Vincentric has announced its 2013 Best Fleet Value in America awards, where the company analyzed approximately 3,400 different vehicle configurations in 20 different lifecycle situations to figure out cost-effective vehicle choices for businesses. According to Vincentric, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota achieved the largest number of awards, with GM receiving nine, and Ford and Toyota receiving eight awards each.

Vincentric evaluated eight vehicle-related costs, including depreciation, financing, fuel costs, insurance, maintenance and repair costs, any vehicle fees and taxes, and opportunity costs. The company said it measured lifecycle costs in all 50 U.S. states and in D.C.

General Motors received awards for fleet value in the heavy-duty pickup and full-size van categories. Vincentric also recognized GM for its Buick brand in the premium vehicle category. For Ford, Vincentric recognized the automaker for a range of vehicles, including the F-150 and the company’s passenger cars. Vincentric recognized Toyota for its Tacoma pickup truck and for its hybrid and SUV/crossover models.

Vincentric added that other automakers with significant results on this year’s list include BMW, Chrysler Group, and Mercedes-Benz. The company recognized Chrysler for three of its vehicles, BMW for three models in the premium segment, and Mercedes for its Sprinter, which garnered three awards from Vincentric for the second consecutive year.

The charts below from Vincentric detail the 2013 Best Fleet Value in America winners in different vehicle categories:

2013 Model Year Winners   
Make Model Description Segment
Chevrolet Spark LS Micro
Toyota Yaris 5-Door L Subcompact
Ford Focus SE Compact, Hatchback
Nissan Versa S Plus Compact, Sedan
BMW 3-Series 328i Compact, Sedan, Premium
Toyota Prius c One Compact, Hybrid
Nissan Leaf S Electric
Ford C-Max Energi SEL Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4 Mid Size, Sedan
Buick Verano Base Mid Size, Sedan, Premium
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE Mid Size, Sedan, Hybrid
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid   Mid Size, Sedan, Hybrid, Premium
Ford Taurus SE Large, Sedan
Buick LaCrosse Base FWD Large, Sedan, Premium
BMW 7-Series 740Li xDrive Prestige Sedan
Subaru Impreza Base Wagon
Volvo XC70 3.2 FWD Wagon, Premium
Make Model Description Segment
Jeep Patriot Sport 2WD Crossover, Compact, Entry Level
Toyota RAV4 LE 2WD Crossover, Compact, Mid Level
Buick Encore Base FWD Crossover, Compact, Premium
Dodge Journey SE FWD Crossover, Mid Size
BMW X3 xDrive28i Crossover, Mid Size, Premium
Ford Explorer Base FWD Crossover, Large
Buick Enclave Convenience FWD Crossover, Large, Premium
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD Crossover, Hybrid
Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD SUV, Compact
Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD V6 SUV, Mid Size
Dodge Durango SXT SUV, Large
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 350 BlueTEC SUV, Large, Premium
Make Model Description Segment
Toyota Tacoma Reg Cab 2WD Compact Pickup
Ford F-150 XL Reg Cab 2WD 126 Full Size Pickup, 1/2 Ton
Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 2500HD W/T Reg Cab 2WD LWB Full Size Heavy Duty Pickup, 3/4 Ton
Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 3500HD W/T Reg Cab 2WD LWB SRW Full Size Heavy Duty Pickup, 1 Ton
Make Model Description Segment
Dodge Grand Caravan SE FWD Minivan
Ford Transit Connect XL Mini Cargo Van
Ford E150 Vans XL Full Size Passenger Van, 1/2 ton
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Std Roof 144 WB Full Size Passenger Van, 3/4 ton
Chevrolet/GMC Express/Savana G3500 SWB Full Size Passenger Van, 1 ton
Chevrolet/GMC Express/Savana G1500 Cargo SWB Full Size Cargo Van, 1/2 ton
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van 2500 Std Roof 144 WB Full Size Cargo Van, 3/4 ton
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van 3500 High Roof 144 WB Full Size Cargo Van, 1 ton

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet