So let’s say you’ve been “displaced”, like about 20 million of your friends, neighbors and countrymen. It’s time to sell the Porsche 911 GT2 and buy something a bit more… affordable. Sure, you can find good deals on cars these days from just about any manufacturer, but even a screaming deal on a Mustang GT is going to bite you in the ass when it comes time to pay the insurance bill.
If you’re a 40 year old male with a good driving record, here are the 10 cheapest 2010 vehicles to insure, based on a U.S. national average. Mind you, this also means that they’re the 10 least entertaining vehicles from the driver’s perspective, and most are base models with steel wheels and cheesy plastic wheel covers. The good news is you can park them with the keys in the ignition and a full tank of gas, and not worry too much about about finding your ride stolen.
List after the jump.
Mazda Tribute i 2wd
A rebranded and mechanically identical Ford Escape, the Tribute is an aging cute ute with questionable build quality and dated styling. How many of you even knew that Mazda still sold these? I certainly didn’t.
Honda Odyssey LX
Long the minivan of choice for growing families who want a trouble free chariot, it’s good to know that the Odyssey is cheap to insure. No worse to drive than any other minivan, at least you can count on the Odyssey to be predictably reliable.
Mazda Tribute i 4wd
Chrysler Town & Country LX
Jeep Wrangler X
I’m surprised to see a Wrangler on the list, since I always thought they were high theft vehicles. If you need a four wheel drive that can actually get you off road, and don’t mind a truck with the ride comfort of a hardtail chopper, the Wrangler is a good option.
Mazda Tribute S 2wd
Dodge Grand Caravan SE
Toyota Sienna CE
Hyundai Tucson GLS 2wd
The Korean automaker is selling the hell out of these right now, so much so that they’ve had to ramp up production. If you’re looking for a compact SUV with decent style, a comfortable interior and an unbeatable warranty, the Tucson is worth a look. Just don’t expect it to be a driver’s car.
Kia Sportage LX
Kia has come a long way, especailly under parent company Hyundai. Yes, they’re still a price point vehicle, but so was the mid-70s Toyota Corolla. If you need an inexpensive compact SUV, the Kia Sportage is a good place to begin your search.