Cars.com recently released their 2016 American-Made Index and the Toyota Camry took the top spot with the Toyota Sienna taking third place. This is the second consecutive year that the Toyota Camry has claimed the top spot and its sixth time appearing on the list, while the Toyota Sienna is considered a regular on this list. The Cars.com American-Made Index rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. using factors such as– the percentage of parts considered domestic under federal regulations (determined by the 1992 AALA and includes Canada in domestic ratings), U.S. sales, and where the car is assembled. Models with a domestic-parts content rating below 75%, models built exclusively outside of the U.S. or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S. built successor are all disqualified.
According to the NHTSA, the Toyota Camry has a domestic-parts content at 75%. The Camry is assembled at the largest Toyota vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, located in Georgetown, Ky. This plant has the capacity to produce 550,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines. Bob Carter, Toyota senior vice president of automotive operations said about this recognition, “This recognition from Cars.com is a tribute to Toyota employees, not only those at the plant who build the Camry, but the broader Toyota team who design, engineer, market and finance the vehicle in the United States. We also support local suppliers and economies, and we have invested more than $6 billion into our Kentucky operations alone, which is growing with our new production engineering campus under construction there.”