Cars.com lists American-made cars in its American-Made Index. The list includes cars that contain at least 75 percent domestic parts. However, some American-made cars may be partly assembled outside the United States.
Cars.com's American-Made Index lists the top-rated cars that are mostly assembled in the United States, contain mostly domestic parts and that sell well. The list excludes cars slated for discontinuation. Cars.com's top five cars on the 2014 American-Made Index are the Ford F-150, Toyota Camry, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. Newcomers to the 2014 list included the Chevrolet Corvette and the Dodge Viper.
Cars.com notes that under current international trade agreements, it is difficult to determine how American an American car is. The American Automobile Labelling Act includes Canada in its definition of domestic parts, while other labelling regulations are unpublished or include Mexico in their definition of domestic parts.
Cars.com notes that due to globalization, only 10 cars made its American-Made Index in 2014, the lowest number in the list's nine-year history. Thirteen cars met the criteria of domestic assembly and domestic content but were disqualified due to their scheduled discontinuation.
Cars.com notes that GM's Michigan-built crossovers, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse had rated on the list for three years but fell off the list in 2014 due to sinking domestic-content scores.