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What vehicles offer the best value in Canada?

Fifth annual ‘Vincentric Best Value in Canada’ awards focus on ownership costs

Published: July 7, 2016, 8:20 AM
Updated: August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM

2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota, Mazda and Ford took top honours among mainstream brands in the fifth annual ‘Vincentric Best Value in Canada’ awards announced this week. BMW and Volvo earned top luxury brand awards.

The best brand values in major segments were:

Passenger Car: Mazda

Luxury Car: BMW

SUVs, Crossovers & Vans: Toyota

Luxury SUVs & Crossovers: Volvo

Trucks: Ford

Toyota led the way in individual segment awards with six winning vehicles, plus two more for its Lexus luxury brand. Mazda and Honda each claimed four segment awards, while Ford’s F-Series pickups swept all three awards for full-size pickups.

The awards were based on analysis of the total cost of ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.

Using a statistical model, Vincentric, a Michigan-based automotive data compilation and analysis firm, identified the winners as those with lower than expected ownership costs for their market segment and price.

The top-ranked models in 33 individual categories were:

Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback

PASSENGER CARS

Segment

Make

Model

Subcompact

Subcompact Hatchback

Compact

Compact  Hatchback

Mid-Size

Large Sedan

Sports Car

Hybrid

Electric/Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota

Honda

Mazda

Mazda

Kia

Chevrolet

Mazda

Toyota

Kia

Yaris

Fit

Mazda3

Mazda3

Optima

Impala

MX5

Prius

Soul EV

BMW 4 Series

LUXURY CARS

Segment

Make

Model

Luxury Compact

Luxury Coupe

Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

Premium Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

Premium Luxury Large Sedan

Luxury Sports Car

Luxury Hybrid

Luxury Convertible

Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid

Audi

BMW

Volvo

Volvo

Audi

Porsche

Lexus

BMW

BMW

A3

4 Series

S60

S80

A7

Cayman

ES300h

Z4

i3

Toyota Highlander

 

SUVS, CROSSOVERS & VANS

Segment

Make

Model

Subcompact SUV/Crossover

Compact SUV/Crossover

Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Large SUV/Crossover

Hybrid SUV/Crossover

Minivan

Mazda

Honda

Toyota

Toyota

Toyota

Honda

CX-3

CR-V

Highlander

Sequoia

Rav4 Hybrid

Odyssey

 

Volvo XC60

LUXURY SUVS & CROSSOVERS

Segment

Make

Model

Luxury Hybrid SUV/Crossover

Luxury Electric/Plug-In Hybrid SUV/Crossover

Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

Luxury Large SUV/Crossover

NX 300h

Cayenne S E-Hybrid

XC60

XC70

Escalade

NX 300h

Cayenne S E-Hybrid

XC60

XC70

Escalade

 

Ford F-150

PICKUP TRUCKS

Segment

Make

Model

Small Pickup

Full-Size 1/2-Ton Pickup

Full-Size 3/4-Ton Pickup

Full-Size 1-Ton Pickup

Toyota

Ford

Ford

Ford

Tacoma

F-150

F-250 S/D

F-350 S/D