Cars On The Road

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  • TV-G
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (3,913)

Cars on the Road is an animated comedy-adventure series from Disney+ that follows Lightning McQueen and Mater as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip. The show takes place after the events of Cars 3 and features the return of many fan-favorite characters from the Cars film franchise.

At the start of Cars on the Road, Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater find themselves feeling bored and restless in the small town of Radiator Springs. Looking for some excitement, Mater suggests they take an epic road trip across the country so Lightning can make personal appearances at the newly opened Racing Sports Network. Lightning agrees and the duo begin their journey eastbound on the open road, making pit stops at iconic American route 66 landmarks along the way.

As Lightning and Mater cruise through places like Ornament Valley and the Cadillac Range, they encounter familiar faces from the Cars world who join them on various legs of their trip. This includes Lightning's girlfriend Sally, fellow racers Cruz Ramirez and Bobby Swift, Mater's cousin Buck, and the Radiator Springs townies like Luigi, Guido, Flo, Ramone, and more. The changing cast of characters provides fresh adventures and mishaps all centered around Lightning's road trip.

Some of the notable adventures include Lightning and Cruz entering an underground demolition derby, Mater getting mistaken for a monster truck legend, the friends discovering the origins of the ghost light legend, and Lightning losing his signature lightning bolt stickers. There are plenty oflaugh-out-loud moments as the characters experience new situations in unfamiliar places, using their unique talents and personalities to work through any obstacle they face on the road.

Throughout their journey, Lightning reflects on what racing means to him now versus when he first started out. He questions if he still needs the fame and glory of being a champion racer. His cross-country road trip with Mater and friends reignites his passion for racing and reminds him that connecting with others is what really matters most.

With high-octane humor and heartfelt moments, Cars on the Road captures the spirit of hitting the open road with friends. Fans of the Cars films will be delighted to see Lightning, Mater and the rad crew of characters voices by stars like Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Bonnie Hunt back together again. The series takes viewers on an entertaining ride as Lightning rediscovers there is more to life than racing hard and fast. While the story highlights themes of friendship and personal growth, it retains the charm and fun that made audiences fall in love with Lightning, Mater and the Cars universe in the first place.

Cars on the Road serves up fun-filled adventures seasoned with laughs for both kids and adults. It's a feel-good buddy road trip story that will have audiences smiling as they join Lightning McQueen and Mater on the ride of their lives across America's mother road.

Cars On The Road is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2022.

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Gettin' Hitched
9. Gettin' Hitched
September 8, 2022
At his sister's wedding, Mater must confront a past he thought he'd left in the rearview mirror.
Road Rumblers
8. Road Rumblers
September 8, 2022
Road warriors carnap Lightning and Mater, forcing them to battle in the perilous Thundercone.
7. B-Movie
September 8, 2022
Lightning McQueen and Mater stumble onto a movie set and are cast in a zombie sci-fi film.
6. Trucks
September 8, 2022
Mater bonds with fellow trucks at a rest stop, and they celebrate their solidarity through song.
Show Time
5. Show Time
September 8, 2022
A traveling circus exposes Lightning's fear of clowns and his new friend Ivy's unexpected talents.
The Legend
4. The Legend
September 8, 2022
Mater and Lightning join local creature hunters in their search for a mysterious, elusive "monster."
Salt Fever
3. Salt Fever
September 8, 2022
When Mater is outfitted as a racer, he experiences record speeds and an out-of-chassis experience.
Lights Out
2. Lights Out
September 8, 2022
The rain-soaked duo check into a creepy hotel where Lightning is haunted by four-wheeled frights.
Dino Park
1. Dino Park
September 8, 2022
A dino park visit turns into a pulse-pounding, prehistoric nightmare starring Mater and Lightning.
Where to Watch Cars On The Road
Cars On The Road is available for streaming on the Disney+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cars On The Road on demand at Disney+.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (3,913)