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. 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 Name||Location||Year Opened||Primary Models||Number of Jobs|
|Jefferson North Assembly Plant||Detroit, Michigan||1991||Durango||5,059|
|Sterling Heights Assembly Plant||Sterling Heights, Michigan||1953||Ram 1500||7,659|
|Warren Truck Assembly Plant||Warren, Michigan||1938||Ram 1500 Classic||2,613|
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 Name||Location||Year Opened||Primary Models|
|Brampton Assembly Plant||Brampton, Ontario, Canada||1986||Charger, Challenger|
|Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant||Coahuila, Mexico||1995||Ram 1500 Classic (Regular Cab); Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 Heavy Duty|
|Saltillo Van Assembly Plant||Coahuila, Mexico||2013||Ram ProMaster|
|Toluca Assembly Plant||Toluca, Mexico||1978||Journey|
|Windsor Assembly Plant||Ontario, Canada||1928||Grand 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.