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The average insurance costs for a Smart Car is only $600 a year, making Smart Cars one of the cheapest cars to insure. Your exact cost will be determined by many factors, including your age, how much you drive in a year, your location and other factors. Filter car insurance companies by your state to get a quote.

A Smart car’s good safety ratings as well as its low price tag help to keep insurance costs down. It’s a cheap car to repair because parts are cheap and there’s not much to repair, so insurance rates will be low.

Other factors that affect the cost of insurance include the model, mileage and trim package. For Smart Cars, the Cabrio convertible models will be more expensive because convertibles are higher risk body types. The 2-door Coupe models will be slightly cheaper to insure.

The trim level will also affect your rates. Smart Cars have three trim levels to choose from, Pure, Passion and Prime. A higher MSRP will mean higher insurance rates, but there are extra safety features you can add on to the Passion and Prime models that will net you safety discounts. And the electric Smart Car will typically be cheaper to insure if you can get a hybrid or electric car discount.

Name Product Gap insurance Homeowner discount Telematics Has an app? Available states
USAA
No
Yes
SafePilot
Yes
All 50 states & DC
Affordable car insurance with highly rated customer service. Only available to military members and veterans and their family.
Progressive
loan/lease coverage
Yes
Snapshot
Yes
All 50 states & DC
Discover coverage that’s broader than competitors, valuable discounts up to 30% off and perks like shrinking deductibles that reward no claims.
The Zebra
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
All 50 states
Smartfinancial
Smartfinancial
Yes
Yes
No
All 50 states and DC
Pretected
Yes
Depends on provider
No
No
All 50 states
Get your most compatible insurance options via a "smart matching" method aimed at finding you value.
Liberty Mutual
Yes
Yes
RightTrack
Yes
All 50 states & DC
Earn free accident forgiveness after five years claims-free and customize your policy anytime.
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About Smart Cars

During the ’90s, Swatch and Mercedes joined together to develop their ideas for a new compact car, and by 1994 the first Smart car was in production. The company continues to evolve and grow an audience of loyal fans.

The company gets its name from a combination of the two brands: Swatch + Mercedes + art = Smart.

What is Car2Go?

This service allows drivers to rent a Smart car from an hour up to two days. Car2Go is available in select cities. Download the app and get on the road in your rented Smart car.

Smart car facts

  • Smart Automobile was founded in 1994 and is known for manufacturing German cars.
  • Smart cars have passed the highest global crash test standards.
  • The maximum amount of people who can fit inside a Smart car is 20 people, according to the Guinness World Records.
  • In 2013, the company launched the Smart electric drive in the United States.
  • The Smart Fortwo is one of the most fuel efficient cars in the United States.

Smart Car competitors

Looking for other car brands? Find other car manufacturers similar to Smart Cars.

Bottom line

A Smart car’s good safety ratings and relatively affordable price tag make it an affordable car to insure. However, fully electric versions can increase the cost of insurance, so be sure to shop around to find the best car insurance for you.

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