The 5 Least American Domestic Brand Cars

There used to be a stigma against buying a foreign-built car in the US. It’s safe to say those days are over, as most of us have a Hyundai in the garage or a Volkswagen in the car park. But according to American University’s 2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index, if you’re a devotee of domestic parts and labor, there are a few American brand cars that you might want to walk on by.

Ford Transit Connect

The 5 Least American Domestic Brand Cars
Production Location: Valencia, Spain Kogod Rank: #67 When it comes to hauling people or things, the 2014 Ford Transit is the go-to choice. It offers fuel-sipping engines, seating for seven, and more room than a studio apartment. A great car, but it certainly isn’t made in the US. Ford built the previous generation in Turkey and currently builds the 2014’s in Spain. RELATED: See more photos of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect

Chevrolet SS

The 5 Least American Domestic Brand Cars
Production Location: Elizabeth, Australia Kogod Rank: #66 It’s a modern take on the iconic American muscle sedan – big V8 engine, rear-wheel drive, aggressive looks – except this red white and brute hails from down under. Holden (GM’s Australian division) has been selling versions of the SS…er…Commodore since the late ‘70s. RELATED: See more photos of the 2014 Chevrolet SS

Chevy Spark

The 5 Least American Domestic Brand Cars
Production Location: Changwon, South Korea Kogod Rank: #65 The Chevy Spark continues to allure American buyers by offering a lot of car in a small package. It’s also a big hit in South Korea, which is convenient since that’s where GM designed the car and continues to build many of them. RELATED: See more photos of the Chevrolet Spark

Ford Fiesta

Production Location: Cuautitlan, Mexico Kogod Rank: #64 The Fiesta was born on the European continent in the ‘70s, has grown to become an international success, and ironically – considering its Spanish name – Ford builds North American versions in Mexico. RELATED: See more photos of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

Cadillac SRX

The 5 Least American Domestic Brand Cars
Production Location: Ramos Arizpe, Mexico Kogod Rank: #62 With seating for five, a potent V6 engine, and chiseled Cadillac looks – the SRX is not only a popular car; it was Cadillac’s strongest seller in 2013, and by a long way at that. However, don’t expect it to roll off the line next to the ATS up north in Lansing. RELATED: See more photos of the 2014 Cadillac SRX All five cars ranked the lowest on the 2014 Kogod ‘Made in America’ Auto Index for US domestic brand cars.

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