Cheapest cars to insure

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5 Aug, 2014 1:15pm Steve Walker

Here are the cheapest cars to insure in the UK: the perfect cars for 18 or 19 year-old new drivers or anyone looking to save money

Finding the cheapest cars to insure isn't always an easy task, with ever-changing engines and trim levels in cars meaning the models that will cost the least to cover are always changing. You could be a 20 year-old first time driver or an experienced motorist, but getting hold of a model with a low insurance group will be a concern for many - and our list shows you which cars are available to you.

All of the cars in our list, sorted alphabetically, are in insurance group 1 or 2, the lowest available. That means they have been rated as the least risky for the insurance companies to cover, and so will cost less to insure, even for young drivers.

Make sure that you're also shopping around for insurance quotes, too - getting a car with a low insurance group is no good if you end up being ripped off by an overcharging insurance firm. You can use price comparison websites to get a good idea of how much you're likely to be charged, but remember that some companies do not advertise on these sites and you may get a better deal by calling up.

First time drivers will want to build up a few years of no claims bonus on a cheap-to-insure car, and some of the models available on this list make great choices - you can also check out our list of the best first cars to see our favourites.

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Cheapest cars to insure 2014

Click the tabs on the top left of this page or the links below for full details on the cheapest cars to insure in the UK at the moment. 

Dacia Sandero 1.2
Hyundai i10 1.0
Peugeot Partner Tepee 1.6 VTi
Skoda Citigo
Suzuki Alto Vauxhall Corsa
Volkswagen Up!

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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Cheapest cars to insure continued…

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, but will still help keep your insurance premiums in check.

Citroen C1
Ford Ka
Ford Fiesta
Kia Picanto
Kia Rio
Proton Satri Neo
Smart ForTwo
Toyota iQ

Vauxhall Adam

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For an alternative view on the cheapest cars to insure, check out our sister site Carbuyer.

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"By choosing one these new models from the lowest car insurance groupings, even first time drivers can get on the road without breaking the bank. "

What about the £200 you have to fork out a month, plus depositm it costs you for a brand new car?!

what a pointless article. the cheapest cars to insure are the cheapest cars to buy. really? wow! and i was expecting to see the latest Lambo on there.
What about cheapest 2nd hand cars (and less than cheapest new cars) with a bit of 'oomph' - that would be interesting...

Where does it say you have to buy new?

They are all tiny, tinny cars. So if a truck runs into you, you are dead. If you value your life and your family's lives buy an old big Mercedes or Volvo and insure it third party.

Third party can sometimes be more expensive than fully comp..

In the sentence "By choosing one these new models... ".

Can't beeat a old classic car on classic car insurance like Mini, Moggie or 1.3 Mk1 Escort their insurance is the lowest on the road.

Add a pre 1973 it's tax exempt. No road tax to pay.

Pre 1960 no MOT test costs ever to pay for.

Old classic are appreciating in value like a good wine, won't loose half their value like a new car in 3 years.

But at least all family won't be lying on a slab in an undertakers when the small car gets hit by a truck, false economy like Brian says. l think that was the point he was making.

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