If you’re thinking about buying a new or used car for your teen or teenager no matter if they are 16 years old or 19 years old, there are a few cars that you can usually insure cheaper than others. So what are the cheapest cars to insure for teenagers or student drivers?
Generally, cars that are more expensive will cost you more for car insurance and lesser expensive cars will cost less. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Even if a car is older and is a less expensive car, it should cost you less to insure it. Cars made in the U.S. are cheaper to insure than cars manufactured in other countries. 4-door cars, cars with 4 cylinder motors and minivans are cheaper to insure also.
Of course, the most popular car among teenagers is the Honda Civic. It ranks high in the safety ratings and insuring it is usually low. It’s a good car because it’s also economical and easy to operate. However, the Honda Civic, the Ford Focus, and the Saturn models below are still relatively light and not good from a safety standpoint. Other popular cars include the Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and Mitsubishi Lancer.
I wouldn’t buy cars for teens that are smaller than those above. They’re just not safe. The larger the car the safer it usually is. My mother was a nurse and worked in the emergency room for years and she told us that she could always tell if someone was driving a small car when someone came in who’d been injured in an automobile accident, by the severity of the injuries. Small cars don’t do well in rollovers either.
Other good choices would be the Honda Accord, Ford Taurus, Nissan Maxima and Toyota Camry. Because they are larger cars, they are safer cars. They are economical to run and insurance rates are good or cheap depending on the insurance company.
Small SUV’s are not good for teens because of the possibility of a rollover. The center of gravity is higher. Teens are not experienced drivers and may tend to overreact in emergency situations.
So for a partial cars and vehicles, that are low cost or cheap to insure, the following vehicles with makes and models would fit that bill. Keep in mind the safety tips mentioned above and try to buy a new or used car for your teen that will be safe also. Some may no longer be made such as Saturn but there may be used vehicles around.
Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Lancer, Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door wagon, GMC Safari SLE AWD 3-door minivan, Dodge Caravan SE 4-door minivan, Saturn ION 1 4-door sedan, Pontiac Sunfire 2-door coupe, Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD 4-door SUV, Saturn L300 1 4-door sedan, Volvo S40 4-door sedan, Saab 38600 Linear 3t 4-door Sportwagon, Buick Century Special Edition 4-door sedan.
Keep in mind when you go over this partial list of cars, minivans and SUV’s that are cheapest to insure, that local rates, discounts and quotes may vary depending on what part of the U.S. you live in whether it’s Texas, New York, Florida or any other state. Make sure to get several quotes before making your final decision. You may find a rate that seems to be cheap but keep checking until you’re sure you have the cheapest auto insurance quote. You can get several online quotes from several car insurance companies all at once in just a couple of minutes.