10 Cheapest Cars to Insure

Minivans and SUVs top the list of vehicles with the lowest annual premiums.

Take heart, minivan drivers: Your vehicle may not be the coolest on the road but it probably is one of the cheapest to insure.

Six of the top ten 2011 vehicles with the lowest insurance rates are minivans, according to Insure.com. The Chrysler Town & Country LX took top honors, with a national average annual insurance premium of $1,092. The seventh least-expensive vehicle to insure, the Honda Odyssey EX, is also one of our picks for the ten best cars of the past decade. Here are all the cars on the list:

1. Chrysler Town & Country LX -- $1,092 average premium

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2. Toyota Sienna 4 cylinder -- $1,101

3. Toyota Sienna LE -- $1,108

4. Honda Odyssey LX -- $1,115

5. Nissan Murano SL -- $1,128

6. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport -- $1,131

7. Honda Odyssey EX -- $1,138

8. Toyota Sienna 6 cylinder -- $1,143

9. Ford Escape XLS -- $1,150

10. Toyota Highlander -- $1,154

The most expensive to insure? The Mercedes SL65 AMG, with a national average annual premium of $3,544.

For tips on getting a good deal on auto insurance and assembling a good policy, see our Smart Shopper's Guide to Auto Insurance (opens in new tab). To lower your premium, follow our recipe for a quick financial fix (opens in new tab).

Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com
Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.