NerdWallet’s Auto Insurance Reviews for 2017

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Looking for auto insurance reviews? NerdWallet has researched the top car insurance companies and compiled the results — all freshly researched and updated. Browse our reviews below.

Mainstream auto insurance
Auto insurance for high-risk drivers
White-glove auto insurance
Per-mile auto insurance
Insurance for military members

Mainstream auto insurance

21st Century

21st CenturY INSURANCE

Best known as a discount auto insurance provider that does most of its business online and over the phone.

AARP

AARP / The Hartford

Offers products and features tailored specifically to older adults. You must be an AARP member to qualify.

Allstate

Allstate

The nation’s third-largest insurer, with 12,000 exclusive agencies providing personalized service.

American Family

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE

Its insurance products are available in 19 states, primarily throughout the West and Midwest.

Amica

AMICA

NerdWallet’s top-rated insurer for members of the general population, Amica wins kudos for customer satisfaction.

Erie

ERIE INSURANCe

Operating in 12 states and Washington, D.C., the insurer relies largely on word-of-mouth to advertise its products.

Farm BureaU INSURANCE

Founded to serve farmers. Now, 1,700 local agents sell policies, including replacement coverage, to all customers.

Farmers

FarmerS INSURANCE

Once served only farmers. Now, its products are available to the general population in all 50 states.

Geico

Geico

The nation’s second-largest insurer is ideal for those who are comfortable with managing their own accounts online.

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual

Enjoys a good reputation among customers, and has strong financial ratings and a large network of agents.

Mercury

MercurY INSURANCE

Offers coverage in 11 states from coast to coast, and is an especially big player in California.

Nationwide

NationwidE INSURANCE

The insurer with the jingle about being on your side gets relatively few complaints compared with its peers.

Progressive

ProgressivE INSURANCE

The fourth-largest auto insurer offers a “Name Your Price” tool to help find a policy that fits your budget.

Safeco

Safeco

Reduces your collision deductible by up to $500 at policy renewal time if you don’t make a claim.

State Farm

State Farm

The nation’s largest auto insurer offers personalized service through more than 18,000 agents.

Travelers

TravelerS INSURANCE

One of the largest insurers with midrange prices and a variety of discounts.


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Auto insurance for high-risk drivers

Dairyland

Dairyland

This insurer has specialized in high-risk drivers since it was founded in 1953.

Direct

DirecT auto insurance

Offers car insurance in 13 states throughout the South and lower Midwest.

The General

The General insurance

This subsidiary of American Family Insurance is known for its free and anonymous quotes.

Infinity

Infinity insurance

Sells new policies to high-risk drivers in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.

Titan

Titan insurance

This subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance serves drivers with checkered records.

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White-glove auto insurance

Chubb

CHUBB

Offers top-flight service and generous perks to those willing to pay for them.

Per-mile auto insurance

MetroMile

MetroMile

Great for those who drive less than 10,000 miles per year. Offers policies in seven states and 24-hour claims service.

Esurance

Offers per-mile insurance only in Oregon. Those who drive less than 10,000 miles annually could save.

Insurance for military members

USAA

USAA

Frequently the cheapest option among all insurers. Caters solely to active-duty military members, veterans and their families.

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