Edmunds.com Announces Cars and Trucks with Lowest Insurance Costs

Edmunds.com Announces Cars and Trucks with Lowest Insurance Costs


Edmunds.com Announces Cars and Trucks with Lowest Insurance Costs

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — November 18, 2010 — Car insurance can make up 25 percent of a household's automotive expenses, according to Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information. Accordingly, it makes sense to take the cost of insurance into account when shopping for a new vehicle.

Warren Clarke, Edmunds.com's Automotive Content Editor, advises "Certain models are less expensive to insure than others. Make informed choices to ensure that your car insurance costs fit your budget."

With that in mind, Edmunds.com offers the following list of the three vehicles in each vehicle segment with the lowest insurance costs:

Top 3 Trucks
  1. Chevrolet Colorado
  2. GMC Canyon
  3. Ford Ranger
Top 3 Coupes
  1. Kia Forte
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Chevrolet Cobalt
Top 3 Sedans
  1. Volkswagen Jetta
  2. Chevrolet Aveo
  3. Suzuki SX4
Top 3 Hatchbacks/Wagons
  1. Smart Fortwo
  2. Chevrolet HHR
  3. Nissan Cube
Top 3 SUVs/Crossovers
  1. Hyundai Tucson
  2. Jeep Patriot
  3. Kia Sportage

Rankings are based on five-year projections for all models in each class generated by the Edmunds.com data team as a part of their development of Edmunds.com's True Cost to OwnŽ values. Each model's costs were determined based on the trim level that is the least expensive to insure.

A good time to shop your current auto insurance policy against others is when you are considering a new car. For tips on purchasing auto insurance see "10 Steps to Buying Auto Insurance" at http://www.edmunds.com/advice/insurance/articles/89618/article.html.

For more insights on car ownership expenses, including Edmunds.com's True Cost to OwnŽ for new and used cars, see http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html.

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Edmunds publishes Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site and hosts the most established automotive community online. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.edmunds.com, makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. InsideLine.com is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.insideline.com, features the wireless Web's highest quality car photos and videos. AutoObserver.com provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds.

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