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American automakers produce some of the best vehicles in the world. Manufacturing and assembly in America are so great that some foreign automakers like Honda and Toyota have established plants in the U.S. to keep up with American demand. As a result, some of the best new vehicles of 2021 are American-made.

Highest-rated American-made Honda: The 2021 Honda Ridgeline

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline | Honda

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is sixth on a list of the 12 best new American-made vehicles compiled by Cars. The Ridgeline makes 280 horsepower and comes with a V6 engine. The Ridgeline is extremely fuel-efficient and has great handling.

Assembled in Lincoln, Alabama, this pickup is one of the best new pickup trucks of the year. It has received praise for its comfort, style, and affordability. Pricing for the truck starts at $36,490.

Best American-made minivan

Front view of Honda Odyssey minivan, Walnut Creek, California.
The Honda Odyssey | Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images

The 2021 Honda Odyssey came in seventh place on the list and is the second-best American-made Honda for 2021. The Odyssey uses a powerful V6 engine. Starting at $31,790, it is also one of the most affordable minivans in its class, has a great powertrain, and gets great gas mileage.

The 2021 minivan is great for the kids and comes with standard safety features that make it the perfect family minivan. It earns its spot amongst the best American-made vehicles of 2021 because it makes life easier for parents. Happy kids equal a happy family.

One of the best American-made SUVs on the market

Interior of the 2021 Honda Pilot.
Interior of the 2021 Honda Pilot | Honda

The 2021 Honda Pilot crossover SUV is the third-best American-made Honda. The Pilot is versatile. It can seat up to eight passengers and makes 280 horsepower. The V6 engine is powerful for such a large SUV.

The new crossover boasts a better fuel economy than its competitors. The American-made vehicle is a great well-rounded SUV. With a starting price of $32,250, it features everything a family could want from a large SUV at an affordable price.

Last but not least

Burgundy 2021 Honda Passport.
The 2021 Honda Passport | Honda

The 2021 Honda Passport is the last of the Honda models on the list. The American-made SUV is incredibly safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the new Passport a five-star rating on its crash test. It also incorporates several other features and attributes that have made the company so successful this year.

The SUV seems to be designed around the comfort of its occupants. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 280 horsepower. It features the same nine-speed automatic transmission that the 2021 Honda Pilot uses.

The vehicle’s towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, not the best, but it gets most jobs done. Pricing starts at $33,965. It’s an affordable SUV that offers comfort and performance like its siblings.

An American staple

Honda has been an American staple for decades. Its reliable models have solidified the brand as a company that produces quality, affordable vehicles. Now, the company’s SUVs, trucks, and vans are all becoming increasingly competitive in their vehicle classes.

The company has an amazing lineup for 2021. Its 2022 lineup only seems to be getting better. The automaker’s American-made vehicles have a great chance at continuing to dominate the market. The fact that nearly every vehicle class in this renowned automaker’s lineup made the top-12 list this year is very telling. It looks like other manufacturers will have to step their game up if they want to compete.