2016 Vincentric Awards Announced – Tacoma Wins, Tundra Runner Up
There is something nice about being consistent. For 12 years, Vincentric, an automotive data analysis firm, has given out awards for the best value in America and for 12 straight years, the Toyota Tacoma has won its category. In the heated full-size, half-ton segment, the Toyota Tundra finished second to the Ford F-150.
The 2016 Vincentric Best Value in America Awards measures the overall cost of ownership over a 5 year span in 8 different categories: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance rates, maintenance, opportunity costs and likely repairs. In order to win in your category, trucks had lower than expected costs when compared to their competitors.
Basically, Vincentric is trying to identify the best vehicle’s for total cost of ownership to consumers. Also, the awards aim to reward automakers for building products meant to reduce ownership costs thereby benefitting consumers.
The analysis measured more than 3,000 different vehicle configurations in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles. For all the vehicle winners, click here for a complete list.
Overall, the Toyota brand fared really well with strong performances by Lexus and its luxury sedans helping it earn more awards than any manufacturer, with 9 of the 32 vehicle segments going to the Toyota team.
Unfortunately, we are unable to locate exactly how close of a race it was between Ford’s F-150 and Toyota’s Tundra, but we would wager it was really close.
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