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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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All five cars ranked the lowest on the 2014 Kogod ‘Made in America’ Auto Index for US domestic brand cars.