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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class insurance rates

Average 2021 SL-Class insurance cost? $357. Cheapest rate: $170. Style costs unless you shop around.

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We pulled Mercedes-Benz SL-Class car insurance quotes from top insurance companies to find that the average monthly cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is $356.99 — or $4,283.99 annually. However, an older model may score you lower rates. And your actual costs depend on your driving history, car model, ZIP, annual mileage and other factors.

Model YearProgressiveGeicoState FarmFarmersAverage
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class$183.09$150.08$257.41$580.42$292.75
2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class$184.75$173.09$300.89$600.30$314.76
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class$259.77$169.92$346.50$651.78$356.99

How we got these rates

Our rates are based on a single 30-year-old driver with a clean driving history living in California. California is one of seven states that doesn’t use gender to determine car insurance costs. We chose full coverage car insurance with liability limits that exceed the California state minimum requirements, which include:

  • Bodily injury liability per person: $50,000
  • Bodily injury liability per accident: $100,000
  • Property damage liability: $50,000
  • Comprehensive deductible: $500
  • Collision deductible: $500
  • Medical payments: $5,000
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury: $50,000/$100,000
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Why is insurance so expensive for the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class costs more to insure because it’s a sports car known for athletic handling signaling high risk to insurance providers. Also, this vehicle has not been officially evaluated for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration adding to risk.

About the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has been around since 1954, but it was originally known as the SL Roadster until 1994. The luxury sports car is known or its athletic handling, spacious interior and strong engine options.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class money-saving safety features

You could save money on car insurance for your Mercedes-Benz SL-Class if it comes equipped with these safety features.

  • Antilock brakes
  • Stability control
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Antitheft system

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has not been evaluated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for safety ratings.

The latest model of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class include antilock brakes, stability control and blind spot monitoring.

How does the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class compare to other car models?

From a price standpoint, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class ranks right in the middle of our list of the 360 priciest car models to insure.

About this car

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class might be the most anticipated next generation launch it’s ever known. The Mercedes-Benz website gives a full vehicle profile, but doesn’t allow you to build a model or provide any information on when the new SL will make its debut.

On-spec this vehicle has a lot to offer. It will come in two model variants: the SL450 and the SL550. The SL450 packs a 362-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged inline V6 engine capable of finishing the 0-to-60 acceleration sprint in under five seconds. Mercedes reports its mileage at an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city driving and 25 out on the highway.

Ho-hum.

But what it doesn’t get in fuel economy it makes up for in its interior — despite its smallish, low-styled design it offers ample interior space with fully adjustable seating with heat, ventilation and lumbar support. But trunk storage space is limited, and the instrument panel comes almost over-equipped with buttons and controls for all functions including music and climate control. These make it feel overwhelming compared to the voice-controlled MBUX systems featured in other new Mercedes models.

Safety features, inclusions and add-ons are another mystery: there’s no information out there on what consumers can expect for the upcoming SL450. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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Roslyn McKenna

Roslyn McKenna Ayers is insurance manager at ValuePenguin and a former publisher at Finder, specializing in home and auto coverage. Her expertise and analysis has been featured on Bankrate, MSN and Reader's Digest. She holds a BA in writing and communications from Maryville College. See full profile

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