Top 5 "Most American" Hatchbacks for 2013


  • 2013 Honda Crosstour - Front 3/4

    2013 Honda Crosstour - Front 3/4

    2013 Honda Crosstour. | June 18, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the five hatchbacks with the highest percentage of U.S. and 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 that figure for each vehicle, there's information regarding the country in which it 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 details, consult the full AALA list. For a quick confirmation of where the car was finally assembled, look at the first digit of the car's vehicle identification number (VIN). If it's a 1, 4 or 5, the car was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each hatchback is its score from the 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 Made in America Auto Index is scored on a 100-point scale.

  1. 2013 Honda Crosstour

    1. 2013 Honda Crosstour

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: Not rated

  2. 2013 Acura ZDX

    2. 2013 Acura ZDX (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 47.5

  3. 2013 Toyota Matrix

    2013 Toyota Matrix (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U. S. and Japan
    Transmission Source: Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 47.5

  4. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

    3. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 50
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Austria
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 75

  5. 2013 Chevrolet Volt

    4. 2013 Chevrolet Volt

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 45
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 65.5

Also, be sure to check out the other lists for the vehicles with the highest percentage of U.S./Canadian content: convertibles, coupes, sedans, SUVs and crossovers, trucks, vans and minivans 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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