Looking to make a patriotic purchase? While some make lists of the most American cars considering just factory employment numbers or the origin of a few parts, the Kogod School of Business took it a step further. This list considers profit margin, general labor, research and development, origin of major parts, inventory, capital, other expenses, and more to determine the “Total Domestic Content.” Their research is exhaustive, giving consumers a reliable idea of how “American” a 2016 car will be.
With Buick, Chevy, Cadillac, and GMC dominating the list of most American cars of 2016, General Motors is arguably the most American car manufacturer this year. Other prominent most-American car models were created by Ford, Honda, Toyota, Lincoln, and Jeep.
To see the original and complete list, check out the 2016 Kogod Made in American Auto Index.
Top 10 Most American Cars of 2016
% = Percent of domestic content
2. Ford F-150 – 85%
3. Chevrolet Corvette – 83%
5. Honda Accord – 81%
9. Ford Expedition – 77.5%
Least American Cars of 2016
Scroll to the bottom of the list, and you’ll find tons of car models that are popular in the US with less than 1% domestic content. Some car makers have models that are almost all-American, and others that are completely non-American. For example, the Toyota Camry and Sienna contain 78.5% domestic content, while the Toyota Prius C, 4Runner, and Yaris have 1% domestic content. Below are a brands that, in 2016, have many cars with almost no American content.