The vehicle you own plays a major part in deciding how much you pay for car insurance and you might be surprised to see which vehicles have the best car insurance deals.
A recent study conducted by Quadrant Information Services for insuranceQuotes.com took a look at 20 of the most popular vehicles and divided the average annual cost to insure each vehicle by its price. The insurance-to-cost ratio was used to determine which vehicles are relative bargains to insure and which ones have a high insurance burden.
The study’s findings might surprise you, especially considering the top 5 best car insurance deals aren’t your run-of-the-mill sedans. Helping attribute to the findings is the assumption that those purchasing a crossover, SUV or pickup truck is different from the typical driver of an $18,000 sedan. Insurance companies are more than likely to assume a crossover, SUV or pickup is being driven by an older, more experienced driver.
5. Dodge Ram 1500
With an MSRP of $26,855, the Dodge Ram 1500 lands in fifth place with an average annual insurance cost of $1,302. The American automaker’s pickup has an insurance-cost-ratio of 4.85 percent.
4. Chevrolet Equinox
Next on the list is the Chevrolet Equinox, with a price of $26,105 and an average annual insurance cost of $1,265. Its insurance-cost-ratio is pretty much the same as the Dodge Ram 1500 at 4.85 percent.
3. Chevrolet Silverado
Another pickup to land on the list is the Chevrolet Silverado, with pricing starting from $27,815. According to the study, the average annual insurance cost is $1,269 giving the Silverado an insurance-cost-ratio of 4.56 percent.
2. GMC Sierra
Are you seeing a trend yet? The GMC Sierra shouldn’t be a huge surprise considering it’s quite similar to the Chevrolet Silverado. Its MSRP is $28,315 while the average annual insurance cost is slightly less than the Silverado at $1,272. As a result, the GMC Sierra has an insurance-cost-ratio of 4.49 percent.
1. Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer tops the list of best car insurance deals, despite its price tag of $34,345. The average annual cost to insure the Ford Explorer is $1,301 giving it an insurance-cost-ratio of 3.79 percent.
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