Cars owned by celebrities and what it would take to own them yourself

Extravagant exotic cars and insane ticket prices? Some celebrity rides might surprise you.

Some stars prefer sitting in the lap of luxury, and others go for lower-priced models that many non-celebs can afford. However, ticket prices and insurance premiums do trend on the upper end for the most popular celebrity choices.

Cheapest cars celebrities drive

You might be surprised that not every car a celebrity drives has an elite MSRP and insurance premium. Some of the cheapest cars celebrities have been known to drive include:

  • Toyota Prius. You may see Julia Roberts or Leonardo DiCaprio driving the eco-friendly hybrid or fully electric model. Yet the Prius only takes on a $23,475 MSRP, and its insurance premium typically goes for $177 per month.
  • Dodge Challenger. The Challenger has a classic yet powerful look that attracts celebrities, regardless of its price tag sitting under $27,000. The car has an insurance premium of $245 per month, not bad for something Adam Sandler’s been seen in.
  • Jeep Wrangler. A celebrity owning this iconic offroader might have more to do with the brand and sleek, campy style. You may catch a glimpse of Justin Timberlake or Amber Rose sporting this SUV that costs about $24,000 with a $154 insurance premium.
  • Ford F-150. This brawny truck sets you back around $27,000 and has a monthly insurance cost of $157. It comes complete as a family four-door with several heavy lifting engine sizes and an extended cab if you wish. Own one? So does John Goodman.

Most expensive cars celebrities drive

These stylish cars fit the bill for celebrity high-end rides:

Ferrari LaFerrari
This model epitomizes a celebrity sports car with its customized interior, outrageous horsepower and sleek styling built for speed. The car only has a few known owners, including Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec who owns several Ferraris. The LaFerrari tops most other sports car price tags at $2.1 million, including a monthly insurance premium of $926.
Mercedes McLaren SLR
Anyone with enough wealth to own this car at $1.45 million is rewarded with a hefty 600-horsepower engine that helps celebrities get up and go — past 200 mph if desired. Yet somehow this sport-tourer is insured for $244 per month.
Rolls Royce PhantomThe Phantom rides in high style with custom interior and artwork, but owners like 50 Cent shell out a whopping $420,000 MSRP to do so. Plus, the Phantom’s insurance has an outrageous $1,427 monthly payment, to cover all the expensive customizations.
Lamborghini Aventador
Celebrities like Rihanna own this hot supercar, which rides a $400,000 sale price or more for exclusive trims, submodels, added features and customizations. The Aventador can reach dizzying speeds with its more than 750-horsepower engine — and you’ll pay an average of $568 in insurance
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Any celebrity would look good in the snazzy Italian Berlinetta with enough power to fulfill a car-enthusiast’s dreams. Before growing his family, the $320,000 car also had enough comfort to be Jason Statham’s daily driver. The Berlinetta costs $1,015 per month for insurance on average.

Most popular luxury makes celebrities drive

Those with fame and fortune traditionally go for a unique and customized style, but you’ll see that many of their favorite cars come from the same manufacturers. The top ten makes include:

  • Aston Martin
  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Ferrari
  • Lamborghini
  • Mercedes
  • Porsche
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Tesla

Most popular luxury car models celebrities drive

What are the features, styles and price tags that celebrities look for in a car? Dream yourself up in one of these top 30 popular models:

  1. Aston Martin DB7. This Aston Martin exotic is built for speed and pleasure with forceful power and a top-quality interior. The car costs owners like Jennifer Lopez an average of $60,000 and a $652 monthly insurance premium.
  2. Aston Martin Vanquish. Janet Jackson favors this grand-tourer with elegant design, comfy seating and a 500-horsepower engine that makes itself known on the road. The Vanquish costs $287,650 MSRP and keeps an average $510 insurance premium.
  3. Audi R8. This punchy performance car is built for style and comfort with a touch of racy temptation, a blend that may have attracted Hugh Grant. The R8 thins a wallet by $162,900 and only $197 per month for insurance.
  4. Audi S8. Audi built the S8 with power in mind, letting celebrities like Kevin Costner flaunt with its twin-turbocharged V-8 engine and $115,900 price tag. However, its insurance is toned down to $191 per month.
  5. Bentley Continental GT. This classically-styled convertible or coupe gives its owner a thrill with a twin-turbo engine that nears 200-mph speeds. It stays in the celebrity league with a $198,500 sale price and a moderate $270 in monthly insurance costs.
  6. BMW Hydrogen 7. The unique Hydrogen 7 is a classy car good enough to be Angelina Jolie’s ride, commanding a $118,000 ticket price and only $210 per month for car insurance. This hybrid has a dual-mode fuel tank that switches between regular gasoline and liquid hydrogen.
  7. BMW i8 plug-in. This $143,400 green sports car may not have the fastest engine, but it does have curb appeal with Pierce Brosnan at the wheel. The hybrid’s insurance premium is on average $161 per month.
  8. BMW M4. Celebrities like David Hasselhoff run this speedy M4 sports coupe for a mere $66,200 at the dealership and $159 per month for insurance.
  9. Cadillac XTS. Warren Buffet rides in the simple elegance of an XTS. The car has a price at the lower end of luxury with a $46,000 MSRP and $167 per month insurance premium.
  10. Ferrari 458 Italia. This speedster packs 562-horsepower, meeting many driver’s dream for curb appeal and power. Yet only a celebrity or successful business person could afford the $240,000 price tag, albeit its insurance drops off to $165 per month.
  11. Ferrari California. The California combines ample power with a top-down style that makes it a daily driving choice for celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. But this convertible also defines class with its $202,723 sale price and $648 insurance.
  12. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Remember John Statham’s sporty racer from our most expensive celebrity cars list? It still packs a punch on the road while denting your wallet with $320,000 MSRP and $1,015 monthly insurance premium.
  13. Ferrari LaFerrari. This 950-horsepower, top-dollar sports car sets celebrities back a whopping $2.1 million and $926 per month for insurance — and that’s if Ferrari feels the celebrity is qualified.
  14. Jaguar F-Type. The F-Type series costs $61,745 with $148 monthly insurance in exchange for its sporty look and powerful engine. Plus, some models come with a bit more gusto for the speed hungry.
  15. Lamborghini Aventador. The Aventador was named after a famous bull from the Spanish Corrada, hinting at the car’s numbing power and blistering speed. Yet your finances will take a hit to afford its $399,500 price tag and $568 monthly insurance — unless you’re Nicki Minaj.
  16. Lamborghini Huracan. Owners like Lady GaGa flaunt their $199,800 speed demon on the road or track with several Huracan editions. Drivers love the car’s razor sharp design and even edgier racing performance of 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, albeit with a $436 insurance premium.
  17. Land Rover Range Rover. Can manufacturers blend offroad and status in a luxurious SUV model? Yes, George Lopez and Melissa McCarthy claim this ride at its $85,650 MSRP and $227 monthly premium.
  18. Lexus SC. A simplistic luxury convertible that’s perfect for cruising and for actress Mila Kunis. The car keeps a relatively low $64,750 ticket price and only costs $160 per month to insure.
  19. Mercedes McLaren SLR. Money buys power with this car for celebrities like Michael Jordan and Kanye West who drop $1.45 million to get over 600 horsepower of athletic speed and style. However, the SLR has a lower premium of $244 per month for insurance.
  20. Mercedes G-Class. Russell Wilson and Matt Kemp have both been seen in this military-style SUV. The offroader goes for $122,400 at the dealership and $220 for insurance.
  21. Mercedes S-Class. Lush luxury is the name of this car’s game, something that’s attracted Jim Carrey to this ride for a cost of $96,600 and $220 in insurance premium.
  22. Mercedes SLS. This 6.2-liter V-8 coupe lets drivers like Eddie Murphy marry ample performance and top-down style with daily driving comfort — all for $200,000 at the dealer and a $220 monthly premium.
  23. Porsche Cayenne. This top-end performance vehicle can zip from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, impressive for an SUV. Celebrities like Mariah Carey pick this ride for $59,600 MSRP and $215 in monthly premium.
  24. Porsche 911. Sharp steering, quick acceleration, ample power and a classic style sent Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise to the dealership for this car. Today, prospective buyers pay around $89,400 for its sale price and $205 for monthly insurance.
  25. Porsche Panamera. The Panamera has a simple design and is a practical daily driving choice but still is fast and has a range of powerful engines for Porsche enthusiasts. This car comes with a $85,000 MSRP and $207 monthly premium.
  26. Rolls Royce Ghost. Owners pay $250,000 and a monthly insurance cost of $428 to sit in this Royce’s seat of luxury. The Ghost pairs its handsome interior with a twin-turbocharged engine for a speedy ride if stars like Jennifer Lopez need to reach their destination quickly.
  27. Rolls Royce Phantom. Another custom Rolls Royce ride fit for a king but also with a stately price tag of $420,325 along with its high $1,427 of monthly insurance premium.
  28. Tesla Model S. This car can cover distance and nail speed as a performance model, two impressive features for an electric sports car that has turned the heads of celebrities like Kate Hudson and George R.R. Martin. The Model S keeps a $68,000 MSRP and $227 insurance premium.
  29. Tesla Model X. If you want to mimic the car style of iconic Microsoft founder Bill Gates, you might go for the Model X. It pairs functionality with seven-person seating, long range and all-wheel drive with the cool factor via its Falcon Wing doors. The car costs $82,500 and requires $227 per month for insurance.
  30. Tesla Roadster. One of the Roadster’s famed owners is actor Matt Damon, but this model might be best known as the “Car in Space” for its space launch in 2018. The Roadster comes with a $200,000 price tag and $165 monthly premium.

Top celebrity cars and who owns them

Jennifer LopezAston Martin DB7
Janet JacksonAston Martin Vanquish
Hugh GrantAudi R8
Kevin CostnerAudi S8
Angelina JolieBMW Hydrogen 7
Pierce BrosnanBMW i8 plug-in super car
David HasselhoffBMW M4
Warren BuffettCadillac XTS
Adam SandlerDodge Challenger
Ashton KutcherFerrari California
Nicki MinajLamborghini Aventador
RihannaLamborghini Aventador
Lady Ga GaLamborghini Huracan
Jim CarreyMercedes S-Class
Eddie MurphyMercedes SLS
Mariah CareyPorche Cayenne
Tom CruisePorsche 911
Arnold SchwarzeneggerPorsche 911
50 CentRolls Royce Phantom
Bill GatesTesla Model X
Kate HudsonTesla Model S
George R.R. MartinTesla Model S
Matt DamonTesla Roadster


To determine our estimated cost, we aggregated quotes from insurance companies using this profile:

  • 2017 Ford Mustang
  • 10,001 to 15,000 miles driven yearly
  • No accidents in the past five years
  • Antitheft device on vehicle
  • Driver located in New York
  • Good credit

Our estimated price is for basic coverage, which we define as two times the state required minimum and the addition of bodily injury, property damage, uninsured motorist and personal injury protection.

Bottom line

Celebrities have a range of taste in cars including trailblazing offroaders, zippy sports cars and functional performers. Many of these cars have a sky-high ticket price, but a few favorites are viable options for mainstream drivers too. Whether your favorite model is on the list or not, compare the best insurance protection you can get, at the price you need.

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