Who are the top car insurance companies?
Who has the best car insurance?
Who has the cheapest car insurance?
How much car insurance do I need?
You need enough car insurance to meet the minimum coverage requirements required by the laws in your state, and you may need additional insurance depending on your situation.
How do I find the best car insurance?
The best car insurance provides good customer service at affordable rates. Our rankings and reviews show what nine of the top national car insurance companies charge to different types of customers, as well as insight from real customers of these companies.
The Best Car Insurance Companies
- USAA 4.45 out of 5
- State Farm 4.11 out of 5
- Geico 4.08 out of 5
- Nationwide 4.06 out of 5
- Farmers 3.96 out of 5
- American Family 3.95 out of 5
- Progressive 3.77 out of 5
- Travelers 3.76 out of 5
- Allstate 3.66 out of 5
Methodology: How We Found the Best Car Insurance Companies and Collected Our Rates
We surveyed 4,806 consumers who filed a car insurance claim in the last five years, asking questions about their car insurance company. These questions covered satisfaction with the ease of filing a claim, customer service, claim status communication, claim resolution, and overall value. We also asked whether they’d recommend the company and if they planned to renew their policy. We used their responses to build our Best Car Insurance Companies ranking.
To get comparative insurance rates for this study, U.S. News worked with Quadrant Information Services to analyze a report of insurance rates in all 50 states from most of the largest national car insurance companies, though not every company operates in every state. Quadrant obtained publicly available rate data that car insurers file with state regulators. Our study rates are based on profiles for both male and female drivers aged 25, 35, and 60. Vehicles used include the 2015 Honda Civic, 2015 Toyota RAV4, and 2015 Ford F-150, with annual mileage ranging from 6,000 and 12,000. Three car insurance coverage levels were used, as were credit tiers of good, fair, and poor. Clean driving records, as well as records with one accident, one speeding violation, or one DUI were also used in the calculations of certain driver archetypes.
To get the study rates shown here, we computed the mean rate for male and female drivers ages 25, 35, and 60 who drive 12,000 miles per year, have medium coverage, good credit, and a clean driving record. The rates shown here are for comparative purposes only and should not be considered “average” rates available by individual insurers. Because car insurance rates are based on individual factors, your car insurance rates will differ from the rates shown here.