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Top 10 most American-made cars for sale on Labor Day

Here's a list of the new vehicles with the most American content made for the 2018 model year.


Labor Day, that holiday celebrating the American worker, is upon us. While most folks are having one last summer barbecue, you might just be in the market for a new car, truck or SUV.  And what better way to celebrate American labor than to buy a new vehicle?

The good folks over at have put together their annual American Made Index. By taking into consideration engine and transmission sourcing, factory location and employment and domestic-parts content, has compiled a list of what it says are the "most American-made" vehicles for the 2018 model year.

Here are their findings:





Jeep Cherokee

Belvidere, Illinois


Honda Odyssey

Lincoln, Alabama


Honda Ridgeline

Lincoln, Alabama


Ford Taurus

Chicago, Illinois


Chevrolet Volt

Detroit, Michigan


Honda Pilot

Lincoln, Alabama


Acura MDX (non-Sport Hybrid)

East Liberty, Ohio


Ford Explorer

Chicago, Illinois


Ford F-150

Claycomo, Missouri and Dearborn, Michigan


Chevrolet Corvette

Bowling Green, Kentucky

" analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles to arrive at the top 10. We looked at which cars are manufactured in America, have the most American parts, and support the most American factory jobs," said Joe Wiesenfelder,'s executive editor.

It's important to note that for the purposes of's findings, "American made" does not necessarily mean that these vehicles come from an American brand. While Jeep is thought of as quintessentially American, these days, it's a division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned company headquartered in the Netherlands and London. Meanwhile, Honda and Acura are both Japanese brands.

A recent survey conducted by found that 19 percent of respondents think it's unpatriotic to buy cars not made in America, while 28 percent would only consider buying an American-made vehicle. Further, a robust 82 percent of respondents think that buying an American-made vehicle helps create US jobs.