If you’re looking for a car that’s affordable, it’s important to take tax and insurance costs into consideration.
Car insurance is worked out based on a number of factors including a vehicle’s safety and security features, its performance and the cost of replacement parts. Car vehicle tax rates are based on either engine size or fuel type and CO2 emissions, depending on when the vehicle was registered.
Let’s take a look at some popular models that have low car tax and fall into a cheap insurance band.
This is a popular supermini that’s stylish, sporty and cheap to insure. For over a decade, the Vauxhall Corsa has been on lists of the top five best-selling cars in the UK. It’s functional with low running costs and a good reputation.
The Vauxhall Astra is a popular family hatchback. The latest model has a 200kg weight reduction that means it’s economical to drive and has low CO2 emissions. The Vauxhall Astra is a comfortable car that offers plenty of space.
The Ford Fiesta has been a bestselling car in the UK for many years because it’s a great all-round model. It’s cheap to ensure, has the power of a traditional 1.4 or 1.6-litre engine, with the advantage of low running costs and emissions of a 1.0-litre.
A popular model that’s affordable, cheap to insure and tax - and the Skoda Fabia is economical to run. It’s a family car that’s available in five variations as a hatchback, and in four trims as an estate model. Skodas are well known for their durability, making this a good investment.
The Fiat Panda is a practical small car that’s been around for decades. It’s cheap to run and is easy to manoeuvre, making it ideal for city driving. The 1.2-litre engine maybe a little slow, but it’s economical.
The Toyota Yaris is known for its fuel economy and for being highly reliable. It’s also very cheap to insure. A basic entry-level ‘Active’ Yaris with a 1.0L bhp engine is in car insurance group two.
A practical and affordable hatchback with a few spec levels, the Ford KA+ ‘Studio’ sits in insurance group one and is amongst the cheapest cars to insure.
The Ford KA+ is basic in design but has an impressive build quality. It’s spacious and easy to drive, and the upgraded 1.2L petrol engine has improved performance over the old model.
The Volkswagen Polo is a perennially popular supermini. Road tax won’t break the bank, and it’s in a low insurance bracket. A VW Polo is a good all-round car that’s stylish, cheap to run and comfortable to drive.
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