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 D.C. using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles. A full list of winners is shown below. 




  • Press Release – Read the full press release announcing the 2009 Vincentric Best Value in America Awards.



Subcompact MINI Cooper
Compact, Coupe Honda Accord
Compact, Coupe, Premium BMW M3
Compact, Hatchback Toyota Prius
Compact, Sedan Honda Civic
Compact, Sedan, Premium Acura TSX
Mid-Size, Entry Level Toyota Camry
Mid-Size, Mid-Level Chevrolet Malibu
Mid-Size, Premium BMW 5-Series
Large Honda Accord
Large, Premium Infiniti M35
Prestige BMW 7-Series
Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Convertible, Premium Saab 9-3
Sport Nissan GT-R
Wagon Subaru Outback
Wagon, Premium BMW 5-Series
Hybrid, Car Chevrolet Malibu
Crossover, Compact, Entry Level Jeep Compass
Crossover, Compact, Mid Level Volkswagen Tiguan
Crossover, Mid Size Toyota Venza
Crossover, Mid Size, Premium BMW X6
Crossover, Large Saturn Outlook
Crossover, Large, Premium Buick Enclave
SUV, Compact Ford Escape
SUV, Mid Size Toyota 4Runner
SUV, Large Chevrolet Tahoe
SUV, Large, Premium Toyota Land Cruiser
Sport Utility Truck Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Hybrid, SUV/Crossover Chevrolet Tahoe
Mini Van Volkswagen Routan
Full Size Passenger Van Ford E150
Compact Pickup Toyota Tacoma
Full Size 1/2 Ton Pickup Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Heavy Duty ¾ Ton Pickup Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500
Heavy Duty 1 Ton Pickup GMC Sierra HD 3500


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