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Honda Fit is the most affordable green car to insure, according to new Mercury top-10 list

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Going green shouldn’t cost you a lot of money, and Mercury wants to let consumers know that low emission vehicles can be affordable to insure.

Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) recently analyzed The Green Car Journal’s list of 2016 vehicles leaving the smallest environmental tread-mark on the world – electric, hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and ultra-low emissions vehicles – that consumers can purchase today.

Mercury Insurance, the least expensive insurance option for electric car owners in California, as named by Nerdwallet, put together a list of the 10 most affordable ‘green’ cars to insure for environmentally conscious consumers.

Mercury’s research and development team examined the top 200 make/model combinations for 2016 to compile a list of the most affordable vehicles to insure. The list was created based on the Mercury price for full coverage – liability, comprehensive and collision – in California.

Here is the complete top-10 list for 2016 green vehicles, beginning with the cheapest to insure.

1. Honda Fit
2. Ford Fiesta SFE
3. Honda CR-V
4. MINI Cooper Countryman
5. Ford Edge
6. Mazda3 (5-door)
7. Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE Plus
8. Hyundai Elantra
9. Ford Focus Electric FWD
10. Toyota RAV4 LE/XLE

“Going green shouldn’t cost you a lot of money, and Mercury wants to let consumers know that low emission vehicles can be affordable to insure,” said Jim Reeves, group manager, R&D for Mercury Insurance.

ABOUT MERCURY INSURANCE
Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information visit http://www.mercuryinsurance.com or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.

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