Coverage: cars, trucks, SUVs and vans sold in United States from 1990 to present, last release: 26 May 2023, including 2774 “2023 models” and 112 “2024 models”.
The BIG database
Download free SAMPLES:
Year Make Model Trim .XLSX (5 columns)
Year Make Model Trim Basic Specs .XLSX (32 columns)
Year Make Model Trim Full Specs .XLSX (120 columns)
Alternative file formats: CSV and SQL.
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The small databases
For startups who do not need a huge database with 60,000+ rows for every trim, I offer small databases limited to 1 row per nameplate, model and body style, without trim. Note: car images are by model, NOT by body style. Example: BMW 3-Series can be sedan, wagon, coupe, cabrio, photo URL is the same for all 4, showing one body style at random.
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Make-Model (2 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Image (5 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Body-Dimensions (15 columns)
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This one have fewer columns, but extra rows indicating optional engine/transmission for certain trims.
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Year-Make-Model-Trim-Engine (9 columns)
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Custom / partial database
Contact me for a quote if you want to buy custom selection of columns, makes, years, or body type. Custom subsets won’t let you download updates unless you ask me to send you updates, but are good for one-time use, for example to decide what used car to buy, or academic project.
Electric/hybrid subset I added in 2019 once few customers contacted me saying asking for subset because their business do not deal with internal combustion engines, but this seems to cause confusion now, some people thinks that first 6 packages are only for gasoline cars and contact me to ask if should buy 2 separate databases to get all cars. WRONG, original 6 packages contain ALL cars including electric ones.
See also: Analysis of American cars evolution 1990-2023.
Looking for pre-1990 cars? You can use Year-Make-Model (1945-present, no trims or specs). However, I am interested to make a specs database with older cars, for my personal research and to sell Excel to businesses dealing with older cars. Show me a website with longer historical coverage, that include at least car engine size, power and dimensions, and I may create a new database for you!
American car database coverage
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs is the best car database for people angry when a popular API closed in 2018 or tired of CarQueryAPI’s missing cars, I sourced most fields from most famous American car website, added 4 extra fields by myself, did few improvements in model hierarchy and created an Excel database with completeness and accuracy having no equivalent on internet. Full changelog.
Complete for all cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans sold in United States from Model Year 1990 to present. Canada-specific cars are NOT included in this database because it focus on US (Canadian cars are included in Year-Make-Model based on Wikipedia). If you are not from USA and want to use this database in another country, see list of models to determine.
Italic makes start at MY 2001 (European exotic manufacturers). They apparently changed source of data from MY 2001 onward. Specifications are consistent before and after but certain info is available starting from MY 2001 and hierarchy is different, for example Mercedes C43 AMG was listed as separate model until MY 2000 and as trim under C-Class for MY 2001. I manually improved hierarchy to fix these issues.
Cars are sorted by make and model alphabetically, by year new to old, then by trim from low to high. Feel free to re-sort models or years, avoid re-sorting trims when importing in your application.
66 car makes included
American domestic: AM General, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Fisker, Ford, Geo, GMC, Hummer, Jeep, Karma, Lincoln, Lucid, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Panoz, Plymouth, Pontiac, Ram, Rivian, Saturn, Tesla.
European imports: Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Smart, Spyker, Volkswagen, Volvo.
Asian imports: Acura, Daewoo, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, INFINITI, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, VinFast.
Data fields included with % available
Percentages calculated at 1 October 2022 update for 2001-2023 model years (54310 trims, out of 67032 total trims 1990-2023), because italic fields are NOT available for 1990-2000 models and would have screwed up percentages, while most customers deal with cars 10-20 years old max so don’t care about missing data in older cars.
Data extracted from JSON files:
Naming: ID 100%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Year 100%, Trim 100%, Trim (description) 100%.
Price & colors: Base MSRP 81.02%, Base Invoice 77.43%, Colors exterior 96.80%, Colors interior 83.83%
Dimensions and weight: Body type 100%, Doors 100%, Total seating 80.95%, Length 99.64%, Width 97.33%, Height 98.41%, Wheelbase 99.79%, Front track 41.46%, Rear track 41.34%, Ground clearance 64.18%, Angle of approach 27.72%, Angle of departure 27.74%, Turning circle 85.86%, Drag coefficient 16.44%, EPA interior volume 34.18%, Cargo capacity 65.09%, Maximum cargo capacity 44.36%, Curb weight 89.65%, Gross weight 56.36%, Maximum payload 48.45%, Maximum towing capacity 54.73%.
Engine and transmission: Cylinders 99.18%, Engine size 99.19%, Horsepower 99.72%, Horsepower rpm 98.04%, Torque 98.57%, Torque rpm 97.49%, Valves 80.28%, Valve timing 60.16%, Cam type 80.28%, Drive type 100%, Transmission 99.22%.
Fuel and mileage: Engine type 99.98%, Fuel type 99.45%, Fuel tank capacity 98.31%, EPA combined MPG 84.29%, EPA city/highway MPG 84.06%, Range in miles (city/hwy) 99.22%, EPA combined MPGe 1.40%, EPA city/highway MPGe 1.13%, EPA electricity range 1.05%, EPA kWh/100 mi 0.99%, EPA time to charge battery (at 240V) 1.00%, Battery capacity (kWh) 0.52%.
Interior dimensions: Front head room 93.67%, Front hip room 76.35%, Front leg room) 92.88%, Front shoulder roomn) 90.80%, Rear head room 81.50%, Rear hip room 66.40%, Rear leg room 80.96%, Rear shoulder room 79.47%.
Warranty: Basic 80.56%, Drivetrain 80.39%, Roadside 75.31%, Rust 80.29%.
Data extracted from Review pages:
Review: Source URL 100%, Image URL 99.98%, NHTSA Overall Rating 17.52%
Description: Review full 83.19%, Review 1 4.25%, Review 2 4.25%, Review 3 4.23%, Review 4 4.25%, What’s new 10.68%, Pros 85.94%, Cons 84.54%.
Scorecard: Overall 15.74%, Driving 8.08%, Comfort 8.00%, Interior 8.12%, Utility 7.71%, Technology 5.88%.
Expert rating: Our verdict 8.58%, Driving 8.55%, Comfort 8.56%, Interior 8.55%, Technology 8.56%, Storage 7.64%, Economy 3.31%, Value 8.57%, Wildcard 8.58%.
Data extracted from HTML pages (not available for cars launched after March 2020):
Old naming: Trim 88.88%, Description 88.88%, Images URL 73.74%, Suspension 69.52%.
Interior features: Front seats 69.87%, Rear seats 59.87%, Power features 69.60%, Instrumentation 69.71%, Convenience 69.83%, Comfort 69.47%, Memorized settings 18.65%, In car entertainment 69.69%.
Exterior features: Roof and glass 69.79%, Body 21.95%, Truck features 23.61%, Tires and wheels 69.88%, Doors 21.11%, Towing and hauling 40.88%.
Safety: Safety features 72.46%.
Optional features: Packages 35.75%, Exterior options 39.58%, Interior options 39.25%, Mechanical options 27.22%.
Bonus data (added by me):
Domestic / imported 100%, Country of origin 100%, Car classification 100%, Platform code / generation number 100%, Date added 100%.
Thank you for the database!
This database has powered my company’s website for over a year. The data it contains is excellent and accurate. The support has been beyond my expectations and has given me comfort in knowing that I’m not wasting my money. Free updates are sent out by email when they are a ready so I don’t have to try to track down an update.
The Year-Make-Model-Trim-Full-Specs Package is the best!!! Thank you for hard work, especially that you were able to return to the expended database as it was until March 2018 release!
Thank you for your time Teoalida
We are an automotive paint mixing company and are building a website to include all car manufactures US/Foreign. We are looking to obtain paint codes for all years makes and models foreign and domestic from 1950-2019.
Columns J and K are paint color names and RGB values. But before 1990 I am afraid that you cannot find such detailed data.
Talking with Daniel via live chat I realized that he actually wanted some paint color codes that I never heard before. But I was able to serve him by making a custom database, published here in case other people are interested too: https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/paint-color/
I am looking for American Cars Database with below values only:
Naming –> Make Model Year Trim
What will be the best option and price for these values.
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs do not have tires and wheels, for tires you can buy https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/american/ and for tires+wheels you can buy https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/wheels-and-tires-size/ (not specific to American cars)
This data is awesome. We are using it to be able to properly spec out customers who need paint protection patterns cut for their vehicles and we would do a lot of back and forth. Now it is three questions, Make, Model and trim and most issues are resolved.
Awesome data set with a definitive list of trim level details. Especially helpful is the safety feature attribute. Super customer service (helped filter and create a custom package over the weekend in less than 5 minutes).
Do you have one for auto glass? Possibly showing nags list & hours? Would be amazing!
Deleted link: collizionautoglass.com (site no longer active)
Will there ever be performance data added for the American database?