Top 5 "Most American" Sedans for 2013


  • 2013 Toyota Avalon - Front 3/4

    2013 Toyota Avalon - Front 3/4

    2013 Toyota Avalon. | June 18, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the five sedans 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 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 details, 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, 4 or 5, the car was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each sedan is its score from the Kogod Made in America Auto Index, which looks at not only parts and assembly information but also 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. 2013 Toyota Avalon

    1. 2013 Toyota Avalon (non-hybrid)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 80
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 81

  2. 2013 Chevrolet Impala

    2. 2013 Chevrolet Impala (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 56.5

  3. 2013 Dodge Avenger

    2013 Dodge Avenger (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87.5

  4. 2013 Toyota Camry

    2013 Toyota Camry (non-hybrid) (tie)

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

  5. 2013 Chrysler 200

    3. 2013 Chrysler 200

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 73
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87

Also, be sure to check out the other lists for the vehicles with the highest percentage of U.S. and Canadian content: convertibles, coupes, hatchbacks, 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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