Which Pickups Offer the Best CPO Value in America for 2019?

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Finding the best value when looking for a quality used vehicle is not an easy task. However, just about every manufacturer offers certified pre-owned programs that allow you to get the benefits of full factory warranty coverage while spending less than it costs to buy a new vehicle.

But figuring out which CPO program offers the best value can be challenging. Automotive collection and analytics company has been conducting statistical analyses on this subject for six years, revealing which make and models have lower-than-expected ownership costs compared to their in-class competitors. Each year Vincentric reveals its Best CPO Value in America Awards at the conclusion of its CPO study. The 2019 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America winners were announced today, with Ram taking the Best CPO Value Truck brand award and Ford, GM and Toyota trucks receiving top nods as well.

Vincentric arrived at these results by analyzing more than 15,000 vehicle configurations from the 2014 through 2018 model years using eight cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. These costs were measured after incorporating each manufacturer's specific CPO warranty while applying the mileage requirement that makes a vehicle eligible for a manufacturer's CPO program. Each vehicle also was evaluated in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with the assumption they'd be driven 15,000 miles annually for five years (a total of 75,000 miles).

Here are the top three value choices by pickup class showing the cost of ownership above or below expected costs.

Mid-Size Pickups

  1. Toyota Tacoma: -6.4 percent
  2. Chevrolet Colorado: 1.4 percent
  3. GMC Canyon: 1.6 percent

Half-Ton Pickups

  1. Ford F-150: -3.3 percent
  2. Nissan Titan XD: -2.6 percent
  3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 0.7 percent

Three-Quarter-Ton Pickups

  1. Ram 2500: -2.8 percent
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 2500: -2.7 percent
  3. GMC Sierra 2500: 2.0 percent

One-Ton Pickups

  1. Chevrolet Silverado 3500: -0.4 percent
  2. Ford Super Duty F-350: 0.5 percent
  3. GMC Sierra 3500: 0.9 percent

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams, manufacturer

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No surprise. GM scored in each category.

No surprise. You scored another one for idiotic GM Shills

Tacoma and F-150 win again...by a large margin

Considering it takes GM eight models to Fords and Rams three I'm but surprised at all by these results. Especially the GMC showing the highest costs.

"Considering it takes GM eight models to Fords and Rams three I'm but surprised at all by these results." ---- Posted by: Dudlydooright

I'll grant the GM "eight models", as long as you acknowledge that neither Ford nor Ram offer a "fourth model" each... yet. Ford starts selling that "fourth model" in January.

But I will NOT grant the Ford "three models." Ford has no less than FIVE models, not even counting the multiple trim packages... more than any other brand. Sorry, but SuperDuty and HeavyDuty are effectively different models, even if they do ride on the 250 and 350 platforms.

The one thing I'm surprised at is the fact that their value, at least for now, holds up pretty well; though I care nothing about CPO. Personally, I'm more interested in ROI, as I neither buy used if I can avoid it, nor do I trade on any kind of frequent basis, making that CPO statement irrelevant. Long-term reliability and durability are more important than how much more or less it will cost the next owner through CPO.

"Tacoma and F-150 win again...by a large margin"

Posted by: Chris Ford

It's no surprise they're the most popular vehicles in their respective class.

@Vulpine--Agree, especially if you keep a truck 10 or more years. I am not exactly losing sleep that my 99 S-10 might be worth a few hundred less than a Tacoma--after all it is 20 years old and I have more than gotten my money's worth out of it. I might be more concerned if I kept my trucks for 5 years or less. Anyway if I were to buy a truck with a high CPO I most likely would pay a little extra to buy new and get a new truck with a full warranty.

The inconsistency of all of them (especially Ford and Fiat) in the 3/4 to 1 ton category is interesting. The difference between the Chevy and GMC in each grouping and from 3/4 to 1 ton class is also wild.

Would not have expected so much variance between those catagories and makes.

I'm not at all surprised to see the Taco ruling the pretend truck world or the F150 being the king of the 1/2 ton universe. Both have been on top of their segments for a very long time.

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6 GM's and 2 Ford's make the list...and our customers think that Ford won...lol I guess brains aren't everything, but in the case of our customers they're nothing!

Actually no Ford trucks made the list. But 4 GM trucks did.


And 4 GM vehicles made this list too


This list is 365 days of ownership. Unlike JD Power Initial Quality that covers the first 90 days ( only relevant if you trade in your vehicle every 89-91 days )

6 GM's and 2 Ford's make the list...and our customers think that Ford won...lol I guess brains aren't everything, but in the case of our customers they're nothing!

Posted by: Jim Hackett CEO Ford | Nov 14, 2018 7:32:39 PM

Hey smart guy. Tell us, what do “ our customers think that Ford won “?

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