadillac: This American luxury brand offers models like the Escalade SUV and CT5 sedan.

Chevrolet: Offers a full range of vehicles including the Silverado truck, Corvette sports car, and Equinox SUV.

Chrysler: Known for the Pacifica minivan and the now-retired 300 sedan.

Dodge: American brand famous for retired muscle cars like the Charger and Challenger, and the Durango SUV.

Ferrari: Italian luxury sports cars, notable models include the 488 and Portofino.

Fiat: Italian brand, known for compact cars like the all-electric 500e.

Ford: Offers a wide range including the F-Series trucks, Mustang sports car, and Explorer SUV.

Genesis: Luxury brand from Hyundai, known for models like the G70 sedan and GV80 SUV.

GMC: Known for trucks and SUVs, including the Sierra truck line and Yukon SUV.

Honda: Offers a wide range of vehicles including the Civic and Accord sedans, CR-V SUV, and Odyssey minivan.


Hyundai: Offers a variety of vehicles including the Sonata sedan, Tucson SUV, and Ioniq electric models.

Infiniti: Nissan’s luxury division, known for the QX60 SUV and Q50 sedan.

Jaguar: British luxury brand, offers models like the F-Pace SUV and XF sedan.

Jeep: Known for off-road capable SUVs like the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee.

Karma: Producer of electrified and all-electric models including an upcoming super coupe GT.

Kia: Offers a range of vehicles including the Telluride SUV, Soul crossover, and K5 sedan.

Koenigsegg: Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, such as the Agera and Jesko.

Lamborghini: Italian luxury sports cars, famous for models like the Aventador and Urus SUV.

Land Rover: British brand known for luxury off-road vehicles like the Range Rover and Discovery.

Lexus: Toyota’s luxury division, offers models like the RX SUV, LC sports car, and the LS sedan.

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Lincoln: An American luxury brand, known for the Navigator SUV and additional utility vehicles.

Lotus: British sports car manufacturer, known for lightweight vehicles like the Elise and Evora.

Lucid Air: An emerging electric vehicle brand, known for the Lucid Air luxury sedan.

Maserati: An Italian luxury brand, offers models like the Ghibli sedan and Levante SUV.

Mazda: Known for stylish and driver-centric vehicles like the Mazda3 hatchback and CX-5 SUV.

McLaren: British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, including the 720S and the GT.

Mercedes-Benz: This German luxury brand offers a wide range including the C-Class sedan, GLE SUV, and S-Class luxury sedan.

Mini: Known for its small, iconic cars like the Cooper and Clubman.

Mitsubishi: Offers models like the Outlander SUV and Mirage compact car.

Nissan: Offers a wide range including the Altima sedan, Rogue SUV, and Leaf electric car.

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Pagani: Italian manufacturer of high-performance supercars like the Huayra.

Polestar: A brand focused on electric performance vehicles, including the Polestar 2 sedan.

Porsche: This German manufacturer is known for sports cars like the 911, as well as SUVs like the Cayenne.

Ram: Identified for its full-size trucks, including the Ram 1500.

Rivian: An American electric vehicle manufacturer, known for the R1T pickup and R1S SUV.

Rolls-Royce: Producer of British ultra-luxury cars, notable models include the Phantom and Cullinan SUV.

Subaru: Known for all-wheel-drive vehicles like the Outback and Forester.

Tesla: A leader in electric vehicles, known for the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y.

Toyota: Offers a wide range including the Camry sedan, RAV4 SUV, and Prius hybrid.

VinFast: A Vietnamese automaker entering the U.S. market with electric vehicles.


Volkswagen: This renowned German brand is known for the Golf R, Jetta sedan, and Atlas SUV.

Volvo: This Swedish brand is famous for safety and luxury, offers models like the XC90 SUV and S60 sedan.

Nifty Fifty Brands

The availability of some of the mentioned models may be limited in the U.S. to certain trim levels. In any case, there are more than 500 models on the market, giving consumers a tremendous range to consider.

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Matt Keegan
Author: Matthew Keegan
Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.

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