Chevrolet Volt Insurance Rates
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UPDATED: Apr 27, 2023
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Car insurance can be expensive if you don’t know how to shop around for insurance. You may even think you already have a good rate, but a little shopping may reveal you could save hundreds more on car insurance. If you need to save on your Chevrolet Volt’s car insurance costs, you’ve come to the right place.
Our guide goes over rate changes by area, coverage, safety ratings, and much more, so you can understand how insurers calculate your rates and what to do to save money.
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U.S. average insurance rates for a Chevrolet Volt are $1,354 a year for full coverage insurance. Comprehensive costs on average $260 each year, collision insurance costs $472, and liability costs $464. Liability-only insurance costs as little as $514 a year, and high-risk driver insurance costs around $2,942. Teen drivers pay the highest rates at up to $5,182 a year.
Average premium for full coverage: $1,354
Price estimates by individual coverage:
Includes $500 policy deductibles, 30/60 split liability limits, and includes uninsured motorist and medical coverage. Estimates are averaged for all 50 states and Volt models.
Price Range from Low to High
For the average driver, Chevrolet Volt insurance prices range from as low as $514 for the bare minimum liability coverage to a high rate of $2,942 for a high-risk insurance policy.
Geographic Price Range
Your location can have significant affects on insurance rates. Rural areas have a lower frequency of physical damage claims than larger metro areas. The graphic below illustrates how location impacts car insurance rates.
The ranges above illustrate why all drivers should compare rates based on a specific location and risk profile, instead of using price averages.
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Additional Rate Information
The chart below illustrates average Chevrolet Volt insurance rates for different risk profiles and scenarios.
- The lowest rate with discounts is $782
- Drivers who choose higher $1,000 deductibles will pay around $166 each year
- The average rate for the average middle-age driver with $500 deductibles is $1,354
- Choosing low deductibles for comprehensive and collision insurance will increase the cost to $1,676
- Higher-risk drivers with multiple violations and an at-fault accident could pay upwards of $2,942
- The price for full coverage for a teen driver may cost $5,182 a year
Car insurance prices for a Chevrolet Volt are also quite variable based on your driving record, the model year and trim level, and policy deductibles and limits.
More mature drivers with no driving violations and high deductibles may pay as little as $1,300 per year on average for full coverage. Prices are highest for teenage drivers, where even good drivers will be charged upwards of $5,100 a year. View Rates by Age
The state you live in makes a big difference in Chevrolet Volt insurance prices. A 40-year-old driver could pay as low as $890 a year in states like Vermont, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, or as much as $1,830 on average in Michigan, New York, and Florida.
|State||Premium||Compared to U.S. Avg||Percent Difference|
Choosing high deductibles could save up to $490 every year, whereas increasing liability limits will cost you more. Switching from a 50/100 limit to a 250/500 limit will increase prices by as much as $417 extra every 12 months. View Rates by Deductible or Liability Limit
If you have some driving violations or tend to cause accidents, you are probably paying at a minimum $1,600 to $2,200 extra each year, depending on your age. Insurance for high-risk drivers can cost as much as 42% to 132% more than average. View High Risk Driver Rates
|Model Year||Comprehensive||Collision||Liability||Total Premium|
|2018 Chevrolet Volt||$326||$698||$442||$1,624|
|2017 Chevrolet Volt||$312||$648||$452||$1,570|
|2015 Chevrolet Volt||$288||$548||$460||$1,454|
|2013 Chevrolet Volt||$260||$472||$464||$1,354|
|2012 Chevrolet Volt||$254||$440||$474||$1,326|
Rates are averaged for all Chevrolet Volt models and trim levels. Rates assume a 40-year-old male driver, full coverage with $500 deductibles, and a clean driving record.
How to Find the Cheapest Chevrolet Volt Insurance
Getting lower rates on car insurance not only requires being a good driver, but also having above-average credit, not filing small claims, and possibly raising deductibles. Spend time shopping around at least every other year by getting quotes from direct insurance companies like Progressive and GEICO, and also from local independent and exclusive agents.
The following list is a recap of the car insurance concepts touched on above.
- Higher risk drivers that have major violations or accidents pay an average of $1,590 more each year than a safer driver
- It is possible to save as much as $160 per year just by quoting online in advance
- Increasing physical damage deductibles can save around $500 each year
- Policyholders who require an increased level of liability coverage will pay about $510 annually to go from a low limit to 250/500 limits
Just by getting quotes, you can save over $200 a year.
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How does the size and class of the Chevrolet Volt affect liability rates?
What does liability insurance cover? Required in most states, this coverage will protect you if you hit another driver by paying for the other driver’s medical bills and property damage costs. Insurers will raise your rates if your vehicle is in a size class that is proven to cause significant damage to other vehicles.
To help you understand how the size and class function in crashes, watch the crash test between a large SUV and a small car.
With liability insurance, it is not how your car fares in a crash that matters to insurers but how other cars will fare around your vehicle. This is why if your car is also shown to be likely to crash (perhaps there is a defect in the car or the car simply has a powerful engine encouraging speeding), insurers will raise your rates.
Because the Chevrolet Volt is a small, four-door car, it likely won’t do much damage to other cars. So unless it is prone to crashing, the liability rates shouldn’t be too bad. To make sure of this, however, we are going to take a look at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) data on insurance losses by vehicle make and model.
- Bodily injury liability loss: -6 percent (average)
- Property damage liability loss: -12 percent (average)
Even though the Chevrolet Volt’s liability losses are average for its size group, the losses are still negative, which is great. Based on these losses, we can assume that the Chevrolet Volt has average insurance rates for liability coverage. To make sure, however, we are going to go over rates in the next section.
What does liability insurance cost for the Chevrolet Volt?
We went ahead and got a sample quote from Geico to show you how much liability insurance will cost and how it can change as you increase your coverage level. Our quote is based on a 40-year-old male driver in Pennsylvania who owns a 2019 Chevrolet Volt, has a bachelor’s degree, travels 13,000 miles a year, and has a clean driving record. Let’s start with the average rates for six months of bodily injury coverage.
- Low ($15,000/$30,000): $40.67
- Medium ($100,000/$200,000): $83.37
- High ($500,000/$500,000): $134.21
It will cost you an average of $43 to upgrade to medium coverage and $94 to upgrade to high coverage. This breaks down to $7 a month or $15 a month. The next set of rates is for property damage liability coverage.
- Low ($5,000): $436.93
- Medium ($20,000): $466.16
- High ($100,000): $487.53
The costs for upgrades for property damage liability coverage are low. It is only $30 more for medium coverage (or $5 a month) and $51 for high coverage (or $8 a month). This means that for both bodily injury and property damage liability, you will pay $12 more a month for medium coverage and $23 more a month for high coverage.
Broken down like this, the costs don’t seem as bad. We highly recommend purchasing at least medium coverage for your vehicle. Not having a high limit of liable coverage leaves you vulnerable to out of pocket costs and legal action.
What are the safety features and ratings of the Chevrolet Volt?
Car manufacturers have come a long way since they produced the first cars, which often didn’t even include seat belts. Today, the importance of safety features is emphasized by car manufacturers, and you should take note of them. The more safety features your car has, the cheaper your insurance rate will be.
AutoBlog.com found that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt has the following standard safety features:
- Crash prevention features include anti-lock brakes and stability control.
- Crash safety features include front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, overhead airbags, knee airbags, and seatbelt pretensioners.
- Anti-theft protection features include vehicle intrusion alarm and ignition disable device.
The Chevrolet Volt’s multiple airbags offer more protection, which is important as the Chevrolet is a smaller vehicle. However, the base model’s feature list is missing anti-whiplash headrests, which can help prevent neck injuries in a crash. Still, overhead airbags should help protect passengers in case of a rollover.
In addition to safety feature discounts, the crash rating of your vehicle model can help reduce your rates. The IIHS performed crashworthiness tests on the 2015 Chevrolet Volt sedan and hatchback models. Let’s take a look at how these two versions fared.
- Small overlap front (driver-side) crash test: Good (hatchback) and Acceptable (sedan).
- Moderate overlap front: Good (hatchback) and Good (sedan).
- Side: Good (hatchback) and Good (sedan).
- Roof strength: Good (hatchback) and Good (sedan).
- Head restraints and seats: Good (hatchback) and Good (sedan).
Both versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt did well, as good is the highest rating and acceptable is the second-highest rating. Because the Chevrolet Volt has such great crashworthiness tests, you should have a lower rate, especially if you have the sedan version (the IIHS awarded the 2015 Chevrolet sedan the top safety pick award for 2015).
However, cars do have more fatalities than SUVs and pickups, so rates may still be a little higher. The IIHS’s 2018 data on driver fatalities per million vehicles recorded the following fatalities: 48 car fatalities, 34 pickup fatalities, and 23 SUV fatalities. For all occupant fatalities, the numbers are as follows: 69 car fatalities, 42 pickup fatalities, and 32 SUV deaths.
The IIHS’s data suggests that pickups and SUVs are safer than cars. However, a more extensive study on crash performance would have to be done to make certain. There is some data on fatalities by crash types for cars, which we’ve included below.
- Frontal Impact: 7,433 fatalities
- Side Impact: 3,568 fatalities
- Rear Impact: 834 fatalities
- Other (mostly rollovers): 1,303 fatalities
There were a total of 13,138 fatalities for cars in 2018, which is very high. To put this number in perspective, in 2018, there were a total of 4,369 pickup fatalities and 5,035 SUV fatalities. Still, the great crash ratings of the Chevrolet Volt will balance out the negativity of higher fatality rates for cars, so you should still get a decent rate.
What is the MSRP of the Chevrolet Volt?
MSRP is an acronym for the manufacturer suggested retail price. This is the value a manufacturer believes its car is worth. Sellers will use the MSRP to create their invoice price, also known as the sticker price. Few people will pay the sticker price or the MSRP price.
Instead, shoppers will often purchase a car at what is known as the fair market price. This is the price you should be looking for when you shop for a vehicle. Watch the video below for a further explanation of these car prices.
Below, you can see Kelley Blue Book’s (KBB) price estimates for a 2019 Chevrolet Volt.
- MSRP: $34,395
- Invoice: $33,121
- Fair Market Range: $30,264 to $33,295
- Fair Purchase Price: $31,780
The fair purchase price is significantly lower than the MSRP and invoice prices. However, insurers don’t really care about the fair purchase price. The price that insurers use to calculate your collision and comprehensive car insurance rates is the MSRP.
The MSRP gives insurers an idea of how much parts will cost for repairs or how much it will cost to replace your car if you total it. If insurers don’t calculate rates properly, they risk a financial loss if you file a claim. This is also why lenders sometimes force people to buy comprehensive and collision car insurance when they sign the car lease.
If lenders don’t use force-placed insurance, they have no guarantee that drivers will carry collision and comprehensive coverage. These two coverages are what protect your lender from financial loss if you are in any of the following types of crashes:
- Collision coverage covers repair costs if you collide with another vehicle or an object like a fence post.
- Comprehensive coverage covers repair costs if natural disasters or bad weather wreck your vehicle. It will also cover damage from animal collisions, vandalism, and theft.
Both lenders and insurers will use the loss history (claims paid) on your vehicle to help determine rates for these two coverages. Insurers are well aware of what the best and worst vehicles are for overall collision losses. If your vehicle has poor losses, you will pay more.
While the IIHS listed great losses for comprehensive coverage, collision coverage losses were only average.
- Chevrolet Volt Collision Losses: -6 percent (average)
- Chevrolet Volt Comprehensive Losses: -32 percent (substantially better than average)
Since the Chevrolet Volt’s losses are decent, you shouldn’t have a very high rate for car insurance.
How much will it cost to repair my Chevrolet Volt?
If you have a deductible, you will have to pay for some of the repairs yourself until insurance steps in. For example, if you have a $500 deductible and are in an accident, you will have to pay $500 towards accident costs before your insurer will pay the rest. This is why it’s important to pick a deductible that you can pay.
Insurers, however, are concerned with the costs of repair, not what your deductible is. After all, your deductible is what you’ll have to pay. The costs of repair are what your insurer will have to pay to get you back on the road.
On RepairPal.com, the Chevrolet Volt’s alternative fuel average annual repair costs are estimated to be $550. This price estimate includes regular maintenance, such as inspections and oil changes. While the Chevrolet Volt’s average repair costs are less than repair costs for all vehicles ($652), it is still more expensive than repair costs for alternative fuel vehicles ($471).
Still, RepairPal.com gave the Chevrolet Volt a reliability rating of four out of five stars. This is great, as it means the Chevrolet Volt is more reliable than other vehicles. This means fewer breakdowns and unscheduled trips to the repair shop.
Our hope is that our guide to the Chevrolet Volt’s rates has given you the tools you need to find cheap car insurance. By understanding the basics of what determines the price of car insurance and shopping around, you can save hundreds every year. Want to start comparison shopping for Chevrolet Volt insurance costs right away? Use our free tool to start comparing rates.
Rate Tables and Charts
Rates by Driver Age
Full coverage, $500 deductibles
Rates by Deductible
Full coverage, driver age 40
Rates by Liability Limit
Full coverage, driver age 40
Rates for High Risk Drivers
Full coverage, $500 deductibles, two speeding tickets, and one at-fault accident
If a financial responsibility filing is required, the additional charge below may also apply.
Potential Rate Discounts
If you qualify for discounts, you may save the amounts shown below.
|5-yr Accident Free||$97|
|5-yr Claim Free||$88|
|Paid in Full/EFT||$59|
Discounts are estimated and may not be available from every company or in every state.