The Subaru Outback Just Moved Up On The Most American Made Cars List
Where does the 2022 Subaru Outback, Ascent, Legacy, and Impreza rank on the new Cars.com American-Made index? All four models are made in America at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant. One Subaru model improves the most.
Since 1994 the American Automobile Labeling Act requires automakers to include content information on vehicle labels for cars and trucks produced for U.S. sale. According to the most recent 2021 document, the four Subaru models made in Indiana aren't all that American, after all.
The 2020 Subaru Ascent was number 72, 2020 Legacy (73), 2020 Subaru Outback (75), and 2020 Impreza was number 76 on the list for 2020 models.
The 2021 Subaru list has Subaru Ascent 3-Row family hauler moving up to number 70. Subaru Outback midsize SUV improves the most and is now number 71, Subaru Legacy sedan is number 72, and Subaru Impreza compact stays at number 76.
Subaru Indiana Automotive (SIA) makes around 35 percent of Subaru's total global vehicle output. Subaru of America is the Japanese automaker's largest market by far, selling close to 70 percent of its vehicles.
Last year's Made in America Index said the Subaru Outback, Impreza, and 5-door compact each have just 45 percent U.S. content. The Subaru Ascent and Legacy have a bit more U.S. content at 50 percent each. All four models import their major drivetrain parts, engine, and transmissions from Japan.
The Subaru Outback, Impreza, and Legacy all have 40 percent of their parts shipped from Japan. The Ascent 3-Row family hauler has 30 percent of its parts coming from Japan.
Where does the 2021 Subaru Forester rank?
The number one selling Subaru model is the 2021 Forester. The Forester compact SUV, Crosstrek subcompact SUV, WRX and WRX STI performance cars, BRZ sports coupe, and STI S209 are all built at the Japan plant and have 0 percent U.S. parts.
How American is the Subaru Outback? The 2022 Subaru Outback arrives this summer and has more new American-made parts than the previous model.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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