Chevrolet Colorado Insurance Rates
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UPDATED: Apr 9, 2020
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Why are pickups so expensive to insure? If you are asking this question, you are probably struggling to find cheap car insurance rates for your Chevrolet Colorado. The good news is that finding cheap car insurance rates is possible.
To help you save money, we are going to go through Chevy Colorado insurance costs, ownership costs, safety ratings, and more.
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Average insurance prices for a Chevrolet Colorado are $1,222 every 12 months for full coverage insurance. Comprehensive insurance costs on average $254, collision costs $438, and liability insurance is estimated at $372. A policy with just liability insurance costs approximately $438 a year, with coverage for high-risk drivers costing $2,634 or more. 16-year-old drivers receive the highest rates at $4,604 a year or more.
Average premium for full coverage: $1,222
Rate estimates by individual coverage type:
Includes $500 comprehensive and collision deductibles, liability limits of 30/60, and includes UM/UIM and medical coverage. Rates are averaged for all 50 states and for different Colorado trim levels.
Price Range by Coverage and Risk
For the average driver, prices range go from the cheapest price of $438 for a discount liability-only rate to a much higher rate of $2,634 for a driver that may need high-risk insurance.
Price Range by Location
Living in a larger city has a significant impact on insurance rates. Rural areas tend to have more infrequent physical damage claims than congested cities.
The price range example below illustrates how location impacts car insurance rates.
These examples illustrate why anyone shopping for car insurance should get quotes based on a specific location and their own driving history, rather than relying on rate averages.
Use the form below to get customized rates for your location.
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Rates by State, City, and Model
The chart below illustrates estimated Chevrolet Colorado insurance rates for different risk profiles and scenarios.
- The best full coverage rate is $714
- Choosing higher $1,000 deductibles can save around $158 each year
- The average price for a 40-year-old driver with $500 deductibles is $1,222
- Buying more expensive low deductibles for comp and collision coverage costs an extra $302 a year
- High-risk insureds with multiple tickets or accidents could pay upwards of $2,634 or more
- The cost to insure a teen driver with full coverage may cost $4,604 each year
Insurance rates for a Chevrolet Colorado can also vary considerably based on policy deductibles and limits, your risk profile, and the trim level of your Colorado.
Opting for high physical damage deductibles can save as much as $460 each year, while increasing your policy's liability limits will cost you more. Switching from a 50/100 liability limit to a 250/500 limit will cost as much as $285 more each year. View Rates by Deductible or Liability Limit
An older driver with no violations or accidents and higher deductibles could pay as little as $1,100 annually on average for full coverage. Rates are highest for teen drivers, since even excellent drivers should be prepared to pay upwards of $4,600 a year. View Rates by Age
If you like to drive fast or you were responsible for an accident, you are probably paying at a minimum $1,400 to $2,000 additional per year, depending on your age. High-risk driver insurance ranges anywhere from 43% to 128% more than the average rate. View High Risk Driver Rates
Where you live plays a big part in determining prices for Chevrolet Colorado insurance rates. A good driver about age 40 could pay as low as $800 a year in states like Vermont, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, or at least $1,650 on average in Michigan, New York, and Florida.
|State||Premium||Compared to U.S. Avg||Percent Difference|
With so much variability in rates, the only way to figure out exactly what you will pay is to compare rates from as many companies as possible. Each auto insurer utilizes a different rate formula, and rates can be significantly different.
Insurance Rates by Trim Level and Model Year
|Model and Trim||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Chevrolet Colorado LT 2WD||$1,194||$100|
|Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab 2WD||$1,240||$103|
|Chevrolet Colorado LT 4WD||$1,082||$90|
|Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab 2WD||$1,284||$107|
|Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab 4WD||$1,126||$94|
|Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab 4WD||$1,216||$101|
Rates assume 2020 model year, a 40-year-old male driver with no accidents or violations, $500 comprehensive and collision deductibles, minimum liability limits, and uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage included. Rates are for comparison only and are averaged for all 50 U.S. states.
|Model Year||Comprehensive||Collision||Liability||Total Premium|
|2020 Chevrolet Colorado||$254||$438||$372||$1,222|
|2019 Chevrolet Colorado||$242||$422||$390||$1,212|
|2018 Chevrolet Colorado||$232||$418||$398||$1,206|
|2017 Chevrolet Colorado||$224||$408||$416||$1,206|
|2016 Chevrolet Colorado||$216||$390||$430||$1,194|
|2015 Chevrolet Colorado||$204||$378||$442||$1,182|
|2012 Chevrolet Colorado||$180||$296||$460||$1,094|
|2011 Chevrolet Colorado||$168||$272||$460||$1,058|
|2010 Chevrolet Colorado||$162||$254||$464||$1,038|
|2009 Chevrolet Colorado||$158||$238||$474||$1,028|
|2008 Chevrolet Colorado||$148||$220||$474||$1,000|
|2007 Chevrolet Colorado||$144||$200||$478||$980|
|2006 Chevrolet Colorado||$134||$184||$474||$950|
|2005 Chevrolet Colorado||$126||$166||$474||$924|
|2004 Chevrolet Colorado||$122||$150||$468||$898|
Rates are averaged for all Chevrolet Colorado models and trim levels. Rates assume a 40-year-old male driver, full coverage with $500 deductibles, and a clean driving record.
How to Shop for the Cheapest Chevrolet Colorado Insurance
Saving money on Chevrolet Colorado insurance takes avoiding accidents and violations, having above-average credit, avoid buying unnecessary coverage, and insuring your home and auto with the same company. Spend time shopping around once a year by requesting rates from direct insurance companies like GEICO, Progressive, and Esurance, and also from several local insurance agents.
The list below is a recap of the data that was touched on above.
- It is possible to save as much as $140 per year simply by shopping early and online
- Drivers who require higher liability limits will pay around $410 annually to raise limits from a minimum limit to a 250/500 level
- Teenagers pay higher rates, costing up to $384 per month if full coverage is included
- High-risk drivers that have major violations or accidents pay on average $1,410 more each year for car insurance
Drivers with poor records may pay an average of $1,410 more a year. To find out what else determines the price of car insurance, keep reading.
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How does the size and class of the Chevrolet Colorado affect liability rates?
Let’s start by clarifying what liability insurance covers. Liability coverage is composed of bodily injury and property damage coverages. If you cause an accident, these two liability coverages will pay for the other driver’s accident costs.
So how does liability insurance relate to the size and class of the Chevrolet Colorado? Essentially, insurers raise liability insurance rates for vehicles that are higher risk, such as heavy vehicles or sports cars. Because the Chevrolet Colorado is a small pickup, it won’t be considered a high-risk vehicle unless it is prone to crashing.
To find out if the Chevrolet Colorado is high-risk, we are going to look at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2016 to 2018 data on insurance losses. This will help us decipher if the Chevrolet Colorado has a history of liability claims.
Let’s start with the losses for property damage liability insurance. We did include losses for various builds of the Chevrolet Colorado, as builds like a 4×4 can cost more to insure due to poorer losses.
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab: 17 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab 4WD: 4 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab: 23 percent (worse than average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab 4WD: -15 percent (average)
The Chevrolet Colorado extended cab 4WD has the best insurance loss rate, even though it is still considered average for small pickups. Anything under zero is a good insurance loss, as it means fewer claims were filed.
The next set of losses are for bodily injury liability insurance. Once again, the Chevrolet Colorado extended cab 4WD has the best insurance losses.
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab: 7 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab 4WD: -17 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab: 16 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab 4WD: -33 percent (substantially better than average)
Because most of the losses for both bodily injury and property damage liability insurance are average, you should have a normal rate.
What does liability insurance cost for the Chevrolet Colorado?
How much does insurance cost for a truck per month and do pickup trucks cost more to insure? We want to answer these questions by seeing what the costs are for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab. To do this, we got a sample quote from Geico based on a 40-year-old male driver who lives in Pennsylvania, travels 13,000 miles a year, and has a clean driving record.
The rates you see below are for a six-month bodily injury liability policy. It will cost you an average of $97 to upgrade from low coverage to high coverage (or about $16 extra a month).
- Low ($15,000/$30,000): $41.92
- Medium ($100,000/$200,000): $85.93
- High ($500,000/$500,000): $138.34
As for a property damage liability policy, it costs $55 to upgrade your coverage from low to high. This amounts to only $9 a month.
- Low ($5,000): $333.48
- Medium ($20,000): $365.21
- High ($100,000): $388.38
The prices for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado are normal, which is good news. You can save more by shopping around for rates and taking advantage of discounts, such as safety feature discounts. Keep reading to find out more.
What are the safety features and ratings of the Chevrolet Colorado?
Insurers will often offer you a discount if your car has added safety features, such as a vehicle theft tracking device or a backup camera. Standard features included in your vehicle may also earn you a discount, such as anti-lock brakes.
So what standard safety features does the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado have? Autoblog listed the following features:
- Crash prevention: anti-lock brakes and stability control.
- Crash safety: front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, overhead airbags, and seatbelt pretensioners.
- Anti-theft: ignition disable device.
The Chevrolet Colorado has some good safety features, such as overhead airbags (for rollovers) and stability control. However, it is missing features like anti-whiplash headrests or knee airbags. Overall, however, the number of standard features should earn you a discount.
The crash rating of your vehicle may also help lower costs. Safer vehicles mean you are less likely to sustain serious injuries in a crash, so your insurer can pay less on your claim. The IIHS has tested two different versions of the Chevrolet Colorado, the crew cab pickup and the extended cab pickup.
Let’s start by looking at the crash test ratings for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab pickup.
- Small overlap front (driver-side): Good
- Small overlap front (passenger-side): Marginal
- Moderate overlap front: Good
- Side: Good
- Roof strength: Good
- Head restraints and seats: Good
Good is the highest rating possible, so the crew cab pickup did fairly well (with the exception of the small overlap front test (passenger-side). To get a better idea of how the IIHS tests vehicles, watch the video below.
The next set of crash-test ratings are for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado extended cab pickup.
- Small overlap front (driver-side): Acceptable
- Moderate overlap front: Good
- Side: Acceptable
- Roof strength: Good
- Head restraints and seats: Good
Acceptable is the second-highest rating, so the extended cab pickup didn’t do too bad. However, we would always prefer to see good across the board, as it means you are safer if you get into an accident.
Another factor insurers may look at when determining rates is the fatality rates for your vehicle type. The good news is that the IIHS’s 2018 data showed that pickups had the lowest number of fatalities (4,369) in comparison to SUV fatalities (5,035) and car fatalities (13,138). Take a look at the list below to see how the pickup deaths are broken up by crash type.
- Frontal Impact: 2,493 deaths
- Side Impact: 807 deaths
- Rear Impact: 173 deaths
- Other (mostly rollovers): 896 deaths
While pickups have the lowest number of fatalities, pickup fatality rates per million vehicles are not the lowest. In 2018, there were 34 pickup driver fatalities per million vehicles, but only 23 SUV driver fatalities (cars had 48 driver fatalities per million vehicles).
SUVs also had the lowest fatality rates per million vehicles for all occupants, as there 32 SUV fatalities per million vehicles but 42 pickup fatalities and 69 car fatalities. Even though pickups have higher fatality rates than SUVs, your rates shouldn’t be terrible, as the Chevrolet Colorado crash tests were decent.
What is the MSRP of the Chevrolet Colorado?
How much should I pay for a 2019 Chevy Colorado? When shopping for a car, you probably wonder how much you should pay. Insurers also want to know average car prices, as it helps insurers determine potential costs if your car needs to be repaired or replaced.
While you should be shopping for the fair purchase price (what others are paying), insurers will be looking for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). This is the price a manufacturer thinks its car is worth. While fair purchase prices will change, the MSRP is a fixed price.
To find out the various prices for a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab, we used Kelley Blue Book (KBB).
- MSRP: $29,395
- Invoice Price: $28,031
- Fair Purchase Price: $27,234
- Fair Market Range: $26,087 to $29,380
A higher MSRP means higher rates (unless the vehicle is older). However, good collision and comprehensive loss rates may help offset the costs of a high MSRP. Why? Both these coverages pay for repairs if you’re in an accident. Sometimes lenders will force you to carry these coverages because they are so important in an accident.
- What is collision insurance and what does it cover? This coverage covers crashes with other vehicles and objects.
- What is comprehensive coverage on a car insurance policy? Comprehensive covers animal collisions, natural disaster damages, theft, and vandalism.
So if the losses (claims paid) are decent for these two coverages, you could still have good insurance rates even with a high MSRP. Let’s take a look at the IIHS’s data on losses for collision insurance.
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab: -12 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab 4WD: -16 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab: -23 percent (better than average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab 4WD: -29 percent (better than average)
All of these collision losses are negative, which is good. The extended cab has better than average losses, which could mean a slightly lower collision rate. The comprehensive losses are also good, as you can see below.
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab: -32 percent (substantially better than average)
- Chevrolet Colorado crew cab 4WD: -12 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab: -34 percent (substantially better than average)
- Chevrolet Colorado extended cab 4WD: -27 percent (better than average)
Because the insurance losses are great for the Chevrolet Colorado, you should have decent rates even though the Chevrolet Colorado costs a bit more than other cars.
How much will it cost to repair my Chevrolet Colorado?
Repair costs can add up, especially if you have a car with hard-to-find parts. A car that requires expensive repairs will also cost more to insure, as insurers raise rates to offset potential claim losses.
Luckily, RepairPal’s reliability rating of the Chevrolet Colorado is four out of five (above average). The annual repair cost is $599, which is only slightly higher than the average repair costs for midsize trucks ($548).
The repair costs for level two damage are also normal, according to the estimates we pulled from InstantEstimator’s free tool for a 2021 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab.
- Front bumper: $389
- Rear bumper: $399
- Hood: $387
- Roof: $435
- Front door: $391
- Rear door: $379
- Fender: $351
- Quarter panel: $399
The roof is the most expensive part to repair on a vehicle, while the fender is the cheapest part to repair. Overall, the repair costs are normal, so you should have decent rates.
We hope our guide helped you better understand Chevrolet Colorado insurance rates. If you want to start comparing Chevrolet Colorado insurance rates right away, enter your ZIP code in our free tool.
Rate Tables and Charts
Rates by Driver Age
Full coverage, $500 deductibles
Rates by Deductible
Full coverage, driver age 40
Rates by Liability Limit
Full coverage, driver age 40
Rates for High Risk Drivers
Full coverage, $500 deductibles, two speeding tickets, and one at-fault accident
If a financial responsibility filing is required, the additional charge below may also apply.
Potential Rate Discounts
If you qualify for discounts, you may save the amounts shown below.
|5-yr Accident Free||$87|
|5-yr Claim Free||$78|
|Paid in Full/EFT||$54|
Discounts are estimated and may not be available from every company or in every state.