It used to be that a vast majority of cars on the road were American-made.
But a number of excellent foreign car manufacturers jumped onto the scene and we started looking well beyond our nation’s borders for the next best ride.
And I’m not here to say that there’s anything wrong with that–at all–because many of those internationally-made vehicles are amazing and absolutely worth your hard-earned cash.
But there are still some really wonderful cars being made here in the United States.
Here’s a brief rundown of 10 of the best American makes/models you’ll find in 2014.
Top 10 Made-In-America Cars for 2014
#10 2014 Chevrolet Equinox SUV
Since its introduction in 2010, the Chevy Equinox has become one of drivers’ favorite crossover SUVs on the market. It looks great, it offers plenty of storage, it’s incredibly comfy and it handles amazingly well.
The 2014 Equinox model deserves that same praise, but it also offer a bit more to be happy about. It features a robust V6 engine, which is kind of a rarity these days in a small SUV.
A lot of manufacturers are getting a bit itchy about building their smaller sports utility cars with a 6-cylinder engine because it offers less fuel economy–which makes sense since that’s a really big priority for most customers.
But with a V6, the Equinox has incredible oomph, giving you the strength necessary for serious hauling/towing. But with all the power under the hood, the 2014 Equinox still offers a super comfy and surprisingly quiet ride. In Brief:
- MPG – 22 city / 32 highway
- Seats – 5
- Engine – 2.4-Liter, 4-Cylinder
- Horsepower – 182
- Style – SUV
MSRP: Starting at $24,157
#9 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
There’s just no muscle car like an American muscle car–and the 2014 Corvette Stingray has plenty of muscle. With a super powerful V8, 455-horsepower engine, the Stingray offers incredible get-up-and-go.
And while it doesn’t have the most impressive stats in terms of fuel economy (17 MPG city and 29 MPG highway), new cylinder deactivation gives its mileage a recognizable boost from previous incarnations.
The Corvette Stingray definitely isn’t for everybody–it’s not exactly a family car, if you know what I mean–but if I had a friend who was looking for a wild ride in a sleek car with unbelievable power, I’d point them in the Stingray’s direction.
It’s one sick, sick car.
- MPG – 17 city / 29 highway
- Seats – 2
- Engine – 6.2-Liter, V8
- Horsepower – 455
- Style – Coupe
MSRP: Starting at $61,845