The 10th annual Vincentric Best Value in America awards were released this week, with Toyota, Audi, and Chevrolet earning awards for Best Value Passenger Car Brand, Best Value Luxury Brand, and Best Value Truck Brand, respectively. Honda, Ford, and Lexus also did well with multiple award winning vehicles. Vincentric measures cost of ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.
Toyota Had Strong Results w/ Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Taking 11 Awards:
Noteworthy winner was Toyota Tacoma, taking a Vincentric award for 10th year in row.
Winning Awards for 2 Diesel Powered TDI Vehicles Supported Audi’s Luxury Brand:
Honda did well in mainstream volume vehicles, with Accord, Civic, CRV, and Odyssey all winning best value in class.
2014 Vincentric Awards Demonstrate Increasing Fragmentation of US Auto Market:
In passenger cars, were 15 brands out of 22 award winning vehicles; with similar distribution in SUV, crossover, and truck segments.