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What is low rate car insurance

Matt Hands

When you think about owning a car, how “cheap” it could be is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Cars cost money to run, maintain, fix and spruce up – and, of course, you need car insurance too. Fortunately, there are some cars that are cheaper to insure than others. Here are some of the most popular car types and models with low insurance rates in Canada.


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Cars with low rate insurance in Canada

If you’re thinking about buying a new or used car soon, you may want to consider the possible insurance costs for each vehicle, before you hand over all your hard-earned cash and pick up the keys. compared car insurance quotes and found these were the cheapest to insure (in order) in Canada:

  1. Subaru Forester
  2. Jeep Patriot
  3. Mazda Tribute
  4. Dodge Grand Caravan
  5. Chevrolet Malibu
  6. Pontiac Grand Prix
  7. Chevrolet Equinox
  8. Smart Fortwo Coupe
  9. Jeep Compass
  10. Ford Escape

Remember this list may vary from province-to-province but, overall, this list shows SUVs, Wagons, and minivans are often the cheapest vehicles to insure.

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What makes a car cheaper to insure?

Insurers offer lower rates of insurance to drivers of cars that are less likely to result in an expensive claim. By tracking the statistical data of past claims, providers are able to determine certain vehicle factors that can lower your driving risk, resulting in a lower cost for auto insurance. This includes the following:

Vehicle type - Different types of cars can often reflect certain driver demographics, such as lifestyle or vehicle use. For instance, trekking vehicles are typically used for long-distance travelling on unconventional roads while drivers of minivans generally have children and may use the vehicle to run errands. And some cars are more likely to be stolen than others. Insurance companies can use statistical data to estimate the likelihood of a claim depending on certain vehicles and adjust your insurance premium accordingly.

Safety features - Driving a car that has a higher safety rating will result in a lower cost of auto insurance. Additionally, vehicles with newer safety technology, such as a forward collision warning or an automatic emergency braking system, can have lower auto insurance rates due to the reduced likelihood of an accident. 

Repair and replacement costs - Cars that are less costly to repair or replace will result in lower rates for insurance because the payout will be less for your insurer when a claim is made. 

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Author Bio

Matt Hands, Business Director of Insurance

Matt started his professional career at CARPROOF where he honed his marketing and analytical skills for over 3 years. Matt then took his wealth of experience to’s Toronto offices, working with insurance providers, agents, and brokers to grow and expand the Insurance business unit. He is a thought leader in the community and a valuable insurance resource to respected publications like the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, and 680 news radio in Toronto.

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