Nissan Insurance: The Cost to Insure Every Model

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The average cost of insurance for a Nissan is $3,348, according to our research. However, the price you'll pay varies considerably based on the age of your Nissan and what model you buy — a 2019 GT-R costs $7,388 annually to insure, while a 2010 Murano costs just $2,517 per year.

Additionally, younger drivers can expect to encounter a much higher bill for Nissan insurance. An 18-year-old driver will spend an average of 88% more per year to insure their Nissan than a 30-year-old, even if the younger driver has a spotless record.

Nissan Altima

2019 MSRP: $24,100

The average price for insurance for a Nissan Altima is $3,360 for a 30-year-old driver. Nissan's middle-tier sedan is slightly more expensive to insure than a typical Nissan, which costs an average of $3,348.

If you own an older Altima, you're likely to see lower rates to insure your car — a 2010 Nissan Altima costs just $3,033 per year to insure for our sample driver. That's 21% cheaper than it costs to cover a 2019 model.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Altima 2.5 S$3,842$7,164
2018 Altima 2.5 S$3,739$6,983
2017 Altima 2.5$3,416$6,430
2016 Altima 2.5 S$3,361$6,321
2015 Altima 2.5 S$3,270$6,190
2014 Altima 2.5 S$3,224$6,098
2013 Altima 2.5 S$3,336$6,528
2012 Altima 2.5 S$3,251$6,351
2011 Altima 2.5 S$3,123$6,054
2010 Altima 2.5 S$3,033$5,898
Average$3,360$6,402

Nissan GT-R

2019 MSRP: $99,990

The average price to insure a GT-R is $6,397 per year for a 30-year-old. The GT-R is Nissan's fastest and most expensive car, and it's also the one that costs the most to insure. You can expect to pay 69% more to insure a GT-R than a 370Z, Nissan's other less expensive sports car.

Young drivers will pay even more for insurance on a GT-R. An 18-year-old driver will pay $11,661 per year to insure a GT-R. That's 82% more than a 30-year-old will spend.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 GT-R$7,388$12,609
2018 GT-R Black Edition$7,587$14,193
2017 GT-R Black Edition$7,387$13,800
2016 GT-R Black Edition$7,116$13,321
2015 GT-R Black Edition$6,801$12,742
2014 GT-R Black Edition$6,610$12,323
2013 GT-R Black Edition$6,273$11,675
2012 GT-R$5,341$9,196
2011 GT-R$5,073$8,806
2010 GT-R$4,394$7,939
Average$6,397$11,661

Nissan Leaf

2019 MSRP: $29,990

The Nissan Leaf costs $3,568 per year of insurance coverage for a 30-year-old driver. The Leaf is Nissan's only all-electric car and has a higher cost than most other Nissans — it's the most expensive among Nissan's compact and electric vehicle offerings.

Electric cars often cost more to insure than cars with standard engines because they cost more to repair, offsetting the fuel-savings benefits inherent in owning an electric car.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Leaf SL$3,965$7,780
2018 Leaf SL$3,921$7,660
2017 Leaf SL$3,823$7,382
2016 Leaf SL$3,705$7,153
2015 Leaf SL$3,575$6,884
2014 Leaf SL$3,543$6,782
2013 Leaf SL$3,266$6,216
2012 Leaf SL$3,239$6,170
2011 Leaf SL$3,079$5,855
Average$3,568$6,876

Nissan Maxima

2019 MSRP: $34,050

The typical cost to insure a Nissan Maxima is $3,665 per year for a 30-year-old driver. That makes it the most expensive Nissan sedan to protect with car insurance. But older Maximas are less expensive to insure: A 2018 Maxima costs $4,171 per year to insure, while a 2011 costs just $3,234.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Maxima S$4,201$7,267
2018 Maxima S$4,171$7,773
2017 Maxima S$3,860$7,205
2016 Maxima S$3,824$7,126
2014 Maxima 3.5 S$3,616$6,781
2013 Maxima 3.5 S$3,545$6,633
2012 Maxima S$3,393$6,405
2011 Maxima S$3,234$6,111
2010 Maxima S$3,140$5,957
Average$3,665$6,806

Nissan Rogue

2019 MSRP: $25,020

The Nissan Rogue costs an average of $2,908 annually for a 30-year-old driver across the 10 most recent model years available for a 30-year-old driver. That's equal to a monthly rate of $242. If you're looking to pay less for insurance on a Rogue, go for an older model: We found that insuring a 2010 Rogue will lower your monthly rates by 21% compared to the 2019 model.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Rogue S$3,253$6,200
2018 Rogue S$3,179$6,067
2017 Rogue S$3,050$5,828
2016 Rogue S$3,077$5,838
2015 Rogue S$2,945$5,624
2014 Rogue S$2,856$5,521
2013 Rogue S$2,778$5,370
2012 Rogue S$2,734$5,315
2011 Rogue S$2,626$5,116
2010 Rogue S$2,579$5,019
Average$2,908$5,590

Other Nissan models

Nissan 370Z

2019 MSRP: $29,990

The average price to insure a 370Z, Nissan's mid-tier sports coupe, is $3,780 per year, or $315 per month, for a 30-year-old driver. But an 18-year-old will pay much, much more to insure the same car: The average price for an 18-year-old with a clean driving history is $7,435 — nearly twice as expensive. The 370Z is the replacement for the older 350Z, which Nissan stopped selling in 2009.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 370Z$4,277$8,817
2018 370Z$4,188$8,169
2017 370Z$4,037$7,907
2016 370Z$4,015$7,846
2015 370Z$3,791$7,404
2014 370Z$3,612$7,090
2013 370Z$3,656$7,212
2012 370Z$3,510$6,876
2011 370Z$3,470$6,796
2010 370Z$3,242$6,235
Average$3,780$7,435

Nissan Armada

2019 MSRP: $47,100

On average, a 30-year-old driver can expect to pay $3,454 for one year of coverage on a Nissan Armada. The Armada is Nissan's largest SUV, and one of the most expensive vehicles the company sells. The vehicle's high cost and large size contribute to it being one of the more expensive Nissans to insure: Of currently available Nissan models, only four Nissans cost more for coverage.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Armada Platinum$4,071$7,575
2018 Armada Platinum$3,927$7,338
2017 Armada Platinum$3,835$7,171
2016 Armada Platinum$3,523$6,631
2015 Armada Platinum$3,386$6,417
2014 Armada Platinum$3,217$6,277
2013 Armada Platinum$3,285$6,289
2012 Armada Platinum$3,370$6,508
2011 Armada Platinum$3,151$5,989
2010 Armada Platinum$2,778$5,189
Average$3,454$6,538

Nissan Cube

The typical cost to insure a Nissan Cube is $2,864 per year for a 30-year-old driver, across the five most recent model years the car was available. The Cube was discontinued after the 2014 model year.

The Nissan Cube's small size and low cost made it a popular choice for young people. Unfortunately, as with most cars, the cost to insure the Cube for an 18-year-old is much higher: 18-year-olds will pay an average of $5,345 among the most recent model years of the Cube. That's nearly 73% more expensive than the average cost for a 30-year-old.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2014 Cube 1.8 SL$3,036$5,669
2013 Cube 1.8 SL$2,927$5,451
2012 Cube S$2,870$5,376
2011 Cube$2,720$5,085
2010 Cube$2,770$5,146
Average$2,864$5,345

Nissan Frontier

2019 MSRP: $19,090

The average annual insurance cost for a Nissan Frontier is $2,943 for a 30-year-old driver. This makes it the less expensive of Nissan's two pickup truck models. The larger and more expensive Titan costs about 10% more for insurance coverage, in addition to the $10,000 difference in the vehicles' suggested retail prices.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Frontier SL$3,301$5,627
2018 Frontier SL$3,195$6,174
2017 Frontier SL$3,174$6,125
2016 Frontier SL$3,118$6,025
2015 Frontier SL$3,032$5,816
2014 Frontier SL$2,931$5,653
2013 Frontier SL$2,818$5,321
2012 Frontier SL$2,750$5,284
2011 Frontier SE$2,570$4,990
2010 Frontier SE$2,537$4,843
Average$2,943$5,586

Nissan Juke

The average cost to insure a Nissan Juke is $2,899 per year for a 30-year-old car owner. The Juke was discontinued in 2018, and the last model of the Juke costs slightly less to insure than its replacement, the Kicks. The Juke is not particularly expensive to insure; its insurance price is slightly lower than the average cost among all Nissan SUVs ($3,348 for a 30-year-old driver).

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2017 Juke S$3,147$6,037
2016 Juke S$3,089$5,935
2015 Juke S$2,999$5,758
2014 Juke S$2,915$5,649
2013 Juke S$2,840$5,567
2012 Juke S$2,695$5,244
2011 Juke S$2,610$5,033
Average$2,899$5,603

Nissan Kicks

2019 MSRP: $18,640

The Nissan Kicks costs $3,554 per year to insure for a 30-year-old. The car was just introduced starting in the 2018 model year, so its average cost to insure is slightly inflated when compared to the average Nissan SUV. However, it still costs much less than more powerful vehicles like the Nissan 370Z.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Kicks S$3,519$5,682
2018 Kicks S$3,590$5,484
$3,554$5,583**

Nissan Murano

2019 MSRP: $31,370

A Nissan Murano costs an average of $2,861 annually to insure for a 30-year-old driver. This is the lowest price we found among all Nissan models available right now. The midsize SUV is about $100 less to insure per year than the Pathfinder, Nissan's next largest sport utility.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Murano S$3,181$5,964
2018 Murano S$3,096$5,816
2017 Murano S$2,996$5,602
2016 Murano S$2,927$5,502
2015 Murano S$2,846$5,397
2014 Murano S$2,888$5,436
2013 Murano S$2,871$5,470
2012 Murano S$2,700$5,154
2011 Murano S$2,590$4,907
2010 Murano S$2,517$4,713
Average$2,861$5,396

Nissan Pathfinder

2019 MSRP: $31,530

The average cost to insure a Nissan Pathfinder is $2,987 annually for a 30-year-old driver. It costs about $100 more per year to insure than its slightly smaller sibling, the Murano. However, drivers looking to save money on Pathfinder insurance rates may want to look at an older model: Coverage for a 2010 Pathfinder costs more than $900 less per year than a 2019 model for the same amount of coverage.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Pathfinder S$3,468$6,615
2018 Pathfinder S$3,380$6,459
2017 Pathfinder S$3,252$6,203
2016 Pathfinder S$3,151$6,036
2015 Pathfinder S$3,084$5,972
2014 Pathfinder S$2,989$5,797
2013 Pathfinder S$2,829$5,473
2012 Pathfinder S$2,658$5,090
2011 Pathfinder S$2,538$4,803
2010 Pathfinder S$2,519$4,781
Average$2,987$5,723

Nissan Quest

The average annual price to insure a Nissan Quest is $2,879 for a 30-year-old driver. Nissan's minivan was discontinued in 2017 but is nevertheless one of the most affordable Nissans to insure: The 2017 Quest is 16% cheaper than other 2017 Nissans on our list.

Year and model

Annual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2017 Quest S$3,099$5,906
2016 Quest S$3,125$5,974
2015 Quest S$3,009$5,731
2014 Quest S$2,868$5,476
2013 Quest S$2,791$5,337
2012 Quest S$2,721$5,154
2011 Quest S$2,587$4,866
2010 Quest S$2,543$4,537
Average$2,879$5,445

Nissan Sentra

2019 MSRP: $17,890

The Nissan Sentra costs $3,214 per year for a 30-year-old driver with a good driving record to insure, on average. Owners of 2019 Sentra models will pay $3,551 per year — 15% more than it costs to insure a five-year-old model. Among Nissan sedans, the cost of insuring a Senta is second cheapest; it's less expensive to insure than the larger Altima and Maxima but more than the smaller Versa.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Sentra S$3,551$6,870
2018 Sentra S$3,465$6,721
2017 Sentra S$3,399$6,623
2016 Sentra S$3,316$6,467
2015 Sentra S$3,189$6,192
2014 Sentra S$3,094$6,011
2013 Sentra S$3,070$5,897
2012 Sentra S$3,070$5,902
2011 Sentra S$3,003$5,767
2010 Sentra S$2,982$5,710
Average$3,214$6,216

Nissan Titan

2019 MSRP: $30,690

Insurance for a Nissan Titan costs an average of $3,259 per year for a 30-year-old driver. That's $316 per year more expensive than Nissan's other pickup, the Frontier. However, the cost to insure a Titan is still slightly below the overall average cost to insure a Nissan.

Younger drivers will likely pay more to insure a Titan. We found that an 18-year-old will pay nearly double to insure a Nissan Titan than a 30-year-old would: $6,321 per year, on average.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Titan S$3,681$6,957
2018 Titan S$3,518$6,717
2017 Titan S$3,413$6,536
2016 Titan S$3,475$6,900
2014 Titan S$3,132$6,206
2013 Titan S$3,059$6,030
2012 Titan S$2,971$5,805
2011 Titan LE$3,127$6,069
2010 Titan LE$2,957$5,670
Average$3,259$6,321

Nissan Versa

2019 MSRP: $12,460

The Nissan Versa costs an average of $3,067 per year to insure, making it the least expensive Nissan sedan to insure. The Versa is also Nissan's smallest, least costly car to purchase, so drivers looking to save money on a car and insurance may want to consider the Versa.

Teens and young drivers considering a Versa will likely have to pay more, unfortunately. The typical price an 18-year-old can expect to pay is $5,863, slightly less than double the price to insure a Versa for an older driver.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2019 Versa 1.6 S$3,483$6,614
2018 Versa 1.6 S$3,399$6,471
2017 Versa 1.6 S$3,232$6,199
2016 Versa 1.6 S$3,183$6,112
2015 Versa 1.6 S$3,116$5,968
2014 Versa 1.6 S$3,001$5,744
2013 Versa 1.6 S$2,894$5,488
2012 Versa S$2,727$5,140
2011 Versa S$2,743$5,295
2010 Versa S$2,891$5,597
Average$3,067$5,863

Nissan Xterra

The typical cost of insurance for a Nissan Xterra is $2,597 per year for a 30-year-old driver. The Xterra has been discontinued after the 2016 model year, but it is one of the most affordable Nissans to insure: For example, the 2016 Xterra is the lowest of any 2016 Nissan model. The Frontier, the pickup truck upon which the Xterra was based, cost $320 more to insure for a 2016 model.

Year and modelAnnual cost for 30-year-old driverAnnual cost for 18-year-old driver
2016 Xterra S$2,798$5,364
2015 Xterra S$2,720$5,244
2014 Xterra S$2,673$5,162
2013 Xterra S$2,584$4,977
2012 Xterra S$2,585$5,023
2011 Xterra S$2,430$4,642
2010 Xterra S$2,389$4,527
Average$2,597$4,991

Methodology

We surveyed rates from five major national insurance providers: Allstate, GEICO, Nationwide, State Farm and USAA. We used two sample drivers, one aged 18 and one aged 30. The profiles were otherwise identical: The drivers were both male, licensed at 16 years old and have no recent tickets or at-fault accidents.

ValuePenguin's analysis used insurance rate data from Quadrant Information Services. These rates were publicly sourced from insurer filings and should be used for comparative purposes only — your own quotes may be different.

The information in this article is accurate as of the date of publishing.

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