The results aren’t all that surprising – and it’s good for consumers looking for family cars. While the total list of least expensive vehicles to insure includes 25 vehicles (not all family cars), we’re showing the top 10 here.
1. Kia Sedona – With seating for seven, the 2010 Kia Sedona minivan makes for a great family vehicle. Top safety scores, impressive warranty and low purchase price are other reasons for consumers to consider the Sedona. And the fact that it’s the least expensive 2010 vehicle to insure is just icing on the cake. View The Car Connection review of the 2010 Kia Sedona.
2. Mazda Mazda5 – Regarded as a wagon with sliding rear doors or the smallest minivan, the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 has a lot going for it besides being the second least-expensive car to insure for 2010, according to InsWeb data. Plusses include seating for six, strong safety scores, and sporty handling. The Mazda5 is a good alternative to larger vans and compact crossover SUVs, but is shorter on cargo space than bigger competitors. The Car Connection gave the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 a 7.2 overall rating (out of 10).
3. Ford Escape – The compact crossover SUV from Ford, the 2010 Escape is fuel-efficient and smooth riding and offers plenty of high-tech options. High ground clearance and high seating position and availability of a hybrid model are other reasons to buy, along with being the third least-expensive 2010 vehicle to insure. In a review, The Car Connection gave the 2010 Ford Escape a 7.6 overall rating (out of 10).
4. Hyundai Santa Fe – Not only is the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe inexpensive to insure, it’s also one of the least expensive mid-size SUVs, comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty and offers above-average fuel economy. The Hyundai Santa Fe for 2010 was given an overall 8 (out of 10) rating by editors of The Car Connection.