BINGHAM FARMS, MICH. – The Blue Oval swept the full-size pickup segments along with wins from its Transit vans, the Ford Flex, and three Lincoln vehicles to earn nine Vincentric awards in all.
Toyota showcased the diversity of its product line by returning two hybrid winners, taking home several wins in the crossover and SUV category and capturing the mid-size pickup segment.
GM also performed well with six winning vehicles, including Buick along with wins from the Chevrolet Impala and Express 3500.
smart and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter models won Daimler Group five awards. The Sprinter vans topped all three of its full-size van segments for the fourth year in a row, complemented by two wins from smart.
Volvo Canada also won two awards for its base model 2015 S60 T5 premium, mid-sized sedan while the automaker’s base model 2015 V60 T5 collected an award in the premium wagon category.
“Driven by the intense competition in the fleet market, this year’s awards had winning vehicles from 13 different manufacturers across 18 brands,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric. “This diversity offers fleet operators a wide range of choices when using total cost of ownership to help guide their vehicle selections.”
The awards were announced June 4.
FCA rounded out the top of the pack with its Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands earning four total awards.
Once a year, Vincentric does a cost-of-ownership analysis on over 1,800 vehicle configurations based on typical use in commercial fleet.
To choose the winner, Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation; fees and taxes; financing; fuel; insurance; maintenance; opportunity cost and repairs.
The company says it evaluates each vehicle in all 10 provinces using 24 different ownership/driving distance scenarios.
Winners were the vehicles which had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios for its segment.
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