Which CPO Pickups Offer the Best Value?


If you're shopping for a used pickup truck, it can be challenging to compare different trucks when it comes to mileage, warranties and vehicle age.

Automotive data analysis provider Vincentric offers one of the best assessments of all the considerations that go into purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle in its annual Best CPO in America Awards. Every month, Vincentric collects data about depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity costs and basic repairs on 15,000 CPO vehicle configurations.

Costs are measured after incorporating the specific CPO warranty offered by each manufacturer while also applying the mileage requirements necessary to be labeled a factory-certified pre-owned vehicle. Each CPO vehicle is evaluated in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., with the assumption that each vehicle is driven 15,000 miles annually over five years.

From all this data, Vincentric determines the best CPO vehicle in several brand and vehicle class categories. For 2017, the winners for Best CPO Value Brand in America are Toyota for passenger car, Audi for luxury car, Ford for SUV and crossover, Lincoln for luxury SUV and crossover, and Ford for pickup and van. It's worth noting that Ford won three of four van categories: small commercial, large passenger and large cargo.

The Best in Class winners with the lowest average total cost of ownership over five years in the four pickup truck categories are:

Small Pickup:Toyota Tacoma (photo above)

Full-Size Half-Ton Pickup:Ford F-150

Full-Size Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup:Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Full-Size One-Ton Pickup:Ford Super Duty F-350

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