Cars.com revealed on Tuesday its annual American-Made Index for 2022, which ranks autos by how American-made they are surely.
According to the index, based mostly on knowledge collected in April and May, 95 of the 379 cars produced within the U.S. auto market made the unbiased rating. The rating thought of manufacturing employment in comparison with automakers’ footprint, engine and transmission sourcing, meeting areas and half sourcing.
Jennifer Newman, editor-in-chief of Cars.com, a car-buying market, advised Automotive News that one of many largest takeaways of this yr’s survey was Tesla’s prevalence on the listing. All 4 of the autos Tesla produced ranked within the high 10, with the Model Y coming in first place.
“This is the third year that Tesla has participated in our index, and it’s also the first year in which all four of their vehicles have qualified for the index,” Newman stated. “So what was interesting was to see the Model Y in first place, the Model 3 in [second], and … the [Model] X is in fifth and [Model] S is in sixth.”
Honda additionally had 4 autos within the high 10, with the Passport at No. 4, Ridgeline at No. 8, Odyssey at No. 9 and Pilot at No. 10. The Lincoln Corsair ranked third, up from sixty fourth in 2021. Newman attributed the rise to manufacturing of the car transferring from Spain to the U.S. The Jeep Cherokee got here in seventh.
General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Ford had the best numbers of autos making the index, with GM autos representing 19 p.c of all included fashions; Honda, 14 p.c; Toyota, 12 p.c; and Ford, 12 p.c.
Cars.com additionally surveyed greater than 2,000 shoppers final month and located a 15 p.c year-over-year improve in affordability considerations when buying a car. The survey additionally noticed a 21 p.c improve in electrical car issues and a 22 p.c improve within the variety of shoppers who stated buying an American-made car was vital to them.
“We’re continuing to see this as a trend with shoppers who are interested in supporting their neighbor down the street, their relatives; they want to help others with this purchase in their life,” Newman stated. “What this index does is it easily shares with shoppers which vehicles are American. It’s not as easy as the badge on the hood.”