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Best and Worst Cars to Insure
March 6, 2014When buying a new car, sometimes buyers forget that there's more to the cost of a car than just what you see on the sticker. Once that car is yours, you now have to pay to insure it in case of accidents, theft and other potential issues.
Insure.com recently released their annual list of the costliest and cheapest cars to insure. They came up with their list by calculating the average auto insurance rates for 2014 models by using data from six large insurance carriers in 10 zip codes per state. More than 850 vehicles were included in this year's study.
When it comes to the least expensive, Jeep ranked the highest and also took an additional six more spots on the top 20. As for the most expensive, that honor went to the Nissan GT-R Track Edition.
Below is a look at the 20 most and least expensive to insure cars. The average rates listed are for a 40-year-old single male driver with a good record. Also below is a look at the most and least expensive states for car insurance.
If you're considering any of these cars, remember to use TrueCar to find local dealers who are most willing to negotiate on these vehicles.
Least Expensive to Insure
|Rank||Vehicle||Avg. Annual Premium|
|1||Jeep Wrangler Sport||$1,080|
|2||Honda Odyssey LX||$1,103|
|3||Jeep Patriot Sport||$1,104|
|4||Honda CR-V LX||$1,115|
|5||Jeep Compass Sport||$1,140|
|6||Chrysler Town & Country Touring||$1,140|
|7||Subaru Outback 2.5i||$1,144|
|8||Dodge Journey SE||$1,149|
|9||Honda Odyssey EX||$1,149|
|10||Dodge Grand Caravan SE||$1,158|
|11||Jeep Patriot Latitude||$1,161|
|12||Ford Escape S||$1,170|
|13||Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo||$1,171|
|14||Jeep Wrangler Sahara||$1,172|
|15||GMC Acadia SLE-2||$1,185|
|16||Chevrolet Traverse LS||$1,188|
|17||Toyota Sienna L||$1,190|
|18||Hyundai Santa Fe Sport||$1,194|
|20||Jeep Wrangler Rubicon||$1,209|
Most Expensive to Insure
|Rank||Vehicle||Avg. Annual Premium|
|1||Nissan GT-R Track Edition||$3,169|
|3||Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic AWD||$3,019|
|4||Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT||$2,986|
|5||Porsche Panamera Turbo S||$2,970|
|6||Audi R8 5.2 Spyder Quattro||$2,917|
|7||Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG||$2,887|
|8||Audi A8 L 6.3 Quattro||$2,869|
|9||Jaguar XKR Supercharged||$2,854|
|11||Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG||$2,609|
|12||Porsche Panamera 4S||$2,598|
|13||Audi S8 Quattro||$2,598|
|14||Porsche Panamera S||$2,597|
|15||Mercedes-Benz CLS550 4Matic AWD||$2,582|
|17||Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG||$2,507|
|19||Audi R8 V10 Quanttro||$2,448|
|20||Mercedes-Benz GL550 4Matic AWD||$2,438|
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