Inevitably, when our clients call to inquire about auto insurance we hear a variation of the following questions:

1.       Which cars cost the most/least to insure?

2.       Which cars are the most affordable for our new teen driver?

3.       How much will it be to insure “XYZ” car? - This depends, that's why its best to do a full quote.

 

    Lucky for you 24/7 Wall St. completed an analysis which addresses these exact questions.  The least expensive cars to insure are small to midsize SUV’s and the most expensive cars are the large or midsize luxury cars.  Now why is this the case?  It boils down to safety. Generally speaking a larger car has the ability to keep its passengers safer during a crash vs. a smaller sedan leading to lower claims payout and cheaper insurance premiums.

 

    A question everyone always wants to know is, “How do insurance companies determine how much to charge for a car?”  A good amount of research goes into it.  In fact, insurers fund a nonprofit research organization called “The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety” whose sole mission is to collect data on insurance claims, cost and safety ratings.  The six types of insurance costs that are evaluated are: collision, property damage, comprehensive, personal injury, medical payments, and bodily injury.  Insurance companies use this data to determine base rates to insure a car.  Then they factor in other variables such as company profit, driving record, driving experience, geographic location, credit (some states), annual miles driven, discounts, etc…

 

    The data below is based on model years 2014-2016 sold in the U.S.  We hope this helps you in your personal research for your next vehicle.  While we advise clients throughout California, we live, work, and play in the counties of Ventura and Los Angeles and communities of Simi Valley and San Fernando Valley.  Give us a call and we can run a no obligation auto insurance quote based on your family’s unique situation. 

 

 

25 Most Expensive Cars To Insure 25 Least Expensive Cars To Insure
RANK CAR AVG PAID RANK CAR AVG PAID
1 TESLA MODEL S $1,789.48 1 SUBARU OUTBACK 4WD W/EYESIGHT $539.32
2 MRBZ S CLASS 4DR LWB 2WD $1,540.63 2 ACURA RDX 4DR, 2WD $590.92
3 MITSUBISHI LANCER 2WD $1,458.48 3 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4WD $620.47
4 SCION FR-S $1,403.67 4 GMC CANYON CREW CAB 4WD $633.70
5 DODGE CHARGER 2WD $1,385.62 5 SUBARU FORESTER 4DR, 4WD W/EYESIGHT $645.85
6 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID $1,355.13 6 JEEP WRANGLER 2DR, SWB 4WD $647.78
7 DODGE CHALLENGER $1,335.79 7 MAZDA CX-5 4DR, 2WD $649.78
8 AUDI A7 4WD $1,322.51 8 ACURA MDX 4DR, 2WD $660.06
9 BMW 4 SERIES 2 DR $1,306.51 9 FORD EXPEDITION 4DR, 2WD $660.16
10 LEXUS GS 4DR 2WD $1,295.44 10 VOLVO XC60 4DR, 2 WD $665.28
11 FORD MUSTANG $1,291.53 11 SUBARU LEGACY 4WD W/EYESIGHT $667.28
12 SCION IA $1,274.51 12 CHEVY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE $671.58
13 CHRYSLER 200 $1,261.87 13 NSSN LEAF ELECTRIC $675.03
14 SCION TC $1,237.74 14 HONDA PILOT 4DR, 2WD $677.38
15 NISSN MAXIMA $1,237.68 15 HONDA CRV 4DR, 4WD $678.46
16 KIA RIO $1,191.26 16 HONDA ODYSSEY $680.40
17 DODGE DART $1,187.55 17 MINI COUNTRYMAN 4WD $680.94
18 INFINITI Q50 4WD $1,182.32 18 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK 4WD W/EYESIGHT $680.94
19 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPRT 4WD $1,173.05 19 FORD F-250 SUPERCAB 4WD $684.51
20 AUDI A4 2WD $1,169.13 20 TOY 4RUNNER 4DR, 4WD $688.12
21 LEXUS IS 350 2WD $1,167.11 21 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB 4WD $690.91
22 NSSN SENTRA $1,165.05 22 FORD EDGE 4DR, 2WD $693.74
23 NSSN VERSA $1,157.59 23 GMC ACADIA 4DR, 2WD $712.83
24 MRBZ C CLASS 2WD $1,157.34 24 CHEVEROLET TRAVERSE 4DR, 4WD $716.68
25 KIA FORTE $1,155.82 25 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 4DR, 4WD $719.60

 

 

Chun and Reynolds Insurance Services

- Vince & Greg

 

 

Source material:

1. https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2018/06/04/25-most-expensive-car-models-to-insure/?utm_source=PC360_TopArticles_070218&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PC360_Marketing_Campaign&src=EMC-Email&cn=AM_INS_PC360_TopArticles_070218_ml&bu=Inspubm&pt=&et=promotion&slreturn=20180602185204

2. https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/05/22/25-most-expensive-cars-to-insure

 

 

 

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version