Nissan and Toyota shared the top spot in the third annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada awards with each manufacturer earning eight Vincentric awards. General Motors was close behind, with seven award-winning fleet vehicles. Other manufacturers with multiple winners included Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford, each earning four best fleet value awards, while Mitsubishi delivered two award winning vehicles.
The Nissan success was led by its crossover class and a strong performance by the NV product line in the van class, with three Nissan award winners in each segment. Toyota earned its awards with a well-balanced line-up in the passenger vehicle and crossover classes, including multiple hybrid winners. The General Motors achievements were led by Buick and Cadillac with a combined total of five awards, while Dodge and Ram brands earned two awards each for Chrysler, with the Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups sweeping the heavy-duty pickup segments. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter performed strongly for the third year in a row, winning three of the heavy duty van segments, while Ford earned awards in key fleet segments with the F-150 pickup and E-150 passenger van topping their winners list.
To determine the 2014 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada awards, Vincentric analyzed over 1,900 vehicle configurations in 24 different lifecycle cost scenarios, using eight cost factors including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. The lifecycle costs were measured in all ten provinces, with the resulting 3,640,000+ lifecycle cost measurements then reviewed to determine the winning vehicles.