- Car insurance groups help indicate how much insurance you’ll pay
- Models can appear in different groups, depending on their specifications
- Lower-spec cars tend to be cheaper to insure
Cars with cheap insurance
Cars with cheap insurance are available if you know where to look. Our guide includes the cheapest cars to insure in 2019, cheapest car insurance groups and more.
Note that different factors, such as your postcode and your personal driving record, can also influence how much insurance you’ll end up paying.
Cars are sorted into insurance groups based on their value when bought new, their safety and security, performance and the cost of repairs, amongst other factors.
Note that insurers may choose to set their own insurance groups, though they are likely to be similar to the standard groups.
As specifications (like trim level, engine size and type) can vary for car models, they may fall into more than one insurance group. For example, the Ford Fiesta hatchback is in insurance groups 1 to 3 in the Style trim, but the base model / standard trim is in insurance groups 10 to 15.
It’s worth doing your research and shopping around for the best deals (more on that below), but these cars are a great starting point for cheap car insurance.
- Volkswagen Polo Hatchback S (Group 1)
- Hyundai i10 (Groups 1-2)
- Skoda Citigo (Groups 1-3)
- Volkswagen Up (Groups 1-3)
- Ford Ka+ Studio (Groups 1-3)
- Dacia Logan MCV Access (Groups 2-4)
- Nissan Micra Hatchback (latest model) (Groups 1-11)
- Fiat Panda (Groups 3-7)
- Ford Fiesta Hatchback Style (2017) (Groups 2-8)
- Kia Rio Hatchback (latest model) (Groups 4-7)
There are several options, including:
- Adding low risk drivers to your policy can reduce your premium
- Reducing your premium by opting for a higher excess
- Having a black box fitted into your car
- Some research suggests that getting your quote 3 weeks (21 days) before your current policy expires helps secure a better price and can potentially save hundreds.
Read more: Read our top 10 ways to save on car insurance for more tips.
Different insurers can have different criteria, so you could find cheaper policies by shopping around. You may be able to save hundreds on your renewal quote or when insuring a new car.
- Premium – an insurance premium is the amount you must pay for your insurance policy
- Policy – a document covering the terms and conditions of your insurance contract
- Excess – a fixed amount of money you pay if you make an insurance claim
- Damage to your car, another vehicle or property in an accident
- Injuries to yourself or someone else
- Theft or attempted theft
- Fire damage
Be aware that less comprehensive coverage isn’t always cheaper and that not all insurance policies offer the same cover.
Really take the time to read the small print and understand what an insurance policy covers and whether it offers value for money.
Driving without insurance can result in heavy consequences, including a minimum fine of £300 and six penalty points on your licence. If the case escalates and you end up in court, you can face an unlimited fine and disqualification from driving.