Assembled: Orion Township, Mich.
NHTSA percentage made in the U.S.: 47% (20% in Korea)
MSRP: $14,765 Sure, the Sonic has a comfortable ride, smooth steering, 31 cubic feet of cargo space and combined mileage of nearly 30 miles per gallon. Those are just garnish for the car's "Buy American" base. They're far more concerned that the Sonic is assembled here with union labor, unlike the 15% American-made Ford ( F) Fiesta that gets 40% of its parts from Mexico and is assembled there. That's still a more American subcompact than the Toyota ( TM) Yaris or Honda ( HMC) Fit, both of which have 0% American parts and are made primarily in Japan.