Red, white & vroom! Here are the best American-made cars in 2018

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Red, white & vroom! Here are the best American-made cars in 2018
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When you think about an American-made vehicle, commercials with triumphant music showing huge Dodge trucks splashing through the mud may come to mind. But as we’re about to find out, some of the best U.S.-made cars have a decidedly foreign flavor to them, at least when it comes to manufacturing.

The recently released American-Made Index, published by Cars.com, illuminates for consumers in the market for a new vehicle those cars that have the greatest impact on the U.S. economy.

Red, white & vroom: The best American-made cars for 2018

To arrive at this list, the publication considered a diverse criteria, including which cars are manufactured in America, have the most American parts, and support the most American factory jobs, a Cars.com press release says.

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While many people think of the historic Big 3 — Ford, General Motors and Chrysler — when they think of red-blooded American automakers, the reality is that foreign companies that have built factories stateside are employing our neighbors, friends and family.

According to the survey, not only did many people say they are in favor of supporting their neighbors by buying American vehicles, but 19% of respondents regarded it as unpatriotic to buy cars that were not American-made.

With that being said, let’s look at the best “Made in USA” cars and see if yours is on the list:

 Here are the cars U.S. citizens deem the most American

Rank

Make/Model

U.S. Assembly Plant Location(s)

1

Jeep Cherokee

Belvidere, Ill.

2

Honda Odyssey

Lincoln, Ala.

3

Honda Ridgeline

Lincoln, Ala.

4

Ford Taurus

Chicago

5

Chevrolet Volt

Detroit

6

Honda Pilot

Lincoln, Ala.

7

Acura MDX (excludes MDX Sport Hybrid)

East Liberty, Ohio

8

Ford Explorer

Chicago

9

Ford F-150

Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich.

10

Chevrolet Corvette

Bowling Green, Ky.

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Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who still reads paperback books and listens to vinyl. He likes to write about how technology is making things easier and more affordable — but also sometimes more dangerous — for the modern consumer. You can reach Craig at [email protected]
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