Three GM Crossovers Top ‘Made in America’ Auto Index

American University’s Kogod School of Business has released its annual Made in America Auto Index.

Designed to determine which vehicles are the most American, the study factors in seven different criteria including where the company is headquartered, where the vehicle is assembled, and where the engine and transmission are built.

According to the study, the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia are the most American vehicles on the market. They were closely followed by the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Corvette with the optional automatic transmission.

Three variants of the Jeep Wrangler came in fourth, while fifth place was a tie between the Jeep Wrangler Sport and the Ford Expedition.

Unsurprisingly, the highest ranked vehicles in the study were “made by U.S. based manufacturers using American engines and transmissions, and a with a high American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA) percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts.”

The Kogod School of Business points out the auto industry employed approximately 2.5 million people last year and had a significant impact on the economy. Furthermore, 65 percent of the 17.5 million vehicles sold in the United States last year were produced domestically.

  • Jason Miller

    Where is the Nissan Titan on that list?

    • ChrisInIL

      Number 33, with an an AALA of .5 and a TDC of 59

  • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    America first, and only America first!

    • Bob White

      And the rest of the world will do the same which means they won’t buy US products. Isolationist policies in the US directly led to the Great Depression.

      • gary4205

        You can’t make Trump cultists understand any of that.

        • Bob White

          Yes unfortunately facts and reality don’t count for that group.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      It’s funny seeing how quick America is to meddle in another country’s affairs.

  • psiqtas

    Do they really need to differentiate to every version/edition? That seems a bit overrated…

    • ChrisInIL

      Chevrolet Corvette with automatic transmission – #3
      Chevrolet Corvette with manual transmission – #14

      Only where it matters to the purpose of the study.

      • Bob White

        Where is the manual made?

        • ChrisInIL

          It’s a Tremec TR-6070, which I believe is manufactured in Mexico. I haven’t been able to confirm – so it’s an educated guess.

    • Kevin Cagle

      If they had not done that, then I think multiple ‘foreign’ models would have made the first page. Which would have destroyed their attention grabbing headline/PR. The alternative would be to average the sales of each model among all trims, which would cause many on page one to fall down the list while Honda/acura/Toyota/kia would have climbed the list.

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