When you’re buying a new or used car, there are plenty of financial considerations: finance vs. lease, monthly loan payments, the cost of gas, car maintenance, and more.
Many drivers forget that the cost of car insurance can vary significantly based on a range of factors like the make and model, the driver’s age, driving history, and even location. If you want to make a car-buying decision that makes the most financial sense for your budget, car insurance should be a key factor.
Fortunately, Cavender Auto Group is here to help! In this article, we’ve taken care of the early research by finding five different vehicles that are fun to drive and won’t break the bank on insurance. Let’s get started!
The Ford Escape is a small SUV with lots to give. It’s known for having a roomy, comfortable cabin, top-of-the-line technology, and excellent fuel economy. It’s a versatile car that suits just about everyone, from eager students heading off the college to small families bringing home a new baby from Methodist Hospital here in San Antonio. With different engine options to choose from (including gas and hybrid) and super sleek styling throughout, the Ford Escape offers incredible value for a wallet-friendly price tag.
Not only is the Jeep Cherokee lineup reasonable to insure, but it’s also truly built for life in South Texas. It has just enough ruggedness to handle 4x4 situations while remaining in the compact SUV category, lending to its maneuverability if you are heading downtown. The Grand Cherokee is a towing powerhouse whose roomy cabin can accommodate growing families. Strength, power, safety, style, and comfort: it's no wonder the Jeep Grand Cherokee leads the SUV pack!
Whether you’ve got a big family, a big personality, or big places to go (or, you know, all of the above), the Chevy Tahoe commands attention on the road. Besides its industry-leading towing power, this big SUV is also big on comfort and class, sporting daring good looks and a luxurious experience for drivers, passengers, and onlookers alike. The Tahoe is known for its reliability, safety, and longevity, helping it earn low insurance rates and a high resale value. If you’re looking for a quality investment in an SUV that won’t quit, the Chevrolet Tahoe is an excellent option.
“The Tahoe delivers exactly what buyers want in an XXL SUV: a generously sized cabin, an impressive suite of features, and a broad range of trims to suit a variety of budgets.”
We’re going from big to small! But don’t let this sub-compact sedan fool you: the Nissan Versa is a well-appointed and sleek little car that’s begging to impress. It boasts some of the highest safety ratings possible in its segment from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) while delivering a fun and peppy driving experience. With unbeatable fuel economy and most models coming in at under $20K, the Nissan Versa proves that mini can mean mighty.
You didn’t think we’d leave something minivan-esque off this list, did you? The Honda Pilot may belong in the SUV category, but it oozes that throwback minivan styling that so many Americans love. It also has solid value retention, low theft rates, high safety ratings, and reputable reliability scores, making it relatively cheap to insure.
Speaking of safety ratings, the Honda Pilot recently skyrocketed to Top Safety Pick+ status according to the IIHS. With a long list of desirable tech, comfort, and convenience features, fun-to-drive handling, and a surprisingly affordable MSRP, the Pilot is a pro at balancing features, utility, and price.
Whether you’re shopping on a strict budget or have some room to splurge (or a little bit of both!), Cavender Auto Group has you covered. We’re always looking out for what’s best for our customers, including supplying quality, dependable, and affordable vehicles for drivers from San Antonio and across South Texas.
Go ahead and tell us your needs: we’ll get to work finding the right new or used vehicle for you!