July 1, 2019 - For the second consecutive year, the Jeep® Cherokee was ranked first on Cars.com’s annual American-Made Index (AMI).
“The Jeep Cherokee tops Cars.com’s American-Made Index for the second year in a row, taking the number-one position, thanks to high scores across the five major factors analyzed in the index,” Kelsey Mays, Senior Consumer Affairs Editor, Cars.com, said.
Now in the second year of its revised methodology, the AMI considers five major factors to zero in on the economic impact of a given model: assembly location, domestic-parts content as determined by the American Automobile Labeling Act, engine sourcing, transmission sourcing and factory jobs provided by each automaker’s U.S. plants.
“As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, we are especially pleased to celebrate Cherokee’s place as the most American vehicle on Cars.com’s American-Made Index for the second consecutive year,” Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand–North America, said. “We salute the dedicated employees who build the Cherokee, the most capable midsize SUV on the planet, as well as all the loyal Jeep owners who drive it.”
The Jeep Cherokee is manufactured at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. It competes in the largest SUV segment in the United States that has more than 2 million annual sales.