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American Made Cars

Too many drivers assume that American made cars only come from automakers headquartered in the U.S., but that’s not the case at all. Even as U.S. auto manufacturers like General Motors and Ford are closing North American facilities and abandoning sedans and other car models, Honda’s American presence remains strong with:

  • Over $5.6 Billion Put Towards U.S. Manufacturing
  • 75 Facilities Employing American Workers
  • 6 Out of the 10 Most Fully Made-in-America Vehicles

In fact, Honda’s U.S. plants produced almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura models sold in American during 2018, and they show no signs of slowing down production.

In contrast, General Motors has announced substantial layoffs, the closure of 5 North American facilities, and the discontinuation of models like the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Buick LaCrosse. Ford is following suit by eliminating almost 90 percent of their North American car lineup by 2020 – that includes the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus. We’ve yet to ascertain precisely how this will impact the U.S. economy, but we’ve already seen thousands of layoffs across Europe.

Honda 2018 U.S. Production Totals

Honda U.S.-Based Production

Honda has a long history in the U.S. Over the last few decades, they’ve become:

  • The first Japanese automaker to build engines in the U.S. (1985)
  • The first Japanese automaker to build transmissions in the U.S. (1989)
  • The first Japanese automaker to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets (1987)

Since 1987, they’ve exported 1.3 million automobiles from the U.S. You’ll now find 12 American manufacturing facilities producing:

  • Honda and Acura Vehicles
  • Honda and Acura Engines, Transmissions, and Components
  • Aircraft and Aircraft Engines
  • Power Equipment
  • Powersports Products


Honda facilities located in Marysville, Anna, and East Liberty produce various Acura models, multiple engine types, and popular models like the Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, and Honda CR-V.


Honda Precision Parts of Georgia is the only producer of Honda’s 10-speed automatic transmission.


The Honda Insight Hybrid represents further advancement in the U.S. production of electrified vehicles, and it’s built in Indiana.


Alabama produces the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, making it the eighth Honda light truck to be both developed and built in the United States.


You’ll find the Honda Aircraft Company’s worldwide headquarters in Greensboro and aircraft engines built by Honda Aero in Burlington.

United States Honda Plant Locations

Made in the U.S.A.

The first of Honda’s American plants started manufacturing way back in 1979. Today, Honda is proud to build products at 12 manufacturing plants across the United States. Since 1982, U.S. facilities have built 26.1 million cars and light trucks.



Honda Invests in America

Honda has come a huge way since establishing its first U.S. business operation, a Los Angeles storefront in 1959. They’ve continued investing in America for 60 years, forging the longest U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker while contributing to the U.S. economy through manufacturing, research and development, sales, and finance operations. Today, we can celebrate:

  • Honda’s new investment into U.S. operations reaching $5.6 billion during the past five years.
  • Honda employing more than 31,000 associates in the U.S., with 75 percent of them working in manufacturing.
  • Honda’s 75 U.S. facilities, which include manufacturing plants, research and development facilities, parts centers, marketing, sales, service, and finance operations.
  • Honda’s $1.1 billion investment into its American R&D operations.
  • Honda’s 607 U.S. suppliers of parts and materials across 32 states.
Honda U.S. Investments Graphic

Honda U.S. Materials Suppliers Map

Honda Top Investment States

Investing in America’s Communities

Honda understands that investing in America means more than producing American made cars, so they set up the American Honda Foundation to help communities across the country. Since being founded in 1984, that foundation has awarded grants to community organizations that have served more than 118 million Americans.



[1] Honda has built 26.1 Million cars and light trucks in the U.S. since 1982, *“The Most American Cars and Trucks You Can Buy (By Parts Content!),” Car and Driver, March 2019. [2] Car and Driver, November 2018. Visit for more information. [3] Fortune, November 2018. Visit for more information. [4] Bloomberg, January 2019. Visit for more information. [5] Visit for more information.
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