Jeep Cherokee Tops List of American-Made Cars

For the second year in a row, Jeep has topped’s American-made index. The announcement once again confirms what Fox Lake Jeep fans have known for years: In the United States, Jeep is king.


This year it’s the 2019 Jeep Cherokee that has topped the chart. Made of roughly 72 percent domestic parts, the Jeep Cherokee is a shining examples of the manufacturing excellence America is still capable of. The Jeep Cherokee is built in Belvidere, Illinois and features United States manufactured engines and transmissions.


“In this new era of import tariffs and ongoing re-negotiations of long-stand trading pacts, it’s increasingly important for consumers to understand a product’s homegrown credentials, especially when it comes to purchasing a modern automobile,” Joe Wiesenfelder,’s executive editor, said in a recent statement. “If consumers care about making car purchases that support the U.S. economy, it means looking beyond the assembly location.


The American-Made Index ranks cars based on five factors: assembly location, domestic parts content, U.S. factory employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. The publication analyzed over 100 U.S. made vehicles to compile the final list.


Jeep dealerships across the country were proud to see that the Jeep Cherokee beat out competitors including the Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Ridgeline pickup, Ford Taurus, Ford F-150, and the Acura MDX.


Thanks to its redesign, the updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the SUV to beat-regardless of your preference for American-made vehicles.


The newly upgraded 2019 Cherokee features comprehensive changes to the vehicle’s exterior styling, powertrain capabilities, interior design and technology. Of course, we are most excited about its under-the-hood makeover.


The vehicle is newly available with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine capable if producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb. feet of torque. Alternatively, drivers can opt for a 180-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder making 171 lb. feet of torque and 271 hp, or a 3.2L V6. All of these stellar engine options are available mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.


In the market for an exceptional, American-made vehicle? The 2019 Jeep Cherokee doesn’t disappoint. Come check out our Jeep models for sale at Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We are proud to be your Jeep dealer of Fox Lake. Stop in and test drive our new and pre-owned vehicles for sale nearby! We look forward to serving you.