Some of the most and least expensive cars to insure


14If you plan to buy a new car and you happen to check out the best car for its mileage, looks, reliability, safety features etc.  But have you really bothered to find out about how much it would cost to insure the car?  Insuring a luxury car could really cost a bomb – anywhere around $3,544 to insure a Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, the most expensive car to insure on the list released by on the least and most expensive cars to insure.

However, if you wish to cut down on insurance costs then opt for a minivan, The Chrysler, which is at the other end of the spectrum.

Town & Country LX is the vehicle that is the least expensive to insure and has an average national cost of $1,092.  Most of the vehicles that have the least expensive insurance are the minivans that include the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey.  These rates have been calculated based on the insurance claims that the insurance companies have had to shell out due to accidents on a particular make and model.  It is only logical that those that have minivans will either be using it to run errands or to transport children and are hence most likely to drive safely.

The cars that cost the most to purchase as well as to repair are the ones that cost more while insuring also.  The ones on the top-10 list are the high-end models and luxury brands that include 5 from Mercedes-Benz and 2 from BMW.  The sleek convertible roadster Mercedes SL65 AMG is sold for $198, 750.  Motorists buy these vehicles for speed and are bound to be involved in an accident and repairing luxury vehicles costs a bomb and hence it is more expensive to insure them.

On the other hand, even smaller vehicles that most young drivers prefer, but have poor safety records than their older counterparts will also end up being costly to insure.

Some useful tips to lower car insurance:

  • Pay a higher deductible.  If you pay a deductible of $1,000 and are presently paying $250, then the premium will be reduced by 40%.  You would have saved more after a few years of good driving – enough to pay the premiums to cover deductibles.
  • Shop around and switch companies if needed.  You could end up saving huge sums of money.
  • Grab every opportunity to avail discounts.  See if you qualify for discounts just go for it.