The Tesla Model 3 Is Now The Most American-Made Car

If someone asks you what the most “American-made” vehicle or automaker is, you probably jump straight to Chevy, Ford, or GM. However, that’s not the case anymore.

According to the American-Made Index for 2021, the Tesla Model 3 has been ranked number one, marking the first time an electric car has taken the top spot.

The survey takes a look at several factors including the final manufacturing location of the vehicle, its parts, and the jobs created by its production. In addition, components sourced from Canada are included being that they fall under the criteria of the American Automobile Labeling Act.

Tesla sold approximately 206,500 Model 3 sedans in the U.S. last year and while yes, Teslas are also built at its Shanghai factory, all of the models sold in the U.S. are sourced from California. The Michigan-made Ford Mustang coupe came in second. Last year’s number one Ford Ranger dropped to 28th this year largely in part to s change in parts content.

The top 20 American Made Vehicles:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. Tesla Model Y
  4. Jeep Cherokee
  5. Chevrolet Corvette
  6. Honda Ridgeline
  7. Honda Odyssey
  8. Honda Pilot
  9. Honda Passport
  10. Toyota Tundra
  11. Ford Expedition
  12. Acura RDX
  13. Acura TLX
  14. Chevrolet Colorado
  15. GMC Canyon
  16. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  17. Honda Accord
  18. Toyota Avalon
  19. Lexus ES
  20. Lincoln Navigator

There are 344 different car models for sale in the U.S. this year, however only 90 of them even qualify to be ranked on the AMI.

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