Top 10 Least Expensive SUVs and Crossovers To Insure for 2009

From Edmunds.com

Pop quiz: Of the Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Aveo and Saturn Vue, which is cheapest to insure?

If you guessed the Yaris or the Aveo, your answer is incorrect. The Vue actually offers a lower insurance rate than both these vehicles. This achievement is no fluke. If you were to look at a list of models offering the lowest insurance expense, you'd find that the best bets are often SUVs and crossover-type vehicles like the Vue.

Of course, some crossovers and SUVs offer better deals on the insurance front than others. Here are the 10 that are cheapest to insure. Rankings are based on five-year projections of the Edmunds.com True Cost to OwnSM (TCO) pricing system. Each model was allowed only one appearance on the list, and its ranking reflects that of the trim level with the lowest projected insurance expense.

  1. 2009 Saturn Vue/Vue Hybrid
  2. 2009 Jeep Patriot
  3. 2009 Mazda Tribute/Tribute Hybrid
  4. 2009 Jeep Compass
  5. 2009 Pontiac Torrent
  6. 2009 Jeep Wrangler
  7. 2009 Audi Q7
  8. 2009 Honda CR-V
  9. 2009 Honda Element
  10. 2009 Chevrolet Equinox

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