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Domestic vs. Asian vs. European Cars: What You Need to Know

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Back in the day, it used to matter a lot which type of car you bought. If you wanted fuel economy, you’d buy an Asian Car. If you wanted luxury, you bought domestic. And if you wanted performance, you bought European. Now, everyone makes all types of vehicles. However, there are still some differences. European cars are still expensive to repair. Across other categories, it depends on the model. For example, a BMW isn’t necessarily faster than a Camaro, and a Mercedes-Benz isn’t necessarily better quality than a Dodge.

Regardless of which vehicle you buy, Mac’s Complete Auto Repair in Chander, AZ., can repair most vehicles on the market. Call the shop at (480) 709-6259 for an appointment. We are conveniently located at 6948 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler AZ, 85226.

Where Are Cars Manufactured?

You can’t assume a Toyota is made in Japan or a Ford is made in America anymore. Many European and Asian manufacturers have plants in the United States, and the United States has plants in other countries. To make it even more confusing, if a car is mostly made in the United States, it is considered made here, even though up to half of the parts that make up the car were made in other countries.

Cars made in the USA include:

  • Acura: MDX, RDX, TLX, ILX
  • Ford: F-150, Bronco, Mustang, Ranger, Expedition
  • Honda: Pilot, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Passport, Accord, Civic, CR-V
  • Hyundai: Santa Fe, Elantra
  • Kia: Sorento, Telluride
  • Lexus: ES300h, ES 250, ES 350
  • Lincoln: Corsair
  • Nissan: Pathfinder, Titan, Maxima, Altima, Murano
  • Subaru: Outback, Impreza, Legacy, Ascent
  • Tesla: Model Y, Model S, Model 3 Long Range, Model X, Model 3 Performance
  • Toyota: Tacoma, Sequoia, Avalon, Highlander, Camry, Sienna Hybrid, Tundra

Additional models made in the United States include:

  • Chevy: Suburban, Tahoe, Silverado 1500, Colorado, Express, Corvette Stingray, Corvette ZO6, Corvette Grand Sport, Corvette ZR1, Traverse, Camaro, Malibu, Sonic, Bolt.
  • GMC: Canyon and Acadia
  • Jeep: Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Gladiator

Who Makes the Fastest Car?

If you don’t care where your car is made but you only care about having the fastest car, you’ll need to pony up some Benjamins for the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut from Sweden. This car has a top speed of 330 mph put out by a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. This engine makes a massive 1,600 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque, and you can have it for “just” $2.8 million.

If you do care about where your car is made and want the fastest car made in the United States, go for the Texas-made Hennessey Venom F5, which has a top speed of 311 mph. The Venom F5 features a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 that makes 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. It’s a hair cheaper than the Absolut, coming in at $2.1 million.

Looking for Quality?

Some things never change. Lincoln has always been known for its quality and luxurious interiors. It’s no different today: The Lincoln Navigator beat out Asian and European cars with a score of 8.2 out of 10 by US News.

You might think that a European car surely takes second since it didn’t take first. Nope. The Honda HR-V snagged that spot with a score of 8.1 out of 10.

The European models finally hit the list in third place with the Audi A6 Allroad, with a score of 7.8 out of 10. The Hyundai Genesis grabs fourth with a score of 7.8 out of 10. Mercedes-Benz, which has always been known for quality and luxury finally makes an appearance in fifth place, with the EQS Electric and the S-Class coming in with a score of 7.8 out of 10.

My Pockets are Cryin’!

Not many of us can afford those high-priced cars. US News also rated the best affordable cars. Not surprisingly, an Asian car makes the top of the list. The 2023 Nissan Versa comes in with a base price of just under $15,600 and doesn’t have an overall score as of this writing.

Another Asian car, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage, comes in with a base price of just over $16,000. It has an overall score of 5.0 out of 10. The 2022 Hyundai Accent features a high score of 7.8 out of 10 and has a base price of just over $16,600.

An American-made car doesn’t hit the list until #7 – the 2023 Subaru Impreza with a base price of $19,795. It received a score of 7.5 out of 10.

Contact Mac’s Complete Auto Repair

At Mac’s Complete Auto Repair, we are your go-to specialists for a wide array of vehicle brands. Whether you’re looking for Acura repair, Lexus maintenance, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. Our expert technicians are trained in handling GMC, Nissan, Audi, Honda, Subaru, BMW, Jeep, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Dodge Ram, GM, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai vehicles. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for your automotive needs; your car is in the best hands with Mac’s Complete Auto Repair.

Regardless of whether you want a European car, an Asin car, or something made in the United States, you just need to pay the price or go for a more affordable car. Contact Mac’s Complete Auto Repair today at (480) 709-6259 for an appointment for factory-recommended maintenance or repair. We are conveniently located at 6948 W. Chandler BlvdChandler, AZ., 85226.

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