Three manufacturers won nearly half of the 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards
From the June 2018 print edition
The 13th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards were announced with Ford Motor Company, Nissan North America, and Toyota Motor Corporation showing strong fleet industry value. The three manufacturers won 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.
To determine the winners, 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 and taxes; financing; fuel; insurance; maintenance; opportunity cost; and repairs. Vincentric identified winners by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios within its segment.