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10 Most American-Made Cars Of 2012

Stocks in this article: GM F HMC TM

1. 2012 Toyota Avalon
Assembled: Georgetown, Ky. 

Percentage Made In U.S.: 85%  

Yep, the ultimate American full-size is the most American-made car on this list. With lots of room and safety features, just the right amount of luxury features and a combined 24 miles per gallon, the Avalon was just the right car for picking the kids up at school or dropping them off at college and hitting the city afterward. The Avalon gets more efficient in 2013 with an upgrade to the Lexus ES frame that trims its fuel economy to roughly 35 miles per gallon. Toyota actually makes a car with even more American parts than the Avalon -- the 95% U.S. Matrix -- but their choice to assemble it across the border in Canada disqualified it. When you say "American-made" down here in the states, "North America" isn't exactly what folks have in mind.  

-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.

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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
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