If you’re looking to buy the most American-made car you can, start searching for a GMC Acadia, a Buick Enclave or a Chevrolet Traverse. Those SUV triplets topped the Made in America list from American University in Washington, D.C. The list ranks vehicles by the percentage of American-made components inside each one.
So exactly what percentage of American-made parts are inside the Acadia, the Traverse and the Enclave? An impressive 90 percent, which is higher than any other car on the market. Coming in a close second is the Ford F-150 with 85 percent, followed by the Chevrolet Corvette at 83 percent. Fourth place is a massive tie between eight vehicles — the Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Tahoe, Suburban and Malibu along with the Cadillac Escalade, the GMC Yukon and the Buick LaCrosse. Fifth place might be a surprise: It’s the Honda Accord.
Yes, that’s right: The Accord is one of the most American-made cars on sale today, with an impressive 81 percent of its components manufactured in the United States. In securing its place on the list, it beats out every single Chrysler product, along with every Ford except for the F-150 pickup.
Although the Accord was the only imported car near the top of the university’s American-made list, other domestic models near the top include the Jeep Wrangler (with 80.5 percent of parts made in the U.S.), the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon and the new Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan. The next-closest imported cars on the list were the Honda Pilot and Odyssey and the Toyota Camry and Sienna, all of which tied for eighth place, with 78.5 percent of parts coming from American sources.