Use Moroney sticker, VIN Number to identify cars country of origin

If the VIN Number starts with 1, 4, or 5, the car is confirmed to be made in America.
If the VIN Number starts with 1, 4, or 5, the car is confirmed to be made in America. | File photo

Cars.com conducts an annual research called the “American Made Index.” This research focuses on more information about vehicles that are “made in America.” The criteria include where the car is assembled, where the car parts are sourced, and the number of American jobs at the manufacturing plants.

Last year, Jeep Wrangler was declared the “most American Made vehicle” according to Cars.com. This year, another Jeep variant, the Jeep Cherokee, takes the top spot. According to the research, the Jeep Cherokee’s final assembly point occurs in Belvidere, Illinois and is composed of mostly American-made parts. 

To know whether your vehicle is American-made, one should have a Monroney sticker on the car window until such time it is sold. The Monroney sticker contains information about car part’s sources and the final assembly point. 

Pre-owned or used vehicles won’t have the Monroney sticker. However, you can still determine if it’s America-made through its VIN Number. If the VIN Number starts with 1, 4, or 5, the car is confirmed to be made in America. On the other hand, some VIN stickers state directly the car’s country of origin. 

Among some of the vehicles made in America are Ford’s Bronco, C-MAX, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Focus, Mustang, Super Duty, Taurus, and Transit. Lincoln MKC, Continental, and Navigator are also made in America, as well as Buick Enclave and LaCrosse. Meanwhile, Chevrolet Bolt, Colorado, Corvette, Cruze, Express, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Sonic, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, and Volt are also proven to be made in America. 

To know whether your car is made in America, you can ask the experts at Fremont Motors. 

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