How much to insure these luxury vehicles in Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods?

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Canada’s top-selling luxury vehicles are not all created equal when it comes to how much they’ll cost you in premiums. When running insurance quotes for drivers in Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods, we found that the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC43 are the best insurance value among the top luxury models, beating some other models on the list by 25-40%.

If you live in one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, and are in the market for a luxury vehicle, insurance costs may not be top of mind. But for the record, your choice of vehicle can make a big difference in your insurance costs, especially if your driving record isn’t perfect.

Using Mitch’s auto insurance quoting system, we ran quotes for three fictional people, living in Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods. Here’s what we found out.

Key findings

  • Among Canada’s top ten selling luxury vehicles, the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLC43 are the best insurance value.
  • Which particular luxury vehicle you drive can make a difference of 25-40% in your premiums.
  • Interestingly, all the vehicles in the top ten are SUVs.
Nelson, married male, 57, North York, ON
(Postal Code M4N)

(Clean record, winter tire discount, multi-line discount, multi-vehicle)
Rank Vehicle Premium
4 2021 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC43 4DR AWD $1136
3 2021 ACURA RDX PMC 4DR AWD $1143
6 2021 LEXUS NX300h 4DR AWD $1203
1 2021 AUDI Q5 TECHNIK 55 2.0 TFSI e 4DR AWD $1211
7 2021 AUDI Q3 TECHNIK 45 2.0 TFSI 4DR AWD $1228
9 2021 BMW X5 40i 4DR AWD $1243
5 2021 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE53 4DR AWD $1260
10 2021 CADILLAC XT5 SPORT V6 4DR AWD $1261
8 2021 BMW X3 M40i 4DR AWD $1305
2 2021 LEXUS RX450h 4DR AWD $1479

Jasmine, married female, 42, Toronto, ON
(Postal Code M4T)

(1 minor ticket, winter tire discount, multi-line discount)
Rank Vehicle Premium
4 2021 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC43 4DR AWD $1568
3 2021 ACURA RDX PMC 4DR AWD $1571
6 2021 LEXUS NX300h 4DR AWD $1667
1 2021 AUDI Q5 TECHNIK 55 2.0 TFSI e 4DR AWD $1675
7 2021 AUDI Q3 TECHNIK 45 2.0 TFSI 4DR AWD $1693
9 2021 BMW X5 40i 4DR AWD $1727
10 2021 CADILLAC XT5 SPORT V6 4DR AWD $1745
5 2021 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE53 4DR AWD $1748
8 2021 BMW X3 M40i 4DR AWD $1809
2 2021 LEXUS RX450h 4DR AWD $2069

Shontae, divorced female, 34, Toronto, ON
(Postal Code M8X)

(1 minor ticket, 1 at-fault, winter tire discount, multi-line discount)
Rank Vehicle Premium
3 2021 ACURA RDX PMC 4DR AWD $3831
4 2021 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC43 4DR AWD $4293
9 2021 BMW X5 40i 4DR AWD $4632
5 2021 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE53 4DR AWD $4705
6 2021 LEXUS NX300h 4DR AWD $4785
10 2021 CADILLAC XT5 SPORT V6 4DR AWD $4902
8 2021 BMW X3 M40i 4DR AWD $5034
7 2021 AUDI Q3 TECHNIK 45 2.0 TFSI 4DR AWD $5162
1 2021 AUDI Q5 TECHNIK 55 2.0 TFSI e 4DR AWD $5453
2 2021 LEXUS RX450h 4DR AWD $6181

Higher premiums may point to safety issues

When arriving at a final premium, insurance companies consider a number of factors. The year, make and model of the vehicle is one of those factors. Insurers refer to past claims data from vehicles that they have insured that are similar to the one being quoted. If a vehicle has a big upward effect on the prices you’re being quoted, that usually means the vehicle (or others like it) have a history of being involved in:

If a vehicle has much higher premiums than others in its class, you might want to avoid it not only because of the cost difference. It’s also more likely to cause you heartache by being stolen, or worse, by getting in a serious accident. Although two cars may seem the same and may have similar features, the data doesn’t lie, and the car with much higher premiums may be a hazard to your health, and that of your family.

Do you need an umbrella policy?

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Insurance for individuals with a high net worth

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