Vincentric Best Value in America Awards


Once per year Vincentric performs a cost of ownership analysis at the model level to determine Vincentric Best Value in America™ awards. Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Using a statistical model, winners were identified 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. A full list of winners is shown below. 


  • Defining Value – Learn more about how Vincentric defines value for the consumer market. 


  • Press Release – Read the full press release announcing the 2015 Vincentric Best Value in America awards.



 (To see a value rating graph and a brief commentary, click on the winner's name)


Passenger Vehicle Brand Toyota
Luxury Brand
Truck Brand


Micro Scion iQ


Hyundai Veloster

Compact Coupe

BMW 2-Series

Compact Hatchback

Mazda Mazda3
Compact Sedan
Mazda Mazda3
Compact, Hybrid

Toyota Prius v
Premium Compact Sedan

Audi S3
Premium Compact, Hybrid Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
Electric/Plug-in Hybrid Car Kia Soul EV
Mid-Size Coupe
  Honda Accord
Premium Mid-Size Coupe  

Jaguar F-Type

Mid-Size Sedan

Honda Accord
Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid Toyota Camry Hybrid
Premium Mid-Size Sedan Audi A7 TDI

Premium Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid

Lexus ES 300h
Large Sedan Toyota Avalon
Premium Large Sedan
Buick LaCrosse 
Prestige Lexus LX 570
Convertible Mini Cooper
Premium Convertible
Jaguar F-Type 
Sports Car Ford Mustang
Premium Sports Car  Audi TT
Wagon Volvo XC70 2015.5


Entry-Level Compact Crossover

Subaru XV Crosstrek  

Mid-Level Compact Crossover

Honda CR-V
Premium Compact Crossover
Volvo XC60
Mid-Size Crossover Toyota Highlander  
Premium Mid-Size Crossover
Lexus RX 350
Crossover, Hybrid Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Premium Crossover, Hybrid   Lexus NX 300h
Large Crossover
Mazda CX-9
Premium Large Crossover Buick Enclave
Compact/Mid-Size SUV Jeep Wrangler
Premium Mid-Size SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser
Large SUV Chevrolet Suburban
Premium Large SUV

Lincoln Navigator
Minivan Honda Odyssey


Mid-Size Pickup  Toyota Tacoma
Full Size 1/2-Ton Pickup


Ram 1500

Full Size 3/4-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup

Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Full-Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup GMC Sierra 3500

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