About Big Wheels

Welcome to Big Wheels Auto Finance Data 2022.

The Big Wheels report is the only ranking of the Top 100 auto financiers in the United States. We are pleased to present our latest results for calendar year 2021, another record-breaking year for the auto finance industry despite challenges presented by the new-vehicle shortage.

This year’s Big Wheels report includes enhancements that provide a deeper understanding of the sector. For starters, the ranking by originations includes estimates for the percent of financing volume made for new vehicles. Additionally, Big Wheels 2022 includes data from a phone survey of customer service representatives at the nation’s 200 largest financiers. The reps were asked whether their institutions offered direct loans or direct leases, and whether a consumer could secure an auto loan with a credit score below 650 or below 550. Combined, these enhancements offer insight into the direction the industry will take through 2025.

As always, the Big Wheels report includes contact information for the Top 200 finance companies. The report and its data tool is intended to give you the information you need to compete or sell better.

We have been publishing Big Wheels annually since 1999 to track the loan and lease operations at banks, captive finance companies, credit unions, and independent auto lenders.

Big Wheels Auto Finance Data is published by Auto Finance News, the auto finance industry’s leading news source. Since 1996, Auto Finance News has been the newsletter of record for the auto lending and leasing market.

Simply put, there is no other resource like Big Wheels. We put in an exhaustive effort to tabulate the industry. Big Wheels offers a unique window into who is doing what — and how successfully — in auto finance.

We thank you for your interest.