Owning a car is not always the cheapest. With the cost of fuel, maintenance and car insurance, it can all add up. Car insurance is expensive, and seems to be rising with each passing year.
There are a number of ways to bring the cost of your car insurance down, and choosing a car in the right insurance group is high up on the list. When choosing a car to buy it is important to consider insurance group ratings, each car is assigned to an insurance group, group 1 cars are the cheapest to insure, and group 50 cars are the most expensive to insure. Cars are rated on their price, performance, repair cost and security. As the driver you are also judged based on, age, occupation, where you live and your driving record, these are all factors that come into play when calculating the overall insurance cost. Here at Warrantywise we have compiled a list of cars with low insurance costs, scroll down to see.
The new second generation Hyundai i10, falls into insurance group 1, therefore, making it cheaper to insure than previous models. Equipped with 1.0 litre engine, the i10 is a fantastic city car with low running costs, and can handle the motorway just like a bigger and more expensive car. The i10 features an interesting design, with an improved ride, therefore, making it an ideal first car for young drivers.
For those looking for a cheap, small car, with low running costs, the Fiat Panda is the ideal choice. The spacious car offers a decent drive, and with its tall body there is a good amount of interior space, as well as many customisation options available. Thanks to its big windows, the car offers great visibility, making it an easy car to drive with decent fuel economy.
The Yaris is a great option if you are looking to buy a cheap car with impressive safety ratings, featuring 2nd on the Warrantywise reliability table, the Yaris may be the cheapest car to insure based on your driving history. The Yaris is a great city car due to its compact size and eco models.
The Corsa is a very popular car amongst many drivers, making it one of Britain’s best selling cars. The entry-level Corsa Sting and Corsa Life come in at just group 2, making it one of the cheapest cars to insure on our list. The Corsa has reasonable running costs, and is an overall good value car with modern interior.
An impressive small car, the Volkswagen Up! is one of the cheapest to insure featuring in group 1. The Up! is a smart looking car, great to drive and with an impressive economical engine, it is one of the best city cars on the market.
The SEAT Mii is an environmental friendly cost effective car, and due to it’s low emissions it is exempt from road tax, making it an even more affordable car on top of its low insurance costs. With its agile handling, and great visibility the Mii is great fun to drive, on both local roads and the motorway.
Worry about fitting your car in to a small parking space? The Ford Ka is your answer. Due to its compact size you will never have to worry about fitting it in to small parking spaces. The KA is cheap to run, buy and insure, making it the perfect all rounder.
The 5 door spacious Dacia Sandero is one of the cheapest cars to buy and insure, making it a perfect family car for those on a budget. It is a surprisingly large car with more interior space than its rivals. It comes well equipped as long as you avoid the basic model, and is enjoyable to drive.
The Skoda Citigo, falls into insurance group 1 as a result of its low price. The driving experience of the Skoda Citigo, is what sets the car apart from its rivals. Thanks to its light controls and engineering the Citigo is a satisfying drive on both local roads and the motorway.
The Qashqai proves that it is not always city cars and small hatchbacks that are affordable to drive and run. The interior space offers passengers with plenty of legroom. The Qashqai is a small SUV, and is near enough as cheap to run a conventional family hatchback. Although more expensive to insure than other makes mentioned, the low running cost makes the Qashqai an ideal choice for families.