Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2018
Looking for the cheapest car to insure? Low insurance premiums can save you hundreds, so here are the 10 cheapest cars to insure in the UK
Unfortunately for your unsuspecting wallet, all UK motorists must have car insurance and that means paying your insurance premiums every year. Over recent times, the cost of car insurance has been on the rise, which is why it’s important that everyone, from young drivers to OAPs, hunts around to find the best insurance deal.
Some marques offer customers simple ‘just add fuel’ deals, taking away the stress of sourcing insurance. However, for the most part motorists have a whole cavalcade of separate costs to consider of which insurance is a big one, especially for young drivers.
Insurance premiums are calculated using a couple of different variables. Ask any student motorist trying to insure their first car, the value of the vehicle is just the tip of the iceberg – often the cost of cover for a year will far exceed the value of the vehicle itself.
To make it easier to assess which cars are the cheapest to insure, there is an insurance group rating system. The higher the number, the lighter your wallet will be when the insurance premium is paid, so the closer to one you can get (the scale goes up to 50), the better. As you would expect, every car in this list is rated insurance group 1 or 2.
Even though a list like this is incredibly useful, your money saving measures should not end after you’ve chosen one of the cheapest cars to insure. Make sure you shop around, calling top insurers and using price comparison sites to maximise your savings. Due to the varied living situations we are all in, the cheapest car to insure for one person may not be the cheapest to insure for another – the only dead cert is that, due to these cars being in the lowest insurance groups, they will generate lower quotes than those in much higher groups.
A word of warning, comparison websites are great for getting a large number of quotes, but not all of the big names advertise on them, so by picking up the phone and contacting these larger insurers directly, you may get a better deal.
On top of the list below for cheapest insurance, check out the Auto Express ‘best first cars’ list, which looks at other important aspects of a car that will matter to young drivers, such as safety and economy.
Cheapest cars to insure 2018
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All of the models listed in alphabetical order above fall into insurance groups 1 or 2 but if none of them appeal, just keep reading.
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Below is our list of the cars with low insurance costs that didn’t quite make it into our main run-down of insurance group 1 and 2 cars. These cars have models in their range that fall into insurance group 3 or 4, but will still help keep your insurance premiums in check.
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