Compact, subcompact, supermini… Smart cars are often described in terms that underline their most notable feature: their dimensions. Tiny cars for crowded urban environments, Smart motors have been called ‘pioneering’ and ‘revolutionary’. Small enough to park nose-to-kerb in even the tightest of spaces, they can also be light on fuel consumption and car insurance costs.

Smart cars are possibly the only vehicles to have been inspired by a timepiece. You may be surprised to learn that they’re actually the brainchild of a watch manufacturer, not a carmaker. While CEO of Swatch, Nicolas Hayek was looking to create a small and stylish city car, based on the strategies and features that defined his firm’s watches during the 1980s. The result was a groundbreaking joint venture between Swatch and Daimler-Benz, which came about in 1994. Four years later, the first Smart model, the city-Coupe, rolled off a brand new production line. Its soft-top cousin, the city-Cabrio, then followed in 2000. The current Smart range comprises two long-standing models, the two-seater ForTwo and the ForFour hatchback.

Given the cost advantages of driving a smaller car, you won’t want to pay over the odds when insuring your Smart. That’s why we’ll compare over 100 providers to help make it quick and easy to find a deal that’s right for you.

It goes without saying that we must have car insurance to protect ourselves and our cars. ‘Third party’ cover is the minimum required, for any damage caused to others. But you might want to cover your own car too. In which case, you’ll need to think about a ‘fully comprehensive’ policy for your Smart – some 94% of our car insurance customers opt for this type of insurance.

We can help you compare car insurance quotes based on your particular needs. Are you looking to protect a well-earned no-claims bonus? No problem. After all, a few years’ worth of no-claims bonus can really bring down the cost of covering your Smart.

Start comparing insurance prices for your  Smart car now – and see how much money you might be able to save.