Honda Ridgeline, Ford F-150 Make Cars.com's American-Made Index

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Cars.com's 2017 American-Made Index, an annual ranking of the "most domestic" vehicles, was released today. This year, the list features two pickup trucks in the top 10: the 2017 Honda Ridgeline at No. 4 and the 2017 Ford F-150 at No. 6. The Ridgeline is built in Lincoln, Ala., and the F-150 in Dearborn, Mich., and Claycomo, Mo. Topping the list was the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, made in Toledo, Ohio.

Now in its 11th year, the AMI was revamped for 2017. It analyzed more than 120 light-duty model-year 2017 passenger vehicles assembled in the U.S. with high domestic-parts content, predominant U.S. sourcing for engines and transmissions, and high U.S. manufacturing jobs supported per vehicle. This year, the index de-emphasizes overall sales to focus on the domestic impact of a single buyer purchasing one model versus another.

Both the Ridgeline and the F-150 have made the AMI in previous years; in fact, the F-150 was the top-ranked vehicle in 2013 and 2014 and it took second place in 2012. The Ridgeline was No. 9 in 2014.

To find out what other vehicles made the AMI and see the criteria used to disqualify vehicles, click here.

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Comments

Make America Great Again!

Thank you Honda and Ford for having 7 of the top 10 on this list. Honda/Acura has 4, and Ford has 3. General Motors, the worlds largest automobile manufacturer who was bailed out using the American peoples' money, and who was allowed to skip paying taxes for years to get back on their feet, has 1 vehicle on this list (Acadia). That is disappointing and pathetic.

Leader: True that.

Exactly Leader. I have nothing against buying foreign or domestic made, badged, owned, vehicles. I buy the best item I can afford. While I would prefer that be an American product its sadly not always so.

Exactly Leader. I have nothing against buying foreign or domestic made, badged, owned, vehicles. I buy the best item I can afford. While I would prefer that be an American product its sadly not always so.

Here are some hard numbers on domestic content and final assembly:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/2017_aala_alpha_03272017.pdf

Great job Ford! Although when it comes to cars, the foreign makers are years ahead of domestic.

Ford wins again. Best selling. Best built. Most American. It is amazing that GM doesn't care anymore.

The Kogod School of Business has a more comprehensive analysis of what constitutes "American made". It's not simple.

It can be accessed here (for 2016):
http://kogodbusiness.com/reports/auto-index/

Models from Buick, Chevy and GMC scored 90%.
A model from Ford (F-150) scored 85%.
A Model form Honda (Accord) scored 81%

You can see other models in their very extensive list, and the criteria they use...

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I remember when Toyota would point out that the Tundra was American made. How things have changed.

Nothing wrong with a good Mexican Chevy Pickup Truck making J.D.Power 2017 Quality award. LOL

@Old Chevy Guy
Ford is not most American. Jeep is .
#1 Jeep Wrangler
#2 Jeep Cherokee

Never forget that Cars.com needs & recruits advertisers.

It's their business model and there's nothing wrong with that, but in all likelihood it affects the choice of editorial content sometimes, which is why an outfit like Consumer Reports does not take ad money. They claim that it makes them more objective in their analysis.

You be the judge.

Ford is the most American full-size pickup truck. I don't give a #$&+/ about Jeeps!

I don't give a $hit about fords. Jeep aka Fiat you all call it is#1 and #2 and Jeep pickup is going to be#1 in trucks pretty soon.

RIGGED!

They admitted they changed the criteria, which favors certain companies, that I am sure spend lots on advertising!

This nation is going down the tube in the name of greed!

Ford = made in China soon, as with GM!

Topping the AMI is good but what about profits? How do the vehicles look when profits leaving this country is considered?

To "Leader". If you think GM is the largest vehicle manufacturer then you should probably educate yourself a little further. 1. Toyota 2. Volkswagen Group by the way: both have enormous governmental perks which is why they eclipse the domestic companies. Ford GM and every other company try to maximize sells and minimize cost by creating global platforms. Foreign makers get import tax incentives for hiring Americans that offset the cost if labor. Honda is not more patriotic than GM. Its just cheaper for them to build here then it is for GM. Jeep is here because Hilux, Land Cruiser, G-Wagon, and Range Rover dominate any other market.

Ford uses the F-150 as their poster child to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside. The reality is Ford as a company is no better than anyone else. In fact according to many studies I've read over the years Ford is often less American than GM or FCA.

Yep. Sources at CNN say Ford is less American than FCA that is owned by the Italians and headquarted in England and who makes their HD trucks in Mexico. smh.

GM is more American then Ford take a dump company, even FCA is more American then junky china made Fords.

2016 http://kogodbusiness.com/reports/auto-index/


2015 http://www.american.edu/kogod/autoindex/2015.cfm

2014 http://www.american.edu/kogod/autoindex/2014.cfm

Here is a good example of how ford takes care of America.
https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2017/06/26/paint-primer-has-been-leaking-into-lake-erie-since-saturday-at-avon-lake-ford-plant

You know all companies are trying to make as much money as possible and minimize cost!!! I run a buisness and its dollars and cents and any good buisness owner lives by that rule. Unfortunately for all us tax payers, we helped bail out these companies. With-out a say in the matter, Ford also needed help with cost but they thought outside the box. If #1 goes by sales? Then the F-150 is #1 and anyone who dislikes Ford? Your just jealous and probably drive a piece of 💩

Hahaha...luv how these shaky GOVT motor fangirls twist facts around, anyways keep following the leader for 41 yrs & counting - the most American built truck out there :-))

@Old Chevy Guy
Ford is not most American. Jeep is .
#1 Jeep Wrangler
#2 Jeep Cherokee

Posted by: RAM | Jun 26, 2017 10:48:05 AM

Amen. Jeep is also a 1/4 ton truck. Ram H.D. is supposed to be coming back to Michigan. Mine was finaaly assembled in Michigan. AMERICAN EXPEDIATION VEHICLES.

Ford ready to import from China to sale to u.

Hahaha...luv how these shaky GOVT motor fangirls twist facts around, anyways keep following the leader for 41 yrs & counting - the most American built truck out there :-))


Posted by: Lionel | Jun 26, 2017 10:40:46 PM

This year.

Mine was finaaly assembled in Michigan. AMERICAN EXPEDIATION VEHICLES.

Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 27, 2017 2:19:39 AM

NO it wasn't. Yours was assembled in Mexico. An aftermarket company put a lift kit on it in the United States.

Mine was finaaly assembled in Michigan. AMERICAN EXPEDIATION VEHICLES.

Ford ready to import from China to sale to u.
Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 27, 2017 2:19:39 AM

This dude is high as hell.

Never forget that Cars.com needs & recruits advertisers.

It's their business model and there's nothing wrong with that, but in all likelihood it affects the choice of editorial content sometimes, which is why an outfit like Consumer Reports does not take ad money. They claim that it makes them more objective in their analysis.

You be the judge.
Posted by: papajim | Jun 26, 2017 10:49:55 AM

Your next post will be about Chevy winning JD Power awards. They are laughable at the very least. Credible? Not very.


Make America Great Again!

NO it wasn't. Yours was assembled in Mexico. An aftermarket company put a lift kit on it in the United States.


Posted by: LAMOSMH | Jun 27, 2017 2:35:24 AM

It sure was. Got the manufactors plate right on the door jam.


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@NMGOM

Posted by: NMGOM | Jun 26, 2017 10:01:58 AM

Models from Buick, Chevy and GMC scored 90%.

Are you finagling non pickups to pickups?
Were you the accountant for Bernie Madoff?

Come on rank pickups - let the chips fall they may.

@papajim

Consumer Reports and their political arm Consumers Union are openly liberal and campaigning against those who are conservative in principle and legislative orientation. If you're cool supporting an organization line that, more power to you. But I find the aggregated anecdotal evidence to be just as reliable as biased reporting masquerading as anything else.

Domestic content is askew because of the Chicken Tax and the way CAFE numbers are calculated. Building trucks in Mexico allows ultra small cars to better offset the CAFE hit.

Made is USA is no longer top grade.
obviosly



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