Wentzville, MO – United Auto Workers Local 2250 has some good news to share – that the pickup trucks its members make, Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, are ranked among the very top cars in terms of U.S. domestic content.
The Kogod American Auto Index, compiled each year, measures how much of each car and truck is considered to be domestic content.
In this year’s report, some trends are no surprise. General Motors, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and Honda rank highest overall and are very close at 55 percent for both FCA and Ford, 58 percent for General Motors and 57 percent for Honda.
FCA and Ford were two percentage points down from 2021, GM was essentially unchanged and Honda increased from 50 percent.
Four of the big import brands – Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Kia – were around 20-25 percent, with Hyundai, Daimler-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and Volvo all lagging under 20 percent.
All of those numbers are for each company’s total production. Considering only their U.S.-assembled vehicles changed the results considerably, with GM the highest at 70.6 percent followed by Ford at 67.6 percent, FMC at 64.1 percent and Honda 62.6 percent.
RANGER ON TOP
Not surprisingly, GM dominated the ranking of specific models on domestic content, although the top name was Ford Ranger, with 70 percent domestic content, in part because it now has a U.S.-sourced engine. Chevrolet Camaro with automatic was second at 66 percent.
Three GM offerings then tied for third, including the Colorado and Canyon gas-powered versions built in Wentzville plus the Chevrolet Corvette, all rated at 64 percent.
Because of numerous ties, 29 vehicles were ranked in the “top 10” in the study. The others, in order, include:
- Jeep Cherokee, both Latitude AWD and Trailhawk
- Ford Explorer 3.0
- Cadillac CT4 and CT5
- Tesla Model S and Model Y
- Cadillac XT4, XT5 and XT6
- Chevrolet Camaro MT
- GMC Acadia
- Ford Expedition, Mustang and F-150
- Lincoln Aviator
- Tesla Model 3 and Model X
- Chrysler Jeep
- Acura RDX
- Honda Accord, Civic, AR-V and Pilot
The complete results can be seen online at american.edu/kogod/research/autoindex.