The Kia Sportage, Kia’s compact crossover wagon, has been on the block since 1993. The good news for Sportage drivers is that this is a relatively cheaper car to insure. The used Sportage costs an average of $17870 across the country. On an average, the United States pays $1230 every year to insure a Sportage. The average insurance rates of the Sportage are lower than $1500 in 40 states.
In this feature, we will compare the median prices and insurance averages of the Sportage across the states to figure out the best state to buy a Sportage.
The insurance average of the Sportage is lower than $1000 in the following states –
|State||Year Range||Insurance Average ($)||Median Price ($)||Insurance Percentage (%)|
|Maine||2005 - 2012||802||20,591||3|
|New Hampshire||2005 - 2012||909||18,998||4|
|Vermont||2005 - 2012||911||13,491||6|
|Iowa||2005 - 2012||916||16,995||5|
|Arizona||2005 - 2012||938||17,518||5|
|Idaho||2005 - 2012||948||19,991||4|
|Indiana||2005 - 2012||955||14,988||6|
|North Carolina||2005 - 2012||964||17,585||5|
|Ohio||2005 - 2012||975||13,688||7|
Insuring the Sportage costs the least in Maine. As of December 4, 2013, the average annual insurance rate in Maine is $802. The median price here is $20,591. Insurance accounts for only 3% of total costs here. However, it is evident that the Sportage costs the least in Vermont. In Vermont, the median price of the Sportage is $13,491. This is the second least expensive state to buy a Sportage. It is only available for a lower median price in Pennsylvania, where it costs around $13,490. The insurance average in Vermont is $911, while it is $1318 in Pennsylvania.
The Sportage is also very affordable in Ohio and Indiana. If you live in one of the states where it costs above $16000, you could buy it from Vermont, Ohio, or Indiana, and have it shipped back home. Even if you add auto shipping and transport insurance, you could end up saving thousands of dollars on your overall costs.