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Vincentric Announces 2017 Best CPO Value in America™ Awards

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LA QUINTA, California – November 14th, 2017 – The fifth annual Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America™ awards were announced today with Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, and Audi earning the prestigious brand value awards. The Ford brand awards were earned in the Trucks, SUV/Crossovers, and Vans categories while Lincoln earned the Luxury SUV/Crossovers category. The final two brand awards for best CPO Passenger Car and best CPO Luxury Car went to Toyota and Audi respectively.

In addition to the brand awards, Vincentric announced model level awards for each vehicle segment. Hyundai, BMW, Volvo, Chevrolet, Lexus, and Honda all had multiple winners as did Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, and Audi.

“The Vincentric Best CPO Value in America Awards enable consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing vehicles,” said Vincentric’s President, David Wurster. “Comparing CPO vehicles which have different mileage, warranties, and age can be challenging, and our awards can help simplify the decision-making process using our data-driven evaluations.”

To determine the 2017 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ award winners, Vincentric conducted a statistical analysis to reveal which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. Vincentric analyzed over 15,000 vehicle configurations using eight cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. The costs were measured after incorporating the specific CPO warranty offered by the manufacturer while also applying mileage requirements necessary to be authorized as an OEM CPO vehicle. Each CPO vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus Washington DC, with the assumption that each vehicle is driven 15,000 miles annually over five years.


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 AOL, Business Fleet Magazine,, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota 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.

Vincentric Best CPO Value in America Awards


Once per year Vincentric performs a cost of ownership analysis at the model level to determine Vincentric Best CPO 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 2017 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards.



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


Passenger Car Brand                                       
Luxury Car Brand
SUV & Crossover Brand      Ford
Luxury SUV & Crossover Brand   Lincoln
Truck Brand  
Van Brand



Nissan Versa

Subcompact Hatchback

Toyota Yaris


Toyota Corolla

Compact Hatchback

Hyundai Elantra

Toyota Camry
Large Sedan

Toyota Avalon
Sports Car

Hyundai Veloster
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Electric/Plug-in Hybrid  
Ford C-Max Energi
Convertible   Volkswagen Beetle



Luxury Compact

Audi A3
Luxury Coupé
BMW 4-Series
Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

Lincoln MKZ
Premium Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

Volvo S80
 Premium Luxury Mid-Size Coupé   Audi A5
Premium Luxury Large Sedan
Audi S7
Luxury Sports Cars
Chevrolet Corvette
Luxury Wagon

Volvo V60
Luxury Hybrid  
Lexus CT 200h
Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid   BMW i3
Luxury Convertible
  Audi A5


Subcompact SUV/Crossover

Buick Encore

Compact SUV/Crossover

Honda CR-V
Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Subaru Outback
Large SUV/Crossover
Ford Flex
Hybrid SUV/Crossover

Toyota Rav4 Hybrid


Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

Lincoln MKC
Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Lincoln MKX
 Luxury Large SUV/Crossover   Infiniti QX60
Luxury Hybrid SUV/Crossover
Lexus RX 450h


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


Ford F-150

Full-Size 3/4-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup                          

Chevrolet Silverado 2500                             

Full-Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup

Ford F-350


Minivan   Honda Odyssey 
 Small Commercial Van Transit Connect
Large Passenger Van   Ford Transit
Large Cargo Van
Ford Transit