iSeeCars.com looked at over 4 million used cars from 2016 to 2020 that were sold between January 1 and June 12, 2021. The American brands included Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Ram, and Tesla.
Michigan had the highest percentage of cars come from those American brands at 79.6%. It might come as no surprise since the state is home to the "Motor City" and headquarters for the Big Three automakers.
South Dakota took second place at 78.4% and North Dakota took third at 70.4%. The second and third place has one of the biggest percentage gaps. Seven out of the top 10 states on this list, including South Dakota and North Dakota, are located in the Midwest.
The U.S. auto industry has been concentrated in the Midwest since the late nineteenth century, according to
Still, today, many American brands have caught up in terms of car reliability and quality. American pickup trucks are the most popular car in the country, but there’s a large range of options whether you want an electric vehicle or a luxury SUV. Tesla is an auto giant that a lot of people don’t even know is American.
Jane Lu is excited about writing and digital media. She has published blog posts for SAP’s Digitalist Magazine with a focus on emerging technology and trends. When she’s not writing about car insurance or upcoming vehicles, you can find her drawing on a graphics tablet or trying to find new places with good french fries.