Top 6 "Most American" SUVs and Crossovers for 2013


  • 2013 Ford Expedition - Front 3/4

    2013 Ford Expedition - Front 3/4

    2013 Ford Expedition. | June 18, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the six SUVs or 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 SUV/crossover 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 SUV 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 index is scored on a 100-point scale.

  1. 2013 Ford Expedition

    1. 2013 Ford Expedition

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 80
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

  2. 2013 Buick Enclave

    2. 2013 Buick Enclave (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 77
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 88.5

  3. 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

    2013 Chevrolet Traverse (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 77
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 88.5

  4. 2013 GMC Acadia

    2013 GMC Acadia (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 77
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 88.5

  5. 2013 Jeep Compass

    3. 2013 Jeep Compass (tie)

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

  6. 2013 Jeep Wrangler

    2013 Jeep Wrangler (four-door) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 72 (two-door model has 71 percent U.S. Canadian content.)
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Germany
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 86

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, 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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