List of automobile manufacturers of the United States

This article is a list of all current automobile manufacturers of the United States.

Current manufacturers

Big Three

The currently active brands from the "big three" manufacturers (Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler) are shown below.

Parent company Brand Notes
General Motors Buick Founded in 1899 as 'Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company'.
Formed General Motors in 1908.
Cadillac Founded as Henry Ford Company in 1901.
Renamed to Cadillac in 1902.
Acquired by General Motors in 1909.
Chevrolet Founded in 1911.
Acquired by General Motors in 1918
GMC Formed in 1911 as Company(General Motors Truck Company)(GMTC) after merging two trucks maker companies;Rapid motor Vehicle co. &
Reliance motor truck co. , (GMC) used firstly as a tradename for both Rapid & Reliance brands, in February 1912, (GMC)brand replaced Rapid & Reliance brands .
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chrysler Formed in 1925 as the founding brand of Chrysler Corporation
(the predecessor to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).
Dodge Formed in 1914.
Acquired by Chrysler in 1928.
Jeep Formed by Willys-Overland in 1941.
Merged with Kaiser Motors in 1953.
Acquired by AMC in 1970.
Acquired by Chrysler in 1987.
RAM Formed in 2009 during a restructure of Chrysler's truck brands.
Ford Motor Company Ford Founded in 1903.
Lincoln Motor Company Founded in 1917.
Acquired by Ford Motor Company in 1922.

Other companies

Defunct manufacturers

See List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the United States

See also


  • Georgano, Nick, ed. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Fitzroy Dearborn. ISBN 9781579582937.
  • Kimes, Beverly; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805–1942 (Third ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  • Kimes, Beverly (1997). Kowalke, Ron (ed.). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946–1975 (Fourth ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 9780873415217.
  • Mazur, Eligiusz, ed. (2006). World of Cars 2006/2007: Worldwide Car Catalogue. Media Connection. ISSN 1734-2945.