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Report From IIHS Details Insurance Claims by Vehicle Type

September 26, 2012

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) that reveals insurance claim data by vehicle type.

A couple of findings include that luxury vehicles and high-end sports cars have the most expensive claims for damage, and “minicars” and cars with powerful engines have the most frequent insurance claims for injuries to occupants. These results, and those shown below, apply to model-years 2009-2011.

The chart below shows the vehicles with the lowest and highest overall losses. A score of 100 represents the average for all vehicles under a given coverage type.

You can also view other data on IIHS’ website here.

Lowest Overall Losses

VehicleVehicle size and classOverall losses
Jeep Wrangler 2dr 4WDSmall SUV47
Chevrolet Tahoe hybridLarge SUV47
Toyota FJ CruiserMidsize SUV52
GMC CanyonSmall pickup54
GMC Canyon ext.Small pickup54
Jeep Wrangler 4WDMidsize SUV55
Smart ForTwoMicro two-door car56
Chrysler 200Midsize four-door car57
Smart ForTwo convertibleMicro two-door car57
Chevrolet Colorado 4WDSmall pickup57

Highest Overall Losses

VehicleVehicle size and classOverall losses
Ferrari California convertibleMidsize sports car748
Maserati Granturismo 2drLarge sports car437
Porsche Panamera turbo 4dr 4WDLarge sports car398
Mercedes Benz S class hybrid 4drVery large luxury car335
Maserati Quattroporte 4drVery large luxury car328
Nissan GT-R 2dr 4WDMidsize sports car325
BMW M3 2drMidsize luxury car304
Porsche 911 turbo convertible 4WDMidsize sports car300
Lexus IS-F 4dr 4WDMidsize luxury car299
BMW 7 series 4dr 4WD LWBVery large luxury car265
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