Young and need help reducing your car insurance costs?’s cheapest cars in the UK to insure for 2016/17

If you’re looking for ways to reduce the cost of your car insurance and have exhausted all options on comparison websites, maybe you should consider looking at what the cheapest new cars in the UK are to insure at the moment.
The cost of keeping a car on the road is very expensive and for young drivers, even more so with the huge costs for insurance. A smart way of keeping your running costs down is by finding the cheapest car to insure.'s cheapest cars in the UK to insure for 2016/17

Cheapest cars in the UK to insure – the Vauxhall Corsa is on the list © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

New young drivers soon discover that the cost of their insurance comes down to many factors, not just about what the value of their car is, and in many instances, the price for one year’s cover can far exceed the car’s value.

To find out which cars are the cheapest to insure, you need to check their group rating. Insurance groups go from 1 right up to 50 but it’s a case of the lower the better.

The general consensus is that new cars with the lowest insurance group numbers are usually cheaper than cars without. Another thing to remember, is that whilst comparison websites do help you to find the best quotes, not all insurance companies advertise on them, so phoning up for a quote might be a good idea.

The 10 cars listed below are all rated either a group 1 or 2 – a fine selection of first cars for new young drivers. If however, if the cost of insurance far outweighs owning a brand new car, then our second list of cars are all great first car options too.

1. Skoda Citigo
2. Vauxhall Corsa
3. Skoda Fabia
4. Smart ForFour
5. Hyundai i10 1.0
6. SEAT Mii
7. Kia Picanto 1.0
8. Dacia Sandero 1.2
9. Renault Twingo 1.0 Expression
10. Volkswagen Up!

The following car line-up didn’t quite make it into the list for insurance group 1 or 2, rather 3 or 4, but they can still help to keep your insurance costs lower.

Vauxhall Adam
Smart ForTwo
Hyundai i20
Dacia Logan MCV
MG 3
Fiat Panda
Vauxhall Viva
Toyota Yaris

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