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Ford Mustang Ranked 11th In 2022 Made In America Auto Index

Each year, the Kogod School of Business releases its Made in America Auto Index, which aims to highlight the new vehicles that contain the most U.S.-sourced domestic material. This year’s recently-released report found that the Lincoln Corsair is actually the “most American” new vehicle on the market, while the Ford Ranger, Ford F-150  (when equipped with certain powerplants), and Ford Bronco weren’t too far behind, as each tied for eighth place, while the Ford Expedition ranked 11th on this particular list. Now, another Blue Oval product has made the cut, too – the Ford Mustang – which tied with the Expedition for 11th place.

The Ford Mustang earned its spot on this list thanks in part to the fact that 50 percent of its content comes from either the U.S. or Canada – one of the measurements for this study. However, it’s worth noting that this rating applies only to base EcoBoost models and those equipped with the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote and 10-speed automatic transmission. In terms of the rest of the rankings, the Mustang finished behind the Corsair, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Colorado, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model Y, Dodge Durango, Honda Passport, F-150, Bronco, Tesla Model X, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy Camaro, Honda Odyssey, Honda Ridgeline, and Honda Pilot.

The Made in America Auto Index uses seven points derived from publicly available data based on research performed by the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan to arrive at these conclusions – profit margin, labor, research and development; inventory, capital, and other expenses; engine, transmission, and body, chassis, and electrical components.

These rankings also take into account the economic value of the different components of auto manufacturing. For example, the highest-ranked cars are made by U.S. based manufacturers that utilize American engines and transmissions, as well as a high percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts. In the case of components like the engine and transmission and the location that the vehicle is assembled, those that aren’t U.S.-based are given a score of 0.

We’ll have more insights like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JimL

    That’s because the manual Ford puts in these 5.0’s, including my 2019 Bullitt, is made in China. I hate Ford for that.

    1. Lealand

      Other than automatics and small aftermarket companies I don’t think manual transmissions are manufactured in the US at all and that’s probably due to the low take rate (2-3% IIRC) for domestic vehicles. It would have been nice to have had Tremecs across the board but the plant in China is a joint venture with Ford, Getrag (now owned by Magna) and Jiangxi and I suppose they wanted to get some traction out of that deal.

    2. RWFA

      How much more would you be willing to pay for that transmission if produced in Mexico? In the USA?

  2. Lealand

    The Tremec is a North American transmission since it is a product of a Mexican company. Funny how they are left out of the club when the US, Canada and Mexico are all part of North America. The Mach 1 at least has more domestic content than the manual transmission GT.


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