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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:

Micro: Scion iQ

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Compact coupe: Kia Forte Koup

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Compact hatchback: Mazda Mazda3

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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

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Electric/Plug-in hybrid car: Kia Soul EV

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Mid-size coupe: Honda Accord

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Premium mid-size coupe: Lexus RC 350

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Mid-size sedan: Toyota Camry

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Mid-size sedan, hybrid: Honda Accord hybrid

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

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Large sedan: Toyota Avalon

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Premium large sedan: Audi A7

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Prestige: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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Convertible: Volkswagen Eos

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Sports car: Dodge Challenger

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Premium sports car: Porsche Cayman

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Wagon: Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon

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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

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Premium mid-size crossover: Lincoln MKX

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Large crossover: Ford Explorer

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Premium large crossover: Buick Enclave

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Compact/mid-size SUV: Jeep Wrangler

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Premium mid-size SUV: Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Large SUV: Toyota Sequoia

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Premium large SUV: Lincoln Navigator

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Minivan

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Mid-size pickup: Toyota Tacoma

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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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