- Jun 23, 2010
Cars.com American Made Index ranks Toyota Camry #1 again
2010 Toyota Camry – Click above for high-res image gallery
It's that time once again for Cars.com to release its annual American Made Index. What constitutes an American-made car, however, is just as debatable now as it ever has been. That being the case, there are a number of notable changes since the last time the crew released its list.
First and foremost, the Toyota Camry is (somewhat ironically) still at the top of the American Made Index. But second place is a bit of a surprise, with the Honda Accord making a debut appearance in the runner-up position. Notably, it takes the place of the Ford F-150, which falls off the list entirely.
Why the sudden change? It seems the Accord now boasts a 75-percent American parts percentage (which is the minimum allowable to make this list) as it is now being assembled in two separate plants based in the United States. Ford's F-150, however, saw its American parts percentage fall from 80 percent down to just 55 percent – a scenario Ford calls "pretty common."
Ford does make a good presence on the AMI list, though, with both the Escape (third place) and Focus (fourth place) making a comeback after a brief disappearance the last time around. General Motors earns fifth place with the Chevrolet Malibu, which is GM's only vehicle on the latest AMI edition. Chrysler nabs number seven with the Dodge Ram 1500 and nine with the Jeep Wrangler.
See the complete American Made Index after the break, and check out additional commentary from Cars.com here.
The Cars.com American-Made Index
|1||Toyota Camry||Georgetown, Ky.; Lafayette, Ind.|
|2||Honda Accord||Marysville, Ohio; Lincoln, Ala.|
|3||Ford Escape||Kansas City, Mo.|
|4||Ford Focus||Wayne, Mich.|
|5||Chevrolet Malibu||Kansas City, Kan.|
|6||Honda Oddyssey||Lincoln, Ala.|
|7||Dodge Ram 1500||Warren, Mich.|
|8||Toyota Tundra||San Antonio|
|9||Jeep Wrangler||Toledo, Ohio|
|10||Toyota Sienna||Princeton, Ind.|