Which states buy the most American cars?

(iSeeCars) – Buying an American car has long been considered an act of patriotism, even though the definition of buying an American has become increasingly blurred. There are cars with American nameplates like Buick that are made overseas, while some Volkswagens and Toyotas are assembled in the United States. However, buying a domestic brand over a foreign brand can still signal a sense of pride in proud Americans, even though being made in America is not exclusive to American brands.

To determine which states favor national auto brands, iSeeCars analyzed 10.9 million car sales to rank each state based on their percentage of cars with national nameplates.

States with the Most American Vehicles
Rank State % American
1 Michigan 77.8%
2 Wyoming 70.2%
3 South Dakota 69.7%
4 North Dakota 69.6%
5 Iowa 66.9%
6 Montana 64.3%
seven Nebraska 61.4%
8 Wisconsin 60.8%
9 Kansas 60.6%
ten Oklahoma 60.2%
11 Alaska 59.7%
12 West Virginia 59.0%
13 Missouri 58.5%
14 Indiana 58.3%
15 Kentucky 56.3%
16 Minnesota 56.1%
17 Arkansas 56.1%
18 Idaho 55.6%
19 New Mexico 54.5%
20 Ohio 54.3%
21 Maine 52.7%
22 Louisiana 51.8%
23 Illinois 50.5%
24 Texas 47.7%
25 Delaware 47.6%
26 Mississippi 47.4%
27 Tennessee 47.2%
28 Alabama 46.0%
29 Vermont 45.8%
National average 45.6%
30 Caroline from the south 45.5%
31 Utah 45.3%
32 Pennsylvania 45.3%
33 Colorado 45.1%
34 North Carolina 44.0%
35 Arizona 43.8%
36 Georgia 43.1%
37 New Hampshire 42.6%
38 Nevada 41.0%
39 New York 40.7%
40 Virginia 40.6%
41 Washington 40.2%
42 Oregon 38.1%
43 Rhode Island 38.0%
44 Florida 37.0%
45 Maryland 36.3%
46 Massachusetts 33.8%
47 New Jersey 32.3%
48 California 31.0%
49 Connecticut 30.2%
50 Hawaii 25.9%
  • Michigan, home of the Motor City and home of the Big Three automakers, buys the most American vehicles, accounting for 77.8% of the state’s vehicle share.
  • Of the top 10 states with the most American-branded cars, seven are in the Midwest, two in the Rocky Mountain region, and one in the Southwest.
  • The state with the fewest American-branded vehicles is Hawaii, a state that favors Japanese vehicles likely due to the very diverse population.
  • The 10 states with the lowest proportion of American-branded cars are coastal states.

While American cars were once perceived as inferior to their foreign rivals, today’s American vehicles have caught up with their foreign counterparts in terms of quality and reliability. In fact, many American vehicles have made our list of most durable carsand American pickups are among the most popular cars in the country. Whether you want a reliable truck, a state-of-the-art electric vehicle or even a luxury SUV, there is an American vehicle to meet your needs.

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Methodology:

iSeeCars analyzed more than 10.9 million used cars of model years 2017 to 2021 sold from July 2021 to June 2022. The number of cars from US automakers was counted by state, and the resulting percentages were used to classify states.

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