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Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road
Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road

Around this time every year, the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. publishes its "Made in America Auto Index." It's a study of vehicles made for the U.S. market that aims to show which are the "most American." What, exactly, makes an "American" car? Decades ago...Read More»

2017 Toyota Camry
A different 'American made' index puts Toyota & Honda on top

Last week, we wrote about the 2016 Made In America Auto Index, compiled by the Kogod School of Business at American University. Today, Cars.com published its 2016 American-Made Index, and though the name might sound similar, its rankings are very, very different. The Kogod School of Business takes...Read More»

2016 Kogod Made In America Auto Index
Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia 'most American' models on the road

When shopping for a new ride, many car-buyers fixate on one or two things--important things like fuel economy or reliability. But some go a step further and consider an automaker's business practices. If you're in that latter group, and if owning a car that's "made in America" matters to you, the...Read More»

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The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"

Americans have conflicting ideas about what makes a car truly "American". According to an AutoTrader survey released last year, "a vehicle that is made in the U.S. by a foreign automaker is more likely to be seen as 'American made' (57 percent) than one from a U.S. automaker that was built outside...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
Ford F-150 Is The 'Most American' Vehicle, But Toyota Camry Is A Close Second

In today's increasingly connected world, we often ask ourselves, "What do national borders mean?" Companies like Coke and Sony do business around the globe, and anyone who's been on Facebook knows that we often have more in common with folks on the other side of the planet than with our next-door...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post generated some interesting discussion, with several readers pointing out -- quite rightly -- that in this day and age, it's become...Read More»

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Is 'Made In America' More Important Than 'Made By U.S. Company'?

When you're looking for a new ride, which is more important: the company that makes the car or the country where it's made? Once upon a time, that question would've seemed absurd. Honda is a Japanese company, so its cars are made in Japan, right? But thanks to increasingly international...Read More»

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Obesity Costs America $4 Billion Per Year At The Pump

Now is the time when many Americans look up from their laptops and start thinking seriously about summer vacations. Now is also the time when many of us look down and realize that the laps on which those laptops sit aren't as flat as they used to be. We've picked up a few pounds over the winter --...Read More»

1969 MGB roadster
Your Taxes At Work: Congress Deems Today Collector Car Appreciation Day

Never let it be said that the U.S. Congress doesn't pay attention to car buyers and owners. The U.S. Congress has deemed today, Friday, July 9th, to be the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. The designation was created to raise public awareness of the "vital role" that the auto restoration...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Mitsubishi May Offer Gas-Powered i-Miev To U.S. Buyers

Back in June, Mitsubishi unveiled the production version of its i-MiEV battery electric vehicle. The curious-looking five-door hatch went on sale in Japan six weeks later at a retail cost of ¥3 million ($33,800). It runs off a 16 kWh lithium ion battery, which powers an electric motor for about...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius at 2009 Detroit auto show
Toyota Plans To Extend The Prius Lineup In The U.S.

Toyota Motor Sales USA made an intriguing announcement this week: the automaker told U.S. dealers that Toyota is extending the range of its Prius lineup in American showrooms. Based on statements from dealers with first-hand knowledge of the announcement, it appears that Toyota's intent is simply...Read More»

Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh To GM Workers: Drop Dead

Democracy and John Stuart Mill's marketplace of ideas are often shrill, and almost always messy, in practice. And clearly people of good faith--and the rest too--disagree on aspects of the Detroit bailouts put together by the Obama Administration. But now right-wing radio talk-show host Rush...Read More»

Arnold, the Terminator
America 2020: Our Hybrid Future

The year is 2020. Skynet lies in ruins, Nancy Grace sits on the U.S. Supreme Court, and one in five of you are buying hybrid vehicles. Also: everyone wears MC Hammer pants. We're not taking any bets on those first two items, and we hope the last is dead wrong, but the odds on number three are...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Toyota to GM: No Hybrid Tech For You!

Toyota isn't going to help GM with its hybrid technology. Shocker! But these days anything is possible, and Toyota does have licensing relationships with Ford and Nissan for some hybrid technology, so it's not too far-fetched to be believable. Earlier today Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun published a story...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
2009 Volvo XC60 Preview

The safest car we have ever built – that’s the claim Volvo is making about the new XC60. From a firm that has built its entire reputation on making strong cars, it’s a bold statement. Designed as a baby brother to the XC90, an SUV which has been a massive success for the Swedish firm, the...Read More»

2007 Infiniti EX Concept
Infiniti EX Concept Takes on X3

Infiniti’s concept EX has broken cover before theNew York auto show, and sources say the new concept has been designed to take on the likes of BMW’s X3 and the Acura RDX. The EX comes to the Javits Center next week, built off the FM rear-drive platform that underpins the Nissan Z and Infiniti...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord Coupe concept
2007 Honda Accord Coupe Concept

Honda says it will show an Accord Coupe Concept at the 2007Detroit auto show. The concept is expected to influence the future shape of its new Accord lineup, which is due in the 2008 model year. Honda says the Accord is its best-selling model in North America. New in 2003, the Accord is expected to...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2WD 4-door 1500 LT Wheel Cap
RELEASE: 2007 Chevrolet Suburban Major League Baseball

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Chevy Suburban has ably served as a capable family road trip vehicle for more than 70 years. The tradition of easily fitting the whole family and all their gear into one comfortable vehicle...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts

SAE Meeting Set for Detroit by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Revived interest sparks new ideas at tech conference. GM Says Turnaround Gaining by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)A week of financial news could contain the seeds of recovery. Delphi Corp. on Friday outlined a broad plan for restructuring into a...Read More»

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