Mercury Insurance Names the Most Affordable Used Vehicles to Insure
Today, consumers have many more types and options of vehicles to choose from than ever before, and there’s a lot of used car inventory available for those who want to upgrade but also want to save money on the purchase price.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 18, 2020) – Consumers have flocked to used vehicles this year, mostly because of a tightening supply of new vehicles along with prices climbing to record highs due to strong consumer demand. Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY), a leading auto insurer in California and provider of auto insurance in 10 other states, has put together lists of the most affordable used vehicles for various segments and fuel types to help value car-shoppers find a vehicle that will save them money on insurance.
Mercury’s research and development team examined 2016 to 2019 model year (MY) coupes, convertibles, sedans, SUVs, vans, trucks and fuel efficient vehicles – including pure electric vehicles (EVs) – to compile these lists.
“Today, consumers have many more types and options of vehicles to choose from than ever before, and there’s a lot of used car inventory available for those who want to upgrade but also want to save money on the purchase price,” said Chong Gao, director of product management R&D for Mercury Insurance. “Used vehicles tend to have lower insurance costs in general because of the vehicle’s value, and knowing the cost to insure the vehicle you want ahead of time is another way to help keep ownership costs low and save money. Mercury scanned the industry to put together these lists as a guide for consumers to consider in terms of insurance costs.”
Here is the top-ten list for used coupes, convertibles and sedans, beginning with the most affordable make and model to insure.
- 2016-19 Chevrolet Spark (tied for first)
- 2016-2019 Chevrolet Sonic (tied for first)
- 2016-19 Fiat 500
- 2017-19 Fiat 124
- 2016-17 Chrysler 200
- 2016-17 Buick Verano
- 2016-18 Honda Fit
- 2016-18 Hyundai Elantra
- 2016-17 Hyundai Veloster
- 2016-17 VW Golf
Here is the top-ten list for used SUVs, vans and trucks, beginning with the most affordable make and model to insure.
- 2016-19 Chevrolet Express
- 2016-19 GMC Savana
- 2016 Dodge Ram
- 2016-18 Hyundai Santa Fe
- 2016-18 Honda Pilot
- 2016-17 Mazda CX-9
- 2016 Kia Sportage
- 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
- 2016 Honda CR-V (tied for ninth)
- 2016 Honda HR-V (tied for ninth)
Here is the top-ten list for used green and EVs, beginning with the most affordable make and model to insure.
- 2016-17 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2016-19 Fiat 500 Electric
- 2016-19 Kia Soul EV
- 2016-19 Nissan Leaf
- 2016-19 VW E-Golf
- 2016-19 Smart Fortwo
- 2016-18 Ford Focus
- 2017-19 Hyundai Ioniq
- 2016-19 BMW i3
- 2016-17 Mitsubishi I MIEV
About Mercury Insurance
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 and follow the company on .
 Mercury Insurance developed the list based on full coverage premium (BI, PD, COMP, COLL, MP, UMBI and UMPD) for a hypothetical driver with average factors for each rating element.