Nissan and Toyota emerged as the big winners in the best fleet value in Canada awards, as judged by Vincentric.
A Michigan-based consulting company, Vincentic said its third annual awards were based on analysis of more than 1,900 vehicle configurations in 24 life-cycle cost scenarios, using data from the 10 provinces. The measurements included depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.
Nissan's crossovers and NV product line delivered three winners each. Toyota's awards came from the passenger vehicles and crossovers, including hybrid winners. Close behind, General Motors won seven awards, led by Buick and Cadillac with five combined. Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz and Ford won four fleet value awards, and Mitsubishi two.
Vincentric discloses on its website that it furnishes data, knowledge and insight to clients including GM, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz USA and BMW of North America.
A partial list is below:
Subcompact: Toyota Yaris CE 3D Hatchback
Compact hatchback: Mazda Mazda3 Sport GX 5D
Compact hybrid: Toyota Prius c base 5D Hatchback
Compact sedan: Nissan Versa SV
Premium compact sedan: Cadillac ATS Base 2.5
Electric/plug-in hybrid: Nissan Leaf S 5D Hatchback
Mid-size sedan: Toyota Camry LE
Premium mid-size sedan: Buick Verano base
Large sedan: Chevrolet Impala LS
Prestige sedan: Audi A8 TDI Base Quattro 3.0
Mid-level crossover: Toyota Rav4 LE 4D Utility FWD
Mid-size crossover: Dodge Journey SE Plus FWD
Crossover hybrid: Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4D Utility
Compact SUV: Chevrolet Trax 1LT FWD
Mid-size SUV: Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid SV 4WD
Large SUV: Toyota Sequoia SR5
Full-Size 1/2-ton pickup: Ford F-150 XL Reg Cab SWB 2WD
Minivan: Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
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