Insuring a Jaguar

When the name Jaguar comes up, superior luxury and old-world elegance immediately spring to mind. While the automaker has gone through many changes, ups and downs through the years, it has always managed to maintain its reputation for producing impeccable, gorgeous vehicles that are unbeatably refined too. If there's one thing that these automobiles aren't, it's affordable. These cars typically come with hefty price tags that preclude most people from buying them. Since the cost of a car has a dramatic impact on its policy costs, these vehicles are very expensive to protect too. The average yearly cost to insure this brand is $2,594.67, which ranks it 34th on a list of 36 models. If you have the means to buy one of these automobiles, make sure that you have the means to pay its monthly premium too.

Brief History

The company began as a sidecar producer in Blackpool, England. It was originally called the Swallow Sidecar Company, and it was founded in 1922 by William Walmsley and Bill Lyons. The duo decided to start producing automobiles about a decade later, and the company was renamed SS Cars Ltd. in 1933. The first car with the nameplate was the SS Jaguar 100, and it debuted in 1933. When World War II ended, the company needed a new name. The term "SS" had very negative connotations. It adopted the name Jaguar at that time. At one point, the XK 120 was the fastest in the world. The company was purchased by Ford in 1990 and by Indian company Tata in 2008.

Exorbitant MSRPs Create Sky-High Premiums

When an insurer calculates premiums for an expensive luxury car, it does so with the knowledge that any claims that are filed will be very expensive. As a result, premiums for expensive cars tend to be very high. These particular cars are expensive. The XF, for example, has a starting MSRP of $53,000, and it is the "cheapest" one on the road today. The XJ has a starting MSRP of $73,700, and the XK convertible's starting MSRP is $90,500.

Customer Statistics

Top 5 Insurance Companies

Coverage Type

  • Geico
    10%
  • Allstate
    9%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • State Farm
    5%
  • Mercury
    4%

Male Vs. Female (percent)

Average Age (years)

62 Male
38 Female
49

Credit Score

Education

Important Factors

  • Price
    43%
  • Customer service
    29%
  • Coverage options
    29%

These Automobiles aren't Stolen Frequently

There aren't very many of these vehicles on the road, especially when you compare them to the number of other makes that are out there. As a result, they aren't stolen very frequently either. Providers take theft rates into account when calculating premiums, so this fact helps the brand to some degree. Of course, it doesn't help enough to make these vehicles affordable to cover. There's not a single Jaguar on the top-ten lists that are published by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Impeccable Safety Features Help

Safety ratings aren't available for today's most popular Jaguars. People who buy these cars don't buy them because they are safe, and these aren't popular vehicles with families. However, that's not to say that they aren't safe. They are jam-packed with top-notch safety features. The automaker also tends to include cutting-edge safety features on its most popular offerings. For example, some of today's Jaguar options include blind-spot warning system. Adaptive cruise control is also standard on some of the most popular models. Just don't look for ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the U.S. government because you won't find them.

The typical cost to cover some of the popular models is as follows:

  • XF 8-Cylinder Sedan - $1,809.00
  • XK 8-Cylinder Convertible - $2,415.00
  • XJ 8-Cylinder Sedan - $2,049.00

Model Statistics

X-TYPE
N/A
X-TYPE

Average Annual Cost to Insure

S-TYPE
$925
S-TYPE

Average Annual Cost to Insure

XJ
$1,782
XJ

Average Annual Cost to Insure

VANDEN PLAS
N/A
VANDEN PLAS

Average Annual Cost to Insure

XK8
N/A
XK8

Average Annual Cost to Insure

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