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Audi A1 car insurance

Why choose an Audi A1?

If you’re looking for a compact city car but you still want to turn heads, the Audi A1 could be a good choice. Audi’s sporty supermini offers a smooth, quiet ride alongside the sharp looks and premium features you’d expect from the German luxury car brand.

The A1 is Audi’s smallest and most affordable model. Although more expensive to buy than other comparable small cars, the upmarket A1 does offer reasonably low running costs. It also has a 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

The Audi A1 has been available in the UK since 2010, but if you’ve had your heart set on buying one, now might be your last chance. The A1 is set to be discontinued, as Audi focuses on lower-emission models.

What insurance group is my Audi A1 in?

The insurance group of your Audi A1 will depend on the specific model you own and the year it was manufactured, as well as the fuel type and number of doors. The insurance group is based on factors like the size of the engine, the price tag of the vehicle and how much it costs to repair.

The Audi A1 is available in many different editions, offering a broad range of engines and trims. For that reason, Audi A1s fall into a wide variety of insurance groups, for example:

Model Insurance group
Audi A1 Sport TDI (2012-2014) 14
Audi A1 Technik 30 TFSI 116 19
Audi A1 S1 Nav Quattro TFSi 230 37

Use our car insurance group checker to find out what insurance group your A1 is in.

What affects the cost of my Audi A1 insurance?

The type of car you drive isn’t the only factor that determines the price you’ll pay for your car insurance. The cost of your Audi A1 car insurance will also depend on factors including where you live, your age and how much you drive.

Use our comparison service to compare personalised quotes for your Audi A1 car insurance and find cover that works for you at the right price.

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What cover do I need for my Audi A1?

There are three levels of cover available for your Audi A1:

  • Third party – is the minimum level of cover legally required to drive in the UK. Third-party car insurance covers you for any damage or injury you cause to other people and their property while driving.
  • Third-party, fire and theft – covers you if your Audi 1 is stolen or damaged by fire, as well as protecting you against third-party injury or damage.
  • Comprehensive policies – cover any damage caused to your own car, regardless of whose fault it was, as well as injury and damage to other people and vehicles.

Despite offering the most protection, comprehensive car insurance can be the cheapest option for many drivers. It’s worth comparing different levels of cover to find a policy that offers the right protection for your Audi A1 at the right price.

What extras can I add to my Audi A1 car insurance policy?

You can usually add more cover to your Audi A1 car insurance policy, for an extra cost. Optional add-ons may include:

Breakdown cover

Breakdown cover includes roadside assistance and recovery to a local garage for repairs if your A1 breaks down. You can also add on European breakdown cover for trips abroad.

Personal belongings cover

Possessions cover cover the cost of replacing any possessions that are stolen from your car or damaged in a fire or accident.

Windscreen cover

Windscreen cover to take care of the costs of repairing or replacing your windscreen if it’s broken or chipped.

Motor legal protection

Motor legal protection could help to cover your legal expenses if you want to claim against another driver or if you have a claim brought against you as a result of a car accident.

Courtesy car cover 

Courtesy car cover means you’ll get a replacement car to use while yours is being repaired after an accident.

No claims bonus protection

To prevent you losing your no claims discount if you do need to mak a claim.

Lost keys cover

Lost keys cover to pay for your car keys to be replaced or reprogramming if they’re lost and stolen.

Personal accident cover

Personal accident insurance cover if you or your partner are seriously injured or killed in a car accident.

Wrong fuel cover

Misfuelling cover to cover the cost of draining your fuel tank and repairing any damage if you accidentally put the wrong fuel in your A1.

You may find that some of these extras are included as standard in comprehensive car insurance policies. If you do decide to add on cover to your policy, read the fine print to make sure you know what’s included and what’s not.

Why compare Audi A1 car insurance with Compare the Market?

If you’re in the market for car insurance for your Audi A1, it makes sense to compare quotes and check you’re getting a good deal. That’s where we come in.

We compare quotes from 58 car insurance providers[1], so you can find a policy that works for you and save on your premiums. And there are substantial savings to be made. 51% of our customers could save up to £531[2] on their car insurance.

Compare quotes for your Audi A1 now and see if you can save.

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[1] Correct as of June 2024.

[2] Based on Online independent research by Consumer Intelligence during June 2024, 51% of customers could achieve this saving on their car insurance through Compare the Market.


Frequently asked questions

Is the Audi A1 expensive to run?

The Audi A1 is fairly economical to run. It’s more efficient than the Mini, one of its closest competitors in terms of size and luxury.

How can I get cheaper car insurance for my Audi A1?

Here are a few ways you can try to find cheaper car insurance for your Audi A1:

  • Reduce your annual mileage – the fewer miles you drive, the more likely you are to have an accident.
  • Pay annually – if you choose to pay in monthly instalments, you’ll have to pay interest on your premiums.
  • Park your car in a secure place – parking your A1 in a garage or driveway could make it less vulnerable to theft.
  • Shop around – check what other insurance providers are offering to make sure you’re getting a competitive deal.

For more tips on how to save on your Audi A1 car insurance, read our guide on how to find the cheapest car insurance deals.

Is the Audi A1 a good first car?

It depends on the model you choose and how much you can afford to spend on your first set of wheels. Although the A1 is Audi’s cheapest model (at least for now) it still comes with a sizeable price tag compared to other compact city cars.

Although there are some Audi A1 models in lower insurance groups, many fall into groups 15-25, meaning they might not be the best choice for young drivers looking to save on their premiums.