Auto Insurance Quotes for a Toyota Sequoia in San Jose

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Truthfully, the best way to find cheaper prices for Toyota Sequoia insurance is to make a habit of comparing prices annually from insurance carriers in San Jose. You can shop around by following these guidelines.

  1. Get an understanding of car insurance and the measures you can control to drop your rates. Many factors that increase rates like traffic citations and poor credit can be improved by improving your driving habits or financial responsibility. Keep reading for tips to prevent rate hikes and find overlooked discounts.
  2. Compare price quotes from direct, independent, and exclusive agents. Direct and exclusive agents can only quote rates from a single company like GEICO or State Farm, while agents who are independent can provide price quotes from many different companies.
  3. Compare the quotes to your existing rates and see if you can save money. If you find better rates, make sure there is no lapse between the expiration of your current policy and the new one.
  4. Notify your agent or company of your intention to cancel your current coverage and submit a signed application and payment for your new coverage. Once the application is submitted, keep the new proof of insurance paperwork with the vehicle registration.

One thing to remember is to try to use the same level of coverage on every price quote and to quote with as many different companies as possible. This helps ensure a fair price comparison and a thorough selection of prices.

Discount Toyota Sequoia insuranceIt's shocking but almost 70% of drivers have bought car insurance from the same company for well over three years, and just short of a majority have never compared rate quotes at all. California insurance shoppers can cut their rates by almost 35% a year, but they just assume it takes a lot of time to compare rate quotes.

If you have coverage now or are looking for a new policy, use these tips to reduce premiums and still have adequate protection. Finding affordable insurance coverage in San Jose is actually quite easy if you know where to start. Drivers only need an understanding of the tricks to compare prices online.

Affordable Toyota insurance rate quotes in San Jose

The companies in the list below provide quotes in San Jose, CA. If multiple providers are shown, it's a good idea that you click on several of them to get the best price comparison.

Car insurance statistics for a Toyota Sequoia

The premium table below highlights a range of insurance prices for Toyota Sequoia models. Being able to understand how insurance prices are determined can be of help when making smart choices when comparing insurance rates.

Toyota Sequoia Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Sequoia SR/5 2WD $476 $844 $596 $36 $178 $2,130 $178
Sequoia SR/5 4WD $476 $996 $596 $36 $178 $2,282 $190
Sequoia Limited 2WD $530 $996 $596 $36 $178 $2,336 $195
Sequoia Limited 4WD $530 $996 $596 $36 $178 $2,336 $195
Sequoia Platinum 2WD $530 $1146 $596 $36 $178 $2,486 $207
Sequoia Platinum 4WD $530 $1146 $596 $36 $178 $2,486 $207
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Prices based on single female driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, homeowner, safe-driver, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle. Rate quotes do not factor in specific San Jose garaging location which can affect price quotes considerably.

Car insurance deductibles

One of the more difficult decisions when buying car insurance is where should you set your physical damage deductibles. The rates below help summarize the price difference between low and high comp and collision deductibles. The first set of rates uses a $100 deductible for comprehensive and collision coverage and the second pricing table uses a $500 deductible.

Toyota Sequoia insurance premium estimates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Sequoia SR/5 2WD $430 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,741 $145
Sequoia SR/5 4WD $430 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,865 $155
Sequoia Limited 2WD $478 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,913 $159
Sequoia Limited 4WD $478 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,913 $159
Sequoia Platinum 2WD $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
Sequoia Platinum 4WD $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
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Toyota Sequoia insurance premium estimates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Sequoia SR/5 2WD $314 $464 $442 $26 $132 $1,378 $115
Sequoia SR/5 4WD $314 $546 $442 $26 $132 $1,460 $122
Sequoia Limited 2WD $348 $546 $442 $26 $132 $1,494 $125
Sequoia Limited 4WD $348 $546 $442 $26 $132 $1,494 $125
Sequoia Platinum 2WD $348 $630 $442 $26 $132 $1,578 $132
Sequoia Platinum 4WD $348 $630 $442 $26 $132 $1,578 $132
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Price data assumes married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, safe-driver, multi-policy, homeowner, and multi-vehicle. Premium amounts do not factor in garaging location in San Jose which can decrease or increase rates significantly.

Based on these figures, using a $100 deductible costs an average of $35 more each month or $420 every year averaged for all Sequoia models than selecting the higher $500 deductible. Because you would pay $400 more to file a claim with a $500 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you normally average at least 11 months between claims, you would probably be better off if you choose the higher deductible.

How to decide to raise your deductibles

Average monthly premium for $100 deductibles: $160
Average monthly premium for $500 deductibles (subtract): - $125
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $35
Difference between deductibles ($500 - $100): $400
Divide difference by monthly savings: $400 / $35
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 11 months

An important sidenote is that a higher deductible level results in more money out-of-pocket when you file a claim. That will require some extra savings in the event you need to pay the deductible.

Rate increases following a ticket or accident

The information below illustrates how speeding tickets and at-fault claims influence Toyota Sequoia annual premium costs for different categories of driver ages. The premium estimates are based on a single female driver, full coverage, $100 deductibles, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Difference between liability only and full coverage rates

The chart below illustrates the difference between Toyota Sequoia car insurance rates with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying liability only. The premiums are based on no violations or claims, $500 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no other discounts are factored in.

Should you buy full coverage or liability only?

There isn't a written rule for dropping comp and collision coverage, but there is a general guideline. If the yearly cost of full coverage is more than 10% of replacement cost minus your deductible, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

For example, let's pretend your Toyota Sequoia book value is $3,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled, the most you would receive is $2,000 after paying your deductible. If premium cost is more than $200 a year for your policy with full coverage, then it might be time to consider dropping full coverage.

There are some situations where removing full coverage is not recommended. If you still have a lienholder on your title, you are required to maintain full coverage in order to keep the loan. Also, if you don't have enough money to buy a different vehicle if your current one is totaled, you should not consider dropping full coverage.

Affordable San Jose insurance rates with discounts

Properly insuring your vehicles can get expensive, but you may find discounts to cut the cost considerably. Some of these discounts will be visible when you complete an application, but once in a while a discount must be requested specifically in order for you to get them. If you do not check that you are getting every discount you deserve, you are paying more than you should be.Discount insurance

  • New Car Discount - Insuring a vehicle that is new can get you a discount since newer models have better safety ratings.
  • College Student Discount - Children who live away from home to go to college without a vehicle on campus may be insured at a cheaper rate.
  • Mature Driver Discount - Seniors may receive a small decrease in premiums.
  • Discount for Home Ownership - Owning a home in San Jose can help you save on insurance because maintaining a house demonstrates responsibility.
  • Driver Training Discounts - Taking time to complete a course in defensive driver could cut 5% off your bill if your company offers it.
  • Discount for Passive Restraints - Factory options such as air bags or automatic seat belts can receive discounts as much as 30%.
  • Good Students Pay Less - Excelling in school could provide a savings of up to 20% or more. Many companies even apply the discount to college students up until you turn 25.

Consumers should know that most credits do not apply to the whole policy. Most only apply to individual premiums such as medical payments or collision. Just because it seems like it's possible to get free car insurance, it just doesn't work that way. Any qualifying discounts will definitely lower your overall bill.

The chart below illustrates the difference between Toyota Sequoia insurance premiums with and without discounts applied to the premium. The rates are based on a female driver, no claims or driving citations, California state minimum liability limits, comprehensive and collision coverage, and $500 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, homeowner, safe-driver, multi-car, claim-free, and marriage discounts applied.

A list of insurance companies and some of the discounts are outlined below.

  • GEICO may include discounts for daytime running lights, good student, seat belt use, military active duty, anti-theft, driver training, and multi-policy.
  • Mercury Insurance offers discounts including location of vehicle, age of vehicle, accident-free, annual mileage, and professional/association.
  • Farmers Insurance discounts include teen driver, business and professional, good student, electronic funds transfer, bundle discounts, multi-car, and alternative fuel.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance offers premium reductions for mature driver, good student, student away at school, group or association, air bags, teen driver, and paid in full.
  • Liberty Mutual may offer discounts for new graduate, multi-policy, newly retired, new move discount, hybrid vehicle, safety features, and good student.
  • SAFECO includes discounts for teen safe driver, teen safety rewards, anti-lock brakes, accident prevention training, and homeowner.
  • Progressive policyholders can earn discounts including homeowner, multi-vehicle, online signing, continuous coverage, and multi-policy.
  • USAA offers discounts for annual mileage, good student, defensive driver, multi-policy, and loyalty savings.

Before purchasing a policy, check with every prospective company which credits you are entitled to. Some discounts listed above may not apply in San Jose. If you would like to see a list of insurance companies that have a full spectrum of discounts in San Jose, click this link.

Compare prices but buy from a neighborhood San Jose auto insurance agent

Many drivers just prefer to have an agent's advice and doing that can be a smart decision Good agents can help you build your policy and help in the event of a claim. The best thing about comparing insurance online is you may find lower rates and still buy from a local agent. Supporting small agencies is especially important in San Jose.

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Types of car insurance agents in San Jose

If you want a local San Jose insurance agent, it can be helpful to understand the types of insurance agents that you can select. San Jose agents are categorized either exclusive or independent agents depending on their company appointments. Both types of agents can sell insurance policies, but it's good to learn the difference in how they write coverage since it may influence the type of agent you choose.

Independent Insurance Agents

Agents that elect to be independent do not have single company limitations so they can write business with any number of different companies and find you cheaper rates. If prices rise, they simply move your policy to a different company without you having to go to a different agency. If you are comparing insurance prices, you will want to contact multiple independent agents to get the best comparison.

Listed below are San Jose independent insurance agencies that may be able to give free insurance quotes.


738 N 1st St - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 350-5700 - View Map

All Coverage Insurance Agency
3033 Moorpark Ave #27 - San Jose, CA 95128 - (408) 244-9100 - View Map

LNA Insurance Agency Inc
999 Story Rd - San Jose, CA 95122 - (408) 280-5815 - View Map

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Exclusive Agents

Agents in the exclusive channel can only place business with one company such as Allstate, Farmers Insurance, State Farm, and AAA. They usually cannot provide prices from multiple companies so they have no alternatives for high prices. They are usually quite knowledgeable in insurance sales which can be an advantage.

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


441 N 1st St - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 295-7000 - View Map

Reed Sparks - State Farm Insurance Agent
3119 Alum Rock Ave - San Jose, CA 95127 - (408) 923-2055 - View Map


201 E Taylor St #2 - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 287-8190 - View Map

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Selecting an car insurance agent shouldn't rely on just the bottom line cost. Here are some questions to ask:

  • Where are claims handled?
  • How does the company pay claims for a total loss?
  • Will high miles depreciate repair valuations?
  • If you raise deductibles, how much can you save?
  • Will you be dealing directly with the agent or with a Custom Service Representative (CSR)?
  • Are there any hidden costs in their price quote and does it include driving and credit history?
  • How are they compensated?
  • Can they provide you with a list of referrals?

Specific coverages for a Toyota Sequoia

Having a good grasp of auto insurance can be of help when determining appropriate coverage and proper limits and deductibles. Policy terminology can be impossible to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are typical coverage types offered by auto insurance companies.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first have to pay a deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things such as a tree branch falling on your vehicle, fire damage, damage from getting keyed, vandalism and a broken windshield. The highest amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle's value is low it's probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Medical costs insurance

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for immediate expenses like ambulance fees, X-ray expenses, surgery, funeral costs and EMT expenses. They are often used to fill the gap from your health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

Liability coverages

This can cover damage that occurs to a person or their property that is your fault. It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You commonly see values of 15/30/5 which means a limit of $15,000 per injured person, a total of $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $5,000 paid for damaged property. Another option is a combined limit that pays claims from the same limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against claims like legal defense fees, pain and suffering, bail bonds and funeral expenses. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but it's cheap coverage so purchase as high a limit as you can afford. California requires drivers to carry at least 15/30/5 but drivers should carry better liability coverage.

The illustration below shows why minimum state limits may not be adequate.

Collision protection

This coverage pays for damage to your Sequoia caused by collision with an object or car. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage pays for things such as crashing into a ditch, scraping a guard rail, hitting a mailbox and damaging your car on a curb. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. It's also possible to bump up the deductible on your Sequoia to save money on collision insurance.

UM/UIM Coverage

This coverage protects you and your vehicle from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Toyota Sequoia.

Since many California drivers have only the minimum liability required by law (California limits are 15/30/5), it doesn't take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked. Normally these limits do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

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As you restructure your insurance plan, it's not a good idea to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There have been many cases where an insured cut uninsured motorist or liability limits only to discover later they didn't have enough coverage. Your goal should be to buy enough coverage at a price you can afford, but do not skimp to save money.

Lower-priced auto insurance in San Jose can be sourced from both online companies and with local San Jose insurance agents, and you need to comparison shop both in order to have the best chance of saving money. Some auto insurance companies may not provide the ability to get quotes online and most of the time these small, regional companies only sell through local independent agencies.

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