Every quarter, Compare the Market compiles its Motor Snapshot which looks at all things motor insurance. Our interactive tools look at the cost of insurance depending on where you live, your age, employment status, gender, as well as the premiums for the most popular cars across the UK.

motor snapshot
The data is based on all motor insurance quotes undertaken via Compare the Market in Q2 2019.
Dan Hutson

Dan Hutson

Head of Motor


“ The Ford Fiesta has continued its run as Britain’s most popular car. There has been very little change at the top of the rankings with three brands dominating; Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen. These brands each have two cars in the top six most popular cars on our website. However, these particular cars are more expensive to insure on average. While the cost of cover is sometimes unlikely to be the first consideration one has when purchasing a car, it is worth keeping in mind that you could save hundreds of pounds depending on the model you choose.


“This snapshot also reminds us of the inequalities that exist within the car insurance market. Men could pay an average of £180 more than women, despite EU rules banning the use of gender as a factor when pricing insurance policies, according to our research. Equally, retired people pay more than three times less than that of someone in education and those who are unemployed could pay over £400 more than those who are employed. The reason for the huge differences in costs between demographics is because insurers price policies based on a range of factors such as location, crime rates and many others. However, in many cases, those who can afford it the least often end up paying the most. It is essential that those who may end up paying disproportionately high premiums shop around to make sure that they are on the best deal.”

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