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Nissan Altima insurance rates

Average insurance cost for your Altima? $175. But rates vary wildly by the car insurance company.

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We pulled car insurance quotes from top insurance companies to find that the average monthly cost to insure a Nissan Altima is $175.12 — or $2,101.44 annually. However, an older model may score you lower rates. And your actual costs will depend on your driving history, car model, ZIP and other specific factors.

Model YearProgressiveGeicoState FarmFarmersAverage
2011 Nissan Altima$107.24$98.87$153.81$199.38$139.83
2016 Nissan Altima$126.08$115.49$181.65$204.82$157.01
2021 Nissan Altima$144.75$132.09$214.21$209.42$175.12

How we got these rates

Our rates are based on a single 30-year-old driver with a clean driving history living in California. California is one of seven states that doesn’t use gender to determine car insurance costs. We chose full coverage car insurance with liability limits that exceed the California state minimum requirements, which include:

  • Bodily injury liability per person: $50,000
  • Bodily injury liability per accident: $100,000
  • Property damage liability: $50,000
  • Comprehensive deductible: $500
  • Collision deductible: $500
  • Medical payments: $5,000
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury: $50,000/$100,000
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About the Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima has been around since 1992 and is in its fifth generation. The midsize car is known for excellent fuel economy and spacious seating.

The Altima is one of the best selling Nissan models. In 2016, there were over 307,000 sales in the United States.

Nissan Altima money-saving safety features

You could save money on car insurance for your Nissan Altima if it comes equipped with these safety features.

  • Antilock brakes
  • Stability control
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Antitheft system

How safe is the Nissan Altima?

The 2017 model of the Nissan Altima was named as a Top Safety Pick+ car by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All crash tests performed by the IIHS received a good rating, the highest possible rating.

The Nissan Altima also received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The car received 5 stars, the highest rating, for the frontal crash test and the side crash test from the NHTSA. The rollover crash test received 4 stars.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB), the Nissan Altima was the eighth most stolen vehicle in 2014. There were more than 9,000 models reported stolen that year.

How does the Nissan Altima compare to other car models?

From a price standpoint, the Nissan Altima ranks right in the middle of our list of the 360 priciest car models to insure.

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Roslyn McKenna

Roslyn McKenna Ayers is insurance manager at ValuePenguin and a former publisher at Finder, specializing in home and auto coverage. Her expertise and analysis has been featured on Bankrate, MSN and Reader's Digest. She holds a BA in writing and communications from Maryville College. See full profile

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