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Ford Ranger Ranked Eighth In 2022 Made In America Auto Index

Back in 2020, the Ford Ranger topped’s American-Made Index, which ranks new vehicles based on their location of final assembly, percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts, country of origin for available engines, country of origin for available transmissions, and U.S. manufacturing employees relative to the automaker’s footprint. Now, the Kogod School of Business’ 2022 Made in America Auto Index has been released, and the Ford Ranger didn’t fare quite as well this time around, finishing eighth, a little behind this year’s top vehicle, the Lincoln Corsair.

The Ford Ranger finished eighth thanks in part to the fact that 55 percent of its content comes from either the U.S. or Canada – one of the measurements for this study – and this particular ranking applies to all models. In terms of positioning, the mid-size pickup finished behind the Corsair, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Colorado, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model Y, Dodge Durango, and Honda Passport, some of which tied for specific positioning.

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 to share soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger 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. Artie Banko

    O K, changing direction here. First off, you are comparing apples to oranges, with a couple grapefruit thrown in. I mean, comparing the Ranger to something as the Chevy Corvette…hello! If that’s the case, ah, hey congratulations! Don’t really know or understand the practicality of comparisons, so stopping there. Thank you!
    Now, something I know a little more about! Yes…cayoh-tae! Baby, I got one! Also got me a smile 24/7…thank you Ford engineers ! I am a retired new development AeroSpace Engineer. Here’s one for ya…my first Ford! Fact! All them years trying diligently to form, mold if you will, Cameros, Corvettes, Chevelles, Firebirds, heck even a couple GTO’s, into some thing, or some what similar, to what the amazing Ford engineering team has done with the Mustang! Thank you men and women, for a most pleasant surprise! “NOW!”…don’t go getting all goofy and stuff. “DO NOT,” start overthinking your amazing creation. Take your well deserved pat on the back, suck down a swig of the “best”, and carry on! Thank you…again.


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