Your Ford or Chevy Truck Can’t Compete with the American-Made Honda Ridgeline

The annual American-Made index from has been released, with Honda and Tesla leading the pack. The Model Y from Tesla ranks as the most American-made vehicle, followed closely by Honda’s Passport and Ridgeline. Surprisingly, the Ridgeline stands out as the most American-made pickup truck, ranking at number six overall. Meanwhile, the top-selling trucks in the United States, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, fall behind in terms of American-made status.

What does being made in the USA truly mean in this context?
In the context of the American-Made index, considers various factors such as parts content, engine and transmission origin, assembly location, and the involvement of the US workforce in the manufacturing process. Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama plant plays a significant role in producing American-made vehicles like the Ridgeline, along with the Pilot, Passport, and Odyssey. On the other hand, Detroit-based companies like Jeep earn recognition for the Gladiator truck, while the Ram Classic, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon also make it to the list. Surprisingly, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado fall considerably lower on the list, showcasing a shift in the American-made landscape.

Where do the best-selling trucks in America rank?
The Ford F-150 surprisingly lands at number 58 on the American-Made index, just below the electric F-150 Lightning. The Chevrolet Silverado follows closely at 89th place, ahead of the GMC Sierra. In contrast, the Ford Maverick and Ranger fail to make the list at all. Despite being in the top 100 out of 401 vehicles evaluated, the rankings highlight a shift in the American-made landscape, with only one model from a traditional Detroit-based company making it to the top 10 most American-made vehicles.

Overall, the annual American-Made index from showcases a changing landscape in the automotive industry, with Honda and Tesla leading the way in American-made vehicles. The rankings shed light on the evolving definition of what it means to be made in the USA, highlighting the importance of factors beyond just the assembly location or company headquarters. As consumers continue to prioritize American-made products, these rankings serve as a valuable tool for understanding the true origin of the vehicles we drive.

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