#1, #2 American-Made Cars: Toyota and Honda
|Rank 2011||Make/Model||U.S. Assembly Location||Rank 2010|
|1||Toyota Camry||Georgetown, Ky.;||1|
|2||Honda Accord||Marysville, Ohio;||2|
|3||Chevrolet Malibu||Kansas City, Kan.||5|
|4||Ford Explorer||Chicago, Illinois|
|6||Toyota Sienna||Princeton, Ind.||10|
|9||Toyota Tundra||San Antonio, Texas||8|
|10||GMC Acadia||Lansing, Mich.|
"CarCars.com's American-Made Index (AMI) recognizes cars and trucks that are built here, have a high amount of domestic parts and are bought in large numbers by American consumers (see top ten above). Despite stagnant sales, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord remain atop this year's American-Made Index. Falling domestic parts content axed Ford's popular Escape and Focus, but the Dearborn MI automaker's redesigned, Chicago-built Explorer hit the ground running and entered the list at fourth place.
Detroit's full-size pickups, once a dominant force on the AMI, remain off the chart. The F-150 held a commanding No. 1 spot in the first three years that Cars.com compiled the index, with domestic parts content as high as 90 percent. Alas, today's Michigan- and Missouri-built F-150 bears only 60 percent domestic content rating. Similarly, the Chevrolet Silverado, which held second place for much of the F-150's reign, has just 61 percent domestic content. Chrysler's Ram 1500 pickup's 70 percent domestic content fares better, but it still falls short of the AMI's 75-percent cutoff."
MP: Three out of the top five, and four out of the top six American-made cars are built by the Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda. Out of the top ten American-made cars, half are built in the U.S. by Toyota and Honda, three by Toyota and two by Honda.
Update: Isn't it a bit ironic that many of the "most American made" cars would get towed from the two UAW parking lots in Flint, MI pictured below? And what about the 17 vehicles on the UAW’s 2011 Vehicles Guide built in Canada by unionized members of the "Canadian Auto Workers" - including the Chevy Camaro, Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Challenger, Lincoln Town Car - wouldn't they be considered "foreign cars" subject to getting towed by UAW Local 659? And the following vehicles on the list that are built by UAW workers in the U.S. for Japanese automakers Mazda and Mitsubishi would apparently be approved at either lot: Mazda6, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, Mitsubishi Galant, Mazda B-series, and the Mitsubishi Endeavor?