Fourth of July Special: How American is Your Car?

  • Fourth of July Special: How American is Your Car?

    Fourth of July Special: How American is Your Car?

    American flag

    American Flag | Pixabay

    In just a few days, we will be celebrating American Independence Day once again. As a Fourth of July tribute, we would like to discuss a simple question in this article. How American is the car you are driving?

    With this question in mind, what you might be thinking is if your car is of American origin. But through our society’s ever-evolving landscape, American has changed its definition.

    A specific car model or a car brand isn’t as easy to identify as American. Back then, when you say American car brand, it is more common to mention Chrysler Corporation, General Motors, and Ford Motor Company. These companies are as American as hot dogs, baseball, and apple pie. (Chevrolet used these three logos in the ‘70s to embrace their American identity).

    american

    American | Pixabay

    But now, you have to consider several factors to determine whether your car is a true blue American or not. Some of the well-known American-based car companies are Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Jeep, Lincoln, Tesla, and Ford.

    The Car Making Landscape Has Changed

    There are American car companies that are bought by foreign companies. Like that of Chrysler, which was purchased by Fiat. Moreover, the 11 car companies mentioned above are assembling their vehicles outside the U.S. On the other hand, foreign car brands like Mercedes-Benz and Honda are assembling in and sourcing parts from America. So what now is a true-blooded American car?

    The NHTSA and NAFTA also have their own outline of determining an American car based on their car parts percentage. It makes the issue even more difficult.

    Your American Car Brands and Models

    This list includes cars that are assembled in the U.S.A. with more than half of its total parts sourced from North America. This includes 2018 model light trucks and cars. You might be surprised which cars made it on the list and which do not.

    Read on to know more:

    Cadillac

    Cadillac | Pixabay

    Cadillac

    American Models

    • XTS
    • CTS
    • ATS

     

    Buick

    Buick | Pixabay

    Buick

    American Models

    • LaCrosse
    • Enclave

     

    GMC

    GMC | Pixabay

    GMC

    American Models

    • Canyon
    • Acadia
    Chevrolet

    Chevrolet | Pixabay

    Chevrolet

    American Models

    • Camaro
    • Colorado
    • Impala
    • Corvette
    • Sonic
    • Malibu
    • Volt
    • Traverse

     

    jeep

    Jeep | Pixabay

    Jeep

    • Grand Cherokee
    • Wrangler
    • Cherokee

     

    Dodge

    Dodge | Pixabay

    Dodge

    American Models

    • Durango

     

    ford

    Ford | Pixabay

    Ford

    American Models

    • Escape
    • Mustang
    • Explorer
    • Expedition
    • Taurus
    • F-150

     

    ram

    Ram | Pixabay

    Ram

    American Models

    • Ram 1500

     

    honda

    Honda | Pixabay

    Honda

    American Models

    • Civic (Sedan)
    • Accord
    • Odyssey
    • CR-V
    • Ridgeline
    • Pilot
    Lincoln

    Lincoln | Pixabay

    Lincoln

    American Models

    • Continental
    • Navigator
    • MKX
    • MKC
    • MKX

     

    Hyundai

    Hyundai | Pixabay

    Hyundai

    American Models

    • Santa Fe Sport

     

    acura

    Acura | Pixabay

    Acura

    American Models

    • ILX
    • RDX
    • TLX
    • MDX

     

    Mercedes Benz

    Mercedes Benz | Pixabay

    Mercedes-Benz

    American Models

    • GLS-class
    • C-class
    • GLE-class

     

    Kia

    Kia | Pixabay

    Kia

    American Models

    • Optima
    • Sorento

     

    Infiniti

    Infiniti | Pixabay

    Infiniti

    American Models

    • QX60

     

    Nissan

    Nissan | Pixabay

    Nissan

    American Models

    • Frontier
    • Altima
    • Pathfinder
    • Murano
    • Maxima

     

    Toyota

    Toyota | Pixabay

    Toyota

    American Models

    • Avalon
    • Camry
    • Highlander
    • Corolla
    • Sienna
    • Sequoia
    • Tundra
    • Tacoma

     

    Tesla

    Tesla | Pixabay

    Tesla

    American Models

    • Model X
    • Model 3 (Long Range)
    • Model S

     

    fourth of July

    Fourth of July | Pixabay

    Did your car make it to the list? Well, we hope you had fun reading this article as much as we do writing it. Share it on social media to let them know whether their cars are included.

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