For many car buyers, where the vehicle was assembled is a pretty big factor. That’s why studies, such as the latest from the Kogod School of Business at American University in D.C., really do mean something. If anything, it’s interesting to see how manufacturers stack up.
This year, though, General Motors pulled a 1-2-3 finish. Well, sort of.
The Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia round out first, second and third place in that order. Though, technically, they are each tied for first place since they each earned the same score. In second place is the Ford F-150, followed by the C7 Corvette.
The study looks at profit margin, labor, research and development, inventories, engine, transmission and body components to create its metrics to score which cars are most American. The Traverse, Enclave and Acadia were also the top three last year as well. 85.5 percent of each vehicle is built with domestic content.