Identifies Most Popular New Cars Purchased Around Fourth of July

Eight of Top 10 Models are Domestic; Two Import Vehicles Made in USA

Jun 27, 2012, 13:24 ET from

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are Americans more patriotic around the Fourth of July? According to data from, the authoritative voice in new car pricing and industry trend information, the most popular cars purchased around the Fourth of July last year (June 27July 10, 2011), were either American brands or assembled in the USA.  Nine of the top ten cars are currently assembled in the USA and only the Chevrolet Equinox is not currently assembled in the USA but expected to be assembled in Spring Hill, Tenn. during the second half of 2012.  


"Last year around the Fourth of July the American new car buyer chose to purchase vehicles that were built in the USA or had an American nameplate," said Kristen Andersson, Senior Analyst at "Made in the USA is a strong statement that resonates with consumers as evidenced by the vehicles most purchased around the 4th of July holiday. Due to the massive product improvements over the last few years by the domestic automakers, it is no longer a coincidence that American buyers would gravitate towards these vehicles. Some of this could be a result of the lack of inventory from the Japanese earthquake, but the data shows that American car buyers are open to buying a car made in the USA."

The top ten cars purchased during the Fourth of July and their current potential savings off MSRP include:

Top Cars Purchased Around Fourth of July According to (June 27 – July 10, 2011)


Make Model Trim



Market Avg.

$ Savings

% Savings


Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS

Large Truck






Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan LTZ

Small Car






Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan I4 CVT 2.5

Midsize Car






Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST

Large Truck






Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4dr LTZ

Midsize SUV






Ford F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XLT

Large Truck






Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan LS w/1LS

Midsize Car






Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan I4 Auto SE

Midsize Car






Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4dr Laredo Altitude

Midsize SUV






Ford Escape FWD 4dr XLT

Small SUV





*Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. **Percent Discount is rounded to the nearest tenth.

For more information about the vehicles in this chart, visit the TrueCar Blog.

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