Insuring a Nissan

Nissan vehicles are known for their reliability, affordability and quality. Many different types of vehicles are produced under the brand name, so it's easy to find the perfect option. With reasonable price tags and strong safety ratings, these cars are popular with people from many different walks of life. If you're thinking about buying a Nissan, you're probably wondering how much you're going to have to pay to protect it. In terms of insurance cost, the automaker's cars fall into the middle. Many cars are cheaper to protect, but many others are more expensive to protect. The average annual price to insure a Nissan is $1,492.73, which ranks it 15th on a list of 36 vehicles. You can get into one for a fairly low price, though, so you may not mind that these cars aren't the cheapest to cover. Learn more about the things that affect the cost to insure one below.

Model Statistics

ALTIMA
ALTIMA
What type of Coverage do Altima Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$988

Average Annual Cost to Insure

SENTRA
SENTRA
What type of Coverage do Sentra Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$930

Average Annual Cost to Insure

MAXIMA
MAXIMA
What type of Coverage do Maxima Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$762

Average Annual Cost to Insure

VERSA
VERSA
What type of Coverage do Versa Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$1,040

Average Annual Cost to Insure

XTERRA
XTERRA
What type of Coverage do Xterra Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$1,060

Average Annual Cost to Insure

PATHFINDER
PATHFINDER
What type of Coverage do Pathfinder Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$954

Average Annual Cost to Insure

FRONTIER
FRONTIER
What type of Coverage do Frontier Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$701

Average Annual Cost to Insure

MURANO
MURANO
What type of Coverage do Murano Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$783

Average Annual Cost to Insure

350Z
350Z
What type of Coverage do 350z Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$4,600

Average Annual Cost to Insure

ROGUE
ROGUE
What type of Coverage do Rogue Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$1,082

Average Annual Cost to Insure

QUEST
QUEST
What type of Coverage do Quest Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$662

Average Annual Cost to Insure

SENTRA-R
SENTRA-R
What type of Coverage do Sentra-r Owners Choose?
Sorry, We have no data for this model. Model Legend
N/A

Average Annual Cost to Insure

TITAN
TITAN
What type of Coverage do Titan Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$4,395

Average Annual Cost to Insure

ARMADA
ARMADA
What type of Coverage do Armada Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$1,433

Average Annual Cost to Insure

CUBE
CUBE
What type of Coverage do Cube Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$686

Average Annual Cost to Insure

240SX
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What type of Coverage do 240sx Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$600

Average Annual Cost to Insure

300ZX
300ZX
What type of Coverage do 300zx Owners Choose?
Sorry, We have no data for this model. Model Legend
N/A

Average Annual Cost to Insure

200SX
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What type of Coverage do 200sx Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$500

Average Annual Cost to Insure

JUKE
JUKE
What type of Coverage do Juke Owners Choose?
Model Legend
$1,000

Average Annual Cost to Insure

GT-R
GT-R
What type of Coverage do Gt-r Owners Choose?
Sorry, We have no data for this model. Model Legend
N/A

Average Annual Cost to Insure

370Z
370Z
What type of Coverage do 370z Owners Choose?
Sorry, We have no data for this model. Model Legend
N/A

Average Annual Cost to Insure

KING CAB
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What type of Coverage do King Cab Owners Choose?
Sorry, We have no data for this model. Model Legend
N/A

Average Annual Cost to Insure

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The History of Nissan

Like so many other Japanese car brands, this manufacturer's history stretches back quite a way. When it was founded in 1933, it was called the Jidosha Seico Company Ltd. With a 1934 merger, the company got a new name: Nissan Motor Company Ltd. For much of its history, the company marketed cars under the Datsun name. Datsuns made their debut in the United States in 1958. When the company merged with the Prince Motor Co. in the 1960s, its vehicles took on a more luxurious look and feel. The brand name was first used in 1981, and the vehicles were especially popular during the 1990s. After a small slump, the brand seems to be revived now that the company has formed an alliance with Renault.

High Theft Rates Make Insurance Costs Rise

One of the big things that makes it a little more expensive to cover a Nissan is the fact that certain ones are popular with thieves. According to state-by-state top-ten lists that are maintained by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, models like the Altima and the Maxima are stolen fairly regularly. It looks like thieves primarily target 1990s models. These statistics give insurers pause, which is why it's a little more expensive to protect this auto manufacturer's vehicles.

Customer Statistics

Top 5 Insurance Companies

Coverage Type

  • Geico
    10%
  • Progressive
    8%
  • State Farm
    8%
  • Allstate
    6%
  • Nationwide
    2%

Male Vs. Female (percent)

Average Age (years)

53 Female
47 Male
39

Credit Score

Education

Important Factors

  • Price
    53%
  • Coverage options
    30%
  • Customer service
    14%
  • You don't care, you just need car insurance
    4%

Good Safety Ratings Help to Keep Insurance Prices Lower

On the positive side, these vehicles tend to have fairly good safety ratings. In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, the Nissan Altima earned a top rating of "Good" in all categories except roof strength, in which it earned a second-best rating of "Acceptable." The same exact ratings were given to the Quest and the Xterra, so it is clear that these cars are generally safe but may have small issues with roof strength. If their safety ratings weren't so good, the cost to cover them would be much higher.

Reasonable Price Tags Keep Costs Low Too

Although the automakers's vehicles aren't economy cars, they aren't terribly expensive either. The starting MSRP for the Quest minivan, for example, is just under $26,000. The Xterra SUV can be had for a starting price of around $25,000. Finally, the perennially popular Altima sedan has a starting MSRP of just over $20,000. These reasonable prices help to keep insurance costs in check.

The average yearly price to insure various Nissan vehicles is as follows:

  • Altima 4-Cylinder Sedan - $1,330.00
  • Quest 6-Cylinder Minivan - $1,354.00
  • Xterra 6-Cylinder SUV - $1,190.00

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