A trio of automakers — import and domestic — stood out in the 10th annual Vincentric Best Value Awards, which were announced Tuesday.
Toyota, Audi and Chevrolet earned awards for Best Value Passenger Car Brand, Best Value Luxury Brand and Best Value Truck Brand, respectively.
Honda, Ford, and Lexus also put up a strong showing, each winning over three awards for the nameplates.
Vincentric leaders said this year’s award winners showed the diversity of the U.S. vehicle marketplace.
“The 2014 Vincentric Best Value in America awards demonstrate the increasing fragmentation of the U.S. auto market,” commented David Wurster, president of Vincentric. “In our passenger car segments, there were 15 different brands out of the 22 award winning vehicles, with similar distribution in our SUV, crossover, and truck segments.
“We expect this to continue as additional manufacturers use cost-of-ownership as a strategic metric within their organizations to develop vehicles in all segments that best meet their customers' needs."
Vincentric officials explained Toyota’s passenger car strength pushed it ahead of its counterparts, as well as the four Lexus and Scion brand winners.
The Toyota Tacoma took home the Best Value in America award for the 10th year in a row, bringing the overall count for the Japanese manufacturer to 11 awards this year.
The other Japanese nameplate to stand out was Honda, who “showed the strength of its volume vehicles,” said Vincentric, with the Accord, Civic, CRV and Odyssey all honored as being the best value in their class.
Audi scored two more awards with its two award-winning diesel powered TDI vehicles, on top of its Best Value Luxury Brand title.
Highlighting the domestic nameplates, General Motors took home five awards, and Ford scored three.
Further information regarding all of the winners of the Vincentric Best Value in America awards for the 2014 model year and the Vincentric methodology can be found at www.vincentric.com.