NEWS’s 2019 American-Made Index: Which Cars Are Built in the U.S.?’s 2019 American-Made Index highlights 15 top cars based on their degree of homegrown content in several areas, as well as the U.S. factory jobs they support. But the starting point for any car that might make it into the index is final assembly in the U.S.

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A study of Automotive News data in the 2018 AMI found vehicles assembled here accounted for 52.7 percent of U.S. auto sales at the time. Which models comprised the group for the 2019 model year? Excluding nameplates discontinued without a successor as of this writing, the list includes 118 nameplates from 14 automakers:

BMW Group


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles









Volkswagen Group

Wanxiang Group (Karma Automotive)

  • Karma Revero: Moreno Valley, Calif.

Zhejiang Geely (Volvo)

The list above excludes cars like the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt, and the Ford Taurus and related Police Interceptor sedan — all discontinued as of publication without a U.S.-built successor. It also excludes heavy-duty commercial vehicles (e.g., semitrucks). Note, too, that production for many of the above cars has transitioned to the 2020 model year as of publication, and new nameplates like the Jeep Gladiator and Kia Telluride have joined them. Stay tuned for next year’s American-Made Index to see how the class of 2020 stacks up.

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