Cars.com to release its annual American-Made Index, helping shoppers determine which 2020 vehicles have the greatest impact on the U.S. economy. The American-Made Index ranks cars based on five factors: assembly location, parts sourcing as determined by the American Automobile Labeling Act, U.S. factory employment relative to vehicle production, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. This year, the company analyzed some 125 U.S.-built nameplates to arrive at the 91 most-American models on the market for the 2020 model year.
The index will be released with a consumer survey which found that 70% of consumers believe buying American contributes significantly or substantially to the U.S. economy. Furthermore, given our current climate, the results show that 37% of respondents say the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumers’ decision to buy local.