Jeep, Honda Sit Atop 2019 American-Made Index
June 26, 2019—The American-Made Index, created by Cars.com, ranks vehicles based on the location of assembly, parts sourcing and domestic labor to put it all together.
The website reported that for 2019, not much changed over the previous year. The Jeep Cherokee, assembled in Belvidere, Ill., took the no. 1 spot. It's followed by three different Honda models— Odyssey, Ridgeline and Passport. The Chevrolet Corvette rounds out the top five.
In fact, Honda and Acura make up six of the top 10 models on the AMI.
Four vehicles dropped out of the top 10 this year, according to Cars.com. They are all Ford models: Explorer, F-150, Taurus and Volt. The latter two were disqualified because the company discontinued them.
Cars.com noted that trade policy disruptions haven't really affected the rankings yet. While Chinese steel and aluminum came under new tariffs recently, things remain relatively the same closer to home. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement hasn't yet been ratified.
Cars.com's American-Made Index
Top 15 models (assembly location)
- Jeep Cherokee (Belvidere, Illinois)
- Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, Alabama)
- Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, Alabama)
- Honda Passport (Lincoln, Alabama)
- Chevrolet Corvette (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
- Acura MDX (East Liberty, Ohio)
- Honda Pilot (Lincoln, Alabama)
- Chevrolet Colorado (Wentzville, Missouri)
- GMC Canyon (Wentzville, Missouri)
- Acura RDX (East Libery, Ohio)
- Chevrolet Camaro (Lansing, Michigan)
- Toyota Avalon (Georgetown, Kentucky)
- Ford F-150 (Claycomo, Missouri and Dearborn, Michigan)
- Honda Accord (Marysville, Ohio)
- Toyota Tundra (San Antonio, Texas)
Information for 2019 models / Source