Cars.com’s list of the “most American” automobiles include a couple made in Michigan.
The Ford F-150, manufactured in Dearborn, topped Cars.com’s list. The Dodge Avenger, made in Sterling Heights, was number three on the list.
The list is determined by analyzing three data points – domestic-parts content (percentage of vehicle’s parts produced in the U.S.), final vehicle assembly point and vehicle sales.
“Strong sales and 75 percent domesticparts content propelled Ford’s popular F-150 to the top of the index for 2013, a rank it held from 2006 to 2008,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com’s editor-in-chief.
Ford F-150 Marketing Manager Eric Peterson said that the folks at Ford were pleased to make the top of the list.
“When we heard about this, we were excited,” Peterson said. “It’s great to learn that we’re number one on this list.” He said the news is especially exciting because the F- 150, made in Dearborn and Kansas City, is such “a workhorse around America.”
He added that not only is it made in Dearborn, it’s also designed there and many of the more than 250 supplier partners who supply the parts for the vehicle are in Michigan.
“And, we sold 650,000 F-150s last year. That’s a lot of parts made in America.”
Dodge spokesperson Kathy Graham said that the people at Chrysler were pleased to see the Avenger high up on the Cars.com list because it’s a good car.
“The Avenger is a great mid-sized car,” Graham said. “It offers a lot to drive. And it’s just a bonus that it’s made in Sterling Heights. The city has been a great partner with Chrysler and, obviously, all the people who build it are a huge part of its success. We couldn’t do it without them and we’re proud to make an American car with American workers.”
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