Best American-made Cars


The list of American-made cars is a long one. There are plenty of them made by the most well-known American car manufacturers, of course, but there are others that you may not know are actually American-made cars. Some of the biggest foreign car manufacturing companies are so devoted to providing vehicles for Americans that they have built assembly plants here in the United States. They employ Americans and purchase American-made parts to produce their vehicles. So, which American-made cars are the best? Here is a short list of some of the best vehicles made in the United States.

1

Which American-made compact SUV is the best?

Believe it or not, it is the Honda CR-V. This compact SUV is made in Marysville, Ohio with 70% to 75% American-made parts. The CR-V is a five-passenger CUV that is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It is one of the most fuel-efficient CUV's available, with fuel-efficiency ratings of 25-28 mpg in the city and 31-34 mpg on the highway. The CR-V also has a total of 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room. A 2018 Honda CR-V costs about $25,000 to $35,000, depending on which trim you get.

2

What is the best American-made truck?

Ford F-150 takes the prize in this category. It is produced in either Kansas City, Missouri or Dearborn, Michigan and 70% of the parts used to build the truck are made right here in America. It is a three- to six-passenger truck, depending on which cab configuration you get. You can get it in two-wheel RWD or four-wheel drive, and it gets 15-19 mpg in the city and 21-26 mpg on the highway. Early 2017 models have fairly minimal hi-tech infotainment features, but Ford remedied that in models produced later in the year. The newer models have improved connectivity capabilities with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A 2018 F-150 costs between $27,000 and $60,500.

3

What is the best American-made economy car?

The Toyota Camry is the most popular, best-selling, American made economy car. It is produced in Kentucky, and 75% of the parts used are made in America. The Camry is a five-passenger, FWD, mid-size sedan that gets 21-24 mpg in the city and 30-33 mpg on the highway. It is available in ten different trim levels. Base MSRP ranges from $23,495 to $35,000, and Toyota is always running great specials on this little economy car. Toyota's Safety Sense P active safety system is standard on all trim levels. It includes a Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detect, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Infotainment equipment includes Toyota's Entune audio system. Depending on which trim you get, the system includes a USB 2.-0 port with iOS connectivity, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, HD Radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Higher trims come with Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging capability.

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4

Which American-made luxury sports car is the best?

The Chevrolet Corvette is the best luxury sports car made in America. It is built at the GM assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Over 60% of Corvette parts are made in America or Canada. The Corvette is a two-passenger, rear-wheel-drive sports car that gets 13-16 mpg in the city and 22-26 mpg on the highway. It is a powerful sports car and a great car for everyday driving. Depending on which trim you get, the Corvette has a 455-hp to 650-hp V8 engine. Its precision handling capabilities and suspension upgrades give the driver a comfortable, responsive driving experience. A new Chevy Corvette costs between $55,000 and $85,000.

5

What is the best American-made large, luxury car?

The Cadillac CTS is the best large luxury car made in America. It offers sporty, responsive handling, a smooth ride, plenty of power and luxurious comfort. It is built in Lansing, Michigan and 54% of the parts used to build it are made in the United States. The CTS is a five-passenger luxury sedan that comes in either RWD or AWD and gets 14-22 mpg in the city and 21-30 mpg on the highway. Cadillac equips the CTS with their CUE infotainment system, which includes a Wi-Fi hotspot, an 8" touchscreen and the latest connectivity options. It is also loaded with the latest hi-tech, active-assist safety features. A 2018 CTS costs around $46,000 to $72,000.

6

What is the best fuel-efficient, American-made, large luxury car?

The Tesla Model S is one of the best luxury cars made in the United States. Tesla builds its vehicles in an old GM/Toyota building in Fremont, California. The Model S is a five-passenger, large, luxurious, electric-powered car that is available with either RWD or AWD. The Model S can go up to 335 miles on one charge. It gets around 100 mpg-e, which makes it one of the most fuel-efficient American-made cars. Tesla equips the Model S with all of the latest hi-tech safety and infotainment features. A new Tesla Model S costs anywhere from $68,000 to $250,000, depending on which trim you go with.

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