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.