FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/10 -- Congratulations, Mazda: The Tribute i tops the list of Insure.com's ranking of the least expensive 2010 vehicles to insure, garnering it a Low Cost Car Insurance Award.
Our new annual awards honor vehicles that are the cheapest to insure, based on a survey of average car insurance rates for more than 2,400 vehicles for the 2010 model year.
The top Low Cost Car Insurance Award winners in each category are:
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Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners - Cars Rank Vehicle Style Average annual premium 1 Dodge Caliber 4-Door Hatchback 1196.21 2 Buick Lacrosse CX 4-Door Sedan 1204.23 3 Toyota Yaris 3-Door Hatchback 1208.61 4 Honda Accord LX 4-Door Sedan DOHC VTEC 1211.92 5 Honda Accord LX Premium 4-Door Sedan DOHC VTEC 1214.23 6 Scion XB 5-Door Wagon 1215.86 7 Mini Cooper 2-Door Hatchback 1225.53 8 Volkswagen Jetta S 4-Door Sedan 1229.92 9 Ford Fusion S 4-Door Sedan 1231.03 10 Dodge Caliber R/T 4-Door Hatchback 1231.31 Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners - SUVs Rank Vehicle Style Average annual premium 1 Mazda Tribute i 2WD 4-Door Utility 1070.25 2 Mazda Tribute i 4WD 4-Door Utility 1103.29 3 Mazda Tribute S Grand Touring 2WD 4-Door Utility 1128.29 4 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2WD 4-Door Utility 1134.08 5 Kia Sportage LX 2WD 4-Door Utility 1138.41 6 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4-Door 2WD Utility 1141.07 7 Jeep Patriot Sport 2WD 4-Door Utility 1145.58 8 Honda CR-V LX 5-Door 2.4L 1146.29 9 Mazda Tribute S Grand Touring 4WD 4-Door Utility 1146.69 10 Dodge Journey SE 2WD 4-Door 2.4L Utility 1149.59 Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners - Vans Rank Vehicle Style Average annual premium 1 Honda Odyssey LX 5-Door 2WD SOHC 1095.26 2 Chrysler Town & Country LX 2WD 4-Door 3.3L Wagon 1119.83 3 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 2WD 4-Door 3.3L Wagon 1131.06 4 Toyota Sienna CE 4-Door Wagon 1133.97 5 Honda Odyssey EX 5-Door 2WD SOHC 1139.80 6 Dodge Grand Caravan C/V 2WD 4-Door Van 1146.53 7 Toyota Sienna LE 4-Door Wagon 1148.78 8 Honda Odyssey Touring 5-Door 2WD SOHC 1180.27 9 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 2WD 4-Door 3.8L Wagon 1186.95 10 Toyota Sienna XLE 4-Door Wagon 1187.31 Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners - Trucks Rank Vehicle Style Average annual premium 1 GMC Canyon WT 2WD 2-Door 2.9L 1152.39 2 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2-Door 1179.84 3 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck 4-Door 2WD Pickup DOHC 1183.88 4 GMC Canyon WT 2WD 2-Door 1189.66 2WD 4-Door 2.9L Extended 5 GMC Canyon WT Cab 1190.97 6 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner 2WD 2-Door 1192.80 7 Ford Ranger XL 2WD Std Bed 1194.84 8 Ford Ranger XL 2WD Long Bed 1196.86 9 Ford Ranger Sport 2WD Long Bed 1198.27 10 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD Long Bed 1198.60
About the rankings
To arrive at the average premiums, Insure.com commissioned a study from Quadrant Information Services that calculated the average annual premiums for a male driver (see full profile below) using car insurance rates from six large insurers in 10 ZIP codes per state.
Averages are based on a single 40-year-old male driver who commutes 12 miles to work, with policy limits of 100/300/50 ($100,000 for injury liability for one person, $300,000 for all injuries and $50,000 for property damage in an accident) and a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage. He has a clean driving record and good credit. The policy includes uninsured motorist coverage. Average annual rates are for comparative purposes; your rate will depend on your personal factors.
See Insure.com's full article about the 2010 Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners.
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