Top 15 "Most American" SUVs and Crossovers for 2015 | Edmunds

Top 15 "Most American" SUVs and Crossovers for 2015


To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled a list showing the 15 SUVs and crossovers with the highest percentage of U.S./Canadian content. (The list is longer than the usual because of several ties.) 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 sedan is its score from the 2015 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. 2015 Buick Enclave

    1. 2015 Buick Enclave (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87.5

  2. 2015 Chevrolet Traverse

    2015 Chevrolet Traverse (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87.5

  3. 2015 GMC Acadia

    2015 GMC Acadia (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87.5

  4. 2015 Jeep Cherokee

    2. 2015 Jeep Cherokee

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 71
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Italy
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 79.5

  5. 2015  Acura RDX

    3. 2015 Acura RDX (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

  6. 2015 Honda CR-V

    2015 Honda CR-V (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S., Canada, Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan, U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

  7. 2015 Honda Pilot

    2015 Honda Pilot (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

  8. 2015 Jeep Wrangler

    2015 Jeep Wrangler (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Italy (diesel)
    Transmission Source: U.S., Germany
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 79

  9. 2015 Ford Edge

    4. 2015 Ford Edge (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: Germany, U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 68

  10. 2015 Ford Expedition

    2015 Ford Expedition (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 82.5

  11. 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

    2015 Chevrolet Equinox (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: Canada, U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S., Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S., Canada, Mexico
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 82.5

  12. 2015 GMC Terrain

    2015 GMC Terrain (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S., Canada
    Transmission Source: U.S., Canada, Mexico
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 65.5

  13. 2015 Jeep Compass

    2015 Jeep Compass (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S., Mexico, Japan, South Korea
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76.5

  14. 2015 Jeep Patriot

    2015 Jeep Patriot (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S., Mexico, Japan, South Korea
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76.5

  15. 2015 Lincoln MKC

    2015 Lincoln MKC (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 65
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Spain
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 68.5

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, minivans, 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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