American carmakers have lost out to Honda in the Cars.com American Made Index. In a recent study that examines which vehicles in the U.S. automotive industry are actually made in America, Honda has come out on top for the second year in a row.
The Japanese carmaker came out with six of the top 10 most American-made models sold in the United States. Last year, Honda was also awarded this honor with four models in the top ten.
The following vehicles were recognized in the Cars.com American Made Index:
2019 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, AL), 2nd place
2019 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, AL), 3rd place
2019 Honda Passport (Lincoln, AL), 4th place
2019 Acura MDX (East Liberty, OH), 6th place
2019 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, AL), 7th place
2019 Acura RDX (East Liberty, OH), 10th place
To determine the top ten vehicles in their American Made Index, Cars.com considered several factors. This includes the location of each vehicle’s assembly plant, the origin of the engine and transmission, the domestic-parts content, and U.S. factory employment adjusted by sales. In the case of a tie, curb weight is used to break it.
Honda is proud to note that nearly two-thirds of Honda and 99% of Acura vehicles that are sold in the United States are also made there.*
If you ever find yourself looking for American brands when shopping for a new car, you’re not alone. Many people value buying domestic, whether it’s because they think it will do more to help the American economy or they believe American-built vehicles are better made. But as it turns out, despite the Japanese badge, buying Honda is the way to go if you care about cars built in America. Visit Bryan Honda to explore Honda’s lineup and discover the quality of American-made cars.
The new 2019 Honda Passport is on a mission to shake up the Honda SUV lineup — and it’s doing just that quite well. This new SUV, which sits between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot in size, combines a spacious interior with ample technology to make it a solid option in its segment. Here, we give you a look at what you can expect when you get the 2019 Passport.
For the 2019 model year, the Passport comes available in four trims: Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Each trim has their own exclusive wheel designs, black exterior accents, and aggressive styling that helps the Passport stand out from the other members of the Honda SUV lineup.
On the inside of the Passport, you will find enough seating for five people to stretch out without sacrificing cargo space. Triple-zone climate control will keep all passengers comfortable on the go, while the 50.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats give you room for all their gear. If you don’t have many passengers, you can fold down the rear seats to access this SUV’s maximum cargo capacity of 100.7 cubic feet — ample space for your camping equipment.
Technology-wise, you can opt for the available eight-inch touchscreen display, which gives you access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Bluetooth® comes standard, while other available tech includes wireless charging, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker premium sound system. The Passport also comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies, helping you feel more confident behind the wheel.
Built in Alabama, the new 2019 Honda Passport is a truly family-friendly, fun-to-drive SUV. Give it a look at Bryan Honda!