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Top 13 "Most American" SUVs and Crossovers for 2014


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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled a list showing the 13 SUVs and crossovers  with the highest percentage of U.S./Canadian content. Our rankings are based on information reported by carmakers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA).

In addition to showing the percentage of domestic content, there's also information regarding the country in which the car was assembled, the source of its engine and the source of its transmission. The AALA reports information for car lines, and some manufacturers do not split out specific models in their reporting. For that reason, the source of the transmission and engine may vary, depending on the car's configuration. For more detail, consult the full AALA list.

For a quick confirmation of where a car was finally assembled, look at the first digit of the car's vehicle identification number (VIN). If it's a 1, 2 or 5, the car was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each SUV or crossover is its score from the 2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index, which looks not only at parts and assembly information but also at such factors as where a model's research and development took place, where a carmaker made capital investments and where the profits from the vehicle go. The Kogod index is scored on a 100-point scale.

  1. 2014 Jeep Wrangler

    1. 2014 Jeep Wrangler (four-door)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 73 (two-door model has 72 U.S./Canadian content)
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Germany
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 80.5 (four-door), 80 (two-door)

  2. 2014  Buick Enclave

    2. 2014 Buick Enclave (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 72
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 86

  3. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

    2014 Chevrolet Traverse (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 72
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 86

  4. 2014  GMC Acadia

    2014 GMC Acadia (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 72
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 86

  5. 2014 Jeep  Cherokee

    3. 2014 Jeep Cherokee (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 79

  6. 2014 Ford Edge

    2014 Ford Edge (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 68

  7. 2014 Ford Expedition

    2014 Ford Expedition (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 71

  8. 2014  Lincoln MKX

    2014 Lincoln MKX (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 63

  9. 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

    2014 Chevrolet Equinox (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: Canada, U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S., Canada
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 63

  10. 2014 Chrysler  Town & Country

    3. 2014 Chrysler Town & Country (minivan) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: Canada, U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S., Canada
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 85

  11. 2014  Acura RDX

    2014 Acura RDX (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. (two-wheel drive), Japan (AWD)
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76 (two-wheel drive), 69 (AWD)

  12. 2014  Honda CR-V

    2014 Honda CR-V (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S., Canada, Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan, U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

  13. 2014 Honda Pilot

    2014 Honda Pilot (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

Also, be sure to check out the other lists for the vehicles with the highest percentage of U.S./Canadian content: convertibles, coupes, hatchbacks, sedans, vans and minivans, trucks and wagons. Finally, "Foreign Cars Made in America: Where Does the Money Go?" explains the impact of foreign carmakers' U.S. production activities on the U.S. economy.

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