TORRANCE, Calif.( June 23, 2021) — Honda’s commitment to building products in America was on display in the Cars.com 2021 American-Made Index® — with four Honda models in the top 10, more than any other automaker, and seven Honda and Acura models ranking among the top 20. Honda vehicles in the top 10 are the Alabama-made Honda Ridgeline pickup, Odyssey minivan, and Pilot and Passport SUVs, with the Ohio-built Honda Accord ranked 17th. Two Ohio-made Acura models, the Acura RDX premium sport crossover and TLX premium sport sedan, placed 12th and 13th, respectively.

 

All four of the Honda models in the top 10 of the 2021 American-Made Index — Ridgeline, Odyssey, Pilot and Passport —were designed and developed by Honda engineers in the U.S. and are produced exclusively in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda’s Alabama Auto Plant celebrates 20 years of manufacturing this year. The engines that power these vehicles also are built at the Alabama plant, with the transmissions produced at Honda’s nearby transmission plant in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

 

"Honda has been building cars in the U.S. for almost 40 years, and today we build a higher percentage of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. than all but one other automaker," said Rick Schostek, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We’re proud of the 30,000 Honda associates who design, develop, build, sell and finance our products in the U.S."

 

More than two-thirds of the Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2020 were made in America at Honda plants in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama, the second-highest percentage of any automaker for the share of vehicles that were built and sold in America. Honda operates five automobile manufacturing plants in the U.S. – more than any other international automaker.

 

Over 99% of all Acura models sold in the U.S. last year were made in Ohio and, beginning in 2021, 100% of all Acura vehicles are now built in Ohio.  The Acura RDX and TLX are not only built in Ohio, but both vehicles also were designed and developed by Honda engineers in the U.S.

 

In 2020, Honda produced nearly 1 million cars and light trucks in the U.S. and purchased $23.5 billion in parts and materials from more than 600 U.S. suppliers.

 

Cars.com assesses several factors for the American-Made Index: location of final assembly; percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts; country of origin for available engines; country of origin for available transmissions; U.S. manufacturing employees relative to the automaker's footprint. More information about the "Cars.com 2021 American-Made Index" can be found at www.cars.com/american-made-index.

 

Top Ranked Honda Vehicles

2021 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, Ala.) — 6th place

2021 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, Ala.) — 7th place

2021 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, Ala.) — 8th place

2021 Honda Passport (Lincoln, Ala.) — 9th place

2021 Honda Accord (Marysville, Ohio) — 17th place

 

Top Ranked Acura Vehicles

2021 Acura RDX (East Liberty, Ohio) — 12th place

2021 Acura TLX (East Liberty, Ohio) — 13th place

 

Honda Manufacturing in the U.S.

Honda established manufacturing operations in America in 1979 with the start of motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio, followed in November 1982 by the start of automobile production at the Marysville Auto Plant.

 

In 2020, more than two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts, and Honda’s cumulative auto production in America exceeds 28.2 million vehicles.

 

Honda has one of the largest and most diverse U.S. manufacturing footprints of any international company, employing more than 22,000 associates who support operations at the company’s 12 plants with the annual capacity in America to produce more than 1.2 million automobiles, 3.5 million engines, 750,000 power equipment products and 200,000 powersports products, as well as the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

 

Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $18.5 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations, including more than $3.2 billion over the past five years. The company also works with 627 U.S. original equipment suppliers, with U.S.-sourced parts purchases of $23.5 billion in 2020 and approximately $446.8 billion since 1979.

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