The third annual Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America awards were announced, with Audi, Ford, Honda, and GMC honored with awards recognizing their superior CPO in key vehicle categories. Ford was honored as the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America award winner for the SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans category while Honda received the title of best CPO value passenger car brand. Audi captured the best CPO value luxury brand award while GMC earned the honor of best CPO value truck brand. In addition, Toyota brands showed strong CPO strength with seven individual models earning Vincentric CPO awards while Nissan brands had five individual winners.

“The Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards offer insight to those trying to understand which certified pre-owned vehicles provide the best value in today’s market,” stated David Wurster, President of Vincentric. “Low cost of ownership is fundamental to providing great value and these awards have been created to enlighten potential buyers as to which vehicles offer the best value.”      

The Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards are vehicle specific honors that determine the best value certified pre-owned model in each segment. Using a statistical analysis, the company identified the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America winners by measuring which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. To determine the 2015 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards, Vincentric analyzed over 15,000 vehicle configurations, using eight cost factors including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Each CPO vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus DC assuming each has been driven 15,000 miles per year, with the expectation that they will be driven an additional 15,000 miles per year over the coming five years.

The full awards listings are below:


Make Segment
Honda Passenger Car
Audi Luxury
Ford SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans
GMC Truck


Make Model Segment
Scion iQ Micro
Hyundai Veloster Subcompact Coupe
Toyota Prius C Subcompact Hatchback
Honda CR-Z Compact Coupe
BMW 2-Series Premium Compact Coupe
Nissan Leaf Compact Hatchback
Lexus CT 200h Premium Compact Hatchback
Honda Civic Hybrid Compact Sedan
Acura ILX Premium Compact Sedan
Honda Accord Mid-Size Coupe
BMW 4-Series Premium Mid-Size Coupe
Nissan Altima Mid-Size Sedan
Toyota Camry Hybrid Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid
Lexus ES 300h Premium Mid-Size Sedan
Toyota Avalon Large Sedan
Audi A7 Premium Large Sedan
MINI Cooper Convertible
Audi A5 Premium Convertible
Ford Mustang Sport
Audi TT Premium Sport
Vokswagen Jetta Wagon
Volvo XC70 Premium Wagon


Make Model Segment
Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover
Buick Encore Premium Compact Crossover
Hyundai Santa Fe Mid-Size Crossover
Infiniti QX60 Premium Mid-Size Crossover
Ford Explorer Large Crossover
Buick Enclave Premium Large Crossover
Nissan Xterra Compact SUV
Nissan Pathfinder Mid-Size SUV
Land Rover LR2 Premium Mid-Size SUV
Ford Expedition Large SUV
Lincoln Navigator Premium Large SUV
Nissan Quest Minivan
Ford Transit Connect Mini Cargo Van
Ford E-Series Vans Passenger Van
RAM ProMaster Cargo Van


Make Model Segment
Toyota Tacoma Compact Pickup
Ford F-150 Full-Size 1/2-Ton Pickup
RAM 2500 Full-Size 3/4-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup
GMC Sierra 3500 Full-Size 1-Ton Heavy Duty Pickup

Further information regarding all of the winners of the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards and the Vincentric methodology is available at

Originally posted on Work Truck Online