Looking to save money on your car insurance? Comparethemarket.com has released details of the top 10 cheapest cars to insure, based on the average price returned for cars with more than 1,000 enquiries for a particular model. By choosing one of these cars, you stand a better chance of not paying through the nose.
10. Dacia Duster: £541.72
According to Comparethemarket.com, where you live and where you store the car can have a big effect on the price of car insurance. The premium is affected by the risk of the vehicle being stolen and being bumped into when parked. Having access to a garage might lower the premium, but some insurers increase the price based on drivers misjudging the width of their car.
9. Mazda CX-5: £535.95
Your employment status will have also affect the premium. For example, you’ll pay more if you drive regularly as part of your job or if you carry expensive tools or equipment in your vehicle. Racing drivers pay more, as do journalists and window cleaners
8. Hyundai ix20: £531.21
Well-mannered and law-abiding citizens drive cars like the Hyundai ix20, which is why it’s a cheap car to drive. Having three points on your licence for a minor speeding offence will have a small impact, whereas a previous ban for drink-driving will make it hard to find a cheap policy. Some insurers will refuse to insure a previously convicted drink-driver.
7. Skoda Kodiaq: £515.48
The Skoda Kodiaq is one of the best crossovers on the market, but it’s not going to appeal to a young driver. For 17 to 25-year-olds, the cost of insurance can be as expensive as the vehicle itself, but the premiums will start to decrease from the age of 26.
6. Renault Kadjar: £507.89
Comparethemarket.com is very specific here, referencing the Renault Kadjar Dynamique S Nav dCi 110 as one of the cheapest cars to insure.
5. Kia Venga 3: £499.26
Look, it’s the Kia Venga…
Comparethemarket.com loves the Kia Venga, boys.
4. SsangYong Korando: £495.92
The SsangYong Korando offers exceptional value for money, with prices starting from as little as £16,295. It should be cheap to insure, with Comparethemarket.com quoting an average of £495.92 for the SUV.
3. Citroen C3 Picasso: £488.22
The Citroen C3 Picasso has been replaced by the new C3 Aircross, but the old model is the one to have if you’re hoping to save money on your car insurance.
2. Skoda Roomster: £481.44
The Roomster disappeared from the Skoda range in 2015, but its practicality and clever packaging means that it’s a popular used car. It’s good to know it’ll be cheap to insure.
1. Skoda Yeti: £456.49
But it’s not the cheapest, because that accolade belongs to the now-departed Skoda Yeti. Another good reason to buy the quirky and brilliant Yeti, as if you needed an excuse.