Nissan car insurance

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Nissan car insurance

Nissan has made many cars since it was first launched in Japan, but a few stand out:

  • The Nissan Qashqai has won awards for being one of the best-selling family cars in the UK
  • The Nissan Micra is an iconic small but reliable car
  • The all-electric Leaf is one of the latest editions.

Nissan is one of the biggest car brands in the world, and now a major player in the electric car market too.

Whatever model you’re thinking of buying, you’ll also need to factor in the cost of car insurance. The price you pay depends on lots of different factors, including the model of car you choose.

How much does a Nissan cost to insure?

The cost of Nissan car insurance depends on lots of different factors. Car insurers group different models of cars into price brackets, and there are 50 of these. Cars towards the bottom end are seen as the cheapest to insure and those in the higher brackets are more expensive.

For example, the Nissan Micra insurance group will also feature other small cars which are cheap to insure. On the other hand, the Nissan Qashqai insurance group will be nearer to the 50 mark as it’s a more valuable car and will cost more to insure.

Other factors are also at play when insurers calculate a premium. They include details about the driver, such as their age, location, profession, and driving history, as well as information about the car, including its age, value, and where it’s kept.

Insurers look at all of these factors and then calculate the risk of a driver claiming on an insurance policy before deciding how much to charge them for a premium.

While every car insurance quote is unique, here we’ve picked out some examples of the cost* of Nissan car insurance, to give you an idea of how much you might pay.

If it’s a Nissan Micra you're insuring, the cost of annual insurance will set you back an average £630* for the Micra Visia (80) while insuring the higher grade Micra Acenta (80) adds just over £30 to the average premium at £661*.

For the Nissan Qashqai, the cost of insurance is usually more expensive because it’s a more valuable car. This means it’s more attractive to thieves, and it’ll cost more to replace or repair.

Insuring a popular model such as the Qashqai N-Connecta DCI  will cost an average of £459*, while the higher spec Qashqai Tekna DCI 2WD has a higher average premium of £606*.

A more deluxe SUV from Nissan is the X-Trail, also aimed at families but with a slightly higher budget. The average cost of insurance for the X-Trail Tekna 130DCI is £548*.

The electric Nissan Leaf might be expensive to buy but the insurance is more reasonable with the average premium for the Leaf Tekna being just £491*.

It’s always important to compare car insurance prices to make sure you’re finding the best policy for you. That includes looking at what’s included in the policy and how much it costs. It’s also important to look at reviews from customers to see what they think of the insurance.

You will also need to factor in the following costs: road tax, fuel, and the cost of Vehicle Exercise Duty (VED), an annual tax based on your car’s emissions.

*The prices we have used are an average based on the model and all our customer quotes from 14 January 2021 to 14 June 2021. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.

All information on this page was last reviewed on 29/07/2021, see T&C.

Nissan Micra

The Nissan Micra is a well-known model, and it first went on sale in 1982.

Since then there have been many new editions, with the latest being launched in March 2017. The cost to buy the cheapest model, the Visia, starts at £14,340.

Nissan Qashqai

One of Nissan’s most-recognisable cars, the Qashqai first went on sale in 2007. It’s a crossover between an SUV and a compact hatchback and is marketed as a family car.

It has won multiple awards for being one of the best family cars available.

Between 2007 and 2017, more than 2.3 million cars were sold in Europe, making it the region's best-selling crossover.

Nissan X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail has the tagline ‘Built to Build Families’ and it’s a seven-seater SUV providing more space to those who need it.

The car price starts from £30,000 and it first went on sale in 2000, with the latest version due out this year.

Nissan Leaf

First introduced in 2010, the Leaf is an all-electric family car from the Japanese producer.

The price of a new Leaf starts at £25,995 and it has a range of 239 miles.

As it’s an electric car, the initial cost for buying it is high, although the running costs are much lower than a traditional petrol or diesel car.

Nissan history and facts

Nissan was founded in 1911 in Japan by Masujiro Hashioto and at the time was known as the Kaishinsha Motor Car Works.

It wasn’t until 1934 that it was named the Nissan Motor Company, after several name changes.

The company started out producing several vehicles including Datsuns. During the Second World War it also made planes and trucks for the Japanese army.

In the late 1950s it began expanding across the globe and in 1958 it displayed cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show before opening a subsidiary in the US in 1960.

In 1986 a plant was built in England which by 2007 was one of the biggest in Europe, producing more than 400,000 cars a year.

In 1999 Nissan joined the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Within the alliance there are 450,000 employees, and one in nine cars sold worldwide is made by one of these brands.

They have 722 manufacturing plants between them and sold 737,000 electric cars between 2009 and 2018. The Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling electric car with more than 409,000 cars sold since its launch in 2010.

The Nissan logo, a circular design with a horizontal plate featuring the name, was inspired by its founder’s mantra: ‘If you have a strong belief, it penetrates even the sun’. In 2020 Nissan created a new logo for its cars, to represent its move into the digital age.

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