Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Insure: 2017

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Family cars continue to be the cheapest to insure. has released its annual ranking of the cheapest and most expensive cars to insure, pulling quotes from six different insurance companies to determine an average annual premium on more than 2,800 different vehicle models.

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Not only are crossovers and SUVs popular among families for offering plenty of utility without having to succumb to getting a minivan, they’re also some of the cheapest cars to insure. Here are the 10 cheapest cars to insure for 2017.

10. Subaru Forester 2.5i

The Subaru Forester 2.5i has an average annual premium of $1,196, landing it in the 10th spot.

Read our Subaru Forester Review

8. Jeep Patriot Sport (tie)

With an average annual premium of $1,190, the Jeep Patriot ties in eighth place with one other vehicle.

Read our Jeep Patriot Review

8. Buick Encore (tie)

The Buick Encore also has an average annual premium of $1,190.

Read our Buick Encore Review

7. Jeep Cherokee Sport

There are several Jeep vehicles on the list, including the popular Cherokee with an average annual premium of $1,188.

Read our Jeep Cherokee Review

6. Subaru Outback 2.5i

The Subaru Outback joins the Subaru Forester on the list with an average annual premium of $1,187.

Read our Subaru Outback Review

5. Jeep Compass

Recently overhauled, the Jeep Compass comes in fifth place with an average annual premium of $1,183.

Read our Jeep Compass Review

4. Honda CR-V LX

Honda‘s popular crossover is also one of the cheapest cars to insure, costing owners an average of $1,170 per year.

Read our Honda CR-V Review

3. Jeep Wrangler Black Bear

Surprised to see even more Jeep SUVs on the list? They’re not done yet. The Jeep Wrangler, and more specifically, the Black Bear special edition, costs an average of $1,148 to insure annually.

Read our Jeep Wrangler Review

2. Jeep Renegade Sport

Jeep’s baby crossover, the Renegade, is the second cheapest car to insure for a year, with an average annual premium of $1,138.

Read our Jeep Renegade Review

1. Honda Odyssey LX

But all those crossovers and SUVs can’t compete with a good ‘ol minivan. The Honda Odyssey is once again the cheapest car to insure, with an average annual premium of $1,112.

Read our Honda Odyssey Review

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • JeauBleau JeauBleau on Jun 29, 2017

    "Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Insure: 2017" and yet not a single "car" among them.

  • Soyntgo4it Soyntgo4it on Jul 05, 2017

    Has to do with your driving record not the car.. lol

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    • Don684 Don684 on Oct 11, 2017

      Okay buy a 500 HP vehicle or a Maserati . You may see a big change in your insurance rates . Insurance companies also base insurance costs on the theft history of the particular vehicle you buy. You can have a perfect driving record but yes they do factor in a rate on the vehicle .