Top 3 "Most American" Convertibles for 2015 | Edmunds

Top 3 "Most American" Convertibles for 2015


To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the three convertibles 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). (The list is short because most of the convertibles on the market are made up of mostly foreign content and are built outside of the U.S./Canada.)

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, 2 or 5, the car was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each convertible 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 Chevrolet Corvette

    1. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette

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

  2. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

    2. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

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

  3. 2015 Ford Mustang

    3. 2015 Ford Mustang

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 60
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: Spain, U.S., Canada, Germany
    Transmission Source: U.S. (automatic), China and Mexico (manual)
    2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 77.5

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