Top 5 "Most American" Hatchbacks for 2014


  • 2014 Honda Crosstour

    2014 Honda Crosstour

    2014 Honda Crosstour. | April 30, 2014

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled a list showing the five hatchbacks 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 hatchback 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 Honda Crosstour

    1. 2014 Honda Crosstour

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 78.5

  2. 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

    2. 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 50
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Hungary, Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Austria
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 75

  3. 2014 Chevrolet Volt

    3. 2014 Chevrolet Volt (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 45
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 66.5

  4. 2014 Ford Focus

    2014 Ford Focus (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 45
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Spain
    Transmission Source: Mexico, U.S. Germany
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 66.5

  5. 2014 Nissan Leaf

    4. 2014 Nissan Leaf

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 35
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Japan
    Transmission Source: Japan
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 37.5

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