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The Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

Posted: 1:00 PM, Oct 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-30 19:06:59Z

It’s probably no surprise that Mercedes convertibles dominate the list of the “most expensive” vehicles to insure. (The Mercedes S65 AMG is the most expensive, with annual premiums averaging $3,835. Oof!) But you might be surprised to learn which vehicles are the least expensive to insure.  To help, Insure.com did the research, comparing car insurance rates in every single state for more than 2,800 vehicle models. Before arriving at the rankings, Insure.com pulled quotes from six different insurance companies and then averaged the rates. We’ll give you a hint: Minivans tend to fare well on the “least expensive list.” That’s because they’re loaded with safety features, garnering high ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Plus, they’re mostly driven by parents chauffeuring their children around. The safety features combined with cautious drivers translates to fewer accidents, fewer claims and lower rates, explains the research team at Insure.com. On the other hand, convertibles may be prone to break-ins because of their roofs and might inspire a need for speed. So, if you’re shopping for a new car, these rankings can help shape your overall car budget, factoring in not just the vehicle payments, but also insurance premiums.

20. Ford Edge SE

Average annual premium: $1,221 ford edge se photo

17. Ford F-150 XL (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,219

17. Honda HR-V LX (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,219

17. Subaru (XV) Crosstrek 2.0l (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,219 Subaru Crosstrek photo

16. Hyundai Tucson SE

Average annual premium: $1,217

15. Nissan Frontier S

Average annual premium: $1,216

14. Fiat 500X Pop

Average annual premium: $1,210  Fiat 500X Pop photo

13. Honda Pilot LX

Average annual premium: $1,205

12. Mazda CX-3

Average annual premium: $1,204

11. Ford Escape SE

Average annual premium: $1,203 ford escape se photo

10. Subaru Forester 2.5l

Average annual premium: $1,196

8. Jeep Patriot Sport (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,190

8. Buick Encore (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,190 buick encore photo

7. Jeep Cherokee Sport

Average annual premium: $1,188

6. Subaru Outback 2.5l

Average annual premium: $1,187

5. Jeep Compass

Average annual premium: $1,183 jeep compass photo

4. Honda CR-V LX

Average annual premium: $1,170

3. Jeep Wrangler Black Bear

Average annual premium: $1,148

2. Jeep Renegade Sport

Average annual premium: $1,138 jeep renegade sport photo

1. Honda Odyssey LX

Average annual premium: $1,112

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