Each month Vincentric measures the cost to own and operate vehicles based upon typical use in a commercial fleet. To determine these overall lifecycle costs, fleet purchase incentives are incorporated into the calculation of the Vincentric Fleet Price for each vehicle, and costs for each vehicle are measured in the following 8 areas:


Depreciation Insurance
Fees & Taxes  Maintenance
(scheduled and unscheduled)
Finance                                Opportunity Cost
Fuel Repairs



  • To determine the Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, the eight fleet costs for each of the 2,700+ vehicle configurations were measured in fifty states plus DC, with this data being used to create U.S. totals. The result was over 1,100,000 cost measurements.


  • These calculations were then used to determine fleet lifecycle costs in 20 different ownership/mileage scenarios, resulting in approximately 22,000,000 fleet lifecycle cost calculations.


  • 24 months of ownership at 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, and 30,000 miles annually
  • 36 months of ownership at 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, and 30,000 miles annually
  • 48 months of ownership at 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, and 30,000 miles annually
  • 60 months of ownership at 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, and 30,000 miles annually


  • Qualifying vehicles1 were then assigned to one of 41 different vehicle segments2. For each of the 41 segments, vehicles were ranked low to high in terms of their total lifecycle costs for each of the 20 lifecycle scenarios, resulting in 20 rankings for each segment.


  • If a vehicle had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in any of the 20 lifecycle scenarios for its segment, it became a finalist. Of the finalists, the vehicle having the lowest fleet lifecycle costs in the most lifecycle scenarios was declared the winner. If two or more vehicles were best in the same number of lifecycle scenarios, the vehicle with the most second place rankings was determined the winner. If that process did not create a winner, the vehicle with the best ranking in the 36 month, 25,000 mile scenario was selected as the winner.


1To qualify, manufacturers needed to have an active fleet program and meet specific thresholds for sales in the commercial and governmental markets.


2Vehicle Segments

Entry-Level Compact Crossover
Mid-Size Pickup
Compact Hatchback
Mid-Level Compact Crossover
Full-Size 1/2-Ton Pickup

Compact Sedan

Premium Compact Crossover Full-Size ¾-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup

Premium Compact Sedan

Mid-Size Crossover
Full-Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup
Compact, Hybrid
Premium Mid-Size Crossover  
Electric/Plug-In Hybrid
Large Crossover VANS:
Mid-Size Sedan
Premium Large Crossover Minivan
Premium Mid-Size Sedan
Crossover, Hybrid Mini Cargo Commercial Van
Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid
Compact SUV Mini Passenger Commercial Van
Premium Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid
Mid-Size SUV Full-Size 1/2-Ton Passenger Van
Large Sedan
Premium Mid-Size SUV
Full-Size 3/4-Ton Passenger Van
Premium Large Sedan
Large SUV
Full-Size 1-Ton Passenger Van
Premium Large SUV
Full-Size 1/2-Ton Cargo Van
  Full-Size 3/4-Ton Cargo Van
Premium Wagon
  Full-Size 1-Ton Cargo Van


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