With gas prices skyrocketing to unprecedented heights, automakers are putting an added emphasis on fuel efficiency. Companies like Nissan and Toyota have helped to usher in the era of electric and hybrid vehicles with the LEAF and the Prius, while Ford and Mazda have worked to create EcoBoost® engines and Skyactiv® technology. Something we often forget, however, is that there are several fuel-efficient options already on the market—and there have been for years.
One mistake new car buyers make when making their purchase is forgetting to estimate how much car insurance will cost. Thankfully, experts at Insure.com annually analyze the new vehicles arriving on dealership lots to find those that will cost consumers the most and least in insurance premiums. Look in our archives for the most costly and best 2012 vehicles.
Minivans had a long history of being the least expensive vehicle to insure, however that crown was taken in 2013 as crossovers and SUVs have moved in.
Two weeks ago, we told you the 2012 model year vehicles that cost the least in car insurance, but it’s equally important to know the ones that will cost the most. Thankfully, researchers at Insure.com annually compile a list to help car buyers make the best purchase decision they can.
In general, the 2012 vehicles that will carry the priciest car insurance were those from Europe and with powerful engines, or in other words, the fast sports car. According to Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist, says it’s only human nature to want a sports car.