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American automaker Tesla produces the most American-made SUVs in the industry for 2023. Tesla is getting plenty of love in terms of sales, but not every driver is a fan of the controversial brand. In fact, thousands of drivers will intentionally steer clear of Tesla when making a new vehicle purchase. Here are five of the most American-made SUVs for folks that don’t want a Tesla.

The Honda Passport is one of the most American-made SUVs

A blue 2023 Honda Passport midsize SUV is driving off-road.
The 2023 Honda Passport | Honda

If you get a Honda Passport in the United States, chances are it was assembled at the Honda Lincoln Assembly Plan in Lincoln, Alabama. The Honda Passport is an affordable and rugged midsize family SUV.

The Passport is the third-most American-made SUV in the industry, behind the Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model X. It is the most American-made non-Tesla SUV on the market. The midsize SUV is reliable and capable.

The 2023 Honda Passport starts at $43,600. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to make 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Passport gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. It has a smooth ride quality and enough power to satisfy most drivers.

The Volkswagen ID.4 is assembled in the U.S. for American drivers

The second most American-made SUV for 2023 (that isn’t a Tesla) is an international sensation. The Volkswagen ID.4 has been taking over the world. It is one of the few electric SUVs that can compete with the Model Y in the European market.

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 starts at just $38,995. It makes 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque using a 62-kWh battery and an electric motor. The base model ID.4 can travel for 209 miles before needing to recharge.

Volkswagen’s small electric SUV is assembled in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the U.S. market. It’s a great new electric vehicle for first-time EV buyers with access to charging stations and/or a home charger.

The Acura MDX is an American-made luxury SUV

A red 2023 Acura MDX luxury midsize SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Acura MDX | Acura

Acura is Honda’s luxury division. The brand assembles the MDX for the American market in East Liberty and Marysville, Ohio.

The Acura MDX is a luxury midsize SUV that’s great for driving around the family in style, starting at $49,850. The luxury midsize SUV uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to make 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. As a result, it achieves 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Acura RDX is an upscale Honda CR-V

A blue 2023 Acura RDX small luxury SUV is parked.
The 2023 Acura RDX | Acura

The Acura RDX is a small luxury SUV similar to one of the most popular SUVs in the world: the Honda CR-V. The CR-V is the more practical small SUV, but the Acura RDX is a more luxurious alternative.

According to Acura, the RDX starts at $41,750. It uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to make 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The RDX gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2023 Acura RDX is affordable and offers plenty of creature comforts for the money. It is assembled in East Liberty, Ohio.


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