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Michigan Most Expensive State for Car Insurance

Maine tips the other end of the scale.

by on Mar.07, 2016

Insurance coverage in Michigan is more than twice as expensive as the national average.

Not only is Michigan home to the Detroit Three automakers, it’s also state that sees drivers charged more for auto insurance than any other in the United States, according to a new study.

The average cost of car insurance in Michigan is $2,738 a year: more than double the national average of $1,325. It marked the third year in a row that the Wolverine state took top “honors,” and according, which put together this year’s survey, it’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

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“The factors that cause Michigan to be the most expensive aren’t likely to change any time soon,” said Penny Gusner, insurance analyst for Michigan has been in the top five for the last six years. (more…)

Honda Odyssey Cheapest Vehicle to Insure

Dodge Viper leads on “most expensive” end of scale.

by on Feb.23, 2016

The 2016 Honda Odyssey is the least expensive new vehicle to insure in the U.S. on average.

New vehicle sales continue to set records and while the rush is on to get a new vehicle, what you’ll buy may be determined by more than just the window sticker: insurance rates play a role too.

If what it costs to cover you in an accident is a big factor for that 2016 model you’re considering, gravitate toward minivans, according to, which rates the 2016 Honda Odyssey LX as the least expensive new vehicle to insure.

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After being a runner-up twice, once in 2010 and again in 2014, the family-friendly Odyssey earned the cheapest-to-insure spot with an average rate nationwide of $1,113, the website notes. (more…)

Wrangler Reaches Mountain Top of Insurance Affordability

SUVs, minivans among cheapest vehicles to insure.

by on Mar.17, 2015

The Jeep Wrangler is the least expensive vehicle to insure, according to

Jeeps are thought of go-anywhere vehicles engaged in treks that might cause a bump, scrape or significant collision. However, despite this confluence of capability and possibility, the Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD is the least expensive vehicle to insure.

While sport-utility vehicles and minivans are the cheapest vehicles to ensure, two other Jeep models joined the Wrangler among the top 10 least expensive vehicles. The Patriot and Compass were second and sixth on the list, according to

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The average premium for the U.S. is $1,555, although it varies greatly depending upon where you live. (more…)

Missouri Offers Most Car Insurance Discounts in U.S.

Good students can earn the biggest savings to offset their high premiums.

by on Oct.21, 2013

Insurance companies offer "good student" discounts more often than any other price break.

Aside from the monthly payment, the “cost” usually associated with vehicle ownership is fuel. However, people often forget about the expense of insuring their vehicle.

Most importantly, it seems like every insurance company touts the discounts they offer, but when looking for discounts it seems it’s where you live rather than what company you use.

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Residents of Missouri, Connecticut, Indiana and Wisconsin enjoy more discounts than any other state. Each of them enjoys the potential to save money more than 32% of the time. (more…)

The 10 Best/Worst Vehicles for Auto Safety

Avoid small cars, according to new study.

by on Jan.30, 2013

The Fiat 500 fares poorly in new safety study.

There was once an old adage in the auto industry, “safety doesn’t sell.” Don’t try to convince today’s motorists.  Safety has, in fact, become one of the highest-ranked attributes for most car shoppers, whether they’re looking for a minivan or sports car.

So, a new study by is likely to deliver more than a few surprises when it comes to listing the safest and least safe among 750 different vehicles now on the market.  Some of the results might seem intuitive, especially to those who equate size with safety.  The pint-sized Fiat 500 is the least-safe vehicle on the list, according to the study which was produced by in cooperation with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  On the other hand, the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup was the top-ranked model.

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“If safety is a priority, you should avoid the smallest cars,” said IIHS spokesman Russ Rader. “Weight counts. Smaller, lighter cars are safer than they used to be, but all things being equal, people riding in bigger, heavier vehicles get more protection in crashes.”