Data Analyzer Vincentric Announces 2014 Best Pickup Values

Ram 3500 II

The 10th annual Vincentric Best Value in America awards were announced March 25; in the 2014 pickup truck categories, the Ford F-150 (half-ton segment), Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty (three-quarter ton) and Ram 3500 HD (one ton) took home top honors.

For those who may not know, each month Vincentric measures the cost to own and operate more than 3,000 vehicles, analyzing some of the most common configurations bought by consumers. After calculating equivalent pricing, including factors such as incentives and special offers, Vincentric focuses on eight different categories over a five-year period to find the vehicle that has the lowest cost of ownership. Those categories include depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, fees and taxes, opportunity costs, and both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

To see the total costs and calculations in chart form, click here.

To read a more detailed explanation of how Best Value is calculated, click here.

 

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Comments

Congrats to RAM. Best truck with best value for heavy towing.

Why buy any other truck?

guts

glory

best value in class

RAM!

This makes all three manufacturers happy. I would say the best value is how long you keep the truck and the amount of money you spend on maintenance and repairs.

No post on the Dodge and Jeep recalls that were just announced. It is funny how some recalls are posted and others are ignored.

@Hemi
"Why buy any other truck?" The reason would be the rest of us are not Real Men of Genius like you Mr. Over-Zealous Ram Fan. Given the chance you turn into a Ram Commercial, ashamed of your Ram fervor hardly. Why should anybody buy the truck they like such as a 6.2L from GM, an Ecoboost from Ford or a Supercharged Tundra from Toyota when we can buy what Hemi likes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8gUojXK7sc

Congrats to all the winners.

Ram is offering a lot of new features to bring more customer in, the bad part is Rams tend to be junk after three years time. The body's rust, the seats wear out, pumps go out, and they just plain don't hold up. I've been temped to go ram but my senses tell me to not go back to that hassel and money pit again.

Glad to see all three get something out of this.

Ram has been offering a lot of innovative features to bring customers in, I like the looks of them but after owning one I can't bring myself to go back. After three years they fall apart, body rusts, seat wear out, pumps fail, they plain just fall apart.

@greg
Really you wanna talk about recalls?
G.M just recalled 1.3 million vehicals with over 300million in the recall. Chrysler recalled 870,000. And what they did recall wad Dodge and Jeep SUV's no Ram trucks. G.M recalled Trucks,cars,vans,SUV's.... If you wanna read about chryslers recall go to cars.com not pickuptrucks.....

Good day sir,

Ram is offering a lot of new features to bring more customer in, the bad part is Rams tend to be junk after three years time. The body's rust, the seats wear out, pumps go out, and they just plain don't hold up. I've been temped to go ram but my senses tell me to not go back to that hassel and money pit again.


Posted by: Jack | Apr 3, 2014 12:39:15 PM

Really! How do explain my 03 Ram that looks great and runs better?

What make model do you drive jake?

How many Dodge trucks have you owned?

@Greg

So, let's review. Did you really say that value is about costs, and how long you keep your truck?

What if your truck really sucks--is it a "value" to keep it longer or get rid of it?

My last Ford was a big disappointment. Would I be happier if I'd kept it longer?

@Greg, YA! lets look at G.M truck FIRE RECALLS. Join the Ford camp with your BBQ on wheels. lol

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/01/10/chevrolet-silverado-gmc-sierra-fire-recall/4424529/

G.M. is history, Sales haven't even hit rock bottom yet and Ram already out sold them.

Guts!!

Glory!!

Only worth 1 minute and 38 seconds of real use!!

RAM!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7WzWDk0jes ;)

Vincentric also produces data on fleet costs. Last year the only difference between fleet and personal use was with the HD's. I found it interesting that the Ram HD rated better for personal use and the Chevy rated better for fleet.
They will release fleet data on April 7 th.

This shows what I tend to try to put across when it comes to durability data and/or cost of ownership. One cannot go strictly on brand data and one needs to look at data on the segment one is interested in.

This fly's in the face of the fan boys who say one brand is superior to another.

Another point is does this data jive with other data? JD Power puts Chevy 1/2 tons and Chevy HD's in 1st. Ford comes in behind the Tundra. Vincentric did not have data on the Tundra.

There is enough corroboration of data to say that GMC makes a reliable HD and Ford makes a reliable 1/2 ton.

@Johhny doe doe, Brand new Chebby 2014 on fire. Git r done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEpBv0v7cAM

Hemi v8 your an IDIOT lmao ....

@cory, "Hemi v8 your an IDIOT lmao ....


Posted by: cory | Apr 3, 2014 4:36:34 PM

YOU CAN LEARN A LOT FROM A DUMMY! LOL

@Johhny doe doe, 2015 G.M Yukon BURNS to the ground! GOT R DONE!

https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/new-2015-gmc-yukon-catches-fire-during-test-drive-191522831.html

I can tell you the best truck:

The one YOU own.

JK

@ HEMI V8 Jeeps blowing up when reared GIT IT GOT IT DONE SON!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/automobiles/jeep-delays-fuel-tank-recall-gm-bentley-lamborghini-and-nissan-issue-recalls.html?_r=0

rear ended*

@Johhny doe doe, That's funny. So the jeep has to be in a collision. And Ford and Chevy SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST!

STAY THIRSTY MY FRIEND LOL

Hemi, All of them have caught fire without a collision. Only the Jeeps have caught fire and recalled for both ways - with a collision and without a collision.

Chris likes Chevys, lol, they couldn't figure out where a pickups gas tank belonged, so they put it on the OUTSIDE of the frame in 73.

Are we talking about Jeeps getting hit while stopped by 60 mph semis?

Well I guess the jeeps and dodges with out brakes have kept the new ones from blowing up ,must be Chrysler's fix haha. Make the brakes not work so you can't get rear ended and blow up!

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/02/chrysler-recall-644k-jeep-grand-cherokee-dodge-durango-brakes-official/

http://www.leftlanenews.com/chrysler-recalling-870-000-suvs-over-brake-defect.html It's gone up johnny dope .....

Rams better come with 2 spare tranny's so they make it to 80k. After GM smoked them with a 10 year old designed truck I wonder why they even showed up to be embarrassed again?

@cory
due to a corrosion issue that """could""" compromises the vehicles' brakes.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/chrysler-recalling-870-000-suvs-over-brake-defect.html#ixzz2xvqPfoBV

@tj, You know nothing about Ram trucks. So say what you want.
My 03 Dodge Ram has 92,000 miles and tows and hauls 35" tires around all day.

Hey tj what make model truck do you drive?

"Rams better come with 2 spare tranny's so they make it to 80k. After GM smoked them with a 10 year old designed truck I wonder why they even showed up to be embarrassed again?


Posted by: tj | Apr 4, 2014 4:15:14 AM

THE ONLY THING SMOKING IS YOUR BRAND NEW CHEBBY!

Damn Troll, gloating about an '03 Dodge 1500 that runs better than any truck.

You are f'ken retarded, go back to your old name...."BUY AMERICAN OR SAY BYE TO AMERICA."

You are PATHETIC!!! GET A LIFE!!!

"There is enough corroboration of data to say that GMC makes a reliable HD and Ford makes a reliable 1/2 ton.


Posted by: Lou_BC | Apr 3, 2014 3:03:59 PM

THEY BOTH MIGHT BE. RIGHT UP UNTIL THEY BURST INTO FLAMES.

I THINK THAT'S CALLED A TOTAL LOSS!

@johnny doe, You must be confused. that was chevy going 80 with no steering, no brakes, no airbags. Oh my bad I am not supposed to drive with the key. It might fall out without warning when my radio is up to loud.

I guess the miss-match and wavy metal in the Ram's body panels means nothing to them.
If you don't believe me you can go to
www.CarComplaints.com
and read about it yourself

@GM

OUCH again!!!!

Built Ford Tough! Right here in Louisville KY. Any body ever want a tour of the plant?....you just let me know. FORD! There's no question once you've seen one built.



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