Getting the most new-car value could be as easy as buying one of these 32


New-car value comes in many shapes and sizes.

But Vincentric, an automotive data analysis company, thinks it has identified the best of 2019.

From the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 subcompact to the Infiniti QX60 luxury large SUV/crossover, 32 vehicles comprise Vincentric’s 15th annual Best Value in America Awards.

The biggest new car value winners this year are Toyota, which received six model awards and a brand award, followed by Audi and Honda, with three model awards and a brand award for each. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram pickups earned two model awards and a brand award.

Kia Niro hybrid
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The 2019 Kia Niro was named best hybrid SUV/crossover value.

This year’s awards included numerous repeat winners, with notable results for the Toyota Tacoma – winning for the 15th year in a row – the Ford F-150, which earned an award for the seventh time, and the Jeep® Wrangler, which won its segment for the fifth time.

If you’re interested in shopping for an older model that won previously, the automotive analytics firm provides similar value picks for every year since 2005.

Following are the 2019 models providing the best value in their segments, according to Vincentric, based on cost-of-ownership using eight different factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Value winners were the vehicles that had lower-than-expected ownership costs given their market segment and price.

SUV/Crossover and Van

Top Brand: Toyota

Subcompact: Toyota C-HR

Compact: Jeep® Wrangler

Mid-Size: Toyota 4Runner

Large: Toyota Land Cruiser

Hybrid: Kia Niro

Minivan: Toyota Sienna

Luxury SUV/Crossover

Top Brand: Land Rover

Compact: Lexus NX 300

Mid-Size: Land Rover Discovery

Large: Infiniti QX60

Truck

Top Brand: Ram

Small: Toyota Tacoma

Full-Size 1/2-Ton: Ford F-150

Full-Size 3/4-Ton: Ram 2500

Full-Size 1-Ton: Ram 3500

Passenger Car

Top Brand: Honda

Subcompact: Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Subcompact Hatchback: Honda Fit

Compact: Volkswagen Beetle

Compact Hatchback: Subaru Impreza

Mid-Size: Volkswagen Passat

Large Sedan: Toyota Avalon

Sports Car: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Hybrid: Honda Accord Hybrid

Electric/Plug-In Hybrid: Honda Clarity

Luxury Car

Top Brand: Audi

Compact: Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

Coupe: Lexus RC 300

Mid-Size Sedan: Infiniti Q50

Premium Mid-Size Sedan: Audi A6

Premium Large Sedan: Audi A7

Wagon: Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Sports Car: Mercedes-Benz SLC Class

Convertible: Audi A5

Hybrid: Lexus LC 500h

Electric/Plug-In Hybrid: BMW i3

“Purchasing a new vehicle is a large investment,” said David Wurster, president of the automotive analytics firm. “By analyzing all costs that occur when owning a vehicle, we’re able to provide unique insight to help buyers find a vehicle that meets their needs while also providing award-winning value.”

To reach its conclusions, Vincentric evaluated more than 3,000 vehicle configurations in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles.