Top 7 "Most American" Coupes for 2013


  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro - Front 3/4

    2013 Chevrolet Camaro - Front 3/4

    2013 Chevrolet Camaro. | June 18, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled a list showing the seven coupes 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 car, there's 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 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 coupe 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 Chevrolet Camaro

    1. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 71
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S. and Canada
    Transmission Source: Japan and Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 68.5

  2. 2013 Ford Mustang

    2. 2013 Ford Mustang (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S. and Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S. (automatic), Mexico and China (manual)
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 85

  3. 2013 Chevrolet Corvette

    2013 Chevrolet Corvette (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 85

  4. 2013 Dodge Challenger

    3. 2013 Dodge Challenger

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 67
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Germany
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 52.5

  5. 2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe

    4. 2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe (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

  6. 2013 Honda Accord

    2013 Honda Accord (tie)

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

  7. 2013 Honda Civic

    2013 Honda Civic (tie)

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

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