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Ford Mustang Ranks 31st On 2024 American Made Index

Each year, releases its American Made Index, which aims to shed some light on what new vehicles are, well, the most American. In that regard, The Blue Oval has had quite a few different models make the cut in recent years, including the Ford Mustang, which ranked 22nd in the 2022 version of this study, as well as 72nd in 2023. Now, the iconic pony car has made the cut yet again for 2024, too.

2024 Ford Mustang GT Brazil - Exterior 001 - Front and Rear Three Quarters

This year, the Ford Mustang ranked 31st on’s American Made Index, which is a rather large improvement compared to last year. The list was topped by the Tesla Model Y, with a grand total of 100 vehicles out of more than 400 making the cut this time around. To come up with these results, looks at a few different factors – the location of a vehicle’s final assembly, the percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts present in that vehicle, its countries of origin for all available engines and transmissions, and the maker’s U.S. manufacturing workforce.

From there, ranks each model on a 100-point scale, though it doesn’t reveal its exact methodology for doing so. Since some vehicles are produced in multiple plants in different locations, it accounts for that with scoring reductions for imported volume, and determines the percent of U.S. and Canadian content from the American Automobile Labeling Act, taking into account engine and transmission origins as well.

2024 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Europe - Exterior 001 -Rear Three Quarters

“Over the last year, domestic manufacturing was thrust into the spotlight by the recent United Auto Workers organizing efforts and continues to be a hot topic with the impending presidential election,” said Patrick Masterson, lead researcher for’s American-Made Index. “Pundits champion homegrown corporations as the key to investments in local and state economies. However, when it comes to the global automotive industry, the badge on the hood doesn’t always reveal a vehicle’s economic contributions.”

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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