2018 American-Made Index: Which Cars Are Built in America for 2018?

2018 American-Made Index: Which Cars Are Built in America for 2018?

's american-made index takes many factors into account to determine just how american a given car might be, but it starts with one fundamental requirement: final assembly has to occur in the u.s. counting hybrid versions as separate models, 114 nameplates made that initial cut — a group that forms the initial pool of ami eligibility, though plenty of other factors determine eligibility beyond this.

here they are, arranged by automaker for the 2018 model year.

bmw group

  • bmw x3: spartanburg, s.c.
  • bmw x4: spartanburg, s.c.
  • bmw x5, x5 plug-in hybrid (x5 xdrive40e): spartanburg, s.c.
  • bmw x6: spartanburg, s.c.


  • mercedes-benz c-class, c-class plug-in hybrid (c350e): vance, ala., for some sedans; remaining sedans and all coupes and convertibles are imported
  • mercedes-benz gle-class, gle-class plug-in hybrid (gle 550e): vance, ala.
  • mercedes-benz gls-class: vance, ala.
  • mercedes-benz metris: final assembly in charleston, s.c.; some are imported
  • mercedes-benz sprinter, freightliner sprinter: final assembly in vance, ala.; some are imported

fiat chrysler automobiles

  • dodge durango: detroit
  • jeep cherokee: belvidere, ill.
  • jeep grand cherokee: detroit
  • jeep wrangler, wrangler unlimited: toledo, ohio
  • ram 1500: warren, mich., for extended and crew cabs only; regular cabs are imported


  • ford escape: louisville, ky.
  • ford e-series: avon lake, ohio
  • ford expedition, expedition max: louisville, ky.
  • ford explorer, including police utility: chicago
  • ford f-150: claycomo, mo., and dearborn, mich.
  • ford f-series super duty: louisville, ky., and avon lake, ohio
  • ford mustang: flat rock, mich.
  • ford taurus, including police interceptor: chicago
  • ford transit: claycomo, mo.
  • lincoln continental: flat rock, mich.
  • lincoln mkc: louisville, ky.
  • lincoln navigator, navigator l: louisville, ky.


  • buick lacrosse: detroit
  • buick enclave: lansing, mich.
  • cadillac ats: lansing, mich.
  • cadillac ct6: detroit for non-hybrids; plug-in hybrids are imported
  • cadillac cts: lansing, mich.
  • cadillac escalade, escalade esv: arlington, texas
  • cadillac xt5: spring hill, tenn.
  • chevrolet bolt ev: lake orion, mich.
  • chevrolet camaro: lansing, mich.
  • chevrolet colorado: wentzville, mo.
  • chevrolet corvette: bowling green, ky.
  • chevrolet cruze: lordstown, ohio, for sedans; hatchbacks are imported
  • chevrolet express: springfield, ohio, and wentzville, mo.
  • chevrolet impala: detroit; some are imported
  • chevrolet malibu, malibu hybrid: kansas city, kan.
  • chevrolet silverado 1500: roanoke, ind., and flint, mich.; some are imported
  • chevrolet silverado hd: roanoke, ind., and flint, mich.
  • chevrolet sonic: lake orion, mich.
  • chevrolet tahoe, suburban: arlington, texas
  • chevrolet traverse: lansing, mich.
  • chevrolet volt: detroit
  • gmc acadia: spring hill, tenn.
  • gmc canyon: wentzville, mo.
  • gmc savana: springfield, ohio, and wentzville, mo.
  • gmc sierra 1500: roanoke, ind., and flint, mich.; some are imported
  • gmc sierra hd: roanoke, ind., and flint, mich.
  • gmc yukon, yukon xl: arlington, texas


  • acura ilx: marysville, ohio
  • acura mdx, mdx sport hybrid: east liberty, ohio
  • acura nsx: marysville, ohio
  • acura rdx: east liberty, ohio
  • acura tlx: marysville, ohio
  • honda accord, accord hybrid: marysville, ohio
  • honda civic: greensburg, ind., for some sedans; remaining sedans and all coupes and hatchbacks are imported
  • honda cr-v: east liberty, ohio, and greensburg, ind.; some are imported
  • honda odyssey: lincoln, ala.
  • honda pilot: lincoln, ala.
  • honda ridgeline: lincoln, ala.


  • hyundai elantra: montgomery, ala., for some sedans; remaining sedans and all hatchbacks (elantra gt) are imported
  • hyundai santa fe sport: montgomery, ala., and west point, ga.
  • hyundai sonata: montgomery, ala., for non-hybrids; hybrids and plug-in hybrids are imported
  • kia optima: west point, ga., for some non-hybrids; remaining non-hybrids and all hybrids and plug-in hybrids are imported
  • kia sorento: west point, ga.


  • infiniti qx60: smyrna, tenn.
  • nissan altima: smyrna, tenn.
  • nissan frontier: canton, miss.
  • nissan leaf: smyrna, tenn.
  • nissan maxima: smyrna, tenn.
  • nissan murano: canton, miss.
  • nissan nv: canton, miss.
  • nissan pathfinder: smyrna, tenn.
  • nissan rogue: smyrna, tenn.; some are imported
  • nissan rogue hybrid: smyrna, tenn.
  • nissan titan: canton, miss.
  • nissan titan xd: canton, miss.


  • subaru impreza: lafayette, ind.
  • subaru legacy: lafayette, ind.
  • subaru outback: lafayette, ind.


  • tesla model 3: fremont, calif.
  • tesla model s: fremont, calif.
  • tesla model x: fremont, calif.


  • lexus es: georgetown, ky., for some non-hybrids; remaining non-hybrids and all hybrids are imported
  • toyota avalon, avalon hybrid: georgetown, ky.
  • toyota camry: georgetown, ky.; some are imported
  • toyota camry hybrid: georgetown, ky.
  • toyota corolla: blue springs, miss., for some sedans; remaining sedans and all hatchbacks (corolla im) are imported
  • toyota highlander, highlander hybrid: princeton, ind.
  • toyota sequoia: princeton, ind.
  • toyota sienna: princeton, ind.
  • toyota tacoma: san antonio; some are imported
  • toyota tundra: san antonio

volkswagen group

the list excludes heavy-duty commercial vehicles (e.g., semitrucks) and models discontinued in the u.s. as of publication, like the ford focus and ford c-max. note, of course, that many of the cars above have moved into 2019 model-year production as of this writing. several all-new 2019s built in the u.s. will join them, from the cadillac xt4 and honda insight to the subaru ascent and ford ranger. check back next year to see how those cars ranked in the american-made index versus the 2019 field.

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