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Vauxhall Corsa car insurance

Would you believe that the Corsa has been with us in its various forms for over 30 years? It’s fair to say that the styling has certainly modernised over the years and the Corsa remains a familiar sight on the British roads. 



It was the second bestselling car in the UK last year (2015), with over 90,000 new models sold. It’s the same story so far this year with over 33,000 sold by the end of May 2016, second again on the best sellers list….second behind the Fiesta if you’re interested.

The Corsa is popular with customers here at comparethemarket.com too. In fact, young people, between 17 and 24 enquired about the Corsa more than any other car, making up 15% of all enquiries.

With its spacious interior, great driving position, and smooth ride quality it’s a pleasure to drive. Every current version also comes well equipped with Bluetooth, it’s kind on the pocket too being good value for money and cheap to run.

But what about car insurance, is the Vauxhall Corsa cheap to insure?

Insuring the Vauxhall Corsa

Obviously, the cost of insuring a car depends on many things. Some of the factors relate to you the driver, while others depend on the car itself.

A number of things influence your price, such as

  • How old you are
  • How long you’ve been driving
  • Where you live
  • How many miles a year you will drive
  • The cars market value
  • Which ‘insurance group’ the car belongs to

Looking at the insurance group that the car belongs to can give you a good idea of whether the car is generally cheap or expensive to insure.

The insurance group is a rating system devised by insurance bodies which gives all cars a group number between 1 and 50. Usually the lower the group the cheaper the premium. They put these together after looking at a number of different things such as:

  • The power of the car
  • How cheap it is to repair
  • The cost of spare parts
  • The availability of spare parts

So, let’s have a look at the new Corsa insurance groups. If you’re looking for a new Corsa you’ll realise that’s there an almost bewildering array of choice. Around 140 different model and engine combinations. So where do you start?

Don’t worry, we won’t list them all, but here’s a few to give you a feel. As you can see, the model you choose could have a bearing on the insurance cost given the differences between insurance groups. A big difference if you’re thinking sporty.

Corsa models

Model Insurance group
1.2 Life  2
1.2 Sting 2
1.2 Design 3
1.2 Limited 3
1.2 Excite 3
1.2 SE 3
1.4 Life 6
1.4 Sting 6
1.4 Design 6
1.4 Excite 6
1.4 SE 6
1.4 Limited 7
1.4 Elite 8
1.3 CDTI Design 8
1.4T SRi 10
1.0T Sting ecoFLEX 11
1.4T Red and black edition 21
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For second hand models, similar groupings apply with most basic models between groups 4 and 8. That said, the 1.0 12 V Expression is an insurance group 1 whilst the 16 valve SRi is a tasty group 26.

As we’ve said, the cost of your insurance will depend on your specific circumstances, but we can tell you that the average Corsa insurance through comparethemarket.com in Feb 2016 was £696.61.

This compares with £611.58 for a Golf, £651 for a Clio and £593 for the Fiesta.

If you’re a young driver, we’re afraid that the cost of insuring a car is always more expensive. The average price for Corsa car insurance for a driver aged between 17 and 24 is £1,162.

The competitors are similarly more expensive with a Golf costing £1,328 on average, the Clio £1,121 and the Fiesta £1,110.

Our average premiums are based on all our customer quotes, from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories. You may find a cheaper or more expensive quote based on your personal circumstances. All average premiums are based on comparethemarket.com data in from April 2016.

Whatever your circumstances, it always pays to compare. Use our car insurance comparison service to see how much you could save on Vauxhall Corsa car insurance today.

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