Database starts at 1990 with model naming and prices, but specifications are available starting from 1996. Last release: 14 June 2019, including 2744 models of MY 2019 and 645 of MY 2020.
Download free SAMPLES:
American-Car-Database-No-Specs-by-Teoalida-SAMPLE.xls (5 columns)
American-Car-Database-Basic-Specs-by-Teoalida-SAMPLE.xls (28 columns)
American-Car-Database-Full-Specs-by-Teoalida-SAMPLE.xls (210 columns)
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I offered a car database for USA market since 2014, named Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs, but it does not have several things that some customers were looking for, for example MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) until April 2018 update.
I discovered another easy-to-scrap website in October 2017 when a customer interested in MSRP suggested me to do scraping from that website and create a new database for American market, then in November 2017 another customer asked me for specific data so I offered to sell him same database, re-scraped to include all specifications. After selling privately to 2 customers, both interested in 2017-2018 models only, I decided to scrap all 1997-2018 models and publish database on website so everyone can purchase.
As March 2018 I realized that the source website added specifications for 1996 models and also 1990-1995 models without specifications (only model names and price). I do not know if in the future, they will add specifications for pre-1996 cars too.
This car database is made via web scraping and sold “as it is” without corrections or additions, because any changes done will be lost at next update. While specifications for each individual car are pretty accurate, filtering cars of a specific class may be a trouble, because it contains multiple values having same meaning: “midsize car”, “midsize cars”, “mid-size cars”. Model hierarchy is slightly messed, for example Jetta is 1996-2005, 2009-2014, 2017-2018, New Jetta is 1999, Jetta Sedan 2002-2016, etc.
You are advised to buy Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs if you care about accuracy, unless you need certain data available only in the 230 columns package of the Second American Car Database.
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs beside nearly perfect specs accuracy, it is based on a manually-built list of car models URLs thus I was able to improve model hierarchy, correct errors and add additional data not included in the original website.
List of car makes
Acura, Alfa Romeo, AM General, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Coda, Daewoo, Dodge, Eagle, Ferrari, FIAT, Fisker, Ford, Genesis, Geo, GMC, Honda, HUMMER, Hyundai, INFINITI, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Panoz, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Saturn, Scion, smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo.
List of updates
1136 models, 7224 model years, of which 6608 with specs, ? with trims, 46140 trims, as December 2017
1191 models, 8390 model years, of which 8074 with specs, 6644 with trims, 46804 trims, as 12 March 2018, published 18 March.
1210 models, 8651 model years, of which 8313 with specs (? full specs), 56363 trims (? full specs) as 20 September 2018.
1215 models, 8694 model years, of which 8313 with specs (? full specs), 56369 trims (? full specs) as 26 December 2018 (the source website did not added more specs in 3 months?)
1225 models, 8762 model years, of which 8439 with specs (7008 full specs), 57181 trims (49381 full specs) as 1 Feb 2019.
1229 models, 8790 model years, of which 8454 with specs (7023 full specs), 57312 trims (49512 full specs) as 28 March 2019.
1235 models, 8877 model years, of which 8547 with specs (7116 full specs), 58006 trims (50209 full specs) as 4 June 2019.
Each update involve re-scraping all makes, models, years and trim, the job takes about 50 hours at speed of 3 seconds per page.