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15 Cars With the Most North American-Made Parts

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/18/2015 Jason Udy

All new vehicles sold in the U.S. must list the percentage of North American-sourced parts, as well as the country of origin for the engine and the transmission. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also requires that vehicle labels specify any country that contributes 15 percent or more of the total parts content (no more than two) and the point of final assembly. Here, we've compiled the top 15 U.S.-market passenger cars with the highest North American (U.S. and Canada per the NHTSA) parts content.

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2015 Honda Civic

2015 Honda Civic Front View 2© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda Civic Front View 2 The second-best-selling compact in the U.S., the Honda Civic also boasts the highest North American parts content in the segment. The 2015 Honda Civic is composed of 65 percent North American content and 15 percent Japanese content. Final assembly is done in the U.S. or Canada. The engines are sourced from either the U.S. or Japan, and the transmissions come from Japan.

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Acura TLX The Acura TLX is a new model for the 2015 model year and essentially replaces the discontinued TL and TSX sedans. The new model features 65 percent North American content and is assembled in the U.S. Both the 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 are built in the U.S. The transmissions are sourced from either the U.S. or Japan.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro sports the most North American content of any modern two-door muscle car, with 65 percent of its content sourced from the U.S. or Canada. As with previous generations of the Camaro (and Firebird), the current car is built in Canada. Engines come from the U.S. or Mexico, and transmissions are sourced from the U.S., Mexico, or Japan.

2015 Cadillac CTS sedan

2015 Cadillac CTS© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Cadillac CTS Cadillac's top-selling model (in 2014) boasts 65 percent North American parts content with final assembly done in the U.S. Engines are built in either the U.S. or Canada, and the transmission comes from the U.S., France, or Japan.

2015 Cadillac ATS

2015 Cadillac ATS© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Cadillac ATS Like the midsize CTS sedan, the compact 2015 Cadillac sedan and coupe source 65 percent of their parts from the U.S. The ATS is built in the U.S. with engines sourced from the U.S. or Canada. Transmissions come from the U.S., Mexico, or France.

2015 Ford Taurus

Though not as popular as the midsize Fusion, the full-size 2015 Ford Taurus features 65 percent North American content. The Taurus is built in the U.S. Although the V-6 engines are sourced from the U.S., the 2.0-liter EcoBoost comes from Spain. The transmission is made in the U.S., as well.

2015 Ford Taurus© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Taurus

2015 Dodge Charger

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Front Three Quarter View In Motion 12© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Front Three Quarter View In Motion 12 The 2015 Dodge Charger is the least expensive rear-drive sedan in the U.S. At 67 percent, it also boasts the most North American content among rear-drive sedans. An additional 20 percent of content is sourced from Mexico. Final assembly is done in Canada. The engines are sourced from the U.S. or Mexico, the transmissions from the U.S. or Germany.

2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200C© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chrysler 200C Despite being in the bottom half of midsize sales in the U.S., the 2015 Chrysler 200 has the most North American content of any domestic automaker. The Chrysler 200 boasts 67 percent North American content and 16 percent Mexican content. Final assembly is done in the U.S., and the engines and transmissions are U.S.-sourced.

2015 Toyota Avalon

2015 Toyota Avalon© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Avalon The first of two Toyota models ranks among the top 10 on our list. The 2015 Toyota Avalon sedan features 70 percent North American content and 15 percent Japanese content. Final assembly is also in the U.S., and both the engines and transmission are also sourced from the U.S.

2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda Accord The second-best-selling midsize car in the U.S. has the second highest North American parts content in the segment. The 2015 Honda Accord sedan and coupe are made of 70 percent North American content and 15 percent Japanese content. Final assembly takes place in the U.S., and the engines and transmissions are sourced from either the U.S. or Japan.

2015 Chevrolet Impala Fleet

2013 Chevrolet Impala front three quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 Chevrolet Impala front three quarter Based on the last-generation Impala, the Chevrolet Impala Fleet vehicle features 70 percent North American parts content and 18 percent Mexican parts content. Final assembly takes place in the U.S., which is also where the engine is sourced, and the transmission comes from Mexico.

2015 Dodge Viper

2015 Dodge Viper SRT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Viper SRT America's other regular production (a relative term) sports car also boasts significant North American parts content. In fact, 71 percent of the 2015 Dodge Viper's parts content comes from the U.S. or Canada. The Viper is also built in the U.S., as is its 640-hp, 8.4-liter V-10. Its six-speed manual comes from Mexico.

2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry XLE© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Camry XLE Although the best-selling mainstream midsize sedan in the U.S. comes from a Japanese automaker, it's nice to know that it boasts the most North American parts content among its peers. The 2015 Toyota Camry is composed of 75 percent North American content and 15 percent Japanese content. Final assembly is done in the U.S., and the engines and transmissions are sourced from either the U.S. or Japan.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe America's original sports car boasts 75 percent of North American content -- the highest (tied) percentage of any vehicle available for sale in the U.S. Like previous generations, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is built on U.S. soil in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with its 6.2-liter V-8s (455-460-hp LT1, 650-hp LT4) sourced from the U.S. Transmission choices include a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed auto, which come from either the U.S. or Mexico.

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2015 Cadillac CTS V Coupe© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Cadillac CTS V Coupe Although the third-generation Cadillac CTS sedan arrived for the 2015 model year, GM built a limited run (500 units) of second-generation 2015 Cadillac CTS V Coupe Special Edition models. These models boast 75 percent North America parts content, with final assembly and the 556-hp, supercharged, 6.2-liter LSA V-8 sourced from the U.S. The transmissions (six-speed manual or six-speed automatic) are sourced from either the U.S. or Mexico.


Makes VehiclePercent Content US/CanadaPercent Content Other CountriesFinal Assembly CountriesSources of Vehicle's Engine/MotorSources of Vehicle's Transmission(s)
Cadillac CTS (Coupe)75%USUSUS, M
Chevrolet Corvette75%USUSUS, M
Toyota Camry75%15% JUSUS, JUS, J
Dodge Viper71%USUSM
Chevrolet Impala Fleet70%18% MCNCNUS
Honda Accord70%15% JUSUS, JJ, US
Toyota Avalon70%15% JUSUSUS
Chrysler 20067%16% MUSUSUS
Dodge Charger67%20% MCNUS (3.6L)
M (3.6L)
US, G
Ford Taurus65%USUS (3.7L/3.5L)
SP (2.0L)
US
Cadillac ATS65%USUS, CNUS, F, M
Cadillac CTS (Sedan)65%USUS, CNUS, F, J
Chevrolet Camaro65%CNUS, MUS, M, J
Acura TLX65%USUSUS, J
Honda Civic65%15% JUS, CNUS, JJ

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