Camry Edges Out F-150 for 'Most American' in Cars.com Index
|Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, announced today that the Toyota Camry has topped the site's annual American-Made Index. While this is the fourth consecutive year the Camry has held the top spot, the Ford F-150's return to the list resulted in the narrowest gap between first and second in the index's history.
'When people think about buying an 'American' car, they might just think automatically of the Detroit Three,' said Patrick Olsen, Editor in Chief at Cars.com. 'In reality, this classification isn't as cut and dry as it used to be. Today, Fiat owns a majority stake in Chrysler, companies like Toyota are increasing production of their vehicles in the U.S. and parts are coming in from all over the globe. Our index accounts for all of these factors to determine where vehicles rank.'
In addition to domestic parts content and final assembly point of vehicles, the index also takes into account U.S. sales. This year, the Camry topped the F-150 based on less than two days of average sales for each vehicle.
'U.S. sales are a component of our index for a number of reasons,' said Olsen. 'For one thing, it's safe to say that the more a vehicle sells, the more U.S. workers are involved in production and delivery of the vehicle and the more U.S. dealers are profiting. Additionally, we think it's valid to give credit for how American buyers embrace a vehicle.'
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