The definition of “Made in America” has blurred ever since foreign-owned manufacturers started producing vehicles on U.S. shores. And since some American branded vehicles have been imported from other countries.
Take the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for example. As Consumer Reports points out, many Silverados are built in Silao, Mexico, while others were assembled in Indiana and Michigan. Meanwhile, the Toyota Tundra is assembled exclusively in Texas. So, which is “more American?” The Mexican-made Chevrolet or the Texas-built Toyota?
Those types of scenarios are part of the reason why many of us here at GM Authority (probably not all) take issue when people slam others for driving Japanese, or Korean or European built vehicles. Modern vehicles are built with parts sourced from around the world and not one vehicle can claim to be entirely built entirely in one country.
“You’re never going to get a car made 100 percent in one country anymore,” Eric Fedewa, a supply-chain expert, told Consumer Reports. “What you’ll typically see instead is larger components made near the point of sale, to save shipping costs, while small components like electric motors and actuators will be brought in from anywhere.”
However, we are proud to say that GM still tops the list for the largest portion of domestic-manufactured components (as defined by the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA)).
In fact, GM vehicles take the top five spots in the list, and three-quarters of their parts come from the U-S-of-A.
Without further adiu, the top ten 2015 models with the most American parts:
1) 2015 Buick Enclave 75%
2) 2015 Cadillac CTS coupe 75% (Must be a mistake by CC, as the coupe was discontinued in 2014)
3) 2015 Chevrolet Corvette 75%
4) 2015 Chevrolet Traverse 75%
5) 2015 GMC Acadia 75%
6) 2015 Honda Odyssey 75%
7) 2015 Toyota Camry 75%
8) 2015 Toyota Sienna 75%
9) 2015 Dodge Viper 71%
10) 2015 Jeep Cherokee 71%