Brandan, Kingston, N.Y.

The Ford F-150 is the most American full-size pickup, topping all other trucks in the American-Made Index and finishing second overall to the Toyota Camry.


The American-Made Index not only considers domestic parts content (parts made in the U.S. and Canada) but also where the vehicle is assembled and how many are sold.

Among 2012 pickups, the F-150 tied with the Toyota Tundra for having the most domestic parts content, 75 percent. Both are built exclusively in the U.S., but the F-150 came out on top in the American-Made Index based on sales.

The F-Series truck line (including heavy-duty models) is the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., a title it has held for 30 years, and the F-150 accounts for about two-thirds of sales. Ford sold 350,455 F-Series trucks through July, compared with 54,287 for the Tundra, which ranks seventh in the American-Made Index.

Other full-size pickups have less domestic parts content than the F-150 or Tundra. The Ram brand has 70 percent, the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 62 percent and the Nissan Titan 50 percent.

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Answered by Rick Popely on October 4, 2012 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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