The definitive list from American University is back.
It’s June! That means it’s time for a look at the most American-made cars. Don’t worry: The good people at American University’s Kogod School of Business have prepared their annual list that does just that.
The 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index looks at 338 models of cars and light trucks, and measures each on a scale of 1 to 100. You can dig down into how each vehicle’s scores are compiled – a vehicle will get six points if it’s assembled in the United States, for instance, and no points if it’s not – and lo and behold: All of the most American-made models came from U.S.-based companies like General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) US.
Frank DuBois, the AU professor who first developed the list and its criteria, told Boston.com:
After a house, a car is the largest purchase decision you’re going to make. If you believe country of origin is a critical part of the decision, this index provides you more information than what you’ll see on a sticker at a dealership.
An interesting note: The average score for the industry in this list was only a 28 out of 100. But when you separate them out, the average score for FCA US, Ford, and GM models was 61 – while their competitors compiled an average of 16.
American car companies, it seems, really do produce a more American-made vehicle. Check out the whole list here.