The cheapest cars to insure aren't always easy to discover: there are so many factors that insurers take into account that you can never really be sure which models command the lowest insurance premiums.
It's something that affects everyone too. From a 17 year-old new driver to the most experienced motorists, a car that is cheap to insure comes high in many people's car buying priorities.
Although there are other factors in play, the simplest way to work out how expensive a car is to insure would be its insurance group. All of the cars in our main list on this page are in insurance group 1 or 2 - the lowest possible. These cars have been ranked as being low risk by the insurance industry, and so premiums are smaller - even for young or first-time drivers.
Our top tip is to shop around when looking for your car insurance - don't just rely on the insurance group. Check any of the cars with your own details on price comparison sites to make sure you know which car and insurer to go for before you make a purchase. Do remember that some companies do not advertise on these comparison sites and you may get a better deal by phoning them up too.
Check out our list of the best first cars to see our favourites for young drivers, but if insurance cost is your biggest hurdle to car ownership then make sure you check out the list below. It doubles as a list of solid, affordable first-car choices as well.
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.
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.
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.
Now check out our round-up of the most practical cars on sale now...
For an alternative view on the cheapest cars to insure, check out our sister site Carbuyer.