Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Which are the most expensive (or the cheapest) cars to insure?

Insure.com has come out with its annual list of the cheapest/most expensive vehicles to insure, ranging from the Porsche 911 Carrera GT2 ($2,944 a year for a 40-year-old male with a good driving record) down to the two-wheel-drive Mazda Tribute I, at $1,070.

The link above has a lot more detail, and is searchable by vehicle type, etc. But here's a sampling:

Lowest cost to insure:
1 Mazda Tribute I 2WD 4 Door Utility 4 $1070.25
2 Honda Odyssey LX 5 Door 2WD SOHC Van 6 $1095.26
3 Mazda Tribute I 4WD 4 Door Utility 4 $1103.29
4 Chrysler Town & Country LX 2WD 4 Door 3.3L Wagon 6 $1119.83
5 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD 2 Door 3.8L Utility 6 $1124.38

Highest cost to insure:
1 Porsche 911 Carrera GT2 2 Door Coupe 6 $2943.78
2 Mercedes S65 AMG 4 Door Sedan 12 $2863.03
3 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2 Door Coupe 10 $2851.89
4 Porsche Panamera Turbo AWD 4 Door Sedan 8 $2837.39
5 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2 Door Convertible 10 $2815.90

(Lastly, here's our usual disclaimer: The fact that we mention an insurance company or website doesn't mean we endorse it. We're the insurance regulator for Washington state. But you knew that.)

Insurance news, including Slate's "whipometer"...

The L.A. Times reports that 1 in 4 Californian's lacks health insurance, based on a UCLA study. (Here in Washington state, our office has calculated, it's about 1 in 6.)

Slate's "Whipometer," an indicator of the likelihood of Congress passing the health reform bill, has edged slightly toward passage. (Yesterday it was slightly against.)

And in the United Kingdom, officials are backing off their plan to require 5 million dog owners to buy compulsory liability insurance in case their pets attack someone.