Toyota Strongest in Vincentric Cost of Ownership Awards

David Wurster

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.

For more infor­ma­tion on awards and Vin­cen­tric method­ol­o­gy……

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.



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