Cars can be purchased by a player from the Car Dealer within the Safehouse or from the official Need for Speed: World website.
Cars made available through the Car Dealer can be redeemed with either earned Cash () or SpeedBoost ().
Select cars are sometimes given to the player when they purchase additional SpeedBoost through the official Need for Speed: World website. This is referred to as a Top-Up.
Each vehicle is placed into one of six classes based on their overall performance with each vehicle having an alternate stock performance. A three tier performance rating system was previously used until August 22nd, 2012.
The Car Dealer features a great number of vehicle variants known as Styles. Each style icon of a vehicle denotes if it has been modified and how extensive the modifications are. Rental cars can also be purchased from the Car Dealer with SpeedBoost but are only made available to the player for a short period of time.
Special style variations are modified with aftermarket parts, performance upgrades and/or skill mods. Several modified cars in the dealership also come with unique specialties such as police lights and non-purchasable skill mods.
Best in Class cars are a series of styles of vehicle models that are at the highest performance rated within a certain class. They are equipped with a mixed set of performance parts with some having unique custom components.
Drag cars are extensively modified with aftermarket parts including a special body kit with widened wings, a front splitter, rear mounted parachutes and a wheelie bar. The vinyls seen on these cars is inspired by real-life drag cars.
Treasure Hunters are a series of vehicles designed for the Treasure Hunt gamemode. All Treasure Hunters are equipped with a Treasure Hunter skill mod that makes it possible for the player to see all of the gems in a area without having to use a proximity meter.