american made index

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

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

American-Made Index: Odds and Ends

By Kelsey Mays  on July 1, 2012

Compiling the American-Made Index always brings its share of interesting tidbits, and this year had no shortage. Here are a few: For 2012, the highest domestic parts content for a single vehicle comes in the Toyota Matrix hatchback. According to… Read More

American-Made Index: Which Automakers Affect the Most U.S. Workers?

By Kelsey Mays  on July 1, 2012

Cars.com's American-Made Index gauges how American a car is on a model-by-model basis, but there are lots of other ways to determine just how American a car is. If you look at raw employment figures, Detroit automakers have a larger… Read More