Toyota, Lexus, and Ford Earn Top Honors with Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

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The 9th annual Vincentric Best Value in America awards were announced earlier today with Toyota, Lexus, and Ford winning awards for the best value automotive brands. In addition to these brand winners, General Motors and American Honda both had strong results, with many other manufacturers having individual vehicles winning a Vincentric award based on total cost of ownership including depreciation, fuel costs, as well as six other costs incurred by vehicle owners.

As we've seen in previous years, a large variety of auto manufacturers had vehicles winning the Vincentric Best value in America award. - David Wurster, President of Vincentric

The 9th annual Vincentric Best Value in America awards were announced earlier today, with Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand earning awards for best value passenger car brand and luxury brand, respectively. Ford captured the best value truck brand award, while General Motors and American Honda also did well, with both organizations earning five Vincentric awards.

"As we've seen in previous years, a large variety of auto manufacturers had vehicles winning the Vincentric Best value in America award," stated David Wurster, President of Vincentric. "This isn’t surprising given the incredibly strong competition in today's automotive market; it shows that the increasing awareness and management of total cost of ownership by manufacturers is demonstrating significant value in this expanding market," he added.

Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Using a statistical model, the company identified the Vincentric Best Value in America winners 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 DC using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles.

Further information regarding all of the winners of the Vincentric Best Value in America™ awards for the 2013 model year and the Vincentric methodology is available at http://www.vincentric.com.

About Vicentric

Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Vincentric data is used by organizations, such as Yahoo! Autos, AOL, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Toyota, Kiplinger.com, Mercedes-Benz, Business Fleet Magazine, Volvo, NADA Guides, BMW and Fleet-Central.com as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

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