Yesterday, we gave you the top 15 most American-made cars. Nonetheless, there are other ways to measure the American-ness of a car: the history of a brand, the look of a car, the feeling of the suspension, the roar of a true American V8.
Today, we bring you 15 cars that embody the American car manufacturing ideals and history like no others. They reflect the same excellence within diversity that makes this nation what it is. Consequently, they vary from SUVs to vans to sports cars. There is no hierarchy in this post. Each vehicle is different and unique, but they all feel as American as it gets, and are renown worldwide as just that–American.
Why? The modern-day Willys Jeep; it doesn’t get much more genuine than that.
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Why? It’s big, it’s heavy, and an SUV doesn’t get more American than the Tahoe.
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Why? What would happen to hip hop music videos and The Sopranos without the Escalade?
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Why? If we’re talking about American wheels, we’re talking about pickup trucks. If we’re talking about pickup trucks, we’re talking about the F150.
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Chrysler Town & Country
Why? The minivan. Soccer moms rejoice.
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Why? If big V8s and RWD work in Pony cars, they will work just as well in a sedan. Thus came to be the Charger, a 4-door muscle car.
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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis & Lincoln Town Car
Why? Whether one thinks of taxis, cop cars or limousines, this is the first vehicle that pops to mind.
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Why? If Al Capone lived in the 21st century, this would be his ride of choice.
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Why? Classic nameplate adorning everything from big family sedans to police interceptors.
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Why? The best driving American muscle car.
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Why? Big rims, bright stripes, and one hell of a V8. The three pillars of Americanness.
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Why? Look at it. Just look at it.
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Why? Some idiot thought, “Hey, lets throw a 8.4l semi engine in a sports car chasis, it will be great!” And it was. Bless the idiot.
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Why? This is what happens when a U.S. car manufacturer decides that going around corners might be important too. And oh boy, does it go around corners.
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