Chevrolet Volt
Assembled: Detroit, Mich.
NHTSA percentage made in the U.S.: 46% (18% Korea)
MSRP: $31,465  

Yes, unions make hybrids. Granted, the Cadillac Escalade and Ford Escape hybrids each have more American-made parts than the Volt, but the Volt is the first plug-in hybrid manufactured here. It's a little more luxurious than its competitors, which means features such as a huge onboard hard drive, rear camera, touchscreen audio system and quiet cabin keep the price up and the sales numbers down. Since consumers caught on to this, however, sales jumped from a little less than 7,700 last year to nearly 11,000 already this year.  

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