Best Car Insurance Rates in TN
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2018 most and least expensive vehicles to insure
We pulled quotes from six different insurance companies and averaged the premiums to give you a solid estimate of what it will cost to insure your dream car. All you have to do is search our list to find the perfect vehicle that fits both your style and your budget.
This year, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom managed to kick the Honda Odyssey LX out of the top spot when it comes to inexpensive vehicles to insure. In fact, Jeep has four models in the top twenty, the most of any manufacturer and one vehicle type dropped out of the least expensive to insure rankings altogether, highlighting a shift in consumer preferences.
The most expensive to insure list is packed full of vehicles that the majority of us probably can’t afford but it’s cool to dream. Mercedes dominates this list with a whopping eight models making our pricey to insure lineup.
Keep reading to find a great vehicle that is easy on the insurance budget, or dream big and set your sights on a high-end luxury vehicle that comes with a big insurance bill.
Least expensive vehicles to insure
We have a new champion this year with the Jeep Wrangler Freedom replacing the Honda Odyssey LX as the cheapest car to insure. The Honda, which has made the top 20 least expensive list since we began the rankings, drops to number two.
Jeep not only captured the number one spot, they put four vehicles in the top 20 with two of them falling into the top 10. The Jeep Compass Sport was number eight, the Renegade Sport was number 11 and the Cherokee Latitude was lucky number 13.
Jeeps tend to be more bare bones in the luxury department while also being packed with safety features, which may account for their low insurance costs. “Jeeps are about ruggedness, not luxury,” notes Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for Insure.com. “Most of these Jeeps are entry-level vehicles which makes them less expensive to repair than vehicles that are loaded with luxury touches.”
It’s no surprise that the Honda Odyssey LX is number two, it’s joined in the minivan category by the Dodge Grand Caravan LX which slotted into the 17th spot and the Ford Transit Connect which came in 20th.
Minivans are usually loaded with safety features and always rank well in crash-ratings tests. This combined with the fact that minivans are usually driven by parents hauling kids (they tend to drive safely) and you can see why they are inexpensive to insure.
Subaru took spots three and four with the Crosstrek and Outback 2.5I, moving up from 6th place last year. Subaru is usually on the forefront of safety features, which often come standard on even their base vehicles making them a favorite with insurance companies. The Fiat 500X jumps up to 5th place from its 14th place showing last year.
A total of zero sedans made our list this year, it was dominated by SUV’s and minivans but a couple of pickup trucks also managed to hit the top 20 with the GMC Canyon SL and Nissan Frontier S hitting the 14th and 16th spots so even if you need the hauling capacity of a pick-up you don’t have to pay a huge insurance bill.
No matter which vehicle you choose off our least expensive list, you will be saving plenty of money. The Wrangler Freedom costs $1,169 to insure which is 28.9 percent less than the national average of $1,645. If the Wrangler isn’t for you, any vehicle on our list will result in major savings. The average premium of our top 20 is just $1,276.
Most expensive vehicles to insure
On the fantasy side of the list, sports cars and very expensive, high-end luxury vehicles match their sky-high sticker prices with extremely pricey insurance.