American Made Index

Top 10 Most Popular Cars.com News Stories of 2016

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Dec 28 06:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016


CARS.COM — Nobody liked you, 2016! Seriously, we lost David Bowie and Prince and a seemingly endless procession of beloved figures (George Michael and Carrie Fisher in just the past few days). We all suffered through a viscerally divisive presidential… Read More

Top 10 Most Popular Cars.com News Stories of 2016

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Dec 28 06:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Nobody liked you, 2016! Seriously, we lost David Bowie and Prince and a seemingly endless procession of beloved figures (George Michael and Carrie Fisher in just the past few days). We all suffered through a viscerally divisive presidential… Read More

The 2016 Cars.com American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on Tue Jun 28 06:00:13 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The Toyota Camry topped the American-Made Index for the second consecutive year, while the No. 2 Honda Accord and No. 5 Honda Pilot returned to the index for the first time since 2012. Also back are five AMI… Read More

The 2015 American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on Sun Jun 28 22:59:21 GMT-06:00 2015

CARS.COM — 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… Read More

2015 American-Made Index: Why Shoppers Care

By Kelsey Mays on Sun Jun 28 22:59:00 GMT-06:00 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 Sun Jun 29 23:00:00 GMT-06:00 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 Sun Jun 29 23:00:00 GMT-06:00 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 Mon Jan 27 21:47:47 GMT-06:00 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 Thu Dec 26 05:52:14 GMT-06:00 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 Mon Jun 24 05:01:00 GMT-06:00 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 Mon Jun 24 05:01:00 GMT-06:00 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