Car insurance group 8

The make and model of car you drive can influence how much you pay for car insurance. If you’re thinking of buying a new or used vehicle, it’s handy to know that cars in insurance group 8 are some of the cheapest to insure. They include versions of the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf.

The make and model of car you drive can influence how much you pay for car insurance. If you’re thinking of buying a new or used vehicle, it’s handy to know that cars in insurance group 8 are some of the cheapest to insure. They include versions of the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf.

Julie Daniels
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Last Updated 26 OCTOBER 2022

Which cars are in car insurance group 8?

Cars in insurance group 8 are at the cheaper end of the scale when it comes to calculating your insurance premium. That’s because they have less powerful engines, are known for being reliable and repair costs tend to be lower. 

All cars registered in the UK belong to a specific car insurance group. Thatcham Research ranks cars into groups from 1 to 50 based on their market value, cost of repairs and the risk of them being involved in an accident. This is used as a guide by insurance providers to calculate premiums. On average, the lower the group, the less you’ll pay for insurance. There are plenty of other factors that come into play like a driver’s age, history and habits, but insurance group 8 is a good place to start if you want to keep costs down.

Cars in group 8 include:

Make Model
Chevrolet Trax LS 1.6LS, 5d
Citroen Airscape 1.0 VTi Feel, 3dr
Daihatsu Cuore 1.0 E, 3dr
Fiat 500  Pop Star Dualogic, 3dr
Ford Fiesta Active Edition Edition 1.0T EcoBoost 100ps, auto, 5dr
Fiat Panda 0.9 TwinAir Antarctica 4x4, 5dr
Hyundai  i30S 1.4 Blue Drive S, 5d
Kia Rio Hatchback 1.0 T GDi 2 5dr DCT
Mini Countryman 1.6 (Media Pack), 5dr
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 Twist, 3dr

Who are group 8 cars most suitable for? 

This is a good group if you’re looking for a family hatchback or small SUV that’s cheap to insure. You can find versions of popular models such as the Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Golf in this category.  

As there are plenty of smaller, fuel-efficient cars in this group, it also makes it suitable for younger drivers looking to keep their costs down – although there are groups with even cheaper models. Motor insurance tends to be very expensive for younger and inexperienced drivers, so it could be a sensible move to look for a car in a low insurance group during your first few years on the road.

How can I check my car insurance group? 

That’s easy. You can find out your number using our free car insurance group checker. Just enter a few details about your car or the car you’re interested in buying, including the:

  • Make and model
  • Year of registration
  • Number of doors
  • Fuel type
  • Transmission type.

If your vehicle falls into a low insurance category, you’ll generally pay a lower premium – so bear this in mind if you’re looking for a new car.

Once you’ve found your group, you can start a quote with us to see how much you could be paying for car insurance.

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