Chevrolet Tops List of Cars ‘Made in America’
Chevy Traverse, Corvette, and Colorado nab top spots on Auto Index list.
Ford, FCA, and Chevrolet all proudly claim their vehicles are built in the United States. But in this year’s 2017 Made in America Auto Index, which was compiled by professor Frank DuBois of the American University Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C., Chevrolet ranked at the top of the list and had the most vehicles within the top 10, as well.
As the Made in America Auto Index reveals, the Chevrolet Traverse ranked at number one of the list with a score of 85.5 percent total domestic content. The Traverse shared the top spot with the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, two more of General Motors’ SUVs. The Chevrolet Corvette, with the automatic transmission, came in third place with a score of 82 percent total domestic content.
The Chevy Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Cab came in seventh place on the list, along with the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans, with a total domestic content score of 80.
Both Chevrolet and Ford had four vehicles make the top ten, while Jeep had two entries – if you don’t count the fact that the Wrangler tied with itself – with the Wrangler Rubicon and Cherokee. If you count all of the vehicle’s from GM’s stable, which includes Cadillac, GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet, the automaker walked away from the competition with eight vehicles in the top 10.
Kogod School of Business’ Made in America Auto Index uses seven points – profit margin, labor, research and development, engine, transmission, inventory, along with body, chassis, and electrical components – to score each vehicle. Automakers that utilize U.S.-based manufacturers, as well as American powertrains receive a higher score.
Clearly, if you want to buy an American car, Chevrolet’s the way to go. Those wanting to see the complete list can head over to American University’s website.