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Best Cheap Car Insurance in Nevada for 2019

March 20, 2019
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When looking for cheap car insurance in Nevada, you may run into some challenges. Prices can vary significantly from one company to the next, even for the same coverage options and limits, so it pays to gather as many quotes as possible.


To make things easier, NerdWallet collected rates from the largest insurers in the state and found the cheapest options for several types of drivers.

Cheapest for good drivers

American Family was the cheapest carrier we found for Nevada drivers with clean driving and credit histories. Its average rate quote was $172 per month; State Farm also came in under $200 per month, on average, and Allstate was third-cheapest.

InsurerAverage price
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$2,067/year

$172/month
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$2,160/year

$180/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$2,565/year

$214/month
For this calculation, NerdWallet averaged rates for 40-year-old men and women with a clean driving record and good credit. With the exception of age, a large portion of drivers are closest to this profile, which carries standard "full coverage" insurance, including state-required coverage.

Cheapest for drivers with poor credit

For Nevadans with blemished credit, American Family was the cheapest insurer we found at $246 per month, on average. Rates pretty much skyrocket from there — the priciest average rate we found for this group was close to $650 per month. Geico and Allstate complete the list.

InsurerAverage price
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$2,951/year

$246/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$4,104/year

$342/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$4,495/year

$375/month
Poor credit can have a bigger effect on car insurance premiums than even a DUI conviction or a recent accident. To calculate these figures, NerdWallet averaged rates for 40-year-olds with a clean driving record, poor credit as reported to their insurer, and standard "full coverage" insurance.

Cheapest for drivers with one at-fault crash

State Farm was the cheapest company we found for drivers in Nevada with a recent accident on record, at $211 per month, on average. Allstate and Liberty Mutual come in second and third, respectively.

InsurerAverage price
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$2,528/year

$211/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$3,501/year

$292/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$3,662/year

$305/month
To get these figures, we averaged rates for 40-year-olds with one recent at-fault crash and the typical "full coverage" insurance. Your rates will remain high for three to five years after you cause an accident or have a moving violation. If you fall into this category, be sure to shop for new insurance rates just after the three-year and five-year anniversaries of your infraction.

Cheapest for low-mileage drivers

American Family knocks over $20 off its average monthly rate for low-mileage Nevada drivers, with an average price of $151 per month and the cheapest for this group. State Farm and Geico round out the list.

InsurerAverage price
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$1,817/year

$151/month
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$1,925/year

$160/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$2,392/year

$199/month
Whether you're retired, work at home or often use public transportation, you may be able to get cheaper car insurance simply because you drive less. The rates above are for 40-year-olds with typical "full coverage" insurance and a clean driving record who drive 5,000 miles per year instead of the standard 12,000.

Cheapest for minimum coverage

State Farm was the cheapest carrier we found for minimum required auto coverage in Nevada, at an average quote of $77 per month. In a tightly priced list, American Family takes second place and Progressive comes in third.

InsurerAverage price
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$928/year

$77/month
4.0 NerdWallet rating

$967/year

$81/month
3.5 NerdWallet rating

$1,012/year

$84/month
We calculated these numbers by averaging rates for 40-year-old good drivers who have only the minimum mandatory insurance in their state. Such light coverage isn't typically recommended, since it might not cover all the bills resulting from a car accident, but it's better than nothing — especially if you can't afford much more.

Cheap for military families


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  • Available only to active military members, veterans and their families.

If you’re an active military member or a veteran — or have an immediate family member who is — USAA is a good place to find cheap car insurance in Nevada. It’s not available to the general public, which is why we don’t rank it within the groups. However, USAA was the cheapest option in every category listed above, sometimes by quite a bit.

Minimum required auto insurance in Nevada

Nevada car insurance policies must include liability insurance, which covers others’ property damage and injuries if you’re at fault in a crash.

The minimum auto insurance liability limits are:

  • $25,000 bodily injury liability per person.
  • $50,000 bodily injury liability per incident.
  • $20,000 property damage liability per incident.

Even though this will be enough to drive legally, the bare minimum might not be enough to cover all damage. For example, causing an accident could easily leave you on the hook for more than $20,000 in property damage to another driver’s car. You’d have to pay for any repairs that exceed your insurance limit.

Check out NerdWallet’s guide to minimum car insurance requirements by state to learn more about coverage options for your policy in the Sagebrush State.

Alternative car insurance in Nevada

If you’re denied auto insurance on the voluntary market due to DUIs, poor credit or other factors,  you can seek coverage through the Nevada Automobile Insurance Plan.

For more help finding cheap car insurance in Nevada, try NerdWallet’s car insurance quotes comparison tool.

Here’s a summary of where you’ll find the cheapest insurance, by category:

Cheapest car insurance in Nevada

CategoryCheapest option
Good driversAmerican Family
Drivers with poor creditAmerican Family
Drivers with one at-fault crashState Farm
Low-mileage driversAmerican Family
Minimum coverageState Farm
Cheap for military familiesUSAA
For our base-profile driver with good credit and a clean driving history, NerdWallet averaged rates from the largest insurers for 40-year-old men and women in 20 ZIP codes. The policy includes:

  • $100,000 bodily injury liability coverage per person.
  • $300,000 bodily injury liability coverage per crash.
  • $50,000 property damage liability coverage per crash.
  • $100,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage per person.
  • $300,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage per crash.
  • Collision coverage with $1,000 deductible.
  • Comprehensive coverage with $1,000 deductible.

We used the same assumptions for all other driver profiles, with the following exceptions:

  • For drivers with poor credit, we adjusted the credit tier from “good” to “poor.”
  • For drivers with one at-fault crash, we added a single at-fault crash.
  • For low-mileage drivers, we adjusted the miles driven from 12,000 per year to 5,000.
  • For drivers with minimum coverage, we adjusted the numbers above to reflect minimum required coverage by law in the state.

We used a 2015 Toyota Camry in all cases. These are rates generated through Quadrant Information Services. Your own rates will be different.