The cheapest cars to insure in the UK are shown in a variety of categories.
The data is based on May 2022 and categories include the best cars for new drivers, young drivers, families, sports car fans and those looking to go electric.
on the basis of insurance premium from admiral insuranceThe study found that in May the average annual premium cost for car insurance in the UK was £574.
Drivers in Scotland get the best value premium, paying 13% less than the UK average with an annual cost of £497.
Unsurprisingly, premiums were highest in Greater London with a cost of £750, an increase of 31% over the UK average.
And Admiral confirmed that it does not calculate insurance by gender, with its May pricing data showing that men paid an average of £623 for their premiums, compared to £514 for women 21 % paid more.
Best for New Drivers – Volkswagen Up!
Insurance for new drivers is insanely expensive but Volkswagen Up is here to help.
The maximum insurance group it sits in is four out of 50 groups, but most are actually in one or two.
This means that this is Admiral’s cheapest average price for new drivers, which is £750.12 for the year.
Best for 17-25 year olds – Skoda Citigo
The Skoda Citigo was actually a little cheaper to buy when new than the VW Up and is essentially the same car.
However, it is the cheapest option for slightly older drivers between the ages of 17 and 25.
Most Citigo models fall into one or two groups for insurance and the average price for the Admiral is £512.18 for the year.
Best for Families – Ford Puma
If you need a slightly larger family car, the Ford Puma is a great option.
This part is visible and has enough space for rear passengers and luggage. It is great to drive too.
With this sitting in insurance groups as low as 14, it is the Admiral’s cheapest family motor, averaging £303.19 for the year.
Best to Go Electric – Volkswagen ID.3
It’s no secret that electrics will save you money on ‘fuel’, but they are still more expensive to buy on average.
They are also more expensive to insure on average, but some are well priced.
The best is the VW ID.3 which has an average premium of £379.69 with the Admiral and the MG5 was not far behind.
Best Sports Car – BMW Z4
And if you’re looking for something a little more sportier, you can assume you’ll have to pay up the nose for insurance.
This is the case with some sports cars, but some are surprisingly affordable.
According to Admiral the cheapest is the BMW Z4, with an average annual premium of £479.95.