Toyota Camry Wins Cars.com’s “Most American Vehicle” Award
By rptoyota on July 05, 2011
Yesterday was Independence Day here in the grand ol’ U.S. of A., and millions of people across the country spread out their blankets, barbecued their burgers, sipped back their brews, and took in the glorious, colorful light of fireworks, all in celebration of what some gutsy colonists did for the foundation of the country way back in the 1700’s. Over the course of the year it’s easy to forget about how lucky we are to live in such a sprawling, beautiful, free, democratic, financially sound country, but on the 4th of July we have no choice but to remember.
It’s also a weekend to be appreciative of the great products that are made right here in the States. We live in such a global economy that even American companies often resort to outsourcing their labor to other countries, but it’s important to celebrate those companies who actually take advantage of good, hard-working Americans to produce their products.
So today, we celebrate the Toyota Camry, which for the third year in a row was named Cars.com’s most American car.
“In today’s global economy, there’s not an easy way to determine just how American a car is,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor in chief. “Most cars built in the U.S., for example, are assembled using at least some parts that come from somewhere else… Our index is another resource that car buyers can use to help guide their purchase decision.”
Wellington Toyota Camry dealerships love when this survey comes out every year because it dispels the myth that foreign automakers can’t benefit American workers. The Camry is actually assembled in plants in Kentucky and Indiana, and when Cars.com factored in what percentage of the parts in the Camry are made here, as well as how many Americans actually buy the car, it made sense that they’d win the title of “Most American.”
In West Palm Beach, used cars salesmen love to hang their American flags this time of year, whether they’re a U.S. automaker or not. When it comes to Toyota, however, those flags actually belong there, since not only the Camry, but also the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Tundra are in the top ten of Cars.com’s list. They know how to celebrate Independence Day, just like the rest of us. Happy 4th, everybody!