Ford Offers Top Collision Insurance Cost Ratings
This is an advantage for future Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles owners, as the insurance companies often use model-specific claims data to set premium costs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2010 Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information Booklet shows that Ford is the company with the most segment-leading vehicles when it comes to the lowest insurance cost.
Ford has 10 segments leaders including Taurus, Focus and F-Series trucks, from the 2007-2009 model year. The NHTSA ratings are based on claim costs data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
"Vehicle affordability continues to be the most important purchase consideration for car and truck buyers, rivaled only by fuel economy," said Frederiek Toney, vice president, Ford Customer Service Division. "We design our vehicles to be easier and more affordable to repair because we know this saves our customers money in insurance premiums and repair costs over the long term."
Ford's 10 segment-leading 2009 model year vehicles include:
• Ford Focus - Small Cars (four-door)
• Ford Taurus - Large Cars (four-door)
• Ford F-150 - Large Pickups (two-door)
• Ford F-150 Super Cab 4WD - Large Pickups (two-door-plus)
• Ford F-250 4WD - Very Large Pickups (two-door)
• Ford F-250 Super Cab - Very Large Pickups (two-door-plus)
• Ford E-350 Econoline wagon - Cargo/Passenger Vans (tied with Chevrolet Express 3500)
• Mercury Grand Marquis - Very Large Cars (four-door)
• Mercury Mariner 4WD - Small SUV
• Lincoln Town Car - Very Large Luxury Cars