Tesla Model Y and Model 3 named most American-made cars in 2022 by Cars.com

Credit: Tesla

The Tesla Model Y and the Model 3 have been named the “most American-made” vehicles in the United States by Cars.com.

Previously, the Tesla Model 3 held the title, but the Tesla Model Y overtook its cousin vehicle for the title in 2022.

The “most American-made” car is part of the publication’s annual study of vehicles and their impact on the United States economy.

The study takes into account:

  • Manufacturing location of the vehicle
  • Manufacturing location of parts
  • American jobs created by its production

One thing to note is that components from Canada are also included. However, the United States assembly of engines and transmissions get a heavier weighting to compensate.

Tesla dominated the top ten, with four of the top six vehicles in the rankings.

Here are the top ten made-in-America vehicles, as per Cars.com:

  1. Tesla Model Y
  2. Tesla Model 3
  3. Lincoln Corsair
  4. Honda Passport
  5. Tesla Model X
  6. Tesla Model S
  7. Jeep Cherokee
  8. Honda Ridgeline
  9. Honda Odyssey
  10. Honda Pilot

Cars.com editor-in-chief Jenni Newman had this to say on Tesla’s dominance:

Tesla is the only major automaker to claim 100% domestic production for all cars it sells in the U.S., well above the industry’s roughly 52% average.

Interestingly, American brands such as Ford, Chevrolet and General Motors were not in the top ten, despite claims from media and politicians that would make you think otherwise.

The complete study can be found here.

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