Auto Insurance Quotes for a Toyota 4Runner in Colorado Springs

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Insurance rates Toyota 4Runner in Colorado SpringsThe best way to get the cheapest car insurance rates is to make a habit of comparing prices annually from different companies in Colorado Springs. You can shop around by following these guidelines.

  • First, learn about the coverage provided by your policy and the things you can change to prevent rate increases. Many policy risk factors that increase rates like accidents, traffic violations, and an unacceptable credit rating can be remedied by making lifestyle changes or driving safer. This article provides additional ideas to help reduce premium rates and get bigger discounts that may have been overlooked.
  • Second, request rate estimates from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can give quotes from a single company like Progressive or Farmers Insurance, while independent agencies can quote rates from multiple companies.
  • Third, compare the new rates to your current policy premium to determine if switching companies saves money. If you can save some money and make a switch, make sure there is no coverage gap between policies.
  • Fourth, provide proper notification to your current company of your intention to cancel the current policy. Submit a down payment along with a signed application to your new carrier. Be sure to place the new certificate of insurance in your vehicle's glove compartment or console.

One thing to remember is to make sure you're comparing identical deductibles and limits on each quote request and and to get price quotes from as many different insurance providers as possible. Doing this enables a fair rate comparison and the best rate selection.

It goes without saying that auto insurance companies don't want you to compare rates. Insureds who compare rates once a year are inclined to switch to a new company because there are good odds of finding more affordable rates. A recent auto insurance study revealed that people who compared price quotes annually saved over $3,450 over four years compared to those who never compared prices.

If finding the cheapest price on car insurance in Colorado Springs is why you're reading this, then having a good understanding how to get free comparison quotes and analyze insurance rates can save time and make the process easier.

Cheaper Colorado Springs auto insurance rates with discounts

Companies don't always list every discount they offer in an easy-to-find place, so the next list breaks down some of the more common and the harder-to-find credits available to bring down your rates.Cheaper auto insurance with discounts

  • Smart Student Discounts - Performing well in school could provide a savings of up to 20% or more. You can use this discount normally until age 25.
  • E-sign Discounts - Some larger companies will discount your bill up to fifty bucks just for signing your application over the internet.
  • Passenger Safety Discount - Options like air bags or motorized seat belts could see savings of 25 to 30%.
  • Safety Restraint Discount - Forcing all vehicle occupants to buckle up could cut 10% or more off the personal injury premium cost.
  • Lower Rates for Military - Having a deployed family member could qualify you for better prices.
  • Driver's Ed - Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them enroll in driver's education if offered at their school.

Consumers should know that most discounts do not apply to the entire policy premium. Most cut the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. Just because it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, it's just not the way it works.

The information below visualizes the comparison of Toyota 4Runner premium costs with and without discounts. The costs are based on a male driver, no violations or accidents, Colorado state minimum liability limits, comp and collision included, and $100 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, marriage, safe-driver, claim-free, multi-car, and homeowner discounts applied.

If you would like to view companies that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts in Colorado Springs, follow this link.

Compare Colorado Springs Toyota 4Runner insurance quotes online

The auto insurance companies shown below offer price comparisons in Colorado. If you wish to find the best car insurance in Colorado, it's a good idea that you visit several of them to get the cheapest price.

Rates and detailed analysis

The information displayed next highlights different insurance prices for Toyota 4Runner models. Being able to understand how policy premiums are formulated is important for drivers to make smart buying decisions.

Toyota 4Runner Insurance Rates in Colorado Springs, CO
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
4Runner Sport 2WD $262 $372 $280 $16 $84 $1,014 $85
4Runner SR/5 2WD $262 $454 $280 $16 $84 $1,096 $91
4Runner Sport 4WD $262 $454 $280 $16 $84 $1,096 $91
4Runner SR/5 4WD $262 $454 $280 $16 $84 $1,096 $91
4Runner Trail Edition 4WD $292 $534 $280 $16 $84 $1,206 $101
4Runner Limited 2WD $292 $534 $280 $16 $84 $1,206 $101
4Runner Limited 4WD $292 $534 $280 $16 $84 $1,206 $101
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Premium data assumes married female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, and Colorado minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, safe-driver, multi-vehicle, claim-free, and homeowner. Premium amounts do not factor in garaging location in Colorado Springs which can alter rates greatly.

Higher deductibles lower rates

One common question asked by Colorado Springs drivers is how high should the physical damage coverage deductibles be. The comparisons below may help you to understand the rate difference when you choose different policy deductibles. The first pricing table uses a $100 physical damage deductible and the second rate table uses a $1,000 deductible.

Toyota 4Runner insurance rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
4Runner Sport 2WD $342 $448 $298 $18 $90 $1,221 $102
4Runner SR/5 2WD $342 $546 $298 $18 $90 $1,319 $110
4Runner Sport 4WD $342 $546 $298 $18 $90 $1,319 $110
4Runner SR/5 4WD $342 $546 $298 $18 $90 $1,319 $110
4Runner Trail Edition 4WD $380 $644 $298 $18 $90 $1,455 $121
4Runner Limited 2WD $380 $644 $298 $18 $90 $1,455 $121
4Runner Limited 4WD $380 $644 $298 $18 $90 $1,455 $121
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Toyota 4Runner insurance rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
4Runner Sport 2WD $190 $236 $298 $18 $90 $832 $69
4Runner SR/5 2WD $190 $288 $298 $18 $90 $884 $74
4Runner Sport 4WD $190 $288 $298 $18 $90 $884 $74
4Runner SR/5 4WD $190 $288 $298 $18 $90 $884 $74
4Runner Trail Edition 4WD $210 $340 $298 $18 $90 $956 $80
4Runner Limited 2WD $210 $340 $298 $18 $90 $956 $80
4Runner Limited 4WD $210 $340 $298 $18 $90 $956 $80
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Data based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and Colorado minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, multi-policy, safe-driver, multi-vehicle, and homeowner. Rates do not factor in vehicle garaging location which can raise or lower price quotes substantially.

Based on this data, using a $100 deductible will cost you about $38 more each month or $456 for a full year than buying the higher $1,000 deductible. Because you would pay $900 more to file a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you average more than 24 months between claims, you would probably come out ahead if you decide on a higher deductible.

Calculation for raising deductibles

Average monthly premium for $100 deductibles: $114
Average monthly premium for $1,000 deductibles (subtract): - $76
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $38
Difference between deductibles ($1,000 - $100): $900
Divide difference by monthly savings: $900 / $38
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 24 months

One important note is that a higher deductible means you will have to pay more at claim time. You need to have some extra savings in the event you need to pay more to get your vehicle repaired.

The diagram below demonstrates how choosing different deductibles and can affect Toyota 4Runner premium costs for different age groups of insureds. The data is based on a single female driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Tickets and at-fault accidents raise rates

The diagram below demonstrates how speeding tickets and accident claims can increase Toyota 4Runner insurance prices for different age categories. The price estimates are based on a single male driver, comp and collision included, $1,000 deductibles, and no policy discounts are applied.

Cost of full coverage in Colorado Springs

The chart below shows the difference between Toyota 4Runner annual premium costs when comparing full coverage to state minimum liability only. The premiums assume a clean driving record, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, single marital status, and no other discounts are factored in.

When to drop comprehensive and collision

There is no definitive guideline that works best for making the decision to drop comp and collision coverage, but there is a guideline you can use. If the annual cost of your full coverage insurance is more than 10% of the replacement cost minus the deductible, then it might be time to consider dropping full coverage.

For example, let's assume your Toyota 4Runner replacement cost is $5,000 and you have $1,000 deductibles. If your vehicle is severely damaged, the most your company would pay you is $4,000 after paying the physical damage deductible. If you are paying more than $400 annually for your policy with full coverage, then you may want to consider only buying liability coverage.

There are some circumstances where only buying liability is not financially feasible. If you still have a loan on your vehicle, you must maintain physical damage coverage to protect the lienholder's interest in the vehicle. Also, if your emergency fund is not enough to purchase a different vehicle in the event your current vehicle is totaled, you should not remove full coverage.

How much insurance do I need?

Keep in mind that when it comes to choosing the right insurance coverage, there really is not a "perfect" insurance plan. Every situation is different.Safe vehicles cost less to insure

For example, these questions could help you determine if you will benefit from professional help.

  • Do I need replacement cost coverage on my Toyota 4Runner?
  • When should I drop full coverage on my Toyota 4Runner?
  • Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
  • I have a DUI can I still get coverage?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totaled car?
  • Why is insurance for a teen driver so high in Colorado Springs?
  • How much cheaper are high deductibles?
  • What are the liability requirements in my state?

If you don't know the answers to these questions then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form. It only takes a few minutes and may give you better protection.

Should I have guidance from a local insurance agent?

Certain consumers just prefer to buy from a local agent and that is a personal choice. Experienced insurance agents can help you build your policy and help file insurance claims. A good thing about price shopping on the web is that you can find the lowest rates but also keep your business local. Buying from local agents is especially important in Colorado Springs.

Find insurance agent in Colorado SpringsFor easy comparison, once you complete this short form, the quote information is immediately sent to local insurance agents in Colorado Springs who will return price quotes for your coverage. There is no reason to leave your computer as quotes are delivered to the email address you provide. If you need to quote rates for a specific company, you just need to navigate to their website and submit a quote form there.

If you would like to find a local insurance agency, it's helpful to know the different types of agencies and how they can service your needs differently. Auto insurance agents in Colorado Springs are considered either independent (non-exclusive) or exclusive. Both types of agents can sell affordable auto insurance policies, but it's a good idea to understand the difference in the companies they write for since it could factor into which type of agent you select.

Independent Auto Insurance Agents

Agents in the independent channel can sell policies from many different companies so they have the ability to put coverage with an assortment of companies depending on which coverage is best. If your agent finds better pricing, they simply move your policy to a different company and you stay with the same agent.

When comparing rate quotes, you will want to check rates from independent agents to get the best comparison.

Featured below are independent insurance agencies in Colorado Springs that may be able to give you price quote information.


707 S Tejon St - Colorado Springs, CO 80903 - (719) 227-7100 - View Map


2407 W Colorado Ave - Colorado Springs, CO 80904 - (719) 473-6262 - View Map


2306 N Powers Blvd #120 - Colorado Springs, CO 80915 - (719) 591-4500 - View Map

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Exclusive Agents

Exclusive insurance agents have only one company to place business with and some examples include State Farm, Allstate and AAA. Exclusive agents cannot give you multiple price quotes so it's a take it or leave it situation. Exclusive insurance agents are highly trained on what they offer which aids in selling service over price.

Below is a short list of exclusive insurance agencies in Colorado Springs that are able to give rate quotes.


106 N Circle Drive - Colorado Springs, CO 80909 - (719) 633-0300 - View Map


2340 Academy Blvd N - Colorado Springs, CO 80909 - (719) 597-4330 - View Map


5490 Powers Center Point #132 - Colorado Springs, CO 80920 - (719) 418-3377 - View Map

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Finding the right car insurance agent should depend on more than just a cheap quote. Any agent in Colorado Springs should be forthright in answering these questions:

  • Is the agent CPCU or CIC certified?
  • Are all drivers listed on the coverage quote?
  • Do the coverages you're quoting properly cover your vehicle?
  • Will you be dealing directly with the agent or with a Custom Service Representative (CSR)?
  • Do they receive special compensation for putting your coverage with one company over another?
  • Do they regularly work with personal auto policies in Colorado Springs?
  • Is there a local claims center in Colorado Springs?
  • Which companies do they recommend if they are an independent agency?

Coverage specifics

Having a good grasp of your insurance policy helps when choosing which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Auto liability

Liability insurance will cover damage or injury you incur to other's property or people. It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. Your policy might show limits of 25/50/15 which stand for $25,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $50,000, and property damage coverage for $15,000. Alternatively, you may have one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability insurance covers things such as repair costs for stationary objects, court costs and legal defense fees. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but consider buying higher limits if possible. Colorado state minimum liability requirements are 25/50/15 but you should consider buying more coverage.

The chart below demonstrates why buying low liability limits may not be adequate coverage.

Medical expense insurance

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage pay for bills for things like dental work, nursing services, surgery and EMT expenses. They can be utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Collision protection

Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your 4Runner resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You first must pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for claims like sideswiping another vehicle, colliding with a tree, rolling your car and hitting a mailbox. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so you might think about dropping it from lower value vehicles. You can also raise the deductible on your 4Runner to bring the cost down.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers

This coverage gives you protection when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for hospital bills for your injuries as well as damage to your Toyota 4Runner.

Because many people carry very low liability coverage limits (25/50/15 in Colorado), their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. So UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family. Most of the time the UM/UIM limits are set the same as your liability limits.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision)

This coverage will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as damage from flooding, rock chips in glass, damage from a tornado or hurricane and a broken windshield. The highest amount you'll receive from a claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much it's not worth carrying full coverage.

Cheaper car insurance rates are possible

We just presented many tips how you can lower your Toyota 4Runner insurance prices in Colorado Springs. The key concept to understand is the more you quote Colorado Springs car insurance, the better your comparison will be. Drivers may even discover the lowest prices come from an unexpected company.

When trying to cut insurance costs, it's very important that you do not skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There are too many instances where an insured cut comprehensive coverage or liability limits to discover at claim time they didn't purchase enough coverage. Your objective should be to get the best coverage possible at the best price while not skimping on critical coverages.

People change insurance companies for any number of reasons including high rates after DUI convictions, questionable increases in premium, delays in responding to claim requests or policy cancellation. Whatever your reason, choosing a new insurance company is easier than you think.

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