Mercedes-Benz Sprinter tops Best Fleet ValueTM awards for fourth consecutive year
TORONTO, ON (June 5, 2015) – Vincentric announced today that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter won awards in all three categories entered for the full-size van segment’s Best Fleet Value in CanadaTM. What’s more, this is the fourth year in a row that the Sprinter has been bestowed these honours. The awards identified each of the following Mercedes-Benz vans as providing the best value in each of the outlined segments:
- Full-Size 3/4-Ton Passenger Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 2500 Standard Roof 144 WBon Cargo Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van 2500 Standard Roof 144 WB
- Full-Size 1-Ton Cargo Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 144 WB
- Full-Size 3/4-Ton Passenger Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 2500 Standard Roof 144 WB
Each year, Vincentric conducts an extensive cost of ownership analysis on over 1,800 vehicle configurations, based on typical use in commercial fleets. The cost of ownership study takes into account all major ownership and operating costs of a vehicle. These include depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel costs, insurance, maintenance, repairs and even opportunity cost, which is the loss of potential interest income as a result of owning and operating a vehicle. Each vehicle is evaluated in all ten provinces using twenty-four different lifecycle cost scenarios. The winners are identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios for its segment.
Furthermore, in a separate model level analysis, when comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to its competitors from Chevrolet Express, Ford Transit, GMC Savana, Nissan NV and Ram ProMaster across all categories, Vincentric determined that the Sprinter 2500 had the lowest cost of ownership of any heavy-duty van. The Sprinter’s remarkable performance can be attributed primarily to its best-in-class fuel efficiency and low depreciation. In fact, the Sprinter received the Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award in the full-size van category six years in a row. Another major total cost of ownership enhancement as of model year 2015, is the extended service intervals of up to 30,000 kilometres.
“The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter continues to provide great value and outperform the competition when measuring total cost of ownership,” stated David Wurster, President of Vincentric. “Although the Sprinter has a higher acquisition price than its competitors, when factoring in its class leading depreciation and fuel costs, the Sprinter actually costs less to own and operate, helping it earn the honour of Vincentric Best Fleet Value in CanadaTM.”
“We are thrilled to retain our Best Fleet Value in CanadaTM accolade for the fourth consecutive year,” said Pablo de la Peña, Vice-President of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division in Canada. “Extensive studies like Vincentric’s help demonstrate the highly compelling value proposition offered by the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as a sound investment for fleets in a wide variety of industries.”
De la Peña added: “Since its introduction, the Sprinter has experienced tremendous growth in Canada and its success is a true testament to the Mercedes-Benz know-how in the area of commercial vehicles. With the availability of the Sprinter 4×4, the only four wheel drive diesel commercial van in Canada, and the imminent introduction of the Metris, a new innovative mid-size commercial van, Mercedes-Benz Vans will further its unparalleled benchmark position in the Canadian commercial vehicles segment.”
Source: Mercedes-Benz Canada
Date Posted: June 11, 2015