The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to automobiles:
Automobile (or car) - wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to six people, typically have four wheels and be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. As of 2002 there were 590 million passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car for every eleven people), of which 140 million were in the U.S. (roughly one car for every two people).
The basic automobile is privately owned for transporting the owner and his or her passengers. See automobile. Other types of cars include: