Report: 2011 Dodge Avenger Has The Most American-Sourced Content

Those who will only buy a so-called American car might want to take a look at this list of cars built with the most North American parts content. The report, created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, shows the Dodge Avenger sedan to be at the top, with 83 percent of its parts sourced from the U.S. or Canada.

Below, we've compiled a list of the top cars with the most North American parts content list below comes from data required of automakers by law thanks to the American Automobile Labeling Act. A companion post with trucks, SUVs, and vans is coming soon. The car list is full of Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors products but also includes a few representatives from Honda and Toyota.

The parts content percentages change from one year to the next. Last year, for example, the Honda Accord had 75 percent of its content derived from the U.S. and Canada, down 5 percent compared to the 2011 report. The Ford Fusion (and Lincoln MKZ) is listed as having 20 percent parts content from the U.S. and Canada – likely due to the fact that the factory is in Mexico – while the Nissan Altima appears in the 2011 report at 60 percent. Affordable midsize sedans comprise the first five positions on the NHTSA report, part of which is shown here.

1. Dodge Avenger - 83%

2. Chrysler 200 sedan - 81%

3. Toyota Camry - 80%

3. Toyota Avalon - 80%

3. Honda Accord - 80%

4. Chevrolet Impala - 77%

5. Cadillac DTS - 76%

5. Buick Lucerne - 76%

6. Chevrolet Malibu - 75%

6. Chevrolet Corvette - 75%

6. Lincoln Town Car - 75%

6. Acura TL - 75%

7. Dodge Caliber - 73%

7. Chrysler 300 - 73%

8. Dodge Charger - 70%

8. Dodge Challenger - 70%

8. Honda Civic - 70%

9. Chevrolet Camaro – 66%

10. Toyota Matrix – 65%

10. Cadillac STS – 65%

10. Cadillac CTS – 65%

10. Ford Taurus – 65%

10. Ford Mustang – 65%

Would a new car's parts content percentage influence your purchasing decision? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Source: NHTSA

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Since when is Canada a part of the United States of America? This list cannot help someone who is trying to buy made in the USA products because it does not differentiate between Canada and the USA.
JJ
@Steve Remember, this is a car aimed at the family/midsize market. people don't want 2 doors on their every day driving cars or for transporting family. The avenger WAS a 2dr back when more of Dodge's cars were performance oriented, but now they must compete with the large multinationals, and ended up having to make some cuts along the way. I think for the market that it's aimed at, the Avenger outperforms in power, riding smoothness, and in my opinion styling versus it's foreign competitors. Dodge still makes affordable coupes, the Challengers start $1000 cheaper than what some of the Avengers are priced at. Not to mention Chargers and Camaros, both of which are still largely sourced in the US. I think it's still important to invest in US auto makers. We have a long history or building great cars, but it's getting harder for these companyies to afford the R&D that comes along with it.
STEVE
Just wished this car came as a 2dr, now that would be one hot ride! but like all American cars they have to be 4dr for some fricken reason thats why I will not buy AMERICAN cars the factory's dont listen to what costomers want!

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