CARS.COM — For 2017, Cars.com has revamped its long-standing American-Made Index for the first time in the index’s 11-year history to really consider the domestic impact of a single buyer purchasing one model versus another.
The latest AMI looks at five factors: assembly location, domestic content, engine sourcing, transmission sourcing and U.S. manufacturing jobs supported per vehicle. Cars.com analyzed more than 120 light-duty passenger vehicles built in the U.S. to arrive at the top 10. Here they are:
The change in methodology means you can’t compare the current results to past AMIs, and there’s still no easy way to determine what makes an American car. Many factors exist, and no single one offers a complete answer. But our revamped index is more comprehensive than ever — and it gives consumers a better bearing on the economic impact of their purchase.