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VINCENTRIC BEST CAR And TRUCK VALUE IN AMERICA AWARDS


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2021 BEST VALUE IN AMERICA PRESS RELEASE

Vincentric Announces 2021 Best Value in America™ Awards:

Toyota & Lexus Reclaim Podium, Repeat Honda Winners Impress


BINGHAM FARMS, MICHIGAN – January 19th, 2021 – The 17th annual Vincentric Best Value in America™ Awards were announced today, with Toyota Motor Corporation winning twelve model-level awards and three brand-level awards between the Toyota and Lexus brands. Additional brand-level winners were Honda for Best Value Passenger Car brand, and Volvo ofor Best Value Luxury SUV & Crossover brand. Both Honda and Volvo claimed their respective brand-level awards for the third time.

 

Toyota earned honors for both the Best Value SUV, Crossover, & Van brand, and the Best Value Truck brand. Toyota's top contributing model was the Tacoma, which is the only vehicle to have won its segment consecutively for all 17 years that the Vincentric Best Value in America Awards have been conducted. Lexus earned the Best Value Luxury Car brand win, led by its ES sedan, which came out on top of the Luxury Mid-Size Sedan segment for the sixth time.

 

Honda was led by the Civic and Odyssey, which impressed with victories in their segments for the tenth and eleventh time, respectively. For Volvo, the XC90 won the Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover segment for the third time, and the XC90 Plug-In Hybrid won the Luxury Hybrid SUV/Crossover segment for the fourth time.

 

Many other winning models were repeat winners in their segments, such as the Audi A7 in the Luxury Large Sedan segment for the fifth time, the GMC Sierra 3500 in the Full-Size 1-Ton Pickup segment for the fourth time, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Hyundai Accent in their segments for the third time.


Other brands with multiple model-level winners were Cadillac and GMC with two awards each. Brand with one model-level winner were Audi, BMW, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Mazda, Porsche, Subaru, and Tesla.

 

“With the arrival of 2021, COVID-19 continues to have an economic impact on many Americans," said David Wurster, Vincentric President. "It's more important than ever to make informed and intelligent financial decisions. The Vincentric Best Value in America Awards use a data-driven analysis designed to give financial insight to consumers who are planning the purchase of a new vehicle.”

 

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, Vincentric identified the Best Value in America winners by measuring which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. Over 3,000 vehicle configurations were evaluated in all 50 states plus D.C. using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles.

 

ABOUT VINCENTRIC

 

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 including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, JD Power, Automotive Fleet Magazine, AAA, Nissan, and many others 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.

 

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. 

 


   2021 AWARD WINNERS

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

BRAND AWARDS        

Passenger Car Brand                  
Honda                        
Luxury Car Brand
Lexus
SUV, Crossover, & Van Brand Toyota
Luxury SUV & Crossover Brand Volvo
Truck Brand Toyota                    

PASSENGER CAR

Subcompact

Hyundai Accent

Subcompact Hatchback


Kia Rio

Compact



Honda Civic

Compact Hatchback



Honda Civic
Mid-Size

Honda Accord
Large Sedan

Toyota Avalon
Sports Car

Mazda MX-5 Miata
Hybrid
Toyota Prius
Electric/Plug-In Hybrid
Toyota Prius Prime

LUXURY CAR

Luxury Compact



Cadillac CT4
Luxury Coupe
Infiniti Q60
Luxury Mid-Size Sedan
Lexus ES
Luxury Large Sedan      Audi A7
Luxury Wagon

Volvo V90
Luxury Sports Car
Porsche 718 Cayman
Luxury Convertible BMW Z4
Luxury Hybrid
Lexus LC Hybrid
Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid
Tesla Model 3

SUV & CROSSOVER

Subcompact SUV/Crossover



Toyota C-HR

Compact SUV/Crossover



Honda CR-V
Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Subaru Outback
Large SUV/Crossover
Dodge Durango
Hybrid SUV/Crossover     Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Electric/Plug-In Hybrid SUV/Crossover      Toyota RAV4 Prime 
Minivan

Honda Odyssey

LUXURY SUV & CROSSOVER

Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

Lexus UX
Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Volvo XC90
Luxury Large SUV/Crossover
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury Hybrid SUV/Crossover      Lexus NX Hybrid
Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid SUV/Crossover
Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

TRUCK

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

Toyota Tundra

Full-Size 3/4-Ton Pickup



GMC Sierra 2500

Full-Size 1-Ton Pickup


GMC Sierra 3500

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