Once per year Vincentric performs a cost of ownership analysis at the model level to determine Vincentric Best Value in America™ awards. Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. Using a statistical model, winners were identified by measuring which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. Each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus D.C. using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles. A full list of winners is shown below. 




  • Press Release – Read the full press release announcing the 2008 Vincentric Best Value in America Awards.



Subcompact, Entry Level Honda Fit
Subcompact, Mid Level Scion xB
Compact, Entry Level Toyota Corolla
Compact, Mid Level Acura TSX
Compact, Premium BMW 6 Series
Mid-Size, Entry Level Chevrolet Malibu
Mid-Size, Mid Level Toyota Camry
Mid-Size, Premium Acura RL
Large, Mid Level Toyota Avalon
Large, Premium BMW 750Li
Wagon, Entry Level Pontiac Vibe
Wagon, Mid Level Subaru Outback
Wagon, Premium Audi A6 Avant
Convertible, Entry Level Mazda MX-5 Miata
Convertible, Mid Level BMW Z4
Convertible, Premium Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Hybrid, Car Honda Civic Hybrid
Sport Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Prestige BMW 760Li
Crossover, Entry Level Honda Element
Crossover, Mid Level Honda CR-V
Crossover, Premium BMW X3
SUV, Entry Level Jeep Patriot
SUV, Mid Level Nissan Pathfinder
SUV, Premium Toyota Land Cruiser
Hybrid, SUV/Crossover Ford Escape Hybrid
Mini Van Toyota Sienna
Compact Pickup, 2WD Toyota Tacoma, 2WD
Compact Pickup, 4WD Toyota Tacoma, 4WD
Full Size Pickup, 2WD GMC Sierra 1500, 2WD
Full Size Pickup, 4WD GMC Sierra 1500, 4WD
Heavy Duty ¾ Ton Pickup, 2WD Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 2WD
Heavy Duty ¾ Ton Pickup, 4WD Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 4WD
Heavy Duty 1 Ton Pickup, 2WD GMC Sierra 3500, 2WD
Heavy Duty 1 Ton Pickup, 4WD GMC Sierra 3500, 4WD



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