Best American Car Brands

Get'cha motor runnin'. These are the best American car brands ranging from the founding of the Form Motor Company in 1903 to the dawning of the electric age with Tesla leading the way.
The Top Ten
1 Ford The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

Ford is by far the most superior motor company, making tractors, cars, trucks, and other things. Ford is the only American company to race and beat Ferrari, a well-known and established company. The fastest Ford car is the Ford GT, which reached 283.232 mph and is the fastest street-legal car. The Ford F-series Power Stroke is the best.

The Duramax is a low-quality engine, and a Ford Triton V10 gas engine has more power than GM's diesel. While Cummins is a good diesel engine, it's not the best. Cummins, being strictly a 6-cylinder engine, lacks the amazing power of a V-engine, which creates momentum in the engine that results in more torque and horsepower.

2 Chevrolet (GM) Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors.

Chevy had the most production power back in the day with the 454 LS6 Chevelle. They had a killer full-size car in the '60s with the 409 Impala, and one of the most iconic American cars ever, the '55-'57 Chevy. When you talk about American classic cars, that's probably what first pops into an average person's head.

No sensible person would touch a Ford unless they like paying for a mechanic or have two hours to burn a week getting their piece of crap to run.

HOW IS THIS NOT #1? I own a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, and it runs like a champ. I owned a 1999 Ford F-350 before my Chevy truck, and the 1999 Ford is garbage compared to this.

Why are Fords so popular anyway? They are bullcrap. I also owned a 1981 GMC Suburban, and it was pretty good. But Fords are garbage, people.

3 Cadillac (GM) Cadillac is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors that designs and builds luxury vehicles.

The Escalade is the most complete vehicle in the world. It combines luxury, comfort, and a smooth ride with the power, utility, and toughness of a truck. It looks good, it drives well, and its engine (GM truck V8s: 5.3, 5.7, 6.0, 6.2) is the easiest motor in the world to work on.

I am a mechanic with a 2005 Escalade, and I live in the heart of the Rust Belt. This thing is more than 10 years old and still looks and drives better than new vehicles. I can take people out on the town in class but also use it as a truck, hauling all my tools and equipment. It's perfect.

4 Dodge Dodge is an American brand of automobiles, minivans, and SUVs, founded in 1900. Owned by Stellantis, Dodge focuses on creating high-performance, durable vehicles. Known for its muscle cars like the Charger and Challenger, Dodge aims to offer exciting driving experiences, blending power with comfort.

Dodge has some of the best-looking cars and trucks on the road. The Dodge trucks are much better looking than either Ford or Chevy. The quality of Dodge vehicles has really improved over the last 2-3 years.

Truly some of the best-looking cars with great performance, good fit and finish, and best of all, they aren't overpriced. You get a great product for a good price. Can anyone else say Hellcat?

Quality improvement is outstanding. Vehicles are well-engineered, designed to meet today's standards, and are wonderfully equipped with modern electronics for a reasonable price.

5 Jeep (Chrysler)

I bought my 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport in 2001 and am still driving it today. I've replaced the radiator, resoldered the wires in the driver's door twice to be able to operate the electric windows, and replaced the driver window motor. I'm seriously thinking about putting in a new muffler instead of looking for a newer car. This Jeep is very dependable. It only has 138,000 miles, so the motor is just broken in.

I can't do without the 4-wheel drive for Minnesota winters. I'm willing to put up with its idiosyncrasies, like needing two turns of the key to start and the crazy speedometer needle jumping around or not working at all randomly.

6 Tesla

This is the only good car company from a country of mediocre cars and vehicles. It has a great range for electric cars and makes almost no noise whatsoever. It's actually reliable and will last a long time.

Deserves far higher. Probably the greatest car brand in the whole world, in terms of price, quality, and environmental usage.

The car of the future is already here. This is it. All others will fail in comparison.

7 Buick (GM)

The idea that Buick is only for Grandpa and Grandma is utter nonsense. I had a big Electra 225 when I was 19 years old, in college - used, of course, as I couldn't afford a new one at the time. Absolutely loved it. Been a Buick fan ever since - almost 50 years.

It's seriously underappreciated. It was one of the fastest cars in 1987. It outdid Ferrari. It also had a great racing history, setting lap records in Indy racing.

Even the boring "grandma" cars had at least reliability on their side and still do to this day.

The best American brand in the world for years. I own a '95 Buick LeSabre, and I still drive it today. Their 3.8L engine is one of the most reliable American engines of all time. Still waiting for the Buick Avista to come out.

8 Lincoln (Ford)

I liked them before, but fell in love with the LS V8. That car was just great all around. It had get-up-and-go but wasn't a complete gas hog. It had a stiff enough suspension to have a little fun in turns but was still somehow quite comfortable. I loved the look and honestly think that ten+ years from now, it will still look good and "classic," while the MKs that replaced the beloved LS will not age as well, in my opinion.

Looks great and has a history of making great cars. The Town Car and Continental are the best full-size cars ever made.

9 GMC (GM)

I have a 2012 Acadia. It is the best, most luxurious vehicle ever! We came from an Acura MDX, and in every aspect, it wins hands down.

We already have 20,000 miles and no issues! It rides better than the Chevrolet and Buick competitors and is cheaper than the Buick. What's not to love?

We chose a 2013 Acadia (Denali package) over a Cadillac SRX because the suspension is great and it has third-row seating.

GMC looks better than Chevy, and it has more options, although both brands are great.

10 Chrysler Chrysler is one of the "Big Three" automobile manufacturers in the United States, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Back in the '50s, the car had trouble starting if it looked like rain. In the '90s, I wanted a full-size convertible, so I got a Chrysler Sebring 3.5 V6. It turned out to be the best car I ever had.

In '08, I got another one, and it was as good as the first. I still have it in 2018, and it's not for sale.

Despite what others say, I love their products and quality. I'm absolutely loving the V6 200S. Great build quality, beautiful and understated looks, powerful, and fun. I've had nothing but great cars from this company.

My 2012 Chrysler 300C Luxury Edition with a 5.7-liter Hemi engine runs perfectly. I've had not one single problem with my car, but I have had problems with the Ford brands and all of the GM brands. I personally think Chrysler is the best.

The Contenders
11 Pontiac (GM)

Best car brand ever. Most innovative. Stupid GM for eliminating the brand. I have owned Pontiacs forever. I will no longer buy a new car. No Pontiacs, no sale.

I own a 1990 Grand Am, and I love everything about it. The company was innovative and stylish. Nothing will ever beat a Pontiac in my opinion.

12 Mercury (Ford)

I own a 2005 Mercury Marquis, and it is the most comfortable car. It is reliable and has minimal repair costs. I love this dependable car. - Jim M.

13 Jeep
14 Hennessey

Unfortunately, the Venom is no longer the fastest car, as the Agera RS has now topped it. But this is still a great car company.

The Venom GT is the fastest car in the world no matter how you cut it. Ford takes second, in my humble opinion. All other domestics are shiza.

A supercar brand that is American.

15 Plymouth
16 Saturn The Saturn Corporation, also known as Saturn LLC, was an American automobile manufacturer, a registered trademark established on January 7, 1985, as a subsidiary of General Motors.

I have a 2009 Saturn Vue. I have owned a Cadillac, Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, and Chevy. I have loved my Saturn more than the others. It has an amazing design and has everything I need in a car at a great price.

It has never had any mechanical problems, unlike my Chrysler and Cadillac. It is good on rough roads but, at the same time, is a city car.

17 Oldsmobile

The best car I have ever owned, and am still driving, is a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. As average in appearance as this car is, it has always been very reliable. It has 340,000 miles on it. It has a 4-cylinder engine, so it's not powerful, but it is good on gas.

Of course, I have to do maintenance on the car to keep it going, but it is inexpensive to do so. I would never have expected it to last as long as it has and run as well as it does, but I will keep driving it as long as I can. I have never had a car last this long.

I drive a 1999 Oldsmobile 88, and it may not look like much on the outside, but it drives like a dream and is the best-quality car I've ever driven. I wish they were still making them.

It's comfortable, has plenty of space, and has a great feel to it, with a nice engine that has plenty of power.

18 Packard
19 Ram
20 Geo
21 Hummer
22 Studebaker
23 DeSoto
24 American Motors

Unlike most other American brands in its time, from the 1950s to the 1960s, American Motors specialized in small economy cars. And yet, they put out some amazing muscle cars like the Javelin AMX and the Rebel "The Machine."

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