Minnesota drivers pay an average of $1,422 per year for car insurance, though rates vary depending on where in the state you live.
Drivers in Minnesota already have the advantage of paying on the lower end for car insurance compared to the rest of the country, but shopping around can still mean big savings.
Policygenius can help you compare rates from top companies so you can find the right policy at the best price.
Cheapest car insurance companies in Minnesota
The amount you pay for car insurance is determined by a number of factors, including your age, location, driving history, and credit score.
Not all companies charge the same amount for coverage, which is why it’s important to shop around and compare rates before you buy a policy.
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West Bend Mutual
Cheapest car insurance companies by age in Minnesota
Since younger drivers are inexperienced and get into more accidents, they are often charged the most for car insurance. Rates typically go down by the time a driver turns 25 and is no longer in the highest-risk age group.
Choosing the right car insurance company in Minnesota
The right car insurance company for you is the one that offers you the coverage you need at an affordable price. Look for a company that offers:
Good value: Insurance doesn't do you any good if you can't afford the coverage you need.
Discounts: Whether you're bundling your policies or taking advantage of low mileage savings, there are lots of ways to lower your premiums.
Solid customer service: No one wants to get into an accident, but if you do, no-hassle claims can provide peace of mind.
Policygenius can help you see quotes from top companies and compare options, so you can find the best policy at the right rates.
Car insurance rates for drivers with driving violations in Minnesota
Generally, the more accidents and violations in your driving history, the more you’ll pay for car insurance. A recent accident on your driving record will mean higher premiums, and too many accidents or violations could send a red flag to companies that you’re a high-risk driver.
Cheapest car insurance for drivers with bad credit in Minnesota
While some states prohibit insurance companies from using drivers’ credit scores to determine their premiums, that isn’t the case in Minnesota.
For Minnesota drivers, a poor credit score will likely mean paying more for your policy, which makes it all the more important to shop around and compare rates before you buy.
Rates for drivers with bad credit
West Bend Mutual
North Star Mutual
Car insurance costs in Minnesota cities
Generally, city drivers pay more for car insurance. The more cars there are on the road, the greater the chances of accidents and claims. Car insurance companies also look at the crime rates and repair costs in a given area. Here’s what drivers pay in the 10 biggest cities in Minnesota:
St. Paul: $1,868
Brooklyn Park: $1,651
Maple Grove: $1,473
Buying car insurance in Minnesota
Minnesota, like most states, requires drivers to have a minimum amount of insurance coverage. All Minnesota drivers are required to have coverage of at least:
Bodily injury liability coverage per person: $30,000
Bodily injury liability coverage per accident: $60,000
Property damage liability coverage: $10,000
Personal injury protection: $20,000 per accident; $20,000 for loss of income per accident
Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage: $25,000 per person; $50,000 per accident
Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means no matter which driver is responsible for causing the accident, both drivers have to cover the costs of their medical bills through their own car insurance. That’s why drivers are required to have PIP coverage, which pays for medical bills and other injury-related expenses after an accident.
Another state-mandated coverage in Minnesota is uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which will protect you if another driver causes an accident, but does not have enough insurance to pay for the damage to your car.
How to get cheap car insurance in Minnesota
Many car insurance companies offer discounts that can help bring down costs. Some of the most common are:
Safe driver discount
Good student discount
Low mileage discounts
The best way to find cheap car insurance is to shop around and compare quotes from multiple companies before buying a policy.
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Policygenius has analyzed car insurance rates provided by Quadrant Information Services for every ZIP code in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. For full coverage policies, the following coverage limits were used:
Bodily injury liability: 50/100
Property damage liability: $50,000
Uninsured/underinsured motorist: 50/100
Comprehensive: $500 deductible
Collision: $500 deductible
In some cases, additional coverages were added where required by state or insurer.
Rates for overall average rate, rates by ZIP code, and cheapest companies determined using averages for single drivers ages 30, 35, and 45. Our sample vehicle was a 2017 Toyota Camry LE driven 10,000 miles/year.
Rates for driving violations and “Poor” credit determined using average rates for a single male 30-year-old driver with a credit score under 578.
Some carriers may be represented by affiliates or subsidiaries. Rates provided are a sample of costs. Your actual quotes may differ.