When you are perusing around car-buying websites, you are probably looking for a ride that looks cool. While a jet black finish and huge rims can make any car seem out of this world, make sure you're not shopping for a car that is beyond your means.
Along with looking at monthly car payments, you also need to factor in the cost of repairs over its lifetime as well as the insurance payments. You may think that paying extra for auto insurance is not worth the money, but it can help pay for repairs if you are in an accident. There are plenty of great vehicles on the market that you can buy and that are not too expensive to insure. AutoGuide.com put together a list of some of the cheapest cars to insure in 2014:
Dodge Grand Caravan SE
The Caravan is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2014 and doesn't look to be getting any older. This model costs $1,158 to insure every year on average, but it packs quite a punch as well. This minivan can get up to 25 miles to the gallon on the highway and comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.
Jeep Patriot Sport
While saving money is important when owning a car, you still want to have a little fun. The Patriot Sport can help you accomplish this as it has a lot of storage and is one of the cheaper models on this list, costing $1,104 for an annual insurance policy.
Honda Odyssey EX
Costing only $1,149 to insure, the Odyssey can also help you have quite an adventure on the open road. The 3.5-liter V6 engine with 248 horsepower is not as strong as other engines, but this model makes up for it with its impressive fuel efficiency, as it can get up to 28 miles to the gallon on a highway.
Dodge Journey SE
Packed with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the Journey gets up to 173 horsepower and won't take a huge hit on your wallet, as it costs $1,149 to insure every year.
Subaru Outback 2.5i
Going out for a long, relaxing drive can be one of the best ways to deal with the daily stress of your life. If you are an adventurous person, you will want to check out the Outback. This Subaru model is only $1,144 to insure every year, and it can be a dependable ride for a long trip thanks to its ability to get up to 24 miles per gallon.
Jeep Wrangler Sport
This Jeep model has quite an engine under the hood and is the cheapest to insure at $1,080. This model comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that can get 285 horsepower.