Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), otherwise known as #95 is a race car who is full of drive and determination. Though he's been a champion in the past, he's now facing a major challenge from faster, younger cars.
Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) is a tow truck and best friend of Lightning McQueen. He may not be super bright, but he's got a lot of heart.
Cruz Ramirez is an eager young trainer working in Sterling's center. She's excited to train her idol Lightning McQueen, though she harbors a secret dream of racing herself.
Sterling is a super wealthy car who owns the Sterling center. He's taken over the training of Lightning from the Rust-eze boys. Sterling is voiced by Nathan Fillion in Cars 3.
Natalie Certain, a well-respected race analyst, is voiced by Kerry Washington in Cars 3.
Jackson Storm is newer, more technologically advanced and faster than Lightning McQueen. He's also not exactly nice about it. Storm is voiced by Armie Hammer in Cars 3.
Miss Fritter is the star of the demolition derby that Cruz and Lightning McQueen participate in. She's played by Lea DeLaria and sports her signature black glasses in Cars 3.
The Cars 3 Legends who help out Lightning. They're all based on famous people from the history of racing. From left: River Scott (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), Junior “Midnight” Moon (Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson), Smokey (Chris Cooper), Louise “Barnstormer” Nash (Margo Martindale), and Lightning himself (Owen Wilson).
Mack is voiced by Pixar alum John Ratzenberger. 1985 Mack Super-Liner and is a member of Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment Team who pulls Lightning McQueen to races.
Rusty and Dusty Rust-Eze are the owners of Rust-Eze, the company that sponsors Lightning McQueen. In Cars 3, they take a step back. They're voiced by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the real-life brothers who hosted National Public Radio's Car Talk.
Chick Hicks, voiced by Michael Keaton in Cars and by Bob Peterson in Cars 3, is the main rival for the title against Lightning McQueen.
Sally Carerra is the town attorney and Lightning McQueen's girlfriend. Sally is voiced by Bonnie Hunt.
Doc Hudson is a legendary racer, and the town doctor. He's Lightning McQueen's mentor and has since passed away. He'll be seen in flashbacks in Cars 3. He was voiced by Paul Newman.
Voiced by Route 66 historian Michael Wallis, Sheriff is somewhat distrustful of Lightning McQueen in the first two films, but comes around at the end of Cars 2.
Luigi is voiced by Tony Shalhoub and is the owner of Casa Della Tires in Radiator Springs. He's a friend to Lightning McQueen.
Guido is voiced by Guido Quaroni and is Luigi's assistant. He's an Italian forklift truck and works at Casa Della Tires in Radiator Springs.
Ramone is voiced by Cheech Marin and owns Ramone's House of Body Art store, where he keeps the cars looking spiffy. He's married to Flo.
Fillmore was first voiced by George Carlin, and after his death, by Brian George and Mark Silverman. He's a bit of a hippie and is a Volkswagen Type 2.
Flo is voiced by Jennifer Lewis and is the owner of Flo's V-8 Café. She's married to Ramone.
Finn McMissile is a British spy who mistakes Mater for an American spy and recruits him for a mission in Cars 2. Finn is voiced by Michael Caine.
Holley Shiftwell is young British spy-in-training who has all the latest tech in Cars 2. Holley is voiced by Emily Mortimer.
Francesco Bernoulli is voiced by John Turturro and is rather full of himself. He's a racing champion in Cars 2.
Jeff Gorvette is voiced by real-life racing star Jeff Gordon. Gorvette is a racing star and a major competitor for Lightning McQueen in the Grand Prix in Cars 2.
Sir Miles Axelrod is voiced by Eddie Izzard and the villain of Cars 2. He pretends to care about alternative fuel but is behind the plot to sabotage the Grand Prix.
Mamma Topolino is the best cook in the Italian village of Carsoli and is Luigi's aunt. She's voiced by Vanessa Redgrave.
Rod "Torque" Redline is the American agent that Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell think Mater is. He's voiced by Bruce Campbell.
John Lassetire is voiced by Pixar founder and director John Lasseter. He's the pit crew head for Jeff Gorvette in the Grand Prix in Cars 2.
Bob Cutlass is a world renowned sports announcer and is voiced by sports announcer Bob Costas. He'll return in Cars 3.
Jay Limo is voiced by late night talk show host and car enthusiast Jay Leno. Jay Limo is a comedian and talk show host.
Strip Weathers is voiced by Richard Petty and is also known as the king. He's a seven-time Piston Cup Champion, but now wants to spend time with his wife Mrs. The King.
Lizzie is the wife of the late town founder of Radiator Springs, Stanley. Lizzie is voiced by Katherine Helmond.
Professor Zündapp, also known as Professor Z is voiced by Thomas Kretschmann. He's a mad German scientist and weapons specialist who is trying to sabotage the Grand Prix in Cars 2.
Vladimir Trunkov is voiced by Stanley Townsend who used to be a smuggler. Now he deals in information.
Crabby the Boat is voiced by Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen. He's a crab boat who's been chartered for a mysterious mission in Cars 2. He's designed to look like Hansens' actual boat.
Otto Von Flasenbottom is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and is a fan of driving on the Autobahn in Germany and isn't a fan of speed limits.
Darrell Cartrip is voiced by Darrell Waltrip. Darrell Cartrip is ex-Piston Cup Champion who calls races with Bob Cutlass.
Siddeley is a British spy plane who works with Finn McMissile in Cars 2. Siddeley is voiced by Jason Isaacs.
David Hobbscap is voiced by David Hobbs and is an old timer from the racing circuit. Now he works as an announcer.
Tomber (pronounced tom-bay) is voiced by Michael Michelis. He's a French three-wheeled car who sells some legit and some not-so-legit parts in a French marketplace. He's an acquaintance of Finn McMissile in Cars 2.
Minny is voiced by Edie McClurg and along with her husband Van (voiced by Richard Kind) likes to explore. She and Van, however, rarely find their exit.