Most red, white, and blue vehicles are built in the Bluegrass State.
The Lincoln Corsair finished top of the Kogod Made in America Auto Index for 2022.
American University’s annual report ranks vehicles based on the location of their manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters, local economic impact, and domestic parts content, which includes components sourced from United States and Canada because of how they are federally classified.
The Louisville, Kentucky-built compact SUV and its plug-in hybrid variant are tied for the top spot thanks in part to a redesign that significantly improved from its 44th spot last year.
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They were followed by the Tesla Model 3 Long Range made in Fremont, Calif., and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which is also built in Kentucky at a Bowling Green plant dedicated to the model.
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The Chevrolet Colorado pickup was fourth, while the Jeep Cherokee Latitude and Trailhawk models tied for fifth with the Tesla Model 3 Performance and Tesla Model Y, the latter being produced in both Fremont and Telsa’s factory in Austin, Texas.
The Kogod listing uses a different methodology from the Cars.com American-Made Index, which scored the Model Y and Model 3 ahead of the Corsair.
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Rounding out the top 10 on the Kogod list, including ties, where the Dodge Durango Citadel and GT Blacktop; Honda passport; Ford F-150 with 2.7 liter, 3.3 liter and 5.0 liter engines; Ford Ranger; Ford Bronco with automatic transmission; Tesla Model S; Tesla Model Y; Grand Cherokee Laredo with 3.6 liter engine; Grand Cherokee L Limited; Grand Cherokee Overland with 3.6 liter engine; Chevrolet Camaro with automatic transmission; Honda Odessey; Honda Ridgeline and Honda Pilot.
Last year’s winner, the Ford Mustang, dropped to 22nd place due to sourcing its manual transmission in Mexico, according to the report.