When it comes to the slogan “Made in America,” a few major brands like Ford and Chevrolet come to mind. But with so many changes in auto manufacturing these days, you may be wondering which cars are the most American-made?
Cars.com recently released its 2021 American-Made Index, which ranks all qualifying vehicles built and bought in the United States.
Here Are the Most American-Made Cars
The cars were ranked with five factors considered: location(s) of final assembly, percentage of U.S. (and Canadian) parts, engine and transmission countries of origin and manufacturing workforce.
Here are some key findings from the index:
- Tesla models come in at #1 and #3 when it comes to most American-made vehicles.
- One of only two muscle cars on the list, the Ford Mustang comes in at #2.
- Honda has four models — the most of any automaker — in the top 10.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 American-made models, according to Cars.com.
|Rank||Make/Model||U.S. Assembly Plant
|1.||Tesla Model 3||Fremont, Calif.|
|2.||Ford Mustang||Flat Rock, Mich.|
|3.||Tesla Model Y||Fremont, Calif.|
|4.||Jeep Cherokee||Belvidere, Ill.|
|5.||Chevrolet Corvette||Bowling Green, Ky.|
|6.||Honda Ridgeline||Lincoln, Ala.|
|7.||Honda Odyssey||Lincoln, Ala.|
|8.||Honda Pilot||Lincoln, Ala.|
|9.||Honda Passport||Lincoln, Ala.|
|10.||Toyota Tundra||San Antonio|
No matter where the car is made, money expert Clark Howard says because prices are rising, it’s important that you do your homework before you buy a new car.
“The average purchase price of a new vehicle right now is in the stratosphere,” Clark said recently on his podcast. “So it’s a great time to be a seller of a used vehicle, and it’s a brutal time to be a buyer of a new or used vehicle.”