Getting a handle on the costliest vehicles to insure doesn’t take a rocket scientist. The folks from Insure.com do consumers a favor by publishing the list of the worst offenders each year. Who wants to pay through the nose for the privilege of driving a certain type of car?
Actually, it is a lot easier to figure out which are the top 5 most expensive 2013 vehicles to insure. The top five are all from a single manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz. Here is the breakdown of the most expensive models to insure from the German automaker.
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL600 – The unenviable top spot for most expensive 2013 vehicle to insure belongs to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL600 coupe. As if the $160,000 price tag isn’t enough, the annual insurance premium for the 12-cylinder luxury sport coupe is $3,357. And this is for a driver with a “good” driving record. Add in a few points and accidents and the cost will likely skyrocket. But, then, if you can afford this pricey coupe, maybe the cost of insurance doesn’t rank high on your radar.
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG – The rear-wheel drive 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 twin turbo and it is one powerful driving machine. As Edmunds notes of the CL-Class: [it’s] “one of those rare cars that combines luxury, comfort and performance in one stunning package. But it’ll cost you.” Indeed, the annual insurance premium on the CL65 AMG will run a good driver a tidy sum of $3,330. Oh, and the starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price for all this sporty luxury is a paltry $213,200.
2013 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG – In a comparison of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S600, Motor Trend found that both V12-powered vehicles left the test driver “with a facial expression that could be described as dramatic and slightly insane.” The S65 AMG has a 621-horsepower, 6.0-liter, hand-built twin-turbo V12 engine. All that power packed into a stunning package carries a hefty price tag, starting at the $215,000 point and easily adding up with options. As for the tab to insure this coveted beast? Try $3,221 – if you’re a good driver.
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG – When it debuted at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Kelley Blue Book said of the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG that the “V12-powered overachiever will arrive in showrooms [that November] as the unchallenged leader of the SL-Class pack.” Anyway you look at it, the power is fierce and the styling is exquisite. Buyers may not be so enamored of the annual cost to insure the SL65 AMG, which runs a good driver in the area of $3,207.
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG – At an annual insurance premium of $3,184, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG may seem a bargain. That is, compared with the pricier Mercedes-Benz models previously listed.
One more point worth mentioning is that these five aren’t the only Mercedes-Benz models on the most expensive 2013 vehicles to insure list. The shocking bottom line is that Mercedes-Benz models account for 11 of the top 20 costliest vehicles to insure this year.