Vincentric names Toyota & Lexus 'Best Value in America'

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich. - 

Vincentric has revealed the winners of its 13th annual Best Value in America Awards, which name brands and vehicles that provide cost-of-ownership value in various vehicle categories.

Vincentric awarded Toyota two of its best value brand awards, one for  passenger cars and the other for SUVs/crossovers/vans.

“Toyota delivered its impressive performance with eight different model-level awards, led by 13-time winner Toyota Tacoma,” Vincentric said in a news release.

Other brands awarded include best value luxury brand winners Acura and Lexus, as well as Ford for top truck brand.

“The Lexus brand award was a hard-fought win, as Audi also showed strong value with four model-level winners including the A3, A5 and A7,” Vincentric explained.

Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership according to eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.

“Using a statistical model, Vincentric identified the Best Value in America winners by measuring which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price,” the company said. 

Vincentric evaluated over 3,000 vehicle configurations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. by analyzing a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles.

“Our analysis benefits consumers by providing them insight to great value when it comes to the complete picture of owning and operating a vehicle,” Vincentric [resident David Wurster said in a news release. “The 2017 Vincentric Best Value in America awards show that when manufacturers measure and manage a vehicle’s total cost of ownership, they are able to consistently deliver high value to consumers.”

Vincentric's automotive insight data is currently used by organizations such as AOL, BMW, Business Fleet Magazine, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Fleet-Central.com, Mercedes-Benz, NADA Guides and Toyota.

Below is the full list of the Vincentric Best Value in America Awards winners in each segment:

BRAND AWARDS       

Passenger Car Brand: Toyota

Luxury Car Brand: Lexus

SUVs, Crossovers, & Vans: Toyota

Luxury SUVs & Crossovers: Acura

Truck Brand: Ford

 

PASSENGER CARS

Subcompact: Toyota Yaris iA

Subcompact Hatchback: Honda Fit

Compact: Honda Civic

Compact Hatchback: Toyota Corolla iM

Mid-Size: Subaru Legacy

Large Sedan: Genesis G80

Sports Car: Fiat 124 Spider

Hybrid: Toyota Camry Hybrid

Electric/Plug-in Hybrid: Mitsubishi i-MiEV

 

LUXURY CARS

Luxury Compact: Audi A3

Luxury Coupe: Lexus RC 200t

Luxury Mid-Size Sedan: Lexus IS 350

Premium Luxury Mid-Size Sedan: Lexus GS 200t

Premium Luxury Mid-Size Coupe: Audi A5

Premium Luxury Large Sedan: Audi A7

Luxury Sports Cars: Audi R8

Luxury Hybrid: Lexus ES 300h

Luxury Convertible: BMW M4

Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid: BMW i3

 

SUVS, CROSSOVERS, & VANS   

Subcompact SUV/Crossover: Buick Encore

Compact SUV/Crossover: Subaru Crosstrek

Intermediate SUV/Crossover: Toyota 4Runner

Large SUV/Crossover: Toyota Land Cruiser

Minivan: Toyota Sienna

 

LUXURY SUVS & CROSSOVERS

Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid SUV/Crossover: Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid                                    

Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover: Lexus NX 200t

Luxury Intermediate SUV/Crossover: Acura MDX

Luxury Large SUV/Crossover: Infiniti QX60

 

PICKUP TRUCKS

Small Pickup: Toyota Tacoma

Full-Size 1/2-Ton Pickup: Toyota Tundra

Full-Size 3/4-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Full-Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup: Ford F-350

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