Is buying “American-made” important to you when shopping for a truck? To thousands and thousands of Americans it is one of the most important factors when deciding on a truck brand to purchase. However, many of us aren’t actually sure which trucks can truly stand behind the phrase “American-made.” The actual rankings may surprise you. So, which pickups are actually the MOST American?
We’ll take a look at five trucks that all claim to be “American made”: the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra, and our own Toyota Tundra.
5. Coming in last place…a tie for Chevrolet and GMC. The Sierra and Silverado tie for LAST in the American-made rankings. Only 55% of parts in the Silverado and Sierra are actually made in America. What’s worse? This number is actually going down…significantly. In 2016, the Silverado and Sierra could claim over 72% of its parts were made in America.
3. The Nissan Titan takes third place in the American-made rankings. Only 59% of the Titan’s parts are actually made in America.
2. Next up comes the Ram 1500 with 72% of its parts made in the United States of America. Turns out, one of the poster children for what an American-made truck looks like…is still behind our own Tundra.
1. That’s right…the Toyota Tundra is the most American-made pickup of the bunch! With a whopping 73.5% of its parts made in the USA, including its engine and transmission, the Tundra tops our list.
SO, is buying American-made important to you? If so, it’s tough to argue that there’s another option out there better than the Toyota Tundra. All this aside, Tundra also ranks number 1 in J.D. Power’s reliability rankings for 2017!
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Sources: https://www.american.edu/kogod/research/autoindex/ , http://kogodbusiness.com/auto-index/