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Vincentric Names Vehicles On 2013 'Best Fleet Value in America' List

April 24, 2013

Vincentric has announced its 2013 Best Fleet Value in America awards, where the company analyzed approximately 3,400 different vehicle configurations in 20 different lifecycle situations to figure out cost-effective vehicle choices for businesses. According to Vincentric, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota achieved the largest number of awards, with GM receiving nine, and Ford and Toyota receiving eight awards each.

Vincentric evaluated eight vehicle-related costs, including depreciation, financing, fuel costs, insurance, maintenance and repair costs, any vehicle fees and taxes, and opportunity costs. The company said it measured lifecycle costs in all 50 U.S. states and in D.C.

General Motors received awards for fleet value in the heavy-duty pickup and full-size van categories. Vincentric also recognized GM for its Buick brand in the premium vehicle category. For Ford, Vincentric recognized the automaker for a range of vehicles, including the F-150 and the company’s passenger cars. Vincentric recognized Toyota for its Tacoma pickup truck and for its hybrid and SUV/crossover models.

Vincentric added that other automakers with significant results on this year’s list include BMW, Chrysler Group, and Mercedes-Benz. The company recognized Chrysler for three of its vehicles, BMW for three models in the premium segment, and Mercedes for its Sprinter, which garnered three awards from Vincentric for the second consecutive year.

The charts below from Vincentric detail the 2013 Best Fleet Value in America winners in different vehicle categories:

2013 Model Year Winners   
PASSENGER CARS   
MakeModelDescriptionSegment
ChevroletSparkLSMicro
ToyotaYaris5-Door LSubcompact
FordFocusSECompact, Hatchback
NissanVersaS PlusCompact, Sedan
BMW3-Series328iCompact, Sedan, Premium
ToyotaPrius cOneCompact, Hybrid
NissanLeafSElectric
FordC-Max EnergiSELPlug-In Hybrid
HyundaiSonataGLS 2.4Mid Size, Sedan
BuickVeranoBaseMid Size, Sedan, Premium
ToyotaCamry HybridLEMid Size, Sedan, Hybrid
LincolnMKZ Hybrid Mid Size, Sedan, Hybrid, Premium
FordTaurusSELarge, Sedan
BuickLaCrosseBase FWDLarge, Sedan, Premium
BMW7-Series740Li xDrivePrestige Sedan
SubaruImprezaBaseWagon
VolvoXC703.2 FWDWagon, Premium
    
    
SPORT UTILITIES and CROSSOVERS   
MakeModelDescriptionSegment
JeepPatriotSport 2WDCrossover, Compact, Entry Level
ToyotaRAV4LE 2WDCrossover, Compact, Mid Level
BuickEncoreBase FWDCrossover, Compact, Premium
DodgeJourneySE FWDCrossover, Mid Size
BMWX3xDrive28iCrossover, Mid Size, Premium
FordExplorerBase FWDCrossover, Large
BuickEnclaveConvenience FWDCrossover, Large, Premium
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid4WDCrossover, Hybrid
ToyotaFJ Cruiser2WDSUV, Compact
Toyota4RunnerSR5 2WD V6SUV, Mid Size
DodgeDurangoSXTSUV, Large
Mercedes-BenzGL-ClassGL 350 BlueTECSUV, Large, Premium
    
    
PICKUP TRUCKS   
MakeModelDescriptionSegment
ToyotaTacomaReg Cab 2WDCompact Pickup
FordF-150XL Reg Cab 2WD 126Full Size Pickup, 1/2 Ton
Chevrolet/GMCSilverado/Sierra 2500HDW/T Reg Cab 2WD LWBFull Size Heavy Duty Pickup, 3/4 Ton
Chevrolet/GMCSilverado/Sierra 3500HDW/T Reg Cab 2WD LWB SRWFull Size Heavy Duty Pickup, 1 Ton
    
    
VANS   
MakeModelDescriptionSegment
DodgeGrand CaravanSE FWDMinivan
FordTransit ConnectXLMini Cargo Van
FordE150 VansXLFull Size Passenger Van, 1/2 ton
Mercedes-BenzSprinter2500 Std Roof 144 WBFull Size Passenger Van, 3/4 ton
Chevrolet/GMCExpress/SavanaG3500 SWBFull Size Passenger Van, 1 ton
Chevrolet/GMCExpress/SavanaG1500 Cargo SWBFull Size Cargo Van, 1/2 ton
Mercedes-BenzSprinter Van2500 Std Roof 144 WBFull Size Cargo Van, 3/4 ton
Mercedes-BenzSprinter Van3500 High Roof 144 WBFull Size Cargo Van, 1 ton
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