With so many brands to choose from in the world of cars and trucks, it can be difficult to choose a favorite vehicle. From trucks to cars to SUVs and vans, the choice comes down to your lifestyle and your needs. What you don’t need to do is pay full price for a car when you can bid on rebuilt cars from online auto auctions. You can get the brand that fits your lifestyle, and for a price that you can afford.
If you’re not sure which brand you want, then here are the top 10 brands in the world to choose from:
It’s no wonder Volkswagen is the number one car brand in the world. From the iconic Beetle to the VW bus and Touareg, this brand has been around since 1937 and has been instrumental in creating vehicles that the everyday person could afford, like the Beetle.
Volkswagen has won the top sporty car award from Consumer Reports for their GTI, and Car and Driver, Automobile magazine, and Motor Trend all give the mid-size Passat first in its class awards.
Today, VW works on building better electric cars and self-driving cars, and there is even a rumor of a hovering car in the works.
2. Toyota Motors
From the Camry to the 4Runner and the Tundra, Toyota has been delivering a remarkable amount of popular cars for every driver since 1937. It became a leader in the hybrid industry in 1997, when it introduced the Prius, and for years this vehicle had little competition. They were the first automobile manufacturer to produce 10 million vehicles, and they hit the 200 million mark in 2012.
They also own the Lexus, Daihatsu, and Hino brands, and have vested interests in Suzuki, Isuzu, Yamaha, and Panasonic.
Today, they sell 70 different models under their brand, including hybrids, vans, and trucks.
In 1926, Daimler-Benz was founded by combining the efforts of two German car companies: Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. Both of those companies started in the late 1800s and were working on internal combustion engines when they decided to merge. They renamed themselves Mercedes-Benz and concentrated on racing. Since that time, they have been associated with the word “quality”, and have been priced to attract upscale buyers.
4. Ford Motor
Ford Motor Company began in 1903 and immediately began working on producing cars faster by modernizing the assembly line. It’s the second largest automaker in the United States, but holds the number one sales in many divisions due to its F-150 truck sales.
In addition to trucks, they are also known for their muscle cars like the Mustang and the Torino. They are known for their Mercury and Lincoln lineups as well.
5. General Motors
General Motors may be fifth worldwide, but they are dominant in the United States with their various brands. From Chevrolet to Buick, to GMC and Cadillac, they have a vehicle that appeals to most tastes and budgets. Individually, Buick is the oldest of the brands with a start date in 1899, and GMC is the youngest with its founding date in 1912. The GM brand was founded in 1908, and it was the largest automaker in the United States until 2008, when Toyota claimed the title.
GM has plenty of cars and trucks to be proud of, like the Silverado, which is second only to the F-150, and the Corvette.
6. Honda Motor
Honda Motor Company was founded in 1946, but its founder, Soichiro Honda had been tuning race cars since the 1930s. After World War II, Honda began working on motorized bicycles which gave him his start to produce the Honda Motorcycle. From there it was a short trip to the first truck and then the first car. Honda’s lineup includes the popular Accord, Civic, and CR-V.
7. SAIC Motor
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) was formed in 1955 and is the largest automobile manufacturer in China. It sells under brand names like Maxus, MG, Roewe, and Yuejin. SAIC also partners with several GM brands like Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet.
Hyundai is a South Korean automotive company that began in 1967 but took off in 2004 when it ranked second in initial quality by J.D. Power and Associates. It has since become a valuable brand name, with cars such as the Elantra, Tucson, Santa Fe, and their spinoff brand, Genesis on the road.
9. BMW Group
Another German manufacturer from the beginning of the 1900s, BMW manufactured its first auto in 1928. It was instrumental in manufacturing aircraft engines and motorcycles during WWII. Because of its war activities though, BMW was bombed out of existence and didn’t start building cars again until the mid-1950s.
10. Nissan Motor Corporation
It started as Datsun in 1914 before it became the Nissan Motor Corporation. It is located in Japan and also owns the Infiniti brand name for its luxury offerings. It became a partner with Renault and Mitsubishi in 1999 and is the sixth-largest automaker in the world. Since 2014, it has been the largest car manufacturer in North America.
Some of the popular models include the Titan truck, the Altima passenger car, and the Infiniti Q50.
No matter which brand you choose, all of these brands have been around for years and have the sales numbers to prove they are brands you can trust.