Assembled: Lansing, Mich.
NHTSA percentage made in the U.S.: 65%
The base model comes with a 270-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine, but can be bumped up to a 318-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 for a little more kick. General Motors' (GM) symbol of American luxury also includes headlights that adapt to your speed and turning angle, rear backup camera, leather seating, wood trim and a pop-up eight-inch GPS screen that connects to voice control and a 10-speaker Bose stereo system. If you're willing to splurge for the CTS-V, your reward is a 556-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 engine that takes you from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. This beast was a problem child for General Motors and the unions when sales dropped by more than 20,000 vehicles during the economic downturn, but CTS sales have since accelerated from 38,817 in 2009 to nearly 47,000 last year.
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