Souped-up Subaru drivers are safest on the road

Souped-up Subaru drivers are safest on the road

Comparison site moneysupermarket.com analysed over 13 million car insurance quotes run on its website over 12 months, and of the nation's top 35 favourite car brands it found Subaru drivers make the fewest number of claims for motor accidents, followed by drivers of smart cars and Fiats.

In fact, Subaru drivers are less likely to be younger drivers, and more likely to be in their thirties and forties and insuring the popular Impreza model. With lower claims rates than other models this indicates that Impreza owners are in fact careful about looking after their prized wheels.

Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, said: "A turn up for the motoring books! The Subaru is shedding its image of a car for pure petrol heads, and is actually being driven by older, safer drivers instead of the 'drive it like they stole it' younger motoring generation.

"Interestingly though, the fact that Subaru drivers are least likely to make a claim, doesn't directly translate into them paying the cheapest premiums. While claims are one factor insurers take into account when setting premium prices, other factors also play a part. These include the engine size, the number of miles you clock up, where you park, and your profession amongst other things. Smaller cars are generally cheaper to insure as the cost of repairs and parts are likely to be lower than those on more premium models. If you want to pay less for car insurance, it is worth considering these factors when choosing your motor as this will help reduce the overall cost of running a car."

The Fiat Cinquecento - despite being immortalised by hapless teenage driver Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners - is the individual car model least likely to claimed for.

The research also unearthed the nation's claims calamities. Analysis of car brands reveals drivers of the Spanish made SEAT, Korean built Kia and British produced MINI take the top spots for most likely to make a claim for an 'at fault' motor accident.

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Renault confirmed the partnership with the unveiling of a 3/4 scale replica of the e.dams-Renault Formula E racing car, especially for the KidZania London Pit Lane Experience. The model took...

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Jeep Wrangler takes top hardcore gong

17-12-2014 Hits:242 Car Reviews and News

Jeep Wrangler takes top hardcore gong

The diesel-powered, automatic Wrangler was awarded the top prize by the magazine's panel of judges, despite strong competition. Damien Dally, head of brand, Jeep UK said, "Jeep Wrangler is the...

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Infiniti opens outlets in London's Westf…

17-12-2014 Hits:237 Car Reviews and News

Infiniti opens outlets in London's Westfield Centres

Infiniti is setting up semi-permanent structures that will display cars, as well as offering a selection for immediate test drives. Francois Goupil de Bouille, Infiniti Vice President for Europe, Middle...

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Project Innovation set to inspire engine…

17-12-2014 Hits:232 Car Reviews and News

Project Innovation set to inspire engineers of the future

Project Innovation - part of an on-going partnership between the companies - will offer one budding engineer the opportunity to work alongside Nissan and Microsoft experts and visit their respective...

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Jaguar reveals 360 degree Virtual Windsc…

16-12-2014 Hits:224 Car Reviews and News

Jaguar reveals 360 degree Virtual Windscreen

The drivers vista is uninterrupted by the A, B and C-pillars that support the roof, due to a screen embedded in the surface of each pillar inside the car -...

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Pricing confirmed for all-new Mazda2

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Pricing confirmed for all-new Mazda2

The 2015 range 'sets new standards for infotainment, in-car connectivity and equipment levels in the segment' says Mazda with the 90 PS, SE-L Nav models featuring a 7-inch colour touch-screen,...

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Hyundai adds new Turbo to i30 range

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Hyundai adds new Turbo to i30 range

The performance-oriented model delivers a Nurburgring-tuned 186 PS from its 1.6-litre turbocharged T-GDI engine, for a 0-62mph time of 8.0 seconds and top speed is 136mph. The new i30 Turbo...

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All-new Jeep Renegade pricing announced

15-12-2014 Hits:258 Car Reviews and News

All-new Jeep Renegade pricing announced

The entry level compact SUV will be the front-wheel drive 1.6-litre eTorq Evo 110hp Sport. At the top end, the high-spec 2.0-litre MJet 170hp 4WD Auto Low Trailhawk version costs...

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All-new Audi Q7 set for Detroit debut

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All-new Audi Q7 set for Detroit debut

The new Q7 weighs 325 kilograms less with a kerb weight of 1,995 kilograms (as 3.0 TDI), and is described as the 'lightest in its class'. Audi says, its low...

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Alfa Romeo launches Giulietta Business E…

15-12-2014 Hits:233 Car Reviews and News

Alfa Romeo launches Giulietta Business Edition

The Giulietta Business Edition features 'extremely competitive' On-The-Road pricing and P11D pricing to help make it a 'compelling offer for business users'. The new model is based on the mid-range...

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Aston Martin unveils limited 'Works' Van…

15-12-2014 Hits:228 Car Reviews and News

Aston Martin unveils limited 'Works' Vanquish super GT

Aston Martin Works Commercial Director, Paul Spires, explained: "This project has been a harmonious co-operation across the whole business, developed uniquely to celebrate 60 years of Aston Martin Works at...

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Audi reveals new RS 3 Sportback

12-12-2014 Hits:262 Car Reviews and News

Audi reveals new RS 3 Sportback

Based on the all-new Audi A3, the latest RS 3 Sportback is powered by a heavily reworked version of the five-cylinder 2.5-litre TFSI engine, mated to faster-shifting S tronic transmission...

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Hyundai revamps i40 for 2015

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Hyundai revamps i40 for 2015

The flagship i40 now features refined exterior styling including new designs for the front and rear lamps - with intergrated LED fog lamps - a new hexagonal grille, front bumper...

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Infiniti teases Q60 Concept

12-12-2014 Hits:258 Car Reviews and News

Infiniti teases Q60 Concept

Set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next month, the new sports coupe concept is said to be making a 'design statement'.The Q60...

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New MINI JCW is most powerful ever

11-12-2014 Hits:247 Car Reviews and News

New MINI JCW is most powerful ever

The John Cooper Works (JCW) is powered by a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo unit delivering 231 hp and 320 Nm and draws on the brand's motorsport experience with a package of...

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Citroen reveals C4 updates

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Citroen reveals C4 updates

There are new LED running lights up front and 3D-effect tail lights. New upholstery materials and a simpler dashboard featuring a new centrally located 7" Touch Screen are joined by...

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BMW revises 6 Series for 2015

11-12-2014 Hits:240 Car Reviews and News

BMW revises 6 Series for 2015

The new 6 Series line-up has received exterior styling tweaks for a 'more purposeful and more powerful' stance. At the same time the interiors take on a more 'sportingly luxurious'...

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Rinspeed Budii to debut in Geneva

10-12-2014 Hits:240 Car Reviews and News

Rinspeed Budii to debut in Geneva

The Swiss company will show what a 'learning and personalised friend on wheels' might look like at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The autonomous electrically powered car is intended to...

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Hyundai unveils new i20 Coupe

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Hyundai unveils new i20 Coupe

For the first time the South Korea brand has created a three-door B-segment car that it describes as 'significantly differentiated from the five-door model'. Its interior and exterior design are...

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Mercedes reveals new GLE Coupe

10-12-2014 Hits:236 Car Reviews and News

Mercedes reveals new GLE Coupe

The German brand says it combined two vehicle classes for the new model, with the GLE featuring the 'characteristics of a robust SUV' and the flowing side contour and low...

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Infiniti takes direct control of retail …

09-12-2014 Hits:240 Car Reviews and News

Infiniti takes direct control of retail outlets

The significant change in the operational control of the Infiniti Centres based in Reading, Birmingham, Stockport, Leeds and Glasgow sees parent company Nissan take over the retail services previously offered...

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Suzuki reveals Celerio pricing and spec

09-12-2014 Hits:237 Car Reviews and News

Suzuki reveals Celerio pricing and spec

The Celerio SZ4 starts at £8,999 with both models featuring an elevated driving position, interior space that Suzuki says 'surpasses most conventional A-segment cars' as well a luggage capacity of...

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AA launches Xmas anti-drink driving camp…

09-12-2014 Hits:246 Car Reviews and News

AA launches Xmas anti-drink driving campaign

To help provide guidance for drivers about these dangers, Wines and Spirits manufacturer Pernod Ricard UK joined the AA and will front the campaign with the Irish Whiskey, one of...

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S-Class crowned Women's World Car of The…

08-12-2014 Hits:244 Car Reviews and News

S-Class crowned Women's World Car of The Year

The S-Class also took Woman's World Luxury Car of The Year at the event, which is judged by a panel of female journalists from 15 countries, including UK's representative Sue...

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DriveNow car hire launches in London

08-12-2014 Hits:239 Car Reviews and News

DriveNow car hire launches in London

DriveNow, which already has over 360,000 customers globally across seven locations (Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna and San Francisco) will launch across three London boroughs Islington, Hackney and Haringey,...

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First Ferrari Sergio delivered

08-12-2014 Hits:255 Car Reviews and News

First Ferrari Sergio delivered

Designed by Pininfarina, just six of the limited edition roadsters are being built, with the first delivered at Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit, where the Finali Mondiali Ferrari are being staged...

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Suzi Perry fronts campaign aimed at wome…

05-12-2014 Hits:297 Car Reviews and News

Suzi Perry fronts campaign aimed at women motorists

The campaign is in response to an IMI survey of 1000 women car-owners carried out in September 2014, revealing that many women find it difficult choosing a garage or mechanic...

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Volvo opens ordering for all-new XC90

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Volvo opens ordering for all-new XC90

The new XC90 is the first vehicle to be built on Volvo’s brand new in-house designed and built chassis, using its own in-house designed and built engines. Amongst the first...

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Order books open for electric Mercedes B…

05-12-2014 Hits:339 Car Reviews and News

Order books open for electric Mercedes B-Class

Available in two trim levels - Sport and Electric Art - the B-Class Electric Drive can cover up to 142 miles on a single charge and accelerate from 0-62 mph...

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Bentley to invest £40 million in U…

04-12-2014 Hits:271 Car Reviews and News

Bentley to invest £40 million in UK HQ

The biggest site development in the company's history will include a new research and development centre, creating over 300 jobs in the process. This move was welcomed by George Osborne,...

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Aston Martin reveals new DB10 for 007

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Aston Martin reveals new DB10 for 007

The event took place on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios where Aston Martin debuted the all-new DB10, confirming it was created specifically for the new Bond film, 'Spectre'. The...

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Five-star Crash Safety rating for new Ki…

04-12-2014 Hits:268 Car Reviews and News

Five-star Crash Safety rating for new Kia Sorento

The Sorento scored highly in all four areas of crash safety testing (90 percent Adult Occupant Protection, 83 percent Child Occupant Protection, 67 percent Pedestrian Protection and 71 percent Safety...

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All-new Vauxhall Viva unveiled

03-12-2014 Hits:329 Car Reviews and News

All-new Vauxhall Viva unveiled

Set for a Spring 2015 arrival, the Viva will be the latest edition to Vauxhall's small car range, joining the Adam and the Corsa supermini.With a name that pays homage...

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Ferrari reveals FXX K lab car

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Ferrari reveals FXX K lab car

Described as a 'laboratory-car', the FXX K is based on Maranello's first hybrid model with the K in its moniker a reference to the "KERS" kinetic energy recovery system it...

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