Top 6 "Most American" Wagons for 2013


  • 2013 Cadillac CTS - Front 3/4

    2013 Cadillac CTS - Front 3/4

    2013 Cadillac CTS. | June 18, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the six wagons 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 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 wagon 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 Cadillac CTS Wagon

    1. 2013 Cadillac CTS Wagon (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. and France
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 82.5

  2. 2013 Toyota Venza

    2013 Toyota Venza (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan and U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 66.5

  3. 2013 Ford Flex

    2. 2013 Ford Flex (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 60
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 63

  4. 2013 Lincoln MKT

    2013 Lincoln MKT (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 60
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S. and Spain
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Spain
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 63

  5. 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

    3. 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 40
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Mexico
    Transmission Source: Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 49

  6. 2013 Subaru Outback

    2013 Subaru Outback (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 40
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Japan
    Transmission Source: Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 40

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, SUVs and crossovers, trucks and vans and minivans. 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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