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Average rates climbed 33% between 2010 and 2016

There are a lot more costs to consider than just the monthly payment of a new car. Here are the top five most expensive new cars to insure in America for 2018.

Comparo

The most passenger capacity in the smallest package

Podcast

Plus a really interesting 'Spend My Money' segment

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV we had at our office. We speculate about the Ford Maverick and Michigan Central Station, talk Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid news, and help spend a listener's money on a pair of vehicles.

Quick Spin

It makes sense, it's well-executed, but it is pricey

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV took a remarkably long time to get to the United States. It went on sale in Europe in 2013, and was originally planned to come to America the year after, but didn't arrive until late in 2017. Mitsubishi was also fortunate that, in the time it took to finalize the American model, the entry-level competition remained primarily sedans and sedan-like hatchbacks, with the exception of the Niro PHEV, a crossover smaller than Outlander, and closer to a traditional hat

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It looks like all future Mitsubishis will be crossovers or SUVs

It looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer is about to undertake a daring transformation from a ten-year-old saloon to a crossover. The Eclipse has already shed its coupe roots and become the Eclipse Cross, and now it's the Lancer's turn to become a high-rider.

Quick Spin

Forget the name. Forget its brand's other products. Give it a chance.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is named after a sport compact coupe, which was iconic to some and a sad reminder of its brand's slide into irrelevance to most others. That "Eclipse" is now attached to a compact SUV will likely cheese off the former and cause the latter to sarcastically mutter, "Yup, that seems about right." Mitsubishi's marketers would say it shares the old Eclipse's "reputation for driving dynamics and technology." Do with that what you will.

Report

The idea is to get bigger to compete in a fast-changing industry

Nissan and Renault have been tied together as an alliance for nearly 20 years, but now the Japanese and French automakers are discussing whether to merge. Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources familiar with the confidential talks, reports that the idea is to form a single publicly traded company to better compete against giants like Toyota and Volkswagen.

Official

That's six times what it sells now, and the Leaf is world's bestseller

Nissan announced plans to sell 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) annually by 2022, a six-fold jump from what it sold last year, and said it had no plans to stop testing its self-driving cars on public roads, calling them safe.

Comparo

Eclipse Cross vs Toyota C-HR vs Subaru Crosstrek vs Nissan Rogue Sport

A battle of oddball small crossovers.

Official

The compact crossover goes on sale next month

Fully loaded, you're looking at $28,310.

Official

"Higher torque, smoother operation, and overall higher efficiency."

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets a larger, Atkinson-cycle engine and more powerful electric drivetrain components.

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Surpasses 100,000 vehicle sales for first time in a decade.

A good year for Mitsubishi.

It's a way to move faster in mobility technology

It's a way to move faster in mobility technology

Featured

No relation to the federal prison (we hope).

Here's a Mitsubishi-badged pickup, spotted in a Colorado wrecking yard.

Video

They gave it a PHEV powertrain while trying to retain the original look.

For better, or worse?

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Our phones can predict our lives, why not cars too?

Our phones can predict our lives, why not cars too?

Tokyo

Some of our favorite comments on our Tokyo coverage.

We do, in fact, read the comments.

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