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    2011 Buick Enclave Gets Best Value in America Award
    2011 Buick Enclave Gets Best Value in America Award

    Awards seem to haunt the Enclave. Not that long time ago, the Buick took the Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, got the NHTSA's five-star rating, and won the Consumer Digest’s Best Buy award. And yesterday, it received the Vincentric's Best Value in America.

    The Buick Enclave got the award in the full-size crossover category, beating the Ford Flex and other rivals. According to David Wurster, president of Vincentric, the Buick Enclave was picked because of its low service costs and low deprecation, which make the ownership cost 3% lower than expected for the similarly priced vehicles in the full-size crossover segment. This is the second time the Enclave gets the Best Value title, not the second in a row though.

    The Vincentric's award is a pretty valuable one. The company gives independent evaluation to help consumers' better understand which vehicles give the best value in their segment. Vincentric awards the Best Value in America after analysis of the ownership cost by studying several factors, including depreciation, maintenance, fees and taxes, insurance, fuel, and repairs. The calculations for each vehicle are made on a five-year basis for annual mileages of or 20,000, 15,000, or 10,000 miles. The vehicles are evaluated across all states, including Washington D.C.