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Made in America Auto Index — 2017 Research by Frank DuBois

What percentage of your vehicle's value contributes to the overall well-being of the U.S. economy and why does this information matter to you?

Kogod's 2017 Made in America Auto Index seeks to answer these questions by evaluating the domestic content of vehicles sold in the US. The index takes into account other aspects of vehicle manufacturing that are not accounted for in other measures.

Seven criteria are considered, including profit margin, labor, and research and development location, among others.

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2017 Auto Index Results
Rank OEM Make Model AALA USHQ TDC
1 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Traverse 71% 1 85.5
1 General Motors LLC Buick Enclave 71% 1 85.5
1 General Motors LLC GMC Acadia 71% 1 85.5
2 Ford Motor Company Ford F150 70% 1 85
3 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Corvette (Auto trans) 64% 1 82
4 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 75% 0.5 81.5
4 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Big Bear 4X4 75% 0.5 81.5
4 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Wrangler Limited Sport 4X4 75% 0.5 81.5
5 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Wrangler Sport 4X4 74% 0.5 81
5 Ford Motor Company Ford Expedition 62% 1 81
6 Ford Motor Company Lincoln Navigator 61% 1 80.5
6 Ford Motor Company Ford Taurus 61% 1 80.5
7 General Motors LLC Cadillac ATS Sedan AWD 60% 1 80
7 General Motors LLC Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD 60% 1 80
7 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Cab 60% 1 80
8 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Cherokee 70% 0.5 79
9 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda CR-V (US) 5DR AWD LX 75% 0 78.5
9 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Ridgeline 75% 0 78.5
9 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Pilot 75% 0 78.5
9 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura RDX AWD/2WD 75% 0 78.5
9 Kia Motors Kia Optima (2.0 liter) 75% 0 78.5
9 Toyota Toyota Camry 75% 0 78.5
10 Ford Motor Company Ford Explorer 56% 1 78
10 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Malibu LTD Hybrid 56% 1 78
11 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Durango R/T AWD 66% 0.5 77
11 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chrysler 200 66% 0.5 77
11 General Motors LLC Cadillac ATS 54% 1 77
11 General Motors LLC Cadillac CTS 54% 1 77
11 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Camaro 54% 1 77
12 Ford Motor Company Ford Mustang 52% 1 76
12 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda CR-V (US) FWD 70% 0 76
12 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Odyssey 70% 0 76
12 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura MDX 70% 0 76
12 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Accord 4DR Sport SE 70% 0 76
12 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Accord 4DR Sport 70% 0 76
12 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Civic 1.5T 4D EX-L 70% 0 76
12 Toyota Toyota Avalon 70% 0 76
13 General Motors LLC Cadillac XT5 65% 1 75.5
13 General Motors LLC Cadillac CT6 Premium AWD/RWD 51% 1 75.5
14 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Durango 62% 0.5 75
14 Ford Motor Company Lincoln Continental 50% 1 75
14 General Motors LLC Buick Verano 64% 1 75
14 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Corvette (manual trans) 64% 1 75
14 Tesla Tesla Model S 50% 1 75
14 Tesla Tesla Model X 50% 1 75
15 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Compass 61% 0.5 74.5
15 General Motors LLC Cadillac Escalade 49% 1 74.5
15 General Motors LLC GMC Yukon, Yukon EXT 49% 1 74.5
15 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban 2WD models 49% 1 74.5
16 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Patriot 60% 0.5 74
16 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Grand Cherokee 60% 0.5 74
16 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Viper 74% 0.5 74
17 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura TLX 65% 0 73.5
17 Toyota Toyota Tundra 65% 0 73.5
17 Toyota Toyota Sequoia 65% 0 73.5
18 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Ram 1500 56% 0.5 72
18 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Cruze 4DR Sedan LT Auto 44% 1 72
19 General Motors LLC Buick LaCrosse 56% 1 71
19 Toyota Toyota Highlander 60% 0 71
19 General Motors LLC Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WD 42% 1 71
19 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban 4WD Models 42% 1 71
20 Daimler Mercedes Benz C-Class (US, US Engine) 72% 0 70
21 Kia Motors Kia Optima (2.0 liter turbo) 54% 0 68
21 Kia Motors Kia Optima (2.4 liter GDI) 54% 0 68
22 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Dart 59% 0.5 66.5
22 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Dart SXT 59% 0.5 66.5
22 Kia Motors Kia Sorento (2.0L, 2.4L) FWD 51% 0 66.5
22 Kia Motors Kia Sorento LX (2.4L) AWD 51% 0 66.5
22 Toyota Toyota Corolla 65% 0 66.5
22 Toyota Toyota Sienna 65% 0 66.5
23 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Impala 60% 1 66
23 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71 (Diesel) 60% 1 66
24 Ford Motor Company Ford Flex 65% 1 65.5
25 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Malibu LS 56% 1 64
26 Ford Motor Company Ford Escape 55% 1 63.5
26 Ford Motor Company Lincoln MKC 55% 1 63.5
27 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chrysler Town and Country 72% 0.5 63
27 Ford Motor Company Lincoln MKX 60% 1 63
27 Ford Motor Company Ford Focus 40% 1 63
27 General Motors LLC Buick Regal 60% 1 63
28 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Grand Caravan 70% 0.5 62
29 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura ILX 55% 0 61.5
29 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Altima 4CYL & 6CYL 55% 0 61.5
29 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Murano - 4CY & 6CYL 55% 0 61.5
29 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Murano HEV - 4CY & 6CYL 55% 0 61.5
29 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Pathfinder - 4CYL & 6CYL 55% 0 61.5
29 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Pathfinder HEV - 4CYL & 6CYL 55% 0 61.5
30 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Durango GT AWD 62% 0.5 61
30 Ford Motor Company Ford Edge 56% 1 61
30 Ford Motor Company Lincoln MKT 56% 1 61
30 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Volt 50% 1 61
30 Toyota Lexus ES350 40% 0 61
31 Daimler Mercedes Benz C-Class (US, German engine) 80% 0 60
31 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 60% 0.5 60
31 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Equinox 62% 1 60
32 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda CR-V (CAN) 5DR AWD SE 75% 0 59.5
33 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Charger SE AWD 64% 0.5 59
33 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Frontier 6CYL 50% 0 59
33 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Maxima 50% 0 59
33 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Titan 50% 0 59
34 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chrysler 300 63% 0.5 58.5
34 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Charger 63% 0.5 58.5
34 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Challenger SXT 63% 0.5 58.5
34 Ford Motor Company Ford CMAX 45% 1 58.5
35 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Ram Rebel 56% 0.5 58
36 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Challenger 60% 0.5 57
36 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda CR-V (CAN) FWD 70% 0 57
37 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Sonic 55% 1 56.5
38 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Silverado 38% 1 55
38 General Motors LLC GMC Sierra 38% 1 55
39 Daimler Mercedes Benz GLE-Class 65% 0 52.5
39 Toyota Toyota Tacoma 65% 0 52.5
40 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 63% 0.5 51.5
41 Daimler Mercedes Benz GLS-Class 60% 0 50
41 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Civic 2.0L 4D LX 70% 0 50
41 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Civic 2.0L LX-P 70% 0 50
42 Kia Motors Kia Sorento EX (3.3L) AWD 45% 0 49.5
43 General Motors LLC Cadillac XTS 60% 1 49
44 Ford Motor Company Ford Fusion 25% 1 48.5
45 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti QX 60 (4cyl & 6cyl) 50% 0 45
45 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti QX 60 HEV (4cyl & 6cyl) 50% 0 45
45 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Frontier 4CYL 50% 0 45
45 Toyota Lexus RX350 50% 0 45
46 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chrysler Pacifica 62% 0.5 44
46 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Ram Promaster City 34% 0.5 44
46 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Rogue (US Assembly) 20% 0 44
47 General Motors LLC GMC Terrain 62% 1 43
48 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Bolt 27% 1 42.5
48 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura NSX AWD 45% 0 42.5
48 Subaru Subaru Legacy 45% 0 42.5
48 Subaru Subaru Outback 45% 0 42.5
49 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 500 X Pop AWD 29% 0.5 41.5
49 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (US) 51% 0 41.5
50 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Cruze 4DR Sedan Premier 44% 1 41
50 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LT Auto 44% 1 41
51 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge Journey 27% 0.5 40.5
51 General Motors LLC Cadillac CT6 PHEV 43% 1 40.5
52 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Leaf 40% 0 40
52 Subaru Subaru Impreza 40% 0 40
52 Toyota Toyota Camry Hybrid 40% 0 40
52 Toyota Toyota Avalon Hybrid 40% 0 40
52 Toyota Toyota Highlander Hybrid 40% 0 40
53 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Trax (Mexico) 55% 1 39.5
53 Toyota Toyota Rav4 35% 0 39.5
54 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Renegade 22% 0.5 38
55 BMW AG BMW X5 M 35% 0 37.5
55 BMW AG BMW X5 X Drive 35i 35% 0 37.5
55 BMW AG BMW X5 X Drive 40e 35% 0 37.5
55 BMW AG BMW X6 M 35% 0 37.5
55 BMW AG BMW X6 X-Drive 35i 35% 0 37.5
55 BMW AG BMW X6 S Drive 35i 35% 0 37.5
56 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Accord Hybrid 70% 0 36
57 BMW AG BMW X3 X Drive 28i 30% 0 35
57 BMW AG BMW X4 M40i 30% 0 35
57 BMW AG BMW X4 X Drive 28i 30% 0 35
57 BMW AG BMW X5 S Drive 35i 30% 0 35
57 Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat (1.8 liter gas) 30% 0 35
57 Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat (3.6 liter gas) 30% 0 35
57 Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat R 30% 0 35
58 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Santa Fe 47% 0 32.5
59 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Sonata 46% 0 32
60 Ford Motor Company Lincoln MKZ 25% 1 31.5
61 Ford Motor Company Ford GT 10% 1 31
62 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Rogue HEV 20% 0 30
63 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 500 19% 0.5 29.5
63 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback 19% 0.5 29.5
63 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback 19% 0.5 29.5
64 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep Jeep C - CUV 27% 0.5 26.5
65 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Elantra USA 28% 0 23
65 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Elantra Limited/SE Pop 28% 0 23
66 General Motors LLC Chevrolet City Express 20% 1 22
67 Daimler Mercedes Benz Metris Cargo Van 1% 0 20.5
67 General Motors LLC Buick Encore 5% 1 20.5
68 Ford Motor Company Ford Focus RS 15% 1 19.5
69 Toyota Lexus RX450h 35% 0 18.5
70 Ford Motor Company Ford Transit Connect 10% 1 17
71 Ford Motor Company Ford Fiesta 7% 1 15.5
72 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Trax (Korea) 5% 1 14.5
73 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 500 E 16% 0.5 14
74 General Motors LLC Buick Envision 2% 1 13
74 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Spark 2% 1 13
75 General Motors LLC Chevrolet Captiva 1% 1 12.5
75 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Land Rover Discovery Sport 9% 0 12.5
75 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 9% 0 12.5
76 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Land Rover Range Rover Sport 7% 0 11.5
77 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura RLX 20% 0 11
77 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Fit 20% 0 11
77 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda HR-V 5DR AWD EX-L NAVI 20% 0 11
77 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan NV200 Cargo 20% 0 11
77 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Rogue (Japan) 20% 0 11
78 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Civic 5DR (UK) 15% 0 8.5
78 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Civic Hatch (UK) EX 15% 0 8.5
78 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 15% 0 8.5
78 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Sentra 15% 0 8.5
78 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Versa Note 15% 0 8.5
78 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Versa Sedan 15% 0 8.5
79 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Pace S 12% 0 7
79 Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 12% 0 7
80 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta 11% 0 6.5
80 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta GLI 11% 0 6.5
81 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 500 L Lounge 0% 0.5 6
81 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 10% 0 6
81 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda Mazda3 (Mex) 10% 0 6
81 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda Mazda3 (Japan) 10% 0 6
81 Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle 10% 0 6
82 Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle Dune 9% 0 5.5
83 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf (2.0 Liter) 8% 0 5
83 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 8% 0 5
83 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf TSI 8% 0 5
83 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta 8% 0 5
84 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar XJ Portfolio - RWD 7% 0 4.5
84 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar XJ Portfolio Supercharged - LWB 7% 0 4.5
84 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar XJ Portfolio Supercharged - SWB 7% 0 4.5
84 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf (1.8 liter) 7% 0 4.5
84 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTI 7% 0 4.5
84 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion 7% 0 4.5
85 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat 124 Spider (Mazda built) 0% 0.5 4
85 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar XJ Portfolio - AWD 6% 0 4
86 BMW AG BMW X1 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 2 Series (2016: Coupe/Conv) 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 228i/230i X Drive Conv/Coupe 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 3 Series 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 320i 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 4 Series (2016: Coupe/Conv) 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 428i Gran Coupe (2016: 4 Series Gran Coupe) 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 5 Series 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 5 Series Gran Turism 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 6 Series Coupe/Convertible 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 7 Series Sedan 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW 750i 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW i3 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW i8 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW X1 X Drive 28i SULEV 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG BMW X1 sDrive 28i 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Mini Clubman 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Mini Cooper (all models) 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Rolls Royce Ghost 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Rolls Royce Wraith 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Rolls Royce Phantom 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Rolls Royce Dawn 5% 0 3.5
86 BMW AG Rolls Royce Coupe 5% 0 3.5
86 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Azera 5% 0 3.5
86 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar XF 5% 0 3.5
86 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Pace (20d, 35t) 5% 0 3.5
86 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar XE (20d, 25t, 35t) 5% 0 3.5
86 Mazda Motor Corporation Scion iA 5% 0 3.5
86 Mazda Motor Corporation Toyota Yaris 5% 0 3.5
86 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti QX 80 5% 0 3.5
86 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan 370Z Roadster 5% 0 3.5
86 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Armada 5% 0 3.5
86 Porsche AG Porsche Cayenne (all models) 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Lexus CT200h 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Lexus ES Hybrid 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Lexus LS 460 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Lexus NX 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Lexus RC 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Toyota Land Cruiser200 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Toyota Rav4 Hybrid 5% 0 3.5
86 Toyota Scion Yaris iA 5% 0 3.5
87 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3% 0 2.5
87 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Genesis 3% 0 2.5
87 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Type Automatic/Manual Convertible 3% 0 2.5
87 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Type Automatic/Manual Coupe 3% 0 2.5
87 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Type R Convertible 3% 0 2.5
87 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 3% 0 2.5
87 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Type S AWD/RWD 3% 0 2.5
87 Jaguar Land Rover Limited Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD 3% 0 2.5
88 Audi Audi allroad 2% 0 2
88 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (Korea) 2% 0 2
88 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Equus 2% 0 2
88 Kia Motors Kia Sedona 2% 0 2
88 Volvo Volvo XC90 Excellence 2% 0 2
89 Audi Audi A3 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A3 Cabriolet 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A4 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A4 Ultra 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A5 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A5 Cabriolet 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A6 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A6 Competition 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A7 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A7 Competition 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A8, A8L 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi A8L W12 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi Q3 (FWD and Quattro) 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi Q5 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi Q7 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi RS7 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi RS7 Performance 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi R8 V10 (Couple, plus Coupe) 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S5 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S5 Cabriolet 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S6 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S7 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S8 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi SQ5 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi TT Coupe and Roadster 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi TTS Coupe and Roadster 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S4 1% 0 1.5
89 Audi Audi S8 Plus 1% 0 1.5
89 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Elantra GT 1% 0 1.5
89 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (Plug-in) 1% 0 1.5
89 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Sonata PHEV 1% 0 1.5
89 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Veloster 1% 0 1.5
89 Kia Motors Kia Niro EX 1% 0 1.5
89 Kia Motors Kia Cadenza 1% 0 1.5
89 Kia Motors Kia Forte 1% 0 1.5
89 Kia Motors Kia K900 1% 0 1.5
89 Kia Motors Kia Optima LX (Korean VIN) 1% 0 1.5
89 Kia Motors Kia Sportage EX, LX (AWD and FWD) 1% 0 1.5
89 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Mitsubishi Lancer 1% 0 1.5
89 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0L 1% 0 1.5
89 Volkswagen Volkswagen CC 1% 0 1.5
89 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf R 1% 0 1.5
89 Volkswagen Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL 1% 0 1.5
89 Volkswagen Volkswagen Touareg V6 Sport 1% 0 1.5
89 Volkswagen Volkswagen eGolf 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60 T5 FWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60 AWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60 AWD R 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60 Polestar AUT 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60CC 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60I 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S60I AWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo S90 AWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo V60 AWD R 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo V60 FWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo V60 Polestar AUT 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo V60CC 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo V90 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo XC60 AWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo XC60 AWD R 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo XC60 FWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo XC90 AWD 1% 0 1.5
89 Volvo Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1% 0 1.5
90 Audi Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron 0% 0 1
90 Audi Audi S3 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz B-Class E-CELL 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz B-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe (Germany) 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz CLA-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz CLS-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz E-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet/Coupe 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz G-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz GLA-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz GLC-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz GT-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz S-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz S-Class Coupe 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz SL-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Mercedes Benz SLC-Class 0% 0 1
90 Daimler Smart Smart fortwo 0% 0 1
90 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda CR-Z 0% 0 1
90 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Tucson 0% 0 1
90 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Accent 0% 0 1
90 Kia Motors Kia Forte 0% 0 1
90 Kia Motors Kia Rio 0% 0 1
90 Kia Motors Kia Soul 0% 0 1
90 Kia Motors Kia Soul EV 0% 0 1
90 Kia Motors Kia Optima Hybrid 0% 0 1
90 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda CX-3 0% 0 1
90 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda Mazda3 (Japan) 0% 0 1
90 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda MX-5 Miata 0% 0 1
90 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda Mazda6 0% 0 1
90 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda CX-5 0% 0 1
90 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda CX-9 0% 0 1
90 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Mitsubishi i-MiEV 0% 0 1
90 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4L 0% 0 1
90 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Mitsubishi Mirage 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti Q50 4CYL 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti Q50 6CYL 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti Q60 (4CYL, 6CYL) 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti Q70 Conv & HEV 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti QX 30 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti QX 50 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Infiniti QX 70 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan 370Z Coupe 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan GT-R 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Juke 0% 0 1
90 Nissan North America, Inc Nissan Quest 0% 0 1
90 Other Lamborgini Lamborgini* 0% 0 1
90 Other Lotus Evora 0% 0 1
90 Other Maserati Maserati* 0% 0 1
90 Other Aston Martin Aston Martin* 0% 0 1
90 Other Ferrari Ferrari* 0% 0 1
90 Porsche AG Porsche 911 (all Models) 0% 0 1
90 Porsche AG Porsche 911 Carrera (all models) 0% 0 1
90 Porsche AG Porsche Boxster (all models) 0% 0 1
90 Porsche AG Porsche Cayman (all models) 0% 0 1
90 Porsche AG Porsche Macan (all models) 0% 0 1
90 Porsche AG Porsche Panamera (all models) 0% 0 1
90 Subaru Subaru BRZ 0% 0 1
90 Subaru Subaru Crosstrek 0% 0 1
90 Subaru Subaru Forester 0% 0 1
90 Subaru Subaru WRX 0% 0 1
90 Subaru Subaru XV Crosstrek 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus GS 350 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus GS 450 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus GS F 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus GX 460 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus IS200T 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus IS300 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus IS350 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus LX 570 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus NX Hybrid 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Lexus RC F 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Scion iM 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Scion Mirai 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Toyota Corolla iM 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Toyota Prius (Prime) 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Toyota Prius V 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Toyota Toyota 86 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Scion Yaris 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Toyota Prius C 0% 0 1
90 Toyota Toyota 4Runner 0% 0 1

HOW does the Index work?

The index uses seven points derived from publicly available data.

The components of the index are based on research into the economic value of different components of auto manufacturing that was done by the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor Michigan. For example, the highest ranked cars are made by U.S. based manufacturers using American engines and transmissions, and a with a high AALA percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts.

The seven criteria are as follows:

  1. Profit Margin - This was measured based on the location of an automaker’s headquarters. If an automaker’s global headquarters is located in the US, the model receives a 6. If it is not, it receives a 0. The assumption here is that (on average), 6% of a vehicle’s value is profit margin, so if it is a U.S. automaker, the profits remain in the country.
  2. Labor - This category considers where the car is assembled. If a model is assembled in the US, it receives a 6. If not, the model receives a 0. We assume that approximately 6% of the vehicle’s value is labor content.
  3. Research and Development (R&D) - This category looks at the location of a car’s R&D activities. If the model is a product of a US company, it receives a 6. If it is the product of a foreign company but is assembled in the U.S. it receives a 3; if it is a foreign import it receives a 1.
  4. Inventory, Capital and other expenses - If assembly occurs in the US, the model receives an 11; if not, it receives a 0.
  5. Engine - If the engine is produced in the US, the model receives a 14; if not it receives a 0.
  6. Transmission - If the transmission is produced in the US, the model receives a 7; if not it receives a 0.
  7. Body, Chassis, and Electrical Components - 50 % of a vehicle’s score is assigned to this category. The AALA percentage is divided into two to derive this score.

In 2014, Fiat acquired the outstanding shares of Chrysler. The new entity, Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA), is headquartered in the Netherlands with a tax domicile in London, and shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. As such, because of the hybrid nature of its organizational structure and its large production and R&D presence in the U.S., we assigned a value of 3 for profit margin and R&D, rather than a 6 or 0.