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Least Expensive Cars to Insure for 2012

February 16, 2012

Most of you don't think about car insurance while shopping for a vehicle - which is a big mistake.

Insurance has been on the rise in recent years. Different vehicles, even those in the same class, can have vastly different rates.

Insure.com just came out with their annual list of least expensive cars to insure. Check out the list below, and consider adding some of these vehicles to your consideration list.

While we're on the subject of insurance, it's smart to comparison shop your current rates at least once per year. If you haven't done so for several years, it's very possible to save several hundred dollars per year simply by switching.

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Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure for 2012

Rank Vehicle
Cyl.
Avg Annual Rate
1 Toyota Sienna LE
4
$1,111
2 Toyota Sienna
4
$1,114
3 Jeep Patriot Sport
4
$1,116
4 Jeep Compass Sport
4
$1,118
5 GMC Sierra K1500 Regular Cab
6
$1,121
6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab
6
$1,125
7 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
6
$1,129
8 Ford Escape XLS
4
$1,137
9 Toyota Sienna
6
$1,139
10 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab
6
$1,143
11 Dodge Journey SXT
6
$1,143
12 Honda Odyssey LX
6
$1,146
13 Kia Sportage
4
$1,151
14 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
4
$1,152
15 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
6
$1,154
16 Nissan Frontier S King Cab
4
$1,162
17 Nissan Frontier SV King Cab
4
$1,163
18 Hyundai Tucson GL
4
$1,166
19 Ford Escape XLT
4
$1,167
20 GMC Canyon
4
$1,167

Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure for 2012

Rank Vehicle
Cyl.
Nat'l annual avg. rate
1 Audi R8 Spyder Quattro Convertible
10
$3,384
2 Mercedes CL600 Coupe
12
$3,307
3 Mercedes S600
12
$2,948
4 Audi R8 4.2 Quattro Coupe
8
$2,903
5 Porsche Panamera Turbo
8
$2,738
6 BMW 750i Hybrid
8
$2,701
7 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
6
$2,674
8 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible
6
$2,674
9 Mercedes CL65 AMG Coupe
12
$2,669
10 BMW 750Li Hybrid
8
$2,641
11 Mercedes SL63 AMG Convertible
8
$2,615
12 Mercedes CL63 AMG Coupe
8
$2,613
13 Jaguar XKR Supercharged Convertible
8
$2,585
14 Mercedes S63 AMG
8
$2,542
15 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
8
$2,532
16 Audi A8 L Quattro
12
$2,513
17 Mercedes SL550 Convertible
8
$2,458
18 Nissan GT-R Coupe Turbo
6
$2,457
19 BMW 750XI
8
$2,446
20 BMW 750i
8
$2,430

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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