BINGHAM FARMS, MI – The 7th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards were announced today, with General Motors’ van and heavy-duty pickup showing particular strength. The automaker picked up 9 awards.
Other heavy-duty winners included Mercedes-Benz’ Sprinter, which won three of the heavy-duty van segments. In the high-volume ½ ton pickup segment the Ford F-150 was the 2012 winner.
“By taking into account a wide range of lifecycle scenarios using all ownership costs, our awards enable organizations to understand and evaluate the best vehicles for their fleet," stated David Wurster, President of Vincentric. "Fleet operators, fleet management and leasing companies, and fleet dealers can all benefit from utilizing comprehensive and dynamic cost-of-ownership data to make informed vehicle choices."
To determine the 2012 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards, Vincentric analyzed over 2,700 vehicle configurations in 20 different lifecycle cost scenarios, using 8 cost factors including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. The lifecycle costs were measured in all 50 states plus DC, with the resulting 21,000,000-plus lifecycle cost measurements then reviewed to determine the winning vehicles.