A 1964 Ford Mustang.A 1964 Ford Mustang.

A 1964 Ford Mustang.

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Many of the best-known cars on the road today have been around for decades. The Ford Mustang has been around for more than half a century, while the Jeep Wrangler has been on the market for more than three decades.

Business Insider referred to a YouGov survey that determined the most famous car models in America based on how many respondents had heard of the car. We then listed the cars from least to most famous and found photos of their earliest models.

Take a look at photos of the most famous car models when they first came out compared to now.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1993 as a powerful on-road and off-road vehicle.

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

A 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Source: Jeep

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has updated features like collision warning and LED-projector headlights.

A 2020 Jeep Cherokee.

A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Source: Jeep

The Ford Focus came out in 2000 and was launched in hatchback and sedan varieties.

The first Ford Focus model.

A 2000 Ford Focus.

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Source: US News

Ford stopped producing the Focus in 2018 due to import tariffs from China.

Ford Focus 2018

A 2018 Ford Focus.


Source: Forbes

The first Toyota Corolla was released in 1966 in Japan, but hit the American market a couple of years later.

Toyota Corolla 1966.

A 1966 Toyota Corolla.


Source: Toyota

The latest Corolla model has modern features like safety alerts and an entertainment system.

A new Toyota Corolla.

A 2020 Toyota Corolla.

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Source: Toyota

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