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VINCENTRIC BEST FLEET VALUE IN AMERICA


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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – APRIL 15, 2019 – The 14th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ Awards were announced today with Nissan and Infiniti combining to win 11 awards while Kia also showed a strong fleet presence with an impressive seven award winning vehicles.

Key to the strong Nissan performance were the three awards earned by the NV Van lineup, led by the NV 200 S which won for the sixth consecutive year. Infiniti did its part in the luxury segments, delivering two sedan winners and two SUV/Crossover winners. The strong Kia performance was led by its Niro lineup, winning both the Hybrid and EV/Plug-in Hybrid segments in the SUV/Crossover category.

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. continued to show a strong fleet lineup with four award winners each, while Mercedes-Benz Vans and FCA were close behind with both earning three Vincentric awards. Other winners included Toyota with two award winners along with BMW, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Volvo who each had one Best Fleet Value in America winner.

“As the financial metrics regarding fleet productivity become more important, it is critical for fleet operators to have an understanding of vehicle lifecycle costs,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “The independent, data-driven approach used in selecting the Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards enable the fleet industry to identify the vehicles that provide the best value in their segment. ”

To determine the 2019 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ Awards, Vincentric performed a cost of ownership analysis measuring over 2,500 vehicle configurations based on typical fleet use. Using eight different cost factors – depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs – each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus D.C. using 28 different lifecycle scenarios. Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios within its segment.

Once per year Vincentric performs a cost of ownership analysis based upon typical use in commercial fleet to determine the Vincentric Best Fleet 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. Each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus DC using 20 different ownership/mileage scenarios. Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios for its segment. A full list of winners is shown below.

 

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


   2019 AWARD WINNERS

(To see detailed lifecycle costs and a brief commentary, click on the winner's name)   
 PASSENGER CAR
Subcompact                         

Nissan Versa S Plus                                      
Subcompact Hatchback

Nissan Versa Note S

Compact

Kia Forte FE

Compact Hatchback

Kia Soul Base
Mid-Size

Kia Optima LX
Large Sedan

Chevrolet Impala LS
 Wagon Volkswagen Golf S
Hybrid

Toyota Prius L Eco

Electric/Plug-In Hybrid

Nissan LEAF S

LUXURY CAR
Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

INFINITI Q50 Pure 2.0t RWD

Premium Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

INFINITI Q70 Luxe 3.7

Premium Luxury Large Sedan

Cadillac CT6 2.0t Luxury RWD

Luxury Wagon

Volvo V60 T5 - Momentum FWD
Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid
BMW i3 Base
SUV & CROSSOVER
Subcompact SUV/Crossover

Nissan Kicks S FWD
Compact SUV/Crossover
Subaru Crosstrek Base
Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Kia Sorento L FWD
Large SUV/Crossover
Dodge Durango SXT RWD
Hybrid SUV/Crossover
Kia Niro FE
Electric/Plug-In Hybrid SUV/Crossover
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX
LUXURY SUV & CROSSOVER
Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

INFINITI QX30 Pure FWD
Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Lincoln Nautilus Base FWD
Luxury Large SUV/Crossover INFINITI QX60 Pure FWD
TRUCK
Small/Mid-Size Pickup
Toyota Tacoma SR Dbl Cab 2WD
Full-Size 1/2-Ton Pickup


Ford F-150 XL Reg Cab 2WD 122
Full-Size 3/4-Ton Pickup

Ram 2500 Tradesman Reg Cab 2WD
Full-Size 1-Ton Pickup

Ram 3500 Tradesman Reg Cab 2WD
VAN

Minivan



Kia Sedona L
Small Commercial Passenger Van

Ford Transit Connect XL LWB
Small Commercial Cargo Van
Nissan NV 200 S
Mid-Size Commercial Passenger Van
Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker
Mid-Size Commercial Cargo Van
Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker
Full-Size 1/2-Ton Passenger Van
Ford Transit 150 XLT LR RH Slide 130
Full-Size 3/4-Ton Passenger Van

Chevrolet Express G2500 SWB
Full-Size 1- Ton Passenger Van

Nissan NV 3500 S V6
Full-Size 1/2-Ton Cargo Van

Nissan NV 1500 S
Full-Size 3/4-Ton Cargo Van

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Std Roof 144 WB
Full-Size 1-Ton Cargo Van

Chevrolet Express Cargo Diesel G3500 SWB
Images shown may not reflect the specific trim level of the winning vehicle
 
 

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