There are a number of ways to bring down the cost of your car insurance, and choosing a car in a low insurance group is high up on the list. New drivers need to be aware that car running costs don’t stop at the initial purchase and then fuelling it. One of the biggest costs that drivers face, especially young new drivers people, is insurance. Finding the cheapest car to insure can really help keep your bills down.
The easiest way to figure out which cars will be the cheapest to insure is to look at the group rating. The lower the number, the better – insurance groups start at 1 and go all the way up to 50.
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So what are the cheapest cars to insure?
1. Toyota Yaris
With renowned eco-credentials and hybrid model the Toyota Yaris is one of the UK’s top selling cars.
It’s cheap to buy, is spacious and well equipped, and has an impressive safety rating. The Toyota Yaris could be the cheapest car to insure (depending on your driving history and other factors). It also makes for an attractive city car thanks to its compact size.
2. Kia Rio
The Kia Rio is one of the cheapest cars to insure for small families.
A stylish 5-door Air model that’s affordable and falls into insurance group number 1, the Rio has also received praise for its ample boot space and low CO2 emissions. Making a safe, comfortable and well-built family car, with Kia’s solid reputation adding even more appeal.
3. Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback
Popular with young drivers for well over a decade, the Corsa is a stylish and innovative city car from Vauxhall. The latest generation has two models (Sting and Life) in insurance group 2. A wide variety of engines is offered, with the 113bhp 1.0-litre petrol a great choice if you tend to drive short distances. Fuel economy remains excellent regardless of engine choice.
4. Hyundai i10
A classic city car, the i10 has always been cheap to own and to run. The new second generation i10 is in car insurance group 1, meaning it is far cheaper to insure than previous models. The new Hyundai i10 handling is safe and predictable, comes with a 1.0 litre engine and is packed with entertainment features, making it an ideal first car for young drivers. Voted best city car at the 2014 Car of the Year Awards.