MintGreen- mintgreen.info- mintgreen.info

Jeep Cherokee tops 2019 American-Made Index

But the top 15 was dominated by foreign automakers.


Cars.com's 2019 American-Made Index has named the Jeep Cherokee the country's most American-made vehicle for the second consecutive year.

Cars.com's annual survey takes into account a number of factors for its American-Made Index. Measures for the study include a vehicle's final assembly location; origin of parts, engine and transmission; and the number of Americans employed at the factory level. After weighing all of those categories, the Belvidere, Illinois-built Jeep Cherokee came out on top.

Although a domestic brand topped this year's index, the overall list was dominated by foreign-based automakers. Honda was easily the most represented automaker on this year's index, claiming seven of the top 15 spots. Toyota was the only other foreign automaker to make the top 15 in this year's index with the Avalon and Tundra.

Although lagging Honda, Toyota is actually ahead of most domestic automakers in terms of American-made vehicle content. Ford had just one product in the top 15 (the F-150 at No. 13) and the Cherokee was FCA's lone vehicle in the top 15.

General Motor laid claim to the other four vehicles in the top 15, the highest-ranked of those being the fourth-place Chevrolet Corvette.

Domestic automakers were well represented in the least American-made category, however. The Michigan-built Chevy Bolt led the way with just 18 percent of its total content coming from the U.S. and Canada. Volvo's S60 sedan was next on the list with 20 percent U.S. and Canadian content.

Ford and GM were the next two rungs up with the Ranger (35 percent) and GM's entire full-size SUV lineup (41 percent), which includes the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV.

The Subaru Outback was the most American-made of the bottom five with a 45 percent parts content.

Read more!