If you want to support American-made products, buying a vehicle produced in the USA is a great way to start. But you may be wondering what “American-made” means.
Cars.com recently released its American-Made Index (AMI), which shows just how “made in the USA” some vehicles really are.
To come up with its list, Cars.com says it used five primary factors:
- Final assembly location
- Percentage of U.S. and/or Canadian parts
- Origin country for available engines
- Origin country for available transmissions
- U.S. manufacturing workers relative to the automaker’s footprint
Let’s take a look at the top five American-made cars, according to Cars.com:
Report: These Cars Are the Most “American”
|Rank||Make/Model||U.S. Assembly Plant
|1.||Ford Ranger||Wayne, Mich.|
|2.||Jeep Cherokee||Belvidere, Ill.|
|3.||Tesla Model S||Fremont, Calif.|
|4.||Tesla Model 3||Fremont, Calif.|
|5.||Honda Odyssey||Lincoln, Ala.|
Is it a good time to buy a car right now no matter where it was made?
Money expert Clark Howard says while you might be able to find a great deal on a car, you need to make sure that your finances are stable before you consider purchasing a vehicle.
“If you are a lucky person who has a job that is secure and you were planning to buy either a new or used vehicle, this is a great time to buy,” Clark says.
If you’re interested in buying a used car, here are the steps you need to follow.