Jeep Wrangler Is Least-Expensive Car to Insure, Website Says

(Chicago Tribune/TNS) -

The 2015 vehicle models cheapest to insure include two minivans and seven SUVs, with the Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD being the least-expensive to cover.

The Jeep Wrangler Sport has a national average cost to insure of $1,134 a year, according to Insure.com, a site devoted to all types of insurance.

Average insurance rates for more than 1,500 models can be found on the site. It compared rates using an identical driver profile. Characteristics include: single male, age 40, commuting 12 miles to work with policy limits of $100,000 for injury liability for one person, $300,000 for all injuries and $50,000 for property damage. Insure.com also looked at all models in multiple ZIP codes in each state. It queried Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm.

Car-insurance rates vary widely by state. In Illinois, for example, the Jeep Wrangler Sport costs an average of $899 a year to insure, according to Insure.com’s online tool. That same buyer would pay $2,027 in Michigan.

Rounding out the list of the 10 cheapest to insure, after the Jeep Wrangler Sport: Jeep Patriot Sport 2WD; Honda CR-V LX 4WD; Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus; Honda Odyssey LX; Jeep Compass Sport 2WD; Subaru Outback 2.5i; Ford Edge SE 2WD; Smart Fortwo Pure; and, at No. 10, costing $1,190, on average, to insure nationally, Ford Escape S 2WD.