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The Most And Least Expensive 2013 Vehicles To Insure

Yet most drivers shop for cars without any consideration for insurance costs

“People just don't think about it,” says Michelle Rupp, an independent agent with NRG Insurance in Seattle. She estimates that only about 20 percent of car buyers will research the auto insurance rates of a vehicle before they buy it. “If they're really watching dollars and cents, they need to do that,” she says.

But over her 30 years of experience as an agent, “it gets worse,” laments Rupp. Consumers who diligently research invoice price, fuel efficiency and how to negotiate at a dealership will overlook auto insurance costs.

The least expensive 2013 vehicles to insure

Rank Make & model Cyl. Avg. annual premium
1 Ford Edge SE 4  $     1,128
2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6  $     1,148
3 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4  $     1,150
4 Kia Sportage 4  $     1,157
5 Jeep Patriot Sport 4  $     1,160
6 Chevrolet Express 1500 8  $     1,171
7 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6  $     1,180
8 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4  $     1,189
9 Ford Explorer 6  $     1,197
10 Hyundai Tucson GL 4  $     1,204
11 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 6  $     1,206
12 Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium 4  $     1,210
13 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 4  $     1,210
14 Honda Odyssey EX-L 6  $     1,217
15 Jeep Compass Sport 4  $     1,217
16 Kia Sorento LX (2 WD) 6  $     1,222
17 Nissan Pathfinder S 6  $     1,224
18 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT 6  $     1,235
19 Honda Fit 4  $     1,235
20 Kia Sorento LX (4 WD) 4  $     1,237

The most expensive 2013 vehicles to insure

Rank Make & model Cyl. Avg. annual premium
1 Mercedes-Benz CL600  12  $     3,357
2 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 12  $     3,330
3 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 8  $     3,221
4 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG 12  $     3,207
5 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG 8  $     3,184
6 Mercedes-Benz S600 12  $     3,158
7 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG 8  $     3,075
8 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 8  $     2,978
9 Porsche 911 Turbo 6  $     2,958
10 Porsche 911 Turbo S 6  $     2,925
11 Porsche Panamera Turbo 8  $     2,912
12 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic 8  $     2,897
13 Jaguar XKR (convertible) 8  $     2,822
14 Jaguar XKR (coupe) 8  $     2,756
15 Jaguar XK 8  $     2,684
16 BMW 650i 8  $     2,681
17 Mercedes-Benz SL550 8  $     2,671
18 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 6  $     2,642
19 Mercedes-Benz S550 8  $     2,640
20 Porsche 911 Carrera S 6  $     2,626

Methodology

Insure.com commissioned Quadrant Information Services to provide average auto insurance rates for 2013 models. Averages were calculated using data from six large carriers (Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm) in 10 ZIP codes per state. Not all models were available, especially exotic cars.

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