COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2013 – Hyundai’s Tucson GL and Tucson GLS placed among the top 10 “least expensive vehicles to insure” by Insure.com, a comprehensive resource for consumer insurance information. Insure.com conducted the annual study of over 750 vehicles in the 2013 model year to determine the top models helping customers save money in total ownership costs after they purchase their vehicles.
The Tucson GL was the 8th least expensive vehicle to insure with an average annual premium of $1,189. The Tucson GLS ranked 10th with an average annual premium of $1,204. The Insure.com study used average insurance rates from the six large carriers (Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm) in 10 zip codes per state. Minivans historically carried the lowest insurance rates, but SUVs and crossovers, such as the Tucson, took the top spots in the most recent study, according to Insure.com.
“In the 2013 model year, crossovers and SUVs have taken control of the top 20, including models from Hyundai,” said Amy Danise, Insure.com. “Vehicles like the Tucson can help drivers save significant money when it’s time to pay the insurance bill.”
The Tucson compact crossover has been winning over customers for years now with a combination of style, function and fuel efficiency. The 2013 Tucson GLS offers customers standard features, including fog lights, automatic headlight control and heated front seats, often found on higher-priced luxury models.
“The Insure.com survey gives consumers another reason to consider Tucson as their next vehicle,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Tucson provides a distinctive design and outstanding features to set it apart from the competition. The lower insurance rates also make it more affordable in the long-run for owners.”
To view the complete study from Insure.com, visit: http://www.insure.com/car-insurance/car-insurance-comparison.html.
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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.