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American-Made Index by Cars.com

https://www.cars.com/american-made-index/

The origins of consumer products are often anything but straightforward, and few get as complicated as the two-ton set of wheels in your driveway. Supply chains for the automotive industry span the planet, and the results can make for a car assembled in one country with parts from dozens of others, plus a badge on the hood from an automaker an ocean away. For shoppers who want to buy American-made products, Cars.com’s American-Made Index delves into such complexities by analyzing a range of factors to determine just how American your prospective car or truck might be.

TOP 10​
MAKE AND MODEL​
ASSEMBLY LOCATION​
1.​
Ford Ranger​
Wayne, Mich.​
2.​
Jeep Cherokee​
Belvidere, Ill.​
3.​
Tesla Model S​
Fremont, Calif.​
4.​
Tesla Model 3​
Fremont, Calif.​
5.​
Honda Odyssey​
Lincoln, Ala.​
6.​
Honda Ridgeline​
Lincoln, Ala.​
7.​
Honda Passport​
Lincoln, Ala.​
8.​
Chevrolet Corvette​
Bowling Green, Ky.​
9.​
Tesla Model X​
Fremont, Calif.​
10.​
Chevrolet Colorado​
Wentzville, Mo.​





And article on this list by Marketwatch.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/m...that-includes-tesla-for-first-time-2020-06-23

Michigan-assembled Ford Ranger named ‘most American-made car’ in annual list that includes Tesla for first time

Cars.com reports 70% of shoppers consider a car’s U.S. economic impact a deciding
factor and COVID-19 boosted that sentiment

The Michigan-built Ford Motor Co. Ranger pickup, resurrected for the U.S. market in 2019, ranks No. 1 among the most-American-made vehicles, a 15-year-old list for which high-ranking Tesla, which assembles its luxury electric cars in Fremont, Calif., participated for the first time.

Behind the Ford F, -1.35% , No. 2 is claimed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ FCAU, 6.01% Jeep Cherokee, assembled in northern Illinois. Tesla, meanwhile, took three spots among the top 10 on the 2020 American Made Index (AMI), for which Cars.com, the index creator, relies both on company data and its own research.

This is the first year Tesla TSLA, 1.07% has willingly participated in the AMI, shaking up the results. It likely would have ranked high in other recent years as well. Honda Motor Co. HMC, 0.69% and General Motors GM, -0.11% also hold top spots on the index this year.

The AMI ranks cars based on five factors: assembly location, parts sourcing as determined by the American Automobile Labeling Act that dates to the 1990s, U.S. factory employment relative to vehicle production, engine and transmission sourcing. In total, the 2020 AMI ranked cars from 13 automakers built in 14 states.

“Of some 350 cars on the market for 2020, 91 models qualified for our index,” said Kelsey Mays, Cars.com’s CARS, -0.61% senior consumer affairs and vehicle evaluations editor. “The auto industry is highly globalized, but these 91 models bring jobs to America and investments to our local communities — a growing concern for Americans in the current climate.”

“Many consumers presume that today cars are predominantly not built here,” said Mays. “That’s not the case.”

Asked if newly rewritten trade agreements, particularly the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement, were expected to change the list of the future, Mays said it’s too soon to tell, but added “the super-home-grown car decline has been a pretty nonpartisan thing.”

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and, in turn, on consumer decisions has impacted car-buying, according to separate research from Cars.com.

It found that 70% of shoppers consider a car’s U.S. economic impact a significant or deciding factor in their vehicle purchase; that’s up from 66% who indicated the same in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has further impacted Americans’ desire to “buy local.” The survey found that 37% of consumers indicated they are more likely to buy an American-made car due to the current health and economic crisis, while just 4% said they were less likely.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk controversially defied coronavirus shutdown orders in May to keep his Fremont, Calif., production line rolling. Musk had criticised stay-at-home measures, calling them “fascist” and dared officials to arrest him at one point. His plant was reopened later in the month, with Alameda County approval, after employees were reportedly told the county health department had approved its health and safety plans.

Tesla shares are up 137% in the year to date and up more than 350% over the past year. The S&P 500 SPX, 0.61% is down 3.5% in the year so far, up 5.8% from one year earlier. Ford’s stock performance reveals a 32% drop in the year to date. GM is off 27% over the same span.



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Interesting read.
 

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Thanks for posting this interesting survey! Besides the fact that our Ranger is number one, I was also surprised to learn that Honda has three times as many vehicles in the top ten than Ford does, that is, three to one!
 

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I don't understand how the ranger can lead the list while nothing else from Ford is even on the list
 

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That's for 2020, 2019 the Ranger is on the least American made 😐

"The new Ford Ranger pickup truck is built near Detroit, but its engine hails from Mexico. U.S. and Canadian parts content is only 35 percent."
 

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The Jeep Cherokee went from #10 in 2014 to #2 this year. It used to get dinged for foreign R&D because of the Fiat platform. They must have dropped that as a criteria.
 

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Thanks for posting this interesting survey! Besides the fact that our Ranger is number one, I was also surprised to learn that Honda has three times as many vehicles in the top ten than Ford does, that is, three to one!
fox business has a different list in 2019, Frod Ranger isn't on it , Hondas are but Fox's criteria of what constitutes american includes parts and labor.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/industrials/ford-gm-dont-make-the-most-american-made-car-heres-who-does
 

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Wow, Honda has a whopping five entries on that list, and Ford only one (not the Ranger)! It all depends on how you define "American"!
ok here is a staggering statistic - at it's peak some 40 yrs ago GM employed at whopping 618k workers in the USA , now I think it's some 85k.
 

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ok here is a staggering statistic - at it's peak some 40 yrs ago GM employed at whopping 618k workers in the USA , now I think it's some 85k.
But didn't GM own more than just GMC, Chevy, Cadillac, and Buick at the time though? Including non-automotive manufacturing as well. So they were a much larger company overall back then and thus needed a lot more employees. Not saying that accounts for all of it, because obviously it doesn't given how global every company is nowadays. But it might account for a portion of it.
 

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I learned maybe one important thing from "Rocket Ray" my high school Algebra teacher.
He always said....
"You know son, Liars may figger, but Figgers don't lie!"
 

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But didn't GM own more than just GMC, Chevy, Cadillac, and Buick at the time though? Including non-automotive manufacturing as well. So they were a much larger company overall back then and thus needed a lot more employees. Not saying that accounts for all of it, because obviously it doesn't given how global every company is nowadays. But it might account for a portion of it.
yeah they made most everything in house or parts were supplied by companies they owned. I think though their divesting began to occur more than 40 yrs ago, I recall they made appliances thru Frigidaire at one time and locomotives as well.
 

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yeah they made most everything in house or parts were supplied by companies they owned. I think though their divesting began to occur more than 40 yrs ago, I recall they made appliances thru Frigidaire at one time and locomotives as well.
GM also made Transit buses and Greyhound buses, along with Class 8 tractors. They also owned Detroit Diesel and Allison transmissions.
 

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