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Ford F-150 Lineup Ranked 17th On 2023 Made In America Index

The Ford F-150 has long been known as a distinctly American entity, one that’s produced solely in the U.S. to boot. However, there’s more to a vehicle than where it’s built, of course, and multiple studies each year take a closer look at the source of the many components used in a vehicle’s construction. One of those studies is the Kogod School of Business Made in America Auto Index, which found that the Ford F-150 was among the top choices in terms of its content originating from North America, as it ranked eighth among all models in 2022. Now, the 2023 version of the Made in America Index has been released, and it reveals that the Ford F-150 lineup did wind up slipping down the rankings last year.

This past year, the Ford F-150 ranked 17th on the Made In America Index due to its total domestic content of 65 percent, and that ranking applies to every engine in the pickup’s current lineup, which wasn’t the case in 2022. That means it trailed the Tesla Model 3 and Y lineups, the Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model S and X, Honda Passport, Volkswagen ID.4, the Lincoln Corsair (which was first in 2022),  the Honda Odyssey, Acura MDX, Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette and Camaro, Honda Ridgeline, Acura TLX and RDX, and a few other models – including its rivals, the Chevy Silverado and Toyota Tundra.

The Made in America Auto Index uses four data points to calculate the total domestic content of all vehicles sold in the U.S. – the percentage of content that exclusively comes from the U.S. or Canada, the engine and transmission, the source of each of those components, and the location of assembly.

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 on the F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 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. Boomer

    Well I own a 2022 F-150 LARIAT with 6500 Miles on it, I’am on my 5th RECALL, and have had the 10R80 Replaced Already for a Clunking Noise, I now have the EVER so Famous NOISE coming from the Rear Suspension area. Kind of a Ting, or Ringing sound when I either Back up a Slight Incline like our Driveway, and go over Speed Bumps “Slowly” and even occasionally from a Stop Light with Light Throttle. It’s Irritating to say the Least. And, for the 2 Years of Ownership, we have yet to get Any Blue Cruise Updates to address all the Issues that are all over the Internet, YouTube, Ford Tech Sites, etc, etc. Ford Play’s dumb to the Issue, and does NOTHING to help with the Issue.

  2. Gary.virginia

    This is why ford needs to replace Mr. Farley . Know reason for these problems to exist ford has been building pickups for a long time.

  3. Tigger

    Disgraceful….. Especially with Ford being one of the last American automakers.

  4. Joe

    I have a 2021 F150 XLT only 1 recall in 2 yrs 4 months. Also I have leased a F150 since 1998 , best vehicles made without hardly any problems , not perfect. Thank you Ford Motor Company for the best riding , good gas mileage 23 mpg on the highway. comfortable


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