Are you a little confused as to why Toyota Camry ranks number one on Cars.com's American-Made Index? Well, you're not alone. As well all know, Toyota is in fact considered a Japanese automaker.
After much research, however, Cars.com discovered that it's not just the most "American" car when measured against other exports....The Toyota Camry is, in fact, more American than any "American-made" car available.
See, while Toyota is based in Japan, the Camry is actually built within the United States' borders, using a large percentage of domestic parts. It's also among the most popular cars purchased in America.
In determining the lineup of their American-Made Index, Cars.com adheres to a certain set of criteria (i.e., sales, assembly geo, and parts geo). They also disqualify models with foreign parts content above 15 percent, models built exclusively outside the U.S., or soon-to-be-discontinued models lacking an American-made successor.
According to Cars.com, the 2011 Toyota Camry has an average four-out-of-five star consumer rating. An enthusiastic reviewer from St. Louis, MO explains, "This is my second Camry XLE. I had a 2008 model, which I put 75,000 miles and gave it to my son. It rides like the day I bought it. I have changed oil and had factory maintenance done on it. I have never needed a wheel alignment. Nothing ever goes wrong. I now have a 2011 model...The ride is improved...Now has a backup camera...Stereo now has a USB and the sound is great. I do a lot driving and comfort level is top notch. A poor man's Lexus."1
Toyota Camry Quick Overview
- Optional Engines: 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6
- Standard Engine: 169-horsepower (hp), 2.5-liter, four-cylinder
- Standard Transmission: Six-speed manual
- Optional Transmission: Six-speed automatic (with V-6 only)
- Standard Safety Features: Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, side-curtain airbags, side-impact airbags for the front seats, dual front airbags, driver's knee airbag, traction control, electronic stability control
- High-percentage of domestic parts and vehicle manufacturing reduces Toyota's overall carbon footprint associated with production
- Starting MSRP: $20,195
- Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city/ 33 mpg highway
- Alternative Model: Toyota Camry Hybrid
If you would like more information on the 2011 Toyota Camry, please contact R & H Toyota at 410-363-2000 today. You are also welcome to stop by our great facility, conveniently located at 9801 Reisterstown Road Owings Mill, MD 21117, we're happy to share complete specs, compare models, and schedule a test drive.
Source: 1 http://www.cars.com/toyota/camry/2011/consumer-reviews/