Top 8 "Most American" Trucks for 2014


  • 2014 Ford F-150

    2014 Ford F-150

    2014 Ford F-150. | May 04, 2014

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled a list of the eight trucks with the highest percentage of U.S./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 car 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 detail, consult the full AALA list.

For a quick confirmation of where a car was finally assembled, look at the first digit of the car's vehicle identification number (VIN). If it's a 1, 2 or 5, the car was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each truck is its score from the 2014 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. 2014 Ford F-150

    1. 2014 Ford F-150 (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 87.5

  2. 2014 Honda Ridgeline

    2014 Honda Ridgeline (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 78.5

  3. 2014 Toyota Tundra

    2014 Toyota Tundra (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 78.5

  4. 2014 Ram 1500

    2. 2014 Ram 1500

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 66
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S. and Italy (3.0-liter diesel)
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 63

  5. 2014 Toyota Tacoma

    3. 2014 Toyota Tacoma

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 60
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: Japan
    Transmission Source: Japan and U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 57

  6. 2014 Nissan Titan

    4. 2014 Nissan Titan

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 50
    Final Assembly Country: U. S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Japan
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 59

  7. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

    5. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 40
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 70

  8. 2014 GMC Sierra

    2014 GMC Sierra (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 40
    Final Assembly Country: U.S. and Mexico
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    2014 Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 70

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, vans and minivans, SUVs and crossovers 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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