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notlove 06-06-2009 07:21 AM

Nissan GT-R is America's most expensive car to insure
The Nissan GT-R may be running rings around its competition in terms of its seemingly impossible lap times at the Nurburgring, but disgruntled rival Porsche may finally have something to poke in the GT-R's face - the fact that the Nissan is the most expensive new car in the U.S. to insure.
Using insurance quotes for a 40-year-old male driver, insurance website has compiled a list of the twenty most expensive vehicles to insure, as well as the twenty cheapest vehicles, with surprise honors going to the Godzilla - insuring the ‘affordable’ supercar will cost punters $2,533 every year.

According to, the reason the GT-R features so prominently is because of the fact that customers will buy the car for its speed and power, and they will be more likely to be involved in serious crashes. Other vehicles that get lumped into this group include the Dodge Viper, which ranked as the second most expensive vehicle to insure ($2,446/year) and the third-ranked BMW M6 ($2,236). High-performance vehicles such as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the BMW M5, the Lexus IS F, the Jaguar XK and the BMW M3 also made the top 20 list for the most expensive vehicles to insure.

Other categories where a clear correlation between vehicle class and insurance cost arose was that of luxury SUVs, such as the Mercedes G-Class, the Hummer H2, the Land Rover Range Rover, the Cadillac Escalade and the BMW X6 all making appearances in the top 20.

At the other end of the spectrum were smaller and cheaper vehicles that didn't offer much in the way of power but were big on safety. Interestingly, the five cheapest cars to insure were all from South Korea, with Hyundai and Kia featuring multiple entries in the cheapest five vehicles to insure. Meanwhile, minivans seems fairly cheap to insure also, with the Honda Odyssey, the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan all featuring on the list for cheapest vehicles to insure.

The 20 most expensive 2009 vehicles to insure:
1 $2,533 Nissan GT-R
2 $2,446 Dodge Viper
3 $2,236 BMW M6
4 $2,186 Ford Shelby GT500
5 $2,088 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
6 $2,071 Audi S8
7 $2,020 BMW M5
8 $1,912 Hummer H2
9 $1,881 Lexus IS F
10 $1,819 Porsche 911
11 $1,762 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
12 $1,717 Jaguar XK Series
13 $1,714 BMW M3
14 $1,694 Cadillac XLR
15 $1,637 Audi R8
16 $1,603 Land Rover Range Rover
17 $1,592 Cadillac Escalade EXT
18 $1,587 Honda S2000
19 $1,584 BMW X6
20 $1,577 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The 20 least expensive 2009 vehicles to insure:
1 $832 Hyundai Santa Fe
2 $840 Kia Sportage
3 $848 Hyundai Entourage
4 $857 Kia Sedona
5 $870 Kia Rio5
6 $871 Honda Odyssey
7 $881 Smart Fortwo
8 $911 Saturn Vue
9 $913 Mazda Tribute
10 $915 Chrysler Town & Country
11 $921 Scion xB
12 $929 Mazda Mazda5
13 $936 Volkswagen Passat
14 $939 Jeep Wrangler
15 $951 Honda Accord
16 $954 Suzuki Forenza
17 $955 Lincoln Town Car
18 $957 Mazda Truck (B-Series)
19 $959 Chevrolet Impala
20 $960 Dodge Grand Caravan


MikeFran 02-03-2011 06:31 AM

Re: Nissan GT-R is America's most expensive car to insure
furtunately cost of insurance isn't the same everywhere.
My neighbour bought Nissan GT-R two month ago, and we talked about cost of insurance a couple of days ago;] He paied about 1,900. Maybe his ages (55y) was the reason for lower cost.

hernznorma 08-03-2011 11:33 PM

Re: Nissan GT-R is America's most expensive car to insure
I agree that hyundai got the no.1 spot for The top 20 least expensive 2009 vehicles to insure. but as of now?do they still have the spot? some of Hyundai parts are upgraded, and their cars are getting much better. :D

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