Vincentric Recognizes Three Hyundai Models for Low Cost of Operation

Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra SE, Sonata Hybrid and Tucson models have been recognized as having the best fleet value in their respective categories by Vincentric, a trusted name in measuring and analyzing overall cost of vehicle ownership and operation. The Elantra led the Compact category in Best Fleet Value for the third time, while the Tucson won its second award in the Compact SUV/Crossover category. The 2017 Sonata Hybrid rounded out Hyundai’s wins with its first honor in the Hybrid segment.

The Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards recognize specific vehicles and trims which have the lowest total cost of ownership in the greatest number of measured lifecycle cost scenarios. Now in its twelfth year, the prize measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation; fees and taxes; financing; fuel; insurance; maintenance; opportunity cost; and repairs. Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios for its segment.

“The versatility, quality and fuel efficiency of our product lineup allow fleet operators and consumers alike to have an ownership experience that is low in cost and hassle,” said Brandon Ramirez, Senior Group Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Customer-focused features like the Elantra’s comprehensive safety characteristics, the engaging driving features of the Sonata Hybrid and the advanced infotainment technology of the Tucson exemplify our commitment of delivering a high-quality driving experience without sacrificing value and reliability.”

“Our Best Fleet Value in America award highlights vehicles that retain their value throughout their fleet lifecycle,” said David Wurster, President of Vincentric. “Hyundai’s wins across several different categories is a testament to their ability to deliver high value with a wide product mix in the commercial vehicle space.”