5 Best Vehicles Made in the USA
They’re not necessarily from American brands.
2018 BMW X5
Starting MSRP $56,600
Built in Spartanburg, S.C., USA
The BMW X5 is a solid choice for a midsize luxury SUV. This “sports activity vehicle” offers plenty of power, loads of cargo room, and a comfy interior. The X5 should satisfy just about anyone looking for a luxury SUV or a weekend getaway vehicle.
Some of the highlights of this seven-passenger SUV include the intelligent all- wheel drive system; BMW Connected, which offers Wi-Fi, surround view camera, and additional services all on a 10.2″ screen. BMW Maintenance is included with your lease or purchase, which is a valuable asset and lowers overall costs.
Optional engines include a plug-in hybrid engine or the M Performance model with a fine-tuned powertrain, suspension, and steering. The end result is an automobile that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism, comfort, and everyday usability.
2018 Toyota Camry
Starts at MSRP $23,495
Built in Kentucky, USA
The Toyota Camry year after year holds the status as America’s best- selling car, and it seems logical that it should be built in the United States.
The all-new 2018 Camry has aggressive exterior styling, with improved handling and a very quiet interior. The spacious interior offers new seat materials and styles, available eight-way adjustable driver seat, panoramic sunroof and two new engines with amazing fuel economy. Toyota Safety Sense is standard on every single 2018 Camry, so no matter what trim level you choose, you get all the safety features. The innovative technology has seamless integration with most drivers’ digital lifestyle.
2018 Ford F-150
Starting at MSRP $27,110
Built in Dearborn, Mich., and in Claycomo, Mo., USA
Ford’s F-Series has been America’s best-selling vehicle for 35 years. The latest model comes loaded with new features, including trailer backup assist. Buyers can choose from a whole range of turbocharged V6 or V8 engines (six engine choices and three cargo-bed lengths) and a line of limited-edition models like the King Ranch, Platinum, or this luxuriously appointed F-150 Lariat. Anything above the F-150 is called a Super Duty, and for some very serious hauling power, there’s the F-350 “Dualie.”
Ford Trucks have an aluminum- alloy body and steel frame, which weighs up to 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation, resulting the bed in better fuel effciency, greater towing and payload capacities, improved acceleration, and enhanced handling and braking responsiveness.
Safety features include available Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage. The cross-traffic alert feature can detect a vehicle passing behind when you’re slowly backing out of a driveway or parking space.
Options that were really impressive: 360-degree camera with split-view display, and lock or unlock the tailgate or release it slowly with the key fob or inside door switch and a tailgate step with a bar to make it easier to get in if needed.
2018 Honda Odyssey
Starting at MSRP $29,990
Built in Lincoln, Ala., USA
Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with American car buyers for seven straight years (2010-2016).
The 2018 Odyssey brings with it a host of available new features and technology, including a uniquely versatile new available Magic Slide second-row seat for ultimate flexibility in meeting the day-to-day people hauling needs and easy installation of child safety seats.
Some of the best new features include new available CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies to help keep tabs on the kids and o er the ability to communicate with all passengers.
The center display command center has built-in Wi-Fi for streaming video. All Odysseys come with Honda Sensing advanced safety and driver- assistive technologies, including multiangle rearview camera and parking sensors. One of the best options is the 12-way power adjustable seating that are heated and cooled, the advanced rear entertainment system is 10.2″ high-resolution screens and innovative built-in vacuum cleaner.
2018 Cadillac CT6
Starting MSRP $53,795
Built in Hamtramck, Mich., USA
When it comes to American luxury, the Cadillac CT6sets a high standard for a prestige luxury sedan. It has all the size, prestige, and technology of large luxury sedans, while offering the driving dynamics and efficiency that lets you ride in comfort and high style.
The Cadillac CT6 takes drivers to a higher threshold of involvement, with technologies that make them more aware of their surroundings. Cadillac’s soft touch interior is modern, classy, and luxurious. Its distinctive appearance and LED illuminated running lights make a striking statement. Premium seating includes adjustable seat travel, lumbar adjustment, tilting cushions, massage feature, and heated and cooled seats.
Those who are lucky enough to sit in the back enjoy two 10-inch retractable screens, with Blu-Ray playback and connectivity through the Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging. The top-of-the-line Bose Panaray audio system features 34 speakers for realistic sound reproduction.
The CT6 rolls with the safety systems you can imagine, including Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Enhanced Night Vision that identifies objects via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center.
Article featured in Newsmax’s September magazine.