The 2014 Toyota Camry, Corolla and Tundra have the most U.S. and Canadian parts than any vehicle in their segments, according the Wall St. Cheat Sheet, citing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rankings. NHTSA compiled the list based on their percentage of components sourced from North America.
Wall St. Cheat Street writer Justin Lloyd-Miller states: “America’s best-selling midsize sedan [Camry] is also one of the most North American-made sedans, as well. Toyota gets 75 percent of its parts from America or Canada (another 20 percent are from Japan), while the final assembly is done in the U.S., with an American engine and a Japanese transmission.”
He goes on to say “The Toyota Tundra has never enjoyed the same kind of success that its domestic rivals take advantage of, despite the Tundra being made of more American parts than its domestic counterparts. Like the Camry, the Tundra uses three-quarters of its parts from the States or Canada; engine production is split between here and Japan. By comparison, the Silverado is made up of just 40 percent North American-sourced parts. (Note: the Ford F-Series was not ranked on the NHTSA’s listing; the Tundra was the highest ranking truck found on the list provided.)”
Lloyd-Miller also points out, “The Toyota Corolla is made up of parts split between North America (60 percent) and Japan (30 percent); final assembly of the car is done in Canada. However, the car’s engines are made in the U.S.; the transmission, like other Toyotas, is from Japan.”
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