Some of today’s drivers still take great pride in buying vehicles that were built in America. This helps create job opportunities and strengthens the economy and our national identity. While Chevrolet continues to manufacture the majority of its vehicles on America soil, foreign brands such as Honda and Toyota also now have assembly plants within the United States. Let’s take a look at the three best cars that are made in America.
2018 Chevrolet Impala
The new Chevrolet Impala proves to be among the best full-size sedans on the market. Excellent crash-test scores and a spacious cabin make the Impala a highly recommended family car. Sleek exterior styling is yet another one of the Impala’s highlights. With the arrival of a more extensive list of standard features, the 2018 model is now an even better value than before. While the base Impala has an attractive MSRP of $28,900, the fully loaded Premier trim starts at around $37,000.
An economical 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine comes standard on the new Impala. It develops 197 horsepower while returning a combined 25 mpg. All versions of the sedan are linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Although the base engine’s efficiency may lure some drivers, the optional V6 engine really delivers the performance. Chevy tuned it to develop a healthy 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. When accelerating, you will immediately feel the V6 Impala’s extra muscle under the hood. Fortunately, the additional power doesn’t force you to pay a big penalty at the fuel pump. Most drivers will be perfectly satisfied with its combined fuel economy rating of 22 mpg. On the road, the Impala’s plush ride and predictable handling make it a pleasure to drive.
Very few cars in the segment boast a greater number of standard features. An 8.0-inch touch screen, a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot, and a backup camera are all found on the base LS trim. Chevy also offers plenty of luxurious upgrades. While the heated and ventilated seats enable you to experience a higher degree of comfort, the 11-speaker Bose sound system will inspire music lovers. Not only did the Impala receive a five-star overall safety rating, but it also offers several active driving aids. Forward collision warning, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert give you a strong sense of protection.
2018 Honda Accord
Built in Ohio, the 2018 Honda Accord remains a top-selling midsize sedan. It has always been known as a safe, dependable family car. However, expect the new Accord to deliver an especially satisfying performance on the road. A lot of drivers will also like the redesigned model’s more aggressive look. Meanwhile, a competitive MSRP of $24,445 ranks the Accord among the best values in the class.
For 2018, Honda has introduced a new lineup of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. This change gives the Accord a significant boost in gas mileage. The base 1.5-lter engine develops 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. A combined fuel economy rating of 33 mpg makes the Accord a great alternative to a smaller economy car. Step up to the larger 2.0-liter engine if you desire more driving excitement. With a total production of 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, it is just as potent as the Accord’s previous V6 engine. A new 10-speed transmission helps minimize fuel consumption. You can anticipate getting a combined 27 mpg. When paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the Sport trim delivers a heavy dose of fun.
Every family can take advantage of the Accord’s roomier backseat. The additional legroom will certainly come in handy on long road trips. Even the base model surrounds you with an impressive list of standard features. Some of the notable components include a multi-angle backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 7.0-inch display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on the higher trim levels. From a standpoint of passenger safety, the 2018 Honda Accord remains a class leader. Every trim in the lineup benefits from a Honda Sensing safety package, which provides advanced technologies such as automatic collision braking and adaptive cruise control.
2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota’s production plant in Kentucky will handle the task of assembling the all-new Camry. In the eyes of some car reviewers, it is the most exciting version of the Camry to ever hit the streets. Its sportier performance will appeal to a lot of drivers. As always, you can count on the new Camry to offer outstanding reliability and comfort. Flaunting quad exhaust tips and a two-tone roof, the XSE trim has the appearance of a genuine sports sedan. Prices start at roughly $24,800, which puts the Camry directly in line with the new Honda Accord.
Expect the new Camry to deliver noticeably more performance than before. The base 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine develops a fulfilling 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A new eight-speed automatic transmission also arrives for the 2018 model year. In terms of fuel economy, the Camry returns a combined 34 mpg. For the drivers who demand a more inspiring performance, Toyota offers an all-new V6 engine. It punches out a class-leading 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating enables you to have fun without spending a lot of extra money. Regarding the Camry’s driving character, a lower center of gravity and a stiffer body structure allow you to experience especially tight handling.
Your passengers will appreciate the Camry’s spacious cabin; Up to five people can easily fit inside. The value-packed base model contains more than enough features to keep you happy. Some of the standard equipment consists of Toyota’s easy-to-use Entune infotainment system, a backup camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. You also can’t forget about the Camry’s standard TSS-P safety package. It provides Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. There are plenty of premium upgrades available as well. The powerful JBL audio system produces some serious bass. Meanwhile, the upgraded infotainment system’s Wi-Fi hot spot enables you to quickly access the web.