We all know the importance of “buying American,” but because of globalization, it’s often hard to find a vehicle that is truly “Made in the U.S.A.”
Or is it?
Look no further than the Jeep Cherokee, which was just named “Most American” vehicle by Cars.com’s American-Made Index (AMI), for the second consecutive year.
When evaluating vehicles, the AMI considers five major factors that 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.
The Jeep Cherokee, which is manufactured at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois, passed the AMI with flying colors — of red, white, and blue.
“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,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – North America.
The Jeep Cherokee boasts an authentic and more premium design for 2019, along with the addition of an advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency up to 31 mpg. Complete with a refreshed fascia, lightweight hood, LED headlamps, daytime running lamps (DRL), fog lamps and liftgate, it is a vehicle that offers a fresh look, and maintains its unmatched capability in all weather conditions, on the road or trail.
At Palmen of Racine, we’re as proud to offer our community the most American vehicle on the market, the Jeep Cherokee, as we’re proud to be Americans. Stop in to drive one today. That’s the Power of Palmen!
(For more information on the Cars.comAmerican-Made Index, including a deeper dive into the data and methodology, visit www.cars.com/news.)