Does a car's trim level have any effect on insurance premiums?

I'm looking into purchasing a new car. I'm wondering if trim level for the different models has any affect on insurance premiums. Will my rates vary by trim level?

Sophie Newman · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Purchasing a new car is exciting, but there is a lot to think about! Trim level may affect your
car insurance
premiums, so it’s good to be aware of the options when purchasing a new vehicle.
When you sign up for a new policy, car insurance companies will ask for your Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, which will include your trim level. Premium trim levels will cost more to repair or replace in the event of an accident. As insurance rates consider the cost of repairs and vehicle value, you may see higher rates reflecting these added costs.
In most cases, you’ll want to shop around for both the vehicle and the car insurance. Getting
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from multiple companies and vehicles can help identify what you can afford.
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