11 Foreign Cars that are Surprisingly Domestic

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American unions want Americans to "Buy American" which sounds incredibly patriotic. Sometimes however, buying a "foreign" car adds more to the US economy that buying a "domestic" vehicle. Over 70% of the assembly process for each of these cars is completed in the US, providing money and jobs to the US economy.

Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is a mid sized car extremely popular in America. Until June 2004, Altimas were entirely assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee. Due to popular demand, Nissan's plant in Canton, Mississippi began manufacturing additional Altimas.

Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is a pick-up truck that first hit the market in 1995. It was originally manufactured in Fremont, California. In 1995, assembly moved to San Antonio, Texas.

Acura RDX

The Acura RDX is an entry level crossover SUV. It was the company's first luxury SUV. This car is currently assembled in Ohio at the Honda plants in Anna and Russells Point.

Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia is a full sized SUV. It was introduced in 2000 and has always been assembled in Princeton, Indiana. This car provides plenty of space for long trips.

Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline was first released in 2005 as a mid-size sport utility truck. It was originally assembled in Canada, but in 2008, Honda moved assembly for the Ridgeline to Lincoln, Alabama.

Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot was first introduced to the market in 2002 as a compact crossover SUV. It was originally manufactured in Ontario, Canada but production moved to Lincoln, Alabama in 2007.

Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna is the only minivan with all wheel drive. It replaced the 1997 Previa Van. It is manufactured in the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana facility located in Princeton, Indiana.

Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is a full sized pickup that has been assembled in America since May 2000. Today, the Tundra is manufactured in San Antonio, Texas. It remains the only full size pickup manufactured in the state.

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has been a best selling sedan since 1997. Today, the Toyota Camry is assembled in the Camry plants in Kentucky and Indiana. 80 percent of the car parts used in a Camry originate in America making it one of the most American made cars on the market.

Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey minivan was created with the American consumer in mind. Honda wanted a large and roomy van built for American families. While the first generation Odyssey was assembled in Japan, subsequent versions were manufactured at Honda's car plant in Alabama.

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a full sized sedan and a flagship product of Toyota. The first Avalon was built on an assembly line in Georgetown, Kentucky in 1994. A second generation model was released in the United States in 1999, and the car continues to be assembled in Kentucky.

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