The list of cars that meet the criteria is getting smaller by the year.
This coming July 4, go grille your hamburgers and hot dogs, see the fireworks, and enjoy a nice summer's day with family and friends. Happy American Independence Day. And to make America’s birthday just a little bit sweeter, Cars.com has just released its annual list of “Most American” vehicles. We’ll explain the criteria: Cars are scored based on whether they’re built using American-made parts and final assembly. Basically, in order to make the list, a car must have at least 75 percent of its parts manufactured in the US of A.
For 2014, only 13 current models built in the US have a domestic parts content that meets the minimum. However, three of those cars were disqualified because they’re about to be discontinued. So which vehicle is the most American for 2014? The Ford F-150. The rest of the top 10 list is as follows: Toyota Camry, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Honda Ridgeline, Honda Crosstour, and the Dodge SRT Viper. For the record, in 2013 14 cars met the criteria to be on this list, in 2012, 20 cars qualified, and 30 made the mark in 2011. Anyone else see a disturbing trend here?