Experian Automotive is celebrating this Fourth of July by determining which car brands have the highest percentage of vehicles made in America. The research firm found that nearly 60% of light-duty vehicles sold in the United States were made domestically – with Jeep having the highest percentage of locally made cars at 96.7%.
“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 senior manager for Experian Automotive Marty Miller. “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.”
For automakers, Fiat Chrysler had the third-highest percentage of American made vehicles at 63.1%, with Ford and General Motors leading the way in first and second.
Additionally, a recent Brand Keys survey found that Jeep was ranked the most patriotic brand in America. The survey asked 4,750 American consumers which brand they thought embodied the strongest patriotic spirit, with Jeep tying with Disney for first.