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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Jaguar begins production of new XE

Marking another milestone in its 70 year history it welcomed the Jaguar brand to the site for the first time. Officially opening its state-of-the-art £500m 'factory within a factory' production...

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Lexus ES to debut in Shanghai

13-04-2015 Hits:363 Car Reviews and News

Lexus ES to debut in Shanghai

Set for a global reveal at Auto Shanghai 2015, the new Lexus ES luxury sedan occupies 'a unique and important position' for Lexus in the luxury sedan segment. Featuring 'elegant...

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Peugeot sends Food Truck concept to Mila…

10-04-2015 Hits:346 Car Reviews and News

Peugeot sends Food Truck concept to Milan

Dubbed 'Le Bistrot du Lion', the restaurant on wheels will take centre stage on the Peugeot stand at the 2015 Milan Design Week, starting on 14 April.It accommodates 30 people,...

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Isuzu launches range-topping D-Max Blade

10-04-2015 Hits:367 Car Reviews and News

Isuzu launches range-topping D-Max Blade

Following the success of last year's special edition model, Isuzu has confirmed the Blade model will be a permanent flagship in the D-Max premium pick-up range. Isuzu says the special...

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SsangYong Tivoli pricing announced

10-04-2015 Hits:353 Car Reviews and News

SsangYong Tivoli pricing announced

With seven airbags across the range, and a 5 year limitless mileage warranty the range comprises of three main models - SE, EX and ELX, while for those who want...

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FIA approves new Skoda Fabia R 5 rally c…

10-04-2015 Hits:378 Car Reviews and News

FIA approves new Skoda Fabia R 5 rally car

Skoda's new high-tech rally car, in compliance with FIA regulations, is equipped with a 1.6-litre turbo engine. Furthermore, the new four-wheel drive car also features a five-speed sequential gearbox and...

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MG6 upgraded for 2015

09-04-2015 Hits:384 Car Reviews and News

MG6 upgraded for 2015

From the front the new MG6 looks 'sharper' with a new front graphic including new lamps, grille, lower vent, and LED daytime running lights framed by a new feature line....

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Shell and Gordon Murray plan new city ca…

09-04-2015 Hits:394 Car Reviews and News

Shell and Gordon Murray plan new city car

Power will come from engine specialist Osamu Goto, who will co-engineer the efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The Shell car is scheduled to be...

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Tesla adds all-wheel drive Model S

09-04-2015 Hits:417 Car Reviews and News

Tesla adds all-wheel drive Model S

The Model S 70D includes dual motor all-wheel drive technology, an estimated NEDC 275 miles of range, a 0-60mph time just north of five seconds and a top speed of...

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New Citroen Aircross concept set for Sha…

08-04-2015 Hits:374 Car Reviews and News

New Citroen Aircross concept set for Shanghai

Based on the C4 Cactus, the Aircross concept SUV includes a new design with 'Alloy Bumps' and 'Air Signs'. Finished in a vibrant orange-red paintwork 'to symbolise energy and serenity',...

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Vauxhall VIVA prices to start under &pou…

08-04-2015 Hits:369 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall VIVA prices to start under £8k

The VIVA range consists of two trim levels: SE and SL, with Air Con and ecoFLEX versions of the former giving customers a choice of four models (SE, SE Air...

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan test mule hits publ…

08-04-2015 Hits:360 Car Reviews and News

Rolls-Royce Cullinan test mule hits public roads

In an open letter on 18 February this year, Rolls-Royce gave an undertaking to inform stakeholders of the project's progress and these photographs show the development vehicle which will be...

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New HGV Speed limit split opinion

07-04-2015 Hits:373 Car Reviews and News

New HGV Speed limit split opinion

The change to HGV speed limit 'will improve road safety for all road users' says the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The increase - implemented on Monday 6 April - was...

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Toyota unveils first RAV4 Hybrid

07-04-2015 Hits:398 Car Reviews and News

Toyota unveils first RAV4 Hybrid

The new RAV4 Hybrid's powertrain combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, with an additional motor powering the rear axle to deliver electronic all-wheel drive. As well as...

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Hyundai Enduro concept unveiled in Seoul

07-04-2015 Hits:406 Car Reviews and News

Hyundai Enduro concept unveiled in Seoul

Described as an Urban Crossover Utility vehicle, the design concept features a 'rugged, versatile yet sophisticated form language' says Hyundai.The new concept, which takes its name from the word Endurance,...

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All-new Lexus RX makes world debut

02-04-2015 Hits:421 Car Reviews and News

All-new Lexus RX makes world debut

The new front end features a spindle grille design with a chrome-finished border, triple L-shaped LED headlamps and redesigned fog lights.In side view, the sharp character line running from the...

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Kia unveils Novo Concept in Seoul

02-04-2015 Hits:413 Car Reviews and News

Kia unveils Novo Concept in Seoul

A coupe style car with a driver-focused cabin, Kia says the Novo is aimed at modern urbanites with stressful jobs and frantic schedules. The name 'Novo' represents the idea of...

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Ford reveals all-new Galaxy

02-04-2015 Hits:414 Car Reviews and News

Ford reveals all-new Galaxy

Described as more a 'spacious, refined and technology-laden' people mover the new Galaxy offers travel for seven passengers.Comfort has been enhanced for front seat passengers with massaging seats; and for...

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Nissan GYM button allows 'workout-at-the…

01-04-2015 Hits:410 Car Reviews and News

Nissan GYM button allows 'workout-at-the-wheel'

Nissan is the first manufacturer to add the optional extra as part of its 'innovative' driver assistance systems.The development is an attempt to help drivers improve their fitness levels, after...

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Porsche Boxster Spyder debuts in New Yor…

01-04-2015 Hits:432 Car Reviews and News

Porsche Boxster Spyder debuts in New York

The new range-topping Boxster retains the independent character of the previous Spyder, says Porsche, for example the fabric roof is still opened and closed by hand, and the sports car...

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Skoda Fabia gets ShadeChange upgrade

01-04-2015 Hits:447 Car Reviews and News

Skoda Fabia gets ShadeChange upgrade

The new upgrade allows drivers to alter the hue of individual panels via a new menu on the touchscreen infotainment system. A further extension of the Fabia's Colour Concept system...

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McLaren reveals new 570S Coupe

31-03-2015 Hits:426 Car Reviews and News

McLaren reveals new 570S Coupe

The 570S features a driver optimised layout and 'electrifying' performance, while sharing its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the range hierarchy....

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Ferrari FXX-K is Top of the Dots

31-03-2015 Hits:463 Car Reviews and News

Ferrari FXX-K is Top of the Dots

Described as the world's leading product design competition, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the recent FXX-K has been crowned Red Dot Best of the Best for the top...

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns

31-03-2015 Hits:420 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns

With a fresh line-up of artists and brand new entertainment including Dog in a Boot Show, Vauxhall Art Car Bonnets, and Daylight Cabaret, the travelling Boot Fair will pitch...

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Range Rover adds SVAutobiography flagshi…

30-03-2015 Hits:450 Car Reviews and News

Range Rover adds SVAutobiography flagship

Built at the Special Vehicle Operations' (SVO) Technical Centre in the UK, the SVAutobiography features unique exterior design enhancements, an exclusive premium leather interior with unique trim finishes and the...

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Mercedes confirms first premium pickup

30-03-2015 Hits:437 Car Reviews and News

Mercedes confirms first premium pickup

Mercedes says the midsize pickup segment is currently undergoing a transformation worldwide. More and more pickups are being used for private purposes, and commercial as well as private users are...

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Peugeot 208 gets world-first textured pa…

30-03-2015 Hits:442 Car Reviews and News

Peugeot 208 gets world-first textured paint

Exclusive to the 208, the distinctive textured paint is available in two colours, Ice Grey and Ice Silver, but cars can also be specified with an optional Lime Yellow or...

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Ford reveals pricing for new MAX ranges

30-03-2015 Hits:438 Car Reviews and News

Ford reveals pricing for new MAX ranges

The new five-seat C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX get exterior and interior design tweaks while delivering improved fuel efficiency and emissions. New technology includes the SYNC 2 voice-activated connectivity system,...

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Hybrid Tyre concept for hybrid SUVs

27-03-2015 Hits:445 Car Reviews and News

Hybrid Tyre concept for hybrid SUVs

To date, engineers have struggled to develop tyres that offer low rolling resistance to increase the car's range whilst offering sharp, sporty dynamics expected by sporty SUV drivers. Inspired by...

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Black cabs set to go green

27-03-2015 Hits:425 Car Reviews and News

Black cabs set to go green

A £20 million fund will be made available to local authorities to support the rollout of ultra-low emission taxis across the UK. The money will be available to reduce the...

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All-new Skoda Superb means Business

27-03-2015 Hits:443 Car Reviews and News

All-new Skoda Superb means Business

Designed to meet the specific needs of the fleet market, the SE Business trim level adds a range of additional equipment over the SE model. The specification includes Alcantara upholstery;...

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New Kia Optima primed for New York premi…

27-03-2015 Hits:430 Car Reviews and News

New Kia Optima primed for New York premiere

The image shows an evolutionary design treatment, which is instantly recognisable, yet Kia confirms that it is completely new.Available with multiple engine choices, Kia says the next-generation Optima features a...

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