hear a lot about buying American-made” merchandise, which can prove almost
impossible for some goods.
When it comes to the auto industry however, a
ranking by a top automotive website simplifies the task.
At best, the cars and trucks we buy are a mix
of foreign and domestic, since most all manufacturers use parts or assemblies
made overseas.So, how to define “Most American”
when it comes to our personal transportation?
Patrick Olsen is Editor-in-Chief of the industry website Cars.com.We asked him how his organization defined “American
He says they use three touch points.“One is the percentage of domestic parts.We set a threshold of at least 75 percent to
make the list.Secondly, we look for the
final assembly point, which has to be in the United States.And third, we use sales , knowing that the
more units of the car or truck that are built or sold, the more auto workers and
suppliers are put to work building those.”
three of the vehicles manufactured by Detroit automakers made the cut this
year.Ford’s 150 pickup truck topped the
list, while the Chevy Corvette came in seventh, and the Dodge Viper ranked
The rest of the top ten were made
by Honda or Toyota.Full results online
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