Is the Most Reliable Car Brand Also the Cheapest to Insure?

Just because a car is deemed very reliable doesn’t mean it’ll be a bargain to insure.

The U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study rankings were released by J.D. Power and Associates on Thursday, and Porsche, believe it or not, sits on top. Porsche beat out Lincoln, Buick, and Lexus with the fewest problems reported per 100 vehicles.

Porsche recently topped another survey, too, as the 911 Carrera GT2 was named the most expensive car to insure by the folks at

In fact, Porsche had two of the top five most expensive 2010 models to insure.

To see the rest of the most expensive cars to insure, and the five least expensive, keep reading…

Five least expensive cars to insure (based on annual premiums)

Mazda Tribute (The Tribute, in various trims, placed first, third, and sixth – I’m showing it only once.)

Average cost to insure: $1,070.25

Honda Odyssey

Average cost to insure: $1,095.26

Chrysler Town & Country

Average cost to insure: $1,119.83

Jeep Wrangler

Average cost to insure: $1,124.38

Dodge Grand Caravan

Average cost to insure: $1,131.06

Five most expensive cars to insure

Porsche 911 Carrera GT2

Average cost to insure: $2,943.78

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Average cost to insure: $2,863.03

Dodge Viper SRT-10 (The coupe placed third and the convertible fifth, but I’m including it only once.)

Average cost to insure: $2,851.89

Porsche Panamera Turbo AWD

Average cost to insure: $2,837.39

Mercedes-Benz CL600

Average cost to insure: $2,754.80

Considering how much more expensive these cars are than your typical Tribute and Odyssey, the rates don’t seem that bad to me!

Anyone else think $245 a month is a pretty decent price to insure a 911 Carrera GT2?


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