10 Most American-Made Cars Of 2012
What happened to the all-American family minivan during the SUV-happy '90s and 2000s? It got a big hug from Japanese automakers. Sure, Chrysler still makes its Town and Country and Dodge Caravan models -- in Canada. The Toyota Sienna(TM) and the competing Honda Odyssey are made right here in the U.S. and give families the room they need with the V6 power they want when a road trip reaches more than one "Are we there yet?" per mile. Both are up to task, but the Honda loses on the cards, with only 70% of its parts coming from the U.S.
2. 2012 Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana
Assembled: Wentzville, Mo.
Percentage Made In U.S.: 82%
The minivan is nice and all, but your eight-kid family or 14-member Little League team still can't wedge into one. That's where these shuttle-bus-sized vehicles come in. Usually a working van for contractors or emergency responders, the Express and Sierra are also popular enough as people movers to soak up nearly 45% of America's full-sized van market. That's still behind Ford's E-Series, but GM has a stronger claim to the Made in the U.S.A. Label.
1. 2012 Toyota Avalon
Assembled: Georgetown, Ky.
Percentage Made In U.S.: 85%