There are few things more “American” than the Ford F-150 – a truck born and bred in the U.S. and designed for hard work, so it should come as no surprise that Cars.com has found the F-150 to be the Most American car.
Each year, Cars.com releases their “American-Made Index.” The factors that weigh into their decision include how many parts of the car are made in the U.S., where the vehicle is assembled, and how many cars are sold here. With these factors, it is possible for cars manufactured by companies headquartered outside of the U.S. to find a spot on the list as well. Until the F-150 kicked it out of the top spot this year, the Toyota Camry had held the number one spot for the last 4 years.
The Ford F-150 is built In Dearborn, MI, and Claycomo, MO. It has also consistently been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for over 20 years, helping solidify the truck’s spot on the top of the Index. According to Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief at Cars.com, “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. While the assembly point and domestic parts content of the F-15o didn’t change from 2012-2013, vehicle sales are responsible for bumping the F-150 to the top spot.”