Monday, February 13, 2012

2012 Least Expensive and Most Expensive Cars To Insure

In case you're getting into the mood to do some car shopping for 2012, I thought I'd share the results of an annual study that lists the most and least expensive cars to insure. Most of the list probably won't surprise you much, it's just common sense that a V10, 2 seater, $160,000 sports car should cost quite a bit to insure. But the list of least expensive may come in handy when you're out there deciding between a few different models.

Least expensive vehicles to insure (2012)

RankVehicleCyl.Nat'l annual avg. rate
1Toyota Sienna LE4$1,111
2Toyota Sienna4$1,114
3Jeep Patriot Sport4$1,116
4Jeep Compass Sport4$1,118
5GMC Sierra K1500 Regular Cab6$1,121
6Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab6$1,125
7Dodge Grand Caravan SXT6$1,129
8Ford Escape XLS4$1,137
9Toyota Sienna6$1,139
10Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab6$1,143
11Dodge Journey SXT6$1,143
12Honda Odyssey LX6$1,146
13Kia Sportage4$1,151
14Hyundai Santa Fe GLS4$1,152
15Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport6$1,154
16Nissan Frontier S King Cab4$1,162
17Nissan Frontier SV King Cab4$1,163
18Hyundai Tucson GL4$1,166
19Ford Escape XLT4$1,167
20GMC Canyon4$1,167

Most expensive vehicles to insure (2012)

RankVehicleCyl.Nat'l annual avg. rate
1Audi R8 Spyder Quattro Convertible10$3,384
2Mercedes CL600 Coupe12$3,307
3Mercedes S60012$2,948
4Audi R8 4.2 Quattro Coupe8$2,903
5Porsche Panamera Turbo8$2,738
6BMW 750i Hybrid8$2,701
7Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible6$2,674
8Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible6$2,674
9Mercedes CL65 AMG Coupe12$2,669
10BMW 750Li Hybrid8$2,641
11Mercedes SL63 AMG Convertible8$2,615
12Mercedes CL63 AMG Coupe8$2,613
13Jaguar XKR Supercharged Convertible8$2,585
14Mercedes S63 AMG8$2,542
15Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe8$2,532
16Audi A8 L Quattro12$2,513
17Mercedes SL550 Convertible8$2,458
18Nissan GT-R Coupe Turbo6$2,457
19BMW 750XI8$2,446
20BMW 750i8$2,430

If you've got the money for one of these top 20 most expensive cars to insure, you've probably got the money for the insurance as well. However, if you're on a budget (like most of us) and trying to keep insurance costs a little bit lower, give your local, professional agent a call when you're deciding between cars and find out which one will be the easiest on your pocket. There can be a big range in costs to insure those new vehicles you're thinking about. Make sure you factor the insurance cost into your decision!

Robert Edgin

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