Looking for the 2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index?
View the 2014 Index

New Auto Index Redefines "American Made" Cars

The Kogod Made in America Auto Index, shown in full below, was assembled by Associate Professor Frank DuBois, an expert in global supply chain management, at American University's Kogod School of Business. Among other sources, the data was compiled from publicly-disclosed American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA) reports as of February 2013, and accounts for the following factors:

Note that some highly similar vehicle models that varied on the basis of trim lines or engine and transmission options were aggregated together for ease of comparison, resulting in 253 total vehicles indexed. As there were multiple tie scores, there are a total of 72 ranked positions.

Read more about the Kogod Made in America Auto Index in Kogod Now
For all media inquiries or questions about Frank DuBois's research

KOGOD MADE IN AMERICA AUTO INDEX TABLE KEY | Profit Margin, 6%: 6 if US company; 0 if foreign | Labor, 6%: 6 if assembled in US; 0 if foreign | Research & Development, 6%: 6 if US company; 3 if foreign and assembled in US; 1 if foreign and imported | Inventory, Capital, & Other Expenses, 11%: 11 if assembled in US; 0 if assembled outside of US | Engine, 14%: 14 if US produced; 0 if not | Transmission: 7 if US produced; 0 if not | Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical & Other, 50%: 2013 AALA% divided by 2.

Addendum (May 2013): The Tesla Model S did not report data to contribute to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's AALA "Domestic Content" Score in 2013 and therefore was not ranked when this index was published. However, an AALA label was obtained through an auto dealer and its score subsequently calculated at 77.5, a ranking of no. 14. Additionally, the Nissan Leaf, which recently began being assembled in Tennessee, moves up to no. 58 with a total score of 27.5.

VehicleAssemblyParts & MaterialsTotal
Rank OEM Make Model Profit Margin Labor R&D Inventory Engine Transmission Body Index Score
1 GM GMC Acadia 6 6 6 11 14 7 38.5 88.5
1 GM Buick Enclave 6 6 6 11 14 7 38.5 88.5
1 GM Chevrolet Traverse 6 6 6 11 14 7 38.5 88.5
2 Chrysler Dodge Avenger 6 6 6 11 14 7 37.5 87.5
2 Ford Ford F-Series Pickup  6 6 6 11 14 7 37.5 87.5
3 Chrysler Chrysler 200 6 6 6 11 14 7 37 87
4 Chrysler Jeep Wrangler 6 6 6 11 14 7 36 86
4 Chrysler Jeep Compass 6 6 6 11 14 7 36 86
4 Chrysler Jeep Patriot 6 6 6 11 14 7 36 86
5 Ford Ford Mustang 6 6 6 11 14 7 35 85
5 GM Chevrolet Corvette 6 6 6 11 14 7 35 85
5 GM Chevrolet Equinox 6 6 6 11 14 7 35 85
5 GM Chevrolet Terrain 6 6 6 11 14 7 35 85
6 Chrysler Dodge Durango 6 6 6 11 14 7 34 84
6 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 6 6 11 14 7 34 84
7 Chrysler Dodge Ram 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM GMC Sierra 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM Chevrolet Silverado 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM Chevrolet Avalanche 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM Cadillac Escalade 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM Chevrolet Suburban 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM Chevrolet Tahoe 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM   Denali 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
7 GM GMC Yukon 6 6 6 11 14 7 33.5 83.5
8 GM Chevrolet Express 6 6 6 11 14 0 40 83
8 GM GMC Savana 6 6 6 11 14 0 40 83
9 GM   ATS 6 6 6 11 14 7 32.5 82.5
9 GM Cadillac CTS 6 6 6 11 14 7 32.5 82.5
10 GM   XTS 6 6 6 11 14 7 31 81
10 GM Chevrolet Malibu 6 6 6 11 14 7 31 81
10 GM   Malibu Hybrid 6 6 6 11 14 7 31 81
10 GM Buick LaCrosse 6 6 6 11 14 7 31 81
10 GM Buick Regal 6 6 6 11 14 7 31 81
10 Toyota   Avalon 0 6 3 11 14 7 40 81
11 Ford Ford Taurus 6 6 6 11 14 7 30 80
12 GM Chevrolet Colorado 6 6 6 11 14 0 35.5 78.5
12 GM GMC Canyon 6 6 6 11 14 0 35.5 78.5
12 Honda Honda Odyssey 0 6 3 11 14 7 37.5 78.5
12 Toyota   Camry 0 6 3 11 14 7 37.5 78.5
12 Toyota   Tundra 0 6 3 11 14 7 37.5 78.5
12 Toyota   Sienna 0 6 3 11 14 7 37.5 78.5
13 GM Chevrolet Cruze 6 6 6 11 14 7 28 78
13 GM Buick Verano 6 6 6 11 14 7 28 78
14 Ford Ford Expedition 6 6 6 11 0 7 40 76
14 Honda Honda Pilot 0 6 3 11 14 7 35 76
14 Honda Honda Ridgeline 0 6 3 11 14 7 35 76
14 Toyota   Sequoia 0 6 3 11 14 7 35 76
15 Ford Ford Explorer 6 6 6 11 14 7 25 75
15 GM Chevrolet Sonic 6 6 6 11 14 7 25 75
16 Honda Acura RDX 0 6 3 11 14 7 32.5 73.5
16 Toyota   Tacoma 0 6 3 11 14 7 32.5 73.5
17 Chrysler Dodge Grand Caravan  6 0 6 0 14 7 40 73
18 Ford Lincoln MKS 6 6 6 11 14 7 22.5 72.5
19 Chrysler   Dart 6 6 6 11 14 0 28.5 71.5
19 Chrysler Chrysler Town & Country  6 0 6 0 14 7 38.5 71.5
20 Nissan Nissan Altima 0 6 3 11 14 7 30 71
21 Ford   Focus Electric 6 6 6 11 14 7 20 70
22 Toyota   Corolla 0 6 3 11 14 0 35 69
22 Toyota   Highlander 0 6 3 11 14 0 35 69
23 Ford Lincoln Navigator 6 6 6 11 0 7 32.5 68.5
23 GM Chevrolet Camaro 6 0 6 0 14 7 35.5 68.5
24 Honda Honda Accord 0 6 3 11 14 0 32.5 66.5
24 Honda Honda CR-V 0 6 3 11 14 0 32.5 66.5
24 Honda Honda Civic 0 6 3 11 14 0 32.5 66.5
24 Toyota   Venza 0 6 3 11 14 0 32.5 66.5
25 Ford Ford Escape Hybrid 6 6 6 11 0 7 30 66
26 Ford Ford Edge 6 0 6 0 14 7 32.5 65.5
26 GM Chevrolet Volt 6 6 6 11 14 0 22.5 65.5
27 Hyundai Hyundai Santa Fe 0 6 3 11 14 7 23.5 64.5
28 Honda Acura TL 0 6 3 11 14 0 30 64
29 Ford Lincoln MKX 6 0 6 0 14 7 30 63
29 Ford Ford Focus 6 6 6 11 14 0 20 63
29 Ford Ford Flex 6 0 6 0 14 7 30 63
29 Ford Lincoln MKT 6 0 6 0 14 7 30 63
30 Hyundai Kia Optima 0 6 3 11 14 7 20.5 61.5
30 Hyundai Hyundai Sonata 0 6 3 11 14 7 20.5 61.5
31 Hyundai Hyundai Elantra 0 6 3 11 14 7 18 59
31 Nissan Nissan Frontier 0 6 3 11 14 0 25 59
31 Nissan Nissan Pathfinder 0 6 3 11 14 0 25 59
31 Nissan Nissan Titan 0 6 3 11 14 0 25 59
31 Nissan Nissan Xterra 0 6 3 11 14 0 25 59
31 Toyota   Avalon Hybrid 0 6 3 11 14 0 25 59
32 Ford Ford Escape 6 6 6 11 0 7 22.5 58.5
33 GM Chevrolet Impala 6 0 6 0 0 7 37.5 56.5
33 Honda   ILX  0 6 3 11 14 0 22.5 56.5
33 Nissan Nissan Armada 0 6 3 11 14 0 22.5 56.5
34 Toyota   Camry Hybrid 0 6 3 11 14 0 20 54
35 Chrysler Dodge Challenger 6 0 6 0 0 7 33.5 52.5
36 Toyota Lexus RX 0 0 1 0 14 7 30 52
37 Chrysler Dodge Charger 6 0 6 0 0 7 32.5 51.5
38 Toyota   RAV4 0 0 1 0 14 0 35 50
39 Ford   CMAX 6 6 6 11 0 0 20 49
40 Chrysler Chrysler 300 6 0 6 0 0 7 29.5 48.5
41 Honda Acura MDX 0 0 1 0 14 0 32.5 47.5
41 Honda Acura ZDX 0 0 1 0 14 0 32.5 47.5
41 Hyundai Kia Sorento 0 6 3 11 0 0 27.5 47.5
41 Toyota   Matrix 0 0 1 0 14 0 32.5 47.5
42 GM Chevrolet Captiva 6 0 6 0 0 0 35 47
43 Mazda   Mazda 6 0 6 3 11 0 0 25 45
43 Nissan Nissan Maxima 0 6 3 11 0 0 25 45
44 Toyota   RAV4 Electric 0 0 1 0 14 7 22.5 44.5
45 Daimler Mercedes GL 0 6 3 11 0 0 22.5 42.5
46 Daimler Mercedes ML-Class 0 6 3 11 0 0 21 41
47 Nissan Infiniti JX (NEW) 0 6 3 11 0 0 20 40
47 Subaru   Outback 0 6 3 11 0 0 20 40
47 Subaru   Legacy 0 6 3 11 0 0 20 40
47 VW VW Passat 0 6 3 11 0 0 20 40
48 Subaru   Tribeca 0 6 3 11 0 0 17.5 37.5
49 Chrysler Dodge Journey 6 0 6 0 0 7 17.5 36.5
49 Chrysler Fiat Fiat 500 6 0 6 0 14 0 10.5 36.5
50 Ford Lincoln MKZ  6 0 6 0 14 0 10 36
50 Ford Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 6 0 6 0 14 0 10 36
51 Hyundai Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 0 6 3 11 14 0 1 35
52 Ford Ford Fusion 6 0 6 0 0 7 15 34
52 Ford   Fusion HEV 6 0 6 0 0 7 15 34
53 BMW BMW X5 0 6 3 11 0 0 12.5 32.5
54 GM Cadillac SRX 6 0 6 0 0 7 13 32
55 BMW BMW X6 0 6 3 11 0 0 10 30
55 BMW BMW X3 0 6 3 11 0 0 10 30
55 Mitsubishi   Outlander 0 6 3 11 0 0 10 30
56 Daimler   Smart Electric 0 0 1 0 0 7 20 28
57 Ford Ford Fiesta 6 0 6 0 0 0 10 22
58 GM   Spark (NEW) 6 0 6 0 0 0 5 17
59 Toyota   FJ Cruiser 0 0 1 0 0 7 5 13
60 Ford Ford Transit Connect 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 12
61 Nissan Nissan Sentra 0 0 1 0 0 0 10.5 11.5
62 Toyota   4Runner 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 11
63 Toyota   Land Cruiser 0 0 1 0 0 7 2.5 10.5
64 Nissan Nissan Versa 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 8
65 VW VW Beetle 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 7
66 VW VW Jetta 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.5 6.5
66 VW VW Jetta Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.5 6.5
67 Hyundai Hyundai Azera 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 6
67 Mazda   CX-9 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 6
68 BMW BMW X1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW 1-Series 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW 3-Series 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW 5-Series 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW 6-Series 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW 7-Series 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW Z4 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW Mini Mini Cooper S 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW Mini Mini Countryman 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW M3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW M5 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 BMW BMW M6 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 Honda Acura TSX 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 Hyundai Hyundai Genesis 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 Mazda   CX-5 (NEW) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 Porsche   911 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
68 Porsche   Cayenne 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.5 3.5
69 Hyundai Kia Rio 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
69 Hyundai Kia Sedona 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
69 Hyundai Kia Sportage 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
69 Porsche   Panamera 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
69 Porsche   Boxster 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
70 Hyundai Kia Forte 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.5 2.5
70 Hyundai Kia Soul 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.5 2.5
70 Porsche   Cayman 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.5 2.5
71 Daimler Mercedes Smart Fortwo 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Hyundai Hyundai Accent 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Hyundai Hyundai Veloster 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Jaguar/LandRover   XK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Jaguar/LandRover   Range Rover 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Mazda   MX-5 Miata 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   Volvo XC60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   Volvo XC70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   Volvo XC90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   C30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   C70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   S60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 Volvo   S80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi A3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi A4/S4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi A/S5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi A6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi A7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi A8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW   Allroad 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi R8 Coupe/Spyder 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW Audi TT Coupe/Roadster 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW CC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Eos 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Golf/GTI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Q5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Q7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Tiguan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Touareg 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
71 VW VW Touareg Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5 1.5
72 BMW BMW Rolls Royce 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes B-Class 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes C-Class 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes CL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes CLS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes E-Class 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes S-Class 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes SL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes SLK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes SLS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes G-Class 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Daimler Mercedes GLK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Honda   FCX Clarity 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Honda Honda CR-Z 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Honda Honda Fit 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Honda Honda Insight 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Mazda   Mazda 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Mazda   Mazda 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Mazda   Mazda 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Mitsubishi   Lancer 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Mitsubishi   i 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan 370Z 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan Cube 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Infiniti EX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Infiniti FX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Infiniti G37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan GTR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan Juke 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan Leaf 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Infiniti M 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan Murano 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan Quest 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Infiniti QX56 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Nissan Nissan Rogue 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Other   Lamborgini 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Other   Lotus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Other   Maserati 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Other   Aston Martin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Other   Ferrari 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Subaru   BRZ (NEW) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Subaru   XV Crosstrek (NEW) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Subaru   Forester 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Subaru   Impreza 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus RX Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus CT Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus ES 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus ES Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus GS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus GS Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus GX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota   Highlander HV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus IS CV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus IS F 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus LS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Lexus LS Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota   LX 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota   Prius 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota SCION Scion iQ 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota SCION Scion tC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota SCION Scion xB 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota   Scion FR-S 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota SCION Scion xD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota   Yaris 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
72 Toyota Toyta Yaris Hybrid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

KOGOD MADE IN AMERICA AUTO INDEX TABLE KEY | Profit Margin, 6%: 6 if US company; 0 if foreign | Labor, 6%: 6 if assembled in US; 0 if foreign | Research & Development, 6%: 6 if US company; 3 if foreign and assembled in US; 1 if foreign and imported | Inventory, Capital, & Other Expenses, 11%: 11 if assembled in US; 0 if assembled outside of US | Engine, 14%: 14 if US produced; 0 if not | Transmission: 7 if US produced; 0 if not | Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical & Other, 50%: 2013 AALA% divided by 2.

Addendum (May 2013): The Tesla Model S did not report data to contribute to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's AALA "Domestic Content" Score in 2013 and therefore was not ranked when this index was published. However, an AALA label was obtained through an auto dealer and its score subsequently calculated at 77.5, a ranking of no. 14. Additionally, the Nissan Leaf, which recently began being assembled in Tennessee, moves up to no. 58 with a total score of 27.5.