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Lincoln Navigator Among Top 20 In 2022 Made In America Index

Every year, the Kogod School of Business releases its Made in America Auto Index, which highlights new vehicles that contain the most U.S.-sourced domestic material. The Lincoln Corsair topped the list for 2022, while the Ford Ranger, Ford F-150, and Ford Bronco (with the 10-speed automatic) weren’t too far behind, as each tied for eighth place, and both the the Ford Mustang and Ford Expedition came in 11th on this particular list. The Ford Explorer also ranked 15th, a spot that it shares with its platform mate, the Lincoln Aviator, and Bronco models equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission ranked 18th out of 100 vehicles, too. However, those Blue Oval models aren’t alone, as the Lincoln Navigator also made the top 20 on this particular list.

The Lincoln Navigator came in 16th place out of 100 vehicles this time around, a ranking that it achieved thanks in part to the fact that 43 percent of the SUV’s content comes from either the U.S. or Canada – one of the measurements for this particular study. In terms of the rest of the rankings, the Lincoln Navigator finished behind the Corsair, Tesla Model 3 Long Range, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Colorado, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model Y, Dodge Durango, Honda Passport, F-150, Tesla Model X, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy Camaro, Honda Odyssey, Honda Ridgeline, and Honda Pilot, to name just a few.

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 zero.

We’ll have more on the Navigator soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln Navigator news, and non-stop 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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