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Honda Produces American Made Cars

Honda is headquartered in Japan, but they also believe in building their products close to where consumers buy them. That’s why Honda has such a huge U.S. presence and currently boasts:

  • Over $5.6 Billion Invested U.S. Manufacturing
  • 75 Facilities Employing American Workers
  • 6 Out of the 10 Most Fully Made-in-America Vehicles

At the same time as Honda is investing in the U.S., other manufacturers are content to discontinue sales of sedans and other popular models.

Ford has been attracting plenty of attention, by announcing the withdrawal of models like the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus, which means almost 90% of their North American car lineup will be eliminated by 2020. We’ve yet to see how that will impact American jobs, but we can see Ford cutting thousands of jobs throughout Europe and even considering the closure of their European factories. General Motors has also discontinued various sedan and small car models, including the Chevy Cruze, Chevy Impala, Chevy Volt, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Buick LaCrosse. Car and Driver reports that this cost-saving move should lead to several North American plants being shut down before the year winds down, and GM has already announced substantial layoffs.

Conversely, we’ve seen Honda’s U.S plants show no sign of slowing production – they’ll continue to produce nearly two-thirds of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in America for the foreseeable future.

Honda 2018 U.S. Production Totals

Honda U.S.-Based Production

Honda has always been committed to boosting the U.S. economy. Just a few landmark years include:

  • 1985: Became the first Japanese automaker to build engines in the U.S.
  • 1987: Became the first Japanese automaker to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets.
  • 1989: Became the first Japanese automaker to build transmissions in the U.S.

They’ve since exported 1.3 million automobiles from the U.S. and now boast 12 manufacturing facilities in the United States to produce:

  • Honda and Acura Vehicles
  • Honda and Acura Engines
  • Transmissions and Components
  • Aircraft and Aircraft Engines
  • Power Equipment
  • Powersports Equipment


Ohio facilities in Marysville, Anna, and East Liberty produce popular models like the Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, and Honda CR-V, plus various Acura vehicles and multiple types of engines.


Honda’s celebrated 10-speed automatic transmission system is exclusively produced by Honda Precision Parts of Georgia.


Honda’s plant in Indiana builds the Insight, which represents a new investment in the U.S. production of electrified vehicles.


The all-new 2019 Passport recently joined the Alabama production roster to become the 8th Honda light truck to be both developed and built in the United States.


The Honda Aircraft Company’s worldwide headquarters is found in Greensboro – it’s where they manufacture the HondaJet. Aircraft engines are built in Burlington by Honda Aero.

United States Honda Plant Locations

Made in the U.S.A.

The first American Honda plant opening was in Marysville Ohio in 1979. Fast forward to the present day and you’ll find 12 Honda manufacturing plants across the country. They’ve built 26.1 million cars and light trucks within our borders since 1982.



Honda Invests in America

The first of Honda’s U.S. business operations was a Los Angeles storefront in 1959. Thanks to over 60 years of investment, they’ve developed a considerable commitment to building their products closer to the customer. Honda’s investment into U.S. operations reached $5.6 billion during the last five years, and they currently:

  • Employ more than 31,000 associates across the U.S.
  • Boast 75 American facilities, including plants, R&D facilities, parts centers, marketing, sales, service, and finance operations.
  • Have invested $1.1 billion into American R&D operations.

All in all, Honda enjoys the longest American manufacturing presence of any international automaker. That’s something every Hampton Roads driver can appreciate.

Honda U.S. Investments Graphic

Honda U.S. Materials Suppliers Map

Honda Top Investment States

Investing in America’s Communities

Honda understands that investing in a country means more than creating jobs – that’s why the American Honda Foundation exists. Since 1984, they’ve awarded grants to community organizations all across the country, serving more than 118 million Americans in the process.



[1] Honda has built 26.1 Million cars and light trucks in the U.S. since 1982, *“The Most American Cars and Trucks You Can Buy (By Parts Content!),” Car and Driver, March 2019. [2] Car and Driver, November 2018. Visit for more information. [3] Fortune, November 2018. Visit for more information. [4] Bloomberg, January 2019. Visit for more information. [5] Visit for more information.
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