American Year Make Model Trim Specs

Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs is the best car database for people angry after closure of Edmunds API or tired of CarQueryAPI’s missing cars, I sourced most fields from Edmunds, 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. Watch video!

Last release: 18 May 2020, including 2724 “2020 models” and 90 “2021 models”. Anniversary update for reaching 60,000 cars. Full changelog.

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 (96 columns)
Alternative file formats: CSV and SQL (note: phpMyAdmin truncate certain columns, do not judge quality of database by SQL sample, use Excel instead).

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Contact me if you want to buy partial database, example 2010-present, SUV only, etc, useful for people deciding what used car to buy.

American car database coverage

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 based on Edmunds because this website focus on United States only (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, first check list of models included in database.

Italic makes start at MY 2001 (European exotic manufacturers). Edmunds 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 old to new (should put new cars at top?), then by trim from low to high. You are advised to NOT re-sort cars when importing in your application.

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 for selling to people dealing with older cars! Show me a website similar with Edmunds but with longer historical coverage, that include at least car engine size, power and dimensions, and I may create a new database for you!

List of car makes included

American domestic: AM General, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Fisker, Ford, Geo, GMC, Hummer, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Panoz, Plymouth, Pontiac, Ram, 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.

Data fields included with % available

Percentages calculated at 18 May 2020 update using a filtered database 2001-2021 (47303 trims, out of 60029 total trims 1990-2021). Italic fields are NOT available for 1990-2000 models and I excluded them because 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.

Naming: ID 100%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Year 100%, Trim & description 100%.

Price & colors: MSRP 100%, Invoice 96.84%, Colors exterior 99.55%, Colors interior 99.26%.

Dimensions and weight: Body type 100%, Total seating 99.90%, Length 99.62%, Width 97.88%, Height 98.88%, Wheelbase 99.79%, Front track 58.75%, Rear track 58.58%, Ground clearance 70.87%, Angle of approach 34.08%, Angle of departure 34.12%, Turning circle 91.38%, Drag coefficient 23.30%, EPA interior volume 42.99%, Cargo capacity 67.75%, Maximum cargo capacity 50.04%, Curb weight 92.94%, Gross weight 61.57%, Maximum payload 50.19%, Maximum towing capacity 58.52%.

Engine and transmission: Cylinders 99.41%, Engine size 99.41%, Horsepower (HP & rpm) 98.64%, Torque (ft-lbs & rpm) 98.18%, Valves 99.32%, Valve timing 71.92%, Cam type 99.32%, Drive type 100%, Transmission 100%.

Fuel and mileage: Engine type 100%, Fuel type 99.82%, Fuel tank capacity 98.66%, Combined MPG 83.99%, EPA mileage 83.58%, Range 82.41%.

Interior dimensions: Front head room 95.98%, Front hip room 79.30%, Front leg room 95.22%, Front shoulder room 94.96%, Rear head room 85.67%, Rear hip room 70.34%, Rear leg room 84.99%, Rear shoulder room 84.67%.

Warranty: Basic 98.14%, Drivetrain 96.78%, Roadside 74.25%, Rust 37.11%, Free maintenance 24.44%, Hybrid component 3.55%, EV battery 0.42%.

Review: Source URL 100%, MSRP Range 12.64%, What’s new 12.00%, Pros 99.36%, Cons 99.36%, Image URL 98.94%.

Bonus data (added by Teoalida): Domestic / imported 100%, Country of origin 100%, Car classification 100%, Platform code / generation number 100%, Date added 100%.

Additional fields sourced from Edmunds old-styled HTML pages (no longer available for cars launched after March 2020):

Old naming: Trim 99.07%, Description 99.07%, Images URL 84.33%, Suspension 98.52%.

Interior features: Front seats 99.02%, Rear seats 84.85%, Power features 98.63%, Instrumentation 98.79%, Convenience 98.96%, Comfort 98.46%, Memorized settings 26.44%, In car entertainment 98.77%.

Exterior features: Roof and glass 98.90%, Body 31.11%, Truck features 33.46%, Tires and wheels 99.03%, Doors 29.93%, Towing and hauling 57.94%.

Safety: Safety features 99.06%.

Optional features: Packages 50.67%, Exterior options 56.09%, Interior options 55.63%, Mechanical options 38.57%.

See also: Analysis of American cars evolution 1990-2020.

Engine database (added November 2019)

Download free SAMPLE:
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Engine (9 columns)

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Shortlisted databases (NEW packages added 20 May 2020)

For startups who do not need a huge database with 60,000+ rows for every trim, I offer shortlisted databases with trims removed.

Download free SAMPLES:
Make-Model (2 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Image (5 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Body-Dimensions (15 columns)

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Note: car images are NOT specific by body style. Example: BMW 3-Series can be sedan, wagon, coupe, cabrio, photo URL is the same for all 4, showing same body style at random.

Make & Model and Year-Make-Model were originally made as custom sheet for a specific customer, but seeing that other people are interested in same thing, I made them public so everyone can purchase.

The dimensions database originated from an experiment made in 2015 for Lexus, manually filtering database to a single row per Year / Make / Model / Body combination, I did not made for all cars because it would have taken dozens hours of manual work and risk cannibalizing sales of bigger database, also I was undecided what to do in case of variable dimensions. In 2020 I figured out how to automatize this task using Excel formulas to generate min/max values for cars that have variable dimensions for same body style (example Ford F-150 with short and long bed), the job took just few hours. I hope that these databases will help me to get additional customers and NOT turn customers that could afford full specs database to the (cheaper) dimensions database and affect my income negatively…

For people looking for more columns I offer since December 2017 second American car database, with 230 columns but less historical coverage and less accuracy. Choose which suit you better.

Old samples from May 2019:
Year-Make-Model-Trim (7 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Basic-Specs (31 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Full-Specs (86 columns)


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35 thoughts on “American Year Make Model Trim Specs

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    1. What was your Google search? I am #1 for searches like “Car database Europe” or “Excel car database“. I was #1 for a lot more keywords but since 1 month ago my website is under a penalty from Google. I am 100% sure that sooner or later penalty will be removed and rankings restored.

    1. You would be the first one interested in dimensions and weights but nothing else.
      I CAN add weights range as I did for European database. Would be this OK for you? Car weight vary depending by engine, transmission, drivetrain, if you want weights for individual versions you may buy the detailed BIG database.

      1. Yes, like you did for the European database would be fine. I don’t need exact for every option, just a roundabout figure. Also, could you make it for MySQL as well?

        1. When do you need the database ready? I am busy in multiple projects so can’t work full-time to cars, but I hope to finish it this month, and your weight request will take few additional days of full-time work.
          If I make it MySQL then how I can manage and update it? I make it XLS and if you want, I export it as CSV, import in phpMyAdmin, export as SQL, send it and you tell me if it works well… never did this before.

  2. congratulations for your products. Unfortunately, I believe you do not have a similar for Latin America Region, right?
    The data should contain automakers, number of cars produced or imported per year from 2000-2014 (actual volumes) including tire sizes and speeds.
    2015-2019 forecasts.

    Would be great if you have something like that. Do you?

    1. The above North American databases do not have tires at all.
      Meanwhile I have tires in the European database, that is NOT SIMILAR with above North American databases but it is slightly more suited for you, I can expand it by adding cars produced in Latin America, but I will not able to provide accuracy for cars imported in Latin America.
      ALSO I will be never able to get data about number of cars produced, even less number of cars sold in your particular country, even less the forecasts.

  3. I’ve been searching for a complete list for a affordable price for a long time. I finally found this database. It is complete and accurate. along with excellent customer service this is a win win.

  4. Thanks for providing this service. It’s been more reliable than the last database that I tried.

    I did want to comment on one little detail I found. The model column in the spreadsheet is configured to be a “General” format. Because of that, the cells are supposed to self-discover what kind of data is inside each one. It turns out that this behavior interferes with a SQL Server import. Basically, any field with a dash and a number such as “CX-5” will blank itself out during import into my SQL database. The fix I found is to change that whole column to a “Text” field in Excel prior to import.

    I was wondering if in future updates you could actually set that column as a Text field? It might save others the confusion in the future.

    Other than that it’s been working great for me.

    Thanks again,

    1. I done over 50 sales last year and you’re the first person who report this problem. OK, I can change it to text when releasing next update. But how is possible that cells like CX-5 to blank itself? BTW, did you received today update?

      I checked your website and does not seems to use my database, it have lots of wrong model names especially in BMW and Mercedes, what happened?

      1. I’m not really sure why it happened but the import feature in SQL Server Management Studio seems to be picky. I imagine most of your customers are using free and open source databases and probably aren’t running into the same problem.

        As for my website, a lot of the cars came from my previous subscription to a different service, which clearly had some problems with it. I’ve tried to merge the data so as not to leave broken links behind but I’m still working on it.

  5. Thanks for reminding me about the weird BMW and Mercedes models. I can go ahead and delete those.

    And yes, I did receive the update. Thanks for that. I’ll probably be importing it next weekend.

  6. Personally, I like the design of your website. It is simple, straight forward, and to the point. I appreciate you compiling a custom version of your car spreadsheet for me. This is my first time being your customer, I’m very impressed by the detail of the information you provided. I look forward to doing further business with you near years end.

  7. Hi,
    It’s John from Like we spoke via email – we need an update for our current DB table.
    It is great to hear that business is doing well.

    As you know, we are using the 50 column format which means the 27 column format would require us to rewrite code.
    The 81 column format is more than we need – we only need the 50 columns like the previously format.

    So, it looks like we need to buy the 81 column format.
    We are ready to purchase. Please send a payment request and a download link once we pay.
    You can send the request and invoice to [email protected]

    Question: Do you have any data for motorcycles or boats?

    1. I added 27 and 83 columns packages in May 2016. The 51 column package remained for sales by end of year without getting any more sales because people tend to choose biggest package unless they need just Basic specs, this is why I deleted it. I can sell you a custom package with extra columns removed but I suggest to buy a standard package if you want to be notified automatically about updates.

      I created database for motorcycles too, see menu. For boats tell me a website to scrap data from and I will create a new database.

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