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Ford Ranger, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model S have most American content: study

What is the most American car? The Ford Ranger tops the Cars.com 2020 American-Made Index released yesterday, but the answer for other American-made, import-badged vehicles isn’t so simple.

The annual study found that Honda has a greater percentage of American-made cars than GM or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is the parent company of iconic American brands such as Jeep, Ram, and Dodge. The Big Three American automakers of Ford, GM, and FCA aren’t even as American-made as California electric vehicle maker Tesla.

Now in its 15th year, the AMI determines the American-made qualities of a model based on five factors:

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Jeep Cherokee SUV recalled for transmission issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced on Thursday the recall of certain Jeep Cherokee SUVs for a transmission issue that could lead to the vehicle rolling away when it is supposed to be in “park.” 

A driveline connection may slip and lead to a loss of a power. The affected car won’t be able to go, and it won’t be able to park. This could increase the risk of vehicle roll-away. This is not related to the widespread FCA recall of 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, which was attributed to a confusing new gear shift design.

The current recall affects 67,248 Jeep

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IIHS reports that new Jeep Wrangler SUV rolled over on its side during driver-side crash

The IIHS reported Thursday that the new Jeep Wrangler, which was last comprehensively updated for the 2018 model year, tipped over onto its passenger side during its driver-side small overlap crash test.

The insurance industry-funded safety watchdog said the Wrangler was tested three times, twice by the agency and once by the automaker. The automaker reported no rollovers in its testing, but the agency said the SUV tipped in both of its tests that were conducted to verify the automaker’s findings.

In the crash test, the IIHS said the Wrangler was “Acceptable” at protecting its driver during the small-overlap crash

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave challenges the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in a gravel pit

It’s a story as old as time, of young upstarts ranging from Oedipus Rex to Lightning McQueen, aiming to unseat the wily but fading veteran. So it is with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

Launched for 2020, the Jeep Gladiator brings off-road bona fides with convertible flair to the mid-size pickup truck market to compete with the Chevy Colorado Bison ZR2 and the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. The Bison pales in comparison to both, even though it is much newer than the Tacoma, which hasn’t been redesigned since 2005. The Tacoma TRD

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