Vincentric announces 2018 Best Fleet Value in America Awards; Ford, Nissan, and Toyota Top Winners List
BINGHAM FARMS, Michigan – April 24, 2018 – The 13th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ awards were announced today with Ford Motor Company, Nissan North America, and Toyota Motor Corporation showing strong fleet industry value with the three manufacturers winning nearly half of the 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards.
Ford earned seven Vincentric awards, led by the Taurus, which won for the eighth time, and the F-150 which took top honors for the sixth time. Nissan had six winning vehicles, with the NV 200 delivering the win for the fifth year in a row in the Small Commercial Van segment and the Infiniti brand earning three awards in luxury segments. Toyota’s strong fleet lineup was evident as they earned five Vincentric awards, led by the mid-size Camry and the Tacoma pickup which won for a record-setting 12th time.
BMW, Chevrolet, Subaru, and Mercedes-Benz also performed well, each taking home three Vincentric fleet awards, while Hyundai and Audi each had two award winning vehicles.
“As more manufacturers make a focused effort marketing to the fleet industry, buyers have an increasing number of high quality vehicles from which to choose,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “Fleet operators can use our awards to narrow their choices and identify the vehicles that bring the best value to their selector list.”
To determine the 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, Vincentric performed a cost of ownership analysis measuring over 2,500 vehicle configurations based on typical fleet use. Using eight different cost factors – depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs – each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus D.C. using 28 different lifecycle scenarios. Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios within its segment.
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