Four 2022 models manufactured at Honda Alabama Auto Plant have made the top 10 of Cars.com 2022 American-Made Index. Honda had another three Ohio-built models make the top 20.
The Honda Passport SUV, Ridgeline pickup, Odyssey minivan and Pilot SUV were designed and developed by Honda engineers in the U.S. and produced exclusively in Lincoln. Moreover, the engines that power these vehicles are also built at Honda Alabama Auto Plant, with the transmissions produced nearby at Honda’s transmission plant in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
The Honda Passport placed 4th, the Ridgeline 8th, the Odyssey 9th and the Pilot 10th.
“Honda began auto production in Ohio 40 years ago based on our commitment to build products close to our U.S. customers,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. He added that the company employs nearly 30,000 associates in the U.S. at its five manufacturing plants.
More than two-thirds of the Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2021 were made in America at Honda plants in Alabama, Ohio and Indiana, the second-highest percentage of any full-line automaker for the share of vehicles that were built and sold in America.
Cars.com assesses several factors in compiling their American-Made Index, including location of final assembly, percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts, country of origin for available engines and transmissions, and U.S. manufacturing employees relative to the automaker’s footprint.
Honda began producing vehicles in Lincoln in 2001 and has made more than 5 million vehicles and engines at its Alabama plant. It has the capacity to produce 340,000 vehicles and engines a year and employs some 4,500 workers.