The Toyota Camry took the top spot for the 10th annual Cars.com American-Made Index. The Camry has topped the Cars.com index six times according to AutoNews report.
The sedan, built in Georgetown, Ky., and Lafayette, Ind. (though Indiana production is set to end this fall), has a U.S.-sold domestic content of 75 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
That’s an important figure as the Cars.com index bases the ranking on domestic-part content, final assembly point and overall vehicle sales.
All told, Toyota sold 429,185 U.S.-built Camrys in 2015 in the U.S. Sales for the current year through May fell 6 percent to 167,149 vehicles.
Following the Camry, in order, were the Honda Accord, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave.
Findings from the Cars.com index differed from the recently released Kogod Made in America Auto Index.
The Kogod index takes seven criteria into account including profit margin, labor, r&d, inventory, capital and other expenses, engine, transmission and body, chassis and electrical components.
However, the two indexes have similar vehicles at the top, albeit a different order.
The Toyota Camry, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot all tied for eighth in the Kogod index. The Honda Accord finished fifth and the General Motors crossover trio of the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave all took the top spot.
Cars.com also conducted a survey about reasons why consumers prefer to purchase from an American manufacturer. Of the nearly 1,000 respondents, 53 percent said it was because they wanted to support the local economy.
The survey also found that 13 percent of consumers base their purchase decision on whether a vehicle is from an American manufacturer, down from 28 percent a year ago.
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