The Ford Ranger Is The Most “Made In America” Vehicle In 2020 — Here Are The Top 10 Vehicles

The Ford Ranger Is The Most "Made In America" Vehicle In 2020 — Here Are The Top 10 Vehicles

With 85% total domestic content, the 2020 Ford Ranger is the most made in America vehicle sold.

The 2020 Ranger is the most made in America vehicle? That’s the way manufacturing worked out this year, according to an index produced by Washington DC’s American University’s Kogod School of Business. The 2020 Ford Ranger is built with a total of 85% domestic content. The index states that the Ranger surpasses the former leader, the Chevrolet Corvette.

There are many variables that are not listed in the index. For instance: we do not know how many foreign subcontractors work with the parts providers. Something as simple as the raw materials used in components was not mentioned. In many cases, raw materials can be foreign supplied. Still, that type of minutia is difficult to discern.

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This, from Detroit News: Overall, General Motors Co. has the highest domestic content score with 70.6% for U.S.-assembled vehicles — up from 70% last year — and 58.2% for all of its vehicles. Ford’s domestic content was down to 67.6% from 70% for U.S.-produced vehicles compared to 55% for all. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was nearly flat with 64.1% domestic content for U.S.-assembled vehicles and 55% for all.

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What about the 2019 Ranger?

The Ford Ranger came back to out domestic market in 2019. At the time, it was rated at 61% total domestic content. That was mainly due to the engine, which is now sourced in the United States. On top of that, it now gets gets 70% of its parts from U.S. and Canada, which is a 20% increase. All told, this brings the 2020 Ford Ranger to 85% total domestic content.

Many other automakers, including Tesla, were highly rated with a significant amount of their components sourced from the domestic market. Also, Honda Motor Company has 62.6% of total domestic content in their American made vehicles, including the Ridgeline. That’s the highest for foreign automakers who’s vehicles are assembled in the United States.

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