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.

Posted on 17.07.2013

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Stella McCartney dresses Jaguar XE for Paris

Jaguar has joined forces with the leading British designer, ahead of her Paris Fashion Week Show on 29 September, as the roll-out of the new Jaguar XE continues. Speaking about...

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Toyota C-HR Crossover set for Paris

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Toyota C-HR Crossover set for Paris

The show car gives an early hint of a kind of vehicle Toyota would like to bring to market, displaying what it describes as 'an emphatic new design language.'The C-HR...

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Vauxhall reveals turbocharged ADAM S

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Vauxhall reveals turbocharged ADAM S

The ADAM S features a 1.4-litre turbo powertrain as well as a specially-tuned chassis and a VXR braking system. With 150PS and 220Nm of torque on tap, the new special...

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MG Design Concept exhibited at Superbran…

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MG Design Concept exhibited at Superbrands

Created by MG Designer Louise Thorburn, the MG3-based concept display car will be on show at Superbrands from 18-21 September, alongside the latest three designs to join the MG3 personalisation...

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Dacia Duster upgraded for 2015

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Dacia Duster upgraded for 2015

The line-up consists of two- and four-wheel-drive models based on three trim levels and two engines. The entry-level Access is powered by a 105 hp 1.6-litre 16-valve petrol engine, while...

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Peugeot confirms QUARTZ Concept for Pari…

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Peugeot confirms QUARTZ Concept for Paris

This next generation SUV features innovative materials and is powered by a HYbrid drivetrain. "With the EXALT and QUARTZ Concepts, the Brand is showcasing its vision of the high-end automotive...

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Volvo XC90 R-Design unveiled

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Volvo XC90 R-Design unveiled

Aimed at buyers seeking a 'sporty and dynamic look' the XC90 R-Design features a driver-centric interior with Contour sports seats in Nubuck and perforated leather. A choice of Drive-E powertrains...

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Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept rev…

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Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept revealed

Citroen says the concept includes plenty of advanced technologies that 'illustrate the ambition and ability of the brand to develop innovative responses to the automotive challenges of the present and...

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Renault reveals EOLAB prototype

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Renault reveals EOLAB prototype

Set for a Paris Motor Show debut, the EOLAB not only previews 'innovative technology' that the French manufacturers says is 'destined to be introduced on production Renaults from now until...

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Honda Jazz set for Paris debut

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Honda Jazz set for Paris debut

The 2015 model introduces a completely new body shell with a sleek and modern design - that hints at the significant advances to be introduced in this latest model, says...

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All-new Ford S-MAX unveiled

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All-new Ford S-MAX unveiled

The new S-MAX will give a European debut to Ford's Adaptive Steering technology as well as a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The sports activity vehicle will also be the...

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Spectacular start to inaugural Formula E…

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Spectacular start to inaugural Formula E Championship

Marking a successful season opener to the FIA Formula E Championship, Brazilian Lucas di Grassi stole victory after race-leader Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) and Venturi's Nick Heidfeld touched on the final...

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Toyota's i-Road to debut in Europe

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Toyota's i-Road to debut in Europe

Known as 'Cite lib by Ha:Mo' (harmonious mobility), the scheme will see Toyota's three-wheel i-Road and COMS four-wheel electric vehicles available for public car sharing on local journeys. The three-year...

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MINI celebrates three million cars under…

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MINI celebrates three million cars under BMW

The milestone 5-door Cooper S Hatch came off the production line at MINI Plant Oxford - and was finished in a special Union Jack livery. The brand was also celebrating...

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Mixx and Maxx join Kia Soul range

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Mixx and Maxx join Kia Soul range

The new models feature 18 inch alloy wheels, an urban styling pack and LED daytime running lights. The Soul Mixx is available in 1.6 CRDi six-speed manual and automatic versions...

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Peugeot to demo 208 Hybrid 2L in Paris

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Peugeot to demo 208 Hybrid 2L in Paris

The 2L stands for two litres per 100km, which is equivalent to 141mpg, with the model based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2-litre PureTech 82hp 5-seater Hatchback.To...

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Toyota teases C-HR concept

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Toyota teases C-HR concept

Revealing the company's vision for a compact crossover model, the C-HR concept combines a new design language with an 'engaging driving experience' says Toyota and will include a hybrid powertrain.Taking...

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SsangYong XIV- Air and Adventure concept…

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SsangYong XIV- Air and Adventure concepts set for Paris

The XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are near production ready concepts of the soon to be launched X100. Based on the brand's development philosophy of 'Robust, Specialty and Premium' and the design...

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Mercedes B-Class gets a nip and tuck

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Mercedes B-Class gets a nip and tuck

The revised B-Class includes a new bumper with a wide radiator trim with two louvres, as well as daytime running lights in the headlamps. The rear bumper has also been...

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Toyota unveils Urban Utility concept

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Toyota unveils Urban Utility concept

Toyota's Californian based Calty design studio created the vehicle, which was inspired by America's new DIY movement. 'Do-it-yourself' is enjoying a big revival in American cities where, Toyota says, a...

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New Citroen C4 Cactus to cost under &pou…

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New Citroen C4 Cactus to cost under £13k

Featuring concept car looks, crossover styling cues and a broad range of customisation options, the C4 Cactus includes new Airbump technology feature. Fitted to the front and rear doors, the...

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Peugeot 508 gets mid-life facelift

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Peugeot 508 gets mid-life facelift

The 508 range now includes a more refined engine line-up, and features an all-new diesel-only RXH model. With major changes in exterior and interior styling, the 508 includes a bold...

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BMW reveals pricing for 2 Series Convert…

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BMW reveals pricing for 2 Series Convertible

The new car replaces the 1 Series Convertible, and will be available with a choice of four engines, including a new 2.0-litre diesel for the 220d and, for the first...

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Honda unveils HR-V

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Honda unveils HR-V

The HR-V is Honda's new entry into Europe's fast-growing small SUV segment and features an exterior design that echoes that of a Coupe, says Honda, with sharp, dynamic lines that...

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Mercedes AMG GT revealed

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Mercedes AMG GT revealed

Featuring a lightweight aluminium construction and powered by a newly developed AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine - the first sports car engine with internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication...

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Vauxhall revives Viva name for all-new h…

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Vauxhall revives Viva name for all-new hatch

The Viva will become the entry-level model to Vauxhall's small car line-up, joining the A-sector ADAM and the popular Corsa supermini.Vauxhall says it will offer 'an extremely attractive price point',...

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Jaguar reveals XE at star-studded event

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Jaguar reveals XE at star-studded event

The rear-wheel drive XE was launched with a live performances from Emeli Sande on the River Thames and then at Earls Court. Sande sung her FEEL XE track, 'Feels Like',...

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Daimler reveals electric DENZA for China

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Daimler reveals electric DENZA for China

It's the first joint venture dedicated to electric vehicles in China, with the DENZA manufactured at a modern production line that follows Daimler's proven production management system. The 'made in...

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Mercedes confirms prices for S 500 Plug-…

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Mercedes confirms prices for S 500 Plug-in Hybrid

In the UK the car will be offered in long wheelbase form and offers 100.9 mpg, emits 65 g/km of CO2, and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2-seconds...

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Peugeot reveals new 308 GT

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Peugeot reveals new 308 GT

Available in Hatchback and Estate body styles, both models feature new styling, performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lowered ride height. The GT includes subtle changes to...

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Lotus Elise S Cup gears up for launch

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Lotus Elise S Cup gears up for launch

After a successful first season of racing the Elise S Cup R completes its next stage of development. Lotus aims to bring a touch of motorsport to the road-going Elise,...

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Volkswagen unveils Amarok Dark Label

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Volkswagen unveils Amarok Dark Label

Only 300 vehicles will be made available to UK customers, with the Amarok Dark Label set to feature Volkswagen's top of the range 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine, offering up...

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