2015 Toyota Tacoma best mid-size pickup value – Vincentric
When GM decided to rejoin the smaller than full-size pickup market this past year automotive publications (this one included) posed the situation as win-lose for Toyota, the clear leader in sales in the segment. As it turns out, it is pretty clear that GM and Toyota can sell all the mid-size pickups they can build. The segment is growing. The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon have spurred Toyota to improve their Tacoma, but according to Vincentric, even without these welcome changes the Tacoma is still the best value in the segment.
The 2015 Toyota Tacoma starts off with one huge advantage. Tacoma earned the number one spot for resale value. Not just in trucks – period. That makes it a very tough vehicle to beat value-wise, but it could be done if the Tacoma had high maintenance costs. It does not. Like all Toyotas, the Tacoma comes with the first two years of maintenance at no added cost. Still, if the Tacoma were an expensive vehicle to insure or maintain, or repair long term, it would still be beatable. We all know that is not the case.
Vincentric – Tacoma Best Value
Vincentric named the Toyota brand the best value for passenger cars, the Lexus brand took top place in luxury, and Chevrolet was named “Best truck brand.” We won’t argue that Chevy didn’t deserve the win, but in the four truck categories Chevy only won one. Toyota’s Tacoma was named the best value by Vincentric in the Mid-size segment. Vincentric said of the Tacoma “The Toyota Tacoma wins a Vincentric Best Value in America award for the 11th year in a row supported by the lowest total cost of ownership, lowest maintenance costs, and the highest resale value in its class.”
Let us know in the comments below if you think another mid-size truck might be the winner in the coming year or two.