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In photos: Cars with the best value in Canada

Toyota earned the title for Best Value Passenger Vehicle Brand while Lexus took top spot for luxury brand and Ram for truck brand in the 2015 Vincentric Best Value in Canada Awards. In addition to brands, Vincentric, an auto data analysis firm that specializes in lifecycle cost measurement, separates vehicles into dozens of segments and announced a winner for each. Toyota won more categories than any other company with 12 top places. Volkswagen vehicles won seven awards. Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership by using eight indicators: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. Costs are based on five years of ownership and are calculated in all 10 provinces and at different amounts of annual driving distance. “Manufacturers are increasingly monitoring and managing total cost of ownership to better compete with their rivals while offering significant choices and value for consumers,” said Vincentric president David Wurster. Here are the winners in many of the segments:

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Micro: Scion iQ

Toyota

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Compact coupe: Kia Forte Koup

Kia

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Compact hatchback: Mazda Mazda3

Mazda

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Compact sedan: Kia Forte

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Compact hybrid: Toyota Prius

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Premium compact sedan: Audi A3

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Premium compact hybrid: Lexus CT 200h

toyota

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Electric/Plug-in hybrid car: Kia Soul EV

Kia

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Mid-size coupe: Honda Accord

Honda

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Premium mid-size coupe: Lexus RC 350

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Mid-size sedan: Toyota Camry

Toyota

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Mid-size sedan, hybrid: Honda Accord hybrid

Petrina Genile

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Premium mid-size sedan, hybrid: Lexus ES 300h

Toyota

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Large sedan: Toyota Avalon

Toyota

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Premium large sedan: Audi A7

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Prestige: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche

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Convertible: Volkswagen Eos

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Sports car: Dodge Challenger

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Premium sports car: Porsche Cayman

Porsche

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Wagon: Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon

Volkswagen

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Entry-level compact crossover: Chevrolet Trax

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Mid-level compact crossover: Honda CR-V

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Mid-size crossover: Toyota Highlander

Toyota

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Premium mid-size crossover: Lincoln MKX

Ford

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Large crossover: Ford Explorer

Ford

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Premium large crossover: Buick Enclave

Buick

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Compact/mid-size SUV: Jeep Wrangler

FCA

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Premium mid-size SUV: Land Rover Range Rover Sport

JLR

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Large SUV: Toyota Sequoia

Toyota

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Premium large SUV: Lincoln Navigator

Ford

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Minivan

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Mid-size pickup: Toyota Tacoma

Toyota

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Full size 1/2-ton pickup: Ford F-150

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Full size 3.4-ton heavy duty pickup: Ram 2500

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