10 Safest & Most Affordable Cars and SUVs to Insure for College Grads

May 23, 2019

Graduation season is here and that means thousands of college graduates are entering into the workplace. Many post-grads will be searching for a new vehicle to get them to and from job interviews and their new place of employment. While there are many options out there and a lot of factors to consider, safety and affordability are two key components to look at when purchasing a new vehicle.

Deciding on a new car can seem very overwhelming; however Mercury Insurance is here to help. Mercury’s research and development team has examined model-year vehicles from 2015-2018 that received 5-Star Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to come up with a list of the safest and most affordable vehicles to insure for college grads¹.

Here are the top 10:

  1. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
  2. 2015 Kia Soul
  3. 2016 Kia Sportage
  4. 2016 Honda CR-V
  5. 2016 Hyundai Elantra
  6. 2017 Hyundai Tucson
  7. 2017 Honda CR-V
  8. 2017 Kia Soul
  9. 2016 Kia Sorento
  10. 2016 Hyundai Tuscon

Are you a new grad who has recently purchased a vehicle or received one as a graduation gift? Contact us today for a free auto insurance quote! Our highly experienced agents are here to provide you with the perfect policy to fit your needs.

Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck on this next chapter of your life!

¹ This list was created based on Mercury’s price for full coverage – liability, comprehensive and collision. Other factors, such as a driver’s experience and accident history, can push the rate up or down, but were not included in the rate calculations. Specific vehicles vary depending on where in the country the vehicle will be insured.