These Are The 20 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure

The Buick Encore
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It’s probably no surprise that Mercedes convertibles dominate the list of the “most expensive” vehicles to insure. (The Mercedes S65 AMG is the most expensive, with annual premiums averaging $3,835. Oof!)

But you might be surprised to learn which vehicles are the least expensive to insure.  To help, did the research, comparing car insurance rates in every single state for more than 2,800 vehicle models.

Before arriving at the rankings, pulled quotes from six different insurance companies and then averaged the rates.

We’ll give you a hint: Minivans tend to fare well on the “least expensive list.” That’s because they’re loaded with safety features, garnering high ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Plus, they’re mostly driven by parents chauffeuring their children around. The safety features combined with cautious drivers translates to fewer accidents, fewer claims and lower rates, explains the research team at

On the other hand, convertibles may be prone to break-ins because of their roofs and might inspire a need for speed.

So, if you’re shopping for a new car, these rankings can help shape your overall car budget, factoring in not just the vehicle payments, but also insurance premiums.

20. Ford Edge SE

Average annual premium: $1,221

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17. Ford F-150 XL (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,219

17. Honda HR-V LX (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,219

17. Subaru (XV) Crosstrek 2.0l (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,219

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16. Hyundai Tucson SE

Average annual premium: $1,217

15. Nissan Frontier S

Average annual premium: $1,216

14. Fiat 500X Pop

Average annual premium: $1,210

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13. Honda Pilot LX

Average annual premium: $1,205

12. Mazda CX-3

Average annual premium: $1,204

11. Ford Escape SE

Average annual premium: $1,203

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10. Subaru Forester 2.5l

Average annual premium: $1,196

8. Jeep Patriot Sport (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,190

8. Buick Encore (tie)

Average annual premium: $1,190

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7. Jeep Cherokee Sport

Average annual premium: $1,188

6. Subaru Outback 2.5l

Average annual premium: $1,187

5. Jeep Compass

Average annual premium: $1,183

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4. Honda CR-V LX

Average annual premium: $1,170

3. Jeep Wrangler Black Bear

Average annual premium: $1,148

2. Jeep Renegade Sport

Average annual premium: $1,138

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1. Honda Odyssey LX

Average annual premium: $1,112

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