Posted February 10, 2012 11:13 am

Least Expensive Cars to Insure

If you’re in the market for a new car, has released a survey with the least and most expensive 2012 model vehicles to insure.


After comparing auto insurance rates for more than 900 vehicles in the 2012 model year from six large carriers, the survey found the Toyota Sienna LE to be the cheapest 2012 model vehicle for insurance. The 2012 Audi R8 Spyder Quattro, a two-seat V10 convertible, ranked as the most expensive vehicle to insure.


Factors that can impact a vehicle’s car insurance quote include the frequency of crashes for that model, the cost of repairs, the cost to insurers when a vehicle is declared a total loss and the cost of bodily injury claims. Minivans have traditionally been included in the least expensive rankings, according to


Here is’s list of the least expensive 2012 vehicles to insure per year:


Vehicle/Insurance per year
1. Toyota Sienna LE/$1,111                                          
2. Toyota Sienna 4 cylinder/$1,114
3. Jeep Patriot Sport/$1,116
4. Jeep Compass Sport/$1,118
5. GMC Sierra K1500 Regular Cab/$1,121
6. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab/$1,125
7. Dodge Grand Caravan SXT/$1,129
8. Ford Escape XLS/$1,137
9. Toyota Sienna 6 cylinder/$1,139
10. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab/$1,143
11. Dodge Journey SXT/$1,143
12. Honda Odyssey LX/$1,146
13. Kia Sportage/$1,151
14. Hyundai Santa Fe GLS/$1,152
15. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport/$1,154
16. Nissan Frontier S King Cab/$1,162
17. Nissan Frontier SV King Cab/$1,163
18. Hyundai Tucson GL/$1,166
19. Ford Escape XLT/$1,167
20. GMC Canyon/$1,167


The list of most expensive 2012 vehicles to insure includes Mercedes, BMW, Porche and Jaguar vehicles. To view the complete list of most expensive vehicles to insure, visit calculated insurance rates using data for six large carriers (Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm) in 10 zip codes per state.


Averages were based on insurance for a single, 40 year old male who commutes 12 miles to work each day. The driver has policy limits of $100,000 for injury liability for one person, $300,000 for all injuries, $50,000 for property damage in an accident and a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage. The driver also has a clean record and good credit, according to