The most expensive (and cheapest) cars to insure

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Porsche Carrera 911 GT2 two-dour coupe tops the list of the most expensive 2010 vehicles to insure, according to rankings released this week by Insure.com. The least expensive? The Mazda Tribute 2-wheel drive 4-door utility.

Published annually by Insure.com from data calculated by Quadrant Information Services, the rankings calculate the average premiums paid by customers from six large insurance carriers across 10 postal codes in each state.

Exciting cars to drive, such as the Porsche, cost much more to insure than your boring minivan. Why? Because people like to drive their Porsche fast (duh!) and soccer moms tend to drive that minivan slowly and during the day, when it's easier to see other cars and avoid hitting things.

The least expensive 2010 vehicles to insure:

1) Mazda Tribute 2WD 4 Door Utility, $1070.25
2) Honda Odyssey LX 5 Door 2WD SOHC Van, $1095.26
3) Mazda Tribute 4WD 4 Door Utility, $1103.29
4) Chrysler Town & Country LX 2WD 4 Door 3.3L Wagon, $1119.83
5) Jeep Wrangler X 4WD 2 Door 3.8L Utility, $1124.38
6) Mazda Tribute S 2WD 4 Door Utility, $1128.29
7) Dodge Grand Caravan SE 2WD 4 Door 3.3L Wagon, $1131.06
8) Toyota Sienna CE 4 Door Wagon, $1133.97
9) Hyundai Tucson GLS 2WD 4 Door Utility,$1134.08
10) Kia Sportage LX 2WD 4 Door Utility, $1138.41

The most expensive 2010 vehicles to insure:

1) Porsche 911 Carrera GT2 2 Door Coupe, $2943.78
2) Mercedes S65 AMG 4 Door Sedan, $2863.03
3) Dodge Viper SRT-10 2 Door Coupe, $2851.89
4) Porsche Panamera Turbo AWD 4 Door Sedan, $2837.39
5) Dodge Viper SRT-10 2 Door Convertible, $2815.90
6) Mercedes CL600 2 Door Coupe, $2754.80
7) Audi R8 2 Door Coupe AWD, $2751.55
8) Porsche Panamera S 4 Door Sedan, $2744.78
9) Mercedes SL600 2 Door Convertible, $2715.86
10) Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo 2 Door Coupe AWD, $2706.04

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