SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — An Experian analysis found that out of all auto brands that sell in the United States, Jeep had the highest percentage of vehicles built domestically. According to the analysis, 96.7% of Jeeps on U.S. roads were assembled in the country.
In honor of the Fourth of July, Experian examined vehicles on U.S. roads to see how many were manufactured in America. The analysis found that nearly 60% of all light-duty vehicles on the road were assembled domestically, while the rest were built in Canada (12.6%), Japan (11.1%), Mexico (7.4%), Germany (4.3%), South Korea (3.4%) and other parts of the world (2%).
The Jeep brand claimed the top spot, closely followed by Oldsmobile (93.3%), Ford (83.1%), and Cadillac (80.6%).
“With the number of vehicles on the road rising steadily, it’s a pleasant sign that a good majority are still being built in the United States,” said Marty Miller, senior manager at Experian Automotive. “While we continuously keep an eye on the economy, as well as the automotive industry, the fact that vehicles are being assembled in the country means that jobs are also being created and maintained domestically.”
Unsurprisingly, manufacturers with the highest percentage of U.S.-made vehicles currently on the road were Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at 81.2%, 70.1% and 63.1%, respectively. The Asian brands Honda and Nissan were not too far off at 61.9% and 54.7%, respectively.
Two vehicles that had 100% of its parts built in America were the Ford Explorer and Nissan Altima, according to the analysis. Additionally, Experian found that the majority of people buying these vehicles chose to finance them.