As the demand for new vehicles begins to slow down, people are likely to begin gravitating to used vehicles to fit their needs. That's where Vincentric comes in. Using data collected from more than 15,000 vehicle configurations across eight cost factors — depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel consumption, insurance, maintenance, opportunity costs and repairs — Vincentric evaluates used vehicles in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Vincentric assumes the vehicles have been driven at least 15,000 miles annually.
Vincentric chronicled the best performers over the last five model years (2012-2016), so if you're in the market for a used vehicle, you'll want to scan the list to identify the top performers.
All this data collection and analysis culminates in awards for the Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America in seven different categories across 42 segments. Chevrolet got the nod for Best Brand Value.
The four pickup winners are:
- Small Pickup: Toyota Tacoma
- Half-Ton Pickup: Ford F-150
- Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado 2500
- One-Ton Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado 3500 dually
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