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Ford F-150, F-350, And Taurus Recognized With Value Awards

Ford Motor Company has received four “Best Value in America” awards from auto industry data and analysis firm Vincentric, in the overall truck brand category, the half-ton and full-ton truck segments, and the full-size sedan segment.

Ford is America’s “Best Value Truck Brand” for 2016, according to Vincentric. It’s an honor that Ford has accepted once before, in 2013. Two trucks – the F-150 half-ton, and the F-350 full-ton – have also won “Best Value” awards in their respective categories. The Ford F-150 full-size, half-ton pickup has claimed the award every year since 2011 with the exception of 2015, when it was given to the Ram 1500.

The Ford F-350 Super Duty is also a five-time winner in the full-size, full-ton space, having been awarded “Best Value in America” by Vincentric from 2005 through 2007, and again in 2010.

Finally, the Ford Taurus has been awarded for its value in the large sedan segment. The 2016 model starts at just over $27,000, and sports a standard 3.5-liter V6 with a choice of two EcoBoost engines available as alternatives: a 2.0-liter I4, and a high-output 3.5-liter V6 (exclusive to the SHO model).

Vincentric specializes in analyzing the lifecycle cost of ownership of vehicles, and its annual “Best Value” awards are based on statistical analysis incorporating total cost of ownership and current market price.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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