The costs of motoring can soon mount up. Once you’ve bought your car and paid any necessary Vehicle Emissions Duty (that’s car tax to you and me), you need to pay for fuel and, of course, insurance.
Exactly how much you’ll pay for insurance will vary dramatically depending on a range of factors, from your age and driving experience to where you live, where you keep the car and what you do for a living.
But all cars have insurance ratings attached to them, and these five cars have the lowest insurance groups of all cars currently on sale. If you go for one of these, you can at least be sure that the car itself is as frugal on insurance as it can be, and surely everyone wants a cheap car to insure?
- Ford Ka+
- Nissan Micra
- Smart ForFour
- Volkswagen Polo
- Volkswagen Up
supermini, an entry-level car that’s smaller than the Fiesta
but majors in practicality and value-for-money. Small wonder then that with an insurance group of 1E, the 1.2 TiVCT 70 horsepower Studio version is one of the cheapest cars to insure that you can buy.
Nissan’s funky little Micra
comes with bags of safety equipment and plenty of customisation options, making it a very attractive low insurance car. If you opt for the 1.0-litre, 71 horsepower petrol engine you can choose from a range of trim levels, all of which have a 1E insurance group.
The quirky little ForFour
isn’t to be confused with the smaller – and more often-seen – Smart ForTwo
. Whereas that has just two seats, the ForFour will seat, well, four, with two sets of doors but a still-diminutive size. In 1.0-litre, 71 horsepower Pure trim, it has a low insurance group of 1E.
is one of our standout small cars
, with great build quality and plenty of creature comforts. Opt for a 1.0-litre, 65 horsepower engine and you can have it in S, SE or Beats trim while staying in the 1E insurance group. If you’re happy with the SE trim, you can also have the 75 horsepower version in the same group.
Volkswagen’s smallest car, but it’s an excellent city runabout
with bags of style and fun behind the wheel. If you specify the 1.0-litre, 60 horsepower engine, you can have a three-door or five-door model in Move or Take trims without straying out of the cheap 1E insurance group.