The Chevrolet Express 2500 won the Full-Size 3/4-Ton Passenger Van segment in this year’s Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada Awards, while the Chevrolet Express 3500 took top honors in the Full-Size 1-Ton Passenger Van category.
To determine the award winners for the Best Fleet Value in Canada, Vincentric says it “performs a cost of ownership analysis based upon typical use in commercial fleets.” This analysis took into account eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Vincentric’s analysis was also performed in all ten provinces and the Northwest Territories using “24 different ownership/driving distance scenarios,” with the vehicles that had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios deemed the winner for the category.
Vincentric President, David Wurster, says this year’s edition of the awards is particularly important, as fleet operators will want to save pennies if their business was or is still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As fleet professionals face additional challenges and expenses managing operations during a pandemic, it’s more important than ever for fleet managers and fleet operators to be aware of which vehicles will provide the best value,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “The 2020 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada Awards provide insight that fleet professionals can harness to make data-driven purchasing and remarketing decisions.”
In addition to the Chevrolet Express, the Chevrolet Malibu was deemed the best value for fleets in the Mid-Size Sedan category. Chevy was one of two brands to take three segment wins, joining Ram, while Dodge, Nissan, Subaru, and Volvo each won two categories apiece. Ford led the way with five segment awards, mainly due in part to the popularity of the Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350.