Compare Mitsubishi Outlander Insurance Quotes in San Jose

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Do you want to save money by finding cheaper Mitsubishi Outlander insurance in San Jose? Do you get exhausted from robbing Peter to pay Paul each month for car insurance? You're in the same situation as many other California consumers.

Insurance quote for Mitsubishi Outlander in San JoseRemarkably, a study showed that almost 70% of drivers have purchased from the same company for over three years, and practically 40% of car insurance customers have never compared car insurance rates at all. Many drivers in San Jose could save about 35% each year by just comparing quotes, but they don't invest the time required to shop their coverage around. Many insurance companies compete for your insurance dollar, so it can be very hard to choose a insurance company to discover the definitive lowest rate on Mitsubishi Outlander insurance in San Jose.

The most recommended method to get policy rate comparisons for Mitsubishi Outlander insurance in San Jose is to take advantage of the fact most of the bigger providers allow for online access to provide you with free rate quotes. The only thing you need to do is take a few minutes to give details like the make and model of your vehicles, if it has an alarm system, driver details, and level of coverage desired. That rating data gets sent immediately to insurance companies and you will receive price estimates immediately.

If you wish to get multiple quotes for your Mitsubishi Outlander now, click here and enter your coverage details.

The companies shown below offer quotes in California. If the list has multiple companies, we suggest you visit several of them to find the cheapest car insurance rates.

Why you need insurance for your vehicle

Despite the high cost, maintaining insurance serves a purpose in several ways.

  • Most states have minimum liability requirements which means it is punishable by state law to not carry a minimum amount of liability insurance in order to drive the car. In California these limits are 15/30/5 which means you must have $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $5,000 of property damage coverage.
  • If your vehicle has a loan, almost every bank will make it a condition of the loan that you buy insurance to protect their interest in the vehicle. If the policy lapses, the bank will be required to insure your Mitsubishi at a significantly higher premium and require you to pay the higher price.
  • Auto insurance preserves not only your Mitsubishi Outlander but also your financial assets. It will also reimburse you for medical transport and hospital expenses for you, any passengers, and anyone injured in an accident. Liability insurance, one of your policy coverages, will also pay attorney fees if you are sued as the result of your driving. If your car is damaged in a storm or accident, your auto insurance policy will cover the repair costs.

The benefits of having insurance greatly outweigh the cost, especially for larger claims. Today the average American driver is wasting up to $820 a year so compare rates each time the policy renews to make sure the price is not too high.

Mitsubishi Outlander coverage statistics

The table shown next highlights estimates of rate quotes for Mitsubishi Outlander models. Having a good grasp of how insurance prices are established helps drivers make decisions when shopping around.

Mitsubishi Outlander Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Outlander ES 2WD $292 $570 $354 $20 $106 $1,342 $112
Outlander SE 4WD $292 $570 $354 $20 $106 $1,342 $112
Outlander SE 4WD $292 $570 $354 $20 $106 $1,342 $112
Outlander SE 2WD $292 $570 $354 $20 $106 $1,342 $112
Outlander SE 2WD $292 $570 $354 $20 $106 $1,342 $112
Outlander ES 4WD $292 $570 $354 $20 $106 $1,342 $112
Outlander XLS 2WD $330 $672 $354 $20 $106 $1,482 $124
Outlander XLS 4WD $330 $672 $354 $20 $106 $1,482 $124
Outlander GT-S AWC 4WD $330 $672 $354 $20 $106 $1,482 $124
Outlander GT-S AWC 4WD $330 $672 $354 $20 $106 $1,482 $124
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Data based on married female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, multi-policy, claim-free, multi-vehicle, and safe-driver. Estimates do not factor in specific garaging location which can decrease or increase coverage prices substantially.

Deductible analysis

A question often asked by San Jose drivers is where to set your physical damage deductibles. The data tables below can help illustrate the premium difference when you choose different coverage deductibles. The first data table uses a $250 physical damage coverage deductible and the second pricing table uses a $1,000 deductible.

Mitsubishi Outlander insurance rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Outlander ES 2WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Outlander SE 4WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Outlander SE 4WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Outlander SE 2WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Outlander SE 2WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Outlander ES 4WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Outlander XLS 2WD $386 $678 $376 $22 $112 $1,599 $133
Outlander XLS 4WD $386 $678 $376 $22 $112 $1,599 $133
Outlander GT-S AWC 4WD $386 $678 $376 $22 $112 $1,599 $133
Outlander GT-S AWC 4WD $386 $678 $376 $22 $112 $1,599 $133
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Mitsubishi Outlander insurance rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Outlander ES 2WD $210 $362 $376 $22 $112 $1,082 $90
Outlander SE 4WD $210 $362 $376 $22 $112 $1,082 $90
Outlander SE 4WD $210 $362 $376 $22 $112 $1,082 $90
Outlander SE 2WD $210 $362 $376 $22 $112 $1,082 $90
Outlander SE 2WD $210 $362 $376 $22 $112 $1,082 $90
Outlander ES 4WD $210 $362 $376 $22 $112 $1,082 $90
Outlander XLS 2WD $238 $426 $376 $22 $112 $1,174 $98
Outlander XLS 4WD $238 $426 $376 $22 $112 $1,174 $98
Outlander GT-S AWC 4WD $238 $426 $376 $22 $112 $1,174 $98
Outlander GT-S AWC 4WD $238 $426 $376 $22 $112 $1,174 $98
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Data variables include married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, homeowner, safe-driver, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle. Price information does not factor in zip code location which can increase or decrease premium rates noticeably.

Using the data above, we can ascertain that using a $250 deductible will cost you approximately $33 more each month or $396 a year averaged for all Outlander models than choosing the higher $1,000 deductible. Since you would have to pay $750 more if you turn in a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you go at least 23 months between claim filings, you would come out ahead if you choose a higher deductible. The table below shows an example of how this decision is made.

Average monthly premium for $250 deductibles: $126
Average monthly premium for $1,000 deductibles (subtract): - $93
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $33
Difference between deductibles ($1,000 - $250): $750
Divide difference by monthly savings: $750 / $33
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 23 months

One big caveat is that increasing deductibles to lower your rates means you will have to pay more out-of-pocket at claim time. You need enough money stashed away in order to pay the deductible for vehicle repair.

The example below highlights how deductible selection and can raise or lower Mitsubishi Outlander insurance prices for different ages of insureds. The price estimates are based on a married male driver, full coverage, and no discounts are applied.

Mitsubishi Outlander insurance rates by gender in San Jose

The diagram below shows the difference between Mitsubishi Outlander insurance costs for male and female drivers. The prices are based on a clean driving record, no at-fault accidents, comp and collision included, $250 deductibles, single status, and no discounts are factored in.

Cost of full coverage in San Jose

The chart below illustrates the comparison of Mitsubishi Outlander insurance costs with full physical damage coverage and with liability coverage only. The price estimates are based on no violations or claims, $1,000 deductibles, single status, and no other discounts are factored in.

When to drop comp and collision

There is no exact formula to eliminate full coverage, but there is a general guideline you can use. If the annual cost of coverage is 10% or more of replacement cost minus your deductible, then it may be the right time to buy liability only.

For example, let's assume your Mitsubishi Outlander book value is $6,000 and you have $1,000 policy deductibles. If your vehicle is destroyed, the most your company will settle for is $5,000 after you pay the deductible. If you are paying more than $500 annually for physical damage coverage, then it could be time to drop full coverage.

There are some situations where eliminating full coverage is not a good plan. If you haven't satisfied your loan, you have to keep full coverage in order to satisfy the requirements of the loan. Also, if your savings is not enough to buy a different vehicle in the event your current vehicle is totaled, you should not eliminate full coverage.

Car insurance quotes and discounts

The price of auto insurance can be rather high, but you may find discounts that could help you make your next renewal payment. Some discounts will apply when you get a quote, but a few must be inquired about before they will apply.Cheaper car insurance with discounts

  • Senior Citizen Discount - Drivers over the age of 55 could receive a small decrease in premiums.
  • Bundle and Save - If you can bundle your home and auto insurance and insure them with the same company you may earn 10% to 20% off each policy.
  • Drivers Ed for Students - Require your teen driver to successfully complete driver's ed class as it can save substantially.
  • Paperwork-free - A few larger online companies provide a small discount get San Jose auto insurance on your computer.
  • Early Renewal Discounts - A few car insurance companies give discounts for buying a new policy before your current Outlander insurance policy expires. It's a savings of about 10%.
  • Driver Safety - Completing a defensive driver course could save 5% or more if your company offers it.
  • Air Bag Discount - Vehicles equipped with air bags or automatic seat belts may earn rate discounts as much as 30%.
  • Accident Free - Drivers who don't have accidents pay less when compared to accident-prone drivers.
  • Save with a New Car - Putting insurance coverage on a new Outlander is cheaper compared to insuring an older model.

Discounts save money, but please remember that most discounts do not apply to the entire cost. Most only reduce individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. Even though it may seem like adding up those discounts means a free policy, nobody gets a free ride. But all discounts will cut the amount you pay for coverage.

The chart below illustrates the comparison of Mitsubishi Outlander insurance costs with and without discounts applied to the premium. The price estimates are based on a male driver, no claims or violations, California state minimum liability limits, full coverage, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with marriage, multi-policy, safe-driver, claim-free, homeowner, and multi-car discounts applied.

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Insurance agent or online?

Certain consumers would rather have an agent's advice and there is nothing wrong with that. Agents can help you choose the best coverages and help in the event of a claim. One of the best bonuses of getting online price quotes is the fact that you can find better rates but also keep your business local.

To find an agent, once you fill out this short form, your insurance coverage information is sent to participating agents in San Jose who can give free rate quotes and help you find cheaper coverage. You never need to leave your house because quoted prices will be sent instantly to you. If you wish to get a comparison quote from a particular provider, you just need to go to their quote page to submit a rate quote request.

Picking the best company should depend on more than just the premium amount. Any agent in San Jose should have no problem answering these questions:

  • Will the quote change when the policy is issued?
  • Are they properly licensed to sell insurance in California?
  • Will high miles depreciate repair valuations?
  • What discounts might you be missing?
  • Does the company have a solid financial rating?
  • Where would glass claims be handled in San Jose?
  • Will you work with the agent or an assistant?
  • Is the agency involved in supporting local community causes?

Best car insurance agent in San Jose

If you're trying to find a reputable agency, it's helpful to know the different agency structures and how they can quote your rates. Insurance agencies in San Jose may be either exclusive agents or independent agents. Either one can properly insure your vehicles, but it's good to learn the subtle differences because it can influence the kind of agent you use.

Exclusive Agencies

These agents can only write with one company like Allstate and State Farm. They generally cannot provide rate quotes from other companies so keep that in mind. Exclusive agents are well trained on the products they sell which helps offset the inability to provide other markets.

Shown below are exclusive insurance agencies in San Jose who can help you get price quotes.


301 N Jackson Ave #12 - San Jose, CA 95133 - (408) 259-8826 - View Map


1080 Minnesota Ave # 4 - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 294-4348 - View Map


696 E Santa Clara St #110 - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 642-1399 - View Map

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Independent Agents

These agents are appointed with more than one company and that allows them to write policies through lots of different companies enabling the ability to shop coverage around. If your agent finds better pricing, the agent simply finds a different carrier and the insured can keep the same agent. If you need cheaper car insurance rates, it's a good idea to get insurance quotes from independent agents in order to have the best price comparison.

Listed below are independent agents in San Jose willing to provide price quote information.

Sergio Plascencia Insurance Agency
3136 Story Rd - San Jose, CA 95127 - (408) 254-8336 - View Map


900 N 1st St E - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 292-2925 - View Map


1095 Bird Ave #2 - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 298-1611 - View Map

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Car insurance coverage information

Learning about specific coverages of your policy can help you determine the best coverages for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Listed below are typical coverages offered by car insurance companies.

Medical expense insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance kick in for immediate expenses like ambulance fees, rehabilitation expenses and doctor visits. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to you and your occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Collision insurance

This covers damage to your Outlander caused by collision with another car or object. You first must pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against claims like colliding with another moving vehicle, backing into a parked car and crashing into a ditch. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to raise the deductible on your Outlander to bring the cost down.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle when other motorists do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for injuries to you and your family as well as your vehicle's damage.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required (15/30/5 in California), their limits can quickly be used up. So UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked.

Liability car insurance

Liability coverage will cover damage that occurs to people or other property. It consists of three limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You commonly see limits of 15/30/5 which stand for $15,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $30,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $5,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against claims like legal defense fees, funeral expenses, repair bills for other people's vehicles and emergency aid. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but buy as much as you can afford. California state minimum liability requirements are 15/30/5 but it's recommended drivers buy higher limits.

The next chart shows why buying low liability limits may not provide you with enough coverage.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision)

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

Comprehensive can pay for things such as damage from a tornado or hurricane, theft and fire damage. The maximum payout you'll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle's value consider dropping full coverage.

Affordable auto insurance premiums are out there

Throughout this article, we presented some good ideas how to compare Mitsubishi Outlander insurance rates in San Jose. The key concept to understand is the more you quote San Jose auto insurance, the higher your chance of finding the cheapest Mitsubishi Outlander rate quotes. Consumers may even find the best price on auto insurance is with an unexpected company. These companies may often insure only within specific states and give better rates than the large multi-state companies such as Progressive and GEICO.

Some auto insurance companies may not have online quoting and these smaller companies only sell through independent agencies. Lower-priced Mitsubishi Outlander insurance in San Jose is attainable from both online companies and from local insurance agents, and you should compare rates from both to have the best chance of lowering rates.

How to buy low-cost Mitsubishi Outlander insurance in San Jose

The most effective way to get cheaper Mitsubishi Outlander insurance is to compare quotes once a year from companies in San Jose.

  • First, gain an understanding of coverages and the things you can change to prevent high rates. Many factors that result in higher rates like distracted driving and poor credit history can be controlled by making minor changes to your lifestyle.
  • Second, get rate quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only quote rates from a single company like Progressive and State Farm, while independent agencies can quote prices from many different companies. Get quotes now
  • Third, compare the quotes to your existing coverage and see if you can save money. If you find a lower rate, ensure coverage does not lapse between policies.
  • Fourth, give notification to your agent or company of your intent to cancel your current auto insurance policy and submit any necessary down payment along with the completed application to the newly selected company. Don't forget to keep your new certificate of insurance in an easily accessible location in your vehicle.

The key aspect of shopping around is to use similar deductibles and liability limits on each quote and and to compare all possible companies. Doing this ensures the most accurate price comparison and a thorough selection of prices.

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