American Car Corner
November 20th, 2013

By Joel D. Joseph, Chairman, Made in the USA Foundation Chairman@MadeUSAFdn.org.  Cadillac and Lincoln, America’s top luxury automobiles for the past one hundred years, are failing because many of their vehicles are being imported, mostly from Mexico. The Made in the USA Foundation conducted a survey with Harris Interactive recently, and discovered in an overwhelming

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Wentzville, Missouri. Car and Driver: “These days, full-size vans are largely left to the commercial trades. The Savana excels as a work truck.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Lorain, Ohio   Autotrader: “Thankfully, among the handful of vans capable of such feats is the 2013 Ford E-Series van, a time-tested workhorse loved by airport shuttle service and parcel delivery companies alike.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Wentzville, Missouri

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Assembled in Detroit, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover continuum enough to please us–especially with the SRT8.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Toledo, Ohio.   Business Week named the Wrangler “One of the Most Iconic Cars of the Last 20 Years.”

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Assembled in Belvidere, Illinois.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Jeep Patriot is handsome and utilitarian and makes sense for urban-dwelling weekend-warrior types on a tight budget”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Belvidere, Illinois.   AOL Autos: “The Compass is an affordable compact SUV, designed to bring the Jeep name to a broader range of drivers with its car-like on-road capability and fuel economy.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Louisville, Kentucky.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Lincoln Navigator feels uniquely American in a way that’s unmatched by most other big SUVs.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Wayne, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Ford Expedition stands as one of the most accommodating and well-designed of the mega-SUVs.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Chicago, Illinois.   “If only for the sheer fun of barreling down the road in a turbocharged V-6 SUV, the Ford Explorer Sport brings welcome fun to the Explorer nameplate for 2013.” – Kelsey Mays

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Louisville, Kentucky.   The Car Connection: “After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 GMC Acadia has a chiseled, professional-grade exterior, but its interior is soft and family-friendly.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Detroit, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn’t afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Janesville, Wisconsin.   The Car Connection: “They’re tough, roomy, straightforward trucks that perform surprisingly well.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Janesville, Wisconsin.   Edmunds: “The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a compelling choice for those who need a traditional full-size SUV with massive passenger, cargo and towing capacities.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Arlington, Texas.   The Car Connection: “Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious–and most fashionable–luxury SUVs you can get.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Pontiac, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado lineup appeals to truck traditionalists, offering a straightforward package that isn’t as bold or fashionable as rivals but delivers in every way a truck should.”

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Assembled in Kansas City, Missouri   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Ford F-150 shares the truck lead thanks to extreme towing capability and best-in-class tech features.”

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Assembled in Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Michigan.   Edmunds: “Restyled inside and out, the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse retains most of its underpinnings and remains a worthy consideration among large crossover SUVs.”

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Assembled in Lansing, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.”

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Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Honda Crosstour gets an extensive update, including better gas mileage, updated infotainment, and revised styling.”

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Assembled in Lincoln, Alabama.   The Car Connection: “A thoughtful interior, innovative seating, and excellent handling make the 2013 Honda Odyssey a standout among minivans.”

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Assembled in Princeton, Indiana.   The Car Connection: “The Toyota Sienna has excellent power, safety, and seating.”

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Assembled in Sterling Heights Assembly, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan and Convertible models are quite comfortable” and “they offer a good list of features for the money”

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Assembled in Michigan.   “The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an unruly beast, an automotive hooligan — and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Mike Hanley

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Assembled in Detroit, Michigan.    Car and Driver: “The new Viper will have the benefit of Ferrari engineering and development.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Wixom, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “Balanced, comfortable, and very fast (or very, very fast), the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette promises to ring out the C6 generation with grace and aptitude as well as attitude.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Orion Township, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic offers a lot of safety, refinement, and comfort–in a sporty-looking, sporty-driving package.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Greensburg, Indiana.   The Car Connection: The 2013 Honda Civic takes a step back in the right direction with an impressive feature set, a sophisticated new look, and much-improved refinement.

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Orion Township, Michigan.   AOL Autos: “The new Verano is a remarkable entry-level luxury effort. Its long list of standard features and upscale cabin make other compacts in this bracket look cheap and overvalued”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Wayne, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don’t have to feel so appliance-like.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Lordstown, Ohio.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Belvidere, Illinois.   The Dodge Dart was among the five finalist for Green Journal’s Green Car of the Year award along with being awarded by the Made in the USA Foundation.

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Wayne, Michigan.   Awarded Green Car of the Year Award by Green Car Journal

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Assembled in Wayne, Michigan.   Green Car Journal awarded the C-Max with their Green Car Vision Award.

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Detroit, Michigan.   Kelley Blue Book awarded it their Best Resale Value and Total Cost of Ownership Awards.

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Assembled in Sterling Heights, Michigan.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Dodge Avenger has an eye-catching design and is well-equipped.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.   Car and Driver: “The new Accord proves that Honda wants to be Honda again.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Kansas City, Kansas.   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Detroit, Michigan.   The Chevy Malibu was awarded the highest possible rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Atlanta, Georgia.   U.S. News ranked the Ford Taurus their second best in Affordable Large Cars.

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Assembled in Georgetown, Kentucky.   Car and Driver: “It has added athleticism and a few pinches of sophistication.”

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Assembled in Greensburg, Indiana   US News and World Report: The 2013 Acura ILX ranks 10 out of 10 in Upscale Small Cars.

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Marysville, Ohio   The Car Connection: “The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan–but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Fremont, California Time Magazine selected the Tesla Model S among Time’s Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012.

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Assembled in Chicago, Illinois NY Daily News: “Its engine is quick and nimble, providing arrow-like acceleration.”

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Assembled in Lansing, Michigan  Kelley Blue Book: “Smart styling, lots of high-tech features, a refined driving experience and impressive powertrains give the broad model lineup strong appeal.”

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March 4th, 2013

Assembled in Lansing, Michigan Car and Driver: “The ATS looks terrific inside and out.”

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