What are the most expensive cars to insure? It's a question we often get and it's why every year we do our own review of the most recent information available through the Insurance Bureau of Canada's "How Cars Measure Up" publication.
Insurance companies rate cars based on the claims history of that vehicle. They look at things like accident frequency, repair costs, theft, vandalism and safety ratings (to name a few) for each make and model. The more money insurance companies have to pay in claims for a particular car, the more expensive that car is likely to insure.
Based on collision and comprehensive coverage claims and theft costs and frequency indexes, the following 2010 and 2009 model year vehicles are likely to cost more to insure:
|2010's most expensive||2009's most expensive|
Lower your auto insurance rates
Whether or not your car is listed, you can take steps to keep your auto insurance premiums in check:
- Increase your deductibles. Policyholders with deductibles set to $500 could save up to five per cent by raising them to $1,000. Don't raise them too much though because this is how much you'll have to pay should you need to submit an insurance claim.
- Check out discounts. Car insurance discounts can not be ignored when you could save, for example, up to: five per cent if you change your tires seasonally; or five to 15 per cent if you insure both your car and home insurance with the same insurer.
- Pay annually instead of monthly. Depending on your insurer, you could save money by paying your annual premium all at once, instead of setting up a monthly payment plan. Many companies charge a little extra to cover the cost of administering your monthly payments.
To uncover more money-saving tips, read the Top Tips To Cheaper Auto Insurance .