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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 is likely to fall into an insurance group around 7-11. On the other hand, the Nissan Qashqai insurance group will be between 13-21 as it’s a more valuable car and will cost more to insure.

When calculating Nissan car insurance quotes, insurers will also take into account lots of other factors. These include details about the driver, such as their age, location, profession, and driving history, as well as information about the Nissan itself including its age, value, and where it’s kept.

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 for different models.

If it’s a Nissan Micra you're insuring, the cost of annual insurance will set you back an average £684* for the Micra Visia (80) while insuring the higher grade Micra Acenta (80) adds just over £50 to the average premium at £735*.

Insuring a popular model such as the Qashqai N-Connecta DCI will cost an average of £454*, while the higher spec Qashqai Tekna DCI 2WD has a higher average premium of £599*.

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 £484*.

The average premium for the all electric Leaf Tekna is just £521*.

It’s always important to compare Nissan 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 12 February 2022 to 12 May 2022. 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 25/07/2022.

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 £14,470 and you can expect insurance to set you back around £992* a year.

Nissan Almera

The Nissan Almera was first manufactured in 1995 and close to 640,000 cars were rolled off the production line before Nissan pulled the plug in 2006.

The Japanese manufacturer took the decision to target UK families with the new Qashqai.

Currently the average insurance premium on a Nissan Almera is £785*.

Nissan Qashqai

One of Nissan’s most-recognisable cars, the Qashqai first went on sale back 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.

New Nissan Qashqais start at £25,230. Not sure how much it is to to insure a Nissan Qashqai? Expect to pay on average£454* for the Qashqai N-Connecta DCI, or as much as £1,081 for the Qashqai Tekna 4WD.

Nissan Note

A small and practical car, the Nissan Note is known for being spacious compared to other 'super minis' and boasts an impressive infotainment system.

Nissan however stopped production of the Nissan Note in 2017, focusing its energies instead on the new Nissan Micra.

Insurance for a Note Acenta is on average £701*.

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 an all new Nissan X-Trail due out later this year.

Expect to pay in the region of £602* to insure the typical Nissan X-Trail.

Nissan Leaf

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

The price of a new Leaf starts at £28,440 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.

The Nissan Leaf insurance cost is on average £521* (for the Tekna model).

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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