Top 8 "Most American" Trucks for 2013


  • 2013 Ford F-150 - Front 3/4

    2013 Ford F-150 - Front 3/4

    2013 Ford F-150. | June 19, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the eight trucks with the highest percentage of U.S. and Canadian content. Our rankings are based on information reported by carmakers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA).

In addition to showing the percentage of domestic content, there's also information regarding the country in which the truck was assembled, the source of its engine and the source of its transmission. The AALA reports information for car lines, and some manufacturers do not split out specific models in their reporting. For that reason, the source of the transmission and engine may vary, depending on the car's configuration. For more details, consult the full AALA list.

For a quick confirmation of where a truck was finally assembled, look at the first digit of the vehicle identification number (VIN). If it's a 1, 4 or 5, the truck was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each truck is its score from the Kogod Made in America Auto Index, which looks not only at parts and assembly information but also at such factors as where a model's research and development took place, where a carmaker made capital investments and where the profits from the vehicle go. The Kogod index is scored on a 100-point scale.

  1. 2013 Ford F-150

    1. 2013 Ford F-150 (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87.5

  2. 2013 Toyota Tundra

    2013 Toyota Tundra (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 78.5

  3. 2013 Honda Ridgeline

    2. 2013 Honda Ridgeline

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 70
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 76

  4. 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

    3. 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 67
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83.5

  5. 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

    2013 Chevrolet Avalanche (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 67
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83.5

  6. 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 67
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83.5

  7. 2013 GMC Sierra

    2013 GMC Sierra (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 67
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83.5

  8. 2013 Ram

    2013 Ram (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 67
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Germany
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83.5

Also, be sure to check out the other lists for the vehicles with the highest percentage of U.S./Canadian content: convertibles, coupes, hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and crossovers, vans and minivans and wagons. Finally, "Foreign Cars Made in America: Where Does the Money Go?" explains the impact of foreign carmakers' U.S. production activities on the U.S. economy.

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