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Toyota and Nissan tops in fleet value awards

2014 Nissan LEAF: Nissan sold just 470 LEAF battery-powered cars last year.


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.

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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:

Micro: Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5D Hatchback

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

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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

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Wagon: Subaru Impreza Base 5D Hatchback

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

Click here for the full list of award winners.

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