Volvo car insurance

Volvo are safety innovators, who offer practicality along with a stylish, sleek design. We can help find the best cover for your Volvo by comparing up to 163 insurers, whichever model you have. 

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How much does a Volvo cost to insure?

There are many factors that impact how much it costs to get car insurance for your Volvo. These include the age and model of your car, as well individual factors like your no-claims bonus and your age.

Here are the average insurance prices for some popular models of Volvo:

Model Average price1
Volvo S60 T SE
Volvo XC40 Momentum T3
Volvo XC60 SE Lux Nav D4 (190)
Volvo XC90 SE D5 (185) AWD
Volvo V40 R-Design D2 (115)

1Based on data December 2022 to May 2023

What affects the price of car insurance?

There are a number of factors that can affect the price that you pay for your car insurance, these include:

  • Your driving history
  • Installing security devices on your car
  • Your voluntary excess
  • Your age
  • Your job

Your driving history includes things like any accidents you've had, the claims you've made and any driving convictions you have. All of these help give insurers an idea of how you drive and as a result, influence how much you pay.

Installing security devices on your car can help reduce the cost of your insurance. Cars with trackers and alarms are seen as more secure by insurance companies and should have a positive impact on the cost of your policy.

Your voluntary excess is the amount you are willing to pay if you have to make a claim as a result of an accident. The higher this amount is, the lower the cost of your policy will be.

Your age is also a factor that affects car insurance. A lot of insurers see younger drivers as much higher risk compared to older drivers, so premiums tend to be higher for younger people.

Your job will also impact how much you pay. If you work in a job that means you spend a lot of time on the road, it could cause your insurance costs to be higher.

How can I save on Volvo car insurance?

How much you pay for car insurance for your Audi depends on a lot of factors mentioned above, but there are things you can do to help bring down the cost of your policy:

  • Choose the right level of cover
  • Consider how you use your car
  • Adding a named driver
  • Pay annually
  • Taking a driving course

Make sure you choose the right level of cover for your Volvo. It's a common mistake for people to think that third party cover will be the cheapest, when in fact comprehensive cover is often the cheapest and also provides the highest level of cover.

Consider how you use your car. If you just use your car socially and for getting to and from your place of work, then social and commuting cover will be fine. If you don't use your car for work-related purposes, then you won't need business car insurance.

Adding a named driver to your insurance could also save you money. This will all depend on the experience, driving history and no-claims bonus that this driver has. Just be sure to list the main driver of the car as the policy holder to avoid issues such as fronting.

Pay annually for your car insurance and you could save money. If you decide to pay monthly, you could end up paying around 11%2 more for your policy.

Taking a driving course such as an advanced driving course or pass plus could also help reduce the cost of your insurance. This is because you'll be seen as less likely to have an accident in the eyes of your insurer, which should help lower the cost of your insurance.

2Based on data, December 2022 to May 2023

What insurance can I get for my Volvo?

When you buy car insurance, you can choose from 3 levels of cover which include:

  • Third-party
  • Third-party fire and theft
  • Comprehensive
  • Third-party is the minimum legal level of cover you need to drive on the road in the UK. This will protect you against damage caused to other people's car and property, as well as injuries to other people, including passengers.
  • Third-party fire and theft offers the same level of cover as third party insurance, but you'll also get cover for your own car if it catches fire or is stolen.
  • Comprehensive insurance is the highest level of cover available for your car. Your car is covered for any damage or repairs it needs, as well as cover any damage to someone else's car or property.

What optional extras can I get with my Volvo car insurance?

When it comes to adding optional extras to your Volvo car insurance policy, it's important you only add things that you'll need. This will help keep the cost of your policy down as well as giving you the cover you want. Here are some of the most common optional extras that people choose:

Personal accident cover will pay out if you're in an accident, regardless of who's fault it is.

Motor legal protection may also be known as legal cover. If you're involved in an accident, then it will cover the costs of things that aren't covered by your car insurance policy, including any treatment, travel or legal costs such as a solicitor.

Breakdown cover provides you with roadside help if your car breaks down. There are usually levels of cover involved with this, but depending on what you choose, your cover may include things like helping you get home or to a garage and arranging any onward travel.

Windscreen cover will cover the costs of replacing your windscreen if you're involved in an accident. This can sometimes have an excess to pay, so make sure you check this before taking out the cover.

Courtesy car cover provides you with a car if yours needs any repairs after you've been involved in an accident.

History and facts about Volvo

Volvo, the Swedish term for 'I roll' - was established in 1927 by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustav Larson in Gothenburg.

Their goal was to produce a car that could stand up to the rigours of Sweden’s rough roads and cold temperatures. Safety features and accident protection have always been a key priority in Volvo car designs from the 1920s until the present day.

For example, Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin invented the modern 3-point seatbelt - an invention that has saved 2,000 lives a year on British roads since 1983.

Innovations in both safety and environmental care have been evident through Volvo’s pioneering work on:

  • Crumple zones
  • Rear-facing child seats
  • Collapsible steering columns
  • Side collision protection
  • The 3-way catalytic converter

All of these were introduced on Volvos in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Volvo was bought by the Ford group in 1999 and is now owned by a Chinese Group called Geely.

The 1990s also marked a key turning point in the Volvo’s car design. This is when sleek and more rounded designs of the Volvo S40 and V40 were introduced. Both are a long way removed from Volvo’s old ‘boxy’ designs.

In 2019, Volvo became the first car manufacturer to switch to hybrid and electric car production only. The company has also pledged to put 1 million electric cars on the road by 2025.

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