Progressive vs. Nationwide
The fourth-largest insurance company in the US, Progressive offers discounts via its unique program called Snapshot, which allows customers to pay based on how well and how much they drive instead of just traditional factors. And the company gets an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.
Like Progressive, Nationwide also provides discounts for its customers, including a safe driver discount and a multi-car discount, among others. And it too gets high marks from the BBB — a solid A. With so many similarities, it’s tough to make the call on which provider to choose. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive side-by-side comparison of Progressive and Nationwide. Check out the pros and cons below to help make your decision easier.
|About the provider||Progressive is a household name and one of the largest car insurance companies in the US. Since its origins in 1937, customers have been flocking to Progressive for their insurance needs. It also offers discounts via Snapshot, a usage-based insurance program.||Nationwide is not just an auto insurance company, it is also one of the largest financial services companies in America. Its flexible options and member resources are among a few of the reasons people have chosen Nationwide since 1926.|
|Price||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit Progressive for a quote based on your specific needs.||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit Nationwide for a quote based on your specific needs.|
|States served||All 50 states||46|
|J.D. Power ratings**||3/5 on overall claims satisfaction||3/5 on overall claims satisfaction|
|Driver discounts||View driver discounts||View driver discounts|
|Vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts|
* Based on Better Business Bureau’s company rating
** Based on the 2016 U.S Auto Claims Satisfaction Study
|Anti-theft device||Varies (factory-installed deterrents)|
In terms of discounts, Progressive outshines Nationwide, with a multitude of vehicle safety discounts and driver discounts. And it edges out ahead of Nationwide with an A+ from the BBB. Looks like Progressive is the clear winner here, especially if you live in one of the four states where Nationwide doesn’t provide coverage.
If neither one’s right for you, compare car insurance options to find the best policy for you.