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Which car companies are the most American

The Automotive Industry is a highly globalized industry and over the last decade the industry has extensively leveraged developing countries like China and India to remain competitive.

As the Trump administration reviews changes to NAFTA and other economic policies, the industry has already started to update their investment and manufacturing plans. Companies like Ford, GM and FCA have announced jobs coming back to the US.

Ford has backing away from investing $1.6 billion in a new Mexican assembly plant, however continuing their plans to expand transmission and engine factories in Mexico .

Can you name which car companies or brands are the most American made ?

The only automaker that assembled all of the cars they sold in the US was Tesla. Other brands such as Jeep, Cadillac and Dodge — broke 80%.

The following list shows which cars are assembled in the US, according to the analysis conducted by KoGod School of Business

Automakers Ranked by Domestic Production
RankBrand% Made in USUS Made CarsCars made elsewhere
1Tesla
(U.S.)
100%Model S, Model X
2Jeep
(U.S.)
89%Wrangler Unlimited, Cherokee…Renegade
3Cadillac
(U.S.)
86%Escalade, ATS…XTS
4Dodge
(U.S.)
83%Challenger SXT, Ram 2500 (2015)…Grand Caravan, Journey
5GMC
(U.S.)
80%Acadia, Yukon…Terrain
6Acura
(Japan)
71%RDX AWD, RDX 2WD…RLX, RLX Sport Hybrid
7Chevrolet
(U.S.)
70%Traverse, Corvette…Spark EV, Trax (Mexico)…
8Ford
(U.S.)
64%F150, Taurus…Edge, Flex…
9Toyota
(Japan)
61%Sienna, Camry…Rav4, Land Cruiser200…
10Buick
(U.S.)
60%Enclave, LaCrosse…Regal, Encore
11Nissan
(Japan)
55%Murano – 4CY, Murano HEV – 4CY…Rogue (Korea), Versa Note…
12Honda
(Japan)
45%Accord, Pilot…CR-V (MX), CR-V (CN)…
13Kia
(South Korea)
38%Sorento (2.0L, 2.4L)…Sedona, Cadenza…
14Chrysler
(U.S.)
33%200Town & Country, 300
BMW
(Germany)
33%X6 X-Drive 35i, X5 X Drive 35i…228i X Drive Conv/Coupe, 435 X Drive Conv…
15Subaru
(Japan)
29%Outback, LegacyWRX, BRZ…
16Infiniti
(Hong Kong)
25%QX 60 (4cyl, QX 60 HEV (4cylQ50 4CYL, Q50 6CYL…
17Mercedes Benz
(Germany)
21%C-Class, GL-Class…GLC-Class, C-Class Coupe…
18Hyundai
(South Korea)
20%Santa Fe SportAzera, Genesis Coupe…
19Lincoln
(U.S.)
17%NavigatorMKS, MKX…
20Volkswagen
(Germany)
14%Passat (1.8 liter gas), Passat (TDI)…Beetle Convertible, Beetle (Average)…
21Lexus
(Japan)
13%ES350, RCRX350, RX450h…
22Volvo
(Sweden)
6%S80S60I AWD, S60…
23Mini
(Germany)
0%Cooper (all models)
Scion
(Japan)
0%FR-S, iM…
Fiat
(Italy)
0%500 X, Spider…
Smart
(Germany)
0%Smart fortwo
Land Rover
(U.K.)
0%Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Evoque…
Mitsubishi
(Japan)
0%Lancer, Outlander 2.4L…
Audi
(Germany)
0%A3, A3 Cabriolet…
Porsche
(Germany)
0%911 Carrera (all models), 911 (all Models)…
Mazda
(Japan)
0%Mazda3 (Mex), Mazda2 (Mex)…
Jaguar
(U.K.)
0%XJR, XJ R-Sport – RWD…

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4 thoughts on “Which car companies are the most American

  1. I just bought a car last week! Sold my Cadillac and really went back and forth between a Ford and Chevy! Glad I went the GM route! 🙂

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