Toyota Camry beats Ford F-150 as most ‘American made’
Once again,Cars.com has come to the counter-intuitive conclusion that the Toyota Camry is the most American of all cars — more U.S. sourced parts, U.S. manufacture and U.S. sales.
It was the fourth straight year that the Camry came in tops in the “American-made” survey. This year, the Ford F-150, the nation’s best-selling vehicle, almost beat it. This year, Toyota, Honda and General Motors combined for eight of the 10 vehicles on the list.
“When people think about buying an ‘American’ car, they might just think automatically of the Detroit Three,” said Patrick Olsen, editor in chief at Cars.com. “In reality, this classification isn’t as cut and dry as it used to be.”
He points out that Italy’s Fiat owns a majority stake in Chrysler, despite its status as a Big 3 Detroit maker. More foreign makers are building their vehicle in the U.S. as a way to hedge against a strong dollar.
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