The Cheapest Car Insurance for a Kia Optima

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Drivers of the most recent Kia Optima model pay an average of $1,501 per year for car insurance, but you might find cheaper coverage if you shop around.

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Nerdy takeaways
  • The cheapest insurance company for a 2020 Kia Optima is State Farm at $814 per year, on average.

  • The Kia Optima costs an average of $1,501 per year to insure.

  • That works out to a car insurance rate of $125 per month.

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The vehicle you drive plays a big role in determining how much you pay for auto insurance. Insurers set rates based on factors like how expensive a vehicle’s repair costs are, how often a car is broken into or stolen, and even the likelihood of a vehicle getting into an accident. The cheapest cars to insure usually don’t cost as much to repair after a claim, while those with higher repair costs — like luxury vehicles and sporty models — tend to be more expensive to insure.

Auto insurance rates vary by company, so shopping around and comparing quotes from multiple insurers is the best way to find cheap car insurance.

How much does Kia Optima insurance cost?

The average cost for Kia Optima insurance in 2020 is $125 per month, according to NerdWallet’s most recent analysis of full coverage insurance rates. But each model year will likely have different insurance costs. Check out the table below to see the average insurance cost by model year.

Year
Cost
2020$1,501
2019$1,484
2018$1,464
2017$1,443
2016$1,418
2015$1,394
2014$1,371
2013$1,386

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Cheapest insurance for a 2020 Kia Optima

The average cost of car insurance for Kia Optima is $1,501 per year, but you may be able to find cheaper rates if you shop around and compare quotes from multiple insurance companies.

Here are the cheapest car insurance companies for a 2020 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$814
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American Family$1,067
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5.0

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Travelers$1,087
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5.0

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Geico$1,317
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4.5

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Progressive$1,379
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5.0

/5

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Cheapest insurance for a 2019 Kia Optima

Our analysis found that the average auto insurance cost for a Kia Optima is $1,484 per year, which is 1.18% less to insure than the 2020 model. But shopping around and comparing quotes from multiple insurers may help you get an even lower rate.

Here are the cheapest insurance companies for a 2019 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$808
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5.0

/5
American Family$1,055
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5.0

/5
Travelers$1,086
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5.0

/5
Geico$1,305
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4.5

/5
Progressive$1,367
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5.0

/5

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Cheapest insurance for a 2018 Kia Optima

The average car insurance rate for a 2018 Kia Optima is $1,464 per year, but you might find even cheaper rates by shopping around and comparing quotes from multiple insurance companies.

Here are the cheapest insurers for a 2018 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$809
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
American Family$1,040
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5.0

/5
Travelers$1,071
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5.0

/5
Geico$1,284
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4.5

/5
MetLife$1,347
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5

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Cheapest insurance for a 2017 Kia Optima

NerdWallet’s analysis found that the average cost of insurance for a 2017 Kia Optima is $1,443. But you can typically find cheaper rates by shopping around and comparing quotes from multiple companies.

Here are the cheapest car insurance companies for a 2017 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$809
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
American Family$1,025
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
Travelers$1,059
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5.0

/5
Geico$1,264
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5
MetLife$1,321
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5

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Cheapest insurance for a 2016 Kia Optima

The average cost to insure a 2016 Kia Optima is $1,418. But you might find even cheaper rates if you compare car insurance quotes from multiple companies.

Here are the cheapest insurers for a 2016 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$806
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
American Family$1,008
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
Travelers$1,047
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5.0

/5
Geico$1,242
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5
MetLife$1,296
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4.5

/5

>> MORE: The cheapest full coverage car insurance

Cheapest insurance for a 2015 Kia Optima

Nerdwallet’s analysis found that the average cost to insure a 2015 Kia Optima is $1,394. But you can likely get even cheaper rates if you compare quotes from a few different insurance companies.

Here are the cheapest insurers for a 2015 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$800
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
American Family$990
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5.0

/5
Travelers$1,037
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5.0

/5
Geico$1,220
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5
MetLife$1,275
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5

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Cheapest insurance for a 2014 Kia Optima

A 2014 Kia Optima costs an average of $1,371 to insure, per year. But you might find cheaper rates by shopping around and comparing quotes from multiple companies.

Here are the cheapest insurers for a 2014 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
State Farm$793
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
American Family$972
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5.0

/5
Travelers$1,027
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5.0

/5
Geico$1,200
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5
MetLife$1,256
NerdWallet rating 

4.5

/5

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Cheapest insurance for a 2013 Kia Optima

Our analysis found that a 2013 Kia Optima will cost an average of $1,386. But shopping around and comparing quotes from multiple insurers may get you an even lower rate.

Here are the cheapest companies for a 2013 Kia Optima.

Company
Cost
NerdWallet Rating
USAA$855
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4.0

/5
Erie$965
NerdWallet rating 

4.0

/5
Auto-Owners Insurance$976
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
American Family$1,125
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5
State Farm$1,180
NerdWallet rating 

5.0

/5

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Methodology

NerdWallet averaged insurance estimates for this vehicle in all ZIP codes in any of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., where rates are available. Our sample profile is a 35-year-old driver with good credit and no tickets or violations. Our “good” and “poor” credit rates are based on credit score approximations and do not account for proprietary scoring criteria used by insurance providers.

We averaged rates between male and female drivers and assumed 12,000 annual miles driven. These are average rates, and your rate will vary based on your personal details, state and insurance provider.

For full coverage policies, we used the following coverage limits:

  • $100,000 bodily injury liability per person.

  • $300,000 bodily injury liability per accident.

  • $50,000 property damage liability per accident.

  • $100,000 uninsured motorist coverage per person.

  • $300,000 uninsured motorist coverage per accident.

  • Collision coverage with a $1,000 deductible.

  • Comprehensive coverage with a $1,000 deductible.

Where required by law, minimum additional coverages were added. Some policies include additional coverages at the insurer’s discretion.

The analysis included the largest insurance companies in each state; smaller insurers were also included when rates were available. Although it’s one of the largest insurers in the country, Liberty Mutual is not included in our rates analysis due to a lack of publicly available information.

These are rates generated through Quadrant Information Services. Your own rates will be different.