In honor of Independence Day, Consumer Reports has gathered the best deals on cars, SUVs, and trucks that are assembled in the U.S.

To identify standout deals, our analysts focused on nationwide new-car incentives and discounts that point to notable available savings below sticker price. The list was then whittled down to CR-recommended models, meaning those vehicles that scored well in CR's testing, have average or better reliability in the latest subscriber survey, and performed well in government or insurance-industry safety tests, if evaluated.

The idea of “American made” can be fuzzy, with multiple ways to slice that apple pie. You’ll note that many highlighted models come from automakers whose headquarters are overseas, but whose cars have their final assembly point in the U.S. proper. Many traditional domestic nameplates are not represented here due to a combination of not enough potential savings based on national incentives and their Consumer Reports recommendation status.

Specific pricing details on these and other trim variations are available on the model pages, along with complete road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction, and other key information. There you will also find local transaction prices that reflect supply and demand in your area, as well as incorporate regional incentives. All deals are currently in effect and last past the July 4 holiday. 

Hyundai Sonata factory
Sparks fly when building the Hyundai Sonata in Montgomery, Alabama.

Born in the USA

“Made in America” has become a calling card for shoppers of many products, not the least (expensive) of which are cars. If you’re interested in knowing if your car (or its parts) were built in this country, there are easy ways to check on every new car on a dealer’s lot.

On every Monroney sticker (that’s where the term “sticker price” comes from), there’s a notation of the final assembly point of the vehicle. In addition, every new car has a sticker (sometimes on the Monroney, sometimes on a separate sticker) that details the percentage of “domestic parts content,” which is there as a result of a congressional act that kicked in with vehicles built for the 1994 model year. Keep in mind that, as defined by Congress, “domestic” includes parts supplied from Canadian plants. That’s because there are many suppliers making parts just over the U.S.-Canada border from Detroit. You can see the source information highlighted in our 2017 Buick LaCrosse window sticker below.

For this list, we define “Made in America” as being assembled within the 50 states, rather than just in North America.

2017 Buick LaCrosse window sticker
2017 Buick LaCrosse window sticker

As the calendar counts down to Independence Day, print, radio, and television ads will be throwing around wild pricing offers around like parade prizes. No matter when you plan to purchase, be sure to focus more on the car than the deal. Nothing makes a sales holiday fizzle like a great price on a bad car.

For more discounted, good cars, check our Best New Car Deals, updated monthly.


Toyota Avalon

July 4th deal on Toyota Avalon

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Toyota Avalon Limited

7/5/17

$41,985

$37,876

$6,609

Spacious, quick, and quiet, the Kentucky-bred Avalon is an old-school big sedan updated for modern times. The V6 engine delivers punchy performance and a commendable 24 mpg overall. The four-cylinder hybrid version delivers an outstanding 36 mpg overall. Easy-to-use controls include a straightforward touch-screen infotainment system. Interior noise is subdued. Avalons from 2013-2015 had an overly stiff ride, but Toyota fixed that with improvements for 2016, without hurting the car's handling. Now the ride fits the car's mission as a plush and comfortable cruiser. The 2017 Avalon brings standard advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking.

Read the complete Toyota Avalon road test.


Toyota Camry

July 4th deal on Toyota Camry

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE

7/5/17

$31,025

$28,614

$5,161

Sure, it might seem vanilla-ish, but the Kentucky-built Camry delivers what shoppers want in a midsized sedan. The Camry's no-fuss driving experience—great outward visibility, controls that fall easily to hand, a roomy interior—may not be the most thrilling in its class, but it's far from its undeserved boring reputation. A quiet cabin, slick powertrains, a comfortable ride, and sound handling make it pleasant and capable. Year after year this sedan delivers outstanding reliability and solid owner satisfaction. The Camry acquitted itself well in crash tests, and fuel economy is competitive. We got 26 mpg overall with the V6 and 28 mpg with the four-cylinder, topping out with the Hybrid's 38 mpg. A redesigned Camry hits the market this summer, ensuring great deals on any remaining 2017s.

Read the complete Toyota Camry road test.


Toyota Sienna

July 4th deal on Toyota Sienna

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Toyota Sienna XLE

7/5/17

$37,270

$34,366

$4,404

As minivans go, the Indiana-built Sienna is a sensible choice, but it isn't very engaging to drive. The Sienna rides very comfortably and is quiet inside, but handling is lackluster. Its V6 engine is lively and returned a respectable 21 mpg overall in our tests with the new-for-2017 eight-speed automatic. The all-wheel-drive version—the only so-equipped minivan on the market—sacrifices 1 or 2 mpg. An eighth seat cleverly stores in the back when it isn't installed in place. The 2017 update also brought a standard backup camera, an additional LATCH attachment, and a front-passenger seat-cushion airbag. Reliability and the availability of all-wheel drive are the Sienna's biggest advantages over any other minivans. 

Read the complete Toyota Sienna road test.


Hyundai Sonata

July 4th deal on Hyundai Sonata

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4L

7/5/17

$22,728

$21,882

$4,253

This competitive but ho-hum sedan from Alabama has a quiet cabin, a comfortable ride, and excellent rear-seat room and access. Handling is sound and responsive enough. But the SE we tested had lackluster tire grip, hurting braking and emergency handling. There are several engine options, depending on your needs. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder returned a good 28 mpg overall; a stronger 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is optional. The Eco version uses a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed automated manual. We found the controls to be easy to use, and the rear seat is one of the roomiest in the class. Safety features include forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot detection. Plug-in and hybrid versions are available; the latter returned an impressive 39 mpg overall in our tests and makes for a very pleasant sedan. 

Read the complete Hyundai Sonata road test.


Kia Optima

July 4th deal on Kia Optima

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Kia Optima EX

7/10/17

$26,335

$24,650

$4,185

Produced in Georgia, Kia's recently redesigned Optima midsized sedan packs a lot of substance and value. It drives nicely, with a firm yet absorbent ride and responsive, secure handling. At around $26,000, the EX trim features comfortable leather seats, automatic climate control, a roomy rear seat, and heating for the seats and steering wheel. The controls are very intuitive to use. Low-positioned dash vents are our only gripe. The latest version of Kia's UVO touch-screen infotainment system works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A hybrid is also available. 

Read the complete Kia Optima road test.


Toyota Tundra

July 4th deal on Toyota Tundra

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Toyota Tundra 4WD CrewMax SR5

7/5/17

$39,765

$36,873

$4,142

Despite a recent freshening that updated the exterior and interior, including improved controls, the Texas-built Tundra feels outclassed by newer and more refined competitors. Still, if you like the Tundra, this current offer could be enticing. The Tundra offers a standard two-door regular cab and two sizes of crew cabs. You can choose between a very powerful 5.7-liter V8 or the smaller 4.6-liter V8. The six-speed automatic is very smooth and responsive. Handling is secure, but the ride with the TRD (off-road) package is way too stiff. The cabin is very roomy, but it's a long reach to some controls. Towing performance is extremely capable. The damped rear tailgate is easy to raise and lower. 

Read the complete Toyota Tundra road test.


Nissan Murano

July 4th deal on Nissan Murano

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Nissan Murano AWD SL

7/5/17

$39,670

$37,294

$4,126

Nissan's midsized SUV uses a punchy, refined six-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. The cabin is quiet and well-finished, and has an upscale feel to it. Handling is not very sporty, with overly light steering that reduces driver confidence. The ride is steady and absorbent on the standard 18-inch tires but less so on the Platinum trim's 20-inchers. Optional safety features include blind-spot and cross-traffic warnings, as well as forward-collision warning with automatic braking. An available 8-inch color display houses the NissanConnect infotainment system. Good crash-test results are a plus for this Mississippi-built crossover. 

Read the complete Nissan Murano road test.


Toyota Highlander

July 4th deal on Toyota Highlander

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Toyota Highlander XLE V6 AWD

7/5/17

$40,940

$37,463

$3,977

The Indiana-built Toyota Highlander ranks among the best midsized, three-row SUVs, with a desirable balance of an absorbent ride, responsive handling, and generous interior space. A third row allows seating for eight in a pinch—seven with optional second-row captain's chairs—and folds flat easily for more cargo stowage. The punchy V6 engine is matched to an eight-speed automatic for 2017 and got 22 mpg overall in our test. The Hybrid version gets 25 mpg. It's a long reach to some controls, particularly the touch screen. The Entune system includes a larger 8-inch screen. A comprehensive suite of safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, is standard for the 2017 model year. 

Read the complete Toyota Highlander road test.


Nissan Maxima

July 4th deal on Nissan Maxima

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum

7/5/17

$40,905$38,238

$3,917

The Maxima continues to use Nissan's smooth, powerful V6, which is a highlight of the car. The continuously variable transmission works well for loafing around, but it saps any aspirations of sporty driving. Handling is mundane, and the ride is too stiff for a sedan that costs $40,000. The Tennessee-built Maxima has a plush interior and a number of high-tech safety and connectivity features, and uses a fairly straightforward infotainment system. A low roofline hurts access and visibility. Controls are simple to use, and the front seats are very comfortable and supportive. The rear cabin, however, is rather cramped. An SR version with a stiffer suspension is available, but it lacks a sunroof. 

Read the complete Nissan Maxima road test.


Kia Sorento

July 4th deal on Kia Sorento

MAKE & MODEL

INCENTIVES EXPIRE

MSRP

INVOICE

POTENTIAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP

2017 Kia Sorento EX V6 AWD

7/10/17

$35,995

$34,180

$3,815

The Georgia-built Kia Sorento is among our top-scoring midsized SUVs. The Sorento is functional and refined, and its wide price range makes it an alternative to small and midsized SUVs. There are three engines to choose from: the base 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; a 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four; and the smooth and quiet 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6. All are mated to a six-speed automatic. The cabin is quiet, and the ride is comfortable and composed. Handling is responsive and secure. Supportive seats and simple controls help make the Sorento easy to live with. Available safety gear includes forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a surround-view monitor. Good crash-test results are a plus.  

Read the complete Kia Sorento road test.