With over 4% of the U.S. GDP over 800,000 jobs depending on the U.S. auto manufacturing industry, it is no wonder why so many prefer to “Buy American”.  However, with todays global economy its hard to tell which cars are really made in America.

To help consumers determine the most American made cars, the Kogod School of Business in Washington D.C. created the “Made in American Automotive Index”.  The index considers a number of different factors to determine an American made rating for each car.   They look at the following:

Profit Margin: Where the automaker’s global headquarters is located

  • Where the car is assembled
  • Research and Development
  • Inventory, Capital, and Other Expenses: Location of assembly
  • Engine and Transmission: Location of production
  • Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical, and Other: Location of production
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration AALA “Domestic Content” Score

So which 2014 models are the most American made?


  • F-Series Pickup, Ford (score: 87.5 out of 100)
  • Corvette, Chevrolet (score: 87.5)
  • Enclave, Buick (score: 86)
  • Traverse, Chevrolet (score: 86)
  • Acadia, GMC (score: 86)
  • Acadia Denali, GMC (score: 86)

See the full index here


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Michael began working in the Car Shipping Industry back in 2002, starting as a Salesperson for AAA Discount Auto & Truck Transporters in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008, he opened his own office under the name "Honesty First Auto Transport" where he pioneered the movement within the Auto Transport industry of not charging the customer a deposit up front. Many car shipping companies followed his lead and no longer require a deposit up front. In 2011, in an effort to further improve the customer experience for anyone shipping a car to another state, he changed the name of his company to Safe-Direct Car Shipping and created the auto shipping industry's ONLY Damage Free Guarantee. His hope is that other Auto Transporters will, once again, follow his lead and create similar safeguards for their customers (and he'll be happy to re-emerge once again in a few years with the next great improvement). Simplify things even further, Safe-Direct Car Shipping now operates under the name Ship a Car Direct. He is also proud to announce that Ship a Car Direct has become the #1 company on Consumer Affairs, Transport Reviews and many other review sites. Ship a Car Direct has also been accredited by the BBB since 2008.