Rachel Bodine graduated from college with a BA in English. She has since worked as a Feature Writer in the insurance industry and gained a deep knowledge of state and countrywide insurance laws and rates. Her research and writing focus on helping readers understand their insurance coverage and how to find savings. Her expert advice on insurance has been featured on sites like PhotoEnforced, All...

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UPDATED: Apr 13, 2022

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Car Insurance by Vehicle Type

Are you on the market for a new car? Curious what the insurance coverage will cost for your fancy ride? Or are you trying to find the best car insurance provider for your unique vehicle? Are you looking for an insurance provider that specializes in a particular type of vehicle? Hoping to save some money on your car insurance?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above five questions, you came to the right place.

Choosing the right provider for your vehicle often equates to significant savings. Our insurance experts are here to point you in the right direction.

Car insurance can fluctuate greatly even by simple factors like the specific model or trim level of the primary vehicle you drive. Keep reading to learn more and get some specific coverage price points.

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Car Insurance Rates by Make and Model

What is a vehicle’s make and model?

The make = the brand (Honda)
The model = product line (Accord)

Your vehicle’s make and model WILL impact the cost of your car insurance. So, if you are on the market for a new car, one of the things that can help you make your final decision – before you buy – should be how much that vehicle will cost to insure.

Some of the reasons certain vehicles are more expensive to insure than others:

  • Rate of theft
  • Safety features
  • Vehicle price
  • Number of recalls
  • Crash tests
  • Driver type
  • Repair costs

Our Make/Model Vehicle Guides and Head-to-Head Articles will give you all the information you need to know when 1 – choosing a car and 2 – choosing a provider.

Our vehicle guides will list out the most expensive and least expensive vehicles to insure along with specific stats for top vehicle models including: number of thefts, safety features, crash test scores, and much, much more.

The below Fox news report from 2016 gives you an idea of some of the information you can expect to find in our up-to-date Vehicle Guides:

Car Insurance Rates by Year and Trim Level

The price differences don’t stop at vehicle brand and product (make and model) either. The year and trim level of the vehicle you drive will also be a big determining factor in what you will have to pay for auto insurance.

Vehicle year makes sense as being a price-determining factor, don’t you think? The age of your vehicle seems like a fair reason your insurance would be more or less expensive, right? But, what about the trim level?

How much a vehicle’s trim level affects the final car insurance price tag often comes as a surprise to the average insurance consumer.

If this is news to you, don’t worry; you’re not alone. At least now you know. Look below to see how much trim level – on the exact same car – can change the price tag not only on the vehicle itself but also on the cost to insure it:

Here are the costs associated with a 2019 Toyota Camry with the trim level being the only variable:

Trim LevelMSRPAnnual Insurance
XLE V4$29,175$1,027
XLE V6$34,300$1,039
XSE V4$29,725$1,411
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As you can see, sometimes a less expensive car can cost hundreds more to insure.

Head-to-Head Vehicle Comparisons

Not only will our experts outline for you which are the most and least expensive vehicles to insure, and how model, year, and trim level affect that price even more, but they also have the most popular vehicles compete head-to-head so you can see which one lands on top.

Our vehicle head-to-head comparison articles analyze the following key elements:

  • Safety features
  • Self-driving features
  • Number of thefts
  • Overall vehicle cost
  • Popularity rank
  • Insurance cost
  • . . . and much more!

Learning about the vehicle you are going to buy or lease – before investing your money – is the only way you can make a thoroughly educated decision on which vehicle is best for you and your loved ones.

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Be an Educated Consumer: Vehicle Guides

Car insurance can be confusing. Many car owners don’t fully understand the price breakdown for their premiums or understand what their coverage means for them.

That’s what we’re here for. We don’t sell insurance. We are here to help you save money and pick the best provider and coverage for you, your family, and the vehicles you drive.

Below you will find organized categories for all of our articles relating to vehicles. Find the specific vehicle you drive (or plan to buy) to learn specifics for that vehicle including – but not limited to – the rate of theft, safety features, and of course: insurance cost.

Attention car buyers! Don’t do these 10 things. The video below explains the most common mistakes car buyers make:

VEHICLE ARTICLES: News, Advice & Guides

Scroll down to see the complete list of our car insurance articles relating to vehicles.

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