US residents renew their patriotic vows today, as they celebrate the Independence Day, and we can’t help adding a little contribution – so here’s the top 10 most American cars the US has.
The “Most American” list is compiled by Cars.com, and the 2014 annual edition is won by the long time US best-seller – the beloved Ford F-150 pickup truck. Other than that, if US buyers feel patriotic in other models, they will need to head towards the Japanese brand dealerships – no less than seven of the 10 most American cars are from the Asian automakers.
For the second straight year, Toyota’s best-selling Camry was second, while the second US badged vehicle in the list was only the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – which came in seventh. The only other US model was rival Dodge SRT Viper, in tenth place. The list was as follows for the 3-6 and 8th and 9th positions: Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Avalon, Honda Ridgeline and Honda Crosstour.
“Many cars built in the US, for example, are assembled using parts that come from elsewhere,” said Kelsey Mays, Cars.com consumer affairs editor. “Some cars assembled in the US from largely American-made parts don’t sell well, meaning fewer Americans are employed to build them.”
The list is a research on American-made parts that are used to manufacture new cars, with all of them reaching a content of at least 75%. Actually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 13 cars assembled in the US for the 2014 model year qualified for the list, but three were taken out because they were retired from the market.