Ford Makes Three of the Best Values in America
Vincentric, a Michigan-based automotive data compilation and analysis company, recently handed out its 2016 Best Value in America awards. According to the firm, it determined the “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.” Once all of those numbers were crunched, Ford came away with some letters. Ws, to be specific.
The F-150 took back the top spot in the full-size half-ton pickup class that it held from 2011 through 2014 thanks to its lowest maintenance and operating costs, and its lowest total cost of ownership. Chevrolet’s Silverado 2500 bested the F-250, but the F-350 earned the highest marks in the Full-Size 1-Ton Pickup segment. It had the highest resale value, lowest fixed costs, and lowest total cost of ownership. Overall, Ford was crowned the Best Value Truck Brand in America – for the second time.
Even the Taurus got in on the winning action. Vincentric picked it as the Best Value in the Large Sedan category for its lowest fixed costs and total cost of ownership.
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