Auto Insurance Auto Insurance Reviews & Prices

Auto insurance is usually something you don't think about until you need it. Often times people randomly choose an insurer and then hope for the best if something happens. In reality, auto insurance is an important policy that can protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident or misadventure. The company you choose and the policy you select can have serious ramifications at a time you least expect. We've taken the mystery out of auto insurance by reviewing the most popular offerings. We looked at customer satisfaction, pricing and customer complaint statistics on a company-by-company basis to narrow down the field and help you choose the best auto insurance policy for your needs. Have questions about auto insurance and how the policies work? Check out our FAQ.

Updated 08-21-2017

Auto Insurance Comparison Chart

Service Name/RatingClaim Contact OptionsEstimated Quote*Shopping ExperienceClaim Satisfaction**Overall Satisfaction**Bottom Line
Geico Via online form or phone29 yr man = $51/mo
37 yr man = $49/mo
65 yr man = $42/mo
Easy and quick, with top scores from customers A pleasant quote experience and slightly better than average prices makes Geico a solid choice
21st Century Via online form or phone29 yr man = $43/mo
37 yr man = $40/mo
65 yr man = $36/mo
Longer than most, but includes a free roadside assistance program with insurance The low premiums are great for those on a budget; only offers coverage to good drivers; slightly lower customer satisfaction ratings
Progressive Via online form or phone29 yr man = $67/mo
37 yr man = $64/mo
65 yr man = $60/mo
Helpful features & straightfoward process earns high marks Solid choice with the ability to see competitor quotes inline
Esurance Via online form or phone29 yr man = $48/mo
37 yr man = $48/mo
65 yr man = $46/mo
User friendly and fast, but no Spanish version Quick quote and purchase process, as well as solid customer service, gives Esurance a slight edge above the competition
AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford Via online form or phonenot able to obtain online quoteShort and sweet; final quote has discounts clearly indicated Good fit for AARP members interested in top-flight claims and customer service
Service Name/RatingClaim Contact OptionsEstimated Quote*Shopping ExperienceClaim Satisfaction**Overall Satisfaction**Bottom Line
Allstate Via online form, the phone or your agent29 yr man = $52/mo
37 yr man = $48/mo
65 yr man = $41/mo
Non-intuitive flow and lengthy, but you won't miss a discount Provides mid-range customer satisfaction levels; lengthy quote process; somewhat pricey
The Hartford Via online form or phonenot able to obtain online quoteSomewhat lengthy, without much available assistance Same insurance offering as the The Hartford AARP, but available to non-AARP members; highest pricing of all providers

*Quote prices are from July 2016, and were based on quotes received for three different age groups in San Francisco, CA and Basking Ridge, NJ; a 29-year-old, a 37-year-old and a 65-year-old. Prices reflect the averaging of quotes within each age group for minimum coverage, and all quotes were for a single male driving a 2010 Audi A4 Quatro. Driver clocked 11,000 annual miles on the car and had a clean driving record.

**Based on JD Power and Associates 2015/2016 Ratings


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