Learning to drive for most young adults is probably one of the most exciting activities to undertake. Yet, we all know how expensive it can be!
You have to pay for lessons, the tests and everything to do with owning a car too – we’ve got ways to make learning to drive more affordable too!
Here at Admiral, our Pricing Team has calculated the 10 cheapest cars to insure for those with a provisional licence and under the age of 25.
We’ve split the list out to give you the top five new (2017) cars as well as the top five used cars which are cheapest to insure.
The list of new and second-hand cars should help make things more affordable for you.
Let’s take a closer look at the options
Top 5 cheap new cars for learner drivers to insure
1. Ford Ka - £509.97
This small city car gives a lot more than meets the eye. Its quirky design inside and out not only looks great but also caters easily for five adults, while providing a whole host of practical features. The two engine sizes will also help save your pennies on fuel!
2. ŠKODA Citigo - £525.79
What Car? named the ŠKODA Citigo as the Best City Car in its segment as part of the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016. Its 1-litre engine packs a punch and the best in class wheel-base design creates quite the roomy interior. With different models available, options are extensive, allowing you to create your perfect city run around.
3. Citroen C1 - £527.01
Packed full of modern technology, from reversing cameras to keyless entry drive, this city car can provide all of the styles and options you could ever need. Some eight-exterior paint options are also available in dual tone body and roof designs to enhance this quirky style from the new C1.
4. Renault Twingo - £533.31
The new design Twingo is packed full of all the features you want as standard! Bluetooth audio and app-connectivity are a few to mention, meaning the new Twingo could be the entire car you need. There are five models to choose from, each differing in style, but all delivering exceptional safety features and performance figures
5. Seat Mii - £537.17
This small city run-around has earnt the prestigious 5 star NCAP safety rating. Small but robust, this pocket rocket can offer customizability to each owner to make sure they enjoy their Mii to its full potential with plenty of standard features. What’s more, Seat even can give you a further £1,000 off any deal on all of their range from now until 27th January 2017!
Top 5 cheapest used cars to insure for learner drivers
1. Daewoo Matiz - £518.35
Launched back in 1998, this car may seem dated to some but it stole the show in 2000 winning ‘Best Small Car’ in the Auto Express Used Car Awards and Best Small Car on BBC2's Top Gear.
The standard SE model boasts an interior from the more superior Legenza and metallic paint. The SE+ model includes alloy-wheels and even a rear-boot spoiler to enhance its funky look. It sounds too good to be true!
2. Peugoet 107 - £545.91
The predecessor to the newly anticipated 108 provides all of the thrills and excitement it should to new drivers. The 68hp engine creates a charming thrumming sound and paired with the lightweight clutch and gearbox, the overall driving experience is joyous around town.
Opting for Active Trim will give you air-con, electric windows and Bluetooth to name a few, but the 3 star NCAP safety rating may be an issue for some.
3. Citroen C1 - £554.84
This cutesy city car has the same underpinnings as the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo, but Citroen have done their best to design refreshing exterior and interior options. Opt for the PureTech engine available with the MKII model, the C1 will perform well on longer drives too.
4. Seat Mii - £559.08
Featured once again on our list of most affordable to insure for provisional drivers – coincidence? Opting for a used Mii could enable you to opt for the slightly more desirable Design Mii model.
5. Suzuki Alto - £565.47
Small, but extremely cheap, this city car helps curb your costs by giving you exceptional miles per gallon and keeping you under the road tax threshold. If you buy one right, you may also be eligible for Suzuki’s three-year (60,000 mile) warranty.
The Alto does suffer with interior refinement – something has to give to reduce the price! But this can be rectified by going for a superior SZ4 trim.
These results are the average premiums for the top 10 cheapest cars in 2016 for policyholders with a provisional licence and aged 25 or under. If you’re after one of these brilliant cars, make sure you come to us first for your learner driver insurance quote.