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AMI Creates a Buzz on Social Media

AMI Creates a Buzz on Social Media

Released in June, the 2017 American-Made Index ranked the 10 most patriotic 2017 cars — that is, the 10 cars assembled in the U.S. with high domestic-parts content, predominant U.S. sourcing for Used Engine and transmissions, and high support for U.S. manufacturing jobs. In response to the AMI, readers took to our Twitter and Facebook to share their thoughts — here's what they had to say.

Topping this year's list were the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, assembled in Toledo, Ohio, and the Jeep Cherokee, assembled in Toledo and Belvidere, Ill. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' massive Toledo Assembly Complex employs more than 5,000 people and produces as many as 50,000 vehicles a month. The citizens of "Jeep Country" are fiercely proud of the work they do and the American-made cars they produce.

Ohioans and Jeep owners celebrated the Wrangler and Cherokee's AMI win on social media: 


Three Fords, three Hondas, one GMC and one Acura also made the list of the 10 most-American cars. Some Twitter users were happy to see their cars represented, while others were surprised to see Honda on the list since the automaker is headquartered in Tokyo.

Due to the globalization of the automobile industry, the number of models meeting the original American-made criteria fell, so updated its methodology for the 2017 index. This meant that Toyota, which topped the list in previous years, no longer qualified. Some AMI readers took note of the change, and one pointed out Tesla's absence from list.

For more info on how arrived at the AMI top 10, read the methodology here.