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 2014 Vincentric Best Value in America Awards.



 (To see detailed lifecycle costs and a brief commentary, click on the winner's name)

BRAND AWARDS and PASSENGER CARS                                                                             

Passenger Car Brand Toyota
Luxury Brand
Truck Brand
Micro Scion iQ


Hyundai Veloster

Compact Coupe

  Kia Forte Koup

Compact Hatchback

Mazda Mazda3
Compact Sedan   Honda Civic
Premium Compact Sedan   BMW 3-Series Diesel
Compact, Hybrid Toyota Prius c 
Electric/Plug-in Hybrid Car Chevrolet Spark EV
Premium Mid-Size Coupe  


Jaguar XK


Mid-Size Sedan

Honda Accord
Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid Toyota Camry Hybrid
Premium Mid-Size Sedan Lexus ES 350

Premium Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid

Lexus ES 300h
Large Sedan Toyota Avalon
Premium Large Sedan   Audi A7 TDI  
Prestige Audi R8
Convertible   Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Premium Convertible Lexus IS 250  
Sports Car Ford Mustang
Premium Sports Car  Audi TT
 Wagon    Subaru Outback
Premium Wagon Mercedes-Benz E-Class





Entry-Level Compact Crossover

Subaru XV Crosstrek  

Mid-Level Compact Crossover

Honda CR-V
Premium Compact Crossover Buick Encore
Mid-Size Crossover Toyota Highlander  
Premium Mid-Size Crossover
Audi Q5 TDI
Crossover, Hybrid Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Large Crossover
Ford Explorer
Premium Large Crossover Buick Enclave
Compact SUV Jeep Wrangler
Mid-Size SUV Toyota 4Runner
Premium Mid-Size SUV
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Large SUV Chevrolet Suburban
Premium Large SUV Infiniti QX80
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Compact Pickup    Toyota Tacoma
Full Size 1/2-Ton Pickup


Ford F-150

Full Size 3/4-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup

Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Full-Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup   RAM 3500

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