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Mercury Names the Safest and Most Affordable Cars to Insure for Teens

Kia Sportage is the most affordable vehicle with a NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating to insure for teen drivers, according to Mercury's newest top-10 list

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Ratings Program provides consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles, with more stars equaling safer cars.1 Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) recently analyzed vehicles that received five stars to determine which would be the most affordable to insure for teen drivers.

2017 Sportage SX Turbo

Mercury examined 2016 model year vehicles for which ratings are available to compile the list, which was created based on the Mercury price for full coverage – liability, comprehensive and collision – in California.

Here is the complete top-10 list for 2016 vehicles with a 5-Star Safety Rating, beginning with the cheapest to insure.

  1. Kia Sportage
  2. Kia Soul
  3. Hyundai Tucson
  4. Honda CR-V LX
  5. Honda Fit
  6. Hyundai Elantra GT
  7. VW Golf Sportwagen SW
  8. Subaru Outback
  9. Dodge Dart
  10. Honda HR-V EX

"Teenagers are statistically the most likely to be involved in a collision, so it's important for them to be in a vehicle that offers them the most protection if that happens," said Jim Reeves, Group Manager, R&D for Mercury Insurance. "Mercury's hope for members of our community is that they remain safe, and we're proud to be able to provide them with affordable insurance options to help them do that."

Visit Mercury's Drive Safe Challenge to learn more about how to protect teens behind the wheel.

Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information visit or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.


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