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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%

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Source: NHTSA

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2011 Dodge Avenger

2011 Dodge Avenger

MSRP $21,340 Mainstreet Sedan

EPA MPG:

21 City / 30 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Best Pick

Horse Power:

173 @ 6000