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Old 06-23-2017, 5:34 PM
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Default Any vehicles assembled in the U.S.A.?

I was wondering where I could find out if any vehicles are actually assembled here in the U.S.A.

I Googled this question with Ford & Mazda and couldn't find anything recent or concrete except that some parts are manufactured here but from what I can find, most full vehicle assemblies are done in other countries, like Japan.

Does anyone have any better information that is recent regarding and/or confirming vehicles are fully assembled here in the U.S.A.?

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I know a little bit about where Ford builds their vehicles. Ford was a customer of my former employer.

F-150 trucks are built in Dearborn and Kansas City. F-250s, F-350s and Expeditions are built at the Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville. Across town at Louisville Assembly, they are building Escapes. Explorers and Taurus's are built at Chicago Assembly. Mustangs are built at Flat Rock, Michigan (a former joint venture with Mazda before they pulled out).

This list of Ford factories on Wikipedia is pretty accurate to my knowledge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ford_factories

There may be other lists on Wikipedia for GM and Chrysler.

As for the foreign manufacturers, Toyota has assembly plants in Indiana and Kentucky (both former customers of mine). Subaru also has a plant in Indiana. Honda has assembly plants in Indiana and Ohio. Nissan has a plant in Tennessee. Both BMW and Mercedes have plants in the southeast. VW has a plant near Knoxville. Hyundai has a plant in Alabama, I think.

So, to answer your question, yes, there are lots of automobiles still being final assembled in the U.S. Walk around a few new car dealer lots and look at the price sticker. It will tell you where the final assembly point was and the percentage of U.S.-made content. You can walk up to any car and look at the VIN to see where it was made: if it begins with "1", it was made in the U.S.
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Wow....Good info there....

All the Googling I did mostly came back with Ford vehicles being assembled in Japan or other countries outside the U.S.

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EDIT: And I refrained from going to the Wikipedia site while searching because I wasn't sure how accurate it was.
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Most pickups sold in the US are assembled here in the US. Toyota is one of the awesome examples. The former ranch the plant sits on is one of the oldest in the state, the JLC having been founded via a (Spanish) grant in 1794. The family was able to maintain ownership long enough to see the territory go from a Spanish colony to the Republic of Mexico, then to the Republic of Texas, then the United States, then the Confederate States, and back to the US. In other words, 5 of the 6 nations which ruled the land (France is the one missing).

Lots of vehicles still made in the US...

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Honda builds em in Marysville Ohio

There are still plenty of cars "assembled" here from foreign made parts

There just arent any AMERICAN made parts Being used anymore

They are all made of cheap junk parts made by slave labor
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Just ask where does the money you pay for a auto or truck end up here USA or overseas!!!
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The notion that there aren't any U.S.-made parts being used in cars these days is just plain incorrect.

Ford still builds engines in Cleveland and Lima, Ohio, and in Dearborn, Michigan. And, they build transmissions in a suburb of Cincinnati.

Look around Indiana and you find all sorts of small plants making parts for cars that are final assembled in the U.S. There's a plant in Greenfield that makes fuel injection parts, one in Columbus that makes axles and bearings. There's another plant in Columbus that makes wheels. Suspension parts, exhaust systems, electronic components are all made in Indiana.

If you or a friend has a Dodge truck with a diesel engine, that engine was most likely made in Indiana.

Don't let the politicians and the economic talking heads on TV fool you. The manufacturing industry in the U.S. is still doing quite well. It just isn't concentrated in the "rust belt" like it used to be and a lot of the old U.S. manufacturers have closed. But, they've been replaced by new ones who are starting up plants in small towns.
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My 2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner doublecab Limited was 100% American-built at the now closed Nummi Plant in Fremont, Ca. I remember getting a few "Chinese eyes" gestures from people ignorant to this fact when I first got it. I still have that truck and it's still like new-I will never get rid of it.
Last year I bought a 2016 Lexus RX350 that was 100% Canadian-built. Those Canadian folks do very good work too!
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If you or a friend has a Dodge truck with a diesel engine, that engine was most likely made in Indiana.



The I don't actually know where he Fiat V6 (EcoDiesel) is made. The B series blocks come out of Illinois. IIRC, Ram HD has actually been assembled in Mexico for several decades though.

Currently, all of the diesel 3/4 ton and greater engines are manufactured in the US.



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My 2008 Tundra was made in TX. Its much better quality and more reliable than all the GM trucks I've had over the last 40yrs.
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My 2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner doublecab Limited was 100% American-built at the now closed Nummi Plant in Fremont, Ca. I remember getting a few "Chinese eyes" gestures from people ignorant to this fact when I first got it. I still have that truck and it's still like new-I will never get rid of it.
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My 2008 Tundra was made in TX. Its much better quality and more reliable than all the GM trucks I've had over the last 40yrs.
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One very fine full-size truck! If I'm not mistaken, isn't your v8 a Lexus v8? I know the Tundra 4.7 is Lexus (1st-gen Tundra). I was always under the impression the Tundra 4.7 and 5.7 came from the Lexus side. That is a solid v8 with a nice tone.
BTW it's all Toyota anyways
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Subaru Assembles cars in Indiana and has done so since the early 90s
Kia assembles cars in Georgia
Mercedes assembles cars in Alabama as does Honda and Hyundai
BMW builds cars in South Carolina
Corvettes are still built in Kentucky
There are many more facilities with multiple companies build cars in the US
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Tahoes, Yukons, Suburbans, and Escalades are assembled in Arlington, TX.


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Don't forget Tesla.
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List of automobiles manufactured in the United States
  • 16 Ford models at 7 factories
  • 27 GM models at 12 factories
  • 5 Chrysler models at 4 factories
  • 11 Honda models at 5 factories
  • 9 Toyota models at 4 factories
  • 3 Hyundai models at 4 factories
  • 11 Nissan models at 2 factories
  • 4 Subaru models at 1 factory
  • 2 Volkswagen models at 1 factory
  • 3 Tesla models at 1 factory
  • 2 Kia models at 1 factory
  • 5 BMW models at 1 factory
  • 3 Mercedes models at 1 factory
  • 1 Volvo model at 1 factory
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The NISSAN NV-1500 2500 and 3500 full size vans are built at a plant in Canton, MS.
Impressive van with a good old V8 option.
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