Back to NSUR Announces Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners

FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/10 -- Congratulations, Mazda: The Tribute i tops the list of'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:

  • Cars: Dodge Caliber 4-door hatchback
  • SUVs: Mazda Tribute i 2WD 4-door Utility
  • Vans: Honda Odyssey LX 5-door 2WD
  • Trucks: GMC Canyon WT 2WD 2-door 2.9L

Use's interactive tool to compare car insurance rates for more than 2,400 vehicles, with data nationally and for each state.

                Low Cost Car Insurance Award Winners - Cars

  Rank             Vehicle                     Style          Average annual

   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

   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

   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

   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, 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.

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