Nissan is the sixth largest car manufacturer in the world, after General Motors, Volkswagen AG, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group and Ford. They have a huge share of the market, so if you are shopping around for a Nissan model with a low total cost of ownership then this article is for you.
Number 15 on the Forbes cheapest cars to insure in 2013 is the Nissan Pathfinder S, with an average yearly quote of $1,224. And it makes sense to find this nice SUV here – it has gotten some of the best reviews a car of its class can get. With its 3.5-liter V6 engine, Nissan Pathfinder S delivers seamless power with optimum fuel efficiency, making it one of the few perfect cars for off-road trips and city use.
If you don’t like the Pathfinder and are looking for another SUV, we would recommend the 2012 Nissan Armada, which is only a bit more expensive to insure – it comes with an average quote of $1,443.
If you are into hatchbacks, you might want to have a look at the 2012 Nissan Versa. With a MSRP from $10,990 (for the S model with a 1.6L engine), this car is fit for all budgets and insurance doesn’t cost an arm and a leg – it is only $1,389 per year, which is 13% cheaper than the national average.
If you want a crossover with a moderately low cost of ownership, we would recommend the 2012 Nissan Juke. It has an acquisition cost starting at $20,280 for the S model with the 1.6-liter engine, and the average cost of insurance is of $1,302. The 2011 model is even cheaper to insure – it’s only $1,246 – and you might still find it with some auto retailers.
On the more expensive side we found the 2012 Nissan Maxima, a luxurious 4-door sports car with a retail price starting at $33,270. The average insurance cost for the Maxima is of $1,885/year.