The Top Ten Most American-Made Vehicles Include Four From Honda

Where cars are built has taken on a new importance in the Trump era and the administration will probably be surprised to learn that four vehicles from Honda made the top ten list of the most American-made vehicles.

Due to globalization, this isn’t necessarily a cut and dry process as modern vehicles can be designed and developed in one country, feature powertrain components from another and be built in a third. That’s even before you factor in the assortment of other components that can come from a variety of other countries.

While the Jeep Wrangler was declared last year’s most American vehicle, the redesigned model uses more components sourced from aboard. As a result, it has fallen completely off the list.

The news isn’t all bad for Jeep as the 2018 Cherokee was deemed this year’s winner. As the website notes, the crossover is built in the United States, features US-sourced engines and transmissions and has a domestic-parts content rating of 72 percent.

The second and third place finishers were the Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline. While Honda is a Japanese company, both models are built in Alabama and features US-sourced powertrains as well as plenty of domestically produced parts.

The Acura MDX (excluding the hybrid variant) and the Honda Pilot also made the list. This means Honda had the highest number of vehicles in the top ten beating out US competitors such as Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Speaking of domestic models, the outgoing Ford Taurus was ranked fourth while the Chevrolet Volt came in fifth. Other top ten models include the Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, and Chevrolet Corvette.

While American-made vehicles only accounted for approximately 53 percent of passenger vehicles sold in the United States in the first quarter of 2018, the automotive industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs. Around 250,000 people are directly employed by automakers at US plants and thousands more work in white collar positions. That’s not even factoring in the countless number of people employed by suppliers, dealerships and other automotive-related companies.

Top Ten Most American-Made Vehicles

1. Jeep Cherokee
2. Honda Odyssey
3. Honda Ridgeline
4. Ford Taurus
5. Chevrolet Volt
6. Honda Pilot
7. Acura MDX
8. Ford Explorer
9. Ford F-150
10. Chevrolet Corvette

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  • Christian

    Where is the Chevy Spark?

    Said no one…

    • LeStori

      “Nice” Korean vehicle…

    • Bash

      I’m just glad that there is no Tesla on the list..

  • caddy45

    I was expecting to see GM’s full-size SUVs and the Silverado/Sierra here. Interesting.

  • LeStori

    What about all the “American” cars made outside the USA. That is more interesting.

    • Brabusbus

      -Global Colorado

      -La Crosse Hybrid

      -Escort RS Coswort
      -Focus Wagon

      Does anyone want to add?

  • kachuks

    That’s my list of Honda vehicles I wouldn’t want to buy.

    • dumblikeyou2

      Enjoy your Japanese cars made in Japan coated with radioactive fallout. Don’t forget to give them glowing reviews.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    …what about the Toyota Avalon? :/

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Imagine how many more jobs could be created if car manufacturers sourced more of their parts from the US!

  • xDRAN0x

    The Ascent will join this chart next year

  • Duke Woolworth

    How about Jeeps from Toledo OH and Subarus from Lafayette IN? Their volume far exceeds the ‘vette.

  • Jerry Lonnstrom

    I wish that everyone who still knocks buying any “Japanese” car would turn in their TV’s, Cell phones, Computers, Refrigerators , and multiple other consumer goods and drag their naked asses back to their caves!!

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