General Motors Scores Highly in Vincentric Fleet Awards
GM Takes Four of 12 Categories in Truck/Van Segments
The GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado HDs, and the GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express both scored highly in Vincentric's fleet vehicle rankings, taking multiple category awards. Ford followed with three best-in-class picks, including the Transit Connect and E-150, and surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz took three, all variants of the Sprinter full-size van. Vincentric is a private data compilation company based in Michigan that analyzes cost of ownership information for fleet and consumer vehicles.
The Toyota Tacoma base regular-cab 2WD truck was awarded the Best Fleet Value among compact pickups. The Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab 2WD took the award for best half-ton, and both the 2500 and 3500 HD regular-cab, long-bed 2WD versions of the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado took the award in the three-quarter and one-ton categories.
The Ford Transit Connect took the best value title in the Mini Cargo Van category, with the E-150 taking the half-ton passenger van award. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter swept the full-size van segment in the three-quarter-ton full-size passenger van, cargo van, and 1-ton cargo van categories. The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana took the award in the one-ton passenger van, and half-ton cargo van categories.
Toyota dominated the crossover and SUV category, taking four out of the 12 spots, including mid-level compact crossover with the RAV4 2WD, and the compact and midsize SUV cateogires with the FJ Cruiser and 4Runner 2WD models.
Winners are selected on the basis of 20 lifecycle cost scenarios, and cost factors such as depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.