The Jeep Cherokee Named Most American Car of the Year

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When it comes to American-made vehicles, many may wonder: which one is considered the most American?

According to, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been named the most American car for the second year in a row. The American-Made Index (AMI) by analyzes a range of factors to determine which new cars and trucks contribute more to the U.S. economy, regardless of where a manufacturer's brand is headquartered.

The annual study calculates the total impact the production of a vehicle has on the local economy using a formula that includes where its parts are sourced from, where it is built and how many jobs it creates. Along with the AMI, also conducted a survey that asked customers how important buying an American car is to them. Depending on the customer's age, their responses differed significantly. According to the results, 61% of car shoppers 18-34 said they cared if the car they buy benefited the economy, compared to 71% of customers age 35-54.

Nearly 72% of the Cherokee's parts are made domestically, such as its engines and transmissions. In the survey, they found that 71% of American consumers believe in buying domestic “significantly or substantially” contributes to the U.S. economy. 

The Jeep Cherokee received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year. The refresh came with more advanced technology features and a new available engine. Other new features that come in the newest model are standard 7-inch infotainment system, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, updated exterior styling and available hands-free power liftgate.

In addition to the Jeep Cherokee, other vehicles that fell on the list of Top American-Made Cars include the Ford F-150 and five Honda models which include the Accord, Pilot, Passport, Odyssey, and Ridgeline.



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