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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In March 2016, 20 years on from the arrival of the first SLK Roadster, the new SLC will arrive with a new look and upgraded technology.The name change is said...

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Hyundai teases new IONIQ

16-12-2015 Hits:424 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai teases new IONIQ

Hyundai has confirmed that the IONIQ will be the world's first car to offer a choice of three ultra-low-emission powertrains: full electric, plug-in gasoline / electric hybrid, or gasoline /...

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Hyundai teases new IONIQ

16-12-2015 Hits:416 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai teases new IONIQ

Hyundai has confirmed that the IONIQ will be the world's first car to offer a choice of three ultra-low-emission powertrains: full electric, plug-in gasoline / electric hybrid, or gasoline /...

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smart fortwo cabrio pricing announced

15-12-2015 Hits:404 Car Reviews and News

smart fortwo cabrio pricing announced

The fortwo cabrio is available with one of two engines - 71 hp or 90 hp turbo - mated to a new five-speed manual gearbox (available to order in spring...

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Lexus teams up with Jude Law

15-12-2015 Hits:403 Car Reviews and News

Lexus teams up with Jude Law

Jude Law will work closely with Lexus 'to enable consumers to immerse themselves and be immersed in The Life RX through interactive videography and theatre'. He will also star in...

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New VW concept car set for CES 2016

14-12-2015 Hits:448 Car Reviews and News

New VW concept car set for CES 2016

The concept is said to illustrate the major changes that the car is set to go through in the next few years, marking the beginning of a new era of...

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Spotify playlist marks 5 years of Nissan…

14-12-2015 Hits:410 Car Reviews and News

Spotify playlist marks 5 years of Nissan LEAF

Users can search for the "100% Nissan LEAF 5th Birthday" playlist on Spotify and hear 10 fan-suggested songs ranging from No. 1 hits to obscure B-side tracks, all of which...

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The Force Awakens with Dodge Stormtroope…

14-12-2015 Hits:403 Car Reviews and News

The Force Awakens with Dodge Stormtroopers

A pair of First Order Stormtrooper-themed white 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vehicles have been patrolling greater LA along with an intimidating Kylo Ren-inspired wrapped...

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Vauxhall launches Backseat Bedtime Xmas …

11-12-2015 Hits:436 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall launches Backseat Bedtime Xmas stories

The series of narrated popular children's stories by author Tracey Corderoy aim to ease car journeys for parents, with over 12 million cars on the road during peak Xmas times....

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New Toyota RAV4 arrives in UK

11-12-2015 Hits:449 Car Reviews and News

New Toyota RAV4 arrives in UK

The first hybrid RAV4 joins Petrol and diesel-powered versions from mid-January, with Toyota's compact SUV debuting a new 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine and an improved 2.0-litre petrol unit.The new four-cylinder...

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Subaru beats official CO2 ratings in rea…

11-12-2015 Hits:438 Car Reviews and News

Subaru beats official CO2 ratings in real world driving test

Amid the recent controversy surrounding manufacturer claims on official mpg figures, Subaru has been named one of the top car manufacturers for 'real world' fuel efficiency following independent testing. Subaru...

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Land Rover 'taxi' tackles streets of Lon…

10-12-2015 Hits:450 Car Reviews and News

Land Rover 'taxi' tackles streets of London

The iconic 4x4 was starring in a film to commemorate 67 years of the Defender as it enters final phase of production, while also helping promote a forthcoming charity auction...

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FairFuelUK and MPs investigate fuel pump…

10-12-2015 Hits:458 Car Reviews and News

FairFuelUK and MPs investigate fuel pump prices

An APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Groups) Meeting was arranged by the FairFuelUK Campaign, where Jason McCartney (Conservative MP for the Colne Valley) and Rob Flello (Labour MP for Stoke on Trent...

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Renault reveals more new Megane details

10-12-2015 Hits:444 Car Reviews and News

Renault reveals more new Megane details

The new Megane is the fifth Renault to be built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance's new Common Module Family (CMF) vehicle architecture, after the Espace, Kadjar, Talisman saloon and Talisman estate.A...

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Vauxhall signs Police deal

09-12-2015 Hits:777 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall signs Police deal

The deal includes 1,200 Brit-built Astras for Police forces nationwide, with the two-year multi-million pound contract also including Corsas, Insignias and Brit-built Vivaro vans. This order cements Vauxhall's position as...

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Porsche to rename Boxster and Cayman

08-12-2015 Hits:438 Car Reviews and News

Porsche to rename Boxster and Cayman

The Boxster and Cayman will be badged as the '718 Boxster' and '718 Cayman'. The Stuttgart sports car manufacturer's 718 designation is a reference to this type of sports car...

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Works Renault team return to F1 as Infin…

07-12-2015 Hits:494 Car Reviews and News

Works Renault team return to F1 as Infiniti-Red Bull split

12-time Constructor's Champion Renault, with nearly 40 years in the sport, is an iconic brand in Formula 1. Work continues on finalising the terms to the acquisition of the Lotus...

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Porsche gives all-electric Mission E the…

07-12-2015 Hits:462 Car Reviews and News

Porsche gives all-electric Mission E the go-ahead

Confirming the Mission E project, Dr. Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board, at Porsche described the news as: "beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports car."The...

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Hyundai confirms new IONIQ eco-car

07-12-2015 Hits:500 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai confirms new IONIQ eco-car

The car will be available with electric, plug-in petrol/electric hybrid, or petrol/electric hybrid powertrain - the first car from any manufacturer to offer these three powertrain options in a single...

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McLaren reveals 675LT Spider

04-12-2015 Hits:522 Car Reviews and News

McLaren reveals 675LT Spider

The new Spider is only the second model to wear the LT badge and is 'in response to significant customer demand' according to McLaren. The preceding 675LT Coupe focused on...

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SsangYong adds 4x4 to Tivoli

04-12-2015 Hits:866 Car Reviews and News

SsangYong adds 4x4 to Tivoli

The Tivoli now employs an 'intelligent and advanced' all-wheel drive torque on demand system that senses the road surface and driving conditions, and distributes the power to the wheels that...

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Suzuki Vitara gets 'S' model

04-12-2015 Hits:512 Car Reviews and News

Suzuki Vitara gets 'S' model

The Vitara 'S' model is equipped with 17-inch Gloss black alloy wheels, a unique grille design, satin silver door mirrors, LED Headlamps with red projector covers, rear upper spoiler and...

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New Volvo S90 to debut in Detroit

03-12-2015 Hits:506 Car Reviews and News

New Volvo S90 to debut in Detroit

Volvo said the S90 'marks a giant step forward' for the brand better known for its SUVs and estates. Equipped with new technologies, ranging from 'cutting-edge' safety to cloud-based apps...

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MINI launches limited edition Countryman

03-12-2015 Hits:493 Car Reviews and News

MINI launches limited edition Countryman

Developed by the MINI's Special Order programme, the Countryman Special Edition features exclusive Space Grey Metallic roof and mirror caps, teamed with 18" 5-Star Double Spoke alloy wheels in black...

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Audi adds Sport trim to A6 allroad

03-12-2015 Hits:872 Car Reviews and News

Audi adds Sport trim to A6 allroad

The Sport specification adds full LED headlights, replacing the bi-xenon units of standard A6 allroad models to further enhance visibility. A high beam assist function is also added as standard...

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Volkswagen Scirocco gets special Black E…

02-12-2015 Hits:531 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen Scirocco gets special Black Edition models

The special editions get black painted alloy wheels, a black painted contrast roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler, and 90 per cent tinted rear windows as standard.The Scirocco GT Black...

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Kia confirms all-new Optima pricing and …

02-12-2015 Hits:516 Car Reviews and News

Kia confirms all-new Optima pricing and spec

On sale from today there are four versions available, all powered by an upgraded EU6 version of Kia's 1.7-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine, now paired with either a six-speed manual or...

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Facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo revealed

01-12-2015 Hits:525 Car Reviews and News

Facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo revealed

Scheduled to make their world debut at NAIAS in Detroit, the range-topping 911 models now feature 20 hp (15 kW) more power, a 'sharper design and even broader everyday usability'.The...

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Renault reveals 'Iconic' Special Edition…

30-11-2015 Hits:517 Car Reviews and News

Renault reveals 'Iconic' Special Edition models

The new trim level is available across different engine options - including the recently announced Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission for Twingo TCe90.The Twingo Iconic is based on the...

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First Bentley Bentayga rolls off product…

30-11-2015 Hits:526 Car Reviews and News

First Bentley Bentayga rolls off production line

Four years on from the initial concept stage, Bentley's first SUV will now enter full production, with customers deliveries starting in January 2016. The first production Bentayga, finished in an...

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Audi unveils new R18 Le Mans racer

30-11-2015 Hits:524 Car Reviews and News

Audi unveils new R18 Le Mans racer

The most powerful and efficient race car Audi has ever built has been 'fundamentally re-designed' by Audi Sport. Featuring 'innovative aerodynamics' representing the next stage in lightweight design and a...

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Hyundai unveils 10th Anniversary Streetc…

27-11-2015 Hits:582 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai unveils 10th Anniversary Streetcar Mosaic

The idea involved driving, photographing and filming every central London street within the 2092 miles detailed in the famous Cabbie 'Knowledge'. Involving 127 participants, the challenge was created by London...

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Range Rover Sport SVR tackles frozen Sil…

27-11-2015 Hits:535 Car Reviews and News

Range Rover Sport SVR tackles frozen Silverstone

Land Rover Ambassador and polar explorer, Ben Saunders swapped his snowshoes for winter tyres to put the Sport SVR through its paces at a unique yet familiar test track. The...

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