The Ford F-150 has surpassed Toyota as the Most American Made Car in Cars.Com annual American-Made Index.
The F-150, made in Dearborn, Mich. and Claycomo, Mo., has been No. 2, but was finally able to pass the Toyota Camry in this year’s list. The index ranks model lines based on their sales and whether car or truck parts and completed vehicles are built in the U.S.
“Ford’s top ranking this year is a good indicator of how pickup trucks are dominating auto sales so far in 2013, and how the domestic automakers are bouncing back,” Patrick Olsen, Cars.com’s editor-in-chief, said in the statement.
Cars.com says 25% of shoppers are looking to buy American. The American Automobile Labeling Act also recently named the 2013 Ford F-150 the most American Made Vehicle on the Road. According to AALA’s study, 75% of the Ford F-150 is made in North America.
The Ford F-150 was the only “American” truck to appear on cars.com Top 10 list.
The list is determined by analyzing three data points; domestic-parts content (percentage of vehicle’s parts produced in the U.S.), final vehicle assembly point and vehicle sales.
Earlier this year, the 2013 Ford F-150 was named the Best Light Duty Pickup Truck, according to Popular Mechanics. The 2013 Ford F-150 features up to 11,300 pounds of towing capability and best-in-class 3,120 pounds of payload. F-150 is available with four powertrains including a 6.2-liter V8, a 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and the segment-exclusive 3.5-liter EcoBoost®.
The 2013 Ford F-150 was named the Best Light Duty Pickup Truck earlier this year by Popular Mechanics and PickupTrucks.com.
The Ford F-150 has the Best Retained Value of any Large Light truck.
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