Cheapest Auto Insurance Quotes in Louisville, Kentucky

Cheapest Auto Insurance Quotes in Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and also has the highest auto insurance rates in the state.

The average price of a minimum auto insurance policy in Louisville is $1,718 per year, or about $143 per month. Full-coverage quotes run $3,848 annually.

But State Farm's prices are less than half the city average. With this insurer, our sample driver could buy a minimum-coverage policy for $662 per year or full coverage for $1,776.

Cheapest car insurance in Louisville: State Farm

State Farm offers the cheapest rates for a minimum liability policy, costing only $662 per year.

The next most affordable option is Kentucky Farm Bureau, which has an average annual premium of $1,071. Active military members and veterans should take time to contact USAA. It is one of the cheapest options available and has also been highly rated for customer service.

This graph identifies and ranks the three companies in Louisville, KY, with the best rates for insuring our sample driver's car

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Minimum liability insurance is a policy that meets the lowest coverage requirements needed to drive in the state. It is the cheapest policy a driver can choose, but it may not be the best option for you.

The coverage options required by Kentucky won't financially protect your vehicle if it is stolen or damaged in a crash. Louisville drivers who own a car that is less than 10 years old or worth more than $3,000 should consider purchasing coverage beyond the minimum requirements.

Rank
Insurance company
Average annual rate
1State Farm$662
2Kentucky Farm Bureau$1,071
3Nationwide$2,124
4Progressive$2,251
5Geico$2,317
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*USAA is only available to current and former military members and their families.

Cheapest car insurance for drivers with excellent credit

Louisville drivers with an excellent credit score will find the cheapest rates for a minimum-coverage policy with State Farm and Kentucky Farm Bureau.

USAA is another insurer worth checking out, but it's important to note that the company has strict eligibility requirements.

Your credit score is one of many factors used by insurance companies to measure your "riskiness" from an auto insurance perspective. If your credit score has recently improved, it's worth telling your insurance company to receive a better rate.

Rank
Insurance company
Average annual rate (minimum coverage)
1State Farm$388
2Kentucky Farm Bureau$493
3Geico$969
4Progressive$1,214
5Allstate$1,263
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*USAA is only available to current and former military members and their families.

Cheapest full-coverage insurance: State Farm

You can find the cheapest full-coverage policy in Louisville through State Farm, which has an average annual premium of $1,776.

The second-cheapest option is Kentucky Farm Bureau, but the company's annual premium costs $2,595 on average — $819 more than State Farm's.

USAA is one of the more affordable options for a full-coverage policy; it's more expensive than State Farm, but cheaper than Kentucky Farm Bureau. However, only current and former military members qualify for a quote from USAA.

Rank
Insurance company
Average annual premium
1State Farm$1,776
2Kentucky Farm Bureau$2,595
3Nationwide$3,931
4Geico$4,678
5Progressive$5,015
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*USAA is only available to current and former military members and their families.

The average cost of a full-coverage policy in Louisville is $2,130 more expensive than the average cost of the city's minimum liability policy. That's because a full-coverage policy includes more protection than what's required by the state. These protections come in the form of comprehensive and collision coverage.

Comprehensive coverage
Collision coverage
Financially protects against damage caused by circumstances out of your control. These may include vandalism, theft and "acts of God," such as natural disasters.Financially protects your car if you're involved in a crash with another car or object. You're also covered if your car flips over or you drive into a pothole.

We recommend you purchase a full-coverage policy if you lease or finance the car, if it's worth more than $3,000, or if it's less than 10 years old.

Cheapest full-coverage policy for young people: State Farm

Young people in Louisville looking for full-coverage car insurance should contact State Farm for a quote. State Farm offers the cheapest rates for young drivers at $5,161 per year.

Rank
Insurance company
Average annual rate
1State Farm$5,161
2Kentucky Farm Bureau$7,932
3Nationwide$13,682
4Geico$14,627
5Allstate$16,804
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*USAA is only available to current and former military members and their families.

Your age is one of the biggest factors that affects your auto insurance rates. Our 18-year-old sample driver received an average insurance quote of $12,104 — more than three times the average insurance quote for our sample 30-year-old driver — demonstrating the significant impact of age on insurance pricing.

If you're a new professional or a college student trying to find insurance on an already tight budget, there are a few ways you can make your rates more affordable.

  • Consider a combined or multi-car policy. Ask your parents or an older driver in your family if you can join their insurance policy. Adding an 18-year-old to a six-month car insurance policy costs $1,510 on average, while the same 18-year-old would pay $3,589 for their own six-month policy.
  • Ask about discounts. Most insurance companies, especially larger corporations, offer a menu of discounts. Some apply exclusively to college students. You may also receive discounts for getting good grades, attending safe-driving classes, installing safety devices and being accident-free for a certain period of time.
  • Compare quotes from multiple companies. Many small insurers in Kentucky offer lower insurance rates compared to large companies such as State Farm or Geico.

Cheapest full-coverage plan for drivers with an accident history

The Louisville auto insurance companies that increased their full-coverage plan the least after an accident were:

  • State Farm
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • USAA
Rank
Company
Car insurance quote before accident
Car insurance quote after accident
Difference
1State Farm$1,776$2,052$276
2Kentucky Farm Bureau$2,595$3,493$898
3Nationwide$3,931$6,167$2,236
4Geico$4,678$6,729$2,051
5Progressive$5,015$8,468$3,453
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*USAA is not ranked because only military members (current and former) and their families are eligible.

Although some insurers increase a driver's premium by only a few hundred dollars, other companies can hike up car insurance rates substantially following an accident. For example, Allstate, the most expensive insurer, nearly doubled our sample driver's average auto insurance quote following an accident.

These large price variations demonstrate why you should always compare quotes from multiple companies before deciding on an insurer.


Best insurance company service in Louisville: USAA

According to our survey on customer satisfaction, USAA and Allstate are the best insurance companies. More than 60% of USAA drivers were satisfied with the company and rated the customer service as excellent.

Allstate, which is the most expensive insurer, also received many positive reviews for its service quality. On the other hand, State Farm, the insurer with the cheapest insurance plans, ranks in the middle when it comes to customer satisfaction.

As a consumer, you will want to find an insurance company that has good customer service and affordable prices.

Satisfaction rank
Insurer
"Extremely satisfied" respondents
% of respondents who thought customer service "excellent"
1USAA68%62%
2Allstate64%47%
3State Farm59%46%
4Geico56%42%
5Progressive51%34%
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Average cost of insurance by Louisville ZIP code

Each area in Louisville has a different crime rate, population density and accident frequency, which leads to auto insurance price fluctuations.

For example, residents of the historic area of Portland, the most expensive neighborhood, pay $2,129 for an average minimum-coverage policy. Meanwhile, Louisville drivers living in Prospect, the cheapest area of the city, spend an average of $1,369 on the same type of policy.

ZIP code
Neighborhood
Average cost
40059Prospect$1,369
40202Medical Center/Central Business District$1,799
40203Civic Center$2,020
40204Cherokee Triangle$1,637
40205Highlands Douglass$1,403
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Car insurance companies in Louisville

The 10 largest insurers in Kentucky write nearly three-quarters of the policies in the state. State Farm, Kentucky Farm Bureau and Progressive, the three most popular insurance companies in Kentucky, account for almost half of the direct premiums written.

Being insured under a large company has its perks. For example, insurers like Geico or Travelers tend to offer more discounts and types of policies compared to smaller companies. However, drivers insured under small companies may have a more personalized insurance experience.

Rank
Group
Direct premiums written
Percentage of direct premiums written
1State Farm706,80718.86%
2Kentucky Farm Bureau609,31816.26%
3Progressive391,79810.45%
4Liberty Mutual251,4656.71%
5Geico219,6915.86%
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*USAA is only available to current and former military members and their families.

Minimum insurance requirements: Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky, like most states, requires residents to meet a minimum auto insurance coverage requirement before they can legally drive. If you are a Kentucky resident, you will be required to obtain:

Insurance coverage
Minimum requirements
Bodily injury liability (BIL)$25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident
Property damage liability (PDL)$25,000 per accident
Personal injury protection (PIP)$10,000 per person

Personal injury protection, or PIP, is required in 12 no-fault states, including Kentucky. It helps cover medical bills and lost wages that result from an accident, regardless of who is at fault. It's also meant to minimize the number of small accident claims in court.

Kentucky has the fourth-most expensive full-coverage and minimum-coverage policies in the country. Despite the high price of the state and city's auto insurance, you should still consider obtaining additional coverage if your car is less than 10 years old or worth more than $3,000.

Methodology

Data was taken and analyzed from seven insurance companies located in Louisville, Kentucky. The sample driver used in our study was a man who owned a 2015 Honda Civic EX, has no credit history and obtained rates for a minimum-coverage liability policy.

During instances where our driver collected quotes for a a full-coverage policy, the following limits were in place:

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

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.

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