american made index

The 2015 American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on June 28, 2015


Cars with at least 75 percent domestic content are becoming an endangered species, and for the first time in the American-Made Index's nine-year history, the list has fewer than 10 cars. The Toyota Camry took the top spot this year,… Read More

The 2015 American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on June 28, 2015

Cars with at least 75 percent domestic content are becoming an endangered species, and for the first time in the American-Made Index's nine-year history, the list has fewer than 10 cars. The Toyota Camry took the top spot this year,… Read More

2015 American-Made Index: Why Shoppers Care

By Kelsey Mays on June 28, 2015

As Cars.com releases its 2015 American-Made Index, a new Cars.com poll shows that loyalty to Detroit automakers is running stronger now than it did four years ago. In the survey, 28 percent of respondents said they would only consider American… Read More

Cars.com Releases the 2014 American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on June 30, 2014

Cars.com released its 2014 American-Made Index, which rates cars built and bought in the U.S. This year's group includes models from five automakers. They're built in seven states, from Texas to Ohio. Cars.com 2014 American-Made Index The AMI uses two… Read More

2014 American-Made Index: Fewest Cars Ever

By Kelsey Mays on June 30, 2014

A steady decline in cars with high domestic-parts content had us wondering when the American-Made Index would have fewer than 10 cars. This year, that nearly happened. For the 2014 model year, there are no "honorable mentions"; all 10 that… Read More

Honda Is a Net Exporter, Sort Of

By Kelsey Mays on January 27, 2014

You might have heard that Honda is a net U.S. exporter, sending more U.S.-built cars to international markets than it imports into the U.S. for sale. But don't take the news at face value. Here's why. The automaker, which includes… Read More

Auto Exports' Rise Continues

By Kelsey Mays on December 26, 2013

We've known that U.S. automotive exports are increasing, but now the Detroit News reports the country could export more cars than ever before this year. Auto exports could reach 2 million cars and trucks in 2013, up from around 1.8… Read More

American-Made Index: Fewer Cars Overall?

By Kelsey Mays on June 24, 2013

Cars.com's American-Made Index measures cars built and bought here, with high domestic-parts content as measured by Congress' 1992 American Automobile Labeling Act. But with each passing year, the number of qualifying models dwindles, and at some point soon, the AMI… Read More

American-Made Index: The Role of Exports

By Kelsey Mays on June 24, 2013

The American-Made Index uses sales as a stand-in for the number of assembly-line employees and suppliers. Those assembly-line workers are the largest single chunk of direct employment by an automaker in the U.S. The Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research says… Read More

Cars.com Releases the 2013 American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on June 24, 2013

It's time for Cars.com’s latest American-Made Index, which enters its eighth year for 2013. As before, the AMI looks at the assembly location for top-selling U.S. models. It also considers U.S.-assembled sales and the percentage of domestic parts in each… Read More

'American-Made' Quality Still Seen as Inferior

By Kelsey Mays on August 9, 2012

The Detroit Three build plenty of high-quality cars. Buick, Ford and Lincoln scored above average in the latest Vehicle Dependability Study from J.D. Power and Associates, and Cadillac ranked third in the study's rankings. J.D. Power's three-month Initial Quality Study had Cadillac,… Read More