Characters that have appeared in the movie Cars, any sequels and related media such as books and comics. This is for all characters, regardless of whether they are good or bad, and regardless of how major or minor a role they play in the stories.

A brief description of the character can be included, but should not attempt to rigidly define the character's behavior or role in the stories. For the characters that qualify as the villain in the story, links should be provided to their separate page. Labels about what kind of protagonist or antagonist they are is prohibited.

Residents of Radiator Springs[]

  • Mater - A tow truck who likes to have fun, like tractor tipping. Not the brightest pair of headlights on the highway, but a loyal friend. In Cars 2, he accidentally becomes a spy. Likes to tell tall tales, some of which may or may not be true.
  • Sally - Former L.A. attorney who moved to Radiator Springs and became the town attorney.
  • Doc Hudson - Town physician and Justice of the Peace. A retired racer who won three Piston Cups before a crash sidelined him and didn't recover before the sport passed him by. He dies sometime prior to the events in Cars 2.
  • Flo - Owner/operator of Flo's V8 Cafe.
  • Ramone
  • Red
  • Fillmore

Piston Cup racers[]

  • Lightning McQueen - A racer who is making a name of himself on the circuit. When he gets stranded in a small town, the people there help him learn to see beyond his own selfishness. He is one of the main characters of the franchise.
  • Chick Hicks - One of the three racers who tied for first at the Piston Cup, resulting in a special race the following week. While Lightning McQueen was missing, adopted similar catchprases to McQueen's and attracted many of McQueen's fans. Won the second race only because McQueen stopped to help The King finish his last race.
  • Chick Hicks' Pit Crew
  • Strip Weathers, a.k.a. "The King" - A veteran racer at the end of his career. The third of the three that tied for first. He finishes second in the special race after McQueen helps him after a crash.

Other characters[]

  • Lynda Weathers - Wife of racer Strip Weathers. Addressed as "Mrs. The King" by Mater when she and her husband visit the Doc Hudson Museum.
  • Stanley - Founder of Radiator Springs. A statue of him is mounted on a pedestal in the town.