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The average cost of car insurance in the United States is $1,674 per year for a full coverage policy. Bankrate used a 2019 Toyota Camry to determine the average cost of car insurance nationwide, but how much does coverage cost for drivers with different types of vehicles? Your vehicle’s make and model has one of the biggest impacts on your car insurance rates. In addition to your car’s make and model, your state, claim history and driving record will also affect your rate.

If you are thinking about purchasing a Suzuki, it can be helpful to gauge the average cost of insurance before you buy one. If you are a current Suzuki owner, understanding the average rates can help you determine if you are paying a fair price. We researched average rates for the following Suzuki models:

  • Suzuki Equator
  • Suzuki Kizashi
  • Suzuki Vitara

*Disclaimer: The Suzuki Equator and Suzuki Kizashi have been discontinued, and Suzuki no longer sells new vehicles in the U.S. However, seeing the average insurance rates can be helpful if you plan to purchase a used model.

How much does it cost to insure a Suzuki?

Compared to the national average cost of car insurance, which is $1,674, Suzuki insurance is generally less expensive. However, the average cost of insurance varies based on the specific model, as well as your personal rating factors. Additionally, every insurance company charges a different rate for coverage. Here are some of the factors that can impact the cost of Suzuki insurance:

  • Crash rate stats per make/model: Overall, Suzukis have decent safety ratings, which helps keep the cost of insurance low. According to the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2012 Equator and 2013 Kizashi — the last of these models made before being discontinued — are rated in the “good” and “average” category. The 2013 Vitara also scores mostly in the “average” category, but does have one “marginal” score.
  • Price of parts: Suzuki no longer sells new cars in the U.S., so parts may be harder to find or more expensive than they are for other car brands. Additionally, current supply chain issues may be affecting how expensive or readily available parts for used Suzukis are.
  • Safety features: Used Suzuki models have average safety ratings, in general, but because newer versions are not sold in the U.S., new technology like forward collision warning or lane departure assistance likely aren’t available domestically. However,  these features might be available on some models sold outside the U.S. Generally, vehicles equipped with more safety features have lower insurance costs.

Car insurance for a Suzuki by model

The cost of Suzuki car insurance mostly depends on the model you have. In addition, personal factors like your state, claim history and the types and levels of coverage you choose will also impact your rate. Even though car insurance rates are personalized, it can be helpful to learn more about the average rates for various models for the sake of comparison.

Car insurance for Suzuki Equator

The Suzuki Equator, which is a mid-size pickup truck, was discontinued in 2012 in the United States. Overall, the cost of insurance on an Equator is relatively affordable, in part because the vehicle has a good safety rating. Additionally, the Equator was sold at a lower price point, so used versions of this model may not cost much to insure. Here is a look at the average full and minimum coverage premium for the Suzuki Equator:

Suzuki Equator car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $494
Full coverage $1,125

Car insurance for Suzuki Kizashi

The Suzuki Kizashi stopped selling in the United States in 2013. Like the Equator, the Kizashi has good safety ratings and comes standard with features like anti-lock brakes, traction control and full-length side curtain airbags. As a result, the cost of insurance on a Kizashi is much more affordable than the U.S. national average rate. In the table below, we included the average full and minimum coverage insurance premiums for the Suzuki Kizashi:

Suzuki Kizashi car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $506
Full coverage $1,380

Car insurance for Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara is the only model on our list that is still in production, but new models aren’t sold in the U.S. This model is one of the only Suzuki vehicles with advanced safety features, like blind spot monitoring, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and more. Car insurance for this model is affordable, but because the car has updated features and parts, the cost of repairs could be pricier than it is for other models. In the table below, you can see the average car insurance rates for the Suzuki Vitara:

Suzuki Vitara car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $498
Full coverage $1,269

Cheapest car insurance companies for Suzukis

Every car insurance company charges a different rate for coverage on the same makes and models, based on unique rating algorithms. Based on our research, the cheapest providers for Suzuki insurance tend to be Amica, USAA and Geico, but remember that rates are based on your individual profile. The table below includes the average car insurance premium for the Suzuki Equator, Kizashi and Vitara from five of the best car insurance companies.

Average annual premium for full coverage by model

Car insurance company Suzuki Equator Suzuki Kizashi Suzuki Vitara
Amica $843 $1,096 $959
Erie $909 $1,233 $1,094
Geico $937 $1,075 $940
State Farm $963 $1,028 $1,050
USAA $872 $1,003 $947

Suzuki features that impact insurance costs

The safety features of Suzuki vehicles have a notable impact on car insurance premiums for individual models. Models with more advanced safety features may see savings on certain coverage types. Here are some of the safety features you might find with newer Suzuki vehicles. Remember that new Suzukis are no longer sold in the U.S., so used models may not have these safety features.

  • Forward detection system: Suzuki’s forward detection system uses a camera and laser attached to the windshield to notify the driver when a pedestrian is crossing the street ahead, or when they are drifting out of their lane.
  • Blind spot monitor: The blind spot monitor uses radar sensors on the back of the vehicle to alert drivers when they activate the turn signal while a vehicle is approaching from the next lane over.
  • Traffic sign recognition: Newer Suzuki models, like the Vitara, may have traffic sign detection, which detects road signs and displays them on the touchscreen display to remind the driver of speed limits or no passing zone.

Other car insurance coverage for a Suzuki

Most states require drivers to carry at least a minimum amount of car insurance. Usually, this includes personal liability insurance, and in no-fault states, drivers must also usually buy personal injury protection (PIP). However, there are a variety of other car insurance coverage types that Suzuki owners may want to consider.

If you lease or finance your Suzuki, you’ll also likely be required to purchase both collision and comprehensive coverage. Both coverage types, which are considered “full coverage,” add financial protection for damage that occurs to your vehicle in the event of a covered accident, which liability-only insurance does not cover. Roadside assistance is also popular, which pays for towing, battery replacement, fuel delivery and flat tire changes. You can also get rental car reimbursement coverage, which will pay for the cost of a loaner vehicle if your Suzuki needs repairs after a covered claim.

Suzuki motorcycle insurance

In addition to sedans, mid-size trucks and small SUVs, Suzuki also sells a range of popular motorcycles. If you want to insure a Suzuki motorcycle, you will need to purchase motorcycle insurance. Auto insurance does not generally extend coverage to motorcycles, although some insurance companies may insure motorcycles on the same policy as private passenger vehicles. The cost of Suzuki motorcycle insurance is based on many of the same factors that impact your car insurance rate, like your state and claim history.

Methodology

Bankrate utilizes Quadrant Information Services to analyze 2021 rates for all ZIP codes and carriers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Quoted rates are based on a 40-year-old male and female driver with a clean driving record, good credit and the following full coverage limits:

  • $100,000 bodily injury liability per person
  • $300,000 bodily injury liability per accident
  • $50,000 property damage liability per accident
  • $100,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury per person
  • $300,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury per accident
  • $500 collision deductible
  • $500 comprehensive deductible

To determine minimum coverage limits, Bankrate used minimum coverage that meets each state’s requirements. Our base profile drivers own a Suzuki of the following model types, commute five days a week and drive 12,000 miles annually:

  • 2012 Suzuki Equator
  • 2013 Suzuki Kizashi
  • 2013 Suzuki Vitara

These are sample rates and should only be used for comparative purposes.

Written by
Elizabeth Rivelli
Insurance Contributor
Elizabeth Rivelli is a contributing insurance writer for Bankrate and has years of experience writing for insurance domains such as The Simple Dollar, Coverage.com and NextAdvisor, among others
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