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Want to know which SUVs and crossovers are made mostly from American parts? Here is our rating of the most American SUVs and crossovers for 2016.

A crossover, also known as a crossover utility vehicle (CUV), is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback.

Using the unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles instead of the body-on-frame platform used in light trucks and the original SUVs, the crossover combines SUV design features such as tall interior packaging, high H-point seating, high center of gravity, high ground-clearance or all-wheel-drive capability – with design features from an automobile such as a passenger vehicle’s platform, independent rear suspension, car-like handling and superior fuel economy.

A crossover may borrow features from a station wagon or hatchback, such as the two-box design of a shared passenger/cargo volume with rear access via a third or fifth door, a liftgate – and flexibility to allow configurations that favor either passenger or cargo volume, e.g., fold-down rear seats.

Crossovers are offered with front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. Crossovers are typically designed for only light off-road capability, if any at all.

15. Ford Edge

2015 Ford Edge © Ford Motor Company

2015 Ford Edge © Ford Motor Company

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — Canada
  • Engine Source — Germany, U.S.
  • Transmission Source —U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 68

Ford Edge demonstrates what happens when a proven leader gets even better. The original crossover utility vehicle from Ford is loaded with more technology, higher levels of craftsmanship and greatly improved vehicle dynamics. The 2015 Ford Edge is a better vehicle by every measure.
When launched in late 2006, Edge helped to define the crossover sport utility vehicle segment in North America, the biggest such market in the world. With a car-based design, Edge delivered better on-road comfort, fuel efficiency and overall driving dynamics than any truck-based SUV. It was proof a utility vehicle could meet the demanding needs of an everyday commuter.

The 2015 Edge revealed today in North America and Europe is all-new from wheels to roof, designed to reset the standard in the two-row utility vehicle market. Based on Ford’s successful, global midsize vehicle platform, Edge has been reimagined with a stronger, more athletic shape. It has been retooled to meet higher expectations for quality, and reengineered to add more features and technologies for a more rewarding driving experience. The all-new Edge will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe.

“The original Edge was our first entry into the world of crossover utilities – a technologically advanced vehicle that was the perfect blend of sedan comfort and efficiency with SUV functionality,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Now, we are building on that success, and building on the emotional appeal of the vehicle by offering more of the technology our customers want in a package that meets the highest expectations for quality and craftsmanship.”

“For three years in a row, Ford has been the best-selling utility vehicle brand in North America and has been experiencing exponential growth in global markets,” said Jim Farley, Ford group vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln. “The all-new Edge is the next chapter in this story. And it’s a story driven by the emotional appeal of the vehicle – not its feature content.”

This emotional appeal is enhanced by a wealth of advanced technologies and new amenities. The all-new Edge will go on sale in North America in the first quarter of 2015, with sales following in Europe, South America and Asia Pacific markets.

14. Ford Expedition

2016 Ford Expedition © Ford Motor Company

2016 Ford Expedition © Ford Motor Company

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 82.5

The 2016 Ford Expedition is a full-size utility vehicle for consumers who want capability, class-leading maximum cargo space in the extended-length version and the latest in advanced technology features. It offers a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that also powers Ford F-150, and adds the new SYNC® 3 communications and entertainment system.

Expedition, which debuted in 1996, is Ford’s largest utility vehicle, with seating for up to eight. The standard 2016 Expedition, one of two versions available, has three rows of seats and up to 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and sits on a 119-inch wheelbase – making it a little more than 6 inches longer than Ford Explorer. A longer-wheelbase version – 131 inches – has three rows of seats and maximum cargo space of 130.8 cubic feet.

Expedition continues to feature an independent rear suspension for a confident ride and great handling characteristics. The suspension allows for the one-touch PowerFold® fold-flat third-row bench seat and low load-floor height.

Ford’s new SYNC 3 is available for Expedition, along with passive entry with push-button start and Blind Spot Information System® with cross-traffic alert. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost provides more power, efficiency and performance than the 5.4-liter V8 engine in the previous Expedition.

13. Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ © General Motors

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ © General Motors

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — Canada, U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S., Canada
  • Transmission Source — U.S., Canada, Mexico
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 82.5

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is restyled with new cues and enhancements that make the versatile vehicle an even better choice, and demonstrate Chevrolet’s commitment to delivering the broadest lineup of SUVs in the industry.

Updates for the 2016 model include new styling with premium accents, new wheel designs and new available safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.

Equinox competes in the compact SUV segment, which surged 17.4 percent in 2014 and accounted for 15.5 percent of the total U.S. vehicle market – eclipsing midsize cars for the first time to become the auto industry’s largest segment.

Equinox sales in the U.S. increased to 242,242 in 2014 – the fifth consecutive year of record sales since the second-generation launched as a 2010 model.

12. GMC Terrain

2016 GMC Terrain SLT © General Motors

2016 GMC Terrain SLT © General Motors

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — Canada
  • Engine Source — U.S., Canada
  • Transmission Source — U.S., Canada, Mexico
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 65.5

Distinguished by a new, more contemporary appearance and additional enhancements, the refreshed 2016 GMC Terrain lineup continues to be a smart choice for customers seeking versatility, style and technology.

Terrain is GMC’s second-highest selling vehicle, after Sierra, with about half of customers new to GMC. It also attracts the brand’s highest rate of female buyers: 44 percent – and they cite Terrain’s styling as their top reason for purchase.

The 2016 Terrain is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, in SL, SLE and SLT trim levels, as well as the Denali. All models include four-wheel disc brakes with StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control, as well as six standard air bags: dual frontal air bags, head curtain side air bags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side air bags.

All models seat five and the GM-exclusive MultiFlex sliding rear seat is standard. The interior also offers up to 31.6 cubic feet (894 liters) of cargo space behind the rear seat and 63.9 cubic feet (1,809 liters) with the rear seat folded.

11. Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass © FIAT Group

Jeep Compass © FIAT Group

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S., Mexico, Japan, South Korea
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 76.5

With unmatched Jeep® capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy of up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg), a distinctive design and features customers value, the 2016 Jeep Compass continues to set the standard in the compact-SUV segment.

For 2016, the Jeep Compass fine-tunes the model lineup to offer features customers desire with value they appreciate.

The 2016 Jeep Compass will be available in two trims – Sport and Latitude. To add even more value for the 2016 model year, new standard equipment includes Uconnect handsfree and SiriusXM Radio (with a one-year subscription). 2016 Compass Latitude models also get the addition of automatic headlamps as standard equipment. Mojave Sand is a new exterior color for 2016.

A new-for-2016 Sport SE Package will be available in fourth quarter 2015 on Jeep Compass Sport models. With a distinctive style and features customers appreciate, the Compass Sport SE Package is an excellent value for the compact-SUV buyer. The Compass Sport SE Package includes: leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls; heated cloth mesh front seats; 18-inch Mineral Gray aluminum wheels; Mineral Gray grille rings, fog lamp bezels, roof rails, rear fascia, Sport SE badge and liftgate brow when equipped with ParkView rear backup camera and bright exhaust tip.

The popular High Altitude Package continues in 2016 and is available for 4×4 models with the six-speed Powertech automatic transmission. The Compass High Altitude Package includes leather seating, power sunroof, automatic headlamps, power six-way driver seat and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.

The Jeep Compass offers an array of clever features consumers will appreciate whether commuting to work, driving in challenging weather conditions, or exploring new trails or out-of-the-way places. Uconnect Media Center with iPod interface, SiriusXM Radio, navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link, power sunroof, a premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers, illuminated cup holders, liftgate speakers and fold-flat rear seats are some of the available features that make the Compass the perfect compact SUV, enabling consumers to enjoy any adventure.

For 2016, the Jeep Compass continues to offer an All-weather Capability Group option, which includes Goodyear 17-inch All-terrain tires, all-season floor mats, daytime running headlamps, engine block heater and tow hooks, making the Compass the most capable compact SUV off-road and in all weather conditions.

10. Jeep Patriot

2016 Jeep Patriot © FIAT Group

2016 Jeep Patriot © FIAT Group

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S., Mexico, Japan, South Korea
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 76.5

For 2016 Jeep® Patriot delivers a revised model lineup that focuses on the models and features customers want to purchase, more standard and optional content including an available ParkView rear backup camera, unmatched 4×4 capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) and more than 30 safety and security features. With a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,295, the 2016 Jeep Patriot is the best-priced SUV in America.

The 2016, Patriot is unmistakably a Jeep SUV, designed to appeal to compact-SUV buyers who want traditional Jeep styling with best-in-class off-road capability at an affordable price.

To add even more value, new for 2016 the Jeep Patriot Sport offers as standard equipment Uconnect handsfree and SiriusXM Radio. Automatic headlamps are added as a standard feature on 2016 Patriot Latitude models. New optional equipment includes the ParkView rear backup camera and on 2016 Patriot Latitude models, automatic temperature control. For the 2016 model year, two models of the Patriot will be available: Sport and Latitude. Mojave Sand is a new exterior color option for 2016.

A new-for-2016 Sport SE Package is available on Jeep Patriot Sport models. The package delivers a unique style for Patriot customers at a value price. The Patriot Sport SE Package includes: leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, heated cloth mesh front seats, 17-inch Mineral Gray aluminum wheels, bright exhaust tip, unique Sport SE hood decal, Mineral Gray front and rear bumper inserts, Mineral Gray roof rails, Mineral Gray badges, increased ride height for front-wheel-drive models and tow hooks for 4×4 models.

The popular Patriot High Altitude Package continues for the 2016 model year with several new features included in the package. Available as an option on 2016 Jeep Patriot Latitude models, the 2016 High Altitude Package includes new 17-inch Granite-painted pocket aluminum wheels; bright front fascia, rear fascia, roof rails and exhaust tip; leather seating, power sunroof and a power six-way driver seat.

The Jeep Patriot delivers drivers segment-leading 4×4 capability and excellent fuel efficiency along with rugged exterior styling and clever interior features.

9. Lincoln MKC

2016 Lincoln MKC © Ford Motor Company

2016 Lincoln MKC © Ford Motor Company

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 65
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — Spain
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 68.5

The Lincoln MKC is the brand’s first-ever small utility vehicle. Its combination of craftsmanship and performance that make it a compelling offering in the fast-growing luxury small utility segment.

For the 2016 model year, the Lincoln MKC small utility features:

  • An available SYNC® 3 driver connectivity system
  • A power liftgate (without hands-free functionality) on all Select models
  • An available White Sands/Espresso interior on Select models
  • Towing capacity of 3,000 pounds on models equipped with a Trailer Tow Package
  • New exterior color options include Black Velvet, Luxe Metallic and Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Climate Package with windshield wiper de-icer

8. Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura RDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 70
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 76

The significantly refreshed 2016 RDX once again ups the ante with an even more powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, additional ride and handling refinements, an expanded list of available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, restyled exterior and interior elements, and a further expanded compliment of luxury features and technologies, including Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights.

Inside, the 2016 RDX gets a freshened look with high-contrast silver and black trim plus significant upgrades to standard luxury features, including heated front seats, second-row air conditioning vents, a power tailgate and Multi-View Rearview Camera. The 2016 RDX with Technology Package receives numerous additional upgrades, including an 8-way power-operated front passenger seat (previously 4-way power), Acura’s dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio® Blind Spot Information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Multi-View rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

In addition to the well-equipped base RDX and upgraded RDX with Technology Package, the 2016 RDX reaches higher into the premium end of the luxury SUV market with an all-new, line-topping Advance Package. The 2016 RDX with Advance Package features a grade-exclusive machined alloy wheel with grey painted inserts along with a host of added luxury features, including rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, along with standard AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies.

While offered as standard equipment on the new Advance Package, all 2016 RDX models can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning. In addition to available AcuraWatch™, the 2016 RDX offers enhanced crash safety design with numerous changes to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that further improve frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX received top-in-class safety ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while targeting a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)*.

7. Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Honda CR-V © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 70
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S., Canada, Mexico
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — Japan, U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 76

The Honda CR-V, a perennial favorite of American car buyers and the best-selling entry-SUV of all time, receives the most significant mid-model cycle redesign in its 17-year history, with a new Earth Dreams Technology™ engine and transmission, significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, and a long list of new standard and available features. A new top-of-the-line Touring trim includes the first-ever Honda application of Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and the first CR-V adoption of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). These systems are a part of the new Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies that, together with other high-end features such as a power tailgate, bring a new level of sophistication to the benchmark compact SUV.

The 2015 CR-V’s new Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain – a 2.4-liter, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift – delivers increased performance and cruising efficiency with an 11 percent increase in peak engine torque and a significant fuel efficiency gain.

The CR-V’s already impressive functionality is enhanced with multiple upgrades, including a new configurable center console, new rear console heat/air ventilation ducts, and an available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Refinements such as a redesigned high-quality and high-tech interior further increase the CR-V’s sophistication. Exterior design changes, including re-styled front and rear bodywork, mirrors and wheels, lend the CR-V an aggressive and bold appearance with unique Honda style. Customers will also benefit from a longer list of standard features on all trims. The best-selling CR-V EX, for example, adds 7-inch Display Audio, a 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Honda LaneWatch™, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start and LED daytime running lights.

6. Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Honda Pilot © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 70
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 76

Reengineered from the ground up, virtually every aspect of the 2016 Pilot has been thoroughly redesigned to better accommodate the needs of all its occupants – the driver and all passengers – delivering more family-friendly utility, more advanced technology, and more premium attributes and amenities than ever before. The 2016 Pilot also ups the ante for premium refinement with major upgrades to interior quality and more standard comfort and convenience features on all trims, along with the addition of a new, line-topping Elite version that offers a series of Honda-first features including 20-inch wheels and tires, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a first-ever panoramic glass roof and many other luxury features.

The 2016 Pilot receives a new engine from Honda’s EarthDreams® Technology powertrain series – a direct-injected 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) – along with the available two new advanced transmissions and a class-defining all-new intelligent variable torque management (i-VTM4™) AWD system with Intelligent Traction Management and torque vectoring capability. Together, these features make this the most powerful, refined and capable Pilot Honda has ever offered. These technologies, combined with a nearly 300-pound reduction in vehicle weight (on upper trims), improved aerodynamics and reduced running resistance, make this the most fuel-efficient offering in the midsize SUV segment, with EPA fuel-economy ratings improved by as much as 2/2/2 mpg city/highway/combined2 over the previous model.

The new Pilot also moves to the top of the class in safety performance with the most comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Furthermore, the 2016 Pilot adopts the next generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with a new “3-bone” underbody frame design and new hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel door rings. Taken together, these engineering features and technologies deliver major gains to the Pilot’s collision avoidance and collision protection capabilities, as it targets the highest available U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS safety ratings.

5. Jeep Wrangler

2016 Jeep Wrangler © FIAT Group

2016 Jeep Wrangler © FIAT Group

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 70
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S., Italy (diesel)
  • Transmission Source — U.S., Germany
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 79

Moving into 2016, the iconic Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – adds a new special edition to its lineup, along with updates to its Sahara model. A one-of-a-kind combination of open-air freedom, off-road capability and on-road refinement has brought Wrangler’s popularity to an all-time high, and new additions for 2016 are sure to continue that trend.

New for 2016 and hailing its name from the notorious Jeep trail in Telluride, Colorado, the Wrangler Black Bear Edition adds special content to the exterior and interior of the best-selling Sport model for a distinctive on- and off-road look.

Originally introduced on the 2015 Wrangler, the Rubicon Hard Rock Edition carries forward the capability-enhancing features of the Rubicon model while including a nine-speaker Premium Alpine audio system and Low Gloss Black grille with High Gloss Black inserts.

Returning for 2016, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition offers value to customers with unique exterior and interior appointments. For each Wrangler Freedom Edition sold, Jeep will support the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) as part of the Jeep Operation Safe Return initiative.

Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler – the popular and sought after model that salutes the earliest civilian Jeep vehicles with additional off-road hardware for increased capability – also returns for 2016.

Wrangler has always had a unique variety of colors to choose from, and 2016 is no different. New exterior colors include Rhino Mojave Sand and Hypergreen. Additional colors for 2016 include: Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Hydro Blue and Tank.

4. Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Cherokee © FIAT Group

2016 Jeep Cherokee © FIAT Group

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 71
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S., Italy
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 79.5

The 2016 Jeep® Cherokee delivers the on-road driving dynamics, features, fuel economy and 4×4 capability that mid-size SUV customers desire.

For 2016, the Jeep Cherokee delivers legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, fuel ratings of up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, superior on-road ride and handling, a segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 available advanced safety and security features.

New for the 2016 model year are Rhino Clear Coat and Light Brownstone exterior colors and driver comfort enhancements to the steering column tilt, instrument cluster and front seats.

For 2016 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with the 8.4-inch touchscreen, Uconnect is introducing new features that include the all-new Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free and Do-Not Disturb.

3. GMC Acadia

2016 GMC Acadia SLT © General Motors

2016 GMC Acadia SLT © General Motors

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 75
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 87.5

With a long-standing reputation for professional grade functionality, capability and design, the 2016 GMC Acadia focuses on new connectivity and technology features that keep owners connected anytime, anywhere.

All models come with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity that includes a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. The state-of-the-art technology provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected wherever and whenever they like with up to seven personal devices. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three gigabyte data trial, after which there is an option to purchase additional data.

For 2016, the midsize crossover SUV also adds two new contemporary exterior colors: Ebony Twilight Metallic and White Frost Tricoat.

The GMC Acadia provides comfort, style and safety combined with flexible space and cargo capacity. The Acadia Denali builds on those characteristics with even higher levels of luxury and design.

Acadia’s 2016 lineup includes a new SL base model, SLE (with SLE-1 and SLE-2 trims), the SLT (with SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims) and the Denali models, with seven- or eight-passenger configurations. A 3.6L V-6 VVT engine using gasoline direct injection technology powers all Acadia models, optimizing performance and fuel economy across the board.

The engine is paired with Acadia’s fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission to give FWD models an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway. The transmission controls provide quick and consistent shifts for a commanding feel behind the wheel. All-wheel drive is available. Towing capability for the Acadia is 5,200 pounds (2,364 kg), when properly equipped.

Acadia’s interior functionality is popular with families, particularly the SmartSlide seating system, which provides easy access to the third row for seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations. Additionally, the second and third row still fold flat for class-leading maximum cargo space, including the ability to carry 48-inch-wide sheet goods, such as drywall and plywood.

2. Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Chevrolet Traverse © General Motors

2016 Chevrolet Traverse © General Motors

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 75
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 87.5

Already the perfect crossover SUV for those looking for a roomy interior, advanced safety features and a comfortable ride, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is adding connectivity to its long list of attributes.

OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot is new for 2016. It complements Chevrolet MyLink, providing a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected anytime, anywhere.

The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three gigabyte data trial, after which the owner can purchase additional data.

For 2016, Traverse is offered in LS, LT (1LT and 2LT trims) and LTZ models, in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. LS and LT seat up to eight passengers and are powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine that uses gasoline direct injection technology, which optimizes performance and efficiency – including EPA-rated 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models).

Several advanced safety features help protect occupants while on the road. Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning features are crash-avoidance technologies that use a camera and sensors to help determine when the driver is getting too close to a vehicle ahead, or when the vehicle enters another lane without using a turn signal. They alert the driver with visual cues on the dashboard, as well as audible signals.

1. Buick Enclave

2016 Buick Enclave © General Motors

2016 Buick Enclave © General Motors

  • Percent U.S./Canadian Content — 75
  • Final Assembly Country — U.S.
  • Engine Source — U.S.
  • Transmission Source — U.S.
  • 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score — 87.5

For 2016, Enclave focuses on providing more connectivity than ever with the introduction on OnStar 4G LTE and a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected all the time. The hotspot allows passengers to connect up to seven personal devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets to high-speed wireless Internet whenever the vehicle is on.

Enclave offers three new exterior colors for the 2016 model year, which include Summit White and premium colors Ebony Twilight Metallic and White Frost Tricoat.

The Enclave is offered in three trim levels: Convenience (1SD), Leather (1SL) and Premium (1SN). All-wheel drive is available on Leather and Premium trims, and
all models are powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 that delivers an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models).

Experience Buick Protection on all 2016 Buick models includes the first two visits of scheduled maintenance services for two years/24,000 miles, whichever occurs first. It complements Buick’s four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and six-year/70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.