The 3 most American cars of 2017

Although it’s more logical to distinguish nationality of a car based on the company that made it, it’s actually tricky to tell how “American” a car is or where it actually originated. After all, there are quite a few Mercedes, Hyundais, and other foreign brands assembled here. Every year the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, DC, determines the most American car models. The school analyzes not just the parts content of the vehicle, but where it’s developed, where the company is based, and where the car is assembled. This year the most American cars all come from companies that are American.

3. GMC Acadia

The GMC Acadia is one of three crossovers from General Motors that tied for most domestic content. The other two crossovers were former platform-mates to the Acadia, but in 2017, the GMC went to a smaller platform for itself. Changing over to the new platform did help the Acadia lose an impressive 700 pounds. It also managed to keep all three rows of seats reasonably comfortable, and it rides pleasantly and keeps up with traffic without issue.

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