Where Are Dodge Cars Made?

Dodge and American trucks just go hand-in-hand. Dodge was founded as the Dodge Brothers Company in the United States by two brothers with ties to the automotive industry. Dodge remained an independent company until 1928 when it merged with the newly formed Chrysler Corporation.

Today, Dodge utilizes the plants that also make Chrysler and Jeep vehicles. Michigan is still a primary manufacturer of larger Dodge vehicles like the Durango and the Ram, but there are now plants overseas. So, where is Dodge made? How many Dodge trucks and other cars are still made in the USA? We dug in to find out. Our verdict is below.

Verdict: Where are Dodges Made?

Dodge currently manufactures most of their Ram trucks in the United States. Most other models are made internationally in plants that are located in Mexico and Canada.

Dodge and Ram recently separated into two entities. So, who knows what the future holds for how they distribute production of different models.

Dodge Manufacturing Plants in the USA

Facility NameLocationYear OpenedPrimary ModelsNumber of Jobs
Jefferson North Assembly PlantDetroit, Michigan1991Durango5,059
Sterling Heights Assembly PlantSterling Heights, Michigan1953Ram 15007,659
Warren Truck Assembly PlantWarren, Michigan1938Ram 1500 Classic2,613

If you’re looking for a Ram 1500, there’s a good chance that it is made in the USA. Otherwise, a lot of other models are made internationally.

International Dodge Manufacturing Plants

Facility NameLocationYear OpenedPrimary Models
Brampton Assembly PlantBrampton, Ontario, Canada1986Charger, Challenger
Saltillo Truck Assembly PlantCoahuila, Mexico1995Ram 1500 Classic (Regular Cab); Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 Heavy Duty
Saltillo Van Assembly PlantCoahuila, Mexico2013Ram ProMaster
Toluca Assembly PlantToluca, Mexico1978Journey
Windsor Assembly PlantOntario, Canada1928Grand Caravan

How to Tell Where Your Dodge is Made

The vehicle identification number (VIN) shows you where your Dodge is manufactured. A VIN beginning with the number one, four, or five is made in the United States. VINs beginning with the number three, is made in Mexico. The VIN is typically located on the inside of the front driver-side door. Use a site like faxvin.com to enter your VIN and get a full breakdown of production locations and other details.

Located next to the VIN is the date of manufacture. Understanding the date of manufacture is helpful if you are looking to see if your Ram truck was made before or after Dodge and Ram separated. Trucks manufactured after 2009 are solely Ram trucks.

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About The Author



Mike leads research on the team, writes, and manages the YouTube channel. He’s been buying products made in the USA for as long as he can remember. It’s in his blood, growing up working in American manufacturing.