The Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee have come out on top of the 2017 American-Made Index from Cars.com. 

For 2017 the publication changed the parameters of the index slightly to de-emphasize overall sales. Instead, the index reflects the economic impact that buying a certain vehicle will have on the U.S. economy. Domestic-parts content, U.S. sourcing of engines and transmissions and the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs are all factored in.

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For 2017, the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee come in the first and second spots on the list respectively. The Wrangler has a domestic parts content of 74 percent (75 percent for the Wrangler Unlimited), is built in Toledo, Ohio and the engines and transmissions used all come from the U.S. As for the Cherokee, it is now built in Belvidere, Illinois, it has 70 percent domestic parts content and its engines and transmissions are also built in the U.S.

The Honda Ridgeline makes the list in the fourth spot, one of four Honda models on the list. The Ford F-150 and Expedition also made it in the sixth and seventh spots respectively.

Here’s the full top ten along with where each vehicle is built:

  1. Jeep Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited (Toledo, Ohio)
  2. Jeep Cherokee (Toledo, Ohio and Belvidere, Ill.)
  3. Ford Taurus (Chicago)
  4. Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, Ala.)
  5. Acura RDX (East Liberty, Ohio)
  6. Ford F-150 (Dearborn, Mich., and Claycomo, Mo.)
  7. Ford Expedition (Louisville, Ky.)
  8. GMC Acadia (Spring Hill, Tenn.)
  9. Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, Ala.)
  10. Honda Pilot (Lincoln, Ala.)

[Source: Cars.com]




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