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Autos Drive Illinois Forward

Industry Impact

176.5 Thousand total auto jobs in Illinois
2.23% depend on the auto industry for jobs
Total Labor Income Annually
Total Car Sales in 2018
Total New Cars Sold in 2018
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2018 data year; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

total state tax revenue
% of state tax revenue
new vehicle sales taxes
used vehicle sales taxes
sales tax on auto parts and services
vehicle use taxes (including gas taxes), licenses and fees
corporate profits tax
state income taxes



By Body Style

  • Cars 4,782,850 (44.95%)
  • CUVs 2,404,197 (22.59%)
  • SUVs 1,113,567 (10.46%)
  • Pickups 1,470,167 (13.82%)
  • Vans/Minivans 870,456 (8.18%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 10,233,912 (96.17%)
  • Diesel 211,688 (1.99%)
  • Hybrid 172,969 (1.63%)
  • Electric 12,422 (0.12%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 10,246 (0.1%)
The Illinois average age of vehicles is 10.85 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 185,752 (30.15%)
  • CUVs 266,322 (43.23%)
  • SUVs 51,886 (8.42%)
  • Pickups 72,414 (11.75%)
  • Vans/Minivans 39,730 (6.45%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 584,716 (94.91%)
  • Diesel 10,185 (1.65%)
  • Hybrid 13,846 (2.25%)
  • Electric 5,428 (0.88%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,929 (0.31%)

Auto-related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 4.7B 4.7 Billion Total Imports
  • 13.5B 13.5 Billion Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 664.9M 664.9 Million Total Imports
  • 1.9B 1.9 Billion Total Imports

Compiled by the Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.


  • Gasoline Stations 7036
  • Electric Charging Stations 483
  • Biodiesel Stations 11
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 18
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 99

Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of April 9, 2019.

Average MSRP Per New Car
Median Household Income
Median Monthly Household Income
Median Monthly New Car Payment
Car Payment As Percent Of Monthly Income

Commuting to Work

  • Drive Alone to Work (73%)
  • Carpool to Work (7%)
  • Take Public Transportation (9%)
  • Other (9%)

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2017 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 60-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 5.36%.

Automaker's Facilities

BMW Group Location Employees
BMW Technology Corporation Chicago IL 97
BMW of North America Regional Parts Distribution Center Minooka IL 4
BMW of North America Regional Office Schaumberg IL 65
Ford Motor Company Location Employees
Chicago Stamping Plant Chicago Heights IL 1300
Chicago Assembly Plant Chicago IL 4000
Chicago High Velocity Center Chicago IL 27
Chicago Regional Office Downers Grove IL 75
General Motors Location Employees
Customer Care & Aftersales - Parts Distribution Center - Chicago Bolingbrook IL 105
GM Financial -- Naperville Branch Office Naperville IL 62
Sales, Service and Marketing -- Naperville North Central Regional Office Naperville IL 65
Honda Location Employees
American Honda Finance Corp. Office Elgin IL
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Zone Office Hoffman Estates IL
Hyundai/Kia Location Employees
Mobis Parts Distribution Center (Hyundai / Kia) Aurora IL
Kia Location Employees
Kia Regional Office Downers Grove IL 40
Kia Training Center Lombard IL 2
Mazda Location Employees
Mazda Parts Distribution Center Aurora IL 3
Mazda Regional Office Oakbrook Terrace IL 49
Mercedes-Benz Location Employees
Mercedes-Benz USA Carol Stream IL 35
Stellantis Location Employees
Belvidere Assembly Plant and Belvidere Satellite Stamping Plant Belvidere IL 1733
Midwest (Chicago) Business Center Lisle IL 78
Chicago Parts Distribution Center Naperville IL 275
Subaru of America Location Employees
Subaru Service Training Center - Chicago Elgin IL 2
Central Region Itasca IL 24
Central Region - Zone 1 Chicago (CHI) Itasca IL 12
Volkswagen Group of America Location Employees
Volkswagen Credit Libertyville Libertyville IL 614
Volkswagen Truck and Bus Lisle IL 10
Volkswagen Group Mid-West Regional Office Rosemont IL 38