Chicago, Illinois – The Toyota Camry tops Cars.com’s “Most American” list, which ranks vehicles based on where they are assembled, their popularity with U.S. buyers, and what percentage of their parts (by cost) are made in the U.S. or Canada.
The Camry topped the list for the second year in a row; Toyota also ranked with the Tundra and Sienna, making it the only manufacturer with three vehicles in the top ten. Honda, Ford and Chrysler each earned two spots, while Chevrolet had one.
“What’s interesting this year is the lack of a full-sized domestic pickup truck on the list,” said editor-in-chief Patrick Olsen. “The Ford F-150 went from the top spot a couple of years ago to being totally left off the list. While the F-150 is still assembled in the U.S., its domestic parts content fell to 55 per cent. In the past, it’s had a domestic parts content of around 80 per cent.”
The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were also once regulars on the index, but production is split between the U.S. and Mexico, and have only 65 per cent domestic parts content. Only vehicles with 75 per cent or higher of domestic parts are eligible for the list.
The top ten, in order, were the Toyota Camry (made in Kentucky and Indiana); Honda Accord (Ohio and Alabama); Ford Escape (Kansas); Ford Focus (Michigan); Chevrolet Malibu (Kansas); Honda Odyssey (Alabama); Dodge Ram 1500 (Michigan); Toyota Tundra (Texas); Jeep Wrangler (Ohio); and Toyota Sienna (Indiana).