Find Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes in Your Area
The average cost of car insurance in Florida was $3,370 per year, or $281 per month, for a full coverage policy. Minimum coverage policies in Florida averaged $2,565, while full coverage car insurance for drivers with a prior accident cost $4,929.
Importantly, Florida drivers can receive a wide range of car insurance quotes, some more affordable than others, depending on the insurer, location, vehicle, driving history and many other factors. For example, auto insurance quotes in the same Florida city can range by more than $1,000 in annual premiums from company to company.
Additionally, rates can increase from year to year as well, though the 10 largest auto insurers in Florida cumulatively raised rates by only 0.8% in 2019. To ensure you get the best rates, drivers should compare multiple quotes from local and national auto insurers.
Enter your ZIP code above to find cheap auto insurance online from companies near you, or read on to use our analysis as a guide to comparison shopping.
Who has the cheapest car insurance rates in Florida?
The cheapest auto insurance companies in Florida for a full coverage policy are:
- State Farm
These two companies quoted our benchmark drivers an average annual auto insurance rate of $2,190—a mean savings of $1,180 per year, compared to the Florida average of $3,370.
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Your auto insurance quotes will differ depending upon where you live and your driving record, among other factors. You should comparison-shop to ensure you find your best rates for car insurance in Florida.
Progressive and Allstate offered the most expensive car insurance rates in Florida, at a 35% premium to the state average.
|Rank||Insurer||Car insurance quote|
Full coverage car insurance includes comprehensive and collision coverage, which protects drivers against damage to their vehicles.
Cheapest minimum coverage auto insurance rates in Florida
For cheap minimum coverage car insurance in Florida, State Farm and GEICO once again offered the most affordable quotes.
These two insurance companies, together, offered average rates of $1,449 per year, or 44% less than the Florida average quotes for minimum coverage car insurance ($2,565).
|Rank||Insurer||Car insurance quote|
Minimum coverage auto insurance policies only meet Florida state law's minimum requirements. Unlike full coverage car insurance policies, minimum coverage doesn't include comprehensive and collision coverage.
Although you can buy minimum coverage auto insurance for cheaper, lower coverage limits may put you at risk of insufficient protection in the event of a car accident and won't protect your car if you're at fault. The difference between a full and minimum coverage policy in Florida was $805.
Cheapest car insurance rates in Florida with a prior accident
State Farm and GEICO also offer Florida drivers with an accident on their driving record the cheapest full coverage auto insurance quotes.
Together, these two insurers offered car insurance rates averaging $2,891, or 41% less than the Florida average of $4,929.
|Rank||Auto insurance company||Quote before accident||Quote after accident||Difference|
Just a single accident on your driving record can lead to substantially more expensive car insurance rates. The difference in annual auto insurance quotes in Florida for a full coverage policy with no accident history ($3,370) versus a policy with one accident ($4,929) was $1,559.
State Farm, in particular, distinguished itself by offering the best base insurance rates and a small penalty for an at-fault accident, costing just $396 more than a policy with no prior accidents.
Best car insurance companies in Florida
According to our survey of customer satisfaction, the best auto insurance company in Florida, with the highest customer service ratings, is Allstate. Sixty-four percent of Allstate policyholders described themselves as “extremely satisfied” with their customer service experience.
Importantly, although Allstate was the most expensive insurer across all policy types in Florida, more users appear to be satisfied with the company's products and services. However, State Farm, the cheapest insurer in our survey, was not far behind Allstate for customer satisfaction and positive reviews.
|Rank||Auto insurer||% of respondents extremely satisfied with experience||% of respondents who saw customer service as excellent|
Best auto insurers in Florida by complaints
When examining customer complaints, which are a good indication of customer service quality, the best Florida car insurance companies are:
- Florida Farm Bureau
Progressive, State Farm, Allstate and GEICO—four of the largest auto insurers in Florida—perform better than average for customer reviews as well, with relatively low complaint ratios.
United Automobile, Windhaven and Ocean Harbor received the most complaints relative to their market share size.
We list the top-rated car insurance companies in Florida, where a lower complaint ratio indicates better customer reviews:
|2||Florida Farm Bureau||0.07|
|18||United Automobile Insurance||1.16|
To find the best auto insurance companies in Florida, we looked at which insurers received the fewest complaints at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulations.
We identified the largest underwriters in Florida (with more than $100 million in underwritten premiums). Next, we weighted the companies' share of complaints per million dollars of premiums underwritten.
Auto insurance in Florida: minimum coverage requirements
Carrying car insurance is required by state law in Florida. We have included the minimum insurance coverage you are required to have on your car, per the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and the state's motor vehicle requirements.
Bodily injury liability and uninsured motorist coverage come standard and recommended with your policy by auto insurers, but they are rejectable in writing.
Florida's minimum required car insurance coverage limits are as follows:
- Personal injury protection (PIP): $10,000 per accident
- Property damage liability (PDL): $10,000 per accident
Though you may meet the Florida state's minimum auto insurance requirements, it may not be the policy best-suited to your needs. As a result, we recommend that drivers consider opting in for higher coverage limits.
If you are in a particularly expensive accident, your minimum coverage may not be enough to fully cover the damages and you may have to pay out of pocket. This applies whether you're a college student at the University of Central Florida on a budget, a new driver starting out in Tallahassee or a retiring senior in South Florida.
Florida No-Fault Law
Florida is a no-fault state, which means insurers are required to provide coverage to drivers regardless of who is at-fault in an accident. The Florida No-Fault Law thus helps ensure that drivers receive appropriate medical care and some degree of financial protection.
For this reason, Florida drivers need to carry personal injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability coverage (PDL) as past of their car insurance policy.
- PIP covers up to 80% of medical expenses and 60% of lost income if you are unable to work, up to a combined limit of $10,000.
- PDL reimburses property damage to other drivers' vehicles in an accident, up to $10,000. If your car is damaged, the other driver's PDL will pay for your repair costs.
Although Florida's No-Fault Law requires drivers to carry personal injury protection, at-fault drivers can still be sued in the event of serious bodily injury or death. For this reason, carrying bodily injury liability (BIL) coverage is often recommended to guarantee additional protection from such lawsuits.
Florida Financial Responsibility Law: Requirements for SR-22 and FR-44 policies
If you cause an accident that results in bodily injury to another person or are found to be driving under the influence, you will be required to hold additional coverage types and higher coverage limits under the Florida Financial Responsibility Law. The exact requirements can be categorized as SR-22 or FR-44 insurance.
SR-22 insurance requirements
For accidents that result in any degree of bodily injury or death, drivers will be asked to file SR-22 insurance, often referred to as a certificate of financial responsibility. In addition to Florida's no-fault requirements, SR-22 insurance requires:
- Bodily injury liability (BIL): $10,000 per person
- Bodily injury liability (BIL): $20,000 per accident
These coverages will reimburse you for bodily injury caused to other people involved in an accident for which you are at-fault.
FR-44 insurance requirements
Florida residents convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs are required to meet FR-44 insurance standards. FR-44 coverage requirements are substantially higher than no-fault minimum coverages or SR-22 certificates. Specifically, FR-44 insurance requires:
- Bodily injury liability (BIL): $100,000 per person
- Bodily injury liability (BIL): $300,000 per accident
- Property damage liability (PDL): $50,000 per accident
Cheap car insurance in Florida by city
Location is one of the most important factors in determining the cost of insurance, and average car insurance prices in Florida can differ drastically from city to city.
In every Florida city, however, State Farm and GEICO were the most affordable insurers, while Progressive and Allstate were the most expensive.
Below is a list of low cost auto insurance quotes and the price for each of these two insurers for each of the 50 largest cities in Florida.
|City||Insurer||Auto insurance quote|
|Boca Raton||State Farm||$2,682|
|Boynton Beach||State Farm||$2,989|
|Coral Springs||State Farm||$2,870|
|Daytona Beach||State Farm||$1,839|
|Delray Beach||State Farm||$2,996|
|Fort Lauderdale||State Farm||$2,598|
|Fort Myers||State Farm||$1,762|
|Miami Beach||State Farm||$2,834|
|Miami Gardens||State Farm||$2,652|
|North Port||State Farm||$1,647|
|Palm Coast||State Farm||$1,668|
|Pembroke Pines||State Farm||$2,532|
|Port Orange||State Farm||$1,572|
|Port St. Lucie||State Farm||$2,019|
|St. Petersburg||State Farm||$2,465|
|West Palm Beach||GEICO||$3,076|
For a closer look at Florida's largest cities, we identified cheap auto insurance quotes for:
- St. Petersburg
Car insurance in Jacksonville, Florida
- Average annual auto insurance quote = $3,276
- 3% cheaper than Florida average
Jacksonville's auto insurance costs aren't particularly expensive. They're close to the state average, which is unusual for the largest city in a state. To find inexpensive car insurance and get your best quotes in Jacksonville, be sure to comparison shop online. The most expensive car insurance, from Allstate, was 127% the price of a policy from the cheapest insurer, State Farm.
Car insurance in Miami
- Average annual auto insurance quote = $4,952
- 47% more expensive than Florida average
The most expensive place for auto insurance in Florida is the urban metropolis of Miami. Auto insurance in Miami costs are almost double the Florida average.
There are always opportunities to save, however, when shopping for the best insurance in South Florida. If you're looking for cheap car insurance in Miami, we recommend starting your search with GEICO and State Farm, which offer an average premium of $3,468. Buying coverage from these South Florida car insurance companies saves our sample driver about 30%, or almost $1,500 per year compared to how much the average person in Miami pays.
Car insurance in Tampa, Florida
- Average annual auto insurance quote = $4,575
- 36% more costly than Florida average
Located in Hillsborough County, Tampa is the third largest city in Florida. For affordable auto insurance in Tampa, we suggest GEICO and State Farm, which were the companies with the lowest rates in our study. Auto insurance from Allstate was the most expensive at an annual rate of $7,300 or 60% more than the Tampa average.
If you're on a budget, remember to compare auto insurance quotes online from multiple companies in Florida to get the best rate.
Car insurance in Orlando, Florida
- Average annual auto insurance quote = $3,426
- 2% more expensive than Florida average
Car insurance in Orlando costs nearly the same as the Florida state average. If you’re looking for the best, cheap car insurance in Orlando, State Farm and GEICO had the lowest rates in our study. Among these two auto insurers, their average rate of $2,140 represent a 38% discount versus how much the typical auto insurance policy costs in Orlando.
Car insurance in St. Petersburg, Florida
- Average annual auto insurance quote = $3,908
- 16% more costly than Florida average
Insuring a car in St. Petersburg, Florida will cost drivers a bit more than the state average. Some auto insurance companies offer more affordable rates than others in St. Petersburg. The difference in cost between the cheapest insurer, State Farm ($2,465), and the most expensive insurer, Allstate ($5,771), is $3,306.
Average cost of car insurance in Florida by city
The average cost of full coverage auto insurance in Florida is $3,370 per year, or $281 monthly, though rates vary substantially by location, age and other elements of your driver profile.
The cheapest cities for car insurance, with an average rate of $2,742 per year, were:
- North Port
The most expensive cities for auto insurance, with an average quote of $5,023 per year, were:
- Miami Gardens
This table provides a list of average car insurance quotes for the 50 cities in Florida that we included in our study.
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|Rank||City||Annual car insurance quote|
|18||Port St. Lucie||$3,361|
|47||West Palm Beach||$4,799|
Note that these costs are just estimates and will not necessarily represent how much your actual auto insurance rates will be.
Car insurance quotes are tailored to your background and circumstances and can be quickly found online for free. As a result, enter your ZIP code below to get a list of inexpensive local auto insurance companies and to compare the best car insurance rates in Florida.
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Florida auto insurance rate increases
After a 2.7% year-over-year rate increase in 2018, residents will be happy to know that 2019 was a much better year for vehicle insurance costs in Florida. There was only a 0.8% increase in car insurance rates across the 10 largest auto insurance companies in Florida year to date.
Cumulatively, car insurance rates across these insurers have have increased 31.8% from 2014 to 2019.
Auto insurance company
|Market share||2018 rate changes||2019 rate changes|
|Berkshire Hathaway (GEICO)||25.2%||5.6%||0.0%|
|Top 10 auto insurance companies||85.3%||2.7%||0.8%|
Hikes in auto insurance rates are usually preceded by increased losses—which happen when insurers pay out for claims—incurred by insurance companies.
Losses can increase for a variety of reasons, such as mass vehicle damage from a hurricane or more distracted driving accidents.
Methodology: How we conducted the analysis
We collected car insurance quotes for Florida cities from four auto insurance companies. Our sample driver was a:
- 30-year-old male
- Driving a 2015 Honda Civic EX
The driver was profiled as having no credit history, making him equivalent to a driver with below-fair to poor credit, according to our data source, Quadrant Information Services.
Our sample driver held full coverage car insurance with the following limits:
|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|
For a minimum coverage policy, our sample driver had coverage equivalent to the minimum Florida state requirements.
Average premiums are for illustrative purposes, as individual quotes will differ based on driving history, ZIP codes, vehicle type, coverage limits chosen and other factors.
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.