According to a series of news agencies, many automakers have been changing the way they do business in order to keep up with the times and make sure that they are able to make a profit off their sales.
Consumers who are still concerned with purchasing vehicles from automakers that remained true to their origin have a hard time nowadays finding vehicles that are one hundred percent American-made.
Experts decided to take a look at the inventory of domestic automakers to find the vehicles that not only were designed and created by American firms but that are also manufactured entirely in the country.
The analysis was led by an expert from the American University’s Kogod School of Business. According to the expert, even certain components found in engines, transmissions and other auto parts can be traced back to other countries. The task to find vehicles that are nearly 100 percent American is not an easy one.
The expert decided to narrow down the research’s options by collecting extensive data concerning all of the latest American Automobile Labeling Act reports to learn more about the contents of each vehicle and where parts came from originally or where they were first assembled.
At least 253 vehicles were indexed. Some very similar vehicle models contained multiple similar parts, which were taken into consideration during the process of developing the analysis.
According to the experts, most of the domestic automakers are also global corporations, which makes the task of finding all-American vehicles even harder. According to the team that carried out this research, out of the 56 research centers run by Ford, 45 are located in the Unites States, while 11 are located abroad. Four out of every ten Ford Motor Co. workers live and work in the United Stated. Toyota, on the other hand, has one worker based in the country out of every ten.
When taking this into consideration, it must be hard for consumers who are dedicated to be an entirely loyal car owner on this day and age.
The analysis concluded that out of all of the vehicles analyzed, only 13 made the top five most American-made vehicles of the 2013 models. At the very top of the list you can find the Buick Enclave, the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse. These three vehicles won a 3-way tie. Drivers looking into purchasing an all American 2013 car should go with either of those three.
The Dodge Avenger and Ford F-series pickup come in second while the Chrysler 200 comes in third. The Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler come in fourth.
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain come in fifth.
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