Where Are Hondas Made?

Where Are Hondas Made?

Back in 1985, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to build engines in the United States. The brand was also the first Japanese automaker to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets in 1987. Shortly after in 1989, Honda began assembling transmissions here in the USA.

Honda first began manufacturing products in America in 1979, when it opened its first plant in Marysville, Ohio. Today, Honda manufactures products at 12 different manufacturing plants across the country. If you’re curious where your Honda vehicle was assembled, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor has assembled this helpful guide to help you gain a better understanding of Honda’s United States manufacturing operations.

What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda

Honda U.S. Production Totals (2017)

Cars & Light Trucks 1,208,000
Automobile Engines 1,406,000
Transmissions 1,131,000
General Purpose Engines 1,988,000
Power Equipment Products 581,000
ATVs 74,000
Utility Vehicle Engines 82,000
Side x Side Utility Vehicles 52,000
Aircraft 43
Aircraft Engines 78

Honda United States Automotive Manufacturing Operations

Honda Marysville Assembly Plant

Marysville Auto Plant – Marysville, OH

  • Production Started – 1982
  • Capacity – 440,000 Vehicles
  • Associates – 4,200
  • Honda/Acura Models Produced – Accord Sedan, Accord Hybrid, ILX, TLX

East Liberty Auto Plant – East Liberty, OH

  • Production Started – 1989
  • Capacity – 240,000 Vehicles
  • Associates – 2,500
  • Honda/Acura Models Produced – CR-V, MDX, RDX

Performance Manufacturing Center – Marysville, OH

  • Production Started – 2016
  • Capacity – 8-10 Vehicles Per Day
  • Associates – 100
  • Vehicle Produced – Acura NSX

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama – Lincoln, AL

  • Production Started – 2001
  • Capacity – 340,000 Vehicles / 340,000 Engines
  • Associates – 4,500
  • Honda Models / Engines Produced – Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, V6 Engines

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana – Greensburg, IN

  • Production Started – 2008
  • Capacity – 250,000 Vehicles
  • Associates – 2,500
  • Honda Models Produced – Civic Sedan, CR-V, Clarity

2019 Honda Clarity Assembly

United States Honda Manufacturing – Quick Facts

Exports – Honda has exported 1.2 million automobiles from the U.S. since 1987.

Light Truck Production – In 2017, Honda expanded its light-truck supply capability by adding production of the Honda CR-V to the Greensburg, Indiana plant.

An Auto Industry First – Honda’s Georgia associates now produce the auto industry’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

12 Plants – In 2016, Honda’s 12th state-of-the-art manufacturing facility opened in Marysville, Ohio to produce the Acura NSX – the only supercar produced in America.

Aviation in North Carolina – In addition to assembling automobiles, HondaJet is manufactured at Honda Aircraft Company’s worldwide headquarters in Greensboro and aircraft engines are built by Honda Aero in Burlington.

Cars.com 2019 American-Made Index
Since 2006, the experts at Cars.com have released their annual American-Made Index (AMI) which looks at various factors which determine just how American-made a given car might be. These factors include final assembly location, origin of parts in the car as reported for the American Automobile Labeling Act, engine origin country, transmission origin country, and the number of Americans employed at the factory level by the automaker.

For 2019, a total of five Honda models earned a spot on the top 15 most American-made vehicles. If you’re searching for an American-made vehicle, no other manufacturer has more options than Honda.

  • #2 – Honda Odyssey (assembled in Lincoln, AL)
  • #3 – Honda Ridgeline (assembled in Lincoln, AL)
  • #4 – Honda Passport (assembled in Lincoln, AL)
  • #7 – Honda Pilot (assembled in Lincoln, AL)
  • #14 – Honda Accord (assembled in Marysville, OH)