Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Kentucky?

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Kentucky?

We reviewed the top car insurance companies in Kentucky and found that the Kentucky Farm Bureau has the best rates for a minimum-coverage policy at $698 per year.

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ValuePenguin evaluated car insurance rates in Kentucky across hundreds of cities and seven major auto insurance providers in the state.

Based on our analysis, the average cost of car insurance in Kentucky is $775 for a six-month minimum-coverage policy, or $1,549 per year.

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But rates in Kentucky can vary widely by city, insurance provider, coverage levels and the driver's record and personal details. Kentucky Farm Bureau is our pick for the cheapest car insurance in Kentucky, but another insurer may be the cheapest for a driver with a different profile and vehicle.

Enter your ZIP code above for a list of the top companies in your neighborhood, or read more below.

Cheapest car insurance in Kentucky

If you only want to buy the minimum auto insurance coverage required in Kentucky, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the cheapest option, on average. Our sample driver paid $621 per year with State Farm, which is less than half the average cost for an equivalent policy among our sample insurers.

A chart of the cheapest car insurance companies in Kentucky

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Kentucky residents looking for the cheapest option can get a minimum-coverage policy. But we recommend you buy as much liability car insurance as you can afford, as it will protect you against the expensive costs of bodily injury or property damage to others if you are at fault in a crash.

Rank
Company
Average annual rate
1Farm Bureau$698
2Progressive$978
3Geico$1,184
4Allstate$1,442
5Nationwide$2,065
6State Farm$3,735
N/AUSAA$744

*USAA is excluded from rankings because it is only available to current and former military members and their families.

Learn how we conducted this analysis in our: Methodology

A minimum-coverage policy also excludes comprehensive and collision insurance, which protects your own vehicle when you're at fault in an accident.

Cheapest company for full coverage: State Farm

If you're looking for a quote for a full-coverage policy, State Farm and Kentucky Farm Bureau were the most affordable insurers for our sample driver.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$1,610$134
Kentucky Farm Bureau$2,099$175
Progressive$2,597$216
Kentucky average$2,906$242

State Farm priced our driver at $1,610 per year, or $134 per month, for a full-coverage policy. It was the cheapest insurer in the state. Kentucky Farm Bureau was the second-cheapest insurer in the state. This insurer charged our driver $2,099 per year, or $175 per month. Although you'll have to pay a fee to become a member of the Farm Bureau, the total costs still beat every other insurer aside from State Farm and USAA.

Whereas a minimum-coverage policy includes the standard liability insurance and personal injury protection required by Kentucky, full-coverage policies add comprehensive and collision insurance.

Cheap car insurance for drivers with prior incidents

If you have a recent incident on your record, like an at-fault accident or a moving violation, you are very likely to pay higher rates. We've found the insurers in Kentucky that offer the most affordable car insurance to drivers with imperfect driving histories.

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Cheapest for drivers with an accident: State Farm

If you were recently involved in an accident, you're likely to see higher costs for car insurance increase. On average, we found that Kentucky drivers with one recent accident will see their rates increase by up to 48%.

However, some insurers don't apply changes as drastic — State Farm only increased its rates by 17%, and Kentucky Farm Bureau didn't change its rates at all.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$1,877$156
Kentucky Farm Bureau$2,099$175
Geico$4,121$343
Kentucky average$4,296$358
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Cheapest car insurance for people with a speeding ticket: State Farm

Insurers also consider any recent driving infractions when setting your insurance rates. We found that the average price for insurance after one speeding ticket is $3,707 per year, but you can save nearly $2,000 by going with State Farm.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$1,744$145
Kentucky Farm Bureau$2,099$175
Geico$2,894$241
Kentucky average$3,707$309

Kentucky Farm Bureau did not raise our sample driver's rates at all after a speeding violation, but it still wasn't as cheap as State Farm. Still, it's a great second option for those looking to save on insurance after a speeding ticket.

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Cheapest car insurance for drivers with a DUI: State Farm

Drivers with one DUI in Kentucky will find the best prices at State Farm, where the typical price is $1,744 per year. That's $1,659 less than the next-cheapest insurer, Progressive, and 64% less than the average price we saw statewide.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$1,744$145
Progressive$3,403$284
Kentucky Farm Bureau$4,919$410
Kentucky average$4,874$406

A DUI conviction is a very serious offense, and it can make your car insurance premiums increase dramatically. You may be able to reduce the amount you pay by taking a safe driver training course, if your insurer offers it.

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Cheapest car insurance for drivers with poor credit: State Farm

Drivers with poor credit aren't worse drivers than those with good credit, but insurance companies have found that people with lower credit scores are more likely to make an insurance claim. As a result, a low credit score often means you'll pay more for coverage than someone with a high score.

We found that State Farm has the cheapest car insurance for drivers with bad credit in Kentucky, at an average rate of $2,574 per year. It's a few hundred dollars cheaper than Geico, the second-most affordable option, and 34% less than the average we found statewide.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$2,574$214
Geico$2,894$241
Kentucky Farm Bureau$3,814$318
Kentucky average$3,914$326
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Cheapest car insurance for married drivers: State Farm

In general, drivers who are married pay a bit less for car insurance than single drivers — we found the average savings in Kentucky to be about 5%. The cheapest insurer for married drivers is State Farm, with an average annual cost of $1,610. State Farm didn't offer our sample driver a discount for being married, but it was still the most affordable option.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$1,610$134
Kentucky Farm Bureau$2,099$175
Progressive$2,252$188
Kentucky average$2,768$231

Married drivers may also be able to lower their rates even further by taking advantage of multi-driver and multi-vehicle discounts, which we didn't factor into our sample rates.

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Cheapest car insurance for young drivers: State Farm

In general, younger drivers pay much more than older drivers for car insurance because they are more likely to file claims. We found that an 18-year-old driver in Kentucky with no driving incidents pays an average of $8,132 for full coverage, or $4,996 for minimum coverage.

However, younger drivers can reduce their rates by choosing a less expensive insurance company. Kentucky Farm Bureau customers who are 18 years old pay an average of $2,020 per year for car insurance.

Insurer
Full coverage
Minimum coverage
State Farm$4,664Rates not available
Kentucky Farm Bureau$5,811$2,020
Progressive$7,707$3,644
Geico$8,639$3,979
Nationwide$10,733$6,855
Allstate$15,253$4,433
USAA$4,113$1,688
Kentucky average$8,132$4,996

*USAA is excluded from rankings because it is only available to current and former military members and their families.

Cheapest for young drivers with one accident: State Farm

Younger drivers with a recent at-fault accident are likely to see even higher rates because drivers who have been in one accident are statistically more likely to get in another. We found that State Farm has the best price for a young driver who recently got in an accident, at $5,565 per year for full coverage. That's a little more than half of what's typical across all the insurers we looked at.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$5,565$464
Kentucky Farm Bureau$6,997$583
Progressive$9,322$777
Kentucky average$10,169$847

Younger drivers can often get a lower price on insurance by sharing their policy with an older driver, like a parent or older relative. Typically, the cost to add an 18-year-old to an existing policy is much cheaper than buying their own.

Cheapest for young drivers with one speeding ticket: State Farm

For younger drivers who were recently convicted of a speeding ticket, our top recommendation for affordability is State Farm. There you'll find a typical rate of $5,114 per year. Kentucky Farm Bureau is also relatively affordable, with an average price of $5,811 annually.

Insurer
Annual cost
Monthly cost
State Farm$5,114$426
Kentucky Farm Bureau$5,811$484
Geico$8,639$720
Kentucky average$9,429$786

If you're looking to lower your rates as an 18-year-old with car insurance, try looking into a young driver training course. Insurers often give discounts for teens who have completed additional training beyond what's needed to get their license. You might also be able to save if you have good grades, depending on the insurer.

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glLrYA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EFull coverage\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r glLrYA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EMinimum coverage\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003C\/thead\u003E\u003Ctbody class=\"StyledBody-sc-14y8oc0 dcdMVT\"\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EState Farm\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E$4,664\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003ERates not available\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EKentucky Farm Bureau\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$5,811\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$2,020\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EProgressive\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$7,707\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$3,644\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EGeico\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$8,639\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$3,979\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003ENationwide\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$10,733\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$6,855\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EAllstate\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$15,253\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$4,433\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EUSAA\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$4,113\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$1,688\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EKentucky average\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$8,132\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$4,996\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003C\/tbody\u003E\u003C\/table\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cp class=\"SortableTable--footnote\"\u003E*USAA is excluded from rankings because it is only available to current and former military members and their families.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\n \u003C\/div\u003E\n\n \u003Cscript type=\"application\/json\" class=\"js-react-component\" 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We found that State Farm has the best price for a young driver who recently got in an accident, at $5,565 per year for full coverage. That's a little more than half of what's typical across all the insurers we looked at.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"ReactComponent--root\"\u003E\n \u003Cdiv class=\"js-react-component-rendered js-react-component-SortableTable\" data-component-name=\"SortableTable\"\u003E\n \u003Cdiv class=\"StyledRootWrapper-sc-3qeib4 jYHfZo\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledTableWrapper-sc-5nmmx9 fesmOM\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledTableOverflowWrapper-sc-hixhp9 gVbnK\"\u003E\u003Ctable class=\"StyledTable-sc-ujzn9t jVpJxq\"\u003E\u003Cthead class=\"StyledHeaderRow-sc-1m1b8dn hCELBb\"\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r gPTwhA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EInsurer\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r glLrYA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EAnnual cost\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r glLrYA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EMonthly cost\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003C\/thead\u003E\u003Ctbody class=\"StyledBody-sc-14y8oc0 dcdMVT\"\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EState Farm\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E$5,565\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E$464\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EKentucky Farm Bureau\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$6,997\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$583\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EProgressive\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$9,322\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$777\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EKentucky average\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$10,169\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$847\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003C\/tbody\u003E\u003C\/table\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\n \u003C\/div\u003E\n\n \u003Cscript type=\"application\/json\" class=\"js-react-component\" data-component-name=\"SortableTable\"\u003E{\"alignsHorizontal\":[\"left\",\"right\",\"right\"],\"alignsVertical\":[],\"columnWidths\":[],\"data\":[[\"Insurer\",\"Annual cost\",\"Monthly cost\"],[\"\\u003Cstrong\\u003EState Farm\\u003C\\\/strong\\u003E\",\"\\u003Cstrong\\u003E$5,565\\u003C\\\/strong\\u003E\",\"\\u003Cstrong\\u003E$464\\u003C\\\/strong\\u003E\"],[\"Kentucky Farm Bureau\",\"$6,997\",\"$583\"],[\"Progressive\",\"$9,322\",\"$777\"],[\"Kentucky average\",\"$10,169\",\"$847\"]],\"footnote\":\"\",\"hideHeaderRow\":false,\"hasMarginBottom\":true,\"isExpandable\":true,\"isSortable\":false,\"maxWidth\":\"1215\",\"minWidth\":\"100%\",\"showSearch\":false,\"sortColumnIndex\":0,\"sortDirection\":\"asc\"}\u003C\/script\u003E\n\n\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\n\n\u003Cp\u003EYounger drivers can often get a lower price on insurance by sharing their policy with an older driver, like a parent or older relative. Typically, the cost to add an 18-year-old to an existing policy is much cheaper than buying their own.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\n\u003Ch3\u003ECheapest for young drivers with one speeding ticket: State Farm\u003C\/h3\u003E\n\n\u003Cp\u003EFor younger drivers who were recently convicted of a speeding ticket, our top recommendation for affordability is State Farm. There you'll find a typical rate of $5,114 per year. Kentucky Farm Bureau is also relatively affordable, with an average price of $5,811 annually.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"ReactComponent--root\"\u003E\n \u003Cdiv class=\"js-react-component-rendered js-react-component-SortableTable\" data-component-name=\"SortableTable\"\u003E\n \u003Cdiv class=\"StyledRootWrapper-sc-3qeib4 jYHfZo\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledTableWrapper-sc-5nmmx9 fesmOM\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledTableOverflowWrapper-sc-hixhp9 gVbnK\"\u003E\u003Ctable class=\"StyledTable-sc-ujzn9t jVpJxq\"\u003E\u003Cthead class=\"StyledHeaderRow-sc-1m1b8dn hCELBb\"\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r gPTwhA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EInsurer\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r glLrYA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EAnnual cost\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003Cth colSpan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledHeaderCell-sc-nsptsd frWuiR\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"StyledColumnHeaderWrapper-sc-12xyb2r glLrYA\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EMonthly cost\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/th\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003C\/thead\u003E\u003Ctbody class=\"StyledBody-sc-14y8oc0 dcdMVT\"\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EState Farm\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E$5,114\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E$426\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EKentucky Farm Bureau\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$5,811\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$484\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EGeico\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$8,639\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$720\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003Ctr\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee XfhRD\"\u003EKentucky average\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$9,429\u003C\/td\u003E\u003Ctd colSpan=\"1\" rowspan=\"1\" width=\"\" class=\"StyledBodyCell-sc-5cu9ee frAYUA\"\u003E$786\u003C\/td\u003E\u003C\/tr\u003E\u003C\/tbody\u003E\u003C\/table\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\n \u003C\/div\u003E\n\n \u003Cscript type=\"application\/json\" class=\"js-react-component\" data-component-name=\"SortableTable\"\u003E{\"alignsHorizontal\":[\"left\",\"right\",\"right\"],\"alignsVertical\":[],\"columnWidths\":[],\"data\":[[\"Insurer\",\"Annual cost\",\"Monthly cost\"],[\"\\u003Cstrong\\u003EState Farm\\u003C\\\/strong\\u003E\",\"\\u003Cstrong\\u003E$5,114\\u003C\\\/strong\\u003E\",\"\\u003Cstrong\\u003E$426\\u003C\\\/strong\\u003E\"],[\"Kentucky Farm Bureau\",\"$5,811\",\"$484\"],[\"Geico\",\"$8,639\",\"$720\"],[\"Kentucky average\",\"$9,429\",\"$786\"]],\"footnote\":\"\",\"hideHeaderRow\":false,\"hasMarginBottom\":true,\"isExpandable\":true,\"isSortable\":false,\"maxWidth\":\"1215\",\"minWidth\":\"100%\",\"showSearch\":false,\"sortColumnIndex\":0,\"sortDirection\":\"asc\"}\u003C\/script\u003E\n\n\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\n\n\u003Cp\u003EIf you're looking to lower your rates as an 18-year-old with car insurance, try looking into a young driver training course. 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Best car insurance companies in Kentucky

Price isn't everything, and USAA ranks as the best insurance company in Kentucky, according to our consumer survey on customer satisfaction. USAA — only available to active service members, veterans and their families — was the only insurer in which more than 60% of its customers were extremely satisfied and found its customer service excellent.

Allstate — which is available to more people than USAA, although it’s much more expensive — ranked second for overall satisfaction, indicating that Kentucky customers are willing to pay extra for stellar customer service.

Overall rank*
Group
Claim satisfaction rating
Customer service rating
1USAA68%62%
2Allstate64%47%
3State Farm59%46%
4Geico56%42%
5Progressive51%34%
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*The overall rank takes both claim satisfaction and customer service ratings into account. Explanation of these ratings are in the Methodology section.

To help Kentucky insurance shoppers make an informed decision, we also gathered customer service information from three other key sources: the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), J.D. Power and AM Best.

Insurer
2019 NAIC Complaint Index
2020 J.D. Power claims satisfaction rating
AM Best rating
State Farm0.66881A++
Kentucky Farm Bureau0.50A
Progressive0.67856A+
Allstate0.71876A+
Geico1.01871A++
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The NAIC Complaint Index compares how many complaints an insurer received with its size. A smaller number means the company had fewer complaints, and the national average score is 1.00.

J.D. Power's Auto Claims Satisfaction Study is a yearly nationwide survey that asks insurance customers about their experience filing claims with their insurer. Higher scores are better, and the best possible rating is 1000.

AM Best's Financial Strength Rating is a letter grade that describes the overall financial health of an insurance company and its ability to pay out claims. The best score available is A++.

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Minimum state requirements for car insurance in Kentucky

Like almost every state, Kentucky requires its drivers to buy a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage. State law says that Kentucky drivers, at a minimum, must have:

  • $25,000 in bodily injury liability insurance per person
  • $50,000 in bodily injury liability insurance per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage liability insurance per accident
  • $10,000 in personal injury protection

Personal injury protection (PIP) is required in Kentucky, meaning Kentucky is a no-fault state. PIP coverage supplements your health insurance by covering medical bills and lost wages that may result from injuries in an accident.

Not included in these requirements are collision and comprehensive insurance, which are part of a full-coverage policy. We recommend full coverage if your car is worth at least $3,000.

Average car insurance rates in Kentucky by city

For our sample driver, the average cost of car insurance in Kentucky was $1,549 per year for a minimum-coverage policy and $2,906 per year for a full-coverage policy. But premiums can vary widely based on where you live.

Below, we compare average annual premiums for full-coverage car insurance in Kentucky for every city in the state.

  • Fort Thomas is the cheapest city, with car insurance costing $2,084 per year.
  • Goose Rock is the most expensive city, with car insurance premiums averaging $4,318 per year.
City
Average annual cost
Percent from average
Fort Thomas$2,084-28.3%
Owensboro$2,128-26.8%
Oakbrook$2,134-26.6%
Cold Spring$2,143-26.3%
Highland Heights$2,144-26.2%
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Auto insurance rate changes by company in Kentucky

Across the 10 largest auto insurance providers in Kentucky, rates have fallen by an average of 4.1% in 2020. The largest premium cut occurred at State Farm, which dropped its premiums by 13.3% — more than four times greater than the closest competitor.

The primary reason companies lowered their auto insurance premiums in 2020 is the pandemic. Coronavirus forced people to drive less, which also reduced the number of auto claims paid out by insurance companies. This allowed providers to give cheaper rates and even offer refunds to some customers. 

Insurer
Premiums written (millions) 2019
Rate change 2019
Rate change 2020
State Farm  $700.5 -3.1%-13.3%
Kentucky Farm Bureau  $590.7 -2.0%-0.9%
Progressive  $349.4 -2.0%-2.6%
Liberty Mutual  $231.3 -1.4%0.0%
Geico  $211.3 -2.5%0.0%
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Recap of the cheapest auto insurance in Kentucky

  • Minimum coverage: Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Full coverage: State Farm
  • After an at-fault accident: State Farm
  • After a speeding ticket: State Farm
  • After a DUI: State Farm
  • Poor credit history: State Farm
  • Very good credit history: Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Married couples: State Farm
  • Young drivers: State Farm
  • Young drivers with one accident: State Farm
  • Young drivers with one speeding ticket: State Farm


Frequently asked questions

Which company has the cheapest insurance in Kentucky?

We found that Kentucky Farm Bureau has the best prices for minimum coverage in Kentucky, with an average price of just $698 per year. Drivers who want full coverage or who have imperfect driving histories should look at State Farm, which has an average price of $1,610 annually for full coverage.

How much car insurance do I need in Kentucky?

Kentucky state law requires at least $25,000/$50,000 of bodily injury liability and $25,000 in property damage coverage in order to drive a car on public roads, plus at least $10,000 in personal injury protection.

How much does car insurance cost in Kentucky?

The average cost of a minimum coverage policy in Kentucky is $1,549 per year. The average cost of a full coverage policy is $2,906 annually.

Why is car insurance so expensive in Kentucky?

With an average cost of $2,906 per year for full coverage, Kentucky is the eighth-most expensive state in the country for car insurance. Car insurance rates are set using a variety of factors, but Kentucky ranked in the top 10 states for per-capita road deaths and road deaths per mile traveled in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Methodology

We collected thousands of rates from ZIP codes across Kentucky for the largest 10 insurers. We used a sample driver with the following profile:

  • 30-year-old man
  • Drives a 2015 Honda Civic EX
  • Average credit

The base policy for the study was a full-coverage policy with the following limits:

Coverage type
Study limits
Bodily liability$50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident
Personal injury protection$10,000
Property damage$25,000 per accident
Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury$50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident
Comprehensive and collision$500 deductible

For our minimum-coverage policy, we quoted a policy with the minimum required limits in Kentucky, above.

For other rates analyses (age, credit score, accident history and marriage status) the base policy listed above was alternated to reflect the new driver.

ValuePenguin's analysis used insurance rate data from Quadrant Information Services. These rates were publicly sourced from insurer filings and should be used for comparative purposes only — your own quotes may be different.

ValuePenguin conducted a survey and asked current policyholders across multiple major auto insurers about satisfaction with claims and customer service. In the table, the Claim Satisfaction Rating represents the percentage of respondents who were extremely satisfied with their most recent claim experience. The Customer Service Rating represents the percentage of respondents we surveyed who rated the customer service of their car insurer as "excellent."