The Made in America Automotive Index is produced by Associate Professor Frank DuBois at American University’s Kogod School of Business and it ranks automobile models based on seven data points to determine how much the domestic economy is responsible in the manufacture of those vehicles. The study improves upon the American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA) figures that are posted on window stickers of new vehicles as required by law.
The seven criteria that the Kogod study considers includes profit margin, labor, research and development and inventory as well as location of the engine and transmission production and source of body, chassis and electrical components.
The complete 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index can be viewed here.
Leading all cars on the list and coming in at third overall with a score of 83.0 is the Chevrolet Corvette.
Topping the list overall were three GM vehicles which tied for first place. The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia together tied for No. 1 with a score of 90.0 on the 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.
Second place goes to the Ford F150 with a score of 85.0.
General Motors is obviously pleased with the results and the company issued a press release with this graphic touting their rankings in Made in America Index. As I scanned the list of cars, I wondered which Corvette model would be shown, the Stingray or the Z06. Unfortunately, GM’s halo car is inexplicably missing from this group of GM automobiles despite being the third overall vehicle and the highest rated car in this year’s study.
Luckily my dad was a TV repair man with an awesome set of tools. So let me fix that for you GM. There, much better:
Sheesh. What does the most awarded car in history have to do to get some respect around here!
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