15. Toyota Tundra
Toyota’s popular pickup is assembled in San Antonio, Texas and kicks off this list.
14. Honda Accord
The first of several Hondas on this list is the Accord, assembled in Marysville, Ohio.
13. Ford F-150
America's best-selling vehicle is very American in the grand scheme of things, but it's only number 13 on this list. It's also the only Ford vehicle you'll find in this top-15 countdown. The F-150 has two manufacturing locations in Claycomo, Missouri and Dearborn, Michigan.
12. Toyota Avalon
Toyota only has two vehicles on the list and the Avalon fills the second spot at number 12. It's assembled at Georgetown, Kentucky.
11. Chevrolet Camaro
Of all American-based automakers, General Motors and its divisions have the strongest showing on this list. The muscular Chevy checks in at number 11, though if recent rumors about its cancellation prove true, the Camaro's Lansing, Michigan assembly plant could go quiet in 2023.
10. Acura RDX
The Acura RDX is a delightful SUV assembled in East Liberty, Ohio.
9. GMC Canyon
Breaking into the top-10 is the GMC Canyon midsize pickup truck. It's assembled in Wentzville, Missouri alongside its Chevrolet sibling.
8. Chevrolet Colorado
The Cars.com study doesn't explain why the midsize Colorado pickup outranks the GMC Canyon. Both trucks come from the same Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant and use the same resources. Colorado easily outsells the more upscale GMC, however, which could justify the higher placement.
7. Honda Pilot
Honda's popular Pilot is both a strong seller and good for the U.S. economy. It's assembled in Lincoln, Alabama.
6. Acura MDX
The Acura MDX is also assembled in East Liberty, Ohio alongside the RDX. Unlike the Colorado/Canyon pickups, these are two different vehicles that have notably different footprints for the U.S. economy.
5. Chevrolet Corvette
The darling of Bowling Green, Kentucky is America's iconic sports car. The Chevrolet Corvette is certainly a niche vehicle, but it scores a top-5 finish for cars with the strongest impact on the U.S. economy.
4. Honda Passport
Americans love SUVs and they love the Honda Passport, which is assembled at the automaker's sprawling facility in Lincoln, Alabama.
3. Honda Ridgeline
Another offering from Honda's Lincoln, Alabama assembly plant is the Ridgeline pickup truck.
2. Honda Odyssey
Honda dominates the upper portion of this list, demonstrating its commitment to supporting the U.S. economy. In fact, when you include Honda's upscale Acura division, the automaker builds nearly half of all the vehicles mentioned here. The Odyssey minivan – also assembled in Lincoln, Alabama – claims the second spot, but an American nameplate sits above all others.
1. Jeep Cherokee
Only one vehicle from Michigan-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles meets the Cars.com criteria for having a strong, positive impact on the U.S. economy, but it's the most American of them all. The Jeep Cherokee has endured for decades, and it's assembled in Belvidere, Illinois.
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